Lost Keys! Phone Battery Low! Run Out Of Toilet Paper! Do Everyday Emergencies Stress You Out?

Everyday emergencies – like locking yourself out of the car, losing an important document or your phone battery dying – have the potential to send us into a spin. “Everyday emergencies can be very stressful for some people and non-events for others,” says Jonathan Freeman, professor of psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. But why…

Primark’s Winter 2016 Collection Is A Total Velvet Dream

Velvet, aka this season’s hottest fabric, plays a starring role in Primark’s winter 2016 womenswear line. The Christmas party-ready collection consists of dresses, jumpsuits and luxe mix-and-match separates, which all look far more high fashion than the price tags. The new range includes items in glow-boosting warm dusky shades of velvet, slinky high-waisted trousers, and the midnight…

Vegetable Risotto

Dried mushrooms are reconstituted in hot water. Lettuce and fennel are sweated down in some hot butter in a big, heavy-bottomed pot, then set aside. Onion takes their place, followed by short-grained arborio rice, followed by hot water. Then the cook stirs and stirs, performing the old dance of risotto. (I tried the dish using…

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French Lasagne

Nigella Lawson’s recipe for savory baked croissant pudding, which goes by the name of French lasagne in her house, uses up stale croissants by having the cook split and stuff them with ham and cheese, sprinkle more cheese over the top and douse them in eggs beaten with garlic-infused milk. Your croissants need not be…

Graduate Who Ate 2,500-Calorie Meals Ditches Carbs And Reveals Staggering Weight Loss Transformation

A woman who used to consume 2,500 calories in one meal alone has lost more than seven stone after removing bread, pizza and nachos from her diet.  Before losing weight, Kristina Guice, 25, from Tucson in Arizona, USA, would overload on carbs daily and weighed close to 18 stone (250lbs). After switching schools in her childhood,…

Boots Tackles ‘Period Poverty’ With Initiative Donating Sanitary Products To Food Banks

Boots has pledged to end “period poverty” by helping women who are struggling to access basic sanitary products.  The chain will trial an in-store donation point in one of its branches, where customers will be able to leave sanitary products for distribution to a local food bank. The company will also be contributing sanitary products,…

Dina Asher-Smith, The Fastest Woman In Britain, On Her Training Regime And How She Stays Motivated

At 21 years old, Dina Asher-Smith has become something of a powerhouse on the athletics track.  In July 2015, she became the first ever British woman to run the 100m in under 11 seconds (10.99 to be exact) at the London Anniversary Games. And then in the 2015 World Championships, she broke the women’s British record for…

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