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Super rich shift their thrills from luxury goods to costly experiences

Gourmet dining, private flights, bespoke safaris, slimming clinics and art auctions emerging as top status symbols<p>They say money can't buy happiness but the world's super rich are still giving it their best shot, spending $1.8tn (£1.1tn)last year on luxury goods and services – with extreme …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

5 Things Wealthy People <i>Don't</i> Do

You don't have to be a millionaire to steal these ideas about work, retirement and even getting up in the morning.<p>They Don't Retire When Everyone …

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 …

7 Creative Ideas to Spice Up Your Photography

Human beings are creatures of habit; we seek out patterns, we search for comfort and contentment, we settle into routines. These aren’t necessarily …

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Photography

Headshot Photography Techniques

Peter Hurley believes he has the coolest job you could ever have. He arrived at his headshot photography career through trial and error. Just like …

Over the last 18 months, America's richest have splashed out record sums for coveted homes in the country's most expensive ZIP codes and on the most exclusive streets. Inside the new mega mansions of the #Forbes400 billionaires: http://bit.ly/1bvvyW1

Mesmerizing Night Sky Photography of the Australian Outback

When viewing the breathtaking images of <i>Startrails</i>, it is a bit difficult to reconcile the pictures with the fact that Lincoln Harrison has been …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a …

Framing

New iPhone: top ten features to hope for

Apple is widely expected to launch new iPhone models at an event at the company’s Cupertino, California, headquarters this evening. Based on rumours and leaks to date, here is a list of some of the things we can hope to see.<p><b>iPhone 5S and 5C release - live</b><p>Apple is expected to launch at least two …

Mobile Technology

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

6 Ways to Reduce Blown Out Highlights in Your Outdoor Photography

Shooting outdoors means dealing with challenging and changing lighting conditions which can sometimes lead to blown out highlights in your images. …

Landscape Photography

Inside North Beverly Park, Beverly Hills' mansion-packed billionaire community: http://bit.ly/1dgIKgv

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Bequest to nation worth £350 million lies untouched

An anonymous bequest intended to help Britain's finances has lain untouched since 1928 and is now worth some £350 million.<p>The unknown donor set up the National Fund some 85 years ago with a donation of £500,000 - a huge sum at the time which corresponds to £26.6 million in today's prices.<p>However, …

Finance

First-time investor? These are the funds to consider

We asked some financial advisers which funds were ideal for novice investors. Here are their suggestions.<p><b>Anna Sofat, Addidi Wealth</b><p>"Set up a regular savings stocks-and-shares Isa and invest in a FTSE All Share tracker such as Legal & General's."<p><b>Martin Bamford, Informed Choice</b><p>"I would opt for …

Investing

Diana’s Impossible Dream

Though Princess Diana’s August 1997 death forever linked her to a flashy playboy named Dodi Al Fayed, that fatal Paris tryst may have been intended as a message to the man she’d just broken up with—Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan—the only one who would never use or betray her. Talking to those …

The 25-Hour Work Week, And Other Radical Ideas For Better Employee Productivity

“I don’t care when you work, how you work, or where you work.” In an excerpt from her upcoming book, author Rana Florida explores unconventional ideas for letting employees be their best selves.<p>When I began as CEO at the Creative Class, I told my team members that I was not their boss. Early on, I …