20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018

Fancy staying in a converted convent or an old post office thats been given a new stamp of style? We pick new places across Europe, from affordable dorms to sea opinion suites 20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018 Hotels 20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018 Fancy staying […]

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Trapped in Yemen: Dave Eggers on one man’s astonishing oppose to get home to America

Even before the US travel ban, Californian Mokhtar Alkhanshali found himself stranded on a business trip, left to find his own way out of a war zone In the spring of 2015, I met Mokhtar Alkhanshali outside the Blue Bottle Coffee headquarters in Oakland, California. He had just returned from Yemen, having narrowly escaped with […]

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Going offline: the benefits of a transgres from the internet

On the first day we kept checking our phones, even after they had died. Maddy, who was quite young at the time, seemed to find the absence of screens inexplicable, as if she was being unfairly penalise. What kind of a holiday fails to deliver the basics of human existence, like an iPad? She slept […]

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‘Plastic is not cool’- is fashion ultimately cleaning up its act?

As World Oceans Day approaches, Net-a-Porters Lucy Yeomans is leading the route in tackling ways addiction to the plastic drug. But theres a long way to go In April, at a Net-a-Porter event where the online retailer’s trends for this autumn were presented, one of the most popular accessories was not a leather handbag by […]

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Trapped in Yemen: Dave Eggers on one man’s astonishing oppose to get home to America

Even before the US travel ban, Californian Mokhtar Alkhanshali found himself stranded on a business trip, left to find his own way out of a war zone In the spring of 2015, I met Mokhtar Alkhanshali outside the Blue Bottle Coffee headquarters in Oakland, California. He had just returned from Yemen, having narrowly escaped with […]

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The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe motion ran mainstream

Health, climate change, animal welfare… whats driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle? We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice Late on a Thursday afternoon in early March, just off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s nightlife hotspot Shoreditch, 23-year-old Louisa Davidson is taking calls and co-ordinating cables and […]

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Black gold: can homegrown caviar catch on?

Can caviar from North Carolina stand up to the cheaper Chinese product? A local farm tries to get Americans to bite The chamber inside LaPaz Farm is so clean it almost feels like an operating room. Before we walked into the room, Sabine Mader, the manager of the farm, asks us to put on white […]

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Clarke Gayford on fatherhood, food and fending off sharks

The TV host and partner of Jacinda Ardern, New Zealands prime minister, gets ready to become a stay-at-home dad On Friday, in the freezing pre-dawn, as wild winter rainstorms battered Auckland, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, got up to catch a plane. She was heading to Taranaki, the energy-rich province on the […]

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Dirty secret: why is there still a housework gender gap?

Research shows that British females do 60% more housework. Is there any hope for balance when it comes to emptying the bins? Inequality The housework gap Dirty secret: why is there still a housework gender gap? Research shows that British females do 60% more housework. Is there any hope for balance when it is necessary […]

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