Philip Ashton

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A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

On the steep banks of the Douro, Portugal’s northern jewel gleams with culture, buzzing restaurants, bars and artisan shops, plus cool places to visit and stay<p>Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists …

European Travel

The UK's 50 best Sunday lunches

From pubs in the Highlands to London’s Highbury, a zero-waste eatery in Brighton and an art haunt in Somerset, here are our 50 picks for a sumptuous Sunday ...<p>Whether yours is a roast dinner, sharing plates laden with seasonal salads, or a mound of just-caught seafood, Sunday lunch is the meal that …

Roast apple, blackberry and whisky pots

SERVES<br>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>525g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and and quartered<br>• 35g soft light brown sugar, plus another 1½ tbsp<br>• 125ml apple juice<br>• 50g granulated sugar<br>• 4 tbsp whisky (you may even want a little more)<br>• 250ml double cream<br>• 16 sponge fingers, halved<br>• roughly 24 blackberries<br>• 25g halved hazelnuts, …

Recipes

Jeremy Lee’s recipe for apple and almond tart

Filled to the brim with crisp apples, and accompanied by an indecent amount of jersey cream, there’s no delight quite like a freshly baked tart<p>Allens Farm was a favourite of mine, supplying me often with good produce from their Kentish cherry orchard. Tucked away behind high-banked roads near …

Chocolate-filled doughnuts

These delicious doughnuts, created by Ocelot Chocolate, hide a rich, unadulterated chocolate centre that allows the nuances and unique flavour notes of the chocolate to sing.<p>MAKES<p>9-10 doughnuts<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the dough</b><p>250g strong white bread flour<br>• 1 tsp ground sea salt<br>• 20g caster sugar<br>• 7g (1 sachet) of …

Baking

Stephen Harris' tarte Tatin

At the restaurant we use a 15cm shallow ovenproof saucepan rather than a frying pan, as the straight sides produce a better-looking tart.<p>SERVES<p>4 - 6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>175g sugar<br>• 60g butter<br>• 300g good-quality all butter puff pastry<br>• 3 Cox's Orange apples, peeled, cored and cut into quarters<br>• 1 small cinnamon stick …

11 Apple Recipes That Will Make You Excited For Fall

Soups, salads, and sweets: autumn apples can be added to just about anything. From Apple Rum Raisin Pudding to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, these recipes are perfect for celebrating the return of cozy fall flavors.<p><b>1. Apple Rum Raisin Pudding</b><p>Fall is the perfect time to cozy up to a warm …

How to take care of your digestive system: an expert guide

Ever wondered if you have IBS or a gluten allergy? Confused about probiotics and fermented foods? Five experts give the ultimate guide to a healthy, happier gut<p><i>Listen to your body; if it tells you gluten doesn’t agree with you, it probably doesn’t"</i><p><b>Stephanie Moore and Elaine Williams developed the</b> …

Wellness

Failed Economics: Tyranny of Mathematics and Enslaved by the Wrong Theory

<i>By David Sloan Wilson</i><p>When it comes to my economics training, I’m a late bloomer. My primary training is in evolutionary theory, which I have used as …

The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

Positive Thinking

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Harvard Medical School

Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums recipe

These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you eating gluten-free<p>These <b>pancakes</b> can be cooked by the dozen and frozen successfully. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative, as per the principles of the <b>Gut Gastronomy Plan</b>, as well as minerals and vitamins for boosting …

Breakfast

It's Time to Get a Pair of Fall's Most Versatile Boots

Desert boots. Chukkas. Whatever you call them, they're perfect for the season ahead.<p>Desert boots (or chukkas) are one of the most adaptable footwear options for the season ahead, pairing just as easily with denim as they do with a suit. Check out the gallery for ten pairs to buy right now.

Shoes

10 Reasons You're Not Rich Yet

#5: You’d rather complain than commit.<p>As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so …

Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins

We’ve known for some time that sleep is important for the restoration and strengthening specific functions in the brain linked to memory, regulating emotions, decision-making, and even creativity. But scientists are now discovering the processes through which sleep also cleans the brain like a …

The Brain

Stem cell company tells investors, 'Make money and save humanity'

Registration and Breakfast<p>Welcome Address from the Chairman<p>Jeremy Warner, Associate Editor, The Telegraph<p>KEYNOTE<p>K<p>Keynote Address<p>Lady Michelle Mone, Baroness of Mayfair OBE<p>Panel Session: Talent: attracting, recruiting and retaining your most valuable asset<p>Understand how important your company's …

Digital Media

Can You Face the 6 Hard Truths of Entrepreneurship?

Book author, Designer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s a common occurrence in the startup world: A critical decision has to be made, one that will affect everything that comes after it, and may determine the fate of the company. It could be a decision whether to let …

Entrepreneurship

10 Myths of Enterprise Python | PayPal Engineering Blog

<i>2016 Update: Whether you enjoy myth busting, Python, or just all enterprise software, you will also likely enjoy Enterprise Software with Python,</i> …

Python Programming

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

Linkedin CEO: These five things make a world-class tech product

Taking the stage at the Launch Conference in San Francisco today, he gave the audience of startup entrepreneurs and investors five characteristics that make up a world-class tech product, and gave an example for each one.<p><b>1. Great products deliver a singular value proposition.</b> Weiner highlighted</b> …

Product Management

A 3-Step Guide for Creating a Smooth Work Flow

Ask any early-stage startup leader what her company's work ethic is and she'll most likely say, "whatever it takes to get things done."<p>This hardly comes as a surprise when staffing up isn’t in the business plan for a few more months or years and the current team is juggling several job titles' …

Two for breakfast: what to eat the morning after Valentine's day

Whether you’re recovering from a big night out, or a romantic meal for two, impress your hungover lover with a romantic and tasty breakfast<p>It’s the day after Valentine’s Day and you’re feeling slightly worse for wear. Perhaps you’re reeling after a few too many glasses of wine with your significant …

Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to make your life easier — grab them while you still can

Well you're in luck. Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to help you tackle your daily tasks in a faster and more efficient way, and we've put them all in one place so you can see which ones you like.<p>Some of the discounts offer up to 60% off the usual price, but it's only for a limited …

Apps

Budget travel: a penny-pincher’s guide to Paris

It's no secret that Paris, by its very nature as a capital, can be pricey and often stars on the 'World's Most Expensive Cities' lists. But with savvy planning and know-how, you can indulge in the city without blowing the budget.<p>Sleep cheaply in historic mansions, fill up on gourmet cuisine, …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Write Clean, Professional, Maintainable, Quality Code in Python

Bad code can work. But if it’s buggy, messy and difficult to maintain, it can eventually break a project, a development team or even an entire …

Python Programming

Google’s 25 Rules For Building A Better Mobile Site

Google researchers listened to 119 hours of user complaints about mobile websites. Here’s what they learned.<p>Some mobile websites are borderline unusable, forcing you to squint and peck around in hopes of finding whatever piece of information you need. But others seem to fit your phone like a glove. …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

How Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Sleep

You need to sleep well if you want to be alert, live for a while longer, and remember what you did today. Too bad the phone you’re playing with disrupts the whole sleep thing.<p>Some people might say that sleep is wasted time. Clearly, they haven’t heard that sleep is where you put your memories away …

The Subscription Economy’s Secret Weapon

You may have never heard of Zuora. But it’s raised a whopping $128 million from VCs to help us shift from owners to subscribers for everything from movies to data storage (and maybe even toasters).<p>Movies used to be something you paid for in one of three ways. You went to the theater, you bought a …