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WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Memorial Day BBQ: Seven things you can grill that aren't meat

I was going to start this article by consoling all vegetarians and vegans, reminding them they don’t need to feel sorry if attending a BBQ on Memorial Day. This is my first mistake: they don’t need consoling. My second mistake: not addressing meat eaters here.<p>Yes, of course carnivores like you …

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10 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Here are some telltale signs that you really need to hit the hay...<p>Many of us regularly get less than eight hours sleep and survive just fine. But …

Inside Don Draper’s Big Sur Nirvana: The Esalen Institute

How fitting that questing Don wound up at Esalen, still a mecca for the human-potential movement, the counterculture, and the intersection of …

21 motivating quotes to make you get up and go

Feeling a little bit 'meh' at the moment? Well, read these brilliant quotes and prepare to get your mojo back...<p>1. ‘Power’s not given to you. You …

Cuba holidays: tips for booking hotels and homestays

<b>Matt & Viv Wise write</b><p>We are wondering if you could offer some advice. We are looking to travel to Cuba slightly off season (November), we don’t wish to go all inclusive but travel around and see the real country. Should we book hotels and “casas particulares” (private homestays) prior to leaving, …

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What does wine sound like? You’re about to find out

Bafta-award-winning musician Nick Ryan has created soundscapes to show the world what he hears when tasting wine<p>The sound of mung beans falling onto a plastic tray may not immediately trigger thoughts of sparkling wine.<p>But according to composer Nick Ryan the noise is the closest representation to …

Everything You Need To Know About The UK's General Election

It's been very weird and all over the place. So, you know: British.<p>The left-wing SNP has said they'll never do a deal with the Tories, Labour has said it'll never do a deal with the SNP, and the Lib Dem leadership isn't very keen on a deal with Labour. Meanwhile, the Tories don't want to do a deal …

'What a gin': why Cotswolds Distillery's new spirit is a big hit

This inventive English distillery is definitely one to watch: its gin stands out from the crowd and there's whisky to follow<p>Alex Davies is a young Willy Wonka, at loose in his chocolate factory. Only we’re in his lab at <b>Cotswolds Distillery</b>, and Davies is jumping about opening demijohns, flasks and …

Officials:extremist's misfire foiled attack on Paris church

PARIS (AP) — An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented from opening fire on churchgoers only because he accidentally shot …

Summer rolls: the Vietnamese treat that we're all addicted to

A far cry from deep-fried beansprout-heavy Chinese spring rolls, Vietnamese summer rolls are refreshing, healthy and definitely worth making yourself<p>Sometimes, for a treat, in the early 1980s my mother bought us an exotic Chinese takeaway for lunch. In practice this meant a couple of spring rolls …

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Flying with children: 10 secrets to stress-free travel

Flying long-haul with kids is the modern travel equivalent of rounding the Cape of Good Hope in a galleon without a nautical chart. OK, you won’t fall off the end of the world or be attacked by sea dragons. Not unless it’s easyJet. But children and planes don’t mix. In fact there probably isn’t an …

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This Is a Baby’s Brain on Pain

In a first, researchers at Oxford University have watched infants as young as a day old as their brains process a light prodding of their feet. The …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

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How to carry on wearing your summer dresses well into autumn

As the Great British Summer Time draws to an end, don’t start to think of those fluid maxis and gingham shirt dresses as long lost friends. Certain styling tweaks can transform even the most delicate summer dress into a layering piece that will withstand the showers and keep you looking original …

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

How to feel safe as a female traveller in a city

Travel is a liberating, enriching experience, but females who are on their own can feel threatened, especially in big cities.<p>Stepping onto a train or bus at night, when alone, can be a nerve-wracking experience. A YouGov poll conducted in October asked women to rate the cities that they felt had …