10 top tips from our Melbourne correspondent

10 top tips from our Melbourne correspondent

Breakfast on the beach Melbourne has universally excellent coffee but is also rather taken with new trends, which is how Matcha Mylkbar, a vegan cafe in the coastal suburb of St Kilda that serves bright-blue algae lattes, became a popular destination. (“It…

Portugal’s top 10 hidden beaches

Portugal’s top 10 hidden beaches

NEAR PORTO 1. Praia Forte do Paço, Viana do Castelo In Portugal’s north-western district of Viana do Castelo, an hour north of Porto, wooded hills give way to a coastline of coves, dunes and secret beaches, of which Praia Forte do Paço…

Lithuania’s Soviet nostalgia: back in the USSR

Lithuania’s Soviet nostalgia: back in the USSR

‘Forget your past! Forget your history!” A colossal bullfrog of a guard, in an olive-green uniform with red epaulets, is spitting at us in Russian while a huge alsatian strains at the leash, barking ferociously. “Welcome to the Soviet Union,” snarls the…

Cutting Carbs Could Actually Shorten Your Life

Cutting Carbs Could Actually Shorten Your Life

This article originally appeared on Shape.com.  So you know how everyone (even famous trainers) and their mom swears the keto diet is the best thing that’s ever happened to their body? Turns out, restrictive diets like keto could actually have seriously harmful consequences—like shortening your life…