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Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live.

People move differently when they walk in groups than when they walk alone. And their walking style is especially distinct when they walk with children, according to a fascinating new cross-cultural study of pedestrians in several nations.<p>The study, which also shows that men tend to walk …

Health

The Benefits Of Pilates & Exactly Why It's Good For You

It may just be the key to shedding those last few kilos.<p>While many may think of Pilates as a fairly low-impact form of exercise—particularly when …

Pilates

Water Slices Through This Gorge-Inspired Australian House

A homage to Sydney’s climate, the Iron Maiden House is designed to change with the seasons.<p>When a family of five returned to Sydney after years of living in Hong Kong, they decided to craft a home that combined a strong connection to the outdoors with the compact living arrangements they had grown …

Iron Maiden

Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe

"Many say this is a great summer dish, but I find that I crave it ALL YEAR ROUND! Very addicting, goes with everything, very fast and easy, and …

Recipes

French Riviera: How to live the high life without spending a small fortune

Irish Social Media Influencer Rob Kenny weekends in the French Riviera.<p>Set the mood<p>This particular weekend Ireland’s own wealthy and fabulous were …

French Riviera

Aubrey de Grey is working to cure aging whether you like it or not

<b>In The Age Of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil writes, “Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.”</b> <b>What does that stir up for you?</b><p><b>ADG:</b> It’s complete bullshit. It’s so obviously an excuse for putting aging out …

Aging

The Best Hiking Pants of 2018

If you’re still wearing jeans to hike, it’s time to upgrade your hiking attire. They may work for some short day hikes, but if you’re ready to tackle …

Boots

Take a look inside the worlds largest wine cellar which stretches for 150 miles and can be explored in a car -

Despite being among the least visited countries in the world, Moldova has a greater claim to fame being a wine producer than many other European …

Wine Cellars

How to Make a Vinaigrette Yourself (and Ditch the Bottled Stuff for Good)

By Alex Delany<p>Homemade salad dressing is the easiest way to improve your salads and impress your guests. Here's how.<p>We are firm believers that homemade salad dressing is the only salad dressing worth using. Well, if you make it right, that is. If you’re a rookie in the vinaigrette construction …

Recipes

A backpacker’s guide to Chile: a one-month itinerary

Why go?<p>Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific and stretching from the Atacama Desert to the glaciers of Patagonia, this strip of a country opens its secrets to backpackers prepared to push into the lesser-known quarters: to the lava fields of Conguillío national park with its monkey puzzle …

Atacama Desert

Shannon Bennett's pasta carbonara - Recipes

1<p>Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, carefully add eggs and cook for 6 minutes 30 seconds for soft-boiled. Remove immediately and transfer to a …

Recipes

A local’s guide to Riga, Latvia: 10 top tips

<b>Old town hotel</b><p>The family-owned <b>Neiburgs design hotel</b> is in a beautiful art deco building on acobbled street in Riga’s pretty old town. There’s a mix of rooms and apartments, all with original features – parquet floors, original ceiling lamps, stucco coving. They are light and spacious (and most have …

Art Deco

City Guide: New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a city of excess. Nicknamed the Big Easy, it’s renowned for its vibrant live music scene, round-the-clock nightlife and its rich, …

Guided Walking Holidays

Graeme Stewart<p>One of the best holidays ever! The crew and the company were fabulous. The walks and sailing were awesome and the food and wine on the …

Actress-Designer Dodo Bar Or's Insider Guide to Tel Aviv

Israeli actress-turned-designer Dorit Bar Or (nickname “Dodo”) has been busy proving that kaftans are not just for the beach since her eponymous line …

Tel Aviv

3 Secrets to Perfect Tomato Sauce, from a Naples Pasta Master

The main thing you need to know is this: The more acidic the tomatoes, the thicker the spaghetti should be.<p>It’s a particularly warm day in mid-June …

Tomatoes

Lemon dream

Recipe for lemon dream cake by Nadine Ingram from Sydney bakery Flour & Stone.<p>"This cake is the new religion at Flour and Stone, and never fails to …

The Scientific Case for Eating Bread

Bread has long been a foundational part of the human diet, but a revolt against it has been building for years — and seems to be reaching a …

Whole Grain

20 of the world's greatest autumn holidays

Whisper it softly, but there is now a distinct nip in the air. The nights are drawing in; the children are settling into school; the first leaves are falling; and the short-sleeved shirts of summer – that incredible, record-breaking, life-affirming summer – have reluctantly been folded away.<p>The …

Lake District

Molecule produced during fasting has anti-aging effect on vascular system

Diet trends like intermittent fasting and ketogenesis are proving wildly popular for their rapid weight-loss effects, but scientists are also …

Anti-aging

18 cool things to do in Occitanie: the real South of France

Time for a roadtrip?<p><b>I’ll openly admit that I had little clue about Occitanie until visiting the region earlier this year in Spring.</b> Lying in the …

France

Matt Moran's buttermilk scones with apricot and peppercorn jam - Recipes

1<p>For the jam, place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat with 1/2 cup (125ml) water. Cook, stirring constantly, to dissolve sugar, …

What to Do in Maui, According to a Local

Local-first advocate Amanda Robson takes us on a tour of the island's upcountry towns.<p>Maui’s resort-lined beaches, monster surf breaks, and windswept highways often steal the Hawaiian spotlight. But when Amanda Robson returned home to the island, she tapped into a creative renaissance in its …

Six fast noodle recipes

A pantry staple, noodles are ready in a flash. Here are six different recipes, all ready in under 30 minutes.<p>A pantry staple, noodles are ready in a …

20-Minute Workouts: Build Muscle and Burn More Fat

It would be great if we could all spend a full hour in the gym each day. Then again, it would be great if our bosses would stop with the last-minute …

10 easy French meals you can nail at home

This cheesy omelette, bulked up with potatoes, is a common meal in the French Alps. If you can’t find the semi-hard Beaufort cheese, try using …

Gruyere

Bite the bullet train and head to Japan

Getting to eat the good stuff in Tokyo can be a challenge. The problem isn’t finding the right places. The concierge team at the city’s hotels work harder than most making restaurant reservations, and ours at the Mandarin Oriental is no exception. They have sent us to a bustling, wood-lined …

Indonesian-Style Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng) | America's Test Kitchen

Shopping<p>Re-Creating the Flavors of Indonesia<p>No need to hunt down esoteric ingredients. The various components that give this dish complex flavors and …

Flavors

Banana Cream Pie

• Level: Easy<br>• Total: 3 hr 55 min<p>Prep: 35 min<br>• Inactive: 3 hr<br>• Cook: 20 min<p>Yield: 8 servings<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories215 calorieTotal Fat8 …

Recipes

Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

This choco Coca-Cola cake is so simple and easy to prepare. You will need less than half an hour to prepare it plus 30-60 minutes to cook. It is an …

Recipes