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6 Steps for Communicating Calmly When Someone Upsets You

When someone upsets you, the way you reply can either bring calm and closure, or it can escalate the situation. To avoid pouring fuel on the fire of …

Richard Linklater: ‘Someone’s living back there, and he’s murdered somebody’

At the start of Richard Linklater’s 1992 breakthrough movie Slacker, a passenger in a cab monologues away about life and hope and the randomness of it all. The young man, played by Linklater himself, tells the driver about his weird dreams: having lunch with Tolstoy, being Frank Zappa’s roadie. He …

Bernie Sanders

Norway Photos

See photos of Norway (including fjords, polar bears, Oslo, Lillehammer, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

European Travel

diamond pin cushion

The other day I needed a little bit of sanity sewing. (Or perhaps this could be considered in sanity sewing?) Either way, it was just what I needed! …

Watch Britt Daniel, Wayne Coyne, Brandon Flowers, & Weird Al Cover The Traveling Wilburys At George Fest

Back in September 2014, a ton of musical celebrities participated in George Fest, a tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The performance is …

Rachel Weisz LOVES "Brief Encounter" and "All that Jazz" | BFI

Rachel Weisz

Is it just me... or is Quantum Of Solace one of Bond's best movies?

In our regular polarising-opinion series, one Total Film reader argues that Quantum Of Solace is Bond at his best.<p>Read on, and let us know what you …

Sherlock facts: 22 things you didn't know, from the real Baker Street to a Korean tribute

As Sherlock returns to our screens, here are 22 curious things you might not have known about the BBC series:<p>1. It all began with a speech<p>In 2006, well-known Holmes enthusiast Mark Gatiss was asked to address the Sherlock Holmes Society's annual dinner at the Houses of Parliament. Gatiss, who …

TV

Autism and Food

What better time than the holiday season to think about food, especially cookies, Christmas or otherwise.<p>Our severely autistic son Ben has never met a cookie he didn't like. Recently he spotted one on the ground in a park next to a trash can. It was obvious the cookie had been there for a while, …

Why Irish eyes were not blue before the Bronze Age

Early Irish farmers would have looked like people from the Middle East, geneticists claim<p>Piercing blue eyes and pale skin are one of the most distinguishing features of the Irish.<p>But the Celtic complexion did not arrive in Ireland until the Bronze Age, around 4,000 years ago, scientists have …

27 Things You Should Know Before You Decide To Stop Eating Meat

New Year's resolutions are right around the corner, but you shouldn't make a big life change without doing adequate research.

Cooking

You don’t have to be vegetarian to think twice about processed meat. At least eating fish is good for you

Christmas is the time of the year when I struggle most with being a vegetarian. I gave up meat when I was 18, and it was an ethical decision. I loved the taste, and went on holiday to Greece, fairly gorging myself on lamb souvlaki before taking the plunge into a meatless existence. I was a fairly …

Processed Meat

Watch Oscar Isaac Charm the Pants off Every Single Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cast Member

Before 2015 many of <b>Oscar Isaac’s</b> roles involved him suppressing his natural, god-given charisma. As the villain in <i>Sucker Punch</i>, the vaguely menacing third leg of <i>Drive</i>’s love triangle, or the misanthropic folk singer in <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i>, Isaac wasn’t exactly oozing charm. But in 2015, anyone who …

Radiohead's Bond theme the gift that fans didn't Spectre receive for Christmas

Radiohead have delivered a Christmas surprise to their fans free of charge – a new song initially intended for the latest James Bond film.<p>Images of Radiohead in the studio emerge<p>Read more<p>The band – who have not released an album since 2011, amid persistent speculation about when they might – said …

Radiohead

8 Weird-but-Cool Beauty Products to Add to Your Vanity

FYI, quirky is the new cool. That’s right — we’re just going to go ahead and say it — the more offbeat, the better, especially when it comes to beauty products. Skincare packaging with pandas on it? Yes. Cheekily named palettes? Sign us up. Adding a bit of quirk is a great way to have some extra …

Beauty

Why Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is a masterpiece

With a star-studded new adaptation of this 1939 chiller coming to BBC One, Agatha Christie biographer Laura Thompson applauds the novelist’s pitch-black, brilliantly told meditation on guilt<p>And Then There Were None, published in 1939, the best-selling and surely the best-known detective novel ever …

101 things to do in London

We’re all completely spoilt for brilliant things to do in London. From picture-postcard attractions to hotspots in odd spots, by day and by night, …

England

7 reasons you need to be cruising France's Canal du Midi right now | Intrepid Travel Blog - The Journal

The south of France doesn’t need much in the way of introduction. It’s a world-famous combination of destination and direction, forever synonymous …

France

7 Things You May Not Know About Cacti

Not all of them are prickly. Who knew?<p><b>1. They're not indestructible.</b><p>If you've ever killed a cactus, you are not alone. The easiest way to do it is by over watering, poor drainage and using the wrong compost. Ordinary potting compost holds water well, which is a huge bonus for most plants, but not …

Plants

Make a Simple Top: Dolman Style with Banded Bottom | Make It and Love It

<b>I went to the store this past Saturday</b>, looking for a new shirt. Baby Girl was tagging along with me so I knew I only had a short while before nap …

Roundup: 10 Easy Sewing Projects For Your Living Room

Photo: Studio DIYThe right textiles can be hard to find... matching colors can be difficult, and finding something in the right price range can be …

David Vann: ‘How I fell in love with Ho Chi Minh City’

I wanted to escape the Beijing winter. The air so thick with pollution I couldn’t see four skyscrapers away. Like London during the industrial revolution or a world of ash after a nuclear holocaust. Post-apocalyptic movies can be filmed here without any special effects. Sidewalks broken to rubble, …

Vietnam

16 Small-Space Tricks to Steal From This Quaint Cottage

Yes, you can have your collections and a tidy house, too.<p>Fifi O'Neill's Florida home proves small houses can be smart without feeling spare. From clever storage ideas to thrifty repurposed finds, she shares her secrets for infusing charm into every last inch.

Small Spaces

How to Make a Shibori Silk Scarf

Blue and white stripes are summery, nautical and elegant. Make this striped beauty using the basic shibori technique of the accordion fold for a …

10 Glamorous Places That Are Also Totally Spooky

Thanks to Alfred Hitchcock and his amazing movies, these global destinations have a whole new cache.<p><i>"Always make the audience suffer as much as possible." —Alfred Hitchcock</i>

New York City

Just Back: Amsterdam

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> features editor <b>Amy Alipio</b> (on Twitter @amytravels and on Instagram @amyalipio) recently returned from a long weekend with her young daughter in <b>Amsterdam</b><p><b>Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words:</b><p><b>Outdoor adventure</b>:Biking is an essential part of …

European Travel

TUTORIAL - Easter Pot Holder

I have just made a stack of these Easter Pot Holders for all the teacher assistants at the kids school. No doubt they will be inundated with …

How to Shape a Sharp Corner

Wanna know a really cool tip I learnt for creating sharp, sturdy corners that hold their shape? After stitching a corner on a collar, facing etc, …

sew-a-long at Darling Adventures!

Ginny from Darling Adventures (one of my sidebar sponsors!) is having a sew-a-long! And you’re invited! Ginny started sewing when she was little and …