AS every travel-loving Brit knows, if we want to see the world we’re going to have to put in a lot of plane time. After talking to experts and remembering the lessons we’ve learned along the way, here are some top tips for your next flight. Bargain hunt Every pound you save on your flight can be spent on great food, drinks, massages and shopping at the other end so it’s worth taking a little time to find the best deal. Helloworld’s John Constable says splitting your journey at a mid point can sometimes lead to big savings, example stopping off in a European city on your way to your destination in Asia. Thanks to taxes and airline capacity, large international airports can cost hundreds of dollars more to fly in and out of than second-tier airports, so David Galt from Webjet makes sure he always checks nearby alternatives, especially in busy times. Not quite ready to book? Some websites including Kayak and Skyscanner will let you set email price alerts so you can … [Read more...] about The 18 rules of flying expert travellers follow that could save you hundreds
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByPeter Rock May 15, 2018 You spend the majority of your day underground and hide your newborn young deep in the earth. When you do surface, you lick the pads of your forepaws, coating them with saliva, then smooth them along the fur of your face. Listen, in the tall grass. Your ears are tall, funnels, and all sound is of course a movement; when the movement stops, it is only a kind of memory. What was that sound? A distant hrududu, out on the roadway? Approaching elil? It is wise to be cautious, ready to thump your long hind paws, to sound a warning. If you stand on your haunches to see over the tall grass, everything that sees you — the Thousand, the elil — will try to kill you. The only reassurance, one you hold close: My people are the strongest in the world, for they breed faster and eat more than any of the other … [Read more...] about On the Unsettling Allure of ‘Watership Down’
Viet Nam News By Phan Triều Hải Ever since her 32nd birthday last year, Vy had been afraid of gaining belly fat. So instead of eating cheese and drinking lots of beer before sleeping, the couple only drank two small glasses of beer at dinner. The weather in Sài Gòn encouraged beer consumption. Cao thought Sài Gòn was the best place to drink. This city had all sorts of problems: crowdedness, noise, heat, suffocation, traffic, lack of hygiene, pollution and beer was the solution that could dissolve all these issues in the fastest way. A gulp of beer enabled people to endure and relax, and made them irritable but energetic enough to do unexpected things. Beer lovers would never feel tired of Sài Gòn. Nor was there a better place for beer to show off its ability to excite, relieve stress, connect friends or accompany a solitary person. Nevertheless, Cao rarely went out to drink. He wasn’t social. Cao always wanted to be alone. His world … [Read more...] about Cold Beer
By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 10:17 am, Sunday, April 8, 2018 Photo: G_muradin, Getty Images Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: What exactly is self-care? Life is chaos right now, lots of changes happening, little time to take it all in, responsibilities are adding up. I feel exhausted and overwhelmed and I feel like crying a lot. I'm already under a doctor's care for anxiety and depression, so I don't think it's a full-fledged emergency, I just need the words to say to be able to take care of myself right now. -- Chaos It's so individual in its details, but, in general, self-care is a focus on giving yourself what you need. That can mean being careful to get enough sleep, to the point of enforcing a bedtime even if you haven't finished everything you need to do; it can mean taking care to eat nutritious foods on a disciplined schedule instead of hosing bags of processed foods … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: What is self-care?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff April 06, 2018 Sleep has been around since the beginning, but in a sense, it has just arrived.Corporations are installing nap pods. The health insurance giant Aetna pays employees to sleep — up to $300 per year if they log a lot of shut-eye. The Army has named sleep as a third of its “performance triad,” along with diet and physical fitness.Sleep has picked up trendy lingo — experts are all about “sleep hygiene” — and even starred in the opening scene of the “Roseanne” reboot, when her husband, Dan (John Goodman), thought to be dead, is startled awake wearing a sleep apnea mask. Advertisement An obese, aging, and insomniac nation has become so fearful of sleep insufficiency — and its links to chronic disease — that we’re up nights worrying about being awake. Get … [Read more...] about Bedtime becoming big business as more worry about their sleep