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10 best Christmas crackers

Jokes, party hats and useful and not-so-useful goodies, crackers are all part of the Christmas fun. Here’s our pick of the best

The 10 Best beach gear

Here's all you need to make sure your day by the sea is stylish and problem free... just make sure to bring them home with you

Matt-touch book covers: a feast for your fingers

Are you a fondler? Or do you keep your hands to yourself in a bookshop? The question is seen as a vital one for publishers keen to preserve the traditional paper book. Why? Because a tactile, finger-friendly cover can often mean the difference between a strong seller and one that bombs at the tills, or so the thinking goes.

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Facts that prove life is beautiful

So January's over: and here's why it's now OK to feel chipper. Spring is coming. Maybe tonight's the night you'll break a month long detox. It's Friday. And these facts, collected by Ink Tank blog, will (temporarily) make you feel like the world is a brain-meltingly wonderful place (which it might be).