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'I fell for Mallorca and bought an orange farm there … on a whim'

Author Peter Kerr swapped his Scottish farm for an orange grove and discovered the history and laid-back attitude of ‘l’illa de la calma’<p><b>The magic of Mallorca and the July atmosphere made me buy an orange farm there, on a whim</b>. I was on holiday with my wife and we were driving through the mountains …

Barcelona

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Personal Data

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature
Ronald Reagan

Read The Full Text Of Sally Yates' Letter Opposing Donald Trump's Muslim Ban

Sally Yates, who was until Monday the acting U.S. Attorney General, sent a letter to Justice Department lawyers telling them not to defend President Donald Trump’s executive order banning visitors from several predominately Muslim countries and freezing the country’s Syrian refugee program.<p>In the …

Donald Trump

After Spending Millions, Here are the Top 7 Lessons from a Facebook Ad Agency | Inc.com

The web is overflowing with how-to guides on running a Facebook ad campaign.<p>If you're running an ad campaign yourself, it might be useful for you to get a sneak peak from inside an ad agency. AdvertiseMint shares their top 7 lessons.<p>1. Re-marketing or re-targeting ads should be a top priority<p>Most …

Marketing

Wellcome book prize reveals longlist for 2017 award

Val McDermid, chair of this year’s judges, hails a selection that crosses divide between arts and sciences<p>Crime writer Val McDermid, who is chairing the judges for this year’s Wellcome book prize, has criticised the divide between arts and sciences in the UK’s education system, speaking out as the …

Books

Now MailChimp Is Helping Small Businesses Buy Facebook Ads

The company famous for email campaigns wants to be a one-stop shop for online marketing.<p>While MailChimp has made its name as an email marketing tool, the Atlanta company is branching out into other areas of digital advertising, starting with a feature launched on Thursday that lets customers buy …

Marketing

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

Literature

The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>• The 100 best nonfiction books: No 51 – The Souls of Black Folk by WEB Du Bois<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and …

Literature

We dedicated a year to self-improvement: here’s what it taught us

From brain and body to money and sex, we optimised aspects of our lives to see if self-help culture works<p>On 1 January last year we began a new research project called “Optimised”. We had published a book called The Wellness Syndrome the year before, questioning the growing pressure to become …

Weightlifting

Sony's 13.3-inch Digital Paper prototype sports E Ink's Mobius flexible display, we go hands-on (video)

Sony's new e-ink prototype is getting the test-drive treatment at Japanese universities, but SID provides a perfect opportunity to give the North American market a demo. We found the Digital Paper slab parked at E Ink's booth -- fitting, as the company's new Mobius flexible display is the device's …

Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar. The mismatch between rising greenhouse-gas emissions and not-rising temperatures is among the biggest puzzles in climate science just now. It does not mean global warming is a delusion. But the puzzle does need explaining http://econ.st/13xIPuj