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Galaxy S8 update gets rid of the black navigation bar, lets you auto-hide nav keys

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are receiving an update that brings the June 1, 2017 security patch along with several UI tweaks. There's now an icon to the …

Apps

Morocco Is the Next Magical Destination You Need to Add to Your Travel List

If you've never considered traveling to Morocco, this photographer's adventures will convince you otherwise. Raisa Zwart visited the North African country for a November wedding and captured her short trip. Before heading to Ourika, she spent a day and a half in Marrakech, which she described as "a …

Chocolate Raspberry Beet Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

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LG claims its latest phone packs enough battery to last all weekend

The LG X power2 has low-end specs, but a 4,500 mAh battery<p>LG’s upcoming flagship, the G6, will be the company’s big news at Mobile World Congress this month, but the South Korean company will also be showing off a few other new mobile devices. The recently-announced (and terribly named) LG X power2 …

Mobile Technology

Sports Bras Tried And Tested: Which Are The Most Supportive And Comfortable?

Not being able to find the right sports bra deters one in five women from taking part in sport or exercise, according to a study by the University of …

Clothing

Chicken Taco Salad

I love taco salads of any kind. I make one similar to this one, but I do drippy, rich taco meat and add a bunch of beans. I went the chicken route …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Selling

'Sun and mayhem' – Russia hits the beach

Photographer Nikita Shokhov spent two years taking pictures of Russian holidaymakers at the seaside in Sochi, Anapa and resorts in between. From sun-worshipers to night-time revellers, his Black Sea Vacations series is a compelling insight into beach culture, says The Calvert Journal

The world's most visited countries - 2014

Tourism

Top 10 hotels, hostels and pensiones in San Sebastián, Spain

San Sebastián, on Spain’s Basque Country coast, is attracting a younger crowd just as interested in surfing the waves as browsing its pintxo bars. Here’s our pick of its best new affordable places to stay<p>Hotel Astoria 7<p>Walk into the lobby of this sleek, modern hotel, 10 minutes’ walk from San …

9-Year-Old South African Boy Marries Elderly Woman

It's not legal, it's not sexual, but it is still disturbing.<p>A woman in her 60s, who is a mother of five, renewed her marriage vows with a 9-year-old boy in a wedding ceremony in South Africa earlier this month.<p>Helen Shabangu wed Sanele Masilela in a second ceremony in as many years on July 12 in …

Science May Finally Explain Why This Family Walks On All Fours

Scientists may finally have an answer for why members of a family in a remote region of Turkey use both their hands and feet to walk.<p>The world first learned of the clan eight years ago following the popularity of the 2006 BBC documentary "The Family That Walks On All Fours." Just check out the …

How to start a food blog: everything you need to know

Emma Gardner, author of the award-winning blog Poires au Chocolat, gives her tips on blog design, food photography and recipe writing<p><b>Blogging basics</b> <br>Create your blog on <b>blogger.com</b><b>,</b> which is the platform I use, or <b>wordpress.com</b> – both are free and easy to set up. Choose a name that is memorable and …

Writing

Haute couture fashion shows 2014 – in pictures

The best pictures from the haute couture shows, from gorgeous gowns to backstage models – plus a celebrity or two

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For the Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food. Plus, with fun social scenes and …

Hospitality

Everything You Need To Know About The iPhone 6

We've combed the web for leaked photos, rumors, and gossip, and rounded them all up here in one place.

Mobile Technology

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

Psychology

How to extend your iPhone or Android's battery life

Tweaking settings and turning off unused features can prevent your smartphone dying – and therefore being confiscated at an airport.<p>With the US’s Transportation Security Agency (TSA) ordering that people may not carry “dead” devices on to plane flights as part of new security measures, and with …

'World's Largest Tumour' Weighing 110kg Removed From Yang Jianbin's Back (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Doctors have removed what could be the world’s largest tumour – weighing in at an eye-watering 110kg.<p>Yang Jianbin, of Beijing, China, was born with a …

Climate Swings Drove Patchwork-Like Human Evolution, Study Says

Unique human traits evolved over time among humanity's myriad predecessors.<p>Stone tools, big brains, and long legs made for walking—the hallmarks of humanity—arose at different times and in patchwork fashion in Africa millions of years ago, not in one big jump as previously thought, evolution …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

No passports, more turbulence and standing cabins – 18 ways flying is going to change

Flying could be very different in the future... here's what you could expect to see in 5, 10 and 50 years time.<p><b>Within five years...</b><p>The end of passports<p>Facial recognition technology is making great gains. A British company is planning on installing biometric tunnels at Dubai International Airport …

Aviation

Can L'Oréal's Cosmetic Lotion Turn Back Time? Not Yet.

A few years ago, L’Oréal introduced two new product lines that used “gene science” to “crack the code” and make your skin young again. The new products were supposed to boost the production of “youth proteins” in your skin, making it look years younger. According to L’Oreal’s ad campaign, the …

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

Cooking

Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse

<i>This recipe for chocolate and raspberry mousse puts the yum in yummy. A light dessert choice treat yourselves and the little ones with this</i> …

Dessert

Crispy Fish Sticks

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Look for thicker fish fillets, which will give you the ideal breading-to-fish ratio.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)<p>1/4 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 pound flounder or cod fillets, sliced crosswise into …