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Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness

It has been one of those years. From tragic terror attacks to the fiercely debated Brexit results and a seemingly endless celebrity death toll (David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood and Terry Wogan, to name just a few), is it any wonder a recent Telegraph headline asked: ‘Is 2016 really one of the …

34 Of The Most Enviable Celebrity Bedroom Designs

Step inside the glamorous rooms of your favorite stars, from Cameron Diaz to Amanda Seyfried.<p>Whether your style is more Cameron Diaz California glam or Cindy Crawford casual chic, look to your favorite stars for some of the most inspiring master bedrooms from coast to coast.

13 New Year’s Resolutions That You’ll ACTUALLY Keep

I will halve my body weight. I will quit wine and replace it with shots of wheatgrass. I will be the woman who goes running before work. Recognise …

Are women hardwired to love thrillers?

From House of Cards to Gone Girl, thrillers are having a serious moment. Author Rebecca Whitney explains why more women than ever before are looking for an adrenaline-rush to leave them sweaty-palmed on the sofa<p>Thrillers, it seems, are everywhere. They dominate our cinema screens. They jostle for …

DIY Queen Brit Morin Talks Making It Yourself and Following Your Passions

Brit Morin discusses her new book, her inspirations, and the future of DIY.<p>How do you bridge the divide between tech and DIY? If you're Brit Morin, you decide there isn't a divide at all. As founder and CEO of Brit + Co, an online content and e-commerce platform, she explores the ways technology …

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

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9 Girl Codes All Latina BFFs Can Relate To

Chicas over chingas — always.<p><b>1. Always back up your girlfriend when she pretends she doesn't understand the creeper hitting on her en Ingles.</b> Even if you don't speak Spanish, just nod and say, <i>"Si, que estupido"</i> — at least until he's well out of earshot.<p><b>2. Real friends never plan outdoor activities</b> …

How Hollywood makes its millions

As The Gambler hits cinemas, we take a look at the fascinating world of movie prop money<p>In a world of contactless payment and online transfers, it sometimes feels as if “real” money – tangible, rustling cash – is disappearing altogether. But this isn't the case in Hollywood, where massive stacks of …

Mortgage lending hits six-year high but number of young homeowners is falling

£205.6bn was lent in 2014, but ONS analysis reveals proportion of 25-to-34-year-old homeowners has fallen to less than 45%<p>Mortgage lending rose to its highest level in six years in 2014 as first-time buyers returned to the housing market, figures from banks and building societies showed on Thursday.

WhatsApp messenger makes move to the web

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs<p>The WhatsApp web client works well in Google Chrome.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/22/1421923867199/cf7ed0b5-0cb3-48a0-8e93-ef7a71b5b209-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs<p>The WhatsApp web client works well in Google …

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Yelp Has Spoken: These Are the 100 Best-Reviewed Places to Eat in America

Yelp released its 2015 edition of the top 100 places to eat in the United States Thursday — and the list may surprise you.<p>Rather than displaying an …

Bill and Melinda Gates want to fix banking

Bill and Melinda Gates have taken on some of the world’s messiest problems, funding projects to improve the design of toilets and condoms and even create urine-powered fuel cells. Now, in their annual letter published today, they’re outlining ambitions to tackle another messy sector: banking.<p>The …

Financial Services

Terrified Baby Impala Becomes Young Cheetahs’ First Hunting Lesson

Wildlife<p><b>Professional guide and lodge owner Mikey Carr-Hartly was on safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara, when he witnessed a remarkable encounter between a cheetah family and a young impala.</b><p>“We were in an area of the southern Mara called Majani ya Chai, not far from Sala’s Camp,” said Mikey. “It’s the …

Scots to get cheaper holidays - what about the rest of us?

Plans to cut air tax in Scotland could have a negative impact on airports and holidaymakers in Northern England, travel firms have warned.<p>ABTA, the travel association, believes a reduction is Air Passenger Duty (APD) north of the border, highly likely following today’s decision to devolve control …

Family holidays: five reasons to be cheerful about 2015

This month is the busiest of the year for holiday bookings, as families, still recovering from Christmas, look forward to the summer.<p>Recent years have been constrained by relentless recession and increasing pressure from schools and government to make it all but impossible to save money by …

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Nightlife reports: Lisbon’s new clubbing scene

Clubs in the Portuguese capital are bursting with African influences, attracting a diverse crowd to unusual, mainly outdoor venues. Local DJs and musicians give us the lowdown<p>See this square? A few years ago this was like The Wire.” It’s Friday evening and I’m walking through Intendente, an area …

There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories In The Brain

Alzheimer's Disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States -- affecting more than 5 million Americans. Perhaps the most devastating symptom of the disease is its characteristic loss of memory and identity, which can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on its …

Floating Toilets That Clean Themselves Grow On A Lake

Imagine you live on a floating lake house. Open air. Chirping crickets. Clear, starry nights. Everything seems great until you need to use the bathroom.<p>The natural instinct might be to make a deposit in the water. But that wouldn't be safe. Microbes in your feces would contaminate the water and …

Will autocomplete make you too predictable?

Computers can now identify what you will say before you know yourself, and as philosopher Evan Selinger argues, this could subtly shape your conversations without you realising.<p>Do you know what you really want? Right now, there are computers all over the world busily trying to tell you the answer – …

Text Messaging

Online reputation is more valuable than money or power

The author of The Reputation Economy believes online reputation is now so important that we risk becoming persona non grata if we ignore it. Here he explains how to transform yourself into search-engine gold<p>My Google search for “Michael Fertik” returns a page of uncommon order and serenity, like …

5 Fashion

Jenn de la Vega / January 14, 2015<p>We may not have our flying cars yet, but we’re not far off from futuristic and glamorous gadgets. Today, …

Three ways cats can control our minds

Greg Foot visits Battersea Cats and Dogs Home to get up close and personal with our feline friends, and see how they have the ability to manipulate and control humans.<p>Cats… aren’t they lovely, cute and fluffy? Think again. These loveable pets are fantastic at being able to control the human mind. …

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Why So Many Surgeons Are Psychos

I have never inserted a catheter into a patient’s femoral vein. In the unlikely event I ever have to perform this procedure, I hope I don’t screw it …

Diagnose An Ear Infection With A Smartphone Accessory

Now ear this<p>Is there anything that's worse than having a child who <i>might</i> be suffering from an ear infection? (Other, of course, than being said child.) A new device hopes to make those cases easier to diagnose by taking advantage of the powers of your smartphone.<p>Like the Peek Portable Eye Exam Kit, …

France Plans to Block Uber ‘Ride-Sharing’ Service

Move Comes Days After a French Court Declined to Ban the Service<p>PARIS—Uber Technologies Inc.’s regulatory problems deepened Monday when France became the latest country to say it would ban one of the car-hailing company’s main services. Meanwhile, taxis took to the streets in a protest against the …

Ridesharing

9 of the best trips for under £700

1. Discovering Cuba<p><b>Vintage Cuba, Gecko Adventures</b> <b><br>How long?</b> 8 days <b><br>How much?</b> From £620<p>What do you see when you hear 'Cuba'? Lingering evenings …

National Parks

The world's 50 greatest countries – according to you

Best Trips 2015 Pictures: Maramureș, Romania

Travel<p>This scenic section of northwest Romania—one of our Best Trips 2014—is as culturally rich as it is remote.

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