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15 awe-inspiring modern garden ideas to motivate you

You can't ever have too much modern garden inspiration, especially during these cooler months, as now is when you should be planning what you're …

This Map Shows What the World Actually Looks Like

The version you're used to seeing completely warps the continents' sizes<p>The Japan Institute for Design Promotion has awarded its prestigious Good Design Award to a map that completely changes our perception of the world. Given that the planet is a sphere, representing it in a two-dimensional …

The 10 most uplifting songs ever - according to science

A 2015 study into what makes a song “feel-good” has re-emerged in recent days thanks to the vagaries of social media.<p>Dr Jacob Jolij, a cognitive neuroscientist the University of Groningen in Holland, was commissioned by British electronics brand called Alba to investigate data it gathered on UK …

'How I accidentally became a poet through Twitter'

<b>Brian Bilston has been dubbed the "unofficial poet laureate of Twitter", but he stumbled into writing poetry on social media. Here he explains the power of online verse.</b><p>It started with a tweet. I never thought it would come to this.<p>I'm not even sure it was a poem. More of a play on words, each one …

Social Media

A Local's Guide to Casablanca

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Discover the winding romance of Casablanca by digging deeper into the city's history.<p>A dozen years ago I swapped life in an unremarkable London apartment for a haunted mansion—set squarely in the middle of a Casablanca shantytown.<p>With more than 30 rooms, Dar Khalifa—or the …

Summer activity breaks in Norway, Denmark and Sweden: readers’ tips

Scandinavia’s great outdoors offers scenery on a gigantic scale, perfect for getting lost in on foot, two wheels or boat. Here are 10 of the best trips from our intrepid readers<p>Take the scenic 2½-hour train journey from Bergen to Finse, the highest railway station in Norway (1,222 metres), which is …

European Travel

Inside Sikelia, a New Resort on Italy's Secret Island

The ultimate off-the-grid resort offers travelers one of the most relaxing and luxurious experiences available in Italy.<p>A towering, ten-foot brass door, gleaming in the midday Mediterranean sun, marks the entrance to Sikelia. It’s a gateway fit for Roman gods—one weighing 1,500 pounds and designed …

World's First Off-Grid ReGen Village Will Be Completely Self-Sufficient Producing Its Own Power and Food

ReGen Villages, a completely self-sufficient village that can power and feed itself, is rising across Europe—and hopefully, one day, around the world.<p>…

Minimalist Kitchen Accessories by Andrea Ponti

Andrea Ponti, of Ponti Design Studio, designed a trio of kitchen accessories for Ommo, a brand-new design brand that launched at Ambiente in …

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in London and had spent seven …

Travel

Incredible Danish Wooden House Promoting Industrial Beauty

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Interior Design

The best hotel beach hut accommodation in the UK

A guide to the country’s best hotel beach huts for sea views and classic British seaside style.<p>The Cary Arms, Devon<p>These six huts – two of them suites – have floor-to-ceiling views of what must be one of the UK’s most expansive seascapes, stretching from the South Devon town of Teignmouth, right …

28 things I learned about Europe after visiting all 28 EU countries

<b>Jonathan Thompson has spent the last four weeks driving around every single EU country. Here are the nuggets of wisdom he picked up along the way</b><p><b>1. Zagreb is home to Europe’s strangest museum.</b> Dedicated to the study of heartbreak, the Museum of Broken Relationships will make you laugh and cry in …

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Saving BUB</b> - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian kingfisher, is another reason to preserve carbon-storing forests. <i>Source pinterest.com</i><p><i>Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon</i><p><b>Beautiful Norway: Trying to</b> …

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

Hiking

The 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in Spain

Spain has more than 1,000 miles of Mediterranean coastline (just for starters), a mix of ancient port cities and resort towns that draw the European aristocracy. But true beauty isn't confined to seaside landscapes—the food of San Sebastián, the art of Málaga, the marbled walkways of Alicante make …

How to heal your gut with great food

<i>Seven years ago Lee Holmes deteriorated to the point she couldn’t get out of bed. Then she created a toxin-free, good-bacteria-friendly diet, and her health returned.</i><p>'I’ve just taught a yoga class and am about to have a bowl of saffron and white-bean soup for dinner,’ Lee Holmes tells me over the …

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Graphic Design

How to order the perfect coffee around the world – and the best cafes

Cafes are great places to get a feel for a city but if you simply order a “coffee” or “café” in a non-English-speaking country, you won’t always get the drink you’re expecting. To save you from coffee disaster, we’ve listed the most popular varieties in 10 cities. And if we’ve missed your …

28 Best and Worst Foods for Acid Reflux

For those who are not familiar with the wrath that is acid reflux, here is a rundown of what this bothersome, digestion-related disorder entails. The …

Nutrition

Want To Lose Weight? Train The Brain, Not The Body

The Brain Photo credit: Want help to lose weight? Train your brain. Scale image via shutterstock.comDespite massive government, medical and …

Mindfulness

Five Pacific islands disappear as sea levels rise

<b>Five tiny Pacific islands have disappeared amid rising seas and erosion, Australian researchers say.</b><p>The missing islands, part of the Solomon Archipelago, were not inhabited by human beings.<p>But six other islands were found to have seen swathes of land turn into sea, destroying entire villages.<p>The …

Climate Change

Ancient trade routes written in camel genes

<b>A study of one of the world's most important domesticated animals - the dromedary camel - has revealed how its genetic diversity has been shaped by ancient trade routes.</b><p>Scientists examined DNA samples from more than 1,000 one-humped camels.<p>Despite populations being hundreds of miles apart, they …

Science Explains Why Having Zero Time Is Making You Miserable

Here's how you can take back your schedule -- and your life.<p>Do you know someone who wears their busyness like a badge of honor? They humbly brag, "I am just so busy!" to anyone who asks. Every hour is spoken for with meetings and minutiae. And they always look a bit frazzled.<p>Being busy may seem …

Amelia Freer: how to eat your way to younger-looking skin

If you want to reduce wrinkles, redness or dryness, and achieve a healthy, glowing complexion, there’s a way to do it just by filling your fridge.<p>The skin is the largest organ of the body, consisting of billions of cells that are constantly regenerating, so eating in a way that helps to protect …

Tourists are flocking to Iran - here are 18 reasons why

Barbie challenges the 'white saviour complex'

<b>Barbie has ditched her riding gear, her ball gown and her ballerina costume and travelled to Africa to help the people there, while still managing to stay fashionable.</b><p>That is at least according to a much talked about Instagram account, Barbie Savior, which is charting her imaginary volunteer …

Africa