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Your design will always suck, if you don’t keep these 5 things in mind

When it comes to technology, I like to think of design as a hidden hero.<p>Remember the first-generation Apple iPhone? It was so novel and groundbreaking that it drove an almost cult-like following and unprecedented consumer loyalty. At the time, Apple revolutionized the phone industry with its unique …

UX Design

Fitness blogger shows what can happen to your body when you stop yo-yo dieting

Dieting sucks. Fact.<p>And the more stringent the diet, the more likely it is to end in calorific disaster.<p>After a fortnight on a no carbs, no fat, no …

Woman cured of sciatica within hours of using cannabis oil she bought online

A woman who spent 13 years in crippling pain that reduced her to tears says she has been cured thanks to cannabis oil.<p>Brenda Davidson says she is …

A graphic designer has turned New York into a rainbow paradise

We’re undoubtedly obsessed with everything unicorn/rainbow inspired. Perhaps it’s some sort of trauma reaction to sh*t jobs, crap housing and low …

This chef makes the most incredible non-cake looking cakes

If you’re looking for a showstopper for your next birthday, look no further.<p>Laura Loukaides is a cake artist whose amazing creations look like …

Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour gets a release date – and everything else you need to know

Now that Top Gear has revamped, aired, and seen its main presenter quit after just six episodes, car fans will be hoping for better things for The …

‘The Great Wall’ Trailer Finds Matt Damon Fighting a Monster in Ancient China

Fresh off the first images debut earlier this morning, Universal Pictures and Legendary have unveiled the first trailer for <b>The Great Wall</b>. Directed …

Movies

Matt Damon goes to war in the first trailer for The Great Wall

Everyone else go home, the most beautiful-looking trailer of the year has arrived. Marrying the visual fireworks of Zhang Yimou with that handsome …

Movies

LISTEN: Britney Spears drops new track Make Me – and it’s one of her best in years

<b>Britney Spears has dropped the first track from her forthcoming ninth studio album, and it’s a sultry slow banger.</b><p>Spears has been teasingly working …

Smirnoff and BOB have created special Love Wins bottles to celebrate Pride

One way to celebrate Pride this weekend, other than, well, being proud and loud and spreading love?<p>Alcohol. Alcohol consumed in a responsible way, of …

Louise O'Neill: 'Readers tell me my book showed them that being raped wasn't their fault'

The author of Asking for It explains how she drew on many people’s experience of sexual violence for her novel, including her own<p>Writing Asking for It was a fraught process. The day before I sat down at my desk to begin working on it, I decided that I had to tell my parents and my sister about my …

Books

Taking long naps could be bad for your health

Want to know the secret to being a productive, functioning adult? It’s naps. Naps all day, every day.<p>At least, that’s what we’re telling ourselves. …

Man lives 555 days without a heart

<b>(CNN) —</b> While waiting for a human heart transplant, Stan Larkin lived 555 days without the organ at all.<p>To passers-by, the 25-year-old Ypsilanti, Michigan, resident appeared to be a typical young adult. He enjoyed taking his three toddlers to the park and hanging out with his younger brother, …

This simple breathing trick will help to calm your anxiety

When you’re in the middle of a panic attack or feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, you know there’s one thing you’re supposed to do: breathe. Breathe …

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All we want is to live in these bungalows in the Caribbean sea

Sitting at your desk with the air-conditioning on too high, mourning the end of your four day weekend? Same. This will make things so much …

Wedding crasher Gary Barlow wants to sing at your landmark birthday

Not content with serenading fans on their wedding days, Take That star Gary Barlow is also now offering to make your milestone birthday party an …

WATCH: Lady Gaga performed the national anthem at Super Bowl 2016 and crushed it

Lady Gaga isn’t bad at holding a tune, is she?<p>The Poker Face singer belted out the national anthem ahead of the kick off of the Super Bowl.<p>She looked …

Just Tom Hardy butt-naked on the set of his new period drama Taboo

Tom Hardy fans, this is your lucky day.<p>Because the fine specimen of an Oscar nominated actor was filming scenes for new BBC period drama series, …

Chinese New Year recipes: 8 dishes worthy of a vegetarian feast

Every Chinese family has their own traditions to celebrate New Year but there are some dishes which are simply must-haves. Many of these can be …

7 reasons why New York is still the ultimate holiday destination

You can visit New York 100 times and not even scratch the surface of what the city has to offer.<p>Even once you’ve visited all the main attractions, …

British boys accused of stealing Auschwitz artifacts ‘could face 10yrs in jail’

Two British schoolboys accused of stealing artifacts from the former Auschwitz death camp in Poland are to stand trial and could face up to 10 years in prison, prosecutors have revealed.<p>Ben Thompson and Marcus Dell, both 17 at the time of the alleged theft, were arrested in June after security …

First trailer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny

Once subtitled <i>The Green Legend</i>, the long-awaited sequel to <i>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon</i> is finally ready to leap on to our screens. The first …

Movies

WIN fabulous prizes with Metro’s Christmas advent calendar 2015 – from a Star Wars PlayStation 4 to X Factor tickets

Sorry, this competition is now closed. Check out our competitions page instead, or if you’re feeling Christmassy here’s some Christmassy …

Islamic State vows to 'strike America at its center in Washington' in new video

Islamic State has warned in a new video that countries taking part in airstrikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.<p>The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of …

Washington D.C.

So that's why Beijing's skies were polluted during a national holiday

Beijingers, well-accustomed to eye-watering air pollution, have long found some respite in official holidays, when the city's traffic eases and its factories temporarily close, granting them a few precious days of fresh air.<p>But not this year. During several days of the National Day holiday, Oct. …

ROTTERDAM to Premiere at Theatre503

It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, …