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The Guardian view of over-tourism: an unhealthy appetite for travel | Editorial

Last week Cornwall became the latest beauty spot on the planet to admit it was the victim of its own success in attracting tourists. Such is the swell in numbers that there’s barely enough space to place a beach towel on the sands of Porthcurno beach and Kynance Cove. The local tourist board, …

Game of Thrones

Kofi Annan: tributes pour in for ‘an outstanding human being’

He represented our continent and the world with enormous graciousness, integrity and distinction Desmond Tutu<p>Tributes poured in from around the world for Kofi Annan, the first sub-Saharan African to lead the United Nations, whose work revitalising the organisation and putting human rights at the …

Kofi Annan

Your pictures of Scotland: 10 - 17 August

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 10 and 17 August. Send your photos to scotlandpictures@bbc.co.uk or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.<p>Roy Mitchell jumping for joy as he approached the finishing line of the Touch of Tartan Perth Half Marathon.<p>This puffin was photographed on …

Beaches

Fake Facebook adverts are making people double take all over London

A mystery street artist has tampered with billboards across London to share some interesting messages about fake news.<p>Photos circulating online show …

Social Media

8 Scents That Are Like Confidence in a Bottle — and Might Just Get You Hired

Liquid courage comes from a shot (or five) of tequila. Liquid <i>confidence</i>, however? That's all in your fragrance.<p>It's why you might be tempted to mist with abandon before a job interview, but know this: musky perfume is the beauty version of black leather — sexually evocative by nature, and therefore …

Beauty

'You Have a New Identity.' Patients Share What It’s Like to Recover From a Face Transplant

After having more than 20 surgeries over four years, Katie Stubblefield finally has a new face.<p>In May of last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic …

Mental Health

Photographic memory: Pete Souza trolls Trump with just the right Obama photos

Pete Souza, the official White House photographer during the Obama years, has carved out a new role for himself he seems to be enjoying almost as much as taking photographs: trolling Donald Trump.<p>Ever since the 45th president took office, Souza has used his impressive archive of White House …

Pete Souza

Should I do a PhD? You asked Google – here's the answer | Rachel Hall

There are lots of good reasons for deciding to do a PhD. Deepening your knowledge of a subject you love is an excellent one. Wondering what to do with the next three years of your life and finding out your university will pay you to stay isn’t so bad either. But seeing it as a fast track to a cushy …

College & University

I thought getting into Oxford was a dream come true – I couldn't have been more wrong

When I got into Oxford, I envisaged debating with like-minded people, joining the Oxford Union, dining in the grand halls and learning to row. The …

University Rankings

66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your kiddos years and years after you've said them, so we should …

Happiness

These are the five things guests actually care about at weddings

Not only can weddings be astonishingly expensive, but they can also be very stressful for couples, who want to get every element of the day right for their guests. However, according to new research from American Express, the elements of the day that guests find the most important are actually …

Weddings

Think debate has turned toxic? I have the podcasts for you | Rhik Samadder

I got called “viper-tongued” by a total stranger on the internet the other day, which is quite something. I looked to see if I had defrauded any indigenous people of their lands, but I hadn’t. I’m not even sure what it was in connection with. Doesn’t matter, I suppose; it’s just nice to check in …

Roger Federer

I slept under a 15-pound weighted blanket for a week — and it was the best sleep I've had in ages

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>If you've ever woken up on a frigid winter morning under a pile of heavy, warm blankets and felt — for lack of a better phrase — …

Sleep

We Hope Someday We Can Love Something As Much As This Sheep Loves Bouncing On A Trampoline

Life is short. If you love bouncing on trampolines, go bounce on them by all means.<p>Revered as the ultimate symbol of cool since it was first …

Arctic Monkeys

Tiny two-floor maisonette for £65,000 could make your dreams of home ownership come true

Not too bothered about having a load of space to roll around in?<p>This tiny maisonette might be your dream home… and not just because it’s only £65,000.<p>…

Hackers at convention test voting systems for bugs

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Def Con, one of the world's largest security conventions, served as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines on Friday, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections.<p>Hackers will continue to probe …

Las Vegas

The world's best holiday destinations? You asked Google – here are its most curious answers

Oh, Google. What did we do before we had your bank of a billion websites at our fingertips? You can answer our existential questions (try “What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?”), tell us why we might soon be dying (try any ailment) and - apparently one of the top searches every …

National Portrait Gallery

Fiction Book Review: The Collector’s Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro. Algonquin, $27.95 (352p) ISBN 978-1-61620-358-0

The Collector’s Apprentice<p>B.A. Shapiro. Algonquin, $27.95 (352p) ISBN 978-1-61620-358-0<p>More By and About This Author<p>Shapiro (<i>The Muralist</i> and <i>The Art</i> …

Book Reviews

This Course Can Help You Make Big Money With Big Data

It will arm you with the skills you need to future-proof your career during the Big Data boom.<p>Hadoop: a collection of open source files and …

Big Data

8 London Tube journeys that are quicker by foot

For the past two months, London's Underground has been sweltering due to the heatwave with temperatures on the Bakerloo Line reaching a staggering …

England

Female engineers call for CEO of engineering body to be fired for his sexist article

The backlash over a "misogynistic article" about women in the engineering industry has led to a petition calling for the removal of Manglin Pillay as …

Scientific Research

Luxury homes, live-in housekeeper and a balmy tropical climate: The three overseas destinations where Aussies can live the 'good life' for just $40,000 a year

Many of us have dreamed about relocating to tropical and exotic climes to escape the stresses and strains of big city life and the associated …

Chiang Mai

48 Of The Best Things On Amazon Prime People Are Most Adding to Wish Lists

Sometimes, the best products are ones you’ve coveted for a really long time — and that’s what Amazon Wish Lists are for. It’s a place where people …

Skin Care

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Airbnb is offering the chance to win a night on the Great Wall of China

When it comes to picking your holiday destination The Great Wall of China might just edge the weekend break in Margate.<p>It’s just the knotty fact of …

Great Wall of China

The fantastical world of Studio Ghibli – podcasts of the week

Talking points<p>Spotify has been under fire this week after users spotted that it has started hosting podcasts by Infowars, the conspiracy theory-friendly far right media organisation run by Alex Jones. The streaming site has since removed an unspecified number of the podcasts for violating its hate …

Final Fantasy

Plastic Surgeons Are Really Worried About 'Snapchat Dysmorphia'

"Plastic surgeons will be dealing with this for years to come."<p>Ten years ago, a teenager might have come into a plastic surgery clinic clutching a …

9 spectacular places to watch a film outdoors this summer

Norway’s dramatic Pulpit Rock became the unlikely setting for an impromptu screening of <i>Mission: Impossible – Fallout</i> last night.<p>Critics are raving about the latest installment of the film series, though it surely pales when compared to the drama of Pulpit Rock.<p>Of course, this Norwegian landmark …

Film Festivals

Tokyo medical university altered entrance exam scores to curb numbers of female students

A Tokyo medical school systematically cut women applicant's entrance exam scores for years to keep them out and boost the numbers of male doctors, Japanese media said on Thursday.<p>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made creating a society "where women can shine" a priority, but women still face an uphill …

Students