Tara Loader Wilkinson

Tara Loader Wilkinson

Education: Oxford University

Tara Loader Wilkinson is a journalist and editor of 15 years, having written for the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, Tatler, Monocle, the Financial Times and many more. She spent 9 years living in Hong Kong before recently returning to her homeland of the UK. She loves long walks in nature, spending time with friends and family and drinking Champagne.

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Why glamping, green getaways and gourmand classes are choices for UK farmers desperate to get away from actual farming ... and earn some actual money

As profits plummet at UK farms, many are innovating by creating unique experiences on their properties, including eco-retreats, luxury cabins and gourmand classes.

As profits plummet at UK farms, many are innovating by creating unique experiences on their properties, including eco-retreats, luxury cabins and gourmand classes.

15 Nov 2021 - 3:15PM
Luxury travel with a conscience, holiday rentals that help communities – these start-ups make your trips more sustainable

Two sustainable accommodation start-ups are helping us travel more responsibly. Smarter eliminates waste at its short-stay lets and offsets your carbon footprint; Fairbnb’s booking fees fund community projects.

Two sustainable accommodation start-ups are helping us travel more responsibly. Smarter eliminates waste at its short-stay lets and offsets your carbon footprint; Fairbnb’s booking fees fund community projects.

3 Oct 2021 - 7:15AM
A Scottish Highlands retreat where rewilding is restoring the natural balance and creating forest habitats for wolves, beavers and other species

Scotland was once a wild, forest-covered land, but that has mostly disappeared because of farming. The Alladale Wilderness reserve is working to reverse that, planting new trees and reintroducing old species.

Scotland was once a wild, forest-covered land, but that has mostly disappeared because of farming. The Alladale Wilderness reserve is working to reverse that, planting new trees and reintroducing old species.

18 Jul 2021 - 7:15PM
A cruise cured couple’s Covid-19 cabin fever, and no wonder – the stimulation of meeting new people on board improves your mental health, a study has shown

Going on a cruise stimulates the part of your brain that deals with emotions and relationships, and the effect lasts for months. A Singapore couple can attest to that.

Going on a cruise stimulates the part of your brain that deals with emotions and relationships, and the effect lasts for months. A Singapore couple can attest to that.

4 Jul 2021 - 2:41AM
Sleep deprivation and how to avoid it: from waking at the same time every day to wearing socks in bed, expert strategies for a good night’s rest

Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are common, and the sleep aid market is growing. But following some simple sleep strategies will bring big rewards, two doctors say.

Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are common, and the sleep aid market is growing. But following some simple sleep strategies will bring big rewards, two doctors say.

30 May 2021 - 7:01PM
How your gut microbiome defends against Covid-19 and is crucial to your immune system, and how to keep it in the best of health

The bacteria in our gut are the front line of our immune system and critical to our well-being. The microbiome can be affected by processed food, weedkiller and chemicals, but can be fixed with changes in diet and lifestyle and using probiotics.

The bacteria in our gut are the front line of our immune system and critical to our well-being. The microbiome can be affected by processed food, weedkiller and chemicals, but can be fixed with changes in diet and lifestyle and using probiotics.

27 Feb 2021 - 8:15PM
Former Ironman champion brought low by ‘long Covid’ describes the symptoms and what it’s like to suffer

Tamsin Lewis, a doctor and former professional triathlete, fell ill in March with the coronavirus. Eleven months on she is still suffering the symptoms and can no longer exercise with any intensity.

Tamsin Lewis, a doctor and former professional triathlete, fell ill in March with the coronavirus. Eleven months on she is still suffering the symptoms and can no longer exercise with any intensity.

11 Feb 2021 - 8:04AM
Explainer | How to be happy: 10 principles of happiness, and why being happy can let us live longer

Happiness can make us healthier and live longer, but how do we achieve it? Enjoy the little things, learn to forgive and cherish your friendships, says bestselling author Florian Langenscheidt, who has spent decades researching happiness.

Happiness can make us healthier and live longer, but how do we achieve it? Enjoy the little things, learn to forgive and cherish your friendships, says bestselling author Florian Langenscheidt, who has spent decades researching happiness.

8 Feb 2021 - 12:09PM
They’ve painted billionaires, royalty, celebrities: portrait artists on the value of their craft in these Instagram times

A talented portrait artist has always been prized for their ability to see into the soul of a person and capture it on canvas, a skill particularly appreciated in these Instagram times.

A talented portrait artist has always been prized for their ability to see into the soul of a person and capture it on canvas, a skill particularly appreciated in these Instagram times.

28 Dec 2020 - 2:49PM
Biggest photo archive of 19th century China needs a new custodian, says US collector who amassed the 20,000-plus images

Stephan Loewentheil amassed the largest and most important collection of early photographs of China. Now he is seeking someone, or an institution, to take over the collection of 20,000-plus images.

Stephan Loewentheil amassed the largest and most important collection of early photographs of China. Now he is seeking someone, or an institution, to take over the collection of 20,000-plus images.

23 Nov 2020 - 12:25PM
How to meditate: improve your mental health and well-being using these tips from a Silicon Valley executive

Apple lawyer and corporate executive Randy Komisar couldn’t shake his depression. Recreational drugs didn’t help, so he tried meditation. Now, 25 years on, he believes it brought him balance and increased mental well-being.

Apple lawyer and corporate executive Randy Komisar couldn’t shake his depression. Recreational drugs didn’t help, so he tried meditation. Now, 25 years on, he believes it brought him balance and increased mental well-being.

22 Nov 2020 - 6:05PM
Years of therapy or a week of magic mushroom drug? Mental health breakthroughs achieved on plant medicine retreats

Ayahuasca and magic mushroom drug psilocybin have profound effects on the mind, and studies show their potential for long-term treatment of serious mental problems if administered safely.

Ayahuasca and magic mushroom drug psilocybin have profound effects on the mind, and studies show their potential for long-term treatment of serious mental problems if administered safely.

9 Aug 2020 - 8:21PM
How data is changing preventive health care, and the human quest for the perfect body

Data-driven wellness has arrived, as bio scans deliver rapid read-outs of our physical condition. As new technology changes fitness, beauty and preventive health care, demand for ‘self-optimisation’ is expected to soar.

Data-driven wellness has arrived, as bio scans deliver rapid read-outs of our physical condition. As new technology changes fitness, beauty and preventive health care, demand for ‘self-optimisation’ is expected to soar.

29 Jan 2020 - 5:30PM
Sex teacher gives tips to bring the lovemaking experience to the next level

One in five women never achieve orgasm, according to a recent study, but Bibi Brzozka wants to change that. By following her simple tips, it is possible to awaken your sexual energy.

One in five women never achieve orgasm, according to a recent study, but Bibi Brzozka wants to change that. By following her simple tips, it is possible to awaken your sexual energy.

27 Nov 2019 - 8:07PM
Affordable homes for citizens

Singapore has pioneered how public housing, or Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats, can benefit locals without creating a financial burden. The system is credited with clearing Singapore's slums of the 1960s, allowing low-paid workers a chance to live in state-built housing for a fraction of the cost. Today, Singapore's HDB flats house around 82 per cent of Singaporeans and are considered a model for modern government.

Singapore has pioneered how public housing, or Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats, can benefit locals without creating a financial burden. The system is credited with clearing Singapore's slums of the 1960s, allowing low-paid workers a chance to live in state-built housing for a fraction of the cost. Today, Singapore's HDB flats house around 82 per cent of Singaporeans and are considered a model for modern government.

13 Aug 2015 - 2:49PM
Real estate is a tale of two cities

Australian property is a two-city scenario - there's Sydney and Melbourne, and then there's rest of the country. Sydney and Melbourne property prices have had an astronomical rise over the past 12 months, while smaller cities such as Canberra, Darwin, Brisbane and Perth have seen smaller increases, remained flat or fallen.

Australian property is a two-city scenario - there's Sydney and Melbourne, and then there's rest of the country. Sydney and Melbourne property prices have had an astronomical rise over the past 12 months, while smaller cities such as Canberra, Darwin, Brisbane and Perth have seen smaller increases, remained flat or fallen.

5 Aug 2015 - 5:40PM
Economy battles commodities slump

Australia relies heavily on Chinese spending to boost its economy. It was one of the few developed countries not to go into recession during the global financial crisis, thanks to the demand from China for its resources.

Australia relies heavily on Chinese spending to boost its economy. It was one of the few developed countries not to go into recession during the global financial crisis, thanks to the demand from China for its resources.

5 Aug 2015 - 5:43PM
The way we pay: Alibaba’s electronic payment system leading transaction revolution

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is changing the way we pay for things forever. Ma’s home-grown online retail giant, Alibaba Group, which became the world’s largest initial public offering when it listed its shares in New York, is seeking to grow in the United States through its Alipay unit, part of Ma’s plan to be “bigger than Walmart”.

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma is changing the way we pay for things forever. Ma’s home-grown online retail giant, Alibaba Group, which became the world’s largest initial public offering when it listed its shares in New York, is seeking to grow in the United States through its Alipay unit, part of Ma’s plan to be “bigger than Walmart”.

16 Jan 2015 - 10:10AM
All eyes firmly fixed on US

This year has been a turbulent one for investors and there will be plenty of headwinds moving into 2015, experts say. China, hailed as the engine of the world, is heading for its slowest growth in 25 years.

This year has been a turbulent one for investors and there will be plenty of headwinds moving into 2015, experts say. China, hailed as the engine of the world, is heading for its slowest growth in 25 years.

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