Laura Brittain

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What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

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American Samoa: an unsung South Pacific paradise

American Samoa, the only inhabited US territory south of the equator, is given the occasional nod for its love of American football and McDonald's, but few people realize that these lush tropical islands hold geometrically cut mountains and blue waters that rival the beauty of Tahiti and Hawaii. …

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

Back to Nature<p>Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)<p>11.04.13 5:45 PM ET

Butterscotch Apple Mini Galettes

November 4, 2013<p>We’re talking personal pies. Flat little freeform pies that are full of charm. They’re casual and fancy at the same time. And you can …

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Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season<p>As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting …

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Lonely Planet’s best value travel destinations for 2014

When times are tight we suggest you travel more, not less – but pick carefully. This is where your wallet will smile at the memories for years to come.<p>Greek Islands<p>View of Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Cove, on Zakynthos Island. Image by Dave Porter Peterborough Uk / Photolibrary / Getty …

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

The 10 easiest ways to save money on a peak season holiday

Half term is here, the Easter holidays are looming, and the issue term-time holidays is back in the news. If you don’t want to take your child out of school for a holiday, how do avoid the worst of the price hikes? There is no magic bullet, but there are a few ways to keep costs down, even during …

Adelaide grows up: ambitious plan to bring back trams to build 'creative city'

Something is happening in Adelaide. Australia’s fifth largest city is growing up.<p>Biannual arts festivals have become annual events, new legislation has backed small bars, a government-endorsed laneway culture has emerged and a $565m upgrade of Adelaide Oval is nearing completion that will attract …

Beating the school-holiday price hikes

Could flexible term dates proposed by the Government make family holidays more affordable, asks Peter Stanford.<p>It is the issue that infuriates parents of school-age children. Try to book a holiday for once term has finished and the cost shoots up three- or four-fold compared with trips taken just …

Supernova Next 50 Years: Astronomers Say Supernova to be Visible From Earth

Will there be a supernova in the next 50 years that is visible from Earth?<p>Yes, astronomers with Ohio State University say.<p>The odds are nearly 100 …

Best family travel destinations for 2014

The warmth of locals and children’s sheer joy in things make travel with kids a blast, especially if you choose child-friendly destinations such as these.<p>Tivoli Gardens fair ride in Copenhagen, Denmark. Image by Frank Fell / Robert Harding World Imagery / Getty Images.<p>Denmark<p>Don’t overlook Denmark …

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Best beaches and small islands for travel in 2014

2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States: tiny, remote and environmentally vulnerable spots. Here are 10 that need you – and are glorious too!<p>Palau<p>Snorkelling in Jellyfish Lake, Palau. Image by Reinhard Dirscherl / Waterframe / Getty Images.<p>The Micronesian nation of Palau …

Hamburg's answer to climate change

The German city is planning a green network that will cover 40% of the city area, contributing to resilience and allowing biking, swimming and nature watching in the city<p>Boris Johnson, don't read this: there's a European commercial hub that promotes bicycling as the main mode of transportation. It …

Spiky-Headed Sharks Survived Mass Extinction, Surprising Scientists

An exotic, ancient shark thrived into the age of dinosaurs, study says.<p><b>A family of small sharks—some of which had spiky heads—cruised the ancient seas for far longer than scientists had suspected, surviving to about 120 million years ago. Their surprising survival suggests that deep oceans</b> …

New-found Earth-size Exoplanet Doomed

<b>Astronomers announced this week that they have spotted a rocky Earth-size planet beyond our solar system, the smallest alien world accurately sized by observers to date.</b> <b>However, the super-hot planet is no second Earth, and according to theories, the distant world some 700 light-years away from</b> …

Pictures: Mirror Beams Light to Norwegian Town in Winter for First Time

Thanks to new big mirrors called heliostats, the town of Rjukan, Norway, west of Oslo, is getting sunlight beamed down to the square from surrounding mountains.

Readers' travel photo competition: sunlight

Can you turn the sun's rays from a photographic cliche (sunsets, sunrises over beaches etc) into a great travel shot? Go over to GuardianWitness and enter your shot but <b>please remember to add an 80-word caption.</b><p>The winning images will be mounted by Point101, and displayed at the finalists' …

Martin and Graham Bell win lifetime achievement award at World Snow Awards

Olympic ski racer siblings Martin and Graham Bell were tonight recognised for their contribution to wintersports in the UK at the World Snow Awards.<p>The pair were jointly awarded the Lifetime Achievemt Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Snowsports at the second annual awards ceremony in …

New Law of Urination: Mammals Take 20 Seconds to Pee

<b>Call it the other Golden Rule: Scientists have found that all mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds (a kilogram) empty their full bladders in about 20 seconds.</b><p>Like many new parents, David Hu, a mechanical engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has changed a lot of diapers. Unlike many new …

Ocean Warming Faster Now Than in 10,000 Years

Pacific Ocean waters warmed 15 times faster in the last six decades than they did over the last ten millennia.<p><b>The ocean depths may store more heat from global warming than suspected, suggests a 10,000-year record of past ocean temperatures measured in Indonesian seafloor cores.</b><p><b>At the same time,</b> …

Study: Sun Will End Earthly Life in 2.8 Billion Years

The planet will become too hot for even the hardiest microbes.<p><b>The final days of life on Earth will come some 2.8 billion years from now, suggests a sobering new study.</b>