Becky MacKay

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Gig wants to make it easier for millennials to pick up casual work in catering and hospitality

Have we reached peak gig economy yet? Probably not, but when a startup calling itself Gig launches, we are definitely making headway. The London-based company offers a platform targeting millennials who want to pick up shift work in the hospitality and retail sectors.<p>As well as enabling you to find …

Hospitality

The One Change You Should Make to Vastly Improve Your Morning Coffee

Some home baristas go all out. They have coffee makers and grinders that cost hundreds of dollars, buy only the finest specialty beans, and labor …

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Did Hillary Clinton stand by as Honduras coup ushered in era of violence?

While secretary of state, the Democratic presidential nominee supported new elections following a 2009 coup – and the consequences continue to reverberate<p>It was the early hours of the morning, and protesters who had gathered to support their deposed president were resting in the streets of the …

Venezuela

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Ginger Peach Butter — Farm Stand Freestyle - Hifow - Quick & Easy Recipes

If you’ve ever been overambitious and purchased too many juicy summer peaches at the farm stand or farmers market, preserving them in the slow cooker …

How to Eat More Vegetables and Less Meat in 3 Weeks

Cutting down on animal protein does more than slash calories—it lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as your risks of heart disease, …

Cooking

8 Gaudí Masterpieces That Prove Barcelona is Europe's Most Instagrammable City

The city wouldn't be the same without his architecture.<p>Europe is home to the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and St. Peter's Basilica, but if you haven't been to Barcelona you're missing out. No other European city even comes close to having such unique and interesting architecture and that's all thanks to …

Jimmy Carter: I Thought I Had 'Two or Three Weeks to Live' After Cancer Diagnosis

Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he put on "a false, optimistic face" for months after he was diagnosed with skin cancer, telling fellow Habitat for Humanity workers that when he got the news last year, "I just thought I had a few weeks to live."<p>Speaking in Memphis, Tenn., at the …

Cancer

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

WHO rejects call to cancel Rio Olympics because of Zika threat

BERLIN -- The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics …

A smarter, more precise way to think about public health

Sue Desmond-Hellmann is using precision public health -- an approach that incorporates big data, consumer monitoring, gene sequencing and other …

This New Coffee Is like Drinking Red Wine for Breakfast

We’ve all probably looked at the clock on a particularly bad Monday morning at the office and wished wine wasn’t frowned upon as a morning beverage choice (it’s five o’clock somewhere, right?! And red wine helps with memory, so… productivity?!). But obviously getting boozy before breakfast is not …

New Hampshire

School holidays, no computer photographs by Izabela Urbaniak - Telegraph

Ornithology

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

10 Amazing Places You Should Go While The Dollar Is Strong

Having to change dollars into foreign currencies may well be the most tedious part of international travel, but it also that means that budget-­wary travelers can save a lot just by keeping an eye on how the American dollar fares against other currencies.<p>To make that process easier, Hopper's …

European Travel

Chinese President Xi Jinping: ‘No More Weird Architecture’

Speaking at a literary symposium in Beijing last week, Xi's two-hour speech took shot at Chinese architects and artists who have designed avant-garde style buildings.<p>Instead, he said that art should "be like sunshine from the blue sky and the breeze in spring that will inspire minds, warm hearts, …

China

The Week in Review: Historic Ebola Outbreak

Gabriella Schwarz / August 8, 2014<p>The Ebola crisis reached new heights in the United States this week: two Americans were hospitalized with the …

The Boy Who Tricked Ebola

In the area for Ebola-confirmed patients in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia, …

Disease

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, and more from …

Pictures of the Week 1.10.14

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Two hundred sixty-six days, 500 people, 115 truck drivers, 263 beards, and more than 140,000 cups of coffee.<p>These are a few of the astounding statistics behind the logistics of filming the latest in The Hobbit trilogy. Though the majority of the movies were filmed in a Wellington studio, nine weeks …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …