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Revealed: How to get a free airline upgrade

Our Travel Hacks series features top tips to make your next holiday a lot less stressful.<p>In this video, Nick Trend, Telegraph Travel's Consumer Editor, suggests ways to improve your chances of securing the holy grail of air travel: a free upgrade.<p>For more tips, see our complete guide to getting …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Worship the Same God? Do Any of Us?

Anyone who has doubted the intellectual bankruptcy of Evangelicalism needs only to look at Wheaton College. The "Harvard of Christian schools" has begun proceedings to fire Larycia Hawkins, so they claim, not because of a headscarf she wore in solidarity with Muslims, but because she had the …

“Being black and gay in America both come with heavy doses of self-loathing”: Actor Darryl Stephens opens up about typecasting, visibility and telling his own story

<b>(Rebecca Sanabria)</b><p>The “Noah’s Arc” star spoke to Salon about his memoir “Required Reading” and being out, gay and black in Hollywood<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>August 27, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>Self-described as “THE black, gay poster child,” with a signature part as the title character in the hit LOGO series “Noah’s …

Heartbreaking Photos Show A Child Bride's Wedding In Bangladesh

Nearly one-third of Bangladeshi girls are married by age 15.<p>Child marriage in Bangladesh is a persistent problem despite minimum age laws and government vows to curtail the practice.<p>Nearly one-third of Bangladeshi girls are married by 15, the highest rate for that age group in the world, according …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b>Markets around the world were crushed on Monday — dubbed China's "Black Monday"— which saw the Shanghai Composite Index fall around 8.5%, the biggest single-day collapse since 2007.<p><b>2.</b> Chinese stocks fell again on Tuesday, plunging more than 6%, though other markets in Asia appear to be …

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The radical “Jurassic World” we didn’t get to see: When “starting from scratch” means “starting from white”

<b>Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson in "Jurassic World" (Universal Pictures)</b><p>Before the blockbuster was rewritten, the main characters were Chinese. What if that didn’t change?<p>Imran Siddiquee<p>August 4, 2015 2:13am (UTC)<p>Universal Studios recently announced a release date for the inevitable "Jurassic World" …

11 tips to make you a Netflix master

Everyone loves Netflix. For $7.99 each month, it puts many of our favorite shows and movies at our fingertips and on nearly all of our devices 24/7.<p>And with its growing collection of original programming ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Marvel's Daredevil," and more), Netflix keeps …

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