Lori Meyer

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The Scientific Case for Dog-Friendly Offices

Bosses, take note: New research shows dogs make people nicer and more cooperative.<p>One scroll through social media is probably enough to convince you--if you needed convincing--that people love cute animals in general, and their dogs in particular. But while humanity in general may be endlessly …

Pets

All the very good dogs you need to see from this year’s Crufts

If, for some mysterious reason, you have forgotten to note down Crufts in your planner, we have some very important news for you: Crufts is …

Why you should stop buying these ‘toy dogs’ on display at Crufts

We need to stop buying flat-faced toy dogs. Simple.<p>Everyone knows that they’re cute and popular – but what you probably didn’t know is that a large …

Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend

Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember …

Pets

Dogs Use Deception to Get Treats, Study Shows

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that dogs, in addition to looking adorable in sweaters, possess fairly sophisticated cognitive abilities. They …

Pets

RANKED: The 7 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

The average cost of a one night stay per person was analysed in 84 places around the globe to produce the ranking.<p>The total per person includes the split cost of a hotel room, a meal for two with a shared bottle of wine, a shared 3km taxi journey, as well as a coffee, a cocktail, and a beer …

European Travel

Read this science teacher's epic takedown of a transphobic "science"-based argument

It's hard to argue with science. And yet so many people keep trying.<p>On Thursday, science teacher Grace Ann's response to a transphobic claim that …

Time to Rethink Solitary Confinement & Death Row?

There are currently 80,000 people being held in solitary confinement across America. Many of these prisoners have been there for years or decades …

United States

New Jersey Cheerleader Is Suing Her Parents for Not Paying Her College Tuition

In one of the most sensational courtroom dramas in recent American history, a teenage cheerleader tried to sue her parents for refusing to pay her …

College & University

The US Prison System Is Broken Beyond Repair. What Can Replace It?

Want to improve conditions for those behind bars? Then don’t just call for a few changes, according to activist Isaac Ontiveros. What we need to do is get rid of the entire criminal justice system as we know it.<p><i>Illustration via Flickr user DonkeyHotey</i><p>Prisons are terrible, torturous places where …

Criminal Justice

We Must End Our Obsession with Robots That Look Like Humans

Ask someone to picture a robot, and he'll inevitably pick something anthropomorphic, like C-3PO or the Terminator or Bender from <i>Futurama</i>. But these kinds of designs share two things in common—they’re nothing like the most successful robots we...<p><i>Image by Cei Willis</i><p>"Recent breakthroughs in …

Robotics

Did Marius the Giraffe Deserve to Die?

Turns out, Danish people aren't sentimental about baby animals getting shot in the head.<p>On Sunday, Copenhagen Zoo decided to “humanely euthanize” an 18-month-old giraffe named Marius. By all accounts the animal was pretty healthy, but the zoo said it had to kill Marius because there was a risk of …

Ricky Gervais

A Rogue Wave Killed a Man Through His Cruise Cabin Window

This week, Canada used the Philippines as its personal garbage can, a venture capitalist said the one percent has it just as bad as the jews during Nazi Germany, and a publishing house consented to the wishes of right-wing religious nuts.<p>We all live in echo-chambers of our own choosing, whether …

Religion

Are People Born Gay? Who Gives a Shit?

The quest to find the mythical "gay gene" is a big waste of time.<p>It's OK to be gay because I say so. Fuck science. If you want to bump uglies tonight with someone who has the same set of genitals as you, go for it. Seriously, this is on me, folks—as one of Britain's leading slutbags, I now …

LGBTQ

Hey, Doctors! Stop Operating on Intersex Babies

An activist group called the UK Intersex Association (UKIA) is campaigning for better rights for British intersex people. I spoke to UKIA's director, Dr. Jay Hayes-Light, to learn more about the organization and its mission.<p><i>Attendees at the International Intersex Forum. Photo courtesy of Wiki</i> …

LGBTQ

St Kitts: the best beach bars

<i>These recommendations, and hundreds more, can be found in the free Telegraph Travel Guides app. The app features expert guides to destinations including Paris, Rome, New York and Amsterdam, with Edinburgh, Barcelona and Venice among those to be added in the coming weeks.</i><p>To mark the launch of the …

Caribbean

9 Simple Tips to Pack Your Life Into Just One Suitcase - Vagabondish

<i>One suitcase.</i> The thought alone gives me anxiety.<p>As a girl in my mid-twenties, packing all of my clothing and shoes into just one bag seems nearly …

Beach photos that'll make you drool | CNN Travel

Top 10: the best luxury hotels in Rome

An expert guide to the best luxury hotels in Rome, including the top places to stay for rooftop restaurants, Colosseum views, sumptuous spas and lavish bedrooms, in locations including the centro storico and the Piazza di Spagna.<p>The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma<p>When is a hotel not a hotel? When it’s …

Italy

Golden Rock Inn

Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis<p>A hip and arty hillside retreat with delightful gardens and a modern-thinking restaurant. Its sturdy stone buildings, which include the old counting house and mill, have an engaging aura of history but the mindset here is refreshingly contemporary.

Petite Antilles

Paris's best museums and art galleries

These recommendations, and hundreds more, can be found in the <b>free Telegraph Travel Guides app</b>. The app features expert guides to destinations including Paris, Rome, New York and Amsterdam, with Edinburgh, Barcelona and Venice among those to be added in the coming weeks.<p><b>Musée du Louvre</b><p>Both art …

France

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Booze cruisers! How a THIRD of passengers confess to being drunk for entire voyage

By<p>Half of cruise passengers start their day with a boozy drink, and 30 per cent confess to having alcohol in their systems for the entire duration of …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Seven holidays that are cheapest if you book now

From luxury breaks in Tenerife to polar bear excursions in the Arctic, these are the holidays that are best booked now. This article is updated each month with new suggestions and tours.<p>1. Cut-price winter sunshine in St Lucia<p><b>When:</b> November<p><b>Why book now?</b> Look forward to some Caribbean warmth before …

East Midlands

What Are Puerto Rico's Best Outdoor Activities?

<i>A:</i><p>Although travelers might be drawn to Puerto Rico for its beaches and nightlife, the island's outdoor recreation opportunities outshine its other attractions.<p><b>Rainforest Adventures</b><p>El Yunque National Forest’s status as the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest system earns it the top …

Caribbean

What's New in France in 2014

As part of our annual guidebook updating process, we assemble a series of "what's new" articles for each region in Europe. This is the second in a series of these articles I'm posting to Huffington. Today we're going to France. If you or your friends have a trip coming up, get up-to-date with the …

The World's Best Overwater Bungalows... Outside Tahiti

-By Kristen McKenzie of HotelsCombined.com<p>Overwater bungalows are the ultimate indulgence, a once-in-a-lifetime experience where travelers can enjoy crystal clear lagoons and high-end hotel luxury. But everything about these wonderful waterfront properties seems to revolve around the secluded …

Has Belize Been Spoiled?

Mostly I remember the ocean’s sharp blue phosphorescence. Looking like a patch of water that Jesus might walk on, it stretched with hardly a ripple from the beach out to a wall of frothing surf just off the coast. That’s where one of the finest coral reefs in the world lay submerged below the …

Henry David Thoreau