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20 of the best outdoor activity breaks in the UK

These isles are alive with natural wonders – and experts who can get you close to the edge. From river-swims and packrafting to trail running and via ferrata, here are 20 great wilderness adventures<p>Sea kayaking, Highlands of Scotland<p><b>Difficulty: easy/moderate</b><b><br>Suitable for 16-plus (with accompanying</b> …

Scotland

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

Fancy home-grown carrots, chard, coriander or cabbage? This is all you need to know<p><b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples …

Gardening

20 Satisfying Hobbies and How to Get Them

<i>The New Year is the perfect time to finally take up ceramics, learn Mandarin, start a book club, try rock climbing, or plant a garden. In 2018, the</i> …

Broad City

Meet “Better Self,” a New Web Destination for Anyone Who’s Into Self-Improvement

It’s that time of year when we vow to reassess: What did we do well in 2017? What could we do differently in 2018? How can our lives be happier and healthier, or shall we finally say we’re good enough?<p>Wherever you are on your personal journey, Better Self will be right beside you. With its …

Bestsellers

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

Gucci Mane and Vince Staples reinvented the rap album and Lorde assured pop would never be a dirty word again<p>2017 has been a sublime year for music (if nothing else). Long-awaited releases from indie bands like The XX and Alt-J punctuated the start of the year as well as ambient electronica from …

Gucci Mane

6 of the Best Websites for Tech Gifts

Clever gadgets that are designed to make your life easier really are gifts that keep on giving. But who has the time (or um, the upper body strength) …

Top Food Trends 2018: Super food, floral flavors and more

The start of the new year is nearly here and Ecophiles have the scoop on the top 10 food trends in 2018 which happen to be tastier and greener than …

The top 9 UK countryside breaks for 2018

<b>More and more people are choosing to holiday at home in the UK instead of jetting off abroad and, next year, this trend is set to increase.</b><p>Travel …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

9 Keto Recipes That Give You a Good Dose of Healthy Fats

We all have our indulgences. Whether it comes in a bread basket, drenched in syrup, or covered in cheese, we all have that comforting recipe that, …

Breakfast

10 Best Stylish and Multifunctional Water Bottles

Reusable bottles have come a long way. Here are the 10 best water bottles that enable you to drink beverages on the go and also have other cool …

Beverages

30 Percent Rule to Keep Every Conversation Going Naturally

How often are you speaking to someone new, feeling like the conversation’s going pretty well, and then…<p>Silence hits. You don’t know what to say. They …

Public Speaking

Character profiles: 5 questions for a detailed cast

Character profile writing is a useful way to build a rounded idea of your characters. Knowing your characters’ appearance and persona inside out …

Creative Writing

"If You Could Only Read One Book In Your Entire Life, What Would It Be?”, The Quora Experts Gave Us A List of Best Books.

en_US<p>article<p>Every reader often struggles to find a suitable, good book to read. Here is how you can discover the next book for …

Books

16 Foods You Can Eat on a Ketogenic Diet

By Franziska Spritzler<p>The ketogenic diet has become quite popular recently.<p>Studies have found that this very low-carb, high-fat diet is effective for …

WIRED Awake: 10 must-read articles for February 2

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, a jury has ordered Oculus to pay ZeniMax $500 million over misappropriated virtual reality code, Tesla Motors Inc …

Remove These Things From Your Life To Be More Successful

Lots of people think that the best way to become successful is to pick up lots of new habits and skills. While this can help, sometimes the best …

Self-improvement

7 Picture Books to Teach Children About Giving to Others

Generosity is one of those simple-but-big concepts that manifests itself in many ways — explaining to children that it goes way beyond gifting big …

Kids

A Random List of Unique Gifts

As the holidays roll around, you might start stressing when it comes to gifts. Special gifts, white elephant gifts, clever gifts—where do you begin? …

Nightlife

The Dirty Truth About Kids' Health | Heleo

“The idea that the only good microbe is a dead microbe—that we’ve got to change.”<p>Dr. B. Brett Finlay is an award-winning microbiologist, the Peter …

British Columbia

7 Steps to Radically Improve Your Entire Life -- Starting Today

How to create a brand new chapter in your life, at any stage.<p>When we think about creating sweeping change in our lives, it often seems like a distant dream. When life gets in the way, it's easy to think it's "too late," or that we won't be able to restart because we are so set in our ways, whether …

Like a 'stylish Raspberry Pi': Kano kits put design at the heart of coding

Now that Raspberry Pi has become the best-selling British computer ever, it seems more and more of us are attempting to try our hands at coding. …

Fortress Anfield required as Reds seek to continue good form - Liverpool vs. Hull City Preview

<b>Liverpool are looking for a fifth win in six matches on Saturday, when they welcome newly-promoted Hull City to Anfield.</b><p>Liverpool vs. Hull</b> …

Soccer

Great family games you can play in the swimming pool

<b>When it comes to family holidays, you want to enjoy your surroundings and make great memories. Check out our list of the top pool games to play on your family break</b><p>At Robinson clubs there is no shortage of activities you can enjoy as a family – from cycling excursions and learning to sail to tennis …

Swimming

5 Ways To Boost Your Gut Health & Fight Inflammation

Whether you're struggling with stubborn belly fat or the smarting twinge of knee pain, you're likely dealing with low-level inflammation's effects …

Wellness

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

8 Behaviors of Parents That Keep Children From Being Successful

<b>Parents work hard to raise children that will be successful, but it is important to be aware of any parenting behaviors that may hold children back</b> …

Parenting

7 Simple Ways to Live a Longer and Happier Life

You're reading 7 Simple Ways to Live a Longer and Happier Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Happiness

10 (Surprising!) Family-Friendly Travel Destinations

It’s touted as having one of the most inspired food scenes in America, but Charleston scores high on the family-friendly scale for its beachfront …

10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds

Two-year-olds aren’t terrible. In fact, they’re pretty awesome — especially when they have a book pressed between their chubby little hands. Some of …

Kids