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9 Scottish island locations you must visit before you die

We’ve picked out nine stunning island locations - some well-known, others not so much - that you should add to your bucket list.<p><b>1. The Quiraing, Isle</b> …

Shipwrecks

15 cycling adventures with a great pub included

The British country pub is both a local landmark and a ­national icon. And there’s nothing like ­arriving at one under your own steam, ­having worked up a thirst and an appetite.<p>Adapting to the changing times, more and more pubs are upping their food game. This is a boon to cyclists who can devour …

Karl Marx influences the world beyond the grave. What does he mean to you?

<b>Karl Marx’s theories still define the lives of more than a billion people 200 year after his birth. Philosopher, economist, revolutionary socialist</b> …

Karl Marx

33 Spaces That Effortlessly Rock Bohemian Room Decor

La vie bohème!<p>Bohemian decor is the perfect blend of eclectic and fun without trying too hard — or at least <i>appearing</i> that way. Master the casual chic look by browsing these bohemian-style rooms, from relaxed living spaces to eccentric bedrooms. Trust us, you'll be living the free-spirited life in …

Interior Design

17 exhilarating road trips to restore your faith in adventure

When I first began writing about cars, going on a road trip meant high adventure off the beaten track, going it alone, triumph over adversity, unexpected new friendships – and a world of discovery. Today, with the rise of convenient self-drive packages that take care of car hire, route planning, …

Hiking

How to take Britain's most beautiful train journeys

How to enrich an everyday rail journey? Scan the station departure screens for a glimpse of a faraway place, and plan for the day you will forsake …

Trains

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas<p><b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and …

European Travel

7 Ways Dads Can Stay Close to Their Young Adult Kids

Staying connected to young adult kids can be difficult for some parents, and often more for fathers than mothers. Here are some ways for fathers to …

Parenting

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Restoration Britain by Ian Mortimer review – wonderfully entertaining

From gristly pies to posting a letter, this account vividly captures the details of daily life during the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London<p>In this and previous guides, historian Ian Mortimer’s delightful conceit is that the reader is a time traveller in need of advice about a …

Travelers

Seawater Greenhouse brings agriculture to world's harshest environments

The impossible is made possible thanks to sunshine and saltwater.<p>To riff on an old proverbial phrase: When life gives you a hot, punishing climate …

Horn of Africa

Celebrity Farmer: Meet Jean-Martin Fortier, Canada’s ‘Six Figure’ Organic Micro-Gardener

If you’ve not already heard of Jean-Martin Fortier, allow us to introduce you to a rising star, the Canadian organic farmer whose notion of …

Farming

7 Common Mistakes Young Leaders Often Make but Don't Have to

With new responsibilities come problems that are new to you but not to everybody.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Three years ago millennials surpassed Gen Xers to become the single largest cohort working in the United States, according to a study conducted by PEW …

Project Management

Six of the best healthy breakfasts

<b>Ashura cereal with yoghurt and fresh fruit (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4-6</b><p><b>95ml vegetable oil</b><b><br>110g honey</b><b><br>110g dark brown soft sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp table salt</b><b><br>1 tsp ground cinnamon</b><b><br>½ tsp ground</b> <b>mahlab seeds</b><b><br>½ tsp ground cardamom</b> <b><br>160g puffed wheat</b><b><br>85g pecans</b>,halved<b><br>40g sunflower seeds</b><b><br>50g pumpkin seeds</b><b><br>30g</b> …

Breakfast

Want more self-reliant, responsible kids? Try Selbständigkeit, the German way.

The German practice of giving children more independence early on creates more resilient and responsible grownups, says this American mom.<p>When journalist Sara Zaske moved to Berlin with her family a few years ago, she noticed something different about German parents. They don't hover. They don't …

Parenting

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Scotland's Record-Breaking Wind Output Enough to Power 5 Million Homes

Scotland, which is fast on track to get 100 percent of its electricity via renewable energy by 2020, has broken another wind power record.<p>The …

Hydroelectric Power

Find out how to live like a Local in Porto

The warmth of Portuguese people prompted Lonely Planet Local Emily McAuliffe to plant roots in Porto in 2016. In search of culture and adventure, she found a city that wore its heart on its sleeve and casually showcased centuries’ worth of history and tradition along compact streets.<p><b>When I have</b> …

European Travel

The 14 best Greek islands for families

The best Greek islands for families, whether your children are after sandy beaches, wild water sports, unspoilt island life or history and culture.<p>1. Rhodes, Dodecanese<p><b>Best for:</b> fly and flop<p>If you’re after a bit of R&R, Rhodes’s east coast has a 30-mile stretch of well-maintained golden-sand …

European Travel

The 12 European cities you should take your child to before they're 18

City breaks are the perfect family bonding experience – they’re a great low-stress option for half-term - and Europe is full of child-friendly restaurants, hotels and activities. Here are our favourite cities for children of all ages.<p>1. London<p>With playgrounds and glorious parks in every …

European Travel

The best time of day to exercise, according to the creator of the viral 7-minute workout

Working out shouldn't feel like a chore, but with dozens of variables to nail down before hitting the gym, it certainly can. Did you remember to eat before your spin class? Did you pack the right shoes in your gym bag? Did you get enough sleep the night before?<p>But there's one thing you can get …

Exercise

'His ancestral home is a tip': the Californian restoring Rochdale's grandest house

Hopwood DePree’s family occupied Hopwood Hall until the 1920s, now the film producer has persuaded the council to back his renovation<p>With his blinding white smile, tanned skin and bleached blond hair, the new American owner of one of the north of England’s most important manor houses does not …

Reality TV

Interrobang transforms historic Art Deco factory into luxury apartments in London

In west London, an iconic Art Deco landmark has been converted into 66 apartments courtesy of UK studio Interrobang. This latest renovation of the …

Architecture

Feeling Exhausted? These Three Steps Are the Answer

Don't let burn out burn you down<p>So you've burned the candle at both ends and now you're, well, burnt out. As Americans, we're continually working longer hours, not taking time-off, and for some, spending more time reviewing reports than catching rays on the weekends. In fact, according to their …

University of Pennsylvania

Swansea tidal lagoon project faces job cuts and downsizing

Government funding delay for £1.3bn scheme may force firm to lay off staff within weeks<p>The £1.3bn Swansea tidal lagoon faces a major blow as the company behind the scheme braces for significant job cuts if UK and Welsh government talks on the project fail to yield a breakthrough.<p>Tidal Lagoon Power …

Hydroelectric Power

The Perfect Adventure-filled Vacation in British Columbia

Let’s be honest: Canada is on a bit of a hot streak right now. The country has an energetic new Prime Minster in Justin Trudeau, and it’s leading the …

Hiking

How to save our crumbling rural churches

Susanna Wade-Martins writes that government funding through Historic England must provide funds; while Rev Canon Rob Kelsey says England’s churches belong to the whole nation, not just those who worship. Plus Penelope Stanford shares her thoughts<p>Simon Jenkins (Happy Easter to you. Now let’s …

Church of England

Hello from the Magic Tavern is a hilarious improvised fantasy epic in podcast form

Chunt’s up with that?<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column</i> <i>Pod Hunters</i><i>, we cover what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>During last year’s New York Comic Con, a friend told me that I had to come with him to the …

Comedy

Introduction to Soils: Managing Soils

The goal of good soil management is to meet essential plant needs. Healthy plants need water, nutrients, oxygen, and a physical medium that allows …

Farming

Here’s how much time and money you save by working remotely

Here’s one more reason to convince your boss to let you work from home — it pays.<p>Looking at data from job boards and the U.S. Bureau of Labor, …

All aboard! The 12 best rail journeys in the world

1: Oslo-Bergen railway, Norway<p><b>Best for...</b> Really old rocks<p>The Bergen Railway to Oslo might just be the toughest battle between man and Mother Nature …