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End war on drugs, says Durham police chief Mike Barton

<b>Class A drugs should be decriminalised and drug addicts "treated and cared for not criminalised", according to a senior UK police officer.</b><p>Writing in the Observer, Chief Constable Mike Barton of Durham Police said prohibition had put billions of pounds into the hands of criminals.<p>He called for an …

How to increase your iPhone’s battery life on iOS 7

With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple added a ton of new and exciting features to your iPhone. However, in order to show off all of these new …

10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

Kim Kardashian’s New Blonde Hair: Her Stylist Explains All

<b>Kim Kardashian</b> is keeping up with a new do! Almost three months after giving birth to baby <b>North West</b>, the 32-year-old stepped out for a Labor Day …

You're heading out with your friends to the cinema, and there's some discussion over which film to see. You decide to convince everyone that the latest thriller is the best option, but how do you go about persuading the group? Over this coming week, Comment is free will run a series on how to argue in the spirit of ancient Greek philosophers. Click on to find out more about the art of rhetoric & democracy of argument, unless you're still not convinced? http://t.gu.com/oGJXv Photograph: Cine Text/Allstar

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

Can you smell the perfect partner?

At first, I'm not even sure how best to frame the question in order to secure my wife's participation.<p>"Would you mind taking a quick DNA test," I say, "to determine our genetic compatibility?"<p>"Am I going to be told I have a fatal disease?" she asks.<p>"No," I say. "It's just to find out whether or not …

Mum caught on CCTV stealing charity box in front of son

A mother was caught on CCTV stealing a charity collection box in front of her five-year-old son.<p>When discovered, Paula Barker, from Wakefield, was …

'I loved everything about the Spice Girls. Their clothes, their music, their manufactured artificiality. But I especially loved the fact they showed women could become celebrities without having any talent. Here's a couple of photos of me completely naked.' - John Crace's digested read of Alexa Chung's new book IT http://t.gu.com/oGQuO Illustration: Matt Blease

Worried neighbours

NOWHERE, outside Syria itself, is America’s debate on military action against Bashar Assad’s regime watched more closely or nervously than in …

Baby food from shops half as nutritious as homemade meals, study finds

Baby foods made by firms including Cow & Gate, Heinz and Ella's Kitchen have far fewer nutrients than homemade meals, according to a new study.<p>Many contain high levels of sugar and some are promoted for use from four months of age – a time when babies should still be on a diet of breast or formula …

‘I hit the jackpot!’ Man taken aback by beautiful wife when he fails to recognise her after surgery

Fans of Breaking Bad will be familiar with the dangers of husbands talking to their wives while under the effects of anaesthetic.<p>Luckily for this …

Testicle size may indicate men's childcare aptitude, suggests US study

Men's aptitude for childcare may be reflected in the size of their testes, according to a study by US scientists.<p>Researchers found that men with smaller testes were more likely to take charge of children's bath-time, visits to the doctor, night-time comforting, and other parenting jobs than others …