Seeking a butler who acts just like Jeeves – is this the worst job ad ever? | Money

Butlering doesn’t exactly look like fun. When Buckingham Palace posted a recruitment advert for a butler last year, it made the job sound absolutely gruelling. Not only was it a seven-day, 45-hours-a-week position, but the salary paid almost £2 an hour less than the London living wage. You would have thought that the literal queen […]

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Natural endurance: mashed potato and four other foods that give energy gels a run for their money | Life and style

A new study that has revealed that a spoonful of mashed potato is as good at providing energy as fancy gels will come as no surprise to endurance athletes. In a long race, there comes a point when the body runs out of glycogen and needs something else for fuel. The research – which comes […]

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Is it possible to tell the difference between a photo of a sunrise and one of a sunset? | Life and style

Looking at a photograph of a sunrise and another of a sunset, are there any defining features that inform the observer which is which? Ron Blakely, Huddersfield Post your answers – and new questions – below or email them to [email protected] Topics Photography Notes and queries features Source link

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Braingasm ASMR class – like being drunk on a night bus and waking up in nirvana | Life and style

In the dark, a man whispers something in my ear about my root chakra. I’m perched on a block on a yoga mat in a gym in east London, wearing a glowing set of headphones. My eyes are closed: I can’t see the others around me, or hear the David Guetta soundtrack or the slamming […]

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How to save: Martin Lewis’s four top tips for putting money away | Money

According to NatWest, which looked at the data of 750,000 anonymised customers, around half are not saving any money each month. Household finances are under pressure – earlier this year the Resolution Foundation thinktank described it as “an unprecedented income squeeze over the past decade”. Martin Lewis, founder of Money Saving Expert, agrees: “There are […]

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How we met: ‘I’m a staunch Brexit critic – but it did lead to us falling in love’ | Life and style

Tom and Nara met in a queue last year. “I’d spent three years living in the UK,” jokes Ireland-born Tom. “I’d picked up some of your ways.” Forced to relocate to Madrid because of Brexit, he had been in town only three weeks and had a friend visiting from Dublin, so he was ticking off […]

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Making my own clothes transformed my body image – and my life | Life and style

If you had told me when I was 29 that in 10 years time I would have made my entire wardrobe, run a sewing pattern company and finally found peace with my body, I would have said that was impossible. But learning to sew a simple pillow started a journey that blossomed into a total […]

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