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Paris: win a two-night break for two

The prize includes return travel to Paris from London St Pancras, Ashford or Ebbsfleet in Eurostar’s Standard Premier class, plus two nights’ b  &  b at the four-star hotel Le Pavillon des Lettres (pavillondeslettres.com), a boutique hotel near the Elysée Palace. It has a literary theme, with each …

Learning a language: five tips

Apps, films, friends and Skype can all help you learn languages<p>• Learning Russian in a day<p><b>1. Master a new phase a day</b><br>The key to learning a language is remembering the 2,000 or so basic words and phrases. Aim to turn this task into an enjoyable habit, building in five to 10 minutes of memorisation …

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …

Travelers

The chastity bra that only opens when you find true love – or so they say

The stakes are getting increasingly high in the battle for the weirdest piece of wearable tech. After wifi-detecting hats and smartphone-charging wellies, it was only a matter of time until it all turned to sex – with the arrival of vibrating knickers, dresses that turn transparent, and a Google …