Cath Murphy

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Theory - Weekend cotton-gauze maxi dress

With its breezy and chic silhouette, Theory's maxi dress is the perfect piece for weekends and vacations alike. Made from airy cotton-gauze, it has …

Erdem - Kasia floral-print cotton-poplin midi dress

Erdem’s collection of elegant evening dresses and daytime separates are unified by one key detail - vibrant patterns. Made from cotton-poplin, this …

China’s Selfie Obsession

Meitu’s apps are changing what it means to be beautiful in the most populous country on earth.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>HoneyCC likes to say that she scarcely remembers the last time someone called her by her given name, Lin …

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.<p>Travelers …

Travel

10 Absolutely Delicious Ways to Turn Mushrooms into Dinner

When it comes to adding vegetables to dinner, there are two camps: the ones I pick in an effort to feel like I'm doing something good for myself (aka …

Kangaroo Island, half an hour from Adelaide, is a haven for all sorts of endangered animals, and a new hiking trail has opened it up for wildlife lovers, too<p>A large clump of grass is running away from me. “Did you see it?” my guide, Mary, asks. “An echidna!” Its bleached-yellow tuft shambles across …

Australia

15 most beautiful island hotels around the world | CNN Travel

(CNN) — From Australia to the Caribbean, there's no shortage of beautiful island hotels around the world.<p>Whether you're after a glitzy private island getaway or a low-key tropical destination, we've picked some of the world's most stunning island hotels where you can stay:<p>1. Lacaula Island …

Baking Bread! Cranberry Pecan Braided Bread

We’ve all had those moments of uncontrollable urges when it comes to sweets. Well, we stay with that urge, which today gets cured with a stunning new …

Delia’s coffee and walnut sponge, Ottolenghi’s fig, yougurt and almond cake, and other baking classics selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>Serve this on its own, with a cup of tea, but do also make a fully fledged dessert dish with the figgy accompaniment – it doesn’t take much extra effort.

Baking

10 High-Protein Soups And Stews Under 500 Calories

Now that the weather is <i>finally</i> cooling down, it's time to bust out all your pots and ladles, because we're making soups and stews for dinner. …

The Most Overrated Attractions in Europe (And Where to Go Instead)

When it comes to traveling in Europe, it seems like everyone has something to say. There are countless online polls of best and worst sights to pore …

Unexplored Spain: road-tripping around Extremadura

Often overlooked and underrated Extremadura is, in fact, one of Spain’s most fascinating regions, a mix of world-changing history and contemporary culinary delights.<p>This Portuguese-border-hugging homeland of many a conquistador is a place where the past lingers. Venture here and you’ll uncover …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

Your Guide to the Strange World of Alternative Flour

Flour isn’t just made from wheat. Not only are there “alternative” grain flours, some are made with nuts, legumes, and even spuds. They may seem …

Bread

31 Recipes That Celebrate the Humble Bean

As omnipresent as rice among so many cuisines, beans nevertheless tend to be unsung heroes. Maybe they're just too commonplace, too much a peasant staple, to ever fully shed their humble image. And that's okay—because, however ordinary, their nutritional profile, their versatility, their incredible …

Cooking

Food and wine masterclasses, sky going on forever and the feeling of space you only get in the outback … this is a train journey you will never forget<p>You don’t take the 4,352 kilometre Indian Pacific Railway journey to get from Sydney to Perth (or vice versa). It’s a train you take to discover …

Australia

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

10 great European road trips you must do in your lifetime

Driving need not be the chore that it has become for many of us as we struggle along stop-start commuter routes, or Britain’s overcrowded motorways. It can be a brilliant way to explore a landscape and enjoy the sights en route. To help inspire you, our experts have selected 10 of the best drives …

Paul McKenna: I chose my wife by Excel spreadsheet

Hypnotist reveals software normally used by accountants helped identify his love for his long-time personal assistant Kate Davey<p>Paul McKenna, the hypnotist and self-help guru, has disclosed that he decided who to marry by using an Excel spreadsheet.<p>The 52-year-old revealed the software - normally …

Software

Reading Lolita in Patriarchy: Rebecca Solnit on Being Mansplained About How She Must Have Misread Nabokov

It isn’t a fact universally acknowledged that a person who mistakes his opinions for facts may also mistake himself for God. This can happen if he’s …

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

Donald Trump Dubbed Over Darth Vader is Perfect

The creative geniuses behind Bane Outtakes and Star Wars’ Final Scene Without Music are back with Donald Trump sound bites dubbed over Darth Vader …

She’s unfazed by threats from the men’s-rights lobby, unafraid to speak her mind about Corbyn’s shadow cabinet and will ‘have a word’ with Seumas Milne about his friendship with George Galloway. We meet the Labour MP<p>Jess Phillips is laughing at the top of her voice, recalling the inventive threats …

Great Britain

Chinese University Bans Amorous Feeding, Excessive PDA

SHANGHAI — Keep your amorous hands — and chopsticks — to yourself.<p>That’s the message administrators at China’s Jilin University of Architecture sent students when they unveiled a new code of conduct aimed at curbing “uncivilized behavior.” This was defined as excessive public displays of affection …

Highs and lows of the 395: road tripping down California's highway of superlatives

US highway 395 is California's backbone. Running east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it's also a road of superlatives: highest, lowest, hottest, deepest, oldest – the 395 passes close by a whole host of -ests. And then there are the ghost towns, living towns, ski resorts, tufa formations …

How far do you have to run to burn off a burger?

How much sex is equivalent to a slice of cheese? And how hard is it to make up for a donut? BBC Future examines just how much exercise is needed to offset your favourite snacks.<p>The gym bunny’s equation is simple enough: calories in versus calories out. After you’ve worked up a sweat in the gym, you …

9 Female Athletes Speak Candidly About Their Body Hang-Ups

You're not the only one who gets self-conscious sometimes.

Women's Sports

The Incredible Detail In These Miniature Movie Sets Will Blow Your Mind

These miniature movie sets are so realistic, they're sure to fool even the most discerning movie viewer. Every detail has been carefully thought of …

A Swedish educational video intended to teach children about menstruation. Alex Hermansson, one of the Barnkanalen children’s channel’s young hosts, sings The Period Song, which will air on Friday. The public service broadcaster STV says it hopes the video will help to destigmatise the subject and …

Menstruation

The Race to Build the Perfect Couples’ Sex Toy

We-Vibe has been working on a couples’ vibrator for years, hoping to introduce a product that will change the game.<p>“Jessie” and her boyfriend, “James,” despite being computer-simulated software, are otherwise average in every way. She’s the amalgamation of more than 400 female body types; James …