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Top 10 Stunning Spots to Experience America’s Nature

American cities usually steal the spotlight when it comes to tourism and travel. However, though America may be on the younger side of countries, …

'The Good Wife' brilliantly took a shot at gun sellers in the latest episode

If the current season of <i>The Good Wife</i> has had any major problems, it's been the sequestering of Alicia Florrick from Diane and Cary. However, this …

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4 super-simple ways to make your computer start faster

Even if you keep your computer virus-free and abstain from downloading dubious programs, it'll eventually stop booting up as quickly as it used to. …

Why Marvel Movies Will Only Get Better From Here‏

<i>Anthony Stokes on why Marvel’s movies will only get better from here…‏</i><p>After the massive success of comic book movies over the past few years, there …

Smartphone stress: Are you a victim of 'always on' culture?

<b>You're on holiday but surreptitiously check your work emails the moment you wake up.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessQuantum computers to crack the worldThe world is not enoughKeeping the cyber thieves at bayNollywood finds its global audience onlineThwarting Senegal’s cattle rustlers<p>You …

DNA Particles Could Prevent Olive Oil Counterfeiting

They are also apparently safe to eat.<p>Is your olive oil really 100% olive oil? The question is more important than it probably seems. In recent years, counterfeit oils have become big business; One European Union anti-fraud trafficker said that the profits from counterfeit olive oil are “comparable …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The Numbers Vladimir Putin Doesn’t Want You to See

Russians prefer alternative reality.<p>In the days since Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea, the Russian people are once again feeling good about their country. A robust 63 percent of them say they consider Russia a “great power,” according to a survey released this week by the Levada Center, a respected …

Should we pay a monthly membership fee to the NHS?

<b>There are many views about what the NHS should do to cope in the current financial climate.</b><b>In this Scrubbing Up, former Labour health minister Lord Norman Warner and Jack O'Sullivan, head of a social policy consultancy, who have written a paper for the think tank Reform, set out their thoughts -</b> …

Dieting is more than calories in, calories out

In a central London basement, Shelina Permalloo, a former winner of Masterchef, cooks salmon for the 10 best Weight Watchers in the country. Permalloo herself is 4.5lb (2kg) off her 10% mark. The room combined has lost an incredible 720lb. Christina Edwards has lost the equivalent weight of her …