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The Best Beaches in Southeast Asia, by Country

Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It’s been more than 20 years since Alex Garland’s <i>The Beach</i> first sent scores of backpackers along …

Asia Travel

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …

Literature

Niche Greece: 10 hidden highlights

When you think of how important tourism is to the Greek economy - it contributes around 25 per cent of GDP - and how established its holiday industry …

European Travel

What the Heck Do I Eat to Stay Healthy? Advice Straight From the Doctor

It feels like every other week there's a new diet trend or a buzzy new superfood that needs to make it into our morning power smoothie. Should we eat more fat or is a low-fat diet still optimal? Should we go keto or Paleo, and what the heck is the difference? These questions plague us daily, which …

Nutrition

These homemade Twix bars taste like the real thing—but are super low-sugar

No matter how committed you are to keto, Paleo, Whole30, or whatever your eating plan of choice is, sometimes, you just can’t shake a craving for a …

Try this healthy pancake recipe, by Tom Kerridge

Pancake Day doesn't mean your diet has to take a battering. This healthy recipe by super chef Tom Kerridge is the best way to celebrate Shrove …

Here's an Easy Lunch with Turmeric Chickpeas and Brown Rice

Until I was 30-something, I am ashamed to say that I didn't "get" chickpeas outside of their use as hummus. I had tried roasting them as snacks, but …

Chickpeas

Book it: Four of Britain's most luxurious rural retreats

Four natural beauties that embrace the great outdoors, without straying far from the lap of luxury.<p>Huntsman Lakehouse at Lakes By Yoo, Gloucestershire<p>Best for... luxe family escapism<p><b>The low-down:</b> If Enid Blyton was writing The Famous Five today – with extra lashings of luxury – she could have come …

Soy, cow, almond, rice: This study proves which milk is actually the healthiest

Oat milk might be having a moment, but it’s not the most nutritious milk alternative<p>Got soy milk?<p>With an overabundance of milk alternatives sprouting …

The Top 12 Dirty Produce Items You Should Avoid

Ok, so you probably already know that unless it’s marked organic, the fruits and vegetables you are eating have been sprayed with pesticides. What …

The Things You Should Always Carry With You in Japan

Japan is a great place to visit, especially for first-time international travelers. It feels completely different than western countries, yet totally …

The (Easy) Homemade Elixir You Need for Cold and Flu Season

As the infamous cold season approaches, there are sniffles, sneezes, and coughs everywhere you turn: in the office, riding the train, on the …

5 Reasons You Need to See Gorillas in Uganda

Mountain gorillas can only survive in the wild, so trekking into their native forests is your only chance to catch a peek.<p>Sitting in silence on the cold ground of a Ugandan forest for 60 minutes might be one of life’s greatest privileges. There are fewer than 900 mountain gorillas in existence, and …

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Alternative Medicine

This thriller was written by a CIA analyst on maternity leave

Many women say they’re going to write a novel on their maternity leave, but Karen Cleveland actually did so during a yearlong maternity leave from …

Five cancer-preventing foods to get in your diet

In 2020 – now only two years away – it's estimated that almost one in every two Britons (47pc) who die will have had a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. And the rate of diagnosis is rising – in 2010 it was 44pc, and in 1992 it was 32pc. If the trend continues, it will soon be fair to say that the …

Nutrition

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Social Media

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11 Unputdownable Books To Help Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

Winter isn't just coming anymore — she is here and ready to show the east coast <i>exactly</i> what she is made of. If you find yourself in the path of this …

5 Steps for Glorious Roasted Chicken

<b>Preheat the oven to 450°F.</b> Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven, remove racks above it, and heat to 450°F. Prepare a work station with your …

Cooking

The 20 destinations you must visit in 2018

Our experts reveal their top 20 picks for the year ahead, from the beaches of Turkey to the rainforests of Nicaragua.<p>1. Turkey's Turquiose Coast<p>Sunshine-soaked and with a glittering blue seaboard, Turkey’s glorious “turquoise” coast wouldn’t normally rank as a newly rising star. The 300-mile loop …

10 great health and science books from 2017

Is your New Year's resolution to read more? We here at STAT have you covered.<p>This year saw the publication of some page-turning memoirs, deeply researched works of nonfiction, and fascinating stories of the history of science — among many others.<p>So as we turn the page on 2017, we asked our readers …

Books

9 Cheeses You Can Eat If You're Lactose Intolerant

Not all dairy is created equal.<p>If you’re lactose intolerant, ingesting foods with high levels of lactose can cause uncomfortable digestive woes, …

Nutrition

I asked some of the most successful people what books they give as gifts — and there were 5 winners

Self-improvement

Richard Branson Has a Ridiculously Amazing Resort in Morocco — Here’s How to Visit

Believe it or not, Richard Branson does in fact leave the confines of Necker Island every once in awhile. But, when the billionaire does travel, it …

Richard Branson

10 reasons why Amsterdam should be on your 2018 travel wishlist

From performances in the acoustic-haven of the Concertgebouw, to new hotel openings and restaurant makeovers, and now with Eurostar offering a service from London to the Dutch capital, here are 10 reasons to visit Amsterdam in 2018 from our destination expert, Rodney Bolt.<p>City profiles: Amsterdam<p>1. …

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

Books

Librarians recommend the books you should read in each decade of your life

Anyone can read any book whenever they want, but some books may be best enjoyed at certain ages.<p>If anyone understands that, it's the librarians in …

Mental Health Is Impacted By Your Diet As You Age | Men’s Health

After analyzing the responses, the researchers found that eating more poultry and red meat was significantly associated with better mental health in adults aged 18 to 29. But when they looked at people over the age of 30, a higher intake of fruits and vegetables seemed to be more beneficial for …