Outdoor World

Dog Goes Missing One Evening, Turns Out He Got Stuck In His Own Poop And Wouldnt Move Or Speak

It’s never a dull life if you’re living with pets. It doesn’t matter if it’s something as traditional as a dog or a cat, or as exotic as a pet praying mantis—it’s always a treat to be living with an animal companion. Regardless of species, pets are family, and as family goes, everyone gets to share both the good and the bad. And while pets are a good source of joy and happiness, they do give us a scare from time to time. Sometimes the joy and the scare go…

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The system is broken: the billionaire investor who fears a return to the 1930s

Ray Dalio, who has a near $19bn fortune, is one of a handful of the 0.01% to go public with concerns about the system that created that wealth Ray Dalio, the billionaire investor, has just released his first childrens book. Its a bedtime story he hopes will inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. There are other stories that keep Dalio awake at night. Stock markets have soared in recent years, employers are struggling to find workers, inflation is under control. And yet: This period is very similar to…

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Outdoor World

The wood life: my four days immersed in Latvia’s forests

Half of Latvia is woodland so no wonder its people derive so much wellbeing from foraging, ancient forest crafts and being at one with nature In Japan its called shinrin-yoku (forest bathing); in Norway its friluftsliv (appreciation of outdoors activity and nature). But in Latvia theres no special term for it. We dont need one this is just normal behaviour for Latvians, said Sigita Kltniece, our walk leader in a crisp, cold Gauja national park in the countrys north-east. We stood and breathed deeply, as light dappled through the snow-speckled…

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Unmasked singer: Kelis on music, men and her missing money

Twenty years after her debut album, the singer talks about refusing to be pigeonholed, her fallout with Pharrell, and why she has moved to a remote farm To find Kelis these days, you dont just have to leave Los Angeles, the city where, until last summer, she had lived and worked for almost all her adult life. You have to go to the opposite of Los Angeles. LA attracts people who believe they exist only if other people are watching them. Kelis wanted to go where no one could see…

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Kudos, leaderboards, QOMs: how fitness app Strava became a religion

The long read: The Strava app offers community, training data and motivation to millions of athletes. Even runners who dislike tech cant bear to be without it On Ilkley Moor in west Yorkshire on a Tuesday evening in May, 200 people milled about in glorious sunshine, ready to run the five-mile Jack Bloor race over moors recently blackened in a fire, but still beautiful. The air was clear, the good cheer was tangible, the moor birds clucked high up on the hill that we would soon have to climb. We…

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