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The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

'I had become a killer': how I learned to live again, after running a man over

After a fatal road accident, Jonathan Izard went to meet the friends of the man who had died. There he found empathy and forgiveness at a time of indescribable horror<p>‘Why do you think you didn’t see him?” It’s so obvious but it comes like a kick in the belly. The words hang in the air and I stare …

In Winston Churchill, Hollywood rewards a mass murderer

By Shashi Tharoor<p><i>Shashi Tharoor is author of “Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India.” He chairs the Indian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.</i><p>“History,” Winston Churchill said, “will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He needn’t have bothered. He was one of the great …

Winston Churchill

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Time well wasted

10 rules for teaching children about money

Give regular pocket money, encourage maths ability and tell them what you earn. And tell them there’s more to life than hard cash<p><b>1 When you spend, they are watching</b>. So talk through your shopping choices out loud, showing how you make decisions about what is and isn’t good value. This will make it …

Teaching

Let it snow! Ski resorts in French Alps forced to delay start of season as slopes remain bare due to balmy December weather

Ski resorts in the French Alps have been forced to delay the start of their season due to a lack of snow – casting doubt on British travellers’ plans …

Children 'physically weaker than previous generation', a leading teacher has said

Bob Drew blamed the use of mobile phones and tablet computers for their inability to hold a pencil properly<p>Children today are physically weaker than previous generations because of their constant use of mobile phones and tablet computers, a leading head has warned.<p>“We have noticed very weak upper …

5 secrets to happiness that took me 40 years to learn and will change your life

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article called "It Took Me 40 Years to Learn This, But It Can Change Your Life Now." This article was widely …

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Street Art

Keith Richards' Wildest Escapades: 19 Insane Tales

Oh, Canada (1977)<p>By the mid-Seventies, Keith Richards was a drug-bust veteran, but this one topped them all and threatened to derail the Rolling …

4 New Parenting Tips That Will Make Your Kids Awesome

Parenting tips are everywhere but most have zero legitimate research behind them. So what does science have to say? And how can you remember what’s …

The Fabulous Life Of Bill Gates, The Richest Man In The World

Gates has been a public fixture ever since he and Paul Allen started a computer revolution in the 1980s. He has all of the toys you would expect from the world's richest man, from a private jet to a 66,000-square-foot home he nicknamed Xanadu 2.0.<p>Yet as his wealth has grown, Gates has done more and …

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