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Expert Advice in 15 minutes

It takes just 15 minutes for the Heathrow Express to whisk you between central London and Heathrow Airport. It got us thinking. What else can you do in around 15 minutes? Here's our series of handy how-to guides written by experts who really know their stuff. Spend just 15 minutes or so reading and get inspired!

You could learn how to get your finances sorted, choose the right wine; stay fit on your travels, take better photos, learn a new language, start your own business and much more.

Contributors include the Independent's travel editor, Simon Calder, Esquire magazine editor Alex Bilmes, fitness guru Matt Roberts, award-winning wine writer Stephen Brook and the Guardian's Literary critic Nick Lezard.

  • 15 minutes to get ready for the Rugby World Cup

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    • 4 Aug 2015

    The world's greatest celebration of rugby kicks off in Twickenham on September 18th. Twenty teams from around the globe will compete in locations across England and Wales to be crowned world champions. But who will be the winners? Sports journalist Riath Al-Samarrai reckons he knows…

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  • 15 minutes to shoot (and share) better holiday videos

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    • 16 Jul 2015

    These days, anyone can shoot and share video instantly. But how do you make your videos watchable and not simply stuff that fills up your phone or your memory card? Producer/Director Cathy Bartrop, shares tips she’s learnt over 20+ years of travel video production.

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  • 15 minutes to accelerate your career

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    • 18 Jun 2015

    As many of the world's economies start to pull out or recession, there's been no better time to review your options. We asked career strategist John Lees to give us the inside track on getting ahead of the rest of the pack.

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  • 15 minutes to get your business travel gear sorted

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    • 12 May 2015

    Whether you're on a short hop to Europe or long haul to the west coast or far east, having the right kit makes the journey just that bit smoother. Our resident business travel expert Mark Frary selects the latest handy gear for busy travellers.

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  • 15 minutes to buy a home overseas

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    • 13 Apr 2015

    Looking for a holiday home or a better return on your investments? Buying an overseas property could be your answer, but you need to get it right. Liz Rowlinson, editor of Place in the Sun magazine, explains the dos and the don’ts of buying a property abroad.

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