Joaquina Abelha

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The oral sex gender gap is real, and it’s not okay

Why are straight women giving more oral sex than they’re receiving? (Picture: Alamy/ I started having sex when I was 17. I’m now 23, and can count the number of times guys have gone down on me on two hands (without closing and reopening those hands, I mean. I’m talking fewer than 10 times). If […]


Watch: Breakfast Around the World

This informative video from The Washington Post looks at typical breakfasts around the world and one country in particular doesn’t get off to the greatest start each morning. The video compares the calories, fat, sugar, carbohydrate and protein content of different breakfasts around the world, and perhaps unsurprisingly, a typical US breakfast of cereal, waffles, […]


Hidden Edinburgh – 6 secret places in the city

  Overflowing with the hustle and bustle of tourists and busy locals, like every capital city should be, many will be surprised to learn that Edinburgh is also peppered with secret gems hidden away from the usual crowds. Morningside Wild West Blink and you will miss this secret location offering a taste of the Wild […]


This skidmark-filled underwear advert will haunt your dreams

Poo. (Picture: YouTube/PACT) What would convince you to buy one brand’s pair of underwear over another’s? A sexy ad? Promises of superior comfort? Pretty lace? How about poo? As in, streaks of poo. Poo. Would that make you want to buy new underwear, ASAP? We imagine not. But in the case of PACT‘s new underwear […]


POPSUGAR Select Blogger Buzz: Fall Fashion to Keep You Chic All Season

Try a bold look this season with leather and denim! — Fashion Bananas This white and black look is the classic you need in your closet — Alessandra Gonzalez Flatter any body type with a printed romper — A Thick Girl’s Closet This scarf will keep you warm, stylish, and germ-free! — Lauren Hefez Fall […]


Great Gets for a Killer Cookout

Courtesy Char-Broil There are few weekend activities I love more than a good ‘ole backyard cookout—whether at my place or someone else’s abode. As a bona fide foodie, my search for ways to elevate this perennial pastime never ceases, whether that be in the way of new and exciting recipe ingredients, condiments, beverages, cookware or […]


What Does a Chopstick Piano Sound Like?

If you’ve ever taken piano lessons you may have learnt to play a very simple tune called Chopsticks early on in your musical education – it’s the melody Tom Hanks taps out with his feet on the giant keyboard in the film Big. However, have you ever come across a chopstick piano? One–man–band Boston–born, Tokyo–based […]


Swiss watch exports to UK rise as tourists make most of fall in sterling

Increase taps into surge of visitors to UK, exploiting what has become the cheapest luxury market in the world, say analysts. A man looks at expensive watches in a shop window in Bond Street, central London. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian Swiss watch exports to the UK rose by 13.4% in July as tourists […]


9 Foods That Have Been Renamed

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet – Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare Star crossed lover Juliet may not have been picky when it came to suitor’s names, but when it comes to food names, us consumers take it very seriously indeed. Infact a food name […]


POPSUGAR Select Blogger Buzz: Beauty Hacks to Take You From Summer to Fall

These brushes are the key to flawless makeup — A Little Bit Etc. 5 beauty products to help you through the week — Beauty in New York City These pink lip colors will light up your life — Beauty Professor Create your own spa day with this DIY scrub — Blinging Beauty 3 steps to […]


These 5 rare BMWs helped celebrate the brand’s 100th at Pebble Beach

Rare metal from Munich gathers on the 18th fairway BMW blew out 100 candles this year, and the celebration of the automaker’s centenary extended to Monterey Car Week events as well. Fresh from showing the 2002 Hommage concept in Turbomeister livery at The Quail, BMW headed to the week’s final event set on the 18th […]


Order the Food from Your Favourite Cooking Show While You Watch

There’s nothing like watching a good cooking show to work up an appetite. Now, viewers in Japan can order the mouth–watering food on their screens with the click of a button through Amazon – a whole new way to buy food online. Amazon is launching the service in the autumn in collaboration with Japanese entertainment […]


Beyoncé just released new Lemonade merch and you’re going to want it all

Hold up. We need this. (Picture: Okay, so maybe you weren’t one of the unfairly lucky people who were able to see Beyoncé when she came to the UK. That sucks. You may never get over this. But if Beyoncé has taught us anything, it’s that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or […]


Top 5 child-friendly luxury safaris

By Hannah Canavan on Aug 23, 2016 in Accommodation, Adventure Travel, Africa, Camping, Family Travel, Kenya, Regions, South Africa, Speciality Travel, Tanzania   – Read 1223 times   For many people, to experience a wildlife safari is to tick one of the top boxes off the bucket list. Being immersed in nature and seeing some […]


History’s Most Luxurious Properties Worth a Visit

  The world’s most opulent homes are always interesting to ordinary folks. While ordinary people cannot take tours of the homes of today’s super-rich, they can travel around the world to see history’s most lavish residences. Seeing palaces with hundreds of rooms where royalty once lived in unimaginable decadence is certainly fascinating. Here is a […]


Momofuku Seiōbo is Australia’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’

Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Seiōbo in Sydney, has been named as Australia’s Restaurant of the Year by Gourmet Traveller magazine, as part of its 2017 Restaurant Guide Awards. The 35–cover restaurant in Pyrmont, Chang’s first outside New York, has been open five years, but has drawn praise for its distinctly Caribbean edge since Bajan executive […]


Virtuoso’s Best of the Best awards 2016

Taking the top title of “Hotel of the Year” at Virtuoso’s Best of the B est awards 2016 edition  is Italy’s Borgo Egnazia, a collection of white villas designed to evoke a traditional Apulian village, complete with piazza and alleyways. Borgo Egnazia – hotel of the year by Virtuoso 2016 The sprawling resort also features a […]


City dwellings: 5 beautiful apartments for city breaks

By Paolo Macchiaroli on Aug 22, 2016 in Accommodation, Africa, Europe, Hotels, Italy, Regions, South Africa, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe   – Read 1658 times   As the fall approaches, many start to think about city breaks, wonderful short holidays that are perfect to get away from everyday life without having to travel […]


10 great reasons to visit Santona, Cantabria, Spain

  Nestled approximately midway between Santander and Bilbao in the province of Cantabria, the town of Santoa is a fishing port that has an interesting history but is perhaps best known today as a holiday destination in the Summer months and for its year-round fishing trade. Here are 10 great reasons why you should visit. […]


Cadillac and Mercedes unveil concept cars at Pebble Beach 2016

Cadillac has now revealed its highly attractive car, the Escala Concept. The company disclosed couple of information about the four-door sedan, consisting of whether it will ever manufacture that model, but Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen stated the car does suggest concrete things to come. Monterey Car Week has generally been about old automobiles– classic […]


Homemade Hard Cider is Made Easy with Alchema

Homemade hard cider has been given a technological upgrade with Alchema’s new “countertop smart home-brewer” that can turn any number of fruits into your alcoholic tipple of choice at the flick of a switch. Craft cider, mead or wine are all within easy reach simply by loading up the device with fruit, sugar, water and yeast and selecting the desired recipe […]


6 unique things to experience in Mpumalanga, South Africa

  Mpumalanga is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces. Meaning “the place where the sun rises”, it is a haven for nature-lovers. Here are six unique things to experience in Mpumalanga. 1. Go on a luxury safari Mpumalanga is home to the world-famous game reserve, Kruger National Park. The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, […]


10 reasons to visit the Amalfi Coast in September

  Everything about the Amalfi Coast embodies la dolce vita: the stunning scenery at every twist in the road, the beautiful and passionate people, luxurious hotels, that turquoise coloured water, and endless sumptuous food. Let alone the history and culture that oozes from practically every marble stone. However we are not the only people to […]


Undiscovered New York: top 5 hidden gems in the Big Apple

  A truly great city offer visitors an ongoing evolution of experiences, surprising even its avid fans with new and exciting things to do just when you think you’ve seen it all. These world-class cities are hard to come by, and no other fits this description like New York City. This is a place where […]


Craving Homemade Ice Cream? Try These Delicious Recipes

These delicious homemade ice cream recipes will give you an excuse to finally splurge on an ice cream maker. If you already own one of these nifty machines consider yourself one step ahead of the game. Making ice cream is a fun family activity with several advantages. For starters, you have control over the quality […]