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A revolution in our sense of self | Nick Chater

In a radical reassessment of how the mind works, a leading behavioural scientist argues the idea of a deep inner life is an illusion. This is cause for celebration, he says, not despair<p>At the climax of <i>Anna Karenina</i>, the heroine throws herself under a train as it moves out of a station on the edge …

Albert Einstein

A local’s guide to Lisbon: 10 top tips

Before I moved to Lisbon, almost a quarter of a century ago, someone told me: “From afar, it looks like a queen. But from closer you see that the old empress’s make-up is smudged and flaking, and that the ornaments fluttering in the wind are not lace, but someone’s laundry drying at the windows. …

European Travel

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep<p>When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts …

Sleep

Grow your own jungle: easy exotic plants

Tropical gardening is all too often associated with expense and poor results. But choose your plants wisely and you can turn your patch into a slice of verdant jungle<p>As a botanist who grew up in tropical Singapore I have always been in love with exotic garden style, but not in the way you might …

Plants

Avocado health facts: 6 things you NEVER knew

from Huffington post<p><i>Nutritional perks aside, avocados can play a key role in your healthy hair and skin routine. The antioxidants, amino acids and</i> …

The Best Peel & Stick Decorative Tile Decals

Peel and stick vinyl tile has been around for a long time, but you might be surprised to find that it's suddenly available in a huge variety of …

Make an Indoor Water Garden in a Jar for Carefree Greenery

If you don’t have a green thumb but want to liven up your home or office with some plants, it might be time to get aquatic. Aquatic plants can offer …

Why You Keep Killing Your Plants and What to Do About It

Did you know a cactus could droop? I didn’t until I killed one. Some plants are hardier than others, but if you’re anything like me, the only plant …

Plants

Indonesia beginners’ guide: Bali, Lombok, Java and Flores

This vast country’s 17,000 islands would take years to explore. As a new direct flight from the UK to Indonesia launches, we pick what to do and see plus the best hotels, food and drink in four popular destinations<p>The world’s largest island nation, Indonesia comprises about 17,000 islands sprawling …

Hot Springs

How to find the perfect climbing plants for your garden

<b>Ideal for small gardens as they take up virtually no space on the ground, climbing plants can help disguise eyesores and soften fences or walls, as</b> …

Market traders at Istanbul’s grand bazaar – in pictures

The grand bazaar in the Turkish city is one of the world’s oldest covered markets. More than 250,000 people a day are thought to visit its 3,000-plus stalls. Despite an increase in shopping malls in Turkey, it was listed as the world’s most visited tourist attraction in 2014