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Ten of the best long-haul adventure holidays. Paddle from inn to inn, Belize The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips in the world.

Ten of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Guests paddle through the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, exploring mangrove channels and reefs, watching out for stingrays, manatees and pelicans. Evenings are spent at small, family-run inns, where the day ends with snorkelling and watching the sun set from a hammock.• A seven-day Coral Islands stand-up paddleboarding group trip with Island Expeditions costs from £1,490pp, excluding flights, and runs on selected dates until March. United Airlines flies from Heathrow to Belize City from £430 return. Reading Agency. Hitting a different note in Vienna. Karlsplatz is one of Vienna’s largest town squares, and its busiest transport hub.

Hitting a different note in Vienna

From the U-Bahn station the state opera and the Museums Quarter are each a short walk away; the Kunsthalle, a treasure trove of modern art, and Vienna’s most famous concert venue, the Musikverein, sit on the square itself. This is one of the most culturally rich city centres in the world. And just a few minutes’ walk south, away from Vienna’s famous attractions, is a very different place altogether, the city’s fourth district – Wieden. The roads that lead there aren’t immediately promising. Operngasse is student territory, home to the University of Technology, and Wiedner Hauptstrasse is a commercial high street. Blogger Awards 2015: Vote for Your Winner. Big Mouth Strikes Again. From the wonky opening that brought you “Fuck you Star Trek fans” and “Phwooar, Princess Leia”, comes this … “Nerd culture is the product of a late capitalist conspiracy, designed to infantalize the consumer as a means of non-aggressive control.”

Big Mouth Strikes Again

It has come to my attention (thank you google), that the excellent website, Io9 picked up on some controversial comments I made to the Radio Times, which can be summed up in the above headline. Now, maybe I was being a little bit trollish, I can be a bit of a Contrary Mary in interviews sometimes. When you do lots of them, you get sick of your own opinions and start espousing other people’s. Having said that, the idea of our prolonged youth is something I’ve been interested in for a very long time.

It’s essentially what Spaced was about, at least in part. Balance of EU competences review: trade and investment - Consultations. The Foreign Secretary launched the Balance of Competence Review in Parliament on 12 July 2012.

Balance of EU competences review: trade and investment - Consultations

This follows the Coalition’s commitment to examine the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union. The review will provide an analysis of what the UK’s membership of the EU means for the UK national interest. See the Review of the balance of competences for full details of the review programme. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is leading the review of competence in the area of trade and investment. Responses to this call for evidence, along with other sources of evidence, will be used to inform the report.

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This Is What The Underside Of An Iceberg Looks Like

Credit: Alex Cornell, with permission. Usually icebergs are white because they are made of compressed snow, which reflects all frequencies of visible light. 2015 People's Choice : The Rough Guide to 2015. Are You As Well Read As Stephen King. Fractal Experience - Erik Söderberg. Ask for Evidence. Ask for Evidence. Fix Your Forward Neck Posture with These Easy Stretches. Make 2014 the year you start investing. Modern technology allows you to start an online Isa or other savings plan in minutes, while there is a wealth of advice and information available on the internet to help you decide on your actual investments.

Make 2014 the year you start investing

Our guide will help you get started. No two investors are the same, so we’ve looked at three broad types: those who just want the simplest possible way of investing in the stock market; those who are prepared to do a little work at the outset but would like to take a “buy and forget” approach; and people who are happy to keep their investments under regular review. There are two main ways to invest in the stock market.

The first is to choose specific shares – or get someone to do it for you – and then keep an eye on how they perform, with a view to changing your portfolio periodically. The second way is easier. A FTSE 100 tracker fund will simply own shares in all 100 companies that belong to the index. You could go one stage further and invest in shares directly. The Day It Became Truly Real. (Fair warning, this is the angriest post I think I’ve done.

The Day It Became Truly Real

Just so you know…) Alistair Darling came to Greenock today. 100 Year Old Life Hacks That Still Work Today - Gallaher Brand Cigarette Cards. Sorrow passes and we remain. In July of 1883, the novelist Henry James received an emotional letter from Grace Norton — a good friend and fellow writer who, following a death in the family, had recently become depressed and was desperate for direction.

Sorrow passes and we remain

James's beautiful response can be seen below. It is, without a doubt, one of the greatest letters of advice I've ever had the fortune to read. For more information about depression, visit Mind. (Source: Henry James: Selected Letters; Image: Henry James in 1912, via.) 131 Mount Vernon St., Boston July 28thMy dear Grace, Before the sufferings of others I am always utterly powerless, and the letter you gave me reveals such depths of suffering that I hardly know what to say to you. This Graphic Lists Over 200 Resources for Making Money Online.

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