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How to Delete Attachments from Messages without Deleting the Conversation

All those cute pictures, funny memes, and hilarious gifs your friends send you in Messages can take up a surprising amount of your iPhone's storage capacity. Each attachment is saved to the message conversation thread, which is great if you decide to save a couple of the photos. But if you’re …

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Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens

In exchange for his surrender, the Colombian drug lord was allowed to build his jail—complete with a disco, jacuzzi, and waterfall. Now 23 years …

Tony Benn, veteran voice of the British left, dies aged 88 | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran British Labour politician Tony Benn, who was born into the aristocracy but became a champion of the left, has died aged 88, his family said on Friday.<p>Former Labour Party cabinet minister Tony Benn smiles next to his granddaughter Emily Benn after she addressed the annual …

Sugar was making me unwell, so I gave it up overnight

As new advice suggests that we halve our daily sugar intake, what are the benfits of banishing the white stuff for good ?<p>I haven’t had a cake for seven years, or a pudding, or chocolate. Not even one small square. Sugar has virtually disappeared from my diet. And do I miss it? You’ve got to be …

The 10 best fictional evil children

Ahead of Game of Thrones's return, we pick the beastliest brats<p>Who do you think should have made the list? Leave your comments below and your suggestion could feature in the alternative list next week

Dark lands: the grim truth behind the 'Scandinavian miracle'

For the past few years the world has been in thrall to all things Nordic (for which purpose we must of course add Iceland and Finland to the Viking nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden). "The Sweet Danish Life: Copenhagen: Cool, Creative, Carefree," simpered National Geographic; "The Nordic …

My guide to the perfect January retox

1. Read as much as possible about detoxing, cleansing, recharging and cutting out all food that is harmful. That is basically all food. Except chia seeds. I have no idea what they are but I may at some point visit what my teenager calls "the dirty hippy shop" (our local health food store) to …

The unhealthy side of wearable fitness devices

Possibly the worst chat-up line I've ever had the misfortunate of overhearing was when a man in a Brooklyn bar sidled up to a girl and complimented her on her Jawbone. "I've started to wear a Basis as well as a Jawbone," he sniffed, extending his wrist for inspection. "The Jawbone is stylish, sure, …

The US should encourage Arabic language students, not criminalise them

In August of 2009, Nicholas George boarded a flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. He was on his way back to university at Pomona College. While he was going through airport security, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent discovered Arabic language flashcards in his carry-on …

2014 is going to be the best year

This is going to be the best year. This is going to be the year where everything goes right. Isn't that great? All the nonsense you've become used to, all that dragging, nagging stuff that has weighed you down from the inside, that you excrete in daily moans over a baked-potato lunch, all that will …

From bullied child to transgender woman: my coming of age

I've just got off the phone with one of my childhood bullies. He used to call me names and hit me on the way home from school, but we're friends now. He's slightly in awe of my life today and, to be honest, so am I. This year has been intense. I have served as assistant editor of Gay Times, debuted …

What is the difference between empathy and sympathy? This thoughtful and beautifully animated video from RSA explains the distinction. http://fw.to/oEkbZ3H

Soldier worship blinds Britain to the grim reality of war

With the official Remembrance Day ceremony closing in, and soldier worship about to hit its tedious annual peak, the public have been given an unexpected glimpse of war's unsanitised face. A Royal Marine has been convicted of murdering a wounded Afghan in his custody. Two marines were …

Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned with polonium, tests show

The first forensic tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat's corpse have shown unexpectedly high levels of radioactive polonium-210, suggesting the Palestinian leader could have been poisoned with the rare and lethal substance.<p>The Swiss scientists who tested Arafat's remains after the exhumation …

Top 10 romantic movies

Peter Bradshaw on romantic movies<p>Romantic longing has provided the cinema with some of its most glorious and idealistic movies: Casablanca and Brief Encounter are films with an unabashed, unironic passionate flame at their centre.<p>Movies such as Gone With the Wind and Doctor Zhivago lent something …

Back to School supplies: tech we recommend

Look around the web and you'll notice that most Back to School tech guides deserve an F. They're either full of useless gadgets or focus on overly …

Last week you spoke and we listened. History's refugees: share your stories http://t.gu.com/nyWfQ

How will Uruguay’s marijuana law work?

ON JULY 31st the lower house of Uruguay’s congress narrowly voted to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana (cannabis). The bill …

Sali Hughes's 25 top fixes to keep you looking young – without surgery From fringes to facials, our resident beauty expert picks her top anti-ageing treatments http://t.gu.com/n8gR2 Photograph: Perou for the Guardian

Why Bitcoin is on the money

Digital currencies are a threat to current financial systems, say Alec Ross and Jonathan Luff.<p>Around the world, governments everywhere are trying to come to terms with technology. Some are finding the pace of change too fast and the flow of information too free for their autocratic hierarchies, and …

Daily chart: How does the civil war in Syria, which pits rebels armed with light weapons against the tanks and jets of the government, compare with the bombs planted by terrorists in Pakistan or the drug war in Mexico? Today's chart gives the clearest picture of how deaths from organised internal conflict in 2012 stack up. View chart here: http://econ.st/13Vz5FV

One in six Americans is Hispanic. In politics, ignoring the Latino vote is suicidal, which is why the Republican Party is at last getting serious about immigration reform. In business, ignoring Latino tastes is equally daft, which is why American firms are at last getting serious about pursuing the Hispanic dollar http://econ.st/16mNVKe