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10 of the best UNESCO world heritage sites in France

France boasts a staggering number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – 43 of them, which is more than almost any other country in Europe (only Italy and …

France

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

The 7 Most Adorable Towns in France

Not to knock Paris -- a city everyone agrees is the prototype for pretty capitals -- but these small towns are the ultimate when it comes to French …

European Travel

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Entertainment

What Does Your Bottle Really Say About the Wine?

We spend a lot of time talking about the stuff inside wine bottles. But can the bottle itself, from its shape to color of the glass, tell you more …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

10 cool things to do in Kyoto

Shiny golden temples, ultra-calm Zen gardens and scarlet-lipped geisha are all evocative of Japan's old imperial capital. Kyoto is a soothing …

10 Under-the-Radar Hidden Gems You Can Only See in Japan

It's time to venture outside Tokyo! From subtropical beaches and snow-capped mountains to ancient shrines and animal reserves, there's no a shortage …

13 Indie Romance Movies to Stream This Valentine’s Day on Netflix and Beyond

Looking for something to spice up Valentine's Day? In need of a romantic cinematic experience the rest of the year? Settle in with an indie pick from …

These Movies Are Way Kinkier Than Fifty Shades Freed

When <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> was published in 2011, you couldn't go more than a few feet without seeing someone reading it (or reading it behind another …

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

Winemakers Turn to MIT to Save Pinot Noir in Warming Temperatures

In a basement teaching laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, biochemical engineer Jean-Francois Hamel has dug deep into the …

Fish-oil supplements may do more harm than good, UBC researcher finds

Print<p>Groundbreaking research at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is calling into question the value of fish-oil based supplements …

British Columbia

Here's Why Some People Turn Super-Red After Drinking Alcohol

Blame genetics.<p>If your face goes red when drinking alcohol, you're not alone. More than one in three people with East Asian heritage (Chinese, …

Alcohol

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

Use the iOS Mail app like a pro.<p>I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along …

Apps

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

Nutrition

The illustrator hotlist 2018

The world of illustration never stays still for long. Aside from new illustration trends and illustration tools shaping the industry, there’s always …

Graphic Design

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

National Parks

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This Is How Every Type of Alcohol Affects Your Mood, According to Science

Pick your holiday drink wisely.<p>A new study has analysed how different types of alcohol cause different emotional responses in both men and women.<p>The …

Massive meta-study confirms moderate coffee consumption is good for you

A massive umbrella study published in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> has concluded that moderate coffee intake is generally safe for most of the …

Drinking Wine Engages Your Brain More Than Solving A Maths Equation

Things To Do<p>Not only is it mentally laborious, it’s also physically strenuous. Gym/Wine/Gym/Wine... let's weigh it up shall we?<p>New scientific …

Your Cheat Sheet to Cellaring Wine

Sip or save? Spotting collectible wines may seem daunting, but fear not—help is here with our simple guide to 10 age-worthy styles perfect for your …

Wine & Spirits

Rare black truffle grown in Britain for first time

Rare black truffles, valued at nearly £2,000 per kilo can now be grown in Britain because of climate change, scientists have discovered.<p>Mediterranean black truffles are mostly found in northern Spain, southern France and northern Italy because they need warmer and drier conditions.<p>But scientists …

How to make the perfect parkin

It’s the time of year when friends from northern England suddenly remember, remember the joys of parkin, the sticky ginger cake traditionally enjoyed around the bonfire on 5 November – and, almost as one, begin mithering on about the pains of exile to the barbarian south, a land where parkin’ costs …

Baking

The Best Beer in Every Major European City, Mapped

Whether you're looking for the most haunted place in the US, the must-have desserts across Europe, or America's most cheesy, gooey, creamy and …

The Beautiful Island Nation That Might Actually Top Hawaii

When I was young, I drove with some family friends north from Manila to see the mountain retreat of Baguio. During the drive I noticed three small …

Comic Books

Chocolate Fudge Cake

This Chocolate Fudge Cake is the most fabulously rich chocolate cake. It's the perfect chocolate cake for the chocolate lover in your life, …