Verity Smith

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How to explore Bangkok like a local

When I first visited Bangkok in 1995, I couldn’t help but notice that it wasn’t the sin city that everyone talked about. Instead, I was struck by its …

An insider's guide to eating in Bangkok's Chinatown

Besides the crazy shopping, Bangkok is known for its street food. But unless you have a well-informed foodie Thai friend, the best street stalls are …

Therapy wars: the revenge of Freud | Oliver Burkeman

Cheap and effective, CBT became the dominant form of therapy, consigning Freud to psychology’s dingy basement. But new studies have cast doubt on its supremacy – and shown dramatic results for psychoanalysis. Is it time to get back on the couch?<p>Dr David Pollens is a psychoanalyst who sees his …

20 Non-Traditional Tea-Length Wedding Dresses

If you’re a bride who craves a wedding dress that’s easy to wear without sacrificing glamour, style or your personality, look no further; we’ve found 20 short head-turners just for you. Besides, why follow tradition with that long, heavy gown when you can keep it light and airy? Cutting the length …

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Ocho Rios is located at the northeastern edge of Jamaica, on a half-moon-shaped cove. The city is 60 miles to Anotto and Discovery Bay and was once a fishing port and banana exporter. Today, the city is one of Jamaica's most top tourist destinations, and travel is its main industry.<p>The …

Caribbean

10 of the best ways to enjoy Istanbul on a budget

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Blue Mosque.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/18/1439916416477/9f65743a-986a-48b7-876f-ff9c7830f21d-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Blue …

Chai

9 ways to parent like the French

1. Do not behave like a helicopter.<p>Helicopter parenting, where parents “hover” over their children in an attempt to control their lives (social, …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

10 Beautiful Cities That Every Backpacker Should Visit

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Exercise

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Children's Book Review: Paperweight by Meg Haston. HarperTeen, $17.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-233574-6

Paperweight<p>Meg Haston. HarperTeen, $17.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-233574-6<p>More By and About This Author<p>Books about teenagers with eating disorders are …

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

Sheryl Sandberg

Articles about 18 modern kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's April 2015 issue.<p>A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its identity.<p>I had the opportunity to view a riveting film last week on Edward Burtynsky's photography, entitled Manufactured …

Kitchens

16 Books To Read And Love Forever

<i>Here they are: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. In no particular order, let’s start with...</i><p><b>The Lovely Bones</b><p><i>By Alice Sebold 400 pages; Little, Brown and Company</i><p><b>Because Susie made us trust -- and cry for -- a</b> …

10 things to do in London with children

London's offbeat offerings and big-name attractions can be as enjoyable for children as they are for parents, and exploring the city as a family can lead you to some great sights and activities. Certain options are more suited to certain times of year though, so the following list of Lonely …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

These 7 apps can help you save money right away

But a number of apps are taking a swipe at making it a lot easier.<p>These smartphone apps will help you track your expenses and save lots of money.

Personal Finance

This infographic shows your life — in weeks

Tim Urban has created a wonderful series of infographics over at "Wait But Why."<p>The graphics illustrate "your life in weeks."<p>If you're an American male and you make it to the average life expectancy of just over 76 years, you'll live about 3,962 weeks.<p>If you're a American female, you'll probably …

Infographics

20 great things to do in Manchester

1<p>See some art<p>In a city as forward-thinking as Manchester, you'll regularly find exhibitions featuring big names in the art world. If you're after …

The most romantic Amsterdam hotels

The top romantic hotels in Amsterdam, featuring the best for canal views, period charm, cosy restaurants and decadent bars, in locations including Seven Bridges, Prinsengracht and De Pijp.<p>Hotel Estherea<p>Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>An eccentric charm, created by décor that manages …

Best hotels in central London

Victoria, London, England<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Quite simply one of London’s finest hotels. The architecture — all meticulous scrollwork and thea...<p>Belgravia, London, England<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>A favourite of dowager duchesses, lords, ladies and assorted gentlefolk; the Middleton family …

Barcelona

Local laws and etiquette<p>Tipping is a pretty relaxed affair in Spain, and people tend to round up to the nearest euro in a bar, café or taxi, and leave just a few euros in all but the smartest restaurants.<p>Drivers are required to keep a fluorescent gilet inside the car, to be worn if they break down …

Emergency Medicine

7 High-Protein Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Eat up to slim down.

3 Confidence-Boosting Money Moves For Your 20s, 30s, 40s, And 50s

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>The older you get, the more confident you’ll feel about your money, right?<p>Actually, no. According to new research from LearnVest, it turns out that age doesn’t necessarily correlate with financial confidence in the way you might expect.<p>The study, which …

21 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Cuba

These changes will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and that's great news for Americans, because Cuba is full of gorgeous beaches, historic architecture, and incredible natural landscapes teeming with wildlife.

Cuba

London’s Best Sunday Roasts: Rated And Mapped

<b>Updated: October 2016</b><p>It’s one of the most eaten-out meals in London, but with every pub and its neighbour claiming to do a great one, but it’s not an …

England

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …