Archive for Ian Hughes

  • Website of the day: Circles of Life - The 143 Best Songs In The World
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    Website of the day: Circles of Life - The 143 Best Songs In The World

    By 23 April 2014

    We may have just discovered our new favourite blog. It’s certainly gone into our top ten, which is quite apt, when you see the subject matter. Andrew Collins is a music journalist who, like many people, one day decided to put together his top 50 playlist....

  • Website of the day: Distractify
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    Website of the day: Distractify

    By 22 April 2014

    The Easter break is one of our favourites. It comes at just the right time of year to feel like a proper holiday, and the two four-day weeks make it feel like you’re almost a part-timer. Almost. And, if you’re really lucky, your place of work will...

  • Website of the day: Highsnobiety
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    Website of the day: Highsnobiety

    By 21 April 2014

    On those occasional lists of “cool” cities, you tend to get the usual suspects. New York, London, Paris, Tokyo. It’s only people who’ve been there will want to add Berlin into their top three. But it’s true. Berlin is one of the most culturally...

  • Website of the day: Selfeed
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    Website of the day: Selfeed

    By 17 April 2014

    It’s the word that just won’t go away, especially now that it’s been recognised by the Oxford English Dictionary, and was voted word of the year last year: Selfie - NOUN (plural selfies) informal A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically...

  • Website of the day: Give Me Sport
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    Website of the day: Give Me Sport

    By 16 April 2014

    If you’re a football fan (that’s soccer for our American readers) it’s getting to the business end of the season now, isn’t it? League places are being decided, with the accompanying joy of promotion or despair of relegation that goes with it....

  • Website of the day: Send My Bag
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    Website of the day: Send My Bag

    By 15 April 2014

    Traveling is so exciting, isn’t it? The anticipation of experiencing new foods, new cultures, new ideas. The adventure of the journey itself - soaring thousands of feet above the surface of our planet. The unadulterated thrill of wondering whether your...

  • Website of the day: Cracked
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    Website of the day: Cracked

    By 14 April 2014

    We really like cracked.com. Yes, at first glance, it looks like just another one of those "5/10/25 things that will make you laugh/freak you out/leave the country" type sites. And, to an extent, it is. But dig into any of the posts and you'll see some...

  • Website of the day: The Key of Awesome
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    Website of the day: The Key of Awesome

    By 11 April 2014

    It's Friday. The sun is shining (mostly) and so we're giving you something to make the day fly by, so that you can get on with your weekend. Pop music parodies are ten a penny on the various video sharing sites, but few go to the lengths of the ones you'll...

  • Website of the day: B0ringtweets
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    Website of the day: B0ringtweets

    By 10 April 2014

    Twitter is a fascinating place to spend any length of time. It's full of pithy writing, polarised opinions and a fair few brilliant parody accounts. Rarely a day goes by when something really interesting doesn’t happen. But all that interestingness...

  • Website of the day: Bon Appétit
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    Website of the day: Bon Appétit

    By 9 April 2014

    It’s a bit of a long story, but we wanted recipes for some non-alcoholic cocktails. So-called “mocktails". It says a lot about us when none of us had any to hand, but we knew where we could find some. It’s one of the best things about the internet...

  • Website of the day: Are You Your Selfie?
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    Website of the day: Are You Your Selfie?

    By 8 April 2014

    Here’s a social experiment that gets to the very heart of what the internet, and social media in particular, is increasingly being accused of - “it’s all about me, me, me…” The buzzword of recent times has been “selfie” with all walks of...

  • Website of the day: Atterley Road
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    Website of the day: Atterley Road

    By 7 April 2014

    Looking good is something that takes a little time and effort. It also, unfortunately, can cost a bit too, particularly if you want to stay up to date with the latest trends and have a taste for designer labels. Thankfully, online shopping has done much...

  • Website of the day: Walthamstow Tourist Board (Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses)
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    Website of the day: Walthamstow Tourist Board (Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses)

    By 4 April 2014

    Walthamstow. One of the jewels of London. No, really. At least it certainly is if you believe walthamstowtourism.co.uk, because this is the unofficial tourist site for this gloriously shabby London borough. Why on earth would we be telling you about...

  • Website of the day: Student Money Saver
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    Website of the day: Student Money Saver

    By 3 April 2014

    Regular readers will know we love anything that saves a few quid, and we've featured sites that are aimed at students before. But this is our new favourite. Rather than presenting offers and discounts from a bunch of "selected partners" studentmoneysaver.co.uk behaves...

  • Website of the day: #extramile
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    Website of the day: #extramile

    By 2 April 2014

    So, we got through April Fool's Day relatively unscathed, but the risk of posting his one yesterday, when we really wanted to, was just too much. We want it to be take seriously, because it's such a good idea. Being the beginning of April, it's officially...

  • Website of the day: Buzzfeed
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    Website of the day: Buzzfeed

    By 1 April 2014

    You probably know buzzfeed.com. We’ve been fans for ages, and they tend to crop up on most people’s social media feeds with there constant stream of online mischief making. They have a very discerning eye for a meme, and the recent “how [insert...

  • Website of the day: Headspace
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    Website of the day: Headspace

    By 31 March 2014

    Monday’s come round awfully quickly again, hasn’t it? Losing an hour to British Summer Time probably hasn’t helped, but if you’re facing a new week and not really feeling refreshed and ready to go, every moment counts. Modern life is frantic for...

  • Website of the day: TFL
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    Website of the day: TFL

    By 28 March 2014

    A bit like the transport system it was supporting, the old TFL website was very useful, but just a little bit clunky and disjointed. It worked, but getting from A to B wasn’t always that straightforward. That hasn’t changed on London’s labyrinthine transport...

  • Website of the day: Goop
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    Website of the day: Goop

    By 27 March 2014

    Poor Gwynnie. Poor Chris. One of the celebrity world’s seemingly most stable and celebrated couples is not at solid as it was thought. It was front page news yesterday as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced, very publicly for such a famously...

  • Website of the day: Eterni Me
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    Website of the day: Eterni Me

    By 26 March 2014

    A few weeks ago, when we first heard about eterni.me, like most people, we thought it was some kind of marketing stunt. Perhaps it was a new offbeat sci-fi movie, or another series of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. But then, the people behind it even...

  • Website of the day: Andres Amador Arts
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    Website of the day: Andres Amador Arts

    By 25 March 2014

    The call of the sea. You can hear it at this time of year. Summer is just around the corner and the thought of a day on the beach will start to appeal to many. And there are traditions involved in a trip to the seaside, no matter where in the world you...

  • Website of the day: Jam With Chrome
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    Website of the day: Jam With Chrome

    By 24 March 2014

    For a very small group of people, the past two days will forever be known as a lost weekend. You see, on Friday night, we decided to take a look at jamwithchrome.com. And all of a sudden it’s Monday morning already. The weekend has passed in a blur...

  • Website of the day: Tory Bingo
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    Website of the day: Tory Bingo

    By 21 March 2014

    It’s Friday, so it must be time for a meme. This one surfaced yesterday after an ill-judged, post-Budget attempt by a Tory MP to connect with the masses on Twitter. Epic fail, as they say in such circles, and Twitter was soon awash with people having...

  • Website of the day: Dogeminer
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    Website of the day: Dogeminer

    By 20 March 2014

    It’s a while since we gave you something completely and utterly pointless. Admittedly, not a long while, but a while nonetheless, and dogeminer.se is just about the most pointless thing we've seen in that while. But that doesn’t mean it’s not fun....

  • Website of the day: Self Sufficient 'Ish'
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    Website of the day: Self Sufficient 'Ish'

    By 19 March 2014

    If you believe the politicians, we’ve never had it so good. Low unemployment, low borrowing rates and the economy showing signs of growth again. So why does it feel like we never have any money in our pockets? The simple reason is that the price of...