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How to meditate at work when sitting still is impossible

We know that mindfulness is key to unlocking our potential at work. When we can take time out of our days to be present in our bodies and breathe …

David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter is brilliant – but you won’t want to binge-watch it

Netflix's new series is not for the faint of heart<p>David Fincher’s extraordinarily dark crime drama Mindhunter poses a question that will be explored …

This is the Secret to Nailing Perfectly Crispy Chicken Skin Every Time

Golden brown and ultra crackly—what more could you ask for?<p>Life is too short to rely solely on boneless, skinless chicken breast for a protein fix, …

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

This year sees Bilbao celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Guggenheim museum, an institution that brought art and its lovers to the north coast city, and started an urban relaunch in which its industrial past was overlaid with fluttering palms, promenades and a proliferation of wonky, …

European Travel

Meera Sodha’s recipe for mouth-numbing noodles with chilli oil and red cabbage | Vegan

Once you’ve fallen for the unique lip-tingling qualities of Sichuan peppercorns, you’ll find it hard not to add them to all sorts<p>We need to talk about heat – the kind that comes from fresh chillies and peppercorns, and also from ginger, horseradish or too much garlic. Each plays a different, …

Recipes

How To Turn Soba Noodles Into Your Dream Dinner

Give it up for the buckwheat, y'all.<p>When it comes to comforting noodle dishes, many people turn to pasta for baked ziti and lasagna. We have another option to suggest: soba noodles.<p>Soba noodles are traditionally buckwheat noodles ― soba is Japanese for buckwheat ― but not all are 100 percent …

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable<p>In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even …

Self-improvement

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8 Ways to Harness Adrenaline when Speaking

When it’s time to stand up and speak, do you feel a surge of adrenaline? Of course you do. It’s a human, bio-chemical reaction to being the center of …

Concrete house offers indoor-outdoor living among fruit trees

Ahh...<p>Indoor-outdoor home designs often feature large glass windows to create that seamless transition. But this home in Israel takes it one step further— the architects lifted the roof off the walls to create an opening in the walls, ensuring that there is no break between the interior and …

Modern Pod Complements Victorian Home

This home addition in Melbourne, Australia was built to complement a Victorian house. Designed by <b>Nic Owen Architects</b> in 2016, the 154 square meter …

Heliotrope creates cedar-clad home and studio in Seattle

Heliotrope, a firm based in the US Pacific Northwest, has completed a contemporary dwelling that features a double-height art studio, a Japanese …

The small house with a BIG personality

Striking from the first glance, we have an incredible modern house for you to take a peek at today. This house breaks the rules of traditional …

Dining Rooms

​14 must-haves for an ultra modern kitchen

We all want our homes to look good. To show off our spaces with pride and hear those “oohs” and “aahs” from our guests as we show them our new window …

A perfectly designed modern apartment

The simple and streamlined aesthetic of Scandinavian design has been a powerful force in modern home decor for many years. But in recent times, many …

Interior Design

A contemporary ergonomic abode

On Kyūshū Island, sits Munakata City within the Fukuoka Prefecture. This south west district is the setting today for a truly unique and interesting …

Outdoor Spaces

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

As the city marks the centenary of the Easter Rising, our writer finds its free-thinking spirit alive at offbeat museums, bars, restaurants and in its architecture<p>This is a big year for Ireland and its capital. The country is preparing to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion that …

Ireland

Beef and Scallion Stir Fry

<b>Spicy scallions and perfectly stir fried and sauced beef make all the difference in this traditional dish. Make it at home and it will be better than</b> …

18 Noodle Soup Recipes to Make You Temporarily Forget About Ramen

Ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that has swept the nation, isn’t going away any time soon. And we don’t want it to! But there are some seriously tasty noodle soups out there that aren’t getting their fair share of the spotlight. Let’s remedy that. From China to Thailand to Vietnam, here are the …

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Lewis<p>“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes<br>The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to …

Tasmanian house extension by Preston Lane features faceted wooden window recesses

The windows of this extension to a 1920s bungalow in Tasmania sit within faceted timber reveals, contrasting with the white-painted weatherboard …

Dining Rooms

What Nutritionists Eat For Breakfast

<i>It's not all green smoothies. (Hooray for pancakes and French toast!)</i><p>By Lynn Andriani

The Heartland’s best hits: top Kansas sights along I-70

This is the stuff road trips through Middle America are made of: slurping milkshakes at a Formica countertop in a diner that hasn’t changed since 1950, cruising by fields of sunflowers and amber waves of grain that stretch as far as the eye can see, and stopping at the quirky, always-superlative …

Kansas City

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel