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Italy is a nation that loves a bargain, so follow the locals’ example and explore great-value food options, low-cost hotels and cheap – or free – beaches and spas<p>Italians really know how to stretch their euros on holiday. They may have a reputation for living the <i>dolce vita</i>, but they really, <i>really</i> …

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Science reveals the age that you peak at everything

Everyone has an age they remember where everything they did just seemed to go right, but that might not be a coincidence. Through a number of studies, scientists have concluded that these are the ages where you peak at everything.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook<p><b>Sources:</b><br>Neuroscience, "The Development …

Grilling Chicken Under a Salt Slab

<i>Pollo al mattone</i> (chicken under a brick) is one of the glories of Italian grilling. It's so revered by Italian grill masters, that <i>two</i> food-obsessed cities claim its parentage: Florence and Rome.<p>The theory is simple: you grill a spatchcocked chicken under a foiled brick. The weight of the brick …

EU migrants who arrive after triggering of Article 50 should not stay permanently, says report

Any EU citizen travelling to the UK after Theresa May triggers Article 50 should not be allowed to permanently stay in the UK after Brexit, a major inquiry concludes today.<p>Amid growing fears of a “surge” of EU migrants travelling to the UK to take advantage of an expected amnesty, a major report by …

The 3 Worst Weight Loss Tips, That Everyone Believes

The most common weight loss theories are failing you. We take a look at why that is and what to do instead.

The New Rules Of Interior Design | GQ

Enough with squeaky-clean lines and sterile surfaces. It's time to turn those blank canvases into something that makes your house look like a human being actually lives there (and one with an amazing design sense).<p>Blow Up Your Kitchen: Destroy, de-think & deconstruct<p>My wife and I recently bought a …

£50 gene test could identify risk of heart attack decades in advance

A £50 genetic test could identify people at risk of a heart attack decades in advance, and see some patients put on statins in their 20s, experts say.<p>New research has found that DNA profiling can single out those most likely to develop heart disease, to ensure that lifestyle advice and drugs are …

Aglianico: The World's Oldest Cultivated Grape is Italy's Unknown Wine Treasure

<i>Ripe Aglianico grapes in the vineyard</i>. Picture courtesy Elena Fucci<p>According to the Wine Economics Research Centre at the University of Adelaide, the wine industry produced over 7.7 billion gallons of wine in 2014. That's enough for a little over a gallon of wine for every single person on earth. …

Roger Appleton, the director of a new documentary about Liverpool’s music scene – and not just the Fab Four – is inspired by the romantic and beautiful place he sees as ‘the least English of English cities’<p><b>Liverpool’s music scene is like the tide of the Mersey</b>. It rolls in and brings fantastic …

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For Road Trippers: Southern Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Slow and savory is the way to go for this drive along the coastal Adriatic Highway.<p><b>WHY:</b> Driving from Split to Dubrovnik on the coastal Adriatic Highway in fall is an epic, windows-rolled-down road trip. The serpentine route hugs Croatia’s sun-splashed southern Dalmatian Coast and briefly passes …

European Travel

10 of the very best British cheeses available today

We’ve put together a truly delicious list of the ten cheeses which prove Britain is now one of the best cheesemaking nations in the world. See how …

34 Foods That Will Boost Your Liver Function

Kayaking is one of the only ways to get to Kornat, off Zadar. There are speedboats and superyachts around too, but travelling under his own steam, Kevin Rushby gives them the slip<b><br>Read more of Kevin’s Croatian adventures</b><p>Vid is sitting in his winter living room among the large model boats he has …

European Travel

Scientists Have Found a Sixth Taste - And It Explains Our Love of Carbs

Salty, sweet, sour, bitter, umami, and... starchy?<p>Scientists have found evidence that humans can pick up a sixth taste associated with …

What I Learned Sitting By the Sea Shore in a Far Off Town in Thailand

By the Lanta Sea Shore, I sat down and wrote. Koh Lanta is a little town few hours away from the much hyped Krabi. I wanted to escape the crowds and tourists hunting around for tourist spots and just be by myself and enjoy some quiet time. Koh Lanta was a blessing in disguise.<p>Image Courtesy : The …

Why Science Says It’s OK to Stay Fat

It’s time we stop equating good health with weight loss.<p>The world is getting heavier. But you don’t need to lose weight.<p>A number of news outlets have …

13 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>The first rule of design is: everyone's taste is different. But interior designers know so much about trends and style that they can't help but make some judgments (good and bad!) when they enter someone's home. In …

Home Decorating

7 dos and don’ts of Thai cultural etiquette

Thai culture contains a myriad of customs – both acceptable behaviours and faux pas. Take a step in the right direction with these seven …

15 small bathrooms to see before renovating yours

There is a place in the home where great transformations happen. This is a room that is used to perform ordinary tasks, such as showering, but it …

Interior Design

In summer Munich heads to the hills and lakes of the Bavarian countryside to cool down, where the water is pure enough to drink and there are cosy lakeshore inns a short hop from the city<p>TS Eliot immortalised this dreamy lake in The Waste Land, and Ludwig II, the “mad king” known for flamboyant …

European Travel

We Want to Marry/Adopt/Cuddle This Adorable Fruit

We've fallen hard for fruit before: eggplants with noses like Proboscis monkeys'; tiny yellow Sungold tomatoes with tinier green mohawks; radishes with tails so long and skinny you have to squint to see them.<p>But we hadn't seen <b>cucamelons</b>! (Or maybe we had? They also go by "Mexican sour gherkins" or …

How To Make Healthy Vegan Nutella

Nutella is the popular hazelnut chocolate spread we all just can’t get enough of. It can be used in and on everything from pancakes to milkshakes to …

Why Scotland's Wind Power Achievement Matters

The shape of things to come.<p>Last Sunday, Scotland reached a milestone. For the first time ever, the autonomous region (and possible future independent state) generated all the electricity it needed for an entire day solely from wind turbines. This huge level of production could mark a turning point …

How To Do Rio Like A Local

By coincidence, I bought my ticket to Rio de Janeiro on the same day, last April, that the Brazilian senate voted to impeach embattled President Dilma Rousseff. In the months leading up to my move, I witnessed the image of the country turn from one of partying, tiny bikinis, caipirinhas, and samba …

19 reasons why Spain is still the world's greatest holiday destination

All things considered, Spain is probably the greatest holiday destination on the planet. Here's why:<p>1. It's cheap<p>The pound may have taken a hit against the euro of late, but Spain remains one of the best value destinations in Europe for a summer getaway. Indeed, a Post Office report yesterday …

How to Protect Yourself Against the Zika Virus

As our knowledge of the virus develops, here’s what you need to know to stay healthy.<p>This story was originally published on February 8, 2016, and updated August 19, 2016.<p>In the wake of outbreaks in Latin America, the Caribbean, and most recently the United States, the World Health Organization now …

Public Health

Zucchini tart recipe will make you wish you had planted more, not less

Houseguests can be ingrates. Once, I invited an asparagus family to the garden, and the whole clan stalked away. Perhaps my hostess skills need some work.<p>Apparently to make asparagus feel at home, you have to cultivate loose soil, deep trenches and patience. So this summer, years after my first …

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