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50 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Simpsons’

<i>The Simpsons</i> was first broadcast as a cartoon short on <i>The Tracy Ullman Show</i> in America, but since has become an international comic institution. …

Michael Jackson

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

30 inspirational body confidence quotes from women who know what they’re talking about

Read this next time you have a 'bleurgh' day. It will really help. We promise.<p>Khloe Kardashian<p>‘On [old] shoots, I would never have options for …

Demi Moore

10 of the best ways to enjoy Paris … on a budget

From city beaches by the Seine and Paris’s oldest food market, to a nightlife scene buzzing with free festivals and live music, Paris doesn’t have to leave you feeling financially drained<p>Take advantage of the water<p>Every summer the city creates “fake” beaches with huge plots of sand around the Seine …

France

Get married or stay single? Live in the city or country? Dog or Cat? Science has the answers

We all face so many big decisions in life, but maybe recent scientific research can help us make better choices<p>Should you get a cat, shun meat, live child-free and cancel your Facebook account; or get a dog, gorge yourself on steak, have a huge family – and post about it every day? We look at what …

Same-Sex Couples

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a job interview can be …

Top 10 craft beer bars in Budapest

Already known for its lively nightlife, the Hungarian capital is also experiencing a boom of new microbreweries and specialist ale producers – which are celebrated at Főzdefeszt, a beer and street food festival that runs from 5-7 June<p>Add to the ale trail: leave your Budapest bar tip in the comments …

Craft Beer

The 100 greatest songs of all time

Ed Sheeran covers Limp Bizkit’s ‘Break Stuff’ in comedy sketch with Jimmy Fallon – watch

The singer appeared on US TV's 'The Tonight Show' on Monday night (June 1)<p>Ed Sheeran has appeared in a comedy skit on US late night’s <i>The Tonight Show</i> …

Jimmy Fallon

Is 'House of Wolves' Destiny's 'Diablo 3' Moment?

Yesterday, Destiny’s second DLC launched, The House of Wolves, but it wouldn’t be surprising if you assumed an entirely new game was debuting, judging by the hype beforehand and the reaction from fans after.<p>After an initial launch that drew many 6/10s from major outlets, and a first DLC pack that …

Diablo

Supermarket lagers: the best and worst – taste test

Lager doesn’t have to be boring – the good stuff has an all-malt base, loads of hops and is matured for at least a month. So which supermarket bottles are worth sipping this summer?<p>Poor old lager. Loutish, low-rent, taste-free, commercial … There are no end of insults, some justified, some pure …

Beer

Fibonacci clock: can you tell the time on the world's most stylish nerd timepiece?

Hipster chronometer uses squares inside a golden rectangle to tell the time, and even doubles as a lava lamp.<p>Don’t you find clock faces quite aggressive, their hands and numbers constantly reminding you of the passing of the time?<p>If so, this beautiful invention is for you.<p>The Fibonacci clock lets …

Mathematics

Photos: Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

For photography amateurs everywhere, it’s that time of year again: the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 27th year.<p>An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high—a few captions from …

Nature Photography

Star Wars Deleted Scenes Reveal an Entire Movie You Didn't See

This is what George Lucas' classic almost looked like.<p>The original 1977 <i>Star Wars</i>is basically its own trilogy, Luke Skywalker's full coming-of-age tale. Part one: Escaping the moisture farm life on Tatooine. Part two: Breaking Leia out of the Death Star. And part three, the thrilling conclusion: …

Mark Hamill

Artist's Illustrations Remind Us Love Is The Little Things

Love is cooking dinner on a Tuesday night; lazing on a Sunday afternoon; riding bikes through the park. Love is the little things.<p>Korean artist Puuung captures this in illustrations for the "Love is.." series showcased on Grafolio, an online forum featuring works from various artists, and updated …

Relationships

Einstein's election riddle: are you in the two per cent that can solve it?

Nicola lives in the tartan house, but who owns the fish?<p>Stumped? Here’s how to solve Einstein’s election riddle<p>Last month I blogged about a logic puzzle that had gone viral in Singapore. My posts on Cheryl’s birthday problem attracted more readers than anything I have ever written before: more than …

Harry Potter

Liberland, the world’s newest micro-nation, is already a leader in nation branding

Not a single state has officially recognized the Free Republic of Liberland, the world’s newest self-declared country. But with a bright yellow flag in the ground, the Czech politician and former financial analyst Vít Jedlička staked his claim on a 7-square-kilometer (2.7-square-mile) patch of …

Central Banks

Porn data: visualising fetish space

What are the most expensive kinks? Is porn keeping track with inflation, and is it possible to map ‘fetish-space’? Porn metadata could help find the answers to these and many other questions about human sexuality.<p>Porn is one of the biggest yet worst-covered topics in popular discourse. It’s a …

Top 10

Carrie Fisher: 'I was quite the space slut'

Carrie Fisher regales the audience at the Star Wars celebration with tales of partying with the Rolling Stones and playing Princess Leia with a hangover. Robbie Collin reveals her seven best indiscretions<p>When Carrie Fisher takes to the stage in front of around <b>5,000 Star Wars fans</b>, magical things …

The Week in Review: Mad Men’s Final March

TV audiences met Don Draper, Peggy Olson, Joan Harris, Roger Sterling and the rest of the cast of AMC’s Mad Men when it premiered in July 2007. During its now seven seasons on the air, the drama has garnered 15 Emmy Awards and millions of viewers, becoming part of our cultural fabric. The series …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

'Bloodborne' Review: A Terrifyingly Brilliant Game

<i>This is Part One of a review-in-progress. As such, no score will be assigned at this time.</i><p>I’m going to try to keep this part of my review very spoiler free. I won’t discuss the particulars of boss fights. I won’t go into detail when it comes to all the trick weapons you find. I won’t elaborate on …

Dark Souls

What Elephants and Whales Look Like From Space

Only two creatures—both mammals—have been seen by private orbiting cameras.<p>When satellite companies talk about the imagery they capture, they play up how you can see big, human-made things: planes and trains and parking lots. Sometimes they might mention, too, how important sky pictures are to …

National Parks

'DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition' Review: New Dante At 60 FPS

<i>DmC: Devil May Cry – Definitive Edition</i> takes much of what made the last-gen game fun even better.<p>There were plenty of reasons for fans of the older Devil May Cry games to dislike the reboot. The combat was different, dumbed down—in other words, great for someone like me who wasn’t all that great …

Miniature

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Sleep

World's First 3D Force Gaming Tech Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter

In the backyard of a terrace house in the Sydney suburb of Paddington, the world’s first gaming system that measures energy expenditure whilst using resistance, is being developed. The start-up behind it is The Realm, a tiny team with a big vision.<p>Many have attempted to make gaming more life-like …

Virtual Reality

Top 10 breakfast spots in Paris

Make the most of a romantic night out in Paris by following it with a great, late breakfast. And, as our selection shows, Parisians today are as likely to plump for an Anglo-American-style brunch as strong coffee and croissants<p>Frenchie to Go<p>Young chef Gregory Marchand cooked in London with Jamie …

France

Future world attractions: 50 incredible sights coming to planet Earth

Lovehomeswap.com’s list features nine huge projects in China, such as the giant Phoenix Towers, due for completion in 2018, and the eye-catching Changsha Bridge, to open next year; six in the US, including New York’s answer to the London eye and the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial; and three in …