• What happened with Viking Sky – and is it safe to cruise in extreme conditions?
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    What happened with Viking Sky – and is it safe to cruise in extreme conditions?

    Who had heard of Hustadvika, in Norway, before a cruise ship sailed into a storm there at the weekend?

  • Try Out One Of Spring's Biggest Dress Trends For Under £150
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    Try Out One Of Spring's Biggest Dress Trends For Under £150

    When it comes to curating our closets, we talk a lot about investment pieces and budgeting for a well-rounded wardrobe. While this is effective in the long-run, the changing seasons and consistent wave of trends add a temptation to buy, buy, buy. Luckily, spring's most stylish dresses are (surprisingly) accessible — seriously, you don't have to spend more than £150 to get your hands on some of the season's coolest pieces.

  • Will success of historic London-Perth route help usher in an era of ultra long-haul flying?
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    Will success of historic London-Perth route help usher in an era of ultra long-haul flying?

    One year on from its launch the historic Qantas service from London to Perth, the first scheduled non-stop flight between Britain and Australia, has been hailed a roaring success.

  • Sitting down for too long linked to lower life expectancy, study finds
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    Sitting down for too long linked to lower life expectancy, study finds

    Bad news couch potatoes!

  • Mother’s day 2019: When is it and what are the best deals?
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    Mother’s day 2019: When is it and what are the best deals?

    With Mother's Day fast approaching, you'll already be able to spot people frantically rushing from store to store trying to find the perfect gift for their mother. This year, the secular occasion of Mother's Day coincides with Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday is a religious observance that's been commemorated for hundreds of years.

  • Woman’s twitter thread about ‘airplane creeps’ goes viral
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    Woman’s twitter thread about ‘airplane creeps’ goes viral

    A woman who tweeted about watching out for “creeps” on flights has struck a chord with female travellers everywhere. Newspaper bureau chief Joanna Chiu’s thread about “airplane creeps” quickly went viral after she shared a story about a teenage girl being targeted by a male passenger during a recent flight. Thread about airplane creeps: I’m on a plane from a late-evening stopover from and was very tired and had a row to myself to sleep but couldn’t avoid noticing what was going on in the row behind me.

  • DaniLeigh Directed Prince & Danced With Missy Elliott. Now It's Her Turn In The Spotlight
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    DaniLeigh Directed Prince & Danced With Missy Elliott. Now It's Her Turn In The Spotlight

    DaniLeigh arrives at The Flower Shop on New York City’s Lower East Side fresh from a two-hour flight. It’s early afternoon on a bone-chilling February day, and she’s been awake since dawn. The singer is in the middle of a 21-city tour, and the 24-year-old is tired. But the hustle doesn’t stop. She’s still wearing her plane outfit: custom Lil Bebe Air Force Ones and grey sweatpants; Supreme x North Face still on her back. Her blonde cropped curly hair is pushed back in her baggy hoodie. This is a fly girl who knows without a doubt that she’s fly, but doesn’t care if you agree. ...

  • These Comedy Podcasts Will Absolutely Crack You Up
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    These Comedy Podcasts Will Absolutely Crack You Up

    Jason Mantzoukas, June Diane Raphael, and Paul Scheer — go over the beats of some drastically bad movies with hilarious analysis, often with equally hilarious guests. Pete Holmes sits down with his peers in comedy and talks about the business — though of course, the conversations end up devolving into jokes. Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are changing comedy on a grand scale – but they're dong so by having warm, intimate conversations that sound like the kinds you have with your girlfriends.

  • AirAsia marketing slogan for Brisbane-Bangkok flights labelled ‘message to sex tourists’
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    AirAsia marketing slogan for Brisbane-Bangkok flights labelled ‘message to sex tourists’

    AirAsia has been criticised for a marketing campaign that some have dubbed a “message to sex tourists”. The airline promoted its new Brisbane-Bangkok flights with the slogan “Get off in Thailand”, which was plastered on billboards and buses across the Australian city. The risqué tagline garnered numerous complaints to Brisbane City Council.

  • The Hay Festival 2019: how to plan the perfect Welsh weekend
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    The Hay Festival 2019: how to plan the perfect Welsh weekend

    In the Sixties, Hay-on-Wye was a remote town in the Welsh Marches where not much happened. Then, as now, the visitor approached it across a bridge over the River Wye, admiring the way its grey stone houses sprawl at the foot of the Black Mountains. Behind the town the green scarp of Hay Bluff soars 2,000ft into a sky sown on a good day with buzzards and hidden on a bad day by rain. There is a castle, a market on Thursdays, and shops selling sheep farmers' requisites.

  • Sitting down for too long could be responsible for 70,000 deaths in the UK each year
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    Sitting down for too long could be responsible for 70,000 deaths in the UK each year

    Sitting down for longer than six hours a day is responsible for nearly 70,000 deaths in the UK each year and costs the NHS £700 million annually, new research claims. According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, extended periods of sitting in 2016-17 were responsible for a £424m spend on cardiovascular disease, £281, on type 2 diabetes and £30m on colon cancer. The study’s authors, from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, also found that 11.6 per cent of deaths in the UK in 2016 (roughly 69,000) could’ve been prevented had people not sat down for prolonged periods.

  • 10 historic haciendas for a slice of timeless Mexico
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    10 historic haciendas for a slice of timeless Mexico

    Lovers of history will be bewitched by Mexico's exquisite haciendas with their Matisse-like blocks of colour, Mayan arts and crafts and antique wooden furniture. From luxury boutique hotels found deep in the Yucatán jungle to palatial erstwhile henequen estates, here's our pick of some of the most historic places to stay.

  • Forget Kobe beef: On the hunt for Matsusaka wagyu - Japan’s most expensive (and tastiest) steak
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    Forget Kobe beef: On the hunt for Matsusaka wagyu - Japan’s most expensive (and tastiest) steak

    In a moment of pure pathos, Mr Tochigi reaches for a framed photograph of his beloved wagyu heifer, called “Saori”. Wagyu connoisseurs outside Japan might purr with familiarity at the mention of Kobe beef, but the Japanese keep Matsusaka wagyu and its marbled melt-in-the-mouth qualities all to themselves. Mie Prefecture’s culinary excellence is somewhat hidden in plain sight.

  • The 50 best hotels in Italy for summer
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    The 50 best hotels in Italy for summer

    It’s the sheer variety that strikes you first. Italy has as many hotels as it has destinations, from old-fashioned family-run pensioni in historic city centres to elegant lakeside resorts where you dine by candlelight at the water’s edge. There are mountain lodges with Michelin-starred restaurants, aristocratic townhouses with museum-standard collections of art and antiques, rock-hewn Amalfi Coast cliff hotels, Tuscan hilltop castles and ancient Sicilian wine estates.

  • 48 hours in . . . Copenhagen, an insider guide to the capital of Scandi chic
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    48 hours in . . . Copenhagen, an insider guide to the capital of Scandi chic

    Copenhagen always ranks highly in surveys of the world’s best cities, and little wonder. Size certainly helps: it’s big enough to have world-class museums, restaurants and attractions; small enough to make them easily accessible. Then there’s its unerring ability to blend quaint and cool: one minute you’re in Indre By or Christianshavn, strolling along a cobbled street with roses and hollyhocks growing out of the pavement; the next, you’re discovering angular 21st-century architecture along the revitalised waterfront or hanging with the hipsters among the indie boutiques and bars of Vesterbro and Nørrebro.

  • Van Gogh Tate Britain exhibition: 20 of the artist's greatest works
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    Van Gogh Tate Britain exhibition: 20 of the artist's greatest works

    Britain's influence on Vincent van Gogh is being explored for the first time in a major exhibition at the Tate Britain in London. Van Gogh and Britain looks at how he was inspired by British art, literature and culture and how he in turn inspired several prominent British artists. Van Gogh lived in London between 1873 to '76 while he worked as a young art dealer.

  • Ryanair mocks British Airways with 'Geography for Dummies' book after it flew to Edinburgh rather than Germany
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    Ryanair mocks British Airways with 'Geography for Dummies' book after it flew to Edinburgh rather than Germany

    A Twitter row has broken out between Ryanair and British Airways after a BA flight from London to Dusseldorf mistakenly flew to Edinburgh.

  • Missed the Northern Lights this winter? Hunt the ‘Southern Lights’ instead
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    Missed the Northern Lights this winter? Hunt the ‘Southern Lights’ instead

    As the days get longer and milder temperatures descend on the Arctic Circle, the Northern Lights season draws to a close for another year.

  • Why people cheat and the tell-tale signs to look out for
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    Why people cheat and the tell-tale signs to look out for

    Changes in behaviour often point to cheating.

  • Almost half of young people suffering from ‘technoference’ as mobile phones affect sleep and productivity
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    Almost half of young people suffering from ‘technoference’ as mobile phones affect sleep and productivity

    Almost half of young people aged between 18 to 24 have reported feeling less productive and more tired because of their mobile phones, new research has found. An increased number of people are experiencing what scientists describe as "technoference", which is when mobile phone use causes interruptions during everyday life. Researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) conducted a study to determine whether "problematic use of mobile phones" is worsening in Australia.

  • The rise and fall of WOW Air – is it safe to book with the struggling airline?
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    The rise and fall of WOW Air – is it safe to book with the struggling airline?

    Asked whether the airline had gone bust, the person in charge of Wow Air’s Twitter account said “the current situation is that WOW Air is still working”. “Current” is the operative word for an airline which, after struggling for months, appears closer than ever to failure.

  • 'Disdaining tourists is the last permitted snobbery – I'm sick of self-satisfied travellers'
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    'Disdaining tourists is the last permitted snobbery – I'm sick of self-satisfied travellers'

    As the Easter holiday season lurches into view, it’s time to defend tourists. They need it. They’ve been under attack for generations.