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MM Owen Exploring Prague, eating dumplings, and chasing Franz Kafka’s ghost

I am Kafka at the Goethe house. My enthusiasm for my ghost hunt has well and truly waned. Keep eating dumplings; dumplings are real, writes MM Owen on his Kafkaesque pilgrimage 

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Holly Baxter For most New Yorkers, the only other place they’d live is California

The east coast-west coast rivalry has been played out in popular media for decades, and Holly Baxter finds it to be a common topic of conversation

UK ‘cannot reach net zero if ministers remain fixed on economic growth

Sir Ian Boyd suggests creation of cross-departmental ministry to ensure policy complies with environment targets

How to choose the best car seat for your baby, toddler and child

We explain the rules and regulations behind a range of carriers so your little one stays safe on the move

Is elephant riding in Thailand abuse?

Riding an elephant in Thailand is at the top of most people’s bucket list. But is it wrong? Donald Frazier writes

Why are airport shuttle services always so terrible?

Plane talk: A link between the busiest airports? Get the basics right first 

Brit abroad: The bizarre things I’ve learnt while living in New York

From being called Colin to learning the obsession with Girl Scout cookies, Holly Baxter is adapting to life in the US, one ‘kabob’ at a time

How to pack a suitcase, according to Marie Kondo

She recommends rolling and folding all clothes to save space