Cruise secrets: Stay onboard at the dock for discounted deals and spa treatments | Cruise | Travel

Depending on the duration of your cruise, the ship is likely to stop off in multiple ports along to way, offering passengers the chance to head out on excursions and visit the local area. However, according to some cruise-goers, there is an excellent reason to stay onboard. At least some of the time anyway. A cruise is packed with onboard activities meaning there is little chance of getting bored while sailing. Although, with many people on the ship, prior booking or early rising is essential if you want to best…

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If You Say This During An Apology, You’re Doing It Wrong

A genuine, heartfelt apology is a powerful step toward mending hurt feelings and finding a resolution. A half-assed apology, on the other hand, can be worse than none at all.  The difference between a sincere apology and cheap one has a lot to do with how it’s phrased. Word to the wise: If you say “sorry” and then immediately follow it with a conditional word like “but” or “if,” you’re headed in the wrong direction. We asked therapists to share the phrases you should avoid when trying to apologize to…

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Halifax research suggests homes ‘earned more than their owners’ | Property | Life & Style

It found that house price growth in Barnet in London, outpaced average earnings by £52,256 over the two-year period – the highest difference in the survey. North Hertfordshire had the second biggest gap, at £40,903, while Canterbury, Guildford and Oxford were also places where house prices have surged particularly far ahead of average earnings. The proportion of areas where house prices are outpacing earnings has fallen, from 31 per cent in 2016 to 18% in 2017, Halifax said. The report also highlighted a continued north/south divide, with 86 per cent…

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F1 Drivers’ World Championship 2018 standings: Points table after Chinese Grand Prix | F1 | Sport

Red Bull star Ricciardo stayed out of trouble and pulled off some daring overtaking manoeuvres to win the Chinese Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen. The Australian started from sixth on the gird after engine trouble in qualifying but made some superb passes to earn maximum points, rocketing the 28-year-old up to fourth in the championship standings. Sebastian Vettel still leads the way despite picking up just four points for finishing eighth after a collision with Max Verstappen. Lewis Hamilton is close behind the Ferrari driver, having…

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Bamboo pesto? Supermarket own brands contain THESE cheaper ingredients | Food | Life & Style

A test of 12 own-brand standard and premium pestos – all made in Italy – found a range of additions to the sauce’s traditional four key ingredients of basil, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil.  Which? found all of the standard pestos were made with between 42 per cent and 49 per cent basil, but also contained cheaper alternatives to the traditional ingredients such as cashew nuts instead of pine nuts, or a mix of both.  Olive oil was also substituted with sunflower oil, and parmesan with less expensive Grana…

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Your Gmail account is changing as Google confirms major update | Tech | Life & Style

Gmail users are about to see some big changes coming to their email accounts. The hugely popular service is set for a major revamp with new features and redesign expected to launch in the coming weeks. The update looks likely to bring a cleaner and less cluttered look for Gmail on the web along with the arrival of things such as Smart Reply which instantly allows users to select from three automatic responses based on what’s in the original message. There could also be the option to snooze conversations allowing…

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