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Three easy pasta recipes no student should be without

It’s cheap, it’s filling – no wonder pasta is the student dinner of choice. Try these three simple recipes for quick and tasty results.<p><b>Student food: how to eat cheaply at university</b><p>There are plenty of student cookbooks out there, but one thing too many seem to have in common is that they’re …

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Where to find peace and quiet in New York City

Even if you’re not local, it will get to you: the car honks, the clank of trains passing overhead on elevated lines, or the roar of traffic below the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge. Even those walking conference calls, with dressed-up walkers barking into invisible hands-free mics around …

New York City

This Girl’s Yearbook Quote Is Cooler Than Yours Will Ever Be

It’s hard to get a decent yearbook quote past vigilant students desperate to get into their reach school. It’s as if making sure that there aren’t any swears and everyone quotes the same Semisonic song will get them into Tufts. One of my friends wasn’t allowed to have “speak softly but carry a big …

The 5 Best Foods For Speeding Up Your Metabolism

"Metabolism is the process of transforming food into energy for the body," says Heather Bauer, R.D., C.D.N., and founder of Bestowed, a subscription service that introduces consumers to healthy foods. "It's directly related to weight gain and weight loss and therefore to overall health."<p>Some people …

Nutrition

Get a Taste of London in Regent’s Park this weekend – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 8:00 am, June 17, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>In a dream world, the taps would run with red wine and the streets would be paved with cheese. But in …

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

New Zealand

The Week in Pictures: June 6 - 13

Have You Seen The Dog's Butt That Looks Exactly Like Jesus, Yet?

Seriously, this dog's butt looks exactly like Jesus.

Natural and New: Organic Modern Furniture from Our Tours

Whether you're making your own end table from a tree stump or purchasing a high-end, live-edge dining room table, going organic modern in your home …

Dining Rooms

A gay island community created by Italy's Fascists

<b>Seventy-five years ago in Fascist Italy, a group of gay men were labelled "degenerate", expelled from their homes and interned on an island. They were held under a prison regime - but some found life in the country's first openly gay community a liberating experience.</b><p>Every summer, tourists are …

LGBTQI

Julia Gillard's 'small breasts' served up on Liberal party dinner menu

A Liberal National Party fundraiser menu which served up Julia Gillard quail with “small breasts, huge thighs and a big red box” has been labelled …

Inside Beijing's former brothels

"Welcome to my humble brothel," jokes Simon Gjeroe, our 6ft-plus guide. Kowtowing to fit through the doorway, he ushers us into a two-storey building that was once one of Beijing’s bordellos.<p>Today we are touring Bada Hutong, an area a half mile square that is just south of Tiananmen Square and was …

Alcatraz

North Korea: A rare glance at daily life

<b>North Korea is a difficult place for journalists to visit, but tourists are welcome so long as they do what they are told. Juliet Rix found an organised tour allowed her a glimpse of daily life under the secretive regime.</b><p>I am sitting on a rug under a tree being plied with food from a small barbecue …

North Korea

Cheap places to stay in Portugal: readers' travel tips

Winning tip: Fonte da Estrela<p>A thatched lime-walled Pixie Hut and two self-catering artistic wood cabins on lush mountain site walking distance from …

Munch paintings, Oslo airport | Sophie's World Travel Inspiration

Are you familiar with the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch?<p>You will at least have seen his work <i>Skrik</i> (Scream) in one of its many forms, if not as a …

Art

Airline, airport monitor unique Chinese passenger

Imagine seeing this at San Francisco International Airport:<p>To promote the Terracotta Warriors exhibit at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, an …

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

Customers

Sweden male train drivers wear skirts after shorts row

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/985000/985121_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524658139_f94aeee7167fa72bb3aa732bfaf02d3b<p><b>A dozen male train drivers in Sweden have circumvented a ban on shorts by wearing skirts to work in hot weather.</b><p>The workers, who operate the …

Clothing

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

New York City

I Married A Debt-Ridden Drug Addict And It Nearly Ruined Me

It was the summer after my first year of college, and he was one of several guys renting the house my parents owned next door to ours.<p>We spent about two weeks making eyes at each other before he finally introduced himself.<p>Steven was four years older than me and had been married once before.<p>At …

Personal Finance

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Friday Is National Donut Day — Here's Where To Get One For Free

In honor of this epic holiday, some of our favorite donut spots are offering sweet deals so you can indulge in celebration!<p><b>Dunkin' Donuts</b><p>With more than 7,000 locations across the United States, Dunkin' Donuts has become one of the most popular donut destinations. Stop by your local DD on Friday for …

Tim Hortons

A Love Story, Seven Decades In The Making

William Campbell and John Hilton were never able to be legally married, but that didn't stop them from a dedicated life to one another for over 54 years. Freedom To Marry released their full story in a short video.

Korea's Plastic Surgery Obsession Is A Glimpse Into The Future

Nowhere is it catching on faster than in South Korea, where one in five women in Seoul have had some type of procedure, according to a 2009 survey by Trend Monitor.<p>It has become so common in South Korea that most of the stigma regarding surgery has dropped away, and celebrities and beauty queens …

South Korea

Half of UK population 'will get cancer in lifetime'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/984000/984631_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675055_a25372ae86c7631c20962999c330b655<p><b>The number of people in the UK who will get cancer during their lifetime will increase to nearly half the population by 2020, a report has …

Cancer