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17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

If our 2017 holiday reading list was too long for you, here are some suggestions, from beach reads to history, science to sci-fi<p><b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist …

Books

The 10 best workouts for weight loss

When you’re looking to drop pounds, the basic formula is pretty simple: eat less and move more. But there are obviously ways you can optimize this …

8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

Mike Duffy

GOLDMAN: Welcome to the '3rd wave' of the financial crisis

The financial disaster, which started seven years ago with the collapse in US real estate and investment banking, has entered its third phase, according to a team of Goldman Sachs analysts.<p>This wave is characterised by rock-bottom commodities prices, stalling growth in China and other …

Markets

The ultimate reading list: 50+ books that entrepreneurs should read

Most entrepreneurs need guidance and constant inspiration, especially when they hit a wall. Here's an exhaustive list of little over 50 books that …

Insider’s Guide to Seville

More than anywhere else I have been, <b>Seville</b> resists change. From its passion for bullfights to its fondness for the pageantry of the Catholic religion, the capital of Andalusia always has reveled in its traditional way of life.<p>The city is at its best in the heat of summer, when the yellows and …

Barcelona

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

<b>2. Flaxseeds</b><br>Rich in protein and fiber, these little seeds offer a payload of omega-3 fatty acids, which erase spots and iron out fine lines in the skin. <i>The British Journal of Nutrition</i> reported that participants in one study who downed about half a teaspoon of omega-3s daily in 6 weeks experienced …

Nine culture-filled weekends in Europe

Delve deeper into the corners of the continent that helped inspire writers, musicians, artists and Vikings.<p><i>This article is the second in a series featuring destinations and activities perfect for a quick getaway. From cuisine to culture to the great outdoors, discover ideas that will help you make</i> …

European Travel

Five destinations you should know more about

These countries might not be on traveller’s bucket lists – but according to the people that live there, they should be.<p>Whether it is the notion that Brits only drink tea or that all Argentineans dance tango, cultural stereotypes can overshadow a country’s true nuances.<p>For a more authentic take on …

National Parks

Stunning photos of Scottish skies

Scotland is often thought of as grey and dreary, but these images, which capture the landscape and sky in a range of vivid hues, tell a very different story.

Scotland

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

In Alpine villages, Hobbits lurk

With jagged peaks, glacial grottoes and fertile dells of wildflowers, it was Switzerland’s epic landscape – not New Zealand – that inspired JRR Tolkien.<p>No one will believe you are going to Middle Earth. Most visitors arrive in Zurich ready to shop on Bahnhofstrasse and sightsee in the Niederdorf …

Literature

Island hopping French Polynesia, without breaking the bank

Although these isolated and far-flung atolls have a reputation of being one of the most expensive holiday spots on earth, it is possible to island hop independently and affordably.<p>Think French Polynesia and you will likely envisage picture-perfect tropical islands with acres of blonde sand, palm …

French Polynesia

Barcelona

From a Roman colony to the host of the 1992 Olympics, the proud capital of Catalonia is one of Europe’s most dynamic metropolises.

Barcelona

Cruising one of London’s most historical hand-built canals

Hidden from Central London’s busy streets is a 200-year-old canal lined with cafes and houseboats.<p>Hidden from Central London’s busy streets is a 200-year-old canal lined with cafes and houseboats.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing</i> …

Café

Surreal towns, shaped by nature

From manmade, moveable islands to an entire town built in a meteorite crater, these are some of the strangest ways in which people have adapted their settlements to Mother Nature.<p>Many travellers tend to seek attractions of the manmade variety: art and architecture, food and music, history and …

World's most unusual towns

From a circus-centric Florida community to an English high street near Shanghai, these five places are keeping it weird.

New Mexico

How we quit our jobs to travel: The cubicle dwellers

When a series of tragedies struck, Dalene and Pete Heck quit their six-figure jobs for an uncertain life on the road – and they haven’t looked back.<p>We’d had the conversation many times before.<p>Sitting across from each other at dinner after a bad day at work, a bottle of wine sitting between us, my …

Labor Economics

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

Travel

Europe’s fierce, fabled villages

The Caucasus Mountain region of Svaneti is home to high mountain peaks, thousand-year-old defensive towers and an intense indigenous people who are trying to keep traditions alive.

Travel Photography

The hidden Scottish Highlands

Hikers roam freely in this glacier-carved land of lonely sea cliffs, winding trails and breathtaking views.

Scotland

The perfect trip: Dordogne

Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings.<p>Steeped in tradition, this rural idyll is a vision of quintessential France, with standout cuisine, castle-strewn riverlands and …

France

Nepal's year-round trekking route

Does a low-altitude Himalayan hike that includes gin and tonics and nights in comfortable lodges offer the same rewards as a more challenging journey?<p><i>“Ukaalo</i>, <i>oraalo</i>,” said our guide, Naresh Gurung, describing the three-hour hike we’d just begun toward Three Mountain Lodge in central Nepal. He …

Mountaineering

The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

Ho Chi Minh City

Living in: Great cities for outdoor adventures

Adrenaline seekers and nature lovers alike will find something to love in these five cities, all of which are located in or near some of the planet’s finest wildernesses.<p>There are places where locals generally love being waist-deep in powder or flinging themselves off a canyon rim whenever the …

Cape Town

10 of the best family summer holidays in Europe

<b>Tuscany, Italy</b><p>South of Florence and west of Siena (both of which make easy day trips), the Val d’Elsa promises everything a Tuscan holiday should. Explore olive groves and riverside paths on short hikes, hire a Trail-A-Bike and take younger children for a pedal around the hills (and gelaterias). …

Swimming Pools