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10 Awesome Pack-And-Go Lunch Recipes (For Grown-ups)

Thought Rice Krispies Treats couldn’t get any better? Wrong!<p>Packed lunches are just for the kids. Whether you’re preparing a picnic or packing lunch for work, these easy recipes will leave you feeling happy and satisfied — no reheating required!<p>1. Golden Gazpacho<p>This unique recipe is adapted from …

Wild days out for Easter: UK walks, attractions and activities – without the crowds

Big-name attractions are heaving over the spring break but the UK has a wealth of spectacular, less-well-known days out. Our experts reveal their favourites<p>The sea is not warm over Easter (just 9-10C), but sunshine and warm air make a difference, tempting swimmers to strip for a quick dash and …

The 10 most scenic hiking trails in the world

From the epic Pacific Crest Trail to Nepal's breathtakingly-beautiful Annapurna Circuit, our local experts share the best hiking trails to pack your bags for.

Why you haven't seen London until you've done this pub crawl

Rich in tall tales and superlative ales, these pubs deliver some of London’s most fascinating historical nuggets. Take an afternoon to wend your way around them, soaking up the atmosphere while you partake of a pint or two.<p><i>This walk features in Camra’s excellent new London Pub Walks guide – out</i> …

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Low-Fat vs Full-Fat: What Science Now Says About the Dairy You Eat

For decades, doctors told their patients to avoid full-fat dairy for fear it would contribute to chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. …

Is your toddler a fussy eater? It's probably not your fault, say scientists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Toddlers' fussy eating habits can leave their parents wanting to tear their hair out, mainly with worry that they are doing something wrong.<p>But those blaming themselves for their child's refusal to eat certain foods can stop feeling so guilty because their behavior is likely to be …

This Caramel Apple Sangria Is the Only Boozy Recipe Your Fall Needs

If you get tipsy off of one thing this fall, it needs to be caramel apple sangria.<p>If sangria is your summer drink, then your fall must-have is going to be this caramel apple sangria. For how delicious it is, it’s really easy to make. All you need is vodka, white wine, apple cider, and apples. If …

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Machu Picchu Is Overrated, Go to Choquequirao Instead

The first bus to Machu Picchu leaves Peru’s party-all-night tourist town, Aguas Calientes, at six in the morning. The line to be on it forms sometime …

South America

Britain's 20 most beautiful hidden beaches

Stretching for thousands of miles, with uninhabited islands and unseen inlets, our coast is the greatest tract of untouched wilderness left in Britain today. This is a Narnia where untouched sands lie as fresh as snow, sea caves beckon you to enter and vast stretches of marram grass dunes hide …

England's most beautiful places: 31 photos to enchant you | CNN Travel

How to Make a Great First Impression: 11 Things Sincerely Polite People Never Do

Want to make a great first impression--and keep on making a great impression? Here's how.<p>While you meet a lot of people, occasionally you meet a person who stands out. She might be remarkably charismatic. He might be extremely charming and likable. She might be extremely confident, in a genuine and …

Diabetes: can you really eat to beat it?

Converts to the bestselling blood sugar diet say you can. When one type 2 diabetic tried it, he reversed his condition. Four years on, is he still cured?<p>Just over four years ago, my GP gave me unwelcome news: I had type 2 diabetes. I was shocked. I didn’t match the stereotypical patient profile of …

15 Things Everyone Needs To Eat In Coventry

Come for the cathedral, stay for the food.

The 7 Microwave Hacks You Need to Know

<i>This article is part of</i> Epi Loves the Microwave, <i>our exploration (vindication?) of the appliance everybody loves to hate.</i><p>If the kitchen was a middle …

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

10 best foods to make from scratch and save money | Cook on a Budget

Here are 10 DIY ingredientsthat will make filling your fridge not only fun but considerably cheaper too<p>If we start from the perspective that milk, in terms of flavour, nutritional value and animal welfare, is one of the things you shouldn’t skimp on, it follows that your yoghurt should be made with …

Food

Signs You May Have Vitamin Deficiency

There are so many small things that you can do to help your health. Vitamins, or a lack of vitamins, can make a huge difference in how you are …

How do I ... know if I have a mental illness?

It is normal to feel sad, angry or confused, but when these feelings start to take over your life, it’s time to get help<p>Mental health problems affect one in four of us at any one time. Though accurate figures can be difficult to obtain, it is estimated that 450 million people worldwide have a …

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Homemade Floor Cleaner Leaves a Clean and Beautiful Shine

You probably already have all of the ingredients needed to make your <b>homemade floor cleaner</b> — one which gets your floors just as shiny clean as the …

Homemade Refrigerator Deodorizers | Miss Information

<i>Refrigerator deodorizers help to keep unwanted smells out of a refrigerator, but they can be expensive to buy!</i><p>I love to find ways to save money, and …

Cleaning

Homemade Dusting Spray

<i>If you like this post, you should also check out Homemade Febreeze and Homemade Green Window Cleaner.</i><p>Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had the time …

Nigel Slater’s vegetarian Christmas recipes

Crunchy salads, creamy soups and tangy puddings. Who needs a turkey when meat-free dishes are as tasty as this?<p>A crackling raw salad; a fragrantly spiced rice and aubergine pie; bowls of rich, cheese soup; a platter of roasted pumpkin with a nutty dressing and crisp tarts with a gently flowing curd …

Lower Back Pain Eased by Simple Yoga Poses

Remember the days when we were able to sleep on a rock or a fluffy marshmallow mattress and wake up fresh and ready to play for the rest of the day? Childhood knew nothing about waking up with a strained lower back, because I forgot to put a pillow between my legs and stacked my legs wrong, further …