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Meet the person about to become the youngest woman to visit every country in the world

Anyone prone to crippling envy should look away now because a 27-year-old is on her way to becoming the youngest woman in history to visit every country in the world.<p>Cassie De Pecol, from the US state of Connecticut, has spent the last 16 months ticking off nations at a rate of knots - it's now 180 …

Kodak's New Smartphone Is a Photographer's Dream

It blows the iPhone's camera out of the water.<p>While the iPhone 7's new high-spec camera is a welcome addition to any wannabe photographer's arsenal, it doesn't quite do the trick for seasoned snappers.<p>That's why Kodak has just unveiled the Ektra, a smartphone specifically designed for photographers.<p>…

Photographer Spent 18 Months Shooting This Spectacular Chicago Time Lapse Video

Josh Beavers is a photographer/cinematographer who captured this amazing time lapse while living in Chicago. It took him 16 months to shoot the …

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Tourists in Thailand face disruption as country mourns death of king

A year of mourning has been announced following the death of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch, at the age of 88, the Royal Palace announced on Thursday.<p>What does that mean for tourists in the country now and those planning to visit in the coming …

How to hide it: inside the secret world of wealth managers | Brooke Harrington

They know more about their clients than the clients’ own wives. They are loyal in the face of appalling behaviour. They are the brains behind the most ingenious tax avoidance schemes. And there are more of them than ever<p>The Pritzker family is one of the wealthiest in the United States. Their …

Director Joss Whedon assembles celebrities to make anti-Trump film

<i>Avengers</i> director Joss Whedon assembled a large group of celebrities to make an initial video for his new Save The Day campaign and super PAC, urging Americans not to vote for Donald Trump.<p>He has made a series of short videos featuring A-listers in order to get as many people to the ballot box as …

Live In A Tiny Apartment? Check Out These Fold-Away Micro-Kitchens

The way we live is changing, and the kitchen is changing with it.<p>Designers have been fascinated by the challenge of building a compact, modular kitchen for years. Joe Colombo’s 1963 Minikitchen, for example, was mobile and could be folded into a box, a purposeful contrast to the typical permanence …

Best online fashion boutiques

From catwalk collections to mongrammed pyjamas, we bring you our favourite websites for online fashion shopping.<p><b>1stdibs</b><p>An astoundingly good source of vintage clothes and jewellery, from extremely rare fashion finds to precious costume jewels, from specialist dealers across Europe and America.</b> …

iPhone 7 Plus teardown confirms bigger 2,900 mAh battery

While most Apple fans around the world are just hoping to get their hands on a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, our friends over at iFixit have already taken one apart.<p>In their teardown of the iPhone 7 Plus, the repair experts confirm some important details about Apple’s plus-sized next-gen handset — …

Shelter Pack emergency homes compress to 31-inch-tall slabs for easy transport

Fresh innovations in emergency shelters are popping up on a weekly basis, and the latest design from Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis marks another smart …

Blueberry cheesecake ice cream

This easy ice cream recipe tastes just like a cheesecake, and because it uses condensed milk, it doesn’t require churning<p>SERVES<p>Makes just over 1 litre<p>IMGREDIENTS<p>180g tub full-fat cream cheese<br>• 390g condensed milk<br>• 600ml double cream<br>• 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste<br>• 75g dried blueberries<br>• 100g digestive biscuits, …

Before and After My $800 Haircut

Sure, it looks good, but can you justify a haircut that costs nearly as much as a MacBook Air?<p>As I walk to my $800 haircut, I try to figure out what to expect.<p>Will my barber have special titanium scissors? Will he measure my sideburns using laser technology developed by the CERN laboratory? Will …

Commitment? Monogamy? They're so last century

In an age of Tinder and 'multi-dating', young people are increasingly wary of the idea of committing to one person. So is coupledom becoming a thing of the past?<p>I recently dated a man I’d met in a pub who, after three months of dinners, sleepovers and incessant WhatsApping, casually said, while …

The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. Let go of this relic and try a new, more productive approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution in an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor that workers were forced to endure on …

Who Is the Best-Dressed Team at the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremonies?

A rundown on the the athletes' patriotic style.<p>After a months of Russian doping scandals, stories about dirty water, and inspiring Nike commercials, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad are finally here. And while the athletic competition over the next two weeks will certainly be fierce, the first test …

No Studio? No Problem: 5 Simple Lighting Setups for Portraits On-location

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Xbox One S available in August with 4K movies and HDR support

Microsoft shrinks games machine by 40% and adds redesigned controller, IR blaster and front-facing USB port in console war with Sony<p>Microsoft’s slimmed-down and 4K-movie capable Xbox One S will cost £350 ($400) and be available from 2 August in the US.<p>The new, 40% smaller console has a built-in …

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A Little Design maximises space in tiny 22-metre-square Taiwan apartment

Taiwanese studio A Little Design has renovated a 22-metre-square micro apartment to serve every need of its occupant (+ slideshow).<p>A bath, …

Living Rooms

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How to make freezer cake from leftover chocolates

<i>The food writer and food consultant Justine Pattison designs recipes for come of the country’s top TV chefs. Her book, Freeze, published earlier this year, features exclusively freezer-friendly recipes. Here she presents a particularly useful recipe for using up all the unwanted chocolates that</i> …

Tony Blair wanted $35m to build UAE’s brand and influence

Tony Blair’s consultancy asked for $35 million from an oil-rich Arab state to provide advice, The Telegraph can disclose.<p>The proposal with the United Arab Emirates’ ministry of foreign affairs was worth almost $7 million a year and was due to run for five years, according to company documents.<p>Tony …

How to Look Like Tarzan (By The Man Who Trained Him)

Feral child raised to near super-human levels of masculinity takes on world in loincloth: a blockbuster plotline if we’ve ever heard one. But to Mr …

Vietnam could fall well short of its ambitious growth target

But judging by the numbers released on Wednesday, growth is unlikely to reach that goal.<p>Vietnam's GDP grew by 5.6% in the second quarter, bringing the total growth so far this year to 5.5%. This time last year, though, GDP growth was 6.3%, and the total GDP for 2015 was 6.7%.<p>It doesn't look …

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World going to hell? Here are the Solar System’s five most livable places

Ars provides a guide to the best spots for DIY off-world colonists.<p>In the year 2016 one might be forgiven for thinking the world is going to hell. …

Saudi Arabia Is Changing Its Tone In The Oil Market

Saudi Arabia is talking the oil market up lately. That’s a big change from a few months when it was talking the market down.<p>In fact, Saudi Arabia has been doing much more than talking the oil market up – it has been hiking oil prices.<p>It was back in February when Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s …

The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist …

Emerging Markets

A Selfie For The Planet

Geographer Ed Parsons helps shape how Google sees the world–literally.<p>Ed Parsons, Google’s geographer-in-chief, is leaning over an 18th century woodcut map from the <i>Chonhado</i>, the Korean atlas of the world. Here, on thin parchment, the earth is a wobbly blue watercolor dot centered around the sacred …