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When it comes to men's shorts, how short is too short? Do you go for the half-length, which reach no lower than the middle of the thigh; knee-riders, cut no more than 2in above the knee; board shorts, which stop slightly below the knee; or clam-diggers, which reach halfway down the calf? More on this summer dilemma from Telegraph Fashion: http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10220524/Mens-shorts-how-short-is-too-short.html Photo: Rex Features

JK Rowling accepts damages from law firm that revealed her secret identity

JK Rowling has accepted damages at London's High Court from a law firm which outed her as a crime author, after one of its lawyers confided her secret identity to his wife's best friend.<p>The <i>Harry Potter</i> author brought proceedings against Chris Gossage, who works for law firm Russells, and a friend …

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Watch: The Most Beautiful Video Of Soap You’ll Ever See

It’s just water, ink, oil, and soap. But in the hands of an artist, you can see the whole psychedelic cosmos.<p>The first time you watch this video, you’ll wonder if it can possibly be real. The colors are too vivid. The shapes are too clean. But there’s a natural physics of motion and liquid that …

How to Edit Your Own Writing

Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I'm pretty good at it. But it's a sobering profession. You file …

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Blogger Transformation: 10 Tips for Turning You Into a Success

5 responsesBlogging7 min read<p>Professional bloggers from all over the world share great blogging tips everyday. But, just how popular do you want to …

Civil servants prepared 'Queen's speech' for outbreak of World War Three

Civil servants preparing for a third world war drafted an address to the nation in which the Queen would speak of the horror of Britain’s involvement in a nuclear conflict.<p>Civil servants preparing for a third world war drafted an address to the nation in which the Queen would speak of the horror of …

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Hangovers hit the hardest at the age of 29

and<p>Clinging on to the party animal persona of your teens is a sure-fire way to cause yourself pain, as research reveals hangovers hit hardest at the …

How did Estonia become a leader in technology?

WHEN Estonia regained its independence in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, less than half its population had a telephone line and its …

EU migrants should be banned from claiming benefits for two years

A series of radical proposals to tighten immigrations controls will be presented to David Cameron today, including stopping EU migrants claiming benefits in their first two years in Britain.<p>The left-wing think-tank Demos will also urge the Prime Minister to reserve more job for British workers, cap …

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What drives writers to drink? http://t.gu.com/nm2Qm Tennessee Williams, F Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Cheever, Carver, Berryman… Six giants of American literature – and all addicted to alcohol. In an extract from her new book, The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing looks at the link between writers and the bottle