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Holiday Service For People Living With Dementia Provides Respite For Those Who Need It Most

(1) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (19:05)

Trevor Smith is 62 and is one of 40,000 people living in the UK with early-onset dementia.

Eleven years ago, aged just 51, he started to lose his memory. First of all it seemed like a simple case of forgetfulness, but his condition rapidly deteriorated.

Before...

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Think You Know How To Pronounce 'Parmesan'? Think Again

(1) Comments | Posted 21 May 2015 | (16:44)

You may say 'tomato' and I may say 'tomato', but apparently we've all been saying 'Parmesan' wrong.

According to the US version of the Cambridge Dictionary, Parmesan (that hard cheese that makes even the most bland risotto taste like heaven) is pronounced somewhat differently to what you...

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Cancer Patient Posts Photo Of Her Breast To Facebook Just Days Before Mastectomy

(5) Comments | Posted 20 May 2015 | (16:06)

A woman fighting cancer has posted a photograph of her breast on Facebook to warn other women about the more subtle signs of the disease.

Lisa Royle, who shared the photo just days before she underwent a mastectomy, found a slight dimple under her left breast....

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Fish Recipes: Whole Baked Sea Bass With Courgettes, Baby Potatoes And Peas

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2015 | (02:49)

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Serves: 2

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 sea bass (approximately 1kg), left whole, scaled (try asking your fishmonger to ‘canoe cut’ – or see the method below)
olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground black...

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Hangover Recipes: Pho Ga, AKA Chicken Pho Soup

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2015 | (02:48)

pho

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
Whole roast chicken (chicken bones - whole carcass for stock) Tip – we recommend you roast a whole chicken (for Sunday lunch!) and afterwards use the carcass for the stock, then add leftover meat to each bowl of pho.
Cinnamon...

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BBQ Recipes: Backyard Burger From MEATLiquor

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2015 | (02:44)

burger

You will need:
Barbeque and some real charcoal. Try and get hold of some British hardwood charcoal – you get a much better flavour than you do with briquettes.

Ingredients:
160g freshly ground chuck steak, ideally something dry-aged
A generous pinch of salt...

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Minister's Reaction To Her Daughter Coming Out Has Gone Viral For All The Right Reasons

(7) Comments | Posted 19 May 2015 | (15:18)

When 22-year-old Bri came out, it wasn't a huge surprise for her mother.

In fact, her mum had been waiting (and waiting) for her daughter to "come out" for some time.

The news was so expected that Bri's mother, who is a religious minister, even re-enacted the...

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Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Reveals Stunning Photos From First Agency Shoot

(113) Comments | Posted 18 May 2015 | (22:27)

Tess Holliday is fast becoming the world's most recognised plus-size model.

At 5’5” tall and a UK size 24, she became the first model of her height and size to be signed to an agency, MiLK Model Management , back in January.

This week, she proudly revealed a...

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Meet Madeline Stuart, The Teen Model With Down's Syndrome Who Is Challenging Traditional Notions Of Beauty

(1) Comments | Posted 18 May 2015 | (16:56)

Meet Madeline Stuart, she's an 18-year-old aspiring model. She enjoys dance, swimming, cheerleading... and, oh yeah, she also has Down's Syndrome.

But unlike all of the people throughout her life who have seen her Down's Syndrome in a negative light, Madeline is determined not to...

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Why Do Fingers And Toes Wrinkle In The Bath?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 May 2015 | (20:41)

Ever sat in the bath for a little too long only to find that your fingers and toes start to look less like fingers and toes and more like wrinkly little raisins? Mmm tasty.

The wrinkly raisin effect happens after about ten minutes of being submerged in water - whether...

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Rita Ora Debuts Gorgeous Blonde Braids On Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted 15 May 2015 | (19:36)

Rita Ora got her hair did - and boy does she look smokin'.

The star debuted her gorgeous blonde braids in the early hours of Friday morning by posting a set of smouldering selfies on Instagram.

The 24-year-old wore blue eyeshadow and her signature red lipstick to complete...

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Watch This Adorable Deaf Dog Dance At Rock Concert When He 'Feels' The Music

(1) Comments | Posted 15 May 2015 | (16:59)

Meet Boy. He's a 17-year-old West Highland Terrier and he's also deaf.

When Boy and his owner Beril took a walk around their local city centre, they stumbled across a rock concert.

As they came closer to the music, Boy started to hop and jump around excitedly, literally dragging his...

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Family, Friends And Dignity: Addicts Reveal What Their Addiction Cost Them In Candid And Heartfelt Photo Series

(4) Comments | Posted 15 May 2015 | (15:51)

A candid photo series has given people living with addiction the chance to share their experiences and the reality of what their addiction has truly cost them - in many cases it completely upturned their lives.

'What I Lost' was created by addiction specialists The Priory Group hopes...

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Hidden Sugar Found In Everyday Foods (And How They Can Damage Your Teeth)

(0) Comments | Posted 14 May 2015 | (21:01)

Eating and drinking too much sugar has been linked to a whole host of health issues including obesity, heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. But it can also cause havoc for your teeth and gums. Did your mum ever say that...

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This 'All Male Panels' Tumblr Will Make Your Feminist Blood Boil

(6) Comments | Posted 14 May 2015 | (15:48)

Ever been to a seminar or event only to find a group of middle-aged men sat on stage and not a single woman? Yes, of course you have. Are you tired of the lack of female representation at such events? Yes, of course you are.

Well now there's a chance...

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Everybody's Talking About This Gender-Neutral Bathroom Sign - Here's Why

(2) Comments | Posted 13 May 2015 | (17:27)

When you've gotta go, you've gotta go. But while a trip to the bathroom is a rather straight-forward experience for most people, it can be a difficult and even dangerous experience for members of the trans community.

According to a report published by The Transgender Law Centre in...

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How Women Fell In Love With Working Out And Fitness (Finally) Became Fashionable

(3) Comments | Posted 12 May 2015 | (23:17)

It's 5:30pm on Friday evening, and like clockwork my colleagues are trying to beckon me to the pub. But, after a hard week's work, the hot yoga class at the gym next door strikes me as a much more...

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Tired Of Soggy Pizza? These 6 Microwave Hacks Will Change Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2015 | (22:43)

If you thought your microwave was only good for heating baked beans or ready meals, think again. That trusty white box in the corner of your kitchen can work wonders - all you need is a little imagination.

From stopping your pizza from going soggy to making garlic easy to...

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Tired Of Soggy Pizza? These 6 Microwave Hacks Will Change Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2015 | (22:43)

If you thought your microwave was only good for heating baked beans or ready meals, think again. That trusty white box in the corner of your kitchen can work wonders - all you need is a little imagination.

From stopping your pizza from going soggy to making garlic easy to...

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Gluten-Free Diet Recipes (Including Flourless Cake, Bread Alternatives And Pasta)

(0) Comments | Posted 11 May 2015 | (18:46)

For the uninitiated a gluten-free diet is the only treatment for coeliac disease - a life-long autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

As a result of this intolerance, coeliacs are required to remove gluten...

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