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Britons 'duped' by new passport renewal policy

The Government has been accused of short-changing millions of British travellers with an unannounced change to its passport renewal policy.<p>Until this month a Briton renewing their passport would have had any time left over on their old document, up to a maximum of nine months, added to their new …

Sri Lanka

15 Business Podcasts to Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

Ask anyone at the top of their field how they got there or how they found success in business, and chances are you’ll find overlapping patterns of …

Entrepreneurship

What is a Preface? (and How it Differs From a Foreword or Introduction)

What is a Preface? (and How is it Different From an Introduction or Foreword?)<p>September 10, 2018 - Perfecting your Craft - Leave your thoughts<p>A …

Writing

How One Piece of Writing Make you a Top Writer

There’s so many beautiful writers on medium and around the world. There’s so many forums to write for. These days everyone has written an e-book or …

Creative Writing

Hear Al Green's First New Recording In Nearly A Decade

The Reverend Al Green has long showed music lovers what it means to be blessed by the presence of a great voice. That is, Green's sporadic relationship with the music world beyond the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis, where he's preached most Sundays since 1976, shows us in no uncertain …

Al Green

Skripal suspects: 'We were just tourists in Salisbury'

<b>Two men named as suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in the UK have said they were merely tourists.</b><p>The men, named as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, told the state-run RT channel they had travelled to Salisbury on the recommendation of friends.<p>The UK believes the men are Russian …

Nerve Agents

Tiny Antarctic 'Kidnappers' Steal Sea Snails & Wear Them Like Backpacks

Pea-size pteropods, also known as sea snails, are translucent and delicate ocean organisms that protect themselves against predators with a potent …

Southern Ocean

How to lower your chances of getting diabetes

In 2017, over 450 million people globally had diabetes. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prevent Type 2 diabetes. Two newly released reports …

Immune System

Angry over diversity in children's show, NRA TV depicts 'Thomas & Friends' in KKK hoods

Using a jarring image to blast increased diversity on a children's TV show, a National Rifle Association online show depicted characters from "Thomas & Friends" in white, Ku Klux Klan-style hoods on burning train tracks.<p>Host of NRA TV's "Relentless," Dana Loesch went after the classic children's …

News

Rihanna unleashes the savage beast in latest lingerie line

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes, sizes and colors writhing, cackling, frolicking and stalking like animals in lace, fishnet and satin that shined in jewel tones for her second season of Savage x Fenty.<p>Her …

Fashion Week

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch as an Online Interactive Adventure

Surely you've seen Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights, the famous triptych oil painting from the late 15th century.<p>But do you know the …

Artists

Top 10 Healthiest Foods in the World

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 10 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

Top 10

New Report Details Over 3,600 Sex Abuse Cases Spanning Decades in the German Catholic Church

(BERLIN) — A report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany says 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014, two leading …

Pope Francis

The Cutest Little Houseboats You Can Rent Right Now

1 of 11<p>Lakeside Lovenest, Seattle<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Ziggy Stardust, Queens, New York<p>3 of 11<p>The Salty Seahorse, Key Largo, Florida<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>…

Key Largo

Seven things nobody tells you before you get laser eye surgery

From wishing you’d had it done sooner to not wearing a jumper on the day of surgery, here’s everything you didn’t know about laser eye surgery…<p>You’ll probably wish you’d had it done sooner<p>“I wanted laser eye surgery for many years before I actually got it,” says 40-year-old Lucy Whitehead from …

Ophthalmology

Occupy Venice: 'We are the alternative to the death of the city'

Simonetta Boni, 52, was born and raised in Venice. In May 2016 she and her family lost their home because the landlord suddenly raised the rent from €800 per month to €1,500. “I went to social services but they didn’t help me – they said there were many cases like ours,” she says. “That’s why I …

Venice

Thrill-seeking runners take sport - and spending - to rural China

LONGYANGXIA, China (Reuters) - At dawn, high on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, a Buddhist monk in saffron robes chants blessings over limber athletes preparing to run 100 kilometers across sand dunes, rivers and ravines.<p>The crowd of sporty, middle-class urbanites had spent thousands of yuan to travel …

China

Gluten may be making you tired and depressed according to a new study

Some people say they don’t feel good after eating gluten – but perhaps that’s because of its effects on mental health rather than on the gut.<p>Gluten …

Research

Top 10 Amazing Money Making iPhone Apps That Pay $1000+ Per Month

Money making apps? Yeah, right? Get out of here?Well, those are some of the words people say when they hear people talking about apps that help a …

Apps

Nude Photographs of 1980s Underground Icons in the Bathtub

Herron’s approach was an entirely collaborative one; his preoccupation was the lighting and framing – he chose the bath as the setting for the series …

Framing

Sept. 11, 17 Years Later: Pictures

World Trade Center

Video shows Weinstein's hands-on encounter with rape accuser

NEW YORK (AP) — A video of Harvey Weinstein aired on television Wednesday showing him boldly propositioning a woman who later accused him of rape and repeatedly touching her and stroking her arm and back during what was supposed to have been a business meeting.<p>Melissa Thompson, who sued Weinstein …

Harvey Weinstein

A Leaked Video Shows Google Leadership Reacting To Trump's 2016 Election Win

A video published on Wednesday of a Google all-hands meeting in the days following the 2016 presidential election shows the company's senior …

Voting

Star Trek: Designing Starships Books

The best of <b>Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection</b> is becoming available in a series of lovingly compiled hardback books.<p><i>Star Trek: Designing</i> …

Star Trek

Need Some Color In Your Life? It’s Time To Follow These Street Artists On Instagram

Ever since Instagram launched the Snapchat-inspired story feature, personal feeds became less about keeping up with your friends and family and more about curating a stream of your own personal interests. Your mouthwatering lunch, the hotel you’ll be staying at for the weekend, and your humblebrag …

Streetwear

Alderman aims to save murals, wants Chicago to become America's street art capital

Two unlikely street artists — a Chicago alderman and a city commissioner — took turns Wednesday morning spraying white paint into a stencil of a man to drum up support for a public art registry that could become city law as soon as next week.<p>The figure Ald. Brian Hopkins and Mark Kelly, the city’s …

Cards Against Humanity

Nick Walker in Albany, New York

Share this article<p>StreetArtNews<br>• September 12, 2018<p>Our friend Nick Walker just wrapped up another large new piece somewhere on the streets of Albany in …

North America

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

<b>Kimmel Eshkolot Architects</b> has unveiled <b>The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History</b> at Tel Aviv University, the first museum of it's kind in Tel Aviv. …

Tel Aviv

Lancetilla Botanical Garden and Research Center

This incredibly diverse research station is one of the largest tropical botanical gardens in the world.<p>Founded in 1925 by the United Fruit Company as …

Research Center

10 Must-Visit Places in Florida That You've Probably Never Heard Of

1 of 11<p>Walkers Landing in Amelia Island<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>No Name Pub in Big Pine Key<p>3 of 11<p>Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Vero …

Florida