Melinda Fernandes

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Holiday guide to Basilicata, Italy: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotels

‘Tourist hordes’ is not a phrase you’re likely to hear in Basilicata but given its rich cuisine, stunning national parks, ancient towns and great beaches, it’s hard to fathom why this seductive region remains so quiet<p>Imagine a region that has miles of white sand beaches on one coast, picturesque …

Italy

What It's Really Like to Give Up Alcohol at the Age of 27

<i>It’s practically an adult rite of passage to wake up the morning after the night before and think,</i> Right, that's it, I'm never drinking again<i>, only</i> …

4 Top Korean Models Share Their Best K-Beauty Secrets

It's no secret that Seoul, South Korea, is a skincare-obsessed city. So, for Seoul Fashion Week, we asked four Korean models—Sunghee Kim, HyunJi Shin, HoYeon Jung, Yoon Young Bae and Sora Choi—to share their beauty tips. From their love of sheet masks to their diligent SPF beauty regimens, here is …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

How Not to Care When People Don't Like You

When I was in high school, I found out that my friends didn’t like me. One of the girls in my “group” told me I wasn’t invited to a birthday party …

Younger at heart: Madeira’s makeover

Madeira is known for its year-round warmth and relaxing vibe. But visitors are now going there in search of thrills<p>‘Time to off-road,” says Pedro, our jeep driver and guide for the day. It’s the most enthusiastic he’s been all morning; his 4x4 Land Rover is built for it after all, and he isn’t …

Madeira

5 Fast Ways to Get Rid of Your Annoying Cough

Whether it’s the remnants of a cold or the last lingering stage of that office bug, there are no two ways about it—a cough that won’t quit is just …

Top 20 art exhibitions to visit on a European city break in 2018

From Grayson Perry in Helsinki to Frida Kahlo in Budapest, an exhibition makes a brilliant focal point to city break. Here are 20 of this year’s best, with arty hotels to match<p>High Society<b><br>Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam</b><p><b>Dates |</b> 8 Mar-3 June<b><br>Best in show</b> | Rembrandt<br>Rembrandt’s wedding portraits of Marten …

Art

8 Creative, Awesome Ways People Use Store-Bought Pizza Dough

Toss a pound of pizza dough into your grocery basket and a world of delicious possibilities are at your fingertips — with many going way beyond your …

Christmas Trees

Last pies standing: a look inside London's traditional pie and mash shops

Britain is a pie-loving nation, each region with its own traditional and much-loved variant. In the East Midlands, it's the Melton Mowbray pork pie, which earned protected status in 2008. Wigan's citizens are sometimes called 'pie-eaters' such is the town's love affair with the dish.<p>Indian …

The 15 most stunning places in the UK outside of London, according to Instagram

Whether you live in the UK or are planning your first trip, it can be easy to go back to the same London-centric spots when you're looking for a day …

Confidence Crash Course: 5 Days to Feeling More Self-Assured

Everyone struggles with his or her confidence from time to time, and as a confidence coach, I know this all too well, but for some of us, self-doubt …

Guys, This Could Be Why Women Seem To Think You're Boring

Guys, you've been in this situation before: You meet a girl out at a bar, and she has an adorable accent.<p><b>You:</b> “Where are you from?”<p><b>Her:</b> “Norway.”<p><b>You:</b> …

Relationships

Where to Travel in 2017: From Cuba to Greenland, Get to Know the New M

When it comes to travel, 2016 was the year of Havana. After half a century of being off-limits, Americans could finally visit Cuba again and our Instagram feeds were flooded with images of the historic island. In 2017, think beyond the over-crowded capital and look for a more authentic experience …

Here's Your Excuse to Finally Book That Solo Vacation You've Been Dreaming of

It's National Plan a Solo Vacation Day, and we're ready to celebrate.<p>One in four people planning a trip in 2018 said they will be going alone, …

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night review – exhilarating vampire girl power

Iranian-American writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour describes her weirdly exhilarating feature debut, which premiered at Sundance last year, as the Iranian love-child of Sergio Leone and David Lynch, with Nosferatu as a babysitter. It is set in the fictional Iranian ghost town of Bad City (the name …

Horror

25 of the best beaches in Europe

As the country recovers from Storm Emma and the Siberian ‘beast’, we’re dreaming of warmer days – picking the best beaches in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Greece and Croatia, with a place to stay and eat in each<p>Portugal<p><b>by Celia Pedroso</b><p><b>Tróia Galé, near Lisbon</b><p><b>Type</b> Sandy<b><br>Lifeguard</b> Yes<b><br>Cafe/kiosk</b> …

Amalfi Coast

The 25 best European city breaks for spring 2018 and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2018, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik.<p>Italy<p>Rome<p>Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the …

Curd your enthusiasm – my adventures in vegan cheese

Vegan burgers are increasingly convincing, but can vegan cheese – or ‘cheeze’ or ‘chease’ – melt our hearts?<p>Vegan cheese has been suffering a bad case of Fomo – fear of missing out on the vegan food revolution. Some of the new, plant-based products have been groundbreaking, such as the Impossible …

Coconut

Blood orange and polenta cakes recipe

Little did I know when I wrote this recipe that polenta and citrus cakes are all the rage in coffee shops around the country. Well, the heart wants what the heart wants, and seemingly many hearts want this. It’s not hard to see why: polenta, or ground corn, makes for a deliciously dense cake, which …

Seasonal Food

35 of Our Most Decadent Chocolate Desserts

Of course Valentine's Day means that there's an extra amount of attention being paid to chocolate on the 14th, but I would argue that all of February …

Dessert

Why This '5-4-3-2-1' Mindfulness Trick Is So Effective At Beating Anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

Fear, beauty, break-ups and big cats – how 12 months in a remote log cabin changed my life

He doesn’t have email or a mobile phone so I decide to write him a letter. I still have the address because it was my address for a year, in the early ’90s. Box Spring Drive. A log cabin, on a mountain, in the Okanagan Valley, Washington state, just south of the Canadian border.<p>I am a little …

These Are the 5 Food Champions of Weekday Breakfast

Eggs, oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, and toast are breakfast staples that we all know and love, likely leading many of us to undervalue their prowess …

Breakfast

The places in France you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

<b>1. Barcelonnette, Provence</b><p>"It’s as delightful as it is surprising," says Anthony Peregrine. "At first sight, Barcelonnette is such an archetypal spot in the southern French Alps that you’d expect it to yodel. Come festival time (August), it is not yodelling you hear, but mariachi music. It’s as …

The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally …

Japan

7 Ways to Eat a Low-Carb Keto Dinner

If you're following a ketogenic diet, dinner is where you can really have the most fun. Even though fat is the leading macronutrient in the diet, …

Cooking

I Can’t Take a Cute Nude to Save My Life, so I Asked Boudoir Photographers for Help

In many areas, I crave consistency. I like when the subway comes on time and how my hair will be reliably perfect on the third day since my last …

10 incredible Italian villa holidays for 2018

Our Italy experts reveal 10 of their favourite villa holidays for 2018. All prices are per week and are subject to availability.<p>1. Culture in Sicily<p>For families looking for a bit of culture with their sun, Sicily is the place to go. This island has long been a crucible of Mediterranean culture, and …

The top tips for glowing skin

While it’s easy to worry about wrinkles, when it comes to our skin there’s another signpost that often goes unnoticed telling us those natural healthy looking skin reserves are on the wane. Dullness. Forget highlighters or strobing, healthy, glowing skin doesn’t have to be something you paint on …