Amtaz Ahmad

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Boy, 13, with dairy allergy died after schoolmate threw cheese down his T-shirt, inquest hears

A boy with a severe dairy allergy died after he was chased by a schoolmate who threw cheese down his t-shirt, an inquest heard.<p>Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, suffered a serious allergic reaction in Greenford, West London, just before midday on June 28 last year.<p>The 13-year-old was severely …

Church of England

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

Self-help

London's best vegan junk food

London's best vegan junk food<p>Jamie Lau<p>Restaurants, Cafés<p>The freakshake<p>Brick Lane<p>£8<p>A freakshake is not for drinking. A freakshake is for …

21 totally understandable reasons no one likes London

1. Nothing ever happens here<p>2. There is nowhere to spend a day out<p>3. The weather is always rubbish<p>4. The landmarks are ugly<p>5. It doesn't get any …

Muslim foster parents: ‘We'd never had a Christmas tree - it made them so happy’

News that a Christian child was ‘forced’ into Muslim foster care caused a furore earlier this year. But, despite the challenges, these families play a vital role in bringing up vulnerable children<p>About 100,000 young people go through the fostering system every year. In recent years an increasing …

Christmas Trees

What Motivates You to Work?

That paycheck will never be big enough if it's the only reason you're going to work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Each of us respond to different drives and motivations, but there are many drives we can choose from that not only make our careers more fruitful but also …

Career Development

A psychologist’s trick to being more likable on dates and job interviews

Few situations are as anxiety-provoking as job interviews or first dates. Without appearing desperate, you’re trying to convince a stranger that you’re more worthy of their time, money, attention, and affection than a slew of strangers who you’ve probably never met. It’s awkward, and you’re …

Job Interviews

How to stay fit forever: 25 tips to keep moving when life gets in the way

When it comes to exercise, we think about how to “get” fit. But often, starting out is not the problem. “The big problem is maintaining it,” says Falko Sniehotta, a professor of behavioural medicine and health psychology at Newcastle University. The official UK guidelines say adults should do …

Lifestyle (UK)

7 Thinking Habits of Mentally-Strong People

Whatever goals you aspire to achieve, whatever obstacles are in your path to success, mentally-tough achievers know that the hardest battles to be fought take place between their ears.<p>Truth is, behaviors and actions first have to travel through the gateway of your thinking. And it's in the mind …

Success

I Studied Mentally Strong People for 15 Years and Discovered They All Had This One Thing in Common

As a psychotherapist, I've always been interested in things like resilience, perseverance, and self-discipline. But after losing my mother, husband, and father-in-law in just a few short years, my interest in mental strength became personal. I set out on a quest to learn about mentally strong …

Self-help

Blissed out: the 13 steps to becoming happy

Last autumn, I enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley’s massive open online Science of Happiness course to see if I might goose my felicity quotient through an understanding of the edicts dispensed almost daily by the US’s happiness industrial complex. The course is free. It’s Berkeley. …

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

7 of England's most glorious castles – and their fascinating history

1: Windsor Castle, Berkshire<p><b>Windsor Castle</b> has long historic ties that root back to the 11th century when it was founded by William the conqueror, …

An 80-Year Harvard Study Says This 1 Thing Will Make You Happier and Healthier

Our lives depend on our relationships. From the moment we're born, we rely on others to help raise us, nurture us, care for us. No matter how independent or self-reliant we become, we will always accomplish more with the help of others.<p>But achievements are only the beginning.<p>Robert Waldinger is a …

Happiness

World's most liveable cities revealed... but London doesn't even make the top 40

London has once again failed to make it onto a list of the world’s top 40 most liveable cities with Vienna taking first place.<p>The Austrian capital …

10 Indian Thali Meal Ideas | Indian Food Recipes - Fun FOOD and Frolic

The great Indian thali meal is a wholesome, balanced combination of various dishes served next to each other on a single plate. Thali is a Hindi word …

12 Things Mentally Strong People Do That Nobody Else Does

Most people run away from their fears, but not the mentally strong.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve no doubt heard a million times that you should exercise. But how many people have suggested that you become more mentally fit?<p>I’m not just talking about doing a …

10 Simple Phrases Emotionally Intelligent People Know How to Use

Each of these phrases will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>As humans, we're emotional creatures. We may use logic and intelligence to help us figure out what to do, but if our feelings and emotions aren't engaged, we won't be motivated to do it. In contrast, those same …

Middle Eastern Recipes

• Recipes<br>• Cuisine• <b><br>Middle Eastern</b><p>Whether you're searching for a traditional hummus recipe, or a Middle Eastern grilled cheese sandwich, you're in the right place.<p>Sort:<p>Most Popular<p>latest<p>Middle Eastern Perfect Homemade Pita BreadYou'll never want to eat store-bought again.<p>Middle Eastern The Best Baba …

Recipes

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said to Always Ask These 3 Questions to Determine the Perfect Job Candidate to Hire

Want to build a great team? Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees to ask themselves these simple questions before making any hiring decision.<p>Jeff Bezos and Amazon are known for many things. A juggernaut of a flywheel. Drones. Amazon Web Services. Relentless expansion.<p>But while Amazon is undeniably a …

This Simple 1-Question Test Will Help You Instantly Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Ask it to yourself. Then, ask someone who will tell you the truth.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>When Daniel Goleman published <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> in 1995, few had heard of the concept. The idea was primarily based on …

The perfect breakfast for people with depression

Antidepressants and therapy, while both effective, are not the only means available to combat depression. Exercise has been described as a “wonder drug” for reducing symptoms, walking in nature reduces negative thoughts, and meditation can have a powerful positive effect.<p>But there’s another, often …

Hacks For Overthinking Aren't As Complex As You'd Think, So Here's What Experts Suggest

Overthinking is the type of thing you don't realize you're doing until it's already succeeded in making you feel horrible. Whether it's some …

Self-help

Want Happier Employees? Here Are 5 Powerfully Simple Steps to Increase Happiness at Work

Your team will excel at what they do and really enjoy working for you if you take these essential steps to increase their happiness.<p>We all want to be happy, right? But just how happy is the place you work or the country you live in? While I don't have the answer to how happy your workplace is, I do …

These are all the houses owned by the British Royal Family

It's official. The Queen has a seriously enviable property portfolio.<p>Not only does she call Buckingham Palace her official London residence, she also …

A simple system helped me to stop obsessing over work and start prioritizing my family

In my twenties, I was a lean, mean productivity machine. I created an alternative shorthand keyboard on my Blackberry to reduce my keystrokes by 80%. I devoured audiobook biographies of Steve Jobs and other great leaders by listening to them at 2.5x normal speed. I even optimized my workouts by …

6 Ways to Be Awesome Even When You Think You're Just Average

If you have a growth mindset and believe that failure is part of learning, welcome to the new awesome.<p>If you've ever felt like you're just the average Joe or Jane, I have news for you. Anybody can be awesome.<p>Being awesome doesn't mean having off-the-chain leadership skills at work or killing it …

Life doesn’t reward you for what you know, but for what you do

Most people have adapted to consuming low-level information on the internet. This is the equivalent of filling your car with water or eating …

Europe's 10 most beautiful mountain towns

The sun is back in the sky, the temperature is soaring again and - on the basis of the first 72 hours at least - August looks set to echo July in being a month of hot weather.<p>Enough already, you may well think. Oh for a gentle breeze to soften the unrelenting rays. Oh for a little airiness to take …

These 17 Kindness Quotes Will Inspire You to Make a Difference

Being kind is in -- thankfully. Get inspired and get out there and spread as much kindness as you can.<p>There's a song that is popular right now about a man who meets a much older man in a bar. They strike up a conversation about everything under the sun and then after a while they go their separate …