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Where to Eat in Paris Now: 7 Must-Try Restaurants

As far as I’m concerned, the prettiest sights in Paris are found on a plate. Or in a bowl. And occasionally, a coffee cup.<p>The map of the city I keep in my head isn’t of monuments and museums—it’s of bistros and brasseries. You want a view of the Eiffel Tower? I say go to Monsieur Bleu. Spending the …

France

Japan's freshest food (and where to find it)

Shrinking the distance from food source to plate is a trend that is catching on globally. Japan is obsessed with eating – its famous national cuisine (known as <i>washoku</i>) is one of the few in the world to have been recognised by Unesco as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.<p>And while its local …

Japan

10 of the best UK clubs – chosen by the experts

From Krafty Kuts to Optimo, Moxie to Horse Meat Disco, we asked some of the UK’s biggest DJs to tell us about their favourite clubs around the country<p>25 of the best clubs in Europe – chosen by the experts<p>Hands in the air! Your favourite not on the list? Add a tip in the comments<p>Sub Club, Glasgow<p>Now …

England

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

What to get when you want a smarter home

It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great recommendations in our easy-on-the-eyes Holiday Gift Guide.<p>Need …

Dropbox passwords posted online and millions more might follow

If you haven't activated two-factor authentication on Dropbox yet, you may want to do so now, just in case you end up finding your credentials posted on the internet. A document posted on pastebin earlier contains 400 Dropbox usernames and passwords, which the poster claims are just a tiny fraction …

The most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean

An insider's guide to the most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean, including the best for overwater villas, spectacular beaches, private-dining, dramatic views, clifftop infinity pools and a plethora of watersports, in locations including the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius.<p><b>Maldives</b><p>These are …

Indian Ocean

National Geographic Travel

Fitness Truths: five reasons your workout isn't working

Hit a plateau with your workout? Consider these five fitness truths and fix it, says our fitness blogger Jean-Clade Vacassin<p>BY <b>Jean-Claude Vacassin</b> | 23 September 2014<p>Whilst more and more of us are making positive choices around health and fitness, it's probably true to say that many of us are not …

National Geographic Travel

10 of the best coffee shops in London: readers' tips

London's top coffee shops, as tipped by Guardian readers. Feed your caffeine addiction at these capital city highlights<p>• <b>Steamed or frothing that your favourite has been missed? Then add your recommendation in the comments below</b><p>Winning tip: The Attendant, Fitzrovia<p>It's not just the perfect coffee, …

Breastfeeding wars: is breast really best?

To breastfeed or not to breastfeed? If you feed your baby formula rather than mother’s milk, you’ve probably already felt the disapproval of the ‘Breastapo’. But is breast really always best?<p><i>This article was first published on 22th June, 2014, but has been re-published pegged to the news that women</i> …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Have You Done Squats Lately? The Importance of Working Your Legs

Let's talk about legs. Strong legs means more than a hot pair of gams! Our legs are comprised of some of the largest muscle groups in our body and carry us from place to place... so they're pretty important. At the most basic level, legs can be broken down into the quadriceps (the front of the …

Exercise

A perfect summer's day in Amsterdam

Summertime in Amsterdam – if you’re blessed with the requisite dose of Dutch sun – makes for the perfect combination of canals, coffee, cocktails, and a generous splash of the great outdoors in the form of the city’s parks and Pleins (squares). Spend your time doing as the real Amsterdammers do …

European Travel

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

Restaurant lets you pay for your food by Instagramming it

What if we lived in a world where you could pay for your food by sharing it on Instagram? Some would call it hell on earth because of how our Instagram feeds are already overwhelmed with such pictures, but that kind of attitude could be starting to change.<p>A new pop-up diner in Soho, London called …

Paleo Balls Recipe

<i>Your children will love these Paleo Balls as an after school treat and what’s great is the recipe is filled with healthy nutrients.</i><p>Only taking two …

New sugar limits: 26 'mini health time bombs'

Following the World Health Organisation's warning that adults should halve their daily sugar intake to six teaspoons, here are 26 food and drink products described by Action on Sugar, a campaign group, as 'mini health time bombs'<p>The World Health Organisation <b>has warned that the average adult's daily</b> …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

16 incredible Northern Lights hotels

To watch the ethereal and elusive Northern Lights is to witness one of nature's most splendorous sights: a celestial dance across the Arctic sky that surely features near the top of most - if not all - travellers' bucket lists.<p>Those seeking this remarkable phenomenon have a decent pick of …

European Travel

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

Landscape Photography

Sali Hughes on beauty: Christmas wishlist

'Each year, as the Christmas collections emerge, I compile a mental wishlist, if only for my own amusement'<p>No one buys me beauty presents, assuming, understandably, that gifting me a lipstick would be like buying a film critic a cinema pass. But each year, as the Christmas collections emerge, I …

Accelerating human invention with all the computers you’ll ever need

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Oleksiy Mark<p>Jason Stowe just helped a USC researcher analyze 205,000 organic compounds to determine …

Researchers test 'deep-sea internet' in a US lake

Researchers at the University of Buffalo, New York, test an underwater wireless network. Snapchat, a photo-sharing app which deletes images after they have been viewed, has its self-destruct feature circumvented by an app called SnapHack and Google faces a backlash over plans to use Google+ social …

University at Buffalo

Researchers achieve speedy internet with LED lightbulbs

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>I just installed Wi-Fi in a new apartment. After paying for a costly modem, router and installation fee, I’m still stuck with …

Virgin Galactic Wants To Do Moon Cruises, Replace The Concorde For Terrestrial Travel

Virgin Galactic is starting off sending a small group of billionaires into space, which is pretty cool… if you’re a billionaire. But the startup’s (yes, it’s a startup, even with Richard Branson at the helm) Commercial Director Stephen Attenborough took the stage at Wired 2013 in London today to …

Why Does Music Help Us Exercise?

Several years ago, cognitive scientist Tom Fritz spent some time in northern Cameroon, a mountainous and culturally isolated region in the middle of Africa. He was observing the people who live there, the Mafa, who (from our western perspective, anyway) have some fascinating musical rituals.<p>The …