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Inside the Mind of Amanda Feilding, Countess of Psychedelic Science

Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss and March, also known as Lady Neidpath, sits cross-legged on a bench on a tiny island at the center of an …

Consciousness

Here’s How To Establish Healthy Stress Habits Before It’s Too Late

What if instead of trying to cope with or eliminate stress, you learned how to harness its power?<p>It may not always seem like it, but stress is one of the greatest gifts we have. It’s a motivator, a source of strength, and a survival instinct that pushes us beyond what we often perceive as the limit …

Self-help

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Self-improvement

Weekend Recipe: A Healthy Carrot Cake

I designed my healthy carrot cake recipe when I opened The Healthy Chef Café in Avalon Beach in Sydney, Australia. It was a hangout for moms, kids, …

Dessert

Say no to an expensive, underwhelming brunch. Make brunch at home instead.

Hot take: There are way too many underwhelming brunches in the world. How many times must we eat mediocre eggs and drink overpriced mimosas before we’ll learn our lesson?<p>Say no to the restaurant lines and annoying table neighbors and inevitable floppy waffles. Invite your friends over, because …

Recipes

How to lose weight around your stomach, fast

There's a reason Men's Health has become synonymous with internet-breaking transformations. A rite of passage for staff members and our fitness …

Fitness

This simple sum tells you just how many calories you need in a day

We all know that the average women should be consuming 2,000 calories in a day, while men need 2,500. But just how true is that, exactly?<p>Well, the true number of calories you need all depends on your height, along with other factors such as how much exercise you do and how fast your metabolism is. …

Fitness

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018

Fancy staying in a converted convent or an old post office that’s been given a new stamp of style? Wepick new places across Europe, from affordable dorms to sea view suites<p><b>Torel Avantgarde,</b> <b>Porto</b><p><b>Doubles from</b> €90 room-only<b><br>Opened</b> September 2017<b><br>Bedrooms</b> 47<br>As the name suggests, this new boutique hotel</i> …

European Travel

Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Wellness Retreats

Kick start your year and New Year's resolutions at these more-than-just spas, from <i>Traveler</i>'s 2018 Gold List.

Our Favorite Hotels in the World: Gold List 2018

This year's Gold List of our editors' favorite hotels in the world spans six continents and 54 countries. They're the hotels we return to time and again, and daydream about long after we're home. They're the best in the world.<p>AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST<p><b>BOTSWANA</b><p>Jack's Camp, Makgadikgadi<p>andBeyond …

Editors' Picks: Our Favorite African Safaris

These hotels—all on our 2018 Gold List—reflect the pulse of Africa, where the wild things roam right outside your door and you're lulled to sleep by the sound of grunting hippos.<p>A few nights in the bush are going to be memorable no matter what, but the right property—in a spot-on location with …

Why It's a Good Time to Visit Beirut

Lebanese architect Aline Asmar d’Amman tells us why we should feel at ease visiting her home city, and what to do once we're there.<p>With her Beirut- and Paris-based company Culture in Architecture, Lebanese architect Aline Asmar d’Amman has led private residential projects across Europe and the …

Why Shoe Designer Pierre Hardy Keeps Returning to the Mediterranean

An inside look into how the Paris-based shoe designer on travels.<p>Pierre Hardy knows—and loves—travel. We spoke with the shoe designer to get the scoop on his favorite hotels, why he loves desert islands, and his obsession with Marfa.<p><b>Where do you travel most?</b><br>Anywhere in the Mediterranean. I love the …

The Latest Cruise Trend Is All About Wellness

Get ready for morning yoga sessions.<p>Earlier this month, I watched the sun rise upside-down over the pink-tinged cliffs of Isla Espíritu Santo, off the east coast of Baja California Sur. I wasn’t seeing some strange celestial happening, however. I was just in downward-facing dog, in the middle of an …

10 best natural beauty ingredients you already have in the kitchen

Use these to make relaxing homemade beauty treatments...<p>Two new year's resolutions we should all commit to: looking after ourselves and living a more …

4 Actor-Approved Strategies That Can Naturally Make You More Confident

Don’t you secretly wish you were a movie star?<p>From the time I was a tutu-wearing tot, I knew my calling: I was an actress.<p>So it came as no surprise …

Golden Globes

We can't wait for tomorrow's Globes Red Carpet LIVE at 6PM ET/3PM PT on our Facebook page! We got a behind the scenes look during rehearsals and …

The best of rural Portugal: readers’ travel tips

Lush mountains, meandering rivers and hilltop villages await visitors to Portugal’s understated countryside. But where’s best place to stay, eat and enjoy a vinho verde? Our tipsters have the gen<p>Winning tip: A chilled white, above the plains<p>We had our best glass of Portuguese wine on the …

Discovering Portugal’s wild side

For unspoilt countryside, top camping, hiking, wild swimming, plus great local food and wine – and all doable in a weekend from the three main airports – try one of these itineraries from Edwina Pitcher’s Wild Guide Portugal<p>Away from the busy coastal resorts, Portugal is a timeless and magical …

10 of Bilbao’s best pintxos bars

The city’s many bars are piled high with pintxos, the Basque country’s take on tapas, which are a great way of sampling regional specialities for a few euros. Or string a few together to create a brilliant bar crawl<p>Bilbainos consider good pintxos a fundamental joy of daily life, and bars dedicated …

10 of the best cafes and restaurants near Paris’s major attractions

Lunch near Paris’s big draws doesn’t have to be expensive or touristy. A short walk from the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre will reveal a classic bistro, stylish brasserie or locals’ favourite<p>Everyone visiting Paris is likely to end up among the crowds at its most famous sights; the problem that …

Lazy Sundays in one of Amsterdam's great record shops

‘At Concerto you accidentally find records in the same way that John Peel used to present his radio show,’ says techno DJ Dave Clarke<p>On Sundays I try to go to Concerto, a record shop that opened long before I was born. It’s become a ritual for me after the busy week of DJ’ing and travelling all …

Electronic Music

10 of the best restaurants in Italy: readers’ tips

Whether you want the Neapolitan pizza once savoured by Julia Roberts or simple rustic cooking, our readers have travelled all over Italy discovering wonderful, authentic places to eat<p>Enter next week’s readers’ travel tips: US hiking<p><b>Winning tip: Porchetta, central Rome</b><p>Family businesses; …

10 of the best US hiking trails: readers’ travel tips

From a rocky wonderland with views of Las Vegas to the green ridges of the Appalachians, our readers share their tips for great walks<p>• Enter a tip for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher<p>Winning tip: Angels of Utah<p>This five-mile round-trip hike within <b>Zion national park</b> takes you from the Virgin …

Take the kids to … Bekonscot Model Village, Buckinghamshire

Escape the 21st century for this wee village trapped in the 1930s, while the kids ooh and aah over tiny farms, cottages, windmills and a working model railway<p>In a nutshell<p>The world’s oldest model village, loosely capturing nearby Beaconsfield between the wars. It was opened in 1929 and its little …

Kids

The best of Washington state and Oregon: readers’ travel tips

The Pacific Northwest is known for its great outdoors – lakes, mountain trails, wild shores. But our readers also have tips for the region’s eminently livable towns and cities<p>Winning tip: Cape Flattery, Washington state<p>On a stormy day, dramatic tree-covered cliffs and rocky outcrops being pounded …

A magical, green walk along Paris's Promenade Plantée

At times 10 metres above street level, this free, scenic three-mile stroll from the Bastille to the Bois de Vincennes was the world’s first elevated park walkway – and has become a cherished part of the city<p>Paris has some of Europe’s most beautiful parks but for something different search out the …

‘Paris is where I learned, like Hemingway, to be poor and happy’

Vanessa Grall, author of Don’t be a Tourist in Paris, reveals her favourite out-of-the way museums, bistros and hotels<p><b>I moved to Paris in 2011 and that summer I broke both of my elbows.</b> With two full-arm casts, I couldn’t cook, so I ate lots of filled baguettes on a garden bench. I used to watch a …

No ticket required: see top art for free at Venice’s San Giorgio Maggiore

A short vaporetto ride from the Doge’s Palace, the island of San Giorgio Maggiore is not only a lovely landmark, but a setting for free major art shows, especially during the current Biennale<p>Across the water from the Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square, the island of San Giorgio is an integral …