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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 learn a new language

    Benny Lewis, 15 minutes to learn a language
    • 17 Sep 2014

    Wouldn’t it be great to speak a new language? But how do you find the time and get over that initial shyness? We asked globetrotting polyglot and language ‘hacker’ Benny Lewis how to hit the ground running.

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  • 15 minutes to choose the right wine

    Stephen Brook, Author
    • 18 Aug 2014

    There's often an air of mystery surrounding buying and choosing wine. AOCs, grape varieties, sommeliers… it can all be rather confusing. We asked wine expert Stephen Brook to help us sort the vintage from the vinegar.

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  • 15 minutes to choose your summer reading

     Literary Editor for The Guardian, Nick Lezard
    • 17 Jul 2014

    With the busy lives we all lead these days, holidays are often the only chance we get to slow down and relax with a good book. But what to read? We’ve asked Nick Lezard, Literary Critic for The Guardian for his summer reading recommendations.

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  • 15 minutes to start your own business

    Rekha Mehr
    • 18 Jun 2014

    Got a killer business idea but not sure how to make it happen? Taking the first few steps is one of the greatest – and most rewarding – challenges of running your own business. We’ve asked start-up guru and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Department for Business, Rekha Mehr, for her top tips.

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  • 15 minutes to get ready for the World Cup

    15 minutes to get ready for the World Cup
    • 14 May 2014

    The greatest competition in football is here in a few weeks. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil promises to be a feast of footballing excitement for fans around the world. So, who are the players to watch? Which teams are in with a chance? We've asked Riath Al-Samarrai, football writer for the Daily Mail to give us his top tips.

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