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 postage 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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Fit in my 40 s:’ It’s not Grand Theft Auto thrilling. But VR operating is incredible’ | Zoe Williams

There might be a 5k for beginners starting in 15 minutes, and when you join it you can see all these avatars running with you Zwift began as a virtual cycling idea: video graphics programmer and amateur triathlete Jon Mayfield fabricated it after the birth of his first infant, his PR told me,” when he […]

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New Zealand company offers employees $10 a day to cycle to work

Christchurch advertising firm says workers could feel energised by the exercise and the money A Christchurch company is offering hard cash to employees who motorcycle to run everyday in a bid to energise staff members and move the city away from a reliance on autoes. Employees who cycle to and from work will receive$ 5 […]

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How it feels to tackle the Tour de France’s ‘final battle’- the Col d’Izoard

Today, the elite riders race to a historic Alpine summit stage finish, but at the weekend it was the turn of 12, 000 amateurs to try to emulate Coppi and Bobet They parked their motorhomes in laybys on the steep slopes of the Col dIzoard five days early to be assured of a prime place […]

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Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a vehicle: the shocking extreme art of Guido van der Werve

From intersecting the Baltic on ocean ice to defining his own body ablaze, the Dutchman goes to amazing lengths to create mind-boggling artworks. And now hes heading for Britain When I called the artist Guido van der Werve last year to arrange a meeting, Pauline Portrait, his studio director, told me he was regaining from […]

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Grain drain: should everyone adopt a gluten-free diet?

About 1% of people cant process gluten, yet endorsements from celebrities allied with health fears mean the free-from market is booming among non-coeliacs. Are the benefits real? It’s hard to imagine a high-street way chain selling something that jokily referenced irritable bowel syndrome or a nut allergy. Yet last year, Zara bring forward a T-shirt […]

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Attachment parenting: the best way to create a child- or maternal masochism?

Its the fashionable approach to parenting in the west, with specific emphasis on baby-wearing, co-sleeping and long-term breastfeeding. But does it make for happier, better children? In a family home in picture-pretty Oxfordshire, four women and seven toddlers are, respectively, drinking tea and causing chaos. The children, aged between 13 months and four years, are […]

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