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Royal Family

Microsoft at 40, the iPad at 5 and the always-changing nature of tech

This weekend, tech history buffs are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Microsoft. Love it or hate it, there is no denying that Microsoft is one of …

7 Things You Should Know About Matcha

I’ve been getting asked about matcha a whole lot lately. I heard that matcha shots were the “it beverage” at New York Fashion Week, and many …

The controversial rich kids of Mexico: Elite offspring who present themselves as young 'kings' and have already repeatedly embarrassed their parents who run the country

• <b>Teens and young adults from Mexico use social media to show off wealth</b>• <b><br>They are known as Mirreyes and are members of Mexican high society</b>• <b><br>One such</b> …

First time Bali: where to eat, stay and play

Decades of tourism haven’t dampened Bali's deep-rooted spirituality and natural charms. Volcanoes rise from the sea, monkeys swing in the trees, and there are still dozens of idyllic spots to escape the crowds. And all of this paradoxical magnificence is crammed onto an island less than half the …

5 Reasons Why Self-Motivated Learners Win at Life

<i>Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.</i> <br>– Mahatma Ghandi<p><b>5 Reasons Why Self-Motivated Learners Win at Life</b><p>In Japan, …

Just Speedos in -1.7C (29F): athlete completes record Antartic swim

British endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has said he has “never felt pain like it” after swimming in freezing temperatures around icebergs in Antarctica.<p>Mr Pugh has completed the most southerly swim ever undertaken in the world, wearing just Speedos in water temperatures of minus 1.7C (29F), as part of …

The most gay-friendly places on the planet

As more and more nations grant equality to same-sex couples, here’s a list of the most progressive, inclusive and accepting destinations that open their arms to the LGBTQ traveller.<p>1. Copenhagen, Denmark<p>Denmark may be the home of Lego and at the forefront of New Nordic Cuisine, but importantly it …

National Geographic Travel

Breaking news: Teen girls actually like sex

As researchers express their surprise at the news that teen girls enjoy sending sexual images to boys, Radhika Sanghani explains why we need to ditch the mock-horror<p>Whenever a study about the numbers of teen girls ‘sexting’ comes out, it’s inevitably accompanied by cries of shock. How can it be …

National Geographic Travel

RAF man jailed for shooting comrade in 'party trick' gone wrong

SAC Liam Gadsby had previously boasted to colleagues that he could pull the trigger on a loaded pistol without a bullet being fired<p>An RAF gunner who shot a comrade through the stomach while demonstrating a “party trick” with his pistol has been jailed for three years.<p>Senior Aircraftman Liam Gadsby …

Crime

Strange rock containing 30,000 diamonds baffles scientists

Miners unearth rare rock stuffed full of diamonds that has baffled scientists<p>When Russian miners pulled a strange red and green stone out of the ground, they immediately knew it was different to the thousands of tons of ore they process every day.<p>In fact, what workers at <b>Alrosa</b>'s Udachnaya diamond …

Jewelry

The First Year

In the late 1980s, when the crack cocaine epidemic was ravaging America’s cities, Hallam Hurt, a neonatologist in Philadelphia, worried about the damage being done to children born to addicted mothers. She and her colleagues, studying children from low-income families, compared four-year-olds who’d …

Parenting

Here’s the now-debunked story of Stuyvesant High’s $72 million kid

<i>Editor’s note: The high-school senior mentioned in this report was later quoted by the New York Observer as saying the story was fabricated. For an</i> …

Inspiration

My Family Love Story, by Seth Rogen

<b>Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, watched as her mother lost her ability to speak, feed, and dress herself, all by age 60. Now Rogen, star of the new movie The Interview, bravely tells Glamour how that changed their lives, their marriage—and their future. As told to Alex Morris</b><p>I think humor …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

Ada Lovelace

Secret of healthy ageing discovered in ground-breaking 35-year study

The writer Kingsley Amis once quipped that there was no pleasure worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home in Weston-super-Mare.<p>But for pensioners who have been following a pioneering health regime for the last 35 years, an ascetic lifestyle appears to be the secret of a …

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The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

Mind-boggling photos that defy perspective

Japan: Hirohito warned attack on Pearl Harbor would be 'self-destructive'

Official 12,000-page biography reveals emperor's thinking but fails to settle debate over his role in decisions leading to Hiroshima<p>Japan's wartime emperor, Hirohito, congratulated his forces on victories as the country made a brutal sweep across mainland Asia but warned that an attack on the US …

Edward Snowden Wants You To Ditch Dropbox For This Service

He thinks Dropbox, the cloud storage firm with over 200 million users, is "hostile to privacy," and urged people to switch to what he calls more-secure storage services like SpiderOak.<p>"Dropbox is a targeted wannabe PRISM partner," Snowden told The Guardian. "They just put Condoleezza Rice on their …

Surveillance

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

Muslims and Sikhs feel more British than Christians and Jews, university study finds

• Only 15% of Christians living in UK said in the 2011 Census they feel British<br>• This is compared to 62% of Sikhs, 57% of Muslims and 54% of Hindus<br>• White …

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