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26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

Archaeology

Breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day, says scientist

Claims that breakfast is the most important meal of the day have little scientific basis, a study suggests.<p>Dieticians and health experts have long promoted the benefits of eating breakfast as an energy booster and a way to kick-start the metabolism.<p>But the idea that skipping this meal makes you …

Global warming: normal weather is a 'thing of the past', claims scientist

Oxford University's Professor Myles Allen said we have 'changed the odds' on weather conditions, with wetter and warmer winters now more likely<p>Normal weather is now a “thing of the past”, a leading climate change scientist has said, after storms and heavy rain caused devastating floods in parts of …

Pictures of the day: 24 November 2015 - Telegraph

How to Get Great Flower Photographs with a Telephoto Lens

Summer flowers, winter flowers, fall berries and the foliage in between bring endless photographic opportunities. With flowers, we are quick to pull …

Landscape Photography

The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds: Which is Best?

Two terms, one more frequently heard that the other, are the <b>golden ratio</b> and the <b>rule of thirds</b>. But is one really better than the other? In this …

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

Tutorials

Sundance 2015 review – The Stanford Prison Experiment: notorious behaviour test becomes masterful film

In 1971, students at Stanford university were divided into guards and prisoners in a mock jail, and quickly spiralled into sadism and subordination. Adapting it for the screen, Kyle Patrick Alvarez cranks up the claustrophobia to nightmarish levels<p>In 1971, Stanford psychology professor Philip …

Stanford University

Medical Training: How long does it take to make a doctor?

In 2013 an independent review of medical training, chaired by Prof. Dr David Greenaway, suggested that the length of post-graduate training could be reduced. Today the Royal College of Physicians and the British Medical Association have expressed concerns that this reduction might harm patient …

Education

14 Places You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Are you <i>sure</i> you booked a trip to Mon-tree-awl? Or are you instead headed to Muhn-trawl?<p>Pronouncing the correct name of a city or country can make it sound like a whole new place. Accurate accentuation can also really help you jive with locals.<p>Study a few place names you may have been saying wrong …

Architizer

10 Rooms You Never Knew You Needed

6 Easy Styling Tips to Refresh a Room

Instantly refresh your room.<p>A home makeover doesn't have to require new furniture, a trip to the hardware store, or a big budget. Here's how to style a space for an instant refresh.

Apparently drunk Johnny Depp cut off at Hollywood Film Awards ceremony

Actor was slurring his words and unsteady on his feet while presenting award Depp struggles with microphone and says: ‘It’s one of those nights’<p>Johnny Depp opened the Hollywood awards season on a high note on Friday night, appearing to be drunk and being cut off while presenting at the Hollywood …

Lee Daniels to shoot 'true-life' tale of 'demonic possession'

Daniels to tackle tale of basement known as ‘portal to hell’ in Indiana<p>Precious film-maker Lee Daniels will direct the “true life” tale of a woman whose family have supposedly been possessed by demonic spirits, reports Deadline.<p>Daniels, also known for The Butler and The Paperboy, is planning a …

Inside A Mother Of Four's Glamorous "Getaway" Apartment

Everyone dreams of a private retreat.<p>Everyone dreams of a private retreat. This lucky wife and mother has one just a few blocks from her Birmingham, Alabama, home. Designers Doug Davis and Hannon Kirk Doody create a glamorous, ultrafeminine apartment that blends inviting textures, modern …

The Falling review – Carol Morley's masterly followup to Dreams of a Life

Director Carol Morley has come up with another brilliant and very distinctive feature, about an epidemic of fainting that grips a girls school in the 1960s<p>Carol Morley’s entirely absorbing new film is about a mysterious outbreak of mass hysterical fainting at a girls’ school in the late 1960s. The …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

This Is What Cookies Coated With Frank's Hot Sauce Taste Like

If you're the "I put hot sauce on everything" type, you will be elated to know there's a Frank's Red Hot-coated cookie in town. The bite-sized bits are from the bakery This Chick Bakes and are fittingly named "Hot Drops."<p>In real life, the cookies don't look as much like chicken nuggets as they do …

Finally … The Real Trash Can

Take a bow Eco Trash Can, what simple and sensible design! What we have here is a trashcan with strategic grooves to hold plastic bags that can …

Paintbox – Manicure Studio Branding by Lotta Nieminen

Branding, art direction, and web design by Lotta Nieminen for Paintbox, a manicure studio based in New York City.<p>I have to admit, I’m a big fan of …

LITTLE CLOUD Lamp

<i>Little Cloud</i> is a functional art object that brings physical light, peace and love. Featuring two different light intensities, it can be used …

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Design Mark Winners

This time of year, Golden Pin Design Award has released the Design Mark winners of 2014. This Taipei based award has opened its criteria to finally …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

The 5 Sexiest Neighborhoods on Earth

<i>By: Gianni Jaccoma</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's happened to us all before: Wandering through an unfamiliar part of town, you suddenly realize you're surrounded by throngs of devastatingly attractive people. It's as if you stumbled into a dream, or at least onto the set of an Abercrombie & Fitch …

Drugs and the devil spice up 'Inner Demons'

They tried to make her go to rehab, but what she really needed was an exorcism. Such is the case of 16-year-old Carson Morris, the subject of an intervention-style reality TV show at the heart of "Inner Demons," an efficient little thriller in the found-footage mode.<p>Carson (Lara Vosburgh), an A …

Horror

'The Houses October Built' produces credible horrors

"The Houses October Built" proves one of the more successful attempts at the found-footage horror flick since "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones." It has its holes in logic, but at least it grasps the simple premise that footage can be found only if it has in fact been filmed.<p>Five thrill seekers …

Horror

America's Rooftop Solar Panels Are Probably Facing The Wrong Direction

But they make more money this way.<p>The direction of your rooftop solar panels benefits your wallet more than the environment, according to multiple energy officials interviewed by The New York Times.<p>Virtually all homes point their solar panels south, where they can best capture rays from the sun …

Solar Power

Ansel Elgort gets selfie-indulgent at the London film festival premiere of Men, Women and Children - in pictures

Men, Women and Children, which had its UK premiere at the London film festival last night, is a film which in part explores the effect digital addiction has on human communication. Yet stars Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever were perfectly snap happy when they met smartphone-armed fans in Leicester …

Best of Late Night TV: Steve Carell's Word Sneak and LL Cool J's Couch Humping

Elle Fanning showed up on "The Late Show" to show off her brand new brunette locks to David Letterman, which took <i>seven hours</i> to dye for a new movie. Blonde have more fun, but Elle looks –– as David Letterman and Tony The Tiger say –– grrreat!<p>Emmy Rossum moseyed on by "Late Night," and shared the …