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10 Private Islands You Can Actually Rent For Your Next Supercharged Beach Holiday

1 of 16<p>TripAdvisor Rentals<p>Little Harvest Caye - Belize<p>This is pretty much the private island to end all private islands isn't it? This uniquely …

South Carolina

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

How to shoot and edit those crazy Inception style drone photos

If you have been following anything drone related lately chances are you have seen one of the mind bending images like above that are very …

5 New Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

This week's meal plan is full of new-to-me recipes that I think will become family favorites. We have friends and family coming to stay with us …

Cooking

Feel-good food from the Deep South

Pork chops, a slow roast, and unbeatable cornbread: nothing soothes the soul quite like the food of the Deep South…<p>For years I’ve had romantic notions about food from the Deep South, fuelled mostly by a love of old films and Southern literature.<p>In my head it’s all about pitting peaches and cutting …

Beef Rendang Recipe - Great British Chefs

This beef rendang recipe is packed with flavour from umami beef, soy and fish sauce, fragrant ginger and lemongrass and a blend of heady spices …

Curries

Searching for My "Forever Home"—and Finding It in (Nigerian) Stew

My memory is flawless and never lets me down. I can recall the most mundane of instances from my childhood, but for some reason, I can’t exactly remember the first time I had (Nigerian) stew. I know I was a child, maybe six or seven years old. <b>I remember the heaping bowl of stew, and the swirls of</b> …

Ten great ways to explore Colombo for free

Colombo is more than just a gateway to the resorts and surf breaks of Sri Lanka’s south coast. Despite the noise and crowds, this is a city of vibrant colours and rich culture, offering fascinating insights into the national psyche of Sri Lanka.<p>Many people rush through Colombo and make straight for …

Asia Travel

How to cook the perfect miso ramen

Less a fast food than a national obsession, ramen inspires levels of devotion in its millions of fans that can seem puzzling to anyone who has never had the – considerable – pleasure. Yet one ridiculously rich, intensely savoury and scalding slurp is enough to explain why this simple noodle soup is …

Onions

Miso soup

SERVES<p>Four<p>INGREDIENTS<p>500ml filtered water<br>• 1 tsp bonito flakes<br>• 15g kombu<br>• 2 tbsp good-quality miso paste (I like Clearspring brown rice miso paste)<p>METHOD<p>Warm the water to just below boiling point in a saucepan. Add the bonito flakes and kombu, remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 30 …

Food Preservation

London's best rooftop bars

As much as we love London's dark and dingy pubs, there are occasions when tatty banquettes and yellowed walls don't quite cut it. For a classier …

England

Wanderlust: A Packing List

Essentials, practical and purposeful, for your journey:<p><i>Band-Aids:</i><p>I used to carry Band-Aids in all my purses and pockets because I used to cut my arms with whatever was sharp and at hand. An Xacto in my wallet. A paper clip on a desk. A shard of glass in the gutter. Now my arms, though scarred, are …

Travel

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 …

New York City

The Value of Using Harry Potter to Teach Politics

It’s pretty clear by this point that J.K. Rowling just can’t let Harry Potter go. In addition to frequently posting new material on her Pottermore …

Books

Is your fridge all wrong? The secrets of food organisation

Why you should banish tomatoes, onions and eggs from your fridge - and store champagne there instead<p>Did you know peaches, plums, and pears, emit a gas that makes vegetables go rotten? And that eggs can absorb odours?<p>If you're finding your grocery haul isn't stretching quite as far as it should, …

The Rainbow Mountains Of China Are Earth's Paint Palette

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. These famous Chinese mountains are known for their otherworldly colors that mimic a rainbow painted over the tops of rolling mountains.<p>This is just one example where geology …

National Parks

Why People Love Bass

The beat drops and people start nodding their heads. It's a common behavior, so it's easy to disregard. But the reasons why humans respond to a killer beat aren't necessarily obvious.

Behavior

Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade

Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted:bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.<p>Sadly it is not unknown for hyped-up scientific claims to be mistaken or …

10 of the best boutique hotel websites

Whether it’s boutique B&Bs, budget pads, treehouses, or a glamorous hotel, these accommodation websites save you the trouble of trawling through endless internet listings<p><b>i-escape</b><p>Boutique accommodation website i-escape has a collection of more than 1,500 hotels, B&Bs, villas and guesthouses (in more …

Hospitality

George Osborne Once Gave Advice On How To Avoid Tax On BBC's Daily Politics

With another tax avoidance row hitting the headlines, the Tories have busily tried to push the spotlight onto Labour and the tax arrangements of …

George Osborne

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

Easy Chinese recipes to cook at home

Crispy aromatic duck<p>You may be surprised to learn that the roots of this dish are not to be found in the Forbidden City in Beijing, but in the kitchens of 1960s north London. A former chef from the Chinese embassy, who was a master in the traditional methods of making Peking duck, set up his own …

How to Defrost Your Fish Faster (and Things to Do While You Wait)

<i>How to defrost frozen fish in as little as 20 minutes—and keep yourself occupied in the meantime.</i><p>Because cooked salmon is a lot more appetizing than frozen salmon.<p>Before I left the house this morning, I repeated the mantra, "Take the salmon out of the freezer. Take the salmon out of the freezer," …

11 Spaghetti Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Spaghetti can be dressed elegantly in butter-braised onions, stand up to a subtantial bolognese or meatball sauce, and get down with nothing but a slick of Pecorino and pepper. It's the little black dress of dinner choices. What are you waiting for?<p><b>Make one or all 11 of these spaghetti recipes and</b> …

China Film Execs Claim 'Terminator' a Victim of Box-Office Fraud to Boost Propaganda Movie

The CEOs of Huayi Bros. and Bona, the country's two largest private film companies, sent out messages on social media suggesting malfeasance at …

Box Office

Drink Like a Farmer: Why You Should Be Making Switchel

Learn how to make switchel—a.k.a. nature's Gatorade.<p>Put down the high-priced energy drink, the soda, the canned liquid sugar. We've got the boost you need, and it's one of the easiest DIY hacks you'll ever make. Enter <b><a href="">switchel</a></b>, a tart and pleasantly pungent mix of apple cider vinegar …

Hacking

Tie your shoes the Ukrainian way

The "Ukrainian lacing" method puts a pair of loops in both sets of top eyelets, cross-laces to the bottom, and anchors the laces with a pair of …

Shoes

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps