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Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of his salary to social projects, flies economy class and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle.<p>But the former …

Video: Road Bike Party 2 - Insane Stunts On A Road Bike

Martyn Ashton was capable of accomplishing some pretty crazy things on a road bike. I say "was" because during the making of the video below he …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

How publishing fiction online launched the career of this young writer

News that a quarter of the top 100 Kindle books on Amazon.com are from indie publishers doesn't surprise me. I started out writing online. Fed up with the choice of reading about werewolves, wizards or vampires, I posted my first book, The Kissing Booth (a regular high school romance without any …

The 25 Best Films of 2013 in 11 Minutes

Ain't nobody got time to go to the movies. So it's a good thing David Ehrlich has you covered.<p>This 11-minute montage for Film.com counts down the 25 …

Google Brings Street View To U.S. And Canadian National Parks

I've always been a big fan of Google's Street View technology. It's the amalgamation of the excellent Google Maps and photos that are taken and …

Man loses house in tornado, remains upbeat after PS4 survives

Amid numerous reports of faults, Sony’s new PlayStation 4 has proven itself surprisingly tornado-proof after a picture of one salvaged from a ruined …

Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

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Google Street View will now take you on a tour of a British submarine

The HMS Ocelot, a 50-year-old British submarine has the distinct honor of being the first submersible to be offered up on Google’s street view. <i>The Register</i> reports the company mapped-out the control room, sleeping quarters and even some of the torpedo tubes, which are obviously out of service. …

Police dogs to receive £1,500 pension pot to help them put their paws up in retirement

and<p>Police dogs will be rewarded with a £1,500 pension pot to help them when they put their paws up in retirement.<p>The money will cover costs such as …

6 Job Interview Questions and Answers to Avoid

The old adage of "think before you speak" is never truer than when you're on a job interview. One unwitting slip-up could cost you your dream …

An A-Z of modern office jargon

<b>Annual leave</b><p>When even the word holiday is thought to sound too frivolous and hedonistic, so that people on their holidays set their out-of-office autoreply to announce grandly that they are instead on annual leave, then surely we have entered a hellishly self-parodic downward spiral of capitalist …

How Can I Outfit My Next Backpacking Trip on the Cheap?

<i>A:</i><p>Every centimeter of your pack—and each buck in your wallet—counts. Stuffing it with gear that pulls double or triple duty is one of the smartest ways to consolidate space. I picked seven of my favorite multi-purpose items that you can get for under $7. Hiking smart shouldn't break the bank.<p><b>1.</b> …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Wild at heart: best animal adventures

Set your pulse racing with the wildest animal adventures around the world. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Get close to giant pandas near Xi'an, China<p>Pandas by Chi King. CC BY 2.0.<p>These black-and-white beauties are battling extinction but you can help them out – …

'Fight for what you believe in': How best-selling authors battled rejection

<i>Samantha Shannon’s “The Bone Season” is the first pick for the new TODAY Book Club. Read</i> <i>an</i> <i>exclusive excerpt and</i> <i>RSVP to join a Google Hangout with Shannon and Natalie Morales on September 16. Keep up with the TODAY Book Club</i> <i>by subscribing to our newsletter and</i> <i>follow @TODAYsBooks for book club</i> …

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Custom-Engineered Bicycle Hits 80 Miles per Hour

London-based framebuilder Tom Donhou has managed 80 mph on a hand-made bicycle on the open road — though indoor tests ultimately revealed his bike …

Charting Adventure: How to Tell If You Need a New Bike

<b>Some of us already know whether we need a new bike,</b> some of us <i>always</i> know whether we need a new bike. But others of us, well, we’re wracked by …

9 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do Online

1. Find Your Ring Size<p>2. Measure Your Pupillary Distance<p>3. Find the Seat Map of Any Flight on Any Airline<p>4. Design and Print Your Own 3D Creations<p>5. …

Video: Mountain Biking Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor

The Wakhan Corridor is a narrow patch of land located in northeast Afghanistan that separates Tajikistan and Pakistan. The Corridor was once used a …

5 Common Brand Messaging Mistakes by Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

6 Apps That Make Mornings More Manageable

I'm not a morning person. I'm a perpetual snoozer, and I'm usually running late. But with the help of the technology in the palm of my hand, I tend …

10 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Developers

1. Firebug Lite<p>2. Web Developer<p>3. Session Manager<p>4. Clear Cache<p>5. Chrome Sniffer<p>6. JSONView<p>7. Resolution Test<p>8. Edit This Cookie<p>9. Page Speed Insights<p>…

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8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

1. Screen Capture<p>2. Send With Gmail<p>3. Write Space<p>4. Chroma<p>5. Google Voice<p>6. LastPass<p>7. Print Friendly<p>8. Tab Packager<p>Google Chrome is the go-to …