We’ve all had that feeling where we think we have plenty of time. Or we are so excited about our holiday that we simply haven’t started packing yet – and it is almost time to head to the airport. Or an urgent trip suddenly crops up and we need to go now. It’s every traveller’s …

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In the pipeline since 2010, and after a long, beleaguered production, the much-anticipated new Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic has been released – and the reviews are not exactly rave. Almost every critic saved all their praise for Rami Malek’s performance as the legendary frontman, and panned the rest of Bohemian Rhapsody as a pasteurised, homogenised pastiche. …

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The busy, bloody years of 1918 and 1919 saw events the echoes of which are still heard 100 years later. From the worst shipwreck on the North American West Coast to a molasses flood, these are the anniversaries you probably did not know about. Canada’s Titanic Built for the Canadian Pacific Railway between 1910 and …

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Your smartphone sure is a cold, lifeless device. It just sits there, being all plastic and metal, not taking the time to acknowledge your new hairstyle, and being completely indifferent about the fact that you’ve managed to lose weight. How heartless a device it is, and certainly in need of a good dose of humanity. …

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What determines an items value? In most cases the answer is a simple one; the value of an item is determined by its usefulness. A car, able to transport you from A to B, for potentially years, is logically expensive. Add gadgets and gizmos to a car, including GPS, touchscreens and more, and the value …

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Initially introduced in the USA, Maggie Kuhn set up the first official home sharing programme in 1972. Later, during the 1980s, the trend expanded to the UK, and was put into motion by Nan Maitland, who launched the programme in London in 1993. Over the years, its occurrence has grown in leaps and bounds, so …

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There are as many charms to bring good luck as there are people who believe in it. You’ve probably heard about four-leaf clovers and horseshoes, but did you know that certain animals are also said to have the power to change fate in your favour? Different cultures around the world believe that various creatures either …

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