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Low-carb foods: top 6 carb swaps

If you're following a low-carb diet we've thought of some creative replacements for starchy comfort foods like pizza, chips and spaghetti. By …

10 easy vegetarian student recipes

Brighten up your plate with dishes bursting with veggies, seasoning and simple sauces. Whether you’re whipping up a Middle Eastern favourite for one …

Visit beaches by bus

<b>Menorca is a small island and it’s easy to move around with public transportation</b>. The public bus line communicates pretty well both the two main …

Balearic Islands

10 new ways to use your spiralizer

There's so much more to spiralizing than just courgetti. Believe it or not you can make everything from nachos to a hearty mac 'n' cheese with a …

polpette di melanzane

<b>Polpette di melanzane.</b><p>Queste sono le mitiche polpette di melanzane di mia madre…provate a farle e mi direte 😉 sono semplicissime,hanno pochissimi e …

Top 5 cookie recipes for kids

Cookies make a lovely, gentle introduction to baking with kids, helping them to practice their shaping, rolling, measuring and counting skills as …

10 easy budget family meals

Ten fabulous family meals that you can rustle up for £2 or less per serving. Sound too good to be true? Believe it. These simple budget recipes won't …

How to poach an egg

Perfect poached eggs – the type you get for breakfast in smart hotels and restaurants – can look impressive but if you master a few simple …

Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach & Cheese Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast

4.89 from 34 votes<p>Print<p>Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast<p>Prep Time<p>5 mins<p>Cook Time<p>20 mins<p>Total Time<p>25 mins<p>Chicken breast …

Negros contra blancos: el partido de fútbol que enfrentó a dos equipos separados por el color de la piel

En 1979, el equipo de fútbol inglés West Bromwich Albion estaban buscando ideas para un encuentro de beneficencia para uno de sus más veteranos jugadores, Len Cantello. A alguien, no se sabe quién, se le ocurrió enfrentar a jugadores negros contra blancos.<p><b>Antes de seguir leyendo:</b> <i>esta nota contiene</i></b> …

The match that pitted white players against black players

<b>In 1979 West Bromwich Albion were looking for an idea for a benefit match for one of their longest serving players, Len Cantello. Somebody, we don't know who, came up with the idea of a match pitting black players against white players. Yes, really: blacks v whites, writes Adrian Chiles.</b><p><b>Warning:</b> …

How to make Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls (Nem Cuốn)

<b>1,</b> Start by popping the pulled pork in the oven. Slice up the cucumber and spring onion, and put that, lettuce, fried onion and sugar peas in bowls. …

Earth - These animals are male on one side and female on the other

From the right-hand side, Dr H. E. Schaef's chicken looked like any normal cockerel, with a bright red comb and a wattle. But from the left you would think it was a hen: its body was slighter and had plainer markings.<p>Even its behaviour was decidedly confused. The creature attempted to mount the …

Los extraños animales que son macho de un lado y hembra del otro

En el lado derecho, el pollo del doctor H. E. Schaef parecía un gallo joven cualquiera, con una cresta roja y papada. Pero viendo el lado izquierdo, pensarías que era una gallina: su cuerpo era más delgado y tenía marcas más lisas.<p>Su comportamiento era, además, muy confuso. <b>La criatura intentaba</b> …

The island of colour blindness

<b>Many people have some level of colour deficiency but an island where a tenth of the population is totally colour-blind gives us some fascinating insights, writes Michael Mosley.</b><p>When we were living in London my wife Clare, who is a GP, saw a patient who was an engineer for the London Underground. He …

La isla llena de gente que sólo puede ver en blanco y negro

A menudo se habla de gente que es "daltónica" aunque muy pocas personas lo son realmente.<p>Muchos de los que se describen a sí mismos como daltónicos en realidad solo suelen tener <b>una deficiencia en la percepción de los colores.</b><p>Y la mayoría de las personas consideradas muy daltónicas pueden distinguir</b> …

El provocador primer tuit de Edward Snowden

"¿Ahora me escuchan?" (Can you hear me now?), así con tono desafiante se estrenó en Twitter el exempleado de la Agencia Central de Inteligencia (CIA) y la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos (NSA), Edward Snowden.<p>No sólo eso. El experto tecnológico que reveló los programas de vigilancia …

Edward Snowden joins Twitter and follows NSA

<b>Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has opened an account on the social network website Twitter.</b><p>His opening tweet was: "Can you hear me now?"<p>In his profile, Mr Snowden says he "used to work for the government. Now I work for the public". He quickly gathered thousands of followers.<p>So …

Quick and healthy

Jazz up chicken breasts in this fruity, sweetly spiced sauce with pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds and tagine paste<p>Use guacamole ingredients to …

What is the best language to learn? | Atlas & Boots

<b>We rank the best language to learn based on fact-driven criteria to help you choose the right one for you.</b><p>Over the last two years, I’ve spent some …

Language Learning

How buckwheat sheds light on Russia's soul

<b>As the rouble loses value against the US dollar and inflation increases, what do buckwheat sales say about the Russian state of mind?</b><p>Legend has it that, 1,000 years ago, when Greek monks spread Christianity to Russia, they brought with them more than just the Bible. They brought a grain, a seed, so …

Lo que un grano revela del alma y la economía rusas

<b>Cuenta la leyenda que hace mil años, cuando monjes griegos fueron a difundir el cristianismo a Rusia, llevaron consigo algo más que la Biblia.</b><p>Tenían en sus bolsos un grano: una semilla, tan mágica, nutritiva y deliciosa que de inmediato tocó el alma eslava... y el estómago ruso.<p>Ese grano era trigo …

The smuggled stone that was once more precious than gold

<b>Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the world's largest Jade producers - but with trade bound by international sanctions, many of the precious gemstones are smuggled out of the country.</b><p>At first, I think it's a waterfall. A wave of liquid sound comes towards me over the brackish waters of the …

La piedra que llegó a ser más valiosa que el oro

<b>Birmania es uno de los mayores productores de jade del mundo. El corresponsal de la BBC Alex Preston se fue donde hay más de estas piedras semipreciosas y terminó tomando té en una cueva de Aladino.</b><p>Al principio, creo que es una cascada. Una ola de sonido líquido viene hacia mí sobre las aguas …

Should we fear the robots of the future?

Peter Day<p><b>The world's oldest technology magazine is the MIT Technology Review.</b><p>Published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2011 it produced a special supplement of original science fiction stories written by top writers from the genre.<p>The Review says its normal mission is to identify …

¿Es usted un tecnooptimista?

<b>Cómo será el futuro. Desde que la humanidad notó que lo que creaba podía cambiar su destino, y más aún desde el advenimiento de las computadoras, ha predicho mundos mejores o aterradores afectados por la tecnología. Peter Day, de la BBC, habla con alguien que se dedica a pensar en ello.</b><p>La revista …

Short but sweet: The miniskirt

The shortened garment emerged in the 1960s as a symbol of rebellious youth culture – and endures to this day. Katya Foreman looks back at the style icon.<p>Among the many revolutions of the Swinging ’60s, from The Beatles to the first man on the moon, the miniskirt remains one of the era’s most …

La minifalda: cómo surgió la prenda que conquistó al mundo

<b>Entre las tantas revoluciones de la década prodigiosa de 1960, desde Los Beatles hasta el primer hombre en la Luna, la minifalda sigue siendo uno de los íconos más perdurables de la época.</b><p>Aunque hay distintas opiniones sobre quién inventó la abreviada prenda -con Mary Quant, André Courrèges, John …

What science fiction can teach big business

Why are household brands that sell us kitchen appliances or snack food now commissioning science fiction authors and artists? Chris Baraniuk reports.<p>Tasers. Mobile phones. The world wide web. All these technologies can be found in science fiction stories, decades before they became realistic – and …