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Leros: the Greek island with just a touch of Italy

‘It is an unusual island,” said my friend Yannis, slightly self-consciously. “We are a bit different from our neighbours.”<p>Yannis, a cafe owner, is right: Leros is unusual, but in a good way. It is just a few miles from Turkey, but a million tourist miles from Kos and Rhodes, its Dodecanese …

Siblings

The 26 major cities with the highest quality of life in the world

19. Prague, Czech Republic — Another European capital city to feature, Prague's position in the overall ranking is boosted by a ninth place finish in …

New Zealand

The 17 countries where expats live the happiest lives

Being happy is not an exact formula — earning a lot of money does not necessarily equate to a happy life.<p>A new survey by InterNations, the world’s …

The bands shaping the future of heavy music

Forget the denim vests and scraggly beards of metal lore - these are the acts opening modern-day mosh-pits, and breaking down barriers in the process.<p>…

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

46 essential albums for audiophiles

If your ears, speakers and headphones need a proper workout, you should start with one of these records. Or better yet, all of them

Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught Mating in First-of-Its-Kind Video

Since they live in the inky depths of the ocean, anglerfish have rarely been filmed.<p>Something fishy is happening thousands of feet under the surface of the North Atlantic Ocean.<p>In a rare video, captured by the science-focused Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation and first released as a <i>Science Magazine</i> …

Nature

The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe

Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City Costs Barometer from Post Office …

European Travel

Crafty Panda

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Novel recipes: eggs Benedict from Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Inside, the house was already full to overflowing. There were mimosas and an omelet station. There were caterers offering bite-sized quiches and poached eggs in puddles of velvety hollandaise.<p><b>Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng</b><p>---<p>Novel eating: new recipes from your favourite fiction | Book …

Breakfast

20 best Christmas recipes: part 3

Claire Ptak’s pineapple kirsch trifle<p>I love how exotic it is to have pineapples in the kitchen, and the holidays, when local fruit is scarce, is the perfect time to buy a few plump ones. Pineapples and kirsch have a long history together. A French bistro classic is chunks of the tropical fruit …

Recipes

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.<p>Travelers …

Travel

The trick to cooking the perfect Christmas turkey, according to one celebrity chef

How will you cook yours this year?<p>There are many sources of seasonal stress, but high up on the list has got to be cooking the turkey. A high …

Cooking

The 15 best debut albums of 2017

The best debut albums of 2017 saw grime come into its own, Britpop stars go it alone and raging new talent come to kick down genre walls. Here's the …

Indie Pop

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Will Alpine villages really pay you to move there?

<b>What could be more enticing than a new life in a scenic Alpine village, all cowbells and ski runs and fondue with a view?</b><p>Well, someone could pay you to live there.<p>The idea sounds absurd in countries where averagely-paid folk struggle for years to save a house deposit. But despite that, such …

27 books that can change your life forever

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move …

Books

Salvation For Dummies

Inspirational: Gets me back up every time

Someone Made An “Unspirational” Instagram Account For People Who Hate Inspirational Quotes, And It’s Hilarious

The internet is awash with generic "inspirational" quotes encouraging you to believe in yourself, to shoot for the stars, and to seize the day …

The 25 hidden TV gems you need to see

In December 2004, Scientific American Life published an article entitled The Tyranny of Choice. It argued that constantly being surrounded by indistinguishable everyday options is slowing us down. It’s overloading our minds and paralysing us. It’s making us miserable. If you’ve ever spent an …

TV

The Insanely Fun European Cities You're Missing Out On

Far too many Americans plan a trip to Europe and draw their boundary at Berlin, or Prague, <i>maybe</i> Budapest. Anything further east conjures images of …

European Travel

Robert Mueller Dreading Returning From 2-Month European Vacation To Start Russia Investigation

COLLODI, ITALY—Sipping from a glass of wine at a small outdoor café in a small Tuscan hill town, Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed Tuesday …

‘Birds that are born in a cage think that freedom is a crime’ – Anonymous.

Prefab homes from Go Logic offer ‘rural modernism’ assembled in 2 weeks

The New England aesthetic gets a modern upgrade<p>Since its start in 2008, the Maine-based design-build firm Go Logic has built eco-conscious summer homes, prefab getaway cabins, and the state’s first passive house. To keep up demand, the firm is launching a line of prefab passive-house dwellings that …

Prefab Homes

Bedroom decor: 8 incredible and unique bedrooms to copy!

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It's a place where you can come home and relax and the end of the day with zero distractions. You can make it …

Home Library Bookcase Ideas – So You Can Surround Yourself With Stories

A home library is not exactly a common feature but let’s not take things so literally. Don’t necessarily think of the home library as a separate room …

Island hopping in Greece’s Dodecanese

There is a blueness of sea that seems feasible only via Photoshop or an Instagram filter, but which is made real around the south-east Aegean’s Dodecanese islands. The star players of the archipelago are Rhodes, Lesbos and Kos, but there are 12 large islands in the group, plus tens of smaller ones. …

European Travel