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Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing? By Bernhard Warner<p>“I don’t even know how to start this,” Adele wrote in an online letter to fans on 30 June. The previous night, she had …

Flute

No green thumb needed: 6 drought-tolerant herbs that are almost impossible to kill

If you have dutifully swapped out your lawn and flower gardens for water-miserly cactus and succulents, you can be excused for feeling a tad nostalgic for the lush, the scented, the flowering.<p>"When I just see succulents, it can feel a bit sparse or stark," admits Kelly Fernandez. But she has a …

Prince William and Harry's regret over their 'rush' to end last phone call with Princess Diana

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken of their enduring regret over their last conversation with their mother, disclosing they had been desperate to rush off the telephone and get back to playing instead.<p>The Duke and Prince, who were 15 and 12 when Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a …

All the Hidden Meanings Behind Kate Middleton’s Royal Tour Outfits

We always love to see what Kate Middleton wears when she travels. Her schedule is packed with events that call for her signature polished looks, sometimes three in a day. Her trip to Poland and Germany with the whole family was no different. The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her style in a mix of …

Kate Middleton

Everything You Need to Know About Shrubs

Shrubs define a garden. You can rely on them to frame a garden bed, to be the “walls” of an outdoor room, to create curb appeal, or for privacy.<p>Use …

All the Sentimental Jewelry Prince William Has Given Duchess Kate Over the Years

There's a truly special meaning behind her Victorian eternity band.<p>Like any good spouse, Prince William buys the Duchess of Cambridge the occasional gift. Unlike most other spouses, however, his gifts tend to either be royal family heirlooms, or unusual, custom-made and generally highly expensive …

Princess Diana's 50 Most Iconic Fashion Moments

In honor of what would be her 56th birthday, a look back at her best outfits.<p>In honor of what would be her 56th birthday, a look back at her best outfits.

Seed Savers: Essentials for a DIY Kit

Seed savers believe in miracles. Or as Henry David Thoreau put it, “I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am …

Matching Mum and Dad: Prince George and Princess Charlotte look adorable in traditional childrenswear at Trooping the Colour

Was it ever in any doubt? Prince George and Princess Charlotte appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace this afternoon as the royal family celebrated The Queen's official birthday with the Trooping the Colour parade- and they looked adorable.<p>As the royal tots have grown up in the public eye, …

Gardening

Plant propagation made easy

As much as I love shopping for plants in the nursery, I also love to “make” my own plants. Many common garden plants are not difficult to propagate, …

Gardening

Prince Philip retires: Queen's husband to step down from public life in autumn, Buckingham Palace announces

• <b>Prince Philip to step down in August, palace confirms</b>• <b><br>He will go on farewell tour beforehand</b>• <b><br>However, there is no question of The Queen retiring</b>• <b><br>Prince retires: A life of public service in pictures</b>• <b><br>'He's earned it!': how social media reacted​</b>• <b><br>Prince carried out engagement yesterday, at Lord's</b>• <b><br>Who exactly</b> …

Meghan Markle Opens Up About Her Love Of Fashion, Cooking Roast Dinners And Handwritten Notes

With rumours circulating that American actress Meghan Markle is moving in with Prince Harry at Kensington Palace later this year, it comes as no …

Calligraphy

Prince William Calls Kate Topless Photo Scandal 'Painful' Reminder of Princess Diana's Death, Asks for $1.9 Million in Damages

Prince William called the 2012 publication of topless photos of his wife Princess Kate “shocking” in a prepared statement read in the trial against …

Princess Charlotte's Birthday: Things To Know As The Royal Toddler Turns 2 [PHOTOS]

Daughter of Kate Middleton and Prince William, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge will celebrate her 2nd birthday Tuesday. The royal couple has decided …

Prince William and Kate Middleton sixth wedding anniversary: Beautiful photos of the royal couple's life together

Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary on Saturday 29 April 2017. Millions of people around the world watched as …

Prince Harry says he had counselling and came close to "complete breakdown" after mum Princess Diana's death

He's encouraging more people to talk about their problems.<p>Prince Harry has spoken about how his mother's death affected him and his emotional welfare …

Raw Matcha and Raspberry Nice Cream Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

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The 17 best looks from the BAFTA Awards

Sunday isn't only music's biggest night, it's also a big night for Hollywood in London. The 70th annual British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) were held February 12 at the Royal Albert Hall, and even Prince William and Kate Middleton were in attendance.<p>From Sophie Turner to Meryl Streep, keep reading …

BAFTA Awards

The rise of the shelfie: how good looking is your book case?

Instagram has a lot to answer for. While most us are just beginning to get to grips with the selfie, the ‘shelfie’ movement has been gaining digital ground. What started out as a few puntastic posts of pretty objects on shelves has led to thousands of images from interiors obsessives and those who …

WhatsApp: 16 tips and shortcuts to make the most of the messaging app

WhatsApp needs little introduction. A constant presence on Google Play and the App Store’s top apps charts, it’s one of the first apps you’ll …

Apps

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

Apps

Trump might regret this tweet when he goes to meet the Queen

This should be awkward.<p>During what seemed to be a successful visit with UK Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House Friday, Trump announced he …

Donald Trump

Prince William comforts girl, 9, over loss of her father, telling her: 'I lost my mummy when I was very young too'

The Duke of Cambridge comforted a nine-year-old girl who had lost her father, and told her how important it is to talk about her grief.<p>During a visit to an east London bereavement centre with the Duchess of Cambridge, the prince asked Aoife: "Do you know what happened to me?<p>"You know I lost my …

Start A Fire

West Africa now has its own digital currency

<i>Correction: The original version of this story referred to the West African eCFA using blockchain-based technology. It does not.</i><p>Senegal will soon begin using a digital currency in 2017. It’s another opportunity for financial technology (fintech) to help emerging markets leapfrog traditional banking …

Digital Currency

Byte Foods raises $5.5 million for smart vending machines that serve local fare

Apple juniper kombucha or a BBQ chopped salad may soon replace the can of soda and bag of chips in a vending machine at your office.<p>A San Rafael-based startup called Byte Foods has raised $5.5 million in seed funding to popularize its smart vending machines and delivery service stocking them with …

Startups

Google will power its global operations exclusively with renewable energy

Over the years, Google has diligently devoted itself to converting its operations to run entirely on renewable energy – and it seems the tech giant is finally approaching its ultimate goal.<p>In a new blog post, the Big G announced it will power its data centers and offices exclusively with renewable …

The joy of textiles: Britain’s new fabric designers

Traditionally, textile designers have been tucked away in studios like busy worker bees, producing library-loads of mostly anonymous designs, for which recognition is rare.<p>But that’s not the case at the moment. There’s a new crop of textile artists creating vibrant and distinctive prints for homes. …

Art