Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Surviving without thriving – but all is not lost for the world's 'stunted' children

Stunting, an awkward term perhaps better suited to a bygone age, describes impaired growth and development from conception to the age of two. The word may seem dated, but the threat posed by...

Borussia Dortmund’s team bus hit by explosions before Monaco tie

Three explosive devices went off by the side of the coach carrying the German football team Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, slightly injuring one player. The incident occurred around 7pm local time in Dortmund’s Höchstem...

Strava releases London Marathon training data – here's what it shows

For those running the London Marathon (13 days and counting), the nerves may be starting to bite. Twitchy taperers may also start comparing themselves to friends – or rivals. Well, thanks to data...

Easter egg taste test: raiding the nest to crack Australia's best

Each year it’s a dilemma for millions of Australians. When it comes to buying Easter eggs, is it better to make a trip to a boutique chocolatier or leave it until Easter Saturday...

‘We will be forced to close’: Polish and Czech food stores post-Brexit

Jars of sauerkraut and packets of Polish sweets have become commonplace on the UK’s supermarket aisles. As people migrated to the UK from EU countries, and Poland in particular, supermarkets were quick to...

Grazie mille, maestro: Monteverdi’s Venice

A raunchy Beyoncé video blaring from a tiny bar’s TV might seem an unlikely backdrop for an earnest discussion on the intricacies of reconstructing music from 400 years ago – but this is...

Cluck me … it's the best chicken rice in Ubud, Bali

In the 11 years since Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller Eat, Pray, Love thrust Ubud into the limelight, tourists have inundated this once-sleepy Balinese town encircled by rice paddies. The centre now has more restaurants...

20 apps to get you out and about

Why don’t you just switch off your smartphone and go out and do something less boring instead? Although with all due respect to the famous intro for children’s TV show Why Don’t You?,...

After 40 years I finally tracked down my dead brother

For most of my life, and I’m 50 now, one piece of information about my brother had blocked all others. “Dead” became the barrier; a restraining wall. Nicky’s deadness became his defining characteristic, although...

Mum and Dad: the prism through which we see our siblings ​

Why are sibling relationships so special, and so different from any other kind? Because they begin at an age where the primary bond for each brother and sister is with their mother and...

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Russian victims of domestic abuse forced to pay perpetrator’s fine

Russian women who are victims of domestic abuse are being forced to pay fines handed down to their abusers, campaigners have said. Controversial amendments...