Sophie Pelissier

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9 Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive | Inc.com

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep

We’ve been told that the modern, connected life is taking a toll on our sleep. Compared to previous generations, studies report, we’ve been sleeping less and less every year. And that is making us “more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, …

University of Chicago

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

B&B holidays 'cheaper than all inclusives in Europe'

Bed and breakfast accommodation rates can often work out to be cheaper than those that are all-inclusive, new research has shown.<p>When the cost of a meal in the resort - based on average prices of food and drinks in local restaurants - is added to the price of a B&B holiday, the Post Office found …

Long Haul

National Restaurant Awards: Britain's top 10 restaurants - Telegraph

Sweet green smoothie

The Plant Cafe in San Francisco shares a healthy recipe for a green smoothie<p>Kale works very well in smoothies, especially when balanced with apple and lemon<p><b>SERVES</b><br>1<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>¼ bunch parsley<br>1 large apple (seeds and core removed)<br>3 large kale leaf<br>1/2 tsp lemon juice<p><b>METHOD</b><br>Wash all produce and puree …

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

Opinion: A perspective on the 2014 European elections

The Lib Dems have suffered their worst European election performance for 25 years.<p>In 1989, that election was fought by six parties – Labour, …

United Kingdom

Cookery courses in Italy

<b>Christine Bower writes</b><br>I’d like to book a cooking holiday in Italy for myself and my grown-up daughter in September or early October. We are both fairly good cooks but would like to learn to prepare some local dishes and shop in local markets. We want to keep away from “tourist hotspots” but would …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

The Hebrides: Scotland's magical islands

An emerald shore receding behind, a sea breeze in your face, a dolphin surfing the bow wave as escort. The magic begins as soon as you board the ferry from Scotland’s rugged west coast and head for the Hebrides, a scattering of over 50 inhabited islands that take in the stirring mountainscapes of …

Scotland