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10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Looking for holiday inspiration for 2018? These free smartphone apps mean you can carry insider travel tips for hundreds of destinations in your pocket<p>Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can …

Apps

Best Scandinavian food trips for 2018

From squidgy cinnamon buns in Stockholm, to farm-to-table food in West Sweden, Scandinavia is a foodie hub for cool cafes and seasonal food<p><i>Looking</i> …

European Travel

10 Chocolate Cookies for the Serious Chocolate-Lover

There are those who like chocolate and those who <i>love</i> it — I am definitely in the latter category. We chocolate-lovers, when given a choice from the …

One Bowl, No Measurements: Chocolate Cake, As Easy As Can Be

At first glance, this bare bones recipe may look like something from a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off, but the absence of measurements <i>is</i> intentional. This is what I like to call a “no-measure cake” (as in, no measuring spoons or cups needed), and the recipe is so foolproof it’ll turn …

A walking tour of Bath: the ultimate spa break

With its imposing Georgian architecture, regal connections and the ‘healing’ waters of its Roman Baths, it’s easy to see why the city inspired Jane Austen<p>• More UK city walks<p>What a difference a queen makes. It was the royal visits by Anne in the opening years of the 18th century that turned this …

England

14 CEOs reveal the No. 1 job skill they look for in employees

There's no shortage of career advice out there and everyone from your favorite self help gurus to your least favorite in-law thinks they're an expert on the subject.<p>Good advice — useful, nuanced, and proven — is harder to come by.<p>After all, it's tough to suss out what employers value in their …

CEOs

11 of Hong Kong's most insane hotel suites

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a city where the housing price per square foot is more than $1,400 , space is the ultimate Hong Kong luxury.<p>The only place you can really stretch out? A hotel suite, of course. Sure, you'll pay for the privilege. But, rest assured, hotels know how to spoil guests who are visiting Hong …

Hong Kong

8 potentially life-saving tips on what to do if you’re caught up in a terrorist attack on holiday

Terrorist attacks can happen anywhere, at home or on holiday. Security expert Lloyd Figgins gives 8 pieces of expert advice on how to increase your …

Terrorism

Zen your weekend with a charming farm stay near London

<b>Farm stay review: Green Farm Kent near London, UK</b><p>“Who wants to feed the lambs?” asks Martin Richmond-Coggan, the owner of Green Farm. My husband and …

Habitats

Relive the Windows 95 glory days with this work simulation game

Emails! Dialog boxes! Random bings!<p>Sometimes it feels like the line between work and video games is blurred. The story and graphics might not be comparable, but the gameplay mechanics feel like they are. You do activity X for 10 minutes to train skill Y. You have to click this, this, and this …

Bootleg

Print These 5 Recipes from the New York Times

Yesterday Sam Sifton announced that the cooking section of the <i>New York Times</i> is going to go behind a paywall. Readers and cooks can sign up for a …

Recipes

*Finally*, sportswear for when you're on your period (& it's gorgeous)

Given that adverts for sanitary products would have us believe that most women shed bluebells and fairy dust from their wombs each month it's amazing …

Sportswear

Forget Cornwall, why Somerset’s the place to holiday in 2017

Drive three hours south-west of London and you’ll find yourself on cowslip-fringed B roads. Somerset is too far to commute from the capital yet …

England

Wait—Is This Brand the New Isabel Marant?

Certain brands are an established part of boho's fashion vernacular—where would we be without Isabel Marant's, Anna Sui's or Free People's unwavering …

Want Toned Arms Like Pippa Middleton's? This Is the Answer

After we had stopped gasping at how stunning Pippa Middleton looked in her couture Giles Deacon wedding dress, there was another element taking our …

Five awesome new venues to check out in London this June

Counting down the days to your summer holiday? Us too. But don’t be too impatient – the folks at Hire Space have scouted out the latest venues to …

Six amazing places to stay for free around the world – if you volunteer

For almost 30 years, Helga de Silva Blow Perera, the flamboyantly attired owner of Helga’s Folly, a 30-room boutique hotel overlooking the Sri Lankan city of Kandy, has covered the walls of her estate with frenetic and dreamlike murals. In 1988, she began painting the hotel – at that time, run by …

Asia Travel

The winners of the Time Out London Bar Awards 2017

The brightest stars of London’s bar scene have gathered in east London to celebrate the Time Out London Bar Awards 2017. At the ceremony, we unveiled …

10 of the best restaurants near Rome’s major attractions

Eating near the Eternal City’s famous landmarks needn’t mean tourist menus and pricey pizza. These handy trattorias and wine bars will still leave some change for the Trevi fountain<p>VATICAN MUSEUMS<br>Be.Re.<p>Carb-load at Be.Re. before a visit to the Vatican Museums, the largest and most physically …

Italy

Get summer-ready with our (realistic) six-week body plan

Summer diets. Often they come with promises to ‘shed a stone’ or get your ‘best-ever bikini body’, all in as little as a week or two. Most of us, however, want to forgo the fads and simply lose a little weight to have more energy and feel confident in our clothes. ‘Six weeks is a good amount of …

Fitness

Top 10 Wild Places to Photograph

“I had never taken much notice of orangutans before, but when one took my hand and looked into my eyes, well that was it,” says National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James. Here are his favorite places to shoot.<p><i>Charlie Hamilton James is a</i> National Geographic <i>photographer and filmmaker</i> …

21 Photos of China’s Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Explore the natural wonders and cultural treasures in the vast nation of China.<p>China boasts more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country, except Italy. Honored for their “cultural and natural heritage of outstanding value to humanity,” these 50 diverse sites include palaces perched on …

150 Beauty Must-Haves

From hair essentials to skin savers and everything in between...<p>Every year, thousands of launches make their way through our doors, and we test, analyze and vigorously debate each and every product that appears on our carefully curated beauty pages. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we thought …

Todoist syncs instantly with Google Calendar to keep you on schedule

Todoist's latest upgrade is one that will benefit the busiest of task list-addled users. It's added two-way sync between its task lists and Google Calendar. This means that not only can you see, sort and prioritize tasks from inside your calendar (on the web, or on your app), but that any changes …

Apps

6 Tricks That Will Speed Up Your Metabolism (for Real)

Our metabolisms get blamed for a lot and it's a word that is bandied about in our frustrated conversations with girlfriends. Our inability to …

Where Street Vendors Run Pharmacies Out of Buckets

For Haitians, untrained vendors are the main source of medicine. For the sellers, it's a way to survive.<p>“You see, I put the ampicillin next to the Tylenol—a packet of pink pills, a packet of blue pills. The colors have to look good together. If my display doesn’t catch the eye, no one will buy …

It's Spring! Here's What to Cook Now.

I am definitely one of those people whose heart races at the first sign of asparagus at the farmers market. If yours does too, then it's time to get …

Snacks

Brussels city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

Ignore the cynics, Brussels is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities, with hip bars and cafes, vintage markets and a fine line in the ‘9th Art’<p>Living in Paris, I am used to getting a surprised look from French friends when I tell them I am off for a fun weekend in Brussels. For sure, this may …

France

How to Clean Those Stylish Knit Sneakers You Love So Much

Because it's way too easy to get 'em dirty.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>. Are you still dirty? Subscribe to Ask a Clean Person: The Podcast on</i> <i>Acast</i><i>,</i> <i>iTunes</i> <i>or</i> <i>Stitcher</i><i>, and like</i> <i>Ask a</i> …

Washing Machines

21 stunning things to do in Stockholm

With a city based across a whole chain of islands, you can be sure that you won't run out of things to do in Stockholm. Make sure you make the most …