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30 Unique Bathroom Ideas to Steal

Boring isn't in our vocabulary.<p>Functional doesn't <i>have</i> to mean boring. These unusual bathrooms feature creative designs and memorable details. For even more inspiration, check out 100+ genius bathroom ideas.

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The Xbox One Instead Of A PS4

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

Lou Reed: 20 Essential Tracks

After leaving the Velvet Underground in 1970, Lou Reed went to work for his dad’s accounting firm as a typist. If he had never played a note of music …

Andy Warhol

Mercury Prize nominees 2013: who are they?

The Mercury Prize ceremony is shown on Channel 4 tonight. Remind yourself who the nominees were with Alice Vincent and James Lachno's guide<p><b>David Bowie, The Next Day</b><p><b>Who is he?</b><p>One of the biggest rock stars of the last 50 years, David Bowie has also previously gone by the aliases Ziggy Stardust and …

10 Foods We're Stockpiling for a (Zombie) Apocalypse

If the world were to end tomorrow, these are the 10 foods our editors would grab before they started running for dear life.<p>We're now more than a solid week into October, a month famous for pumpkins, costumes, way too much candy, and now, of course, the season premiere of AMC's <i>The Walking Dead.</i> …

Food

How to Eat—and Eat Well—After the Zombie Apocalypse

The End of Days doesn't have to mean the End of Dining. Survival expert Shane Hobel shows how to keep your post-apocalyptic cooking standards high<p>There's two things in this world that we can be sure of: We'll always want to eat well, and the Zombie Apocalypse is definitely going to happen. …

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Proof the color can be chic, not singing-preschool-dinosaur-ish.<p>You'll obsess over these sunny spaces.<p>Cross over to the dark side.<p>There's more to white kitchens than shabby chic, k?<p>You might not have been <i>planning</i> a reno, but you are now.<p>Your roommates would hate you for your skillz if you weren't …

Design

The Coming Resolution Wars Between PS4 And Xbox One

It’s been a rumor for some time now and technically still is, but it seems like it’s time to talk about this coming/current controversy of the differences in resolution between certain launch games for Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>There are a growing collection of “insiders” who are all …

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30 incredible treehouse hotels around the world

Ray Kurzweil's journey towards the end of dying

Can humans live forever? Ray Kurzweil, noted author, futurist, and Google's director of engineering, sees immortality as a series of bridges, each leg working to expand life a little longer. In an interview with <i>Maclean</i>'s, Kurzweil described taking 150 supplements per day, which he credits for …

8 Inexpensive Vacation Alternatives To Big-Ticket Getaways

When it comes to choosing travel destinations, certain trusted standards spring to mind: Paris for urban exploring. The Bahamas for beach lolling. Greece for island hopping. Napa for wine.<p>The trouble is that these popular spots can prove pricey. Luckily, there are plenty of alternative …

Iran's top 10 tourist destinations – in pictures

As Iran makes a push to increase inbound tourism, we take a look at its top destinations – from ancient cities and beach resorts, to its modern capital and skiing destinations

Top 10 crime movies

Peter Bradshaw on crime<p>Controversially, the cinema has always made criminals look cool. The big screen loves bad guys and, to modify Blake's description of Milton, has often been of the devil's party, while knowing it perfectly well. Yet crime and transgression are the stuff of drama and real life, …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Cooking

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Japan

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

Nine Jaw-Dropping Hotel-Room Views Around the World (Photos)

Stunning<p>The sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you get back to your hotel room. Check out these fabulous hotels that are even better looking out …

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

IT’S EASY to cast Peru in superlative terms. The nation has the world’s deepest canyon, a selection of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountains, …

South America

30 Homemade Candy Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Candy is awesome. Homemade candy is better—here are 30 recipes we love.<p><b>Is there anything better than eating handfuls of candy</b> until you teeter on the edge of sheer bliss and belly-aching agony? We say no. There's only one way to make this time-honored pastime better, and that's indulging in …

Dessert

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Easing The Pain: Shows To Watch After Breaking Bad

Like meth addicts jonesing for a fix, we’re all at a loose end since Monday saw the end of Breaking Bad and one of TV’s greatest ever productions …

TV

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Movies

Arsenal v Napoli: five talking points from the Emirates

Telegraph Sport highlights the five key talking points following Arsenal's 2-0 defeat of Napoli at the Emirates Stadium.<p><b>1. CONFIDENCE IS A PLAYER’S BEST FRIEND</b><p>Arsène Wenger drew sceptical looks this summer when, as well as outlining his desire to spend, spoke regularly of the improvement he …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Arsène Wenger's top 10 Arsenal signings

Mesut Özil is the latest in a long line of exciting players Arsène Wenger has brought to Arsenal in the 17 years he has been in charge of the club. Where does he rank amongst these 10 stars?<p><b>10. Mikel Arteta</b> <b><br>Bought from Everton for £10 million in 2011</b><p>There are good reasons to argue that the likes of …

The Week in Spandex - Batman vs. Superman, Thor: The Dark World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Ultimate Spider-Man and more

<b>Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Thor: The Dark World,</b> <b>The Avengers: Age</b> …

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …