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Why do young Brits go crazy abroad?

The summer season is beginning and young 1Brits are 2hopping on planes to resorts such as Magaluf in Majorca and Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, excited at the prospect of 3letting their hair down.

 

Often they 4board the planes in 5fancy dress costumes that they will continue to wear once they reach their destination, though at times they prefer to wear nothing at all.

 

There is now a €2,300 6fine for people who 7strip off in the streets of Magaluf while police are patrolling beaches on Segways to limit the numbers of people having sex on the beach.

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Scotland: the very best places to visit

Here are some magical 1highlights to include in your itinerary if the recent Trainspotting sequel has inspired you to head north this summer to this welcoming and curiously romantic corner of the world called Scotland.

 

Glen Clova – Peter Pan land

One of the five Angus 2glens, Glen Clova is just beyond Kirriemuir where J.M. Barry, the author of Peter Pan grew up. It also 3lies on the 4edge of the Cairngorms National Park.

 

The 5landscape here has been sculpted by ice and water and feels both wild and pastoral with 6flocks of sheep 7grazing on the hills that are purple with 8heather at this time of year. A river runs through the glen, making it perfect for picnics. It’s also a great place for cycling, fishing and 9hiking with 10 mountains over 914 meters, known in Scotland as Munros.

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Prince Philip: Britain’s most outrageous royal

At 95, Prince Philip should probably be permitted to say what he thinks. It is, after all, one of the few 1perks of old age.

 

But since he joined the British Royal Family in 1947, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband has been making inappropriate comments that show a tendency to stereotype different nationalities.

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Exercise is important for building brainpower

Want to improve your capacity to learn English vocabulary? German researchers 1funded by the German Research Foundation found that riding an exercise bicycle 2DURING learning improves retention. In a study published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS) several years ago, 81 healthy young German women were given a list of Polish words to learn. The experiment found that those cycling as they memorized the words 3scored highest when tested two days later.

 

In fact, the link between exercise and the brain is widely recognized, with a 4consensus statement signed last year by eight countries, including the UK, declaring exercise to be vital to mental 5as well as physical health and beneficial to academic 6performance.

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