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9 of Britain’s best castles

From medieval fortresses to dramatic clifftop ruins, Britain boasts countless awe-inspiring castles. Here we round up nine of the best and explore …

Scotland

11 podcasts to listen to if you want to laugh your ass off

Life is hard. The news is stressful. And sometimes you just need a break from *gestures broadly at everything happening in the world right now.* …

16 of the world's most relaxing places

<b>(CNN) —</b> The relentless pace of modern life means we all need a breather now and then.<p>But that doesn't have to mean splashing out on a luxury spa or travel to the Himalayas for a weeklong retreat.<p>From city parks to airplane apartments and temples, here's our pick of 16 of the most relaxing places in …

vacation

Want To Live a Better Life? Use These 8 Life Lessons To Build Your Personal Philosophy

Discover your personal philosophy and then build your life around it.<p>Following a morning hike among the serenity of red rocks, wildflowers, and mountain views, I sat in conversation with an old friend. We had an important topic to discuss. Mainly, my future career.<p>My friend knows that I'm a …

Happiness

Step up: eight epic hikes of the world

Hiking is about more than exercise, pleasant scenery or getting from A to B; putting one foot in front of the other for hours, days or even weeks on end creates a special sense of connection to a place.<p>Lonely Planet’s new book, <i>Epic Hikes of the World</i>, contains 50 of the best routes suggested by our …

Hiking

The best biographies and autobiographies ever written

<b>Our critics chose the greatest memoirs and biographies ever written, from the definitive biography of Winston Churchill to a dazzling graphic novel about a young girl's coming-of-age in Iran</b><p><b>Lives of the Caesars</b> by Suetonius (c121AD)<p>Suetonius was private secretary to the emperor Hadrian and although …

Books

Patrick Melrose and the Fall of the English Élite

Patrick Melrose is going to be all right. We know this from the final episode of the TV series of that name, itself an adaptation of a string of novels spun from the calamitous life story of its creator, Edward St. Aubyn. The episode in question, which aired earlier this month, closed with the …

Camilla Parker Bowles

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

Mindfulness may have been over-hyped

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for millennia – and today is a billion-dollar business. But how much does the practice really change our health?<p>In late 1971, US Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing …

Mindfulness

The need to work less is a matter of life and death

The May bank holiday is intimately linked to labour history and to struggles over time spent at work. In the US, May Day has its origins in the fight …

What it’s like to attend a flat-Earth convention

At the end of last week, a group of people gathered in Birmingham, England for the first flat-Earth convention held in the UK. Most of the people at the convention attended because they believe in one of the most commonly held conspiracy theories of the modern era: that the Earth is flat.<p>Similar …

Flat Earth Society

20 genius 100-year-old life hacks that still work today

There's a reason your grandma always had baking soda to hand<p>New isn't always better. Case in point: All of these tricks that have lasted the test of …

Can a brain injury change who you are?

Who we are, and what makes us “us” has been the topic of much debate throughout history. At the individual level, the ingredients for the unique …

The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code

Horse racing is something like a religion in Hong Kong, whose citizens bet more than anyone else on Earth. Their cathedral is Happy Valley …

Hong Kong

Are You a People-Pleaser? Here are 3 Ways to Set Healthy Boundaries

If you identify with these traits you may be jeopardizing your health and your relationships.<p>Studies confirm that social interactions and face-to-face relationships are strongly connected to longevity and happiness. But challenges can arise when the dynamics of your relationships are not …

Self-help

Through the glass doors, beyond the giant camera logo and before the artisan coffee stand, visitors to Instagram’s headquarters in Menlo Park, …

Social Media

How To Live Sustainably Without Being Righteous

Because eco doesn't equal ego<p>Al Gore was right. Our love of fast everything means we're on a slippery, strip-mined slope to envirogeddon. But equally, Al Gore is deeply irritating, and his elegies for a dying planet can make it tough to summon the will to fix it. Sure, you could get rid of your car …

Lawsuits, scathing social media posts, online bullying—sounds like a late-night episode of <i>Law & Order</i>, right? Actually, all of this drama just …

Yoga

From bucket list to babymoon: The surprising origins of six travel buzzwords

We've written before about the pox of travel buzzwords, and the ever-growing list of made-up terms that end in "acation" (staycation, daycation, gaycation), but where did they first originate and more importantly, who is to blame? We tunnelled into the history of six of them, and the results were …

Science says you and your best friend actually do share the same brain

But you knew that already, right?<p>It's true: nobody understands you quite like your best friend. Not only do they share your passions and hobbies but …

Journalist Afua Hirsch’s new book, Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, explores her experience as a mixed-race woman and she discusses what …

Aliki Currimjee grew up riding ponies, so she never learnt how to ride a bicycle. It wasn’t until she was 20 that she realised the postman didn’t normally come to the house to collect your letters. When she was at primary school, the class trip was a visit to her house. “Which was mortifying,” she …

What great poets have in mind, the thing that makes them hang around, is that they speak to our imagination<p>Since retiring from his professorship at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he taught literature and writing for nearly 30 years, Thomas Foster has made a fruitful career writing …

Literature

What Would a More Ethical City Look Like?

Being a city dweller in an increasingly urbanized world will mean learning how to share space with very different people, says planner and urban scholar Richard Sennett.<p>Is your subway car packed like sardines? Does your city feel like a shopping mall? Is your community, well, not all it could be? …

The rise of slow travel: 20 adventures to take at a leisurely pace

Time was when slow was pretty much a bad thing. Slow service, slow trains, slow-witted, slow to act… But now, not so much: slow has become desirable, a word paired with all manner of activities you never imagined had any sort of speed, never mind slow.<p>I’ll spare you the full list – it’s a long one …

Travel

What's Really At Stake In The Irish Abortion Referendum

I was 31 and living in London when I had an abortion. On a grey morning, I took the Tube to the hospital and afterwards, I got an Uber home. My then …

New 'Mutant Enzymes' Could Solve Earth's Plastics Problem

Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?<p>You might call it a happy accident: As environmentalists urge the world to address the plastic pollution crisis, a team of researchers has unwittingly engineered an enzyme that may, one day, …

In the Netherlands, criminals with mental illness are treated completely differently from many other countries. Melissa Hogenboom visits a Dutch prison to find out how.<p>When I arrive at Zwolle prison in the Netherlands, it’s initially hard to imagine that the quiet building, situated next to a …

What Does Modest Fashion Really Look Like?

Pinterest UK tells me that searches for "modest fashion" are up 500% since the beginning of this year. The global modest fashion market is already …