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Rare Photographs of Marilyn Monroe Go on Display in London

Monroe's collaborations with photographers Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland produced some of the most iconic images of her career.<p>Two legendary celebrity photographers are united in their mutual affinity for Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," an exhibition showing at The Little …

10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips in the world. Guests paddle …

Standup Paddleboarding

Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible.<p>It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, …

Travel

Google and Apple's new laptops may sound bad now, but they are the future of computers

A few days ago, we learned Apple's new MacBook is about four years behind in terms of performance. It has a gorgeous new design and a sharp display, but costs more and isn't as powerful as the entry-level MacBook Air.<p>Google is following a similar trend. Its newest computer, an updated model of the …

MacBook Air

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Why the world loves Malala Yousafzai

As Pakistani schoolgirl education activist Malala Yousafzai, 17, wins the Nobel Peace Prize, we re-live her top moments and quotes<p>Hurrah for Malala Yousafzai. Her tireless work for girls’ rights to an education all over the world have just been awarded with the highest accolade imaginable: <b>The Nobel</b> …

Malala: I Feel 'More Powerful' After Nobel Win

<i>Updated 2:19p.m. ET</i><p>Pakistani education rights advocate Malala Yousafzai said Friday her Nobel Peace Prize would motivate her to redouble her efforts …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

Attached

• <b>Author:</b> Amir Levine & Rachel Heller<p>We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to …

12-inch Retina MacBook production starts in December, 12.9-inch iPad production delayed to 2015

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple had wanted to start mass production of a new larger iPad in December 2014. However, Apple has apparently sent instructions to suppliers to hold on this product. This is because suppliers are still struggling to meet iPhone 6 Plus demand. The Journal …

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …

Paper Craft

George and Amal Tie the Knot

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

• <b>Author:</b> Patricia Love Ed.D. & Steven Stosny PH.D<p><b>Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and<br>Dr. Steven Stosny’s How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It<br>reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness:</b><br>Love is <i>not</i> about better communication.<br>It's about …

One More Try

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Chapman<p>When doors slam and angry words fly, when things just aren't working out, and even when your spouse has destroyed your trust, there is hope. If you feel like your marriage is near the breaking point - even if you have already split up - Gary Chapman will show you how you can …

Excellent Sheep

• <b>Author:</b> William Deresiewicz<p>A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’), pushy parents, and admissions mayhem” (<i>People</i>).<p>As a professor at …

Parenting Without Power Struggles

• <b>Author:</b> Susan Stiffelman<p><b>Do you ever find yourself asking . . .</b><p>• How can you get your children to do their homework without meltdowns, threats or bribes?<p>• How can you have a drama-free morning where the kids actually get out the door in time for school?<p>• How can you better manage your kids’ screen …

The Intimacy Factor

• <b>Author:</b> Pia Mellody & Lawrence S. Freundlich<p>In her first book in over 10 years, Pia Mellody—author of the groundbreaking bestsellers Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction—shares her profound wisdom on what it takes to sustain true intimacy and trusting love in our most vital …

The Wisdom of Insecurity

• <b>Author:</b> Alan W. Watts<p>An exploration of man's quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy.<p><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

Abundance

• <b>Author:</b> Peter H. Diamandis<p><b>Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it.</b><p>We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed …

Meet the cast of Terry Pratchett's Dragons at Crumbing Castle! – in pictures

From Hercules the Tortoise to a messed up Father Christmas, Terry Pratchett and illustrator Mark Beech have dreamed up a very strange crew. Say hello to them here!<p>We have five copies of Dragons At Crumbling Castle to give away! Email childrens.books@theguardian.com by Sunday 21 September 2014 …