WebsiteOfTheDay archive

  • Website of the day: Panda Live
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    Website of the day: Panda Live

    By 13 August 2013

    Despite the fact that the biggest cultural event in Europe is taking place at the moment, the biggest news to be coming out of Edinburgh is that Tian Tian, the giant panda, may or may not be pregnant. That’s right - may or may not. They don't know for...

  • Website of the day: Pitch Up
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    Website of the day: Pitch Up

    By 12 August 2013

    The long, hot summer continues, at least for the most part. And that might mean you’re considering a few nights under canvas. There’re not much better than falling asleep with just the sounds of nature and the dying embers of the campfire as a lullaby,...

  • Website of the day: Beautiful Bottoms
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    Website of the day: Beautiful Bottoms

    By 9 August 2013

    The secret is out. And it something that has been a topic of heated debate for a lot of people since that spectacular spring day in 2011. On 29 April that year, Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. But all that was overshadowed (poor choice...

  • Website of the day: Stop Phubbing
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    Website of the day: Stop Phubbing

    By 8 August 2013

    “Hmm? Sorry, what did you say?” “Well if you put your damn phone away you’d hear what I was saying…” Sound familiar? I bet it does. We all do it and have it done to us. In a social situation, we pull out the smartphone and have a quick gander...

  • Website of the day: Duct Tape Surfing
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    Website of the day: Duct Tape Surfing

    By 7 August 2013

    At DuctTapeSurfing.com you will find an incredible story. Tragically, it begins as a story that is all too common. A life changed forever in a split second. A single moment that has a profound effect on an entire family’s existence. Pascale Honore was...

  • Website of the day: You Can’t Write Proper English Under Pressure
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    Website of the day: You Can’t Write Proper English Under Pressure

    By 6 August 2013

    Reading and writing. As a general rule, it’s something that most people learn to do at quite an early age. From then on it’s something you just kind of carry around for a few years until you need to use it to pass a few exams or make a living. If...

  • Website of the day: Home Away
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    Website of the day: Home Away

    By 5 August 2013

    Monday. The day that causes the power cut that knocks out your alarm clock. The day that inexplicably turns the boiler off, so you can only have a cold shower. Monday. The day that perches the pigeon that poops on you as you reach the bus stop. The day...

  • Website of the day: The 90s Button
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    Website of the day: The 90s Button

    By 2 August 2013

    It's Friday. It's summer. You might be stuck in a sweltering office, shop or classroom staring out of a window at people enjoying an early start to their weekend. Look at them all. They almost seem to skip along their merry way don't they? Heading to...

  • Website of the day: Which - Calling Time
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    Website of the day: Which - Calling Time

    By 1 August 2013

    When did it all begin? When did companies turn around and say to themselves: “I know – let’s just call anybody and everybody and get them to buy our stuff…?” Whenever it was, that's in my top ten of Moments In Time I’d Like To Go Back To So...

  • Website of the day: Go Think Big
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    Website of the day: Go Think Big

    By 31 July 2013

    There’s a lot of talk about getting people on to the property ladder, with new government-backed schemes designed to help young people buy their own first homes. All well and good, assuming those young people have jobs. And that’s the rub of the matter....

  • Website of the day: Tiger Time
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    Website of the day: Tiger Time

    By 30 July 2013

    Here’s a number for you: 3,200. That’s how many tigers there are left in the wild. In total... That’s astonishing, isn’t it? One of the most mythical and beautiful creatures is literally on the edge of existence. And it’s all our fault. We’ve...

  • Website of the day: Family Traveller
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    Website of the day: Family Traveller

    By 29 July 2013

    It just got real. The first week of the school holidays probably passed in a blur of last-minute end of term farewells, a shedload of washing and the sheer unadulterated novelty of the whole family being in the house at the same time. All of the time....

  • Website of the day: Full Steam Ahead
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    Website of the day: Full Steam Ahead

    By 26 July 2013

    How are you with putting things together?  Maybe you grew up with Lego and Meccano. Perhaps you’re a dab hand with the flat-pack offerings of Ikea.  It’s possible you’re even more accomplished and service your own car and computers, and if you...

  • Website of the day: Great British Budget Menu
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    Website of the day: Great British Budget Menu

    By 25 July 2013

    We’ve featured BBC sites a fair few times, and we offer no apology for doing so again today. This is because the Great British Budget Menu is well worth talking about. It’s the online presence for a show that was broadcast on BBC1 last week (annoyingly,...

  • Website of the day: Bleeding Cool
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    Website of the day: Bleeding Cool

    By 24 July 2013

    If you’re the kind of person who actually stops to look at those movie posters on subway walls and bus shelters, you might have noticed a new name cropping up on the bits where they plaster the words “terrific” or “spectacular” and then give...

  • Website of the day: Design Taxi
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    Website of the day: Design Taxi

    By 23 July 2013

    Last week’s tip on Visual News prompted somebody to let us know about designtaxi.com, as they thought there was a similar vein of taste, authenticity and humour running through it. And we heartily agree. This is a beautifully simple way to surface the...

  • Website of the day: Sported
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    Website of the day: Sported

    By 22 July 2013

    Two words that will probably even now still provoke a certain amount of sniggering among the chattering classes: Olympic legacy. London 2012 was supposed to reignite this green and pleasant land with the fire of unrivalled sporting glory, and if you look...

  • Website of the day: Visual News
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    Website of the day: Visual News

    By 19 July 2013

    There are literally millions of ways for you to entertain your eyeballs online, aren’t there? There are the big name institutions, full of countless uploads-per-minute stats and the toxic trolling of mindless idiots.  Then there are those that cater...

  • Website of the day: The Atlantic
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    Website of the day: The Atlantic

    By 18 July 2013

    It’s rare that an organisation founded in the 1850s can still be seen as a pioneer, but in theatlantic.com it’s safe to say that it's still forging ahead with new editorial ideas, pushing boundaries and promoting new talent. This is the online version...

  • Website of the day: Muddy Paws
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    Website of the day: Muddy Paws

    By 17 July 2013

    There’s a good reason that pet dogs are often called man’s best friend. They become a big part of many people’s families and looking after them can be an enjoyable part of daily life. And when the sun shines, there’s nothing nicer than a long...

  • Website of the day: Quick and Dirty Tricks
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    Website of the day: Quick and Dirty Tricks

    By 16 July 2013

    Most of will know somebody who is good at something. It’s what happens in life. You go to school, college or work and you meet people that just sort of know stuff. It’s how we learn and it’s also how we get things done if we can’t do it ourselves...

  • Website of the day: Direct Tee Times
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    Website of the day: Direct Tee Times

    By 15 July 2013

    Summer has finally arrived. Here in the UK, we’ve had more than 48 hours with sunshine covering at least a good portion of the country. I know; it’s incredible. So outdoor activities might be starting to register as something you may want to take...

  • Website of the day: Yoosli
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    Website of the day: Yoosli

    By 12 July 2013

    Muesli? Yuk. Despite the best efforts of Alpen over the years, the idea of muesli for breakfast isn’t always an appealing one. The stuff you buy can be a gruelling mix of desiccated fruit and flakes of what once were healthy grains. And kids won’t...

  • Website of the day: Shoot the Face
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    Website of the day: Shoot the Face

    By 11 July 2013

    The smartphone revolution has changed the way we look at the world forever. With everybody carrying a high-resolution camera in their pocket, images of the world around us are being captured on a scale that nobody could ever have imagined. The sharing...

  • Website of the day: Search the Money
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    Website of the day: Search the Money

    By 10 July 2013

    There's a lot to be said for politicians. They're either tireless servants of the public interest, or money-grabbing corrupt narcissists who care little for the trust and responsibility they've been given. There's rarely any middle ground in most people's...