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OnePlus 3 review: flagship phone at mid-range price

Premium aluminium body, good screen and camera, great fingerprint scanner, bloat-free software, and a day’s battery – at half the cost of a Samsung<p>The OnePlus 3 is the latest top-end smartphone sold at mid-range prices from Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, which offers a refined experience for …


Black Friday: protests at Walmart stores and 'shutdown' in St Louis – as it happened

Protests and strikes expected at 1,600 Walmart stores across US as retailers forecast record revenues at start of holiday shopping season<p>Michael Brown protesters interrupt St Louis Black Friday shopping Black Friday spreads to the UK



Our Happiness

Ben Page gave this presentation on Happiness at the Forum for European Philosophy ‘Consilience’ panel discussion at the London School of Economics (LSE) on Wednesday 16 January 2014.

The Economist on Twitter: "Predictions from #TheWorldin2014: In the coming year the music industry will grow"

Replying to @<b>TheEconomist</b><p>Voila voilà @<b>TheEconomist</b>: Predictions from #<b>TheWorldin2014</b>: the music industry will grow …

Words of wisdom from f Scott Fitzgerald

Wind Turbines Don’t Affect Property Values

I noted in my recent post on wind turbines and tourism that a related issue, wind farms and property values, was also important to consider. A new …

New Seamus Heaney poem published

Guardian publishes In a Field ahead of its appearance in anthology marking centenary of outbreak of first world war • The War Poets Revisited – interactive anthology<p>What may have been Seamus Heaney's final poem, a "heartbreakingly prescient" reflection on the first world war, has been published for …

RT @BeingFrankDoc: Ace drummer Bruce Mitchell @DuruttiColumn discussing Frank Sidebottom's fashion show at @Fac51hacienda

Daily chart: A new study examines the relationship between income and well-being. It finds that people everywhere report more satisfaction as they grow richer. Even more striking, the relationship between income and happiness hardly changes as incomes rise. Moving from rich to richer seems to raise happiness just as much as moving from poor to less poor. View chart on life satisfaction and income


The Phantom Band