Google Gives Devs First Look at Android O

Google on Tuesday unveiled a developer preview of the latest version of its mobile operating system, code named “Android O.” The new OS is designed to improve on battery life and interactive performance of devices, according to Dave Burke, vice president of engineering (Android) at Google. The new release puts automatic limits on what applications…

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10 Ways to Stop Cravings

Nothing weakens diet willpower faster than craving sweet, salty, or fatty foods. Find out how to stop cravings and stay on your diet.. Everybody has weak moments in their diet when they can practically taste the salty, sweet, crunchy, or fatty foods they crave. Yet these are often the very foods that undermine your efforts…

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What’s Your Diet Personality?

If your approach to dieting is standing between you and weight-loss success, there are steps you can take. Start with a critical assessment of what you think diet savvy is, and then tweak it with advice from our experts. There are many things that can keep you from reaching your weight-loss goals, but the most…

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Thailand’s best scenic journeys

One of the greatest thrills of travel is to be on the move, observing and absorbing a country as you go. By train, bus or motorbike, Thailand’s scenic journeys are to be savoured. Each adventure is packed with opportunities to sample the wares of hawkers and roadside food trucks or chat with fellow passengers. And…

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Dos and don’ts in Ireland

For some, Ireland is the land of saints and scholars, a peaceful isle of rolling hills and lilting music. It is all of that and more, but it’s also a country of quirks and odd habits, full of raucous, irreverent people and nonsensical transportation systems. So how to navigate this little island at the edge…

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My city: Istanbul

Lonely Planet Local Jennifer Hattam has been enchanted with Istanbul since her first visit to the Turkish megalopolis in 2001. After nine years living and working as a journalist in the city, its combination of rich history and kinetic energy continue to captivate her, making up for the challenges of living cheek-by-jowl with 15 million-plus…

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Men, Women, and the Race to Lose Weight

Men seem to win the weight-loss race every time, but that doesn’t mean women should get discouraged. There are some strategies you can use to level the dieting field. Ladies, if you’ve ever tried to lose weight alongside your husband, partner, boyfriend, or any male acquaintance, you’ve probably experienced a little frustration when you compared your weight-loss…

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How to hammam: tips and tricks for Marrakesh’s best spas

Adventure awaits around every corner in Marrakesh. A walk through the centuries-old medina fills your eyes with vivid colours from every spot on the spectrum, and you’re bound to get lost attempting to navigate the busy streets teeming with people and animals. After a day of shopping and exploring this beautifully chaotic city, you’ll want…

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