Lee Matthew Penfold

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The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans

A writer comes face-to-face with the cat deep in the Amazon jungle and left with a new understanding of its surprising resilience to poaching and habitat loss.<p>“There’s a jaguar in the <i>baño</i>,” George Olah told me with a small smile.<p>“Um?” I managed, squinting into the dusky Amazon forest surrounding …

Wildlife

This Is What High Functioning Anxiety Feels Like

High functioning anxiety is not a recognized mental health diagnosis. Rather, it's evolved as a catch-all term that refers to people who live with …

Self-help

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How better to celebrate the arrival of summer than to dust off your satnav or road atlas, plot a winding route (packing an overnight bag just in case) and head for some of the most beautiful scenery the British Isles has to offer? June is the best month for sightseeing, when tourists aren’t yet out …

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Nobel Prize

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1. Wild Scotland<p>Just around the coast from the Eden community on Ardnamurchan lies the equally remote Knoydart Peninsula. A simple but comfortable alpine-style lodge with single rooms is the base for some challenging guided walks over the Knoydart passes and around the islands of Eigg and Rum. Most …

The death and life of the great British pub

The Murphy family, John, Mary and their adult son Dave, were preparing to spend a 33rd Christmas as landlords of the Golden Lion pub in Camden, north London when they heard the rumours. A mysterious figure was said to be looming in their corner of the industry, harrying publicans, striking down …

Housing

The 20 best travel books of all time

Literature

The Magic of The Telegraph’s World War II Obituaries

As the last wave of Allied heroes fades away, their stories offer a connection to almost unimaginable courage—and to the heyday of British colonialism.<p>Here are a few things Brian Stewart did:<p>Landed at Normandy right after D-Day and led a unit that destroyed 12 Panzer tanks. “They had a bad habit of …

In Praise of Missing Out: Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on the Paradoxical Value of Our Unlived Lives

“Our lived lives might become a protracted mourning for, or an endless tantrum about, the lives we were unable to live. But the exemptions we suffer, whether forced or chosen, make us who we are.”<p><i>“In the gap between who we wish one day to be and who we are at present, must come pain, anxiety, envy</i> …

Literature

'There is no silver bullet': Isis, al-Qaida and the myths of terrorism

Fourteen years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a series of misconceptions about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida became widely accepted. Some focused on the person of Bin Laden himself – his wealth, health and history. The group that he led, until then relatively marginal with no …

Terrorism

The Wolfpack do London: the brothers imprisoned for 14 years hit the big city

‘Isn’t this the roundabout from National Lampoon’s European Vacation?” asks Govinda Angulo. “It is! It is!” The Angulo brothers are sitting atop a London tour bus. But instead of listening to the useless guide (“Haymarket is so named because it’s where people used to buy hay”), they’re supplying …

Siblings

How to access a million stunning, copyright-free antique illustrations released by the British Library

What would you do with a million free images?<p>In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So …

British Library

From plantain to prawns: what to buy from speciality food shops

As Britons become increasingly epicurean, ever-more unusual items are appearing on our shopping lists. We ask the experts for guidance on what to look for on the shelves<p>Middle Eastern<p>Where once many people’s knowledge of Middle Eastern food began and ended with hummus, ingredients such as …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Game of Thrones

53 Of The Best Opening Sentences In Literature

"All this happened, more or less." —Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut<p>2. "The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes."<p>—<i>Girl at War</i> by Sara Nović<p>3. "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to …

Literature

10 Films You Need To Watch To Understand Human Rights Issues Around The World

The stars of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival are as eclectic and awe-inspiring as ever -- a gang of 18 revolutionary cows in a Palestinian village, the women singers banned from performing in Iran, the teachers bringing education to girls in Afghanistan, a Colombian mayor with a …

Meet the people out to stop humanity from destroying itself

I.<p>In 1942, one of Robert Oppenheimer’s colleagues came to him with a disturbing suggestion: in the event their work on the Manhattan Project succeeded and they built the world’s first atomic bomb, it was quite possible the explosion would set the skies on fire. Shaken, Oppenheimer privately told …

Singularity

Fantastic words with no easy translation in other languages

<i>Warmduscher</i>, in German, refers to a Goldilocks-like person who only takes warm showers, implying that he is a bit of wimp. <i>Gurfa</i>, in Arabic, is the amount of water than can be held in one hand. <i>Nunchi</i>, in Korean, is the art of listening and gauging another’s mood.<p>We have all met these people or felt …

Language

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

Encode your own time

We, and the world around us, may have a more important role in determining our inner sense of time than we thought<p>Those split second decisions, made almost without thinking. When to put your foot on the pedal when you’re at the red light. When to check how those sausages are doing. Remembering to …

Neuroscience

4 Lifehacks From Ancient Philosophers That Will Make You Happier

<b>You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.</b><p><b>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first</b> …

4 Ways to Instantly Feel Better About Your Life

<i>By Matthew D. Della Porta , Ph.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>It's 3 a.m., and someone is screaming in my house. It's my 15-month-old daughter, and she is not happy. My lovely wife does her best to comfort her, but the screaming persists. At that point I know my job is to be gentle, positive and supportive …

5 Simple and Easy Relaxation Tips

Everyone experiences times throughout the day where you just wish you could relax for even a few minutes. Sometimes I feel that I could really spend …

Self-improvement

Meditation For People Who Don't Meditate (A 12-Step Guide)

Congratulations! You want to meditate, but you’re not sure what to do. If you’re one who can’t handle too much esoteric sweetener in your spiritual …

Meditation