How fragrance lifts mood
As it turns out, we don’t just like fragrances for their sweet smell: they also make us feel a certain way. The sense of scent requires the least amount of processing through the various nerves of our senses its like direct dialling right to the brain. Pleasant smells lower the heart rate, while volatile substances, like those in the scent of lemon, stimulate us when molecules quickly evaporate as they hit our olfactory nerves.
luxe - Miss Clara by Nobis, Stockholm
One of Stockholms most treasured art nouveau buildings, the former Ateneum school for girls has been transformed into a sleek Scandinavian hotel in the evolving City district.
Mazda 6 - Land of the Rising Sun
Mazda has muscled into the premium mid-size segment, declaring its challenger as ready to take on the worlds best. But does it have what it takes to see them eye to eye?
Best football games
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup reaching fever pitch, we highlight the best football games that anyone can play.read more
Qatar Brazil 2014 is a year-long cultural exchange programme, and July welcomes the opening of two engaging exhibitions in Brazil.read more
What’s in my travel bag
Fashion designer and Brazilian native Paula Ferber started her relationship with the fashion world when she was working as a model in Brazil, Greece, and Japan.read more
São Paulo Museums
The city that is hosting five matches and a semi-final in the World Cup this month is more than just soccer mad: it boasts some of Brazils most intriguing museums.read more
World Cup winning restaurants
With the football World Cup in Brazil now in the knockout stages, we highlight three knockout restaurants from the three countries to have won the last three FIFA World Cups.read more
What to eat this Ramadan
Contrary to popular belief (and cravings after a long day of fasting), it’s not advisable to indulge in sugary, fatty foods during Suhoor or Iftar. It’s important to follow a diet similar to one’s...read more
Michael Schwartz, a James Beard Award-winning chef, author, and owner of three restaurants, began his career in Philadelphia and earned his culinary skills in kitchens from Los Angeles to New York City, until...read more
Istanbul’s elite have idled away their summers in the city’s seaside villages for five centuries. Tristan Rutherford...