Sophie Plunkett Norris

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The 10 Best Chinatowns In The Entire World

There are Little Italys and Koreatowns and Dutch villages galore, but no breed of cultural enclave has made itself more of a cultural "thing" than the classic Chinatown.<p>In fact, there is no such thing as a "classic Chinatown:" each one's got a different quirky flavor, infused by the city around it. …

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Robin Copeland leads list of Ireland's new additions for Six Nations

Joe Schmidt has named seven uncapped players in an extended 44-man Ireland squad to contest the Six Nations. The Cardiff Blues back-five forward Robin Copeland, who will join Munster in the summer, leads the list of new additions for head coach Schmidt.<p>The former Leinster coach has also selected …

Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

Spiritual or religious activity may protect against depression by thickening brain cortex

Meditation and other such spiritual or religious practices may help prevent depression by prompting a thickening of the brain cortex, researchers …

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Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …