Amanda Murray

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10 of the best adventure holidays in Europe

Horse-riding, Turkey<p>The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an unusual horseback adventure. Ride Worldwide has an eight-day group trip that crosses plateaux, …

European Travel

Monsoon rains displace thousands in Myanmar

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heavy monsoon rains in the past month have left at least 47 people dead and displaced more than 200,000 others in Myanmar, authorities said Monday.<p>The figures are expected to increase as more information becomes available, because many areas have not been reached or reported on by …

Natural Disasters

Angelina Jolie Pitt Tours Factory with Aung San Suu Kyi During Myanmar Humanitarian Trip

Angelina Jolie Pitt‘s humanitarian trip to Myanmar continued with a tour of some of the working conditions facing female workers, where she was …

Burma flood toll will increase as monsoon rains lash region, warns UN

Thousands have already been affected by the downpours and aid workers fear that the death toll of 27 is likely to grow significantly higher<p>The toll from flash floods and landslides in Burma after days of torrential rain is likely to spike, the UN has warned, as monsoonal downpours brought misery to …

Floods

Deadly storms and floods wreak havoc in Myanmar and India

Tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in Myanmar, amid deadly monsoon rains.<p>Helicopters are plucking the stranded to safety, but some remain cut off in remote villages.<p>Storms and floods have killed more than 20 people, with water levels reportedly as high as four-and-a-half …

Sunrise at Wadi Doan

27 Awesome Easy Lunches To Bring To Work

Deep down, you know the truth: Any lunch you make yourself will taste 17 times better than the slimy chopped salad you'd end up buying. Also, save your money for booze.

miso sweet potato and broccoli bowl

Here are the things I jotted down on my cooking wish-list <i>whilst</i> (!) I was in the UK: baked cauliflower cheese, a “proper” English Sunday roast (with …

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

<i>Fear of Flying author Erica Jong reveals the inspiring titles that need a place on every woman's bookshelf.</i><p><i>As told to Leigh Haber</i><p>Before Sex and the City, before Girls, there was Fear of Flying, the now-classic novel that encouraged women not just to enjoy their sexuality but to feel downright …

Simple Baked Apple Chips

Rachel freely admits she could eat popcorn every day on her blog Rachel Cooks. Given her love of snacks, we decided she'd be a perfect addition as a Snack Fanatic.<p>What is it about turning something into a chip that makes it so irresistible? Kale Chips – amazing. Almost as good as potato chips. …

Breakfast

The Season's Best Coats

There's something about a fabulous coat. Throw one on and in one fell swoop your outfit is transformed. We've apple-picked the 30 best coats of the season, so whether the weather around you is crisp, chilly or downright frigid, we've got you covered.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p><i>Tonal leather</i> …

Clothing

Israel’s forgotten tribe

High in the country’s northern hills you will find the Druze, a friendly people often overlooked in the politics of the Holy Land.<p>Contrary to popular belief, the Holy Land is not just home to two peoples – Israelis and Palestinians – but a diverse mix of cultures. Minority groups in Israel include …

Israel

African Parks Partners With Chad to Combat Elephant Poaching

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>In a week of wildlife conservation announcements coming out of New York, including</b> <b>CGI’s</b> <b>commitment to spend $80 million fighting elephant poaching, and the merge between Rare and The Nature Conservancy, the nonprofit organization</b> <b>African Parks</b><b>(AP) added its news to the mix:</b> …

Tallinn’s story, written in the sky

Spiked with spires, Tallinn’s skyline provides fascinating tales and haunting legends detailing the Estonian capital’s history.<p>It is hard to miss Tallinn’s multitude of towers. Along with the city’s soaring church spires and distinctive orange roofs, they are a key element of the Estonian capital’s …

European Travel

Bluebloods & Billionaires

Trevor Traina, San Francisco’s undisputed social king, has enticed many of the Silicon Valley elite to his ultra-exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood, showering them with advice about what to wear, how to entertain, and whom to know. But the concept of noblesse oblige may be harder to teach. …

Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

How Stephen Poloz plans to remake the Bank of Canada

First things first. When you want to mention the new governor of the Bank of Canada in conversation, think of Edgar Allan Poe and laws: Poe-Laws is what to say.<p>That wasn't obvious to a lot of people in early May when Stephen Poloz was presented as Canada's ninth central bank governor. So …

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BlackBerry posts US$965-million Q2 loss, revenue plunges 49 per cent

TORONTO – Shares of BlackBerry (TSX:BB) moved slightly higher in early trading Friday after the troubled smartphone maker’s second-quarter financial …

Fiera’s leaders say pace of deals will slow

The hectic pace of acquisitions at Fiera Capital is going to slow, with growth over the next five years likely to come more from internal sources than the steady flow of purchases that have marked the past few years.<p>Fiera is celebrating its 10th year in business, a short span full of deals that …

Red Obsession is vin ordinaire

Compared to <i>Mondovino</i>, Jonathan Nossiter's thorough 2004 global wine documentary, <i>Red Obsession</i> is vin ordinaire – though the cinematography tracking through sunny, pebbled French vineyards, goes down smoothly.<p>The first 20 minutes play like an infomercial for Bordeaux. Russell Crowe provides the …