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For those wondering whether it is sinful to drink, even moderately, a scholar goes into the history of alcohol and its distillation to show how early monks and priests contributed to it.
Waterfowl – not turkey – would have been the main course.
Winslow Homer, 'Right and Left' (1909), National Gallery of Art
Dishes we consider staples today have little to do with the first feast.
A guide to some lesser known treats to read and watch over Halloween.
A series of attacks on popular holiday destinations has authorities concerned.
Barcelona is under huge strain from tourism growth, but at least it is trying to do something about it. You could help as well...
Now you can do it too.
There is a direct correlation between the age of the builder, spade size and the speed at which boredom sets in.
Most ill health can be avoided on family holidays through research and planning in advance, plus smart packing.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller's diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
The beach lies at the edges of the country, and can feel like another place entirely. French hand-wringing over Muslim dress for paddling should make us look again at our own attitudes.
Picking over the government's claims that missing class to go on holiday impacts on attainment.
How a cabinet-maker and temperance preacher managed what the ride-sharing company is struggling to pull off.
The proposal to remove the tax threshold for backpackers on working holiday maker visas might deter them.
Changes to the way tourists on the Working Holiday Maker visa are taxed will deter them and may put more pressure on labour shortages.
South African police duck bricks during a protest by students over tuition fees at the Union Buildings, the seat of government, in Pretoria.
Images of South African police on social media are part of a carefully scripted performance in which the police service is heavily invested.
‘What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?’
What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?
Why do we tell stories?
Want to build resilience in children? Tell them family stories of courage.
Is Black Friday already a relic?
'Christmas creep' is pushing the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier. Has Black Friday – its traditional start – lost its luster?
Hungry for more than just the turkey.
Turkey image via www.shutterstock.com.
Our panel discusses the benefits of gathering for an annual holiday meal. Traditions and rituals give us a sense of identity and closeness with those we love – and come with mental and physical health benefits too.
One dip and done.
Chip and dip via www.shutterstock.com.
Should you double-dip? A food scientist explains what's lurking in the depths of your salsa.
Why three-day weekends are not only feasible but the basis of a better standard of life.
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Hell is not, as Sartre suggested, other people – it’s a holiday without books. So if you want a real break on your travels, take note.
Real-life history lesson.
Prosecutions of parents have increased – but is this really targeting persistent truants?