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The New Way To Learn Languages: Virtual Reality

A new VR app allows people to converse in "real life" situations<p>We live in a world that is increasingly connected, and the ability to speak more than one language can be quite valuable. While for many years people learned languages by reading books, listening to recordings, and taking classes, apps …

Late summer gardening: jewel-like plants that shine for months

Don’t rest on your laurels just yet: with just a little more work, your garden will be even lovelier to laze in<p>As we slip past high summer and towards late, it is tempting to take your foot off the gas. This is a time to enjoy the garden, to relax after the hard work, with maybe the odd push-around …

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Forget the Amalfi Coast: Sicily Is the Italy Beach Destination of the Moment

When you mention you are going to Sicily, people will most often respond with a comment about the Mafia, or maybe the famous <i>Godfather</i> tour. But the largest Mediterranean island off the southern coast of Italy has a rich history as a nexus of global trade (dating all the way back to the ancient …

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The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much …

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Top 10 books about the Russian Revolution

A century after the Bolsheviks seized power for communism, Tariq Ali chooses some of the best books about an uprising that changed the world forever<p>A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, history, according to most historians, had pronounced its judgment. October 1917 had been relegated to a …