Farah Nasir

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Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa Maresme, Spain

The coast just north of Barcelona is often overlooked by visitors. But with miles of sandy beach, great restaurants and a coast-hugging train, it’s a perfect escape<p>More hidden coasts: France | Portugal | Greece | Italy<p>I love Barcelona but sometimes you have got to get out of town. Sitges? Lovely, …

Barcelona

The Best Islands In Thailand For Every Traveler

The trouble is in knowing the difference between carefully developed areas that could host picturesque weddings and the untamed isles ripe for the adventurer.<p><i>For</i> Condé Nast Traveler, by Andrew Parks.<p>Off of its two coasts, there are literally hundreds of islands to choose from on a trip to Thailand. …

The other South India: getting lost in steamy northern Kerala

If you have ever dreamt of spending a night on a <i>kettuvallum</i> (rice barge) houseboat, cruising the backwaters while an on-board chef prepares fresh barbecued fish or a succulent Keralan curry, you’ve already got the Kerala bug. But there’s a whole other Kerala lying north of Kochi that is only just …

Scientists Have Discovered What Really Happens in The Skin When You Have Eczema

One step closer to a cure.<p>For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a bunch of processes that go wrong in the skin for people who have eczema …

YouTube to offer fake news workshops to teenagers

<b>YouTube is launching a new campaign to tackle internet safety and issues around fake news, the video streaming site has announced.</b><p>The company says it will put on workshops aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds in cities across the UK.<p>The plans, promoted as part of Internet Citizens day, also aim to raise …

Internet

Fairytales are not just harmless, innocent fun. They need to be interrogated

When children hear stories, they are making sense of the world, and casting themselves in the various roles. That’s one of the reasons girls grow up wanting to be princesses<p>The headlines came as a shock. First, it was Seven News shrieking that fairytales in schools were “facing the chop”, while the …

Five beautiful European train journeys from London

1<p>London St Pancras to Avignon via Eurostar<p><b>Journey time</b><br>Seven hours.<p><b>Approx cost</b><br>£56 (one-way, 2nd class, advance booking).<p><b>Journey</b><br>London St Pancras to …

Trains

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Veggie-Hearty Meals for the Week Ahead

Do you ever follow a weekend of dining out with a strong craving for vegetables? That's where my head (and stomach) is at this week while meal …

Cooking

Bisma Eight: The hip new hotel showing a different side of Ubud

Concrete might not seem the obvious choice of building material for a hotel amid the lush green hills of Bali, but that’s part of Bisma Eight’s …

Which airline is number one for premium economy? The answer might surprise you

Bridging the gap between business and cattle class is premium economy. This once novel concept is now increasingly being adopted by airlines that are seeing financial benefits in offering passengers that little bit more comfort for a little bit more money.<p>Even the US has finally caught up, with …

Aer Lingus

This lucky family is currently flying around the world in luxury for free thanks to travel hacking

A family-of-four are currently the envy of many as they are flying around the world in luxury for free, thanks to travel hacking. Husband-and-wife, Pedro Pla and Grace Cheng, managed to save a total of $54,000 on their round-the-world business class air tickets, and are now in the middle of a …

Exclusive Look Into How Rare Elephants' Forests Are Disappearing

In violation of a moratorium, oil palm grower clears vital habitat in Indonesian biodiversity hot spot.<p>A high-stakes game playing out in a remote biodiversity hot spot pits the palm oil industry against the ecological integrity of the last place on Earth where critically endangered Sumatran …

Survival of the Fittest Has Evolved: Try Survival of the Kindest

We’ve often heard that if you want to succeed in life, you need to subscribe to the idea of “survival of the fittest.” Success, we are commonly told, has to be grabbed; it has to be taken or someone else will get it.<p>When I initially presented some of my ideas about the power of compassion in …

Evolution

How to reduce bloating

After several days of eating your body weight in food, it’s likely that you’re struggling with the post-Christmas bloat. A sluggish digestive system doesn’t just give you a stomach the size of a six month baby, it also affects your mood and your energy levels. “The effects of improper digestion are …

Wellness

A tiny wasp could save Christmas Island’s spectacular red crabs from crazy ants

In what could be the most closely scrutinised biological control project in Australia, a 2mm wasp is being released to control a deadly ant infestation<p>Have you heard the one about the wasp that kills the bug that feeds the ants that kill the crabs that keep the forests healthy on Christmas …

African ant 'supercolony' poised to invade the planet

A species of ant in the forests of Ethiopia looks poised to become a globally invasive species, capable of spreading around the world, disrupting …

Environmental challenge to Carmichael coalmine dismissed by supreme court

Queensland Resources Council chief executive welcomes decision and tells activists to get out of Adani’s way<p>Adani’s Carmichael coalmine has passed its latest legal hurdle – the Queensland supreme court has dismissed a challenge against grants of a mining lease and environmental authority for the …

The Real Reason Your Quinoa Tastes Like Dirt

It's not because it's dirty.<p>Quinoa has risen to the top when it comes to alternative choices to rice. Touted as a superfood (a term that doesn’t have a regulated definition), many folks wax poetic about quinoa’s positive attributes ― it is, after all, the best source of complete protein for …

Would you eat ice cream from 300 years ago?

Kensington Palace has decided to reincarnate ice-cream recipes from the Georgian era. But can they possibly be better than modern ice-cream?<p>You’d think that three centuries of culinary advances would have improved our kitchen techniques, wouldn’t you? Turns out you might be wrong, according to …

Ice Cream