How we met: ‘When I saw his profile picture, I thought: “What have I agreed to go on a date with?”’ | Life and style

How we met: ‘When I saw his profile picture, I thought: “What have I agreed to go on a date with?”’ | Life and style

The first time Charlotte and Jack met – as her first shift at a clothes shop ended and his began – they talked for about 15 minutes and Charlotte went home with a giddy feeling. “I was like: ‘Mum, there’s this guy at work and he’s so cute and he seems really nice,’” she says. […]

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Insomniacs may be at greater risk of heart failure, study finds | Life and style

Insomniacs may be at greater risk of heart failure, study finds | Life and style

People who struggle with sleep might be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems, research suggests. Scientists have found that people who are genetically predisposed to insomnia have a greater risk of heart failure, stroke and coronary artery disease. Researchers say the study backs previous work that has found links between poor sleep and cardiovascular […]

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Olafur Eliasson: ‘I brought a frozen chicken into art school’ | Food

Olafur Eliasson: ‘I brought a frozen chicken into art school’ | Food

When the Tate contacted Olafur Eliasson to suggest the gallery stage a retrospective of his work, the artist’s response was somewhat out of the ordinary. He loved the idea of the show: Tate Modern will always have a place in his heart, for it was in 2003 in its Turbine Hall that he staged the […]

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How to minimise scars caused by acne or injury | Life and style

How to minimise scars caused by acne or injury | Life and style

Scars are one of the body’s ways of repairing itself. If skin is damaged, your body works to form fibrous structures to mend the wound. Unfortunately, the resulting scar will look and feel different from the surrounding skin. There are different causes of scarring, but surgery or acne are particularly common. When a scar appears, […]

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Five ways to have a healthier lunchtime | Life and style

Five ways to have a healthier lunchtime | Life and style

Make your own lunch It is cheaper and you know what is in it. Healthy leftovers from the night before, bulked up with extra vegetables or a salad, can be a good option, says Gillian Killiner, a dietitian and spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association. Shop-bought convenience food “should be the last resort”, she says. […]

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Food on the frontline: finding common ground through cooking | Food

Food on the frontline: finding common ground through cooking | Food

Giles Duley, a 47-year-old photographer, is no stranger to some of the world’s most desperate places. His work on the impact of war has taken him to Lebanon, South Sudan, Ukraine and Afghanistan, where in 2011 he lost both legs and his left arm after stepping on a landmine. But his experience in Mosul, Iraq, […]

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'Plastic recycling is a myth': what really happens to your rubbish? | Environment

‘Plastic recycling is a myth’: what really happens to your rubbish? | Environment

An alarm sounds, the blockage is cleared, and the line at Green Recycling in Maldon, Essex, rumbles back into life. A momentous river of garbage rolls down the conveyor: cardboard boxes, splintered skirting board, plastic bottles, crisp packets, DVD cases, printer cartridges, countless newspapers, including this one. Odd bits of junk catch the eye, conjuring […]

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