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10 Ways Truly Successful People Basically Never Act

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Whether we are talking about a football game, an election or an entrepreneurial journey, one …

9 Reasons We Should Abolish Tipping, Once And For All

Tipping is a strange, self-defeating phenomenon. The practice as we know it today has come to negate the very reason it exists: What started out as a reward for exceptional service has now become compulsory. "Tipping starts with people wanting to be generous, or to show off, but then it becomes …

Adorable & Stylish At-Home Coffee Stations

<b>A cup of coffee in the morning</b> before work or one on a Sunday evening hanging out with your gal pals, if you’re a lover of coffee then the set-up …

A peek inside the British royal residences

As the world zooms in on the royal birth, take a look at the open-to-the-public retreats, castles and palaces where you can follow in the House of Windsor’s footsteps.

James Caan: why time is one of a business owner's most valuable assets

As chief executive of Hamilton Bradshaw, and with involvement in a number of other organisations such as the government's Start Up Loans company, one of the most important and valuable assets I have at my disposal is time. The pressures on the workplace and pace of life in the modern world have …

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …

iFind is the world's first battery-free location tag

iFind is a battery-free item location tag. It helps you ease the pain by saving you the time and frustration of trying to locate your misplaced item. Plus, your brain is also liberated from intense thoughts of “where did I last put it?”<p>Item-locating hardware devices like iFind aim to aid you in the …

Manufacturers fail to reduce sugar despite 'healthy eating' pledge, Telegraph finds

Telegraph finds that sugar and overall calorie levels in items such as Coca-Cola and Magnum ice creams have remained the same despite their manufacturers promising to lower them<p>Food companies signed up to the Government’s flagship “<b>healthy eating</b>” pledge have failed to reduce the amount of sugar in …

An Incredible Number Of Babies Born Today Are Going To Live To 100

Here is something different, but it is important when looking at demographics ...<p>The following data is from the CDC United States Life Tables, 2009 by Elizabeth Arias released earlier this year.<p>The most frequently used life table statistic is life expectancy (ex), which is the average number of …

Demographics

Britain's secret beaches: The beautiful shores hidden around our country

Losgainter beach in the Outer Hebrides was once mistakenly used in a Thai tourism brochure [BNPS]<p>Travel writer Daniel Start has compiled a list of …

Beaches

Berlin gripped by property boom as Germans turn their backs on renting

A few yards from the Berliner Ensemble theatre, which he helped to found in 1949, Bertolt Brecht sits on a chair, gazing with a wry smile over the river Spree. It's a shame that the bronze statue can't move, because it would be interesting to see what the Marxist playwright would have made of the …

Hungary's Orban retains two-thirds parliament majority

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party has retained its two-thirds majority in parliament, and with it the ability to change the constitution, according to a final tally of votes from last weekend’s election published on Saturday.<p>Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban …

Could now be the worst possible time to buy to let?

Startling figures compiled by the Telegraph show how buy-to-let profits could dry up by 2017<p>The Government’s sweeping reforms of the pension system – which abolish the need to buy annuities and allow savers free rein to invest or spend pensions as they wish – have led to speculation that money will …

Goodbye Gertrude, hello Lexi: records show UK demise of some baby names

Names such as Gertrude, Bertha, Willie and Cecil are at risk of dying out, while others such as Cyril and Mildred are becoming less popular, a new study has found.<p>An analysis of millions of birth records from 1905 revealed that some forenames have virtually disappeared, with many others being …

Scarlet fever cases rise to weekly high in England

<b>There have been 883 new cases of scarlet fever across England in the past week - the highest weekly total for more than 30 years, says Public Health England.</b><p>Scarlet fever cases have been rising for around six months with a current total of 5,012 since September 2013.<p>Most cases of scarlet fever are …

Public Health

Germans try to get their tongues around gender-neutral language

<i>Der</i>, <i>die</i> or <i>das</i>? For centuries, the seemingly arbitrary allocation of masculine, feminine and neutral gender articles in German has driven non-native speakers to despair. "In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has," the American writer Mark Twain once complained. "Think what overwrought …

Budget 2014: winners and losers

Savers and people with private pensions are the clear winners. We explain how individuals are affected<p>A wide range of measures were announced in the 2014 <b>Budget</b> today, with savers very much "at the centre". Here we cut through all the detail to highlight the measures that will affect individuals – …

French banks challenge local loyalty of Germany's Mittelstand

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - France’s big banks are embracing an unlikely challenge - to prise away some of Germany’s mighty Mittelstand of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from their local banking partners.<p>Bernd Supe-Dienes, director of German industrial knife manufacturer Dienes poses …

George Soros blasts 'parasite' banks

George Soros, the billionaire investor, has warned that little has changed since the 2008 crisis in the 'parasite' banking sector<p>George Soros, the billionaire investor, believes the banking sector is a “parasite” holding back the economic recovery and an “incestuous” relationship with regulators …

George Soros

Spring sunshine in pictures

With good weather predicted across the UK this weekend, Guardian readers have been sending in their spring images – and you can share your own via GuardianWitness

Homeless Hungarian man hits lottery jackpot with his last few coins

Unemployed, in debt and facing another year living on the streets in Hungary, László Andraschek spent his last remaining coins on a lottery ticket. Now the formerly homeless man has a choice of accommodation around the world after becoming one of Hungary's biggest lottery winners, with a prize of …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before