business
A Japanese Company is Giving Non-Smokers Six Days Extra Holiday

It's one of those things that most people seem to have accepted about the working world. Everyone gets breaks at work, but smokers seem to get more because they're always off to light up every couple of hours. Well no more, says one Japanese company, and is offering extra holiday to make up for it. Read More >>

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This Delightful Lego Contraption Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You

The lead up to Halloween is one of the best times of the year, with spooky parties, scary movies, and copious amounts of cheap candy in stores. But Halloween night, when you’re constantly running to the door to give away your coveted candy stocks, is less enjoyable. So why not build a Lego robot to deal with trick-or-treaters instead? Read More >>

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Airlander Plans Holidays in the Sky

The Airlander 10 big bottomed balloon thing has found its first commercial use, with a travel company set to offer a bed on the ship for tourist runs from next year. Read More >>

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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Most Holidays are Fake, Here’s Why

Do you celebrate National Onion Rings Day? What about Be Kind to Animals Week? Have you bought anything for your significant other for, today, "Talk Like a Pirate Day"? Time is running out! ThARRRRs just 9 shopping days left! Read More >>

security
Government’s Holiday Horror Terror Advisory Inadvertently Promotes the ‘Staycation’

Older readers might remember the Cold War horror videos of the 1970s and early 1980s, which convinced a generation of seven-year-olds that the jet plane flying overhead was probably a nuclear bomb about to wipe out Bodmin and therefore their homes, turning them and the dog into dust. This generation's thing for children to be scared of? Overseas random terrorist gun attacks. Read More >>

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Fake Food Poisoning Claims Could Get Brits Banned From All-in Holiday Deals

Suspiciously high numbers of claims of food poisoning when troughing out at the hotel buffet have been coming in, with only the British travellers complaining of becoming ill at some all-inclusive holiday destinations -- causing hotel operators to accuse us of becoming a nation of compensation-chasing liars. Read More >>

holidays
Bristol Crane Opens for B&B

A listed former cargo crane in a dock in Bristol is the latest "glamping" pod for rich people to sit in on the Wi-Fi all day, with the crane-based treehouse now available for rent. Read More >>

Shopping List
The Best Gadgets To Safeguard Your Stuff When You’re on Holiday.

We've already talked about a few ways you can increase security in the home, but what about when you're away from familiar surroundings? If you're going on holiday you don't have the same level of security as you do at home, but thankfully there are some thing you can buy to make sure you and your stuff is nice and safe. Read More >>

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O2’s Not Going to Overcharge You When You Go on a European Holiday

O2 has announced that its customers won't be getting shafted if they attempt to use their mobile phones in Europe this summer. So if you pop over to the continent to stock up on cheap wine and cheese, there's one less thing to have to worry about. Read More >>

holidays
11 Bank Holidays Politicians Should Be Offering Instead

We love a good bank holiday here in the UK, and Jeremy Corbyn's plan to give us another four a year has certainly caught the electorate's attention. Inevitably, then, the other parties have been frantically brainstorming their own celebrations to compete, leading to a spiralling holiday arms race in which eventually, no one will have to go to work ever again. Read More >>

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The Surprising Reason Cardiac Deaths Spike Around Christmas

Merry Christmas! Heart-related deaths spike right around the holiday season. And a happy New Year! Read More >>

design
This Gingerbread Apple II Computer Is Perfectly Edible Inside and Out

If you’re looking for a quick hit of internet fame around Christmas, consider baking up some gingerbread and making anything but a house. So far we’ve seen crashed Enterprises and Death Stars, but a gingerbread Apple II computer, complete with edible circuitboards inside, easily wins Christmas this year. Read More >>

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A Drone-Mounted Christmas Tree Is Easier To Take to the Curb After the Big Day

Sure, opting for a real Christmas tree fills your home with the wonderful smell of pine needles during the festive period. But getting its dried husk out of your home and onto the curb in the New Year can be a logistical nightmare: unless you have the brilliant foresight to mount your Christmas tree to a drone. Read More >>

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Celebrate Christmas With a Hydraulic Press and Exploding Glitter

There’s an infinite number of ways the internet has improved our lives, but at the top of the list is the fact we all have easy access to videos of things getting crushed by a hydraulic press. And what better way is there to celebrate Christmas than by crushing a mountain of glitter and a CO2 cartridge? Can you think of a faster way to deck the halls? [YouTube] Read More >>

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These Motion-Activated Christmas Lights Become Intensely Bright to Scare Off Intruders

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties, leaving many homes empty and prime targets for burglars while revelers are away visiting family and friends. But there’s nothing to worry about if you’ve decorated your home with these festive, motion-activated Christmas lights that crank to 12,000 lumens of brightness to scare off intruders. Read More >>