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Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Best Vegetarian Recipes

<i>Vegetarian options can often be misconstrued as boring, tasteless and regarded simply as a nutritional necessity, so in an attempt to quash those</i> …

You are the frozen one: the best ice cream parlours in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 1:00 pm, May 25, 2013 in Food & Drink, Fun London<p>Oh, come on sunshine. First you hide away for months, then you unexpectedly pop out and …

Finalists: Your Best Spicy Recipe

The finalists are in, and we want to know -- which recipe is your pick for Your Best Spicy Recipe?<p>We've tested and tasted our way through the recipes for Your Best Spicy Recipe, and have emerged with two promising finalists: Carne Asada con Rajas from Waverly and Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang …

Best places to get married - and best places to go after a break up!

From the giddy heights of romance and commitment to the best places to be miserable and alone, we've got places to suit, taken from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences.</i><p>1. Leh, India<p>From the town of Leh in the northern Indian region of Ladakh you can depart for a two-day trip (from mid-July to …

Cape Town

Breakfast Around The World: Healthy Ideas From Abroad

If you couldn't tell, we are <i>really</i> into breakfast around here at Healthy Living.<p>We've looked at what doctors eat, what health editors eat ... even what celebrities eat when trying to set a healthful tone for their days. But recently, as we planned our summer vacations, we got to thinking: What …

56 Healthier Burger Recipes for Grilling Season

Summertime means grilling time, and we all know what that means: burger season. We love a good juicy burger just like the rest of 'em, but we'll be …

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Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

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Madrid attractions: what to do and see in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>The Spanish capital shuts down somewhat during July and August and you'll find some restaurants and bars closed as their owners and staff have escaped to the coast. But the museums and sights remain open and visitors can also experience the city's wonderful summer nightlife, when madrileños …

Ultimate art lover's pilgrimages

Art doesn't just live in museums. In this extract from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we show you where you can check out masterpieces of art and design, artists' homes and the inspirations behind the great works, all while avoiding those museums queues…<p>Monet, Giverny, France<p>The tiny …

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Mini guide to activities in Wales

Get active in all corners of Wales, from mountain biking in the forest to exploring sea coves by kayak.<p>Wales’s varied terrain lends itself to a whole host of activities, from the relaxing to the rather more vigorous. And whether you get on your bike, horse or surfboard, you are guaranteed a …

National Parks

Malaga attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>Eating just-caught sardines by the sea is one of life’s great simple pleasures, and the beaches either side of Malaga are the perfect place to do it – particularly after a morning at the Picasso and Carmen Thyssen museums. Unlike some Spanish cities, it does not wind down in summer, and is …

Britain in summer

Whether we are basking in a heatwave or cowering under cagoules, the British summer has plenty to offer. Here we offer a guide to the best things to do, places to eat, beaches to visit and parks to run wild in around the UK this summer.<p><b>Britain's best hidden beaches</b><br>Escape the hoards with our guide …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sneaker of the Week<p>Everything you need to know to cop the latest sneaker from Nike and Virgil Abloh.<p>By Jake Woolf22 hours agoView More<p>What She …

Steven Spielberg

The secret world of Disneyland: part one

Disneyland may look like a straightforward theme park. But there's a secret world hidden behind the balloons, castles and cotton candy - a place where wild cats roam the park at midnight, Mickey Mouse hides in the wallpaper, and movie stars sip martinis behind closed doors.<p>Feline security<p>It's not …

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Getting personal with penguins

Penguins are the number one attraction for many visitors to Antarctica. You're pretty much guaranteed to see them up close (as long as you go on a ship that is allowed to make shore landings.)<p>Keep in mind:<p>To get personal with penguins, you've got to be smart. First of all, keep in mind that visitor …

Regulation

10 State Fair Favorites

Flashing lights, bright colors, loud noises, sticky fingers: these are the hallmarks of state fairs and carnivals, the <i>real</i> signs that summer is coming. While there's nothing quite like a freshly fried Oreo from a red-pinstriped tent, here are 10 ways to recreate our favorite carnival foods at home. …

Tips for Juicing Ginger

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p>Going to the Hotline is like stepping into the best classroom you could ever imagine; …

How to Grill Fruit

When you are grilling on a warm summer night, one of the easiest dessert options is to throw some fruit on the grill. Grilling fruit intensifies its …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

8 Biscuits & Scones

Toast, pasta, chicken: all blank slates of the kitchen, ingredients on which to build, to experiment. We're adding biscuits and scones to that list.<p>Because while they're wonderful plain, biscuits and scones can take on flavors sweet and savory, can be shot through with the essence of spring, can be …

5 Must-Try Strawberry Treats for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May every year and that usually means we get perfect spring weather to celebrate. We can have brunch outdoors …

Observer Food Monthly's 20 best recipes | Life and style

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

6 Sweet and Satisfying Sugarless Desserts

Treats that put maple syrup, honey, agave nectar and chocolate front and center—without a grain of white sugar in sight.<p>On the Joys of …

Dessert