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The autumn flash: how fashionable shins will be dressed this September

A combination of hip hiking boots and mid-length skirts will uncover merely a few inches of flesh at the top of the shin. Make the most of it before the cold banishes bare legs away until spring. Fashion doesn’t always have practicality at its heart, but occasionally the two converge. This September is one of those days- and the autumn flash is one of those junctures. Specifically the three inches of flesh at the top of the shin, the autumn flash is the part of the leg that you’re most…

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When 26.2 miles just isn’t enough the phenomenal rise of the ultramarathon

They are an almost-impossible exam of the human body and heart, yet the number of ultramarathons has increased 1,000% over the last decade. Adharanand Finn asks whats behind this rapid increase and whether racing 100 miles or more is actually good for you A while ago, I was standing at the agency tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons- the word for any foot race longer than the 26.2 miles of a standard marathon. He looked disappointed when I…

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A locals guide to Chicago: 10 top tips

The citys bars and music scene are among the most vibrant in the US. And with Lake Michigan beaches to loosen on and two new budget flights from the UK , now is the time to go Traditionally overshadowed by coastal powerhouses New York City and Los Angeles, Chicago is on the rise, with a record 55 million visitors in 2017- and new direct flights from the UK with Norwegian and Wow attaining the US’s third-largest city more accessible. While guests tend to congregate around the downtown and lakefront areas…

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The Fashion – hottest fashion item for men s/s18 children

The worlds more influential brand billed its recent prove as young papa in the park with their children. But a journey to the swings wearing clothes straight-out from Paris left one daddy blogger seeming far away from catwalk-ready Flawless. Avant garde. Cutting rim. These are terms that have absolutely nothing to do with my personal style. Knackered. Functional. Occasionally smart … That’s a bit more like it, I’m afraid. I don’t beat myself up about my deficiency of fashion nous. I operate 40 hours a few weeks as a management…

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Joshua Tree national park: music, myths and art in the desert

The Coachella festival, starting this week, showcases music in a dramatic landscape but in and around Joshua Tree the arts and culture shine all year round Out in the desert, anything seemed possible. The stark, dry landscape felt like an illusion, a deception that belied the artistic endeavour and creativity around Joshua Tree and the other high desert communities of Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms and Pioneertown. I got the sense that maybe no idea could be too crazy, no scheme too out there. My surroundings made it easy to feel…

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