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The End of Parking

The End of Parking

Could ride-sharing and robocars make our cities greener and our lives less chaotic?

Long Live Your Phone Battery

Long Live Your Phone Battery

In theory, modern smartphones can last hundreds of hours on a single charge. But in practice today’s top phones will squeeze out about 20 hours at best. With that in mind, we tested both Android (Google) and iOS (Apple) phones to pin down battery-saving tricks that actually work.

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

How to make choices that reflect your values.

In Praise of Technology

In Praise of Technology

I am as guilty as anyone of romanticising our simpler low-tech past. But the fact is, my smartphone is a godsend.

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Romancing the Terrorist

Romancing the Terrorist

A French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in ISIS. What she wanted was a story. What she got was the fright of her life.

Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Weapons

Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Weapons

From the discovery of the subatomic particle, the unfortunate rise and rise of nuclear armaments.

13 Odd Things That Happened on Friday the 13th

13 Odd Things That Happened on Friday the 13th

It’s just like any other day of the year, isn’t it?

4 Easy Ways to Be the Most Interesting Person in the Room

4 Easy Ways to Be the Most Interesting Person in the Room

Looking for tips on how to be more interesting? With a little effort, your popularity will soar.

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9 Fascinating Facts About the Number 40 You Never Knew

9 Fascinating Facts About the Number 40 You Never Knew

Science, religion, and literature all agree — you can always count on 40.

Encounters With the Other Side

Encounters With the Other Side

Absolutely true stories about shadowy figures, moving objects, strange voices and other things that go bump in the night.

How to Improve Your Marriage in Just One Day

How to Improve Your Marriage in Just One Day

Life’s tangles are no match for radio personality Garrison Keillor’s relationship.

3 Survival Tips for the Digital World

3 Survival Tips for the Digital World

Follow these handy tips to stay grounded in an increasingly busy and device-oriented world.

Laughing at Language

Laughing at Language

Why certain words are funny.

I Hear You

I Hear You

How couples can improve their listening skills.

Changing of the Home Guard

Changing of the Home Guard

As a film version of Dad’s Army shoulders arms and prepares to march into cinemas, Joy Persaud chats to Toby Jones and Michael Gambon about reviving the much-loved TV comedy.

 

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