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Financial Life Skills We Wish We Knew Earlier

When was the last time you used the Dewey Decimal System to find a great new novel? Or the last time you referenced an element’s atomic number on the periodic table? Even though money management is a huge part of life, it seems like you’re on your own to learn […]

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Then and Now: Victorian England Meets 2019

Then and Now: Victorian England Meets 2019

Short of inventing yourself a time machine, it’s difficult to picture precisely how England’s cities have changed since Victorian times. But thanks to the wonder of archive images and our roving photographers, we’ve created a new set of interactive images that will instantly transport you back 125 years to the […]

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A Flower Map of the UK

A Flower Map of the UK

When you think of the counties of the UK, your first thought might be of the boundaries we’ve drawn, the accents to be heard, the county coats of arms or mottoes. But how about, more simply, what you find underfoot when you tread the natural land?   In 2002, conservation […]

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The Motto of Every County in the UK, Mapped

The counties of the UK are a weird and wonderful mosaic of overlapping histories, local rivalries, strange dialects, and curious customs. While the land was originally divided into administrative areas by the Romans, over time these artificial borders have come to represent the best and worst of regional pride – […]

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9 Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind

It’s probably no surprise that the human mind has a tendency to wander. Scientific research has discovered that this trait is almost ubiquitous among humans, and most of us experience it regularly.. While the neural basis for mind wandering remained something of a mystery until recently, research has begun to […]

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How to Have More Meaningful Conversations

Most of us don’t give much thought to our conversation style. Some conversations are good, some of them are bad and others instantly forgettable. We often don’t have a choice about who we talk to, and the best thing we can do is hope to find someone we “click” with. […]

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