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Eight hardest sportives in the UK

<b>The toughest cycling sportives that Britain has to offer in 2018</b><p>Everyone likes a challenge, and if you’re after a big target for the 2018 season, …

A kitchen renovation needn’t be hellish, nor should it empty the coffers. With a few well-chosen secondhand pieces, you can get all the functions of a fully fitted space, but at the fraction of the price ...<p>Splashbacks, soft-close drawers, integrated appliances, breakfast bars ... If you’re …

Kitchens

An Uncluttered Home Begins With This Simple System

It's Monday! We're into week two of our decluttering program and the assignment I have for you today is a doozie—attacking a problem area that I know …

Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes, with sales of ebooks plunging. So what’s behind this resurgence?<p>Here are some things that you can’t do with a Kindle. You can’t turn down a corner, …

Books

David Millar: Retirement was a jolt. A pound of my flesh isn't worth as much now

To the casual cycling fan, the pro cyclist’s retirement plan looks rosy. After years of pounding the pedals on the circuit, you take a step back, have a lie down, then launch a clothing line, become a TV commentator, or develop a line of bikes that bear your own name (Chris Boardman made around £20 …

Cycling

Japanese minimalism meets Victorian bones in London apartment revamp

Clay walls and smoked-oak panelling were the focal point of the project<p>When architect London-based architect Simon Astridge was tasked with renovating this one-bedroom apartment in the English capital, he turned to the Japanese heritage of the clients for inspiration. Located on the top floor of a …

Interior Design

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Scotland road trip: North Coast 500 route | CNN Travel

“Work at things that are central to your life”: The argument for never retiring

In the US, a traditional career is designed as a marathon, with the finish line at age 65. After a 40-year grind, we’re expected to stop working and revel in a life of idle, stress-free days funded by hard-earned pension plans.<p>But not everyone wants to stop: For the few who’ve found a way to blur …

Graphic Design

He’s the poster boy for the grime revival but there’s more to Stormzy than banter and bids for the Christmas No 1. He tells us why he’s a MC with something to say<p>Before Stormzy became the most talked-about new rapper in the UK, before Adele was shouting him out on stage, before he was the odds-on …

Jamie Vardy

This man made a new movie exposing Scientology's inner workings and received physical threats

Now the church is being examined through the unique style of BBC filmmaker Louis Theroux. Known as the Michael Moore of Britain, Theroux often stars in his docuseries projects featuring off-beat cultural subjects like "America's Most Medicated Kids" and "Twilight of the Porn Stars." "My Scientology …

The New Aircraft Design That Could Solve Boarding Nightmares

Boarding aircraft is probably one of the most tedious and stressful parts of air travel, but transport designer, Urgur Ipek, of Ugur Ipek Design, …

UK news,Margaret Thatcher,Rupert Murdoch,Sunday Times,The Times,Media,Politics,Newspapers & magazines,National newspapers,Newspapers<p>In 1981, Mrs Thatcher needed a boost from the press. By supporting Rupert Murdoch’s bid for the Times and Sunday Times, she made sure she got it. Harold Evans, who led …

Journalism

Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian<p>Even some spot-squeezing videos are too much for Lucy Mangan.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/22/1429718006998/befb319a-ea75-46ab-80af-5df34f4c50ab-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian<p>Even some …

Washing Machines

How A Traveling Consultant Helps America Hide The Homeless

<i>Despite a consensus that the best way to end homelessness is to give the homeless homes, a traveling consultant advises cities to build shelters like the Pinellas Safe Harbor facility in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo: Chris McGonigal/The Huffington Post)</i><p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Robert Marbut hadn't …

Your Genes Might Affect Your Credit Score

Your credit score isn't controlled by any one cause, but your genes may be a key factor.<p>There is the standard list of factors that influence your …

Email lets other people schedule your life—here’s how to stop it

<i>The following is adapted from Phil Simon‘s</i> Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It.<p>If you feel like you’re playing Whac-a-mole with your inbox, you’re not alone. Somewhere along the line, email became the default means of communication in corporate America. The …

University of Chicago

Photograph: Franck Allais for the Guardian<p>Food engineers can now create a ‘natural’ mature cheese flavouring within 72 hours.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/17/1424172457409/ace179b6-e075-4486-b6aa-a905ed82394e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Franck Allais for the …

Food Industry

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Behind 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' - An Interview with the Director of the Cobain Documentary

Two decades after his suicide and the cult of Cobain is unwavering. We talked to director Brett Morgen who was given unrestricted access to the Nirvana frontman's archive to create this doc.<p>It’s been sixteen years since filmmaker Brett Morgen was last at SXSW. Back then he was touting his boxing …

Will Personalised Pricing Take E-Commerce Back to the Bazaar?

Fashion companies routinely tap personal data to tailor promotions and special offers to individual consumers. The same information can now be used …

Can We Still Recognize Professional Photography?

In the wake of mass layoffs of photographers from major news organizations like the Chicago Sun Times and Sports Illustrated, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wanted to find out whether or not typical newspaper readers preferred — or could even tell the difference between — …

Meet the real Don Draper

Ahead of a London exhibition of his work, 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells Hermione Hoby about life as one of the original Mad Men on Madison Avenue<p>The Upper East side of Manhattan can feel like a place that time forgot. Here are the green curves of Central Park, same as they ever were, …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

The Scientific Case For Cold Showers

Chilly water increases blood circulation, releases endorphins, and could make you a more productive human—if you can handle it.<p>It’s 7:30 a.m. on a wintry March morning. I’m standing in my apartment’s cramped bathroom wearing little more than a towel and a determined look on my face. The shower is …

Meet the giant 'lobster' that roamed Earth's primeval oceans

An international team of archaeologists <a style="background-color: transparent;" …

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

<b>Carnegie Hall, New York</b><br>Days after an exhibition of her work was critically panned, the singer rallied with an emotional concert that reaffirmed her prodigious gifts<p>Björk was never going to find it easy, you must imagine, to play her first concert of songs from her brokenhearted new album Vulnicura. …

Björk