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The Yosemite most people never see: 10 dazzling hikes

YOSEMITE — Gazing at the spectacular scenery surrounding Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy reservoir, I can’t help but marvel. Nature has endowed Tuolumne …

Hiking

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

Fashion freedom fighter, Tala Raassi tells her story

"Stop. Or I will shoot!"<p>It was too late – the armed men had caught up with me and my friends.<p>I'll never forget that night – or what followed over the …

Women's Fashion

Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics

Robot deception, addiction and possibility of AIs exceeding their remits noted as hazards that manufacturers should consider<p>Isaac Asimov gave us the basic rules of good robot behaviour: don’t harm humans, obey orders and protect yourself. Now the British Standards Institute has issued a more …

Health and Safety

These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than an hour, podcasts give content creators a chance to speak directly to their listeners free of distractions, and give listeners a new way to expand their minds during their daily …

Self-improvement

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 …

Great Depression

Thanks Daily Telegraph, I welcome a debate about the overthrow of capitalism

The Daily Telegraph published an old tweet of mine on Wednesday (as part of its front-page endorsement of my opponent, Labor’s Anthony Albanese, for the seat of Grayndler) that said: “Overthrow of capitalism – you don’t hear this often enough”<p>Who knew an old tweet could spark such a necessary …

Laos and Cambodia tour with Voyages Jules Verne: review

Telegraph expert rating 8/10<p>A captivating, if at times exhausting, look into the lives, customs and history of this part of Indochina, either for first-timers to south-east Asia or those who have already visited Vietnam or Thailand. Temples feature prominently, of course, but there’s a tremendous …

The making of Tesla's Elon Musk

by JACK DELOSA<p>Last month, Elon Musk's Model 3 Tesla was unveiled. The mass-market electric car has pre-sold more than 325,000 units, set to be …

Space Travel

'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier?

From remembering birthdays to offering service with a smile, life has a layer of daily responsibility that is hardly discussed – one which falls disproportionately on women. Finally confronting it could be a revolutionary step<p>We remember children’s allergies, we design the shopping list, we know …

Melbourne's apartment market hits a turning point

Peter Doherty counts himself lucky. Just before Christmas, he sold his two-bedroom apartment in Melbourne's city-fringe suburb of Brunswick for …

Real Estate

Driving around Tasmania: the ultimate road trip

Tasmania is one of those places on everyone’s to-do list. Most have heard of its rugged landscapes, its burgeoning cultural scene and, of course, its …

The Most Delicious Warm Scones, Perfect for a Sunday Tea

Even if you didn’t book a ticket to London for Fashion Week, it’s not terribly difficult to pretend you are there. And it’s possible in just a few simple steps: Put the kettle on to boil, heat up a scone, and log on to Vogue Runway to see what Erdem and Burberry and their peers are proposing for …

A food scientist explains how to make the crispiest fried chicken in the world

But, according to a food scientist, one surprising ingredient could do the trick: vodka.<p>That's what J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of food-enthusiast site SeriousEats.com, found after hundreds of experiments in the kitchen.<p>The reason vodka is the ideal ingredient for a fried-chicken …

Where to find the best food in Cuba

In late December 2014 President Obama opened relations with Cuba, over 50 years after the embargo that stopped all US imports and meant that American citizens could not enter the country was first put in place. This shift has a lot of meaning, one of which directly affects the ability for Americans …

Top 10: Things to Do in Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is often considered by the Japanese to be the country’s last frontier. Unlike Japan’s other islands, it is a place of expansive vistas and untouched wilderness. While it’s the second largest of Japan’s islands, less than 5 percent of the population lives there, including most of the …

The 9 Movies You Must See in January 2016

It's a fallow month for movies, but there are still some gems.<p>Most moviegoers will spend January doing one of two things – catching up with some of December's many award-courting releases, or watching <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> for the seventeenth time. But don't miss the handful of new films well …

Welcome to Time Out

Go to the content Go to the footer<p>Worldwide<p><b>Popular cities</b> London New York Paris Chicago Los Angeles Lisbon Hong Kong Sydney Melbourne Porto Singapore …

Travel

How To Avoid Being An Art-Basic The Next Time You Gallery

<i>We’ve partnered with the Art Gallery of New South Wales to let y’all know they’ve got some damn-fine pieces on display atm. As a part of the Sydney</i> …

The five biggest myths about saving money, according to a millennial

Bloch isn't against saving. He just believes that technology - specifically, his - is better suited to help people get the job done.<p>An algorithm …

Around The World In 40 Drinks

It's five o'clock somewhere! 🕔🍹<p>What's the point of going someplace exciting and remote if you're not going to kick it like the locals? And what better way to blend in than by ordering that country's signature boozy beverage, no menu necessary?!<p>From the Aruba Ariba to Arak and Lambanog, below …

Should driverless cars kill their own passengers to save a pedestrian?

Imagine you’re in a self-driving car, heading towards a collision with a group of pedestrians. The only other option is to drive off a cliff. What should the car do?<p>Philosophers have been debating a similar moral conundrum for years, but the discussion has a new practical application with the …

Autonomous Cars

Our Favorite Local Bakeries Around the World

Our picks for where to get your cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, bread, and more in these local favorites around the world.<p>Every city has its beloved …

Baking

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Immortal Beloved: Beethoven’s Passionate Love Letters

“My heart overflows with a longing to tell you so many things…”<p>A student of both Mozart and Haydn, <b>Ludwig van Beethoven</b> (1770–1827) endures as one of the most influential and beloved composers of all time. Whenever I find myself with a sunken heart, I promptly put his Ninth Symphony on repeat. It’s …

The TPP trade deal is big, complex and controversial. Here's what it all means for business and consumers.

<b>What is it?</b> A 12 country trade pact that accounts for 40 per cent of world GDP which goes beyond traditional tariff cutting to embrace a new trade …

Trade Pact

9 Ways to Burn More Fat When You Run

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