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Midori MD 2015 Monthly Notebook

Do you have your 2015 planner yet? No? May I suggest Midori’s MD 2015 Monthly Notebook? It’s a minimal planner that has plenty of blank space for …

Lunatik Aquatik for the iPhone 6

Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>There are a billion choices when it comes to "waterproof" cases for the iPhone, but most are way too thick and clunky, …

The pillow that lets you sleep anywhere

The disc-shaped NapAnywhere pillow is a portable and collapsible foam structure that can be twisted into shape and perched between your head and shoulder, allowing you to sleep while travelling as a passenger on planes, trains, buses and cars.<p>The pillow comes with a strap that is pulled diagonally …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Narbonne: On France's secret riviera

Photograph: Alamy<p>A seafood lunch in Gruissan. Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/8/7/1407414623611/68619eae-1320-4b34-b345-fb52da836688-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>A seafood lunch in Gruissan. Photograph: …

Malta and Gozo's best beaches

Maltese beaches tend to be dramatic, rocky and sea-sculpted, with fewer soft, sandy curves of coast than you might expect. The Maltese make the most of every swimming spot – on these small islands you are never far from the sea, and watersports abound. Malta is Europe’s best diving destination, but …

George Clooney's Seychelles honeymoon: in pictures

Slow travel in Malta

Malta’s reputation as a package-holiday beach destination tells only a fraction of the story. While the warm climate and endless seas surrounding this tiny trio of Mediterranean islands make hanging out by the water an obvious choice, there’s so much more to uncover.<p>Venturing beyond the resorts …

Instagram snapshots: Cap Ferret, south-west France

Miles of sand and plenty of fresh oysters ... in our new Instagram travel trips, head of Guardian Travel Andy Pietrasik explores Cap Ferret<p><b>• Share your travels in Instagram pictures with a series of three snaps, plus captions, by adding #guardiantravelsnaps</b><p><b>• Follow us on Instagram at</b> …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

Top 10 day trips in Malta

Malta may only measure a compact 27km by 14km, but the tiny island nation is crammed with splendid sights, from 5000-year-old temples to spine-tinglingly beautiful lagoons and rock formations.<p>Malta’s size makes it a breeze to get around, so it’s possible to base yourself in one place and visit all …

Organizing Hacks! 22 New Ways to Store Beauty Products

Even a small amount of makeup can make your bathroom or vanity look messy and cluttered. Here are 22 unconventional ways to organize your beauty products using things you probably already own. Who knew a mini loaf pan could be so useful?<p><b>1. Use a spice rack as a shelf for your perfume bottles.</b><p><b>2.</b> …

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …