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Piece of string better than BMI for checking body fat

Checking that waist circumference is no more than half of height is the best way of monitoring body mass, say experts<p>A piece of string is a more accurate measure of dangerous weight gain than the controversial Body Mass Index (BMI) a new study suggests.<p>Simply measuring height with string, folding …

China limiting number of mainlanders allowed to visit Hong Kong

Chinese authorities have announced that they will restrict the number of visitors from the mainland allowed to enter Hong Kong. Residents of mainland border city Shenzhen, for example, will only be allowed to visit Hong Kong once a week under the new rules. Previously Shenzheners could visit Hong …

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Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

<i>Max Foster lives in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in travel photography from around the world. He focuses on landscape and cityscape images, and</i> …

10 Rooms You Never Knew You Needed

Here's what to do with that spare room.<p>If you're lucky to have some spare space, turn it into one of these inspiring rooms.

Do You Have Your Priorities Right? Try This Simple Test to Find Out

To learn what's really important, you need a whole-life perspective. Here's how to get it.<p>Are you struggling to balance competing priorities and deadlines? Here's an exercise that may help: Ask yourself how much you'll care about a task or issue when you're 95.<p>At GrowCo last week, I had the great …

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Superzoom Battles: Canon Patents Nearly 100x Zoom PowerShot

A few days back, the folks over at Egami spotted a new Canon PowerShot patent that, unlike most, piqued many photographers’ interest. That’s because …

Stunning Photos of the European Alps that Inspire Awe and Envy

If you live in a place that’s not likely to see snow this winter, or you’re bitter that the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of decided to remain …

Light Painting with iDevices for Unique Product Photography

With the millions of product photos floating around television and the Internet, it’s easy for one product photographer’s carefully-crafted work to …

Astronauts Beam Down an Epic Christmas Eve Spacewalk Portrait

Well, if you’re gonna put a portrait of your mug on Instagram for the whole world to see, this is the way to do it. Taken from outside the ISS during …

The Nikon D7000 and Canon 60D are the Most Stolen Cameras of 2013

Want additional bragging rights when it comes to owning a camera? Well here’s a good one. There now exists a list for the most-stolen digital …

Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video

If you're anything like us, the thought of sifting through mountains of media to create a year in review video is more than a little intimidating. However, it just got a lot easier for some Google+ members. The social network is now using Auto Awesome to create year in review clips for anyone who …

A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change

The Earth may be more than 4.5 billion years old, but it can still surprise us. Scientists have discovered a gigantic liquid water reservoir …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Google’s Chromebooks Have Hit Their Stride

It looks like Microsoft was right to worry about Google’s Chromebook project. According to the latest numbers from NPD, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales to businesses in 2013. That’s up from virtually nothing in the year before. …

The 60 best holidays in France for 2018

France summer booking guide<p>Planning a holiday to France? Read our guide to the best regions, including expert advice on where to go on the Côte-d'Azur and Aquitaine Coast, in Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon, Brittany, Normandy, Burgundy and the Dordogne as well as the best operators and booking …

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Loneliness

10 incredibly simple things you should be doing to protect your privacy http://onforb.es/1j9Tjrb #forbesgreatesthits This post is for you, guy with no iPad password, and for you, girl who stays signed into Gmail on her boyfriend's computer, and for you, person walking down the street having a loud conversation on your mobile phone about your recent doctor's diagnosis of that rash thing you have. These are the really, really simple things you should be doing to keep casual intruders from invading your privacy.

We must invest in SMEs to create a lasting recovery

The Government must focus on measures that will incentivise large businesses to invest the cash they have accumulated and to boost the confidence of small and medium-sized businesses<p>We have much to be optimistic about as we reflect on 2013, with the UK economy growing at its fastest rate for three …

Foreign workers can benefit Britain, says Sir Stuart Rose

Ocado chariman and former Marks & Spencer chief says foreigners are generally hard workers and provide much-needed labour<p><b>Full interview: Sir Stuart Rose</b><p>Sir Stuart Rose, the Ocado chairman and former Marks & Spencer chief executive, has said that Britain should welcome foreign workers to the UK days …

Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Do you check your phone for text messages or emails during business meetings?<p>According to new research from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, you are probably annoying your boss and colleagues. Furthermore, the research indicates that older professionals and those …

Demand for engineers at record high

Industry has only half the candidates it needs for its specialist sectors<p>Demand for freelance engineers is at a record high, with major firms reporting significant understaffing levels in specialist divisions.<p>The engineering industry has only half the candidates it needs for its specialist sectors, …