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The world's best luxury boot camps

At these wellness retreats, the staff will kick your butt – and then spoil you silly.<p>Pure Kauai, Hawaii, USA<p>Woman on a mountain top looking out to the ocean surrounding Kauai, Hawaii. Image by Chad Riley / OJO Images / Getty Images.<p>Use the island’s stunning nature as a gym – surf lessons, kayak …

Fitness

This Maker Created a Different Origami Figure Every Day in 2014

We’re big fans of all things making, especially paper art. But when makers take on a daily challenge involving one of the most complex forms of the medium — origami — we have to stop and stare (in admiration, of course). That’s exactly what origami artist Ross Symons made us do with his 365 Days of …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

OMG: Ladies, We Can Pee Standing Up With This Device

In most regards, we feel like we totally got the better end of the gender stick. We get to pretend our zits don’t exist, our shoe choices are significantly broader and, oh ya, we can make tiny people. With our bodies. One thing we do envy from our X chromosome-carrying counterparts is their ability …

What to eat in Beijing

Mongolian lamb, Sichuan-style chilli-spiked crayfish and flaky flatbreads with sweet wafts of fried spring onions cooked before you. Beijing showcases the best of China's (and neighbouring) flavours, with a few surprising additions of its own. You’ll find Beijing’s food is as headstrong as its …

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Chef'n Cakewalk Cake Decorating Kit

You need some basic tools when you are decorating cakes. While you can get by with nothing more than an offset spatula if you need to, it makes your …

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Dirty Freight Trucks Become Canvases for Beautifully Detailed Drawings

For well over 10 years, British artist Ben Long has created public art using only his hands. Fingers act as a paintbrush as he produces elaborate drawings on the rear shutters of dirty freight trucks. They transform these large vehicles into mobile works of art, and Long has appropriately named his …

How I Got Over My Gymtimidation

Gym + Intimidation = Gymtimidation, and I’ve had a bad case of it for years. As a big girl, gym culture can be intimidating for a variety of reasons. …

The BEST $20 You'll Ever Spend

Life is about the little things — your morning latte, an extra-long phone charger, and soothing face wipes, to name a few. While these may seem …

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Christina Hendricks: 'My agency dropped me when I first agreed to play Joan in Mad Men'

Everett Collection/Rex<p>Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris in Mad Men. Photograph: Everett Collection/Rex<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/31/1406821853522/Christina-Hendricks-as-Jo-009.jpg<p>460<p>Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar<p>Christina Hendricks steals the show as …

When It Comes To Cheap Eats, NYC Is King

This may be news to you, but living in New York is kind of expensive. And while it may always be the land of $17 cocktails and unmentionable rents, …

Owl Cupcakes - Easy Cake Toppers with Cupcake Addiction

Come with me to Syrup Dessert Bar in Downtown Los Angeles, USA!

Britain tops list of world's most powerful passports

British travel documents were cited as among the most powerful in the world, with passport holders in the UK, along with those in Finland and Sweden, able to enter 173 countries either without a visa or with a visa-on-arrival, according to research by movehub.com, a website for people moving abroad.<p>…

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance

Vodafone, one of the world's largest mobile phone groups, has revealed the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in some of the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe and beyond.<p>The company has …

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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Clean Bandit: the cool sound of classical crossover

Clean Bandit are the Cambridge graduates bringing classical sounds to the charts with hits like Rather Be. Thomas H Green met them<p>Clean Bandit, named for the literal translation of a standard Russian insult, are causing quite a stir in pop. Not only did the band’s last single, Rather Be, get to No …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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Judge denies Gmail search warrant, notes “Technorati are … everywhere”

A federal judge in Silicon Valley took the unusual step last week of rejecting a routine email search request, and suggested that Google(s goog) and …

Top five tools to get started with making games

Want to make a game but don't know where to start?<p>We asked the developers at Europe's first Newsgames Hackathon to tell us which tools novice developers can use to create their own games. Whether you want to tell a non-linear story using a text-based tool or get stuck in with some basic coding, …

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#BBCtrending: Film lamenting social media goes viral

A video which slates social media has become a massive hit on YouTube, with more than 32 million views.<p>The video entitled 'Look Up' claims that we've become "a generation of idiots, smart phones and dumb people" and are "slaves to technology".<p>It's been lauded and criticised online with some finding …

Angels In The Tech Field: Crowdfunding Helps Entrepreneurs Find Big-Money Investors

A hearing-aid startup that raised $2.5 million in its third round of financing. A digital-storage innovator that raised $6 million in its first …

Stunning Macro Photos of Water Drops by Shawn Knol

When he's not watching the kids or tripping over his cat, stay-at-home dad and photographer Shawn Knol (Photoelasticity on Reddit) takes absolutely stunning, close-up photos of water drops. His macro images are vibrant, sharp, and striking, showing every last detail of the water's luminous surface …

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A House Renovated to Focus on the View

House Lam sits on a rocky plot of land in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa with unbelievable views of the city’s skyline. It began as a …