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Spring Plants That Are Dangerous for Pets - Quiet Corner

10 Spring Plants That Are Dangerous for Pets<p>Spring has finally sprung — but some of the flowers and plants growing in your garden or blooming in your …

Marathonissi island near Zakynthos island in Greece

The island of Marathonissi is a small island south of the larger island of Zakynthos. It is situated in the National Marine Park of Zakynthos in the …

How to Cook Chicken Even Quicker

Quick chicken recipes, from spatchcocking to stir-frying to grilling.<p><b>Chicken, by nature, is quick</b>. Even when it comes to slow-cooking methods like braising, chicken is much faster to cook relative to a meat cut like, say, brisket. But we want to help you cook your chicken <i>even quicker</i>. We chatted …

Cooking

Top 10: the Lake District's best pubs and inns

Autumn is a special time of year in the Lake District. The fells and and forests blaze with colour, the summer crowds have left for home, and the weather provides plenty of atmosphere – from misty mornings to crisp, blue-sky days. Walkers will find plenty of space, even on the more popular routes …

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

How You Can Function on Less Than 6 Hours of Sleep

I don’t have a multi-million dollar company (yet), but I’m one of those CEOs who function on 3-5 hours of sleep.<p>No, there aren’t any drugs involved, …

CEOs

Why Guatemala Should Be On Your Holiday Radar

Mexico - tick. Belize- tick. Next stop Guatemala.<p>I've been travelling for almost two months and have spent the last week exploring the beautiful …

Central America

How to Create a Kick-Ass Food Diary

Living with health problems, whatever they may be, can make you feel like you have no control. Growing up with chronic illness turned me into such a …

Time I

The secret history of Hong Kong’s stillborn democracy

By Sep. 29, peaceful protesters had been clogging Hong Kong’s downtown for less than a day, but to the Chinese Communist Party this already smacked of ingratitude. Here’s an excerpt from an editorial that ran that day (link in Chinese) in the People’s Daily, the party’s official mouthpiece, …

Hong Kong

Xi Jinping Could Be China’s Last Communist Ruler

The mammoth protests that have gripped Hong Kong for the past several days have implications far beyond this Special Administrative Region of more …

Hong Kong

Top 10 Hong Kong restaurants for regional Chinese cuisine

Hong Kong has some of the best restaurants in China – and they’re not all Cantonese. From Sichuan to Manchuria, Susan Jung picks 10 great regional Chinese cuisines and the best places to try them in<p>Hong Kong is the best culinary destination in the world, according to the influential US food …

11 glorious Scottish foods worth travelling with a passport for - Telegraph

A Formula for Perfect Productivity: Work for 52 Minutes, Break for 17

Finally, social scientists suggest a precise time for mid-afternoon coffee runs.<p>Sometimes, productivity science seems like an organized conspiracy to justify laziness.<p>Clicking through photos of cute small animals at work? That's not silly procrastination, Hiroshima University researchers said. …

How To Pronounce 22 Tricky Wine Names Like A Pro

Wine: it tastes bloody marvellous but some of those fancy names (ahem, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo) are a real bugger to say.<p>This video from foodbeastTV …

Scotch lovers, watch out: independence could hurt

Scotland is about to vote over whether to stay in the UK. A decision to leave could have significant implications for Scotch whisky<p>Whisky lovers, beware: a yes vote in Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum could unleash a wave of problems for your favourite tipple.<p>“The implications are huge,” …

Britain's top 20 fish and chip shops named

Our best fish and chips shops are battering it out to be crowned Fish and Chip Shop of the Year.<p>There's The Great British Bake Off and now, it seems, a Fry Off as well, as our best fish and chip shops batter it out to be crowned Fish and Chip Shop of the Year.<p>Yesterday, the top 20 British shops …

Europe’s best ice-cream parlours: readers’ travel tips

Food and drink,Ice cream and sorbet,Travel,Food & drink,Italy,Summer holidays<p>From classic flavours to Jaffa Cake, mojito and even vegan versions, readers pick their favourite ice-cream shops across Europe<b><br>•</b> To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200 Hotels.com voucher, go …

The best food markets around the world

Off the main tourist drag of La Rambla in Barcelona, La Boqueria market is a tangle of colours, sounds, smells and flavours. La Boqueria has colourful displays of fresh fruit and vegetables, gaping fresh fish, beady-eyed poultry and giant hanging jamón. It has generous heaps of dried and candied …

Britain's best afternoon teas

From scones at the Ritz to cakes at Betty's: to mark National Afternoon Tea Week, we pick the best places to enjoy this fine English tradition in the UK<p><b>The Ritz, London</b><p>+44 (0)20 7300 2345<p>£50 per person, or £66 per person with a glass of champagne<p>The Ritz is synonymous with afternoon tea, and for …

How To Cross 5 International Borders In 1 Minute Without Sweating

So many nations are breaking up. Ukraine is in pieces. Moldova is teetering. Libya has no government to speak of. Sudan broke in two last year; now both sides are fighting. Yugoslavia is seven countries. Nigeria has a Christian/Muslim split. Syria has split so many ways it's barely there. Even …

Stone-cold classics: where to find London’s best ice cream – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:15 pm, July 17, 2014 in Food & Drink<p><i>There’s never been a better time to gorge on gelati in the city. Tania Ballantine rounds up the</i> …

Bar opens in the middle of Old Street roundabout – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 4:15 pm, July 15, 2014 in Food & Drink<p>Picture a relaxing outdoor space in London. Picturing it? Okay, is it Old Street roundabout? It …

Is Wine Good for You? Or Bad? What Does Science Say?

A look at thousands of years of research into the health benefits (or lack thereof) of wine<p><b>[Updated with 2014 data!]</b><p>____We like science as much as the next guy, but historically, it hasn't been the most consistent when it comes to telling us what we should and shouldn't eat. Even though ingesting …

Breast Cancer

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leaders' Arrest 'Is Political Persecution'

The organisers of a giant pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong arrested on Thursday claim they are the victims of political persecution.<p>Police in the …

Lord Patten attacks Beijing over interference in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s last governor speaks out against controversial Beijing policy document that has outraged lawyers and democracy campaigners in the former British colony<p>Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong, has attacked Beijing’s increasingly assertive policies towards the former British colony, …

Why did the Queen use whisky instead of champagne to launch her new warship?

The Queen has named Britain’s largest warship after herself in an opening ceremony—by breaking a bottle of Islay malt whisky* over the ship’s hull. The 88-year-old monarch didn’t quite do it herself; she pushed a button on an automated contraption that smashed the bottle on her behalf against the …

Whiskey

Wine tasting notes: Cool reds for summer drinking

Hamish Anderson's pick of reds for in the garden<p><b>2013 Taste the Difference Beaujolais-Villages £7.25, Sainsbury’s</b><p>Summer heat changes completely the type of red I want to drink: fresh and bright is what I look for. Lighter wines help and serving temperature is key; don’t let anything get warmer than …

Top 10 dishes to try in Greece

Greece has long been a family holiday favourite with its beautiful blue waters, child-friendly beaches and abundance of flavour-packed fare. Make …

Top 10

The Greatest Seafood Dinner You Will Ever Have

If you can get to Hong Kong, do not miss out on this.<p>I went to Hong Kong last month, primarily—as you'd expect—to eat barbecue. And that I did, in great abundance. But what really blew me away was the seafood. Particularly this feast of seafood, at the Rainbow Seafood Restaurant on Lamma Island. I …

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying a Home

The process of <b>buying a home</b> could be summed up into 3 words — It. Is. Expensive. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or selling one dream home for …