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Scientists claim music 'can boost immune system'

A total of 193 members of five different choirs were tested for levels of the stress hormone cortisol and cytokines - immune system signalling …

Drums

Miranda Hart: I was lonely and realised that I had never had a best friend - until Peggy

I never had a best friend until I was 35. If you have responded with a pitying “aaaah”, that’s kind but there is no need. I had friends, I just didn’t have a best friend. Thankfully I wasn’t the dorky child stuck and disregarded in the corner.<p>Well, I was dorky – think pudding bowl hair cut that …

How to Feel Better About Not Being as Good as You “Should” Be

Here’s the bitter truth: we will never be as good as we think we should be.None of us will.There will inevitably be times when we slip up and fail to …

Schadenfreude

Victoria Beckham doesn't want reunited Spice Girls to sing their hits

Victoria Beckham doesn’t want her reunited fellow Spice Girls singing their old hits, as it would make her feel “sad”.<p>Although Beckham (Posh Spice) and Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) have declined to take part, Geri Horner (Ginger Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) …

This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers …

Robin Williams's widow reveals how dying actor fought 'chemical warfare in his brain'

Susan Schneider Williams has written about her husband’s struggle with Lewy body disease, a form of dementia that created a ‘terrorist’ inside his head<p>The widow of Robin Williams has lifted the lid on the actor’s struggle with a debilitating neurological disease in the months before he took his own …

Why Honesty Is A Crucial Ingredient In Lifelong Happiness

We've all experienced moments when we feel completely present with another person in conversation. And then before we realize it, the connection is …

Happiness

Metallica interview: 'We've earned our grey hair'

In an exclusive interview for BBC 6 Music, Metallica discuss their new album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct.<p><b>Metallica unveiled their 11th studio album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct, at Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York on Tuesday night.</b><p>Eight years in the making, the 12-track record …

Indie Music

24 British Rock Landmarks Every Music Fan Should Visit

Every worryingly dedicated music obsessive has made at least one rock’n’roll pilgrimage, even if it’s only been to the offie to score a miniature …

Kate Bush releases live recording of 2014 shows

Before the Dawn captures the London performances which marked Bush’s return to the stage after a 35-year absence<p>Kate Bush is releasing her first album for five years – a live recording of her rapturously received live shows, which ran for 22 nights in the summer of 2014 at London’s Hammersmith …

After Dylan, now Wolf Alice: director in tribute to classic rockumentary

London rock group form the subject of Michael Winterbottom’s new film, inspired by 1960s movie about Bob Dylan in Britain<p>Back in 1965, a young, enigmatic Bob Dylan was filmed touring Britain in what many regard as the greatest rock tour movie of all time. Now, more than 50 years after <i>Dont Look Back</i> …

Facebook disables user's account for sharing a cat photo

The internet is full of cute cats, but some can have devastating effects.<p>On Friday evening, Chennai-based technology blogger Varun Krishnan was …

Bafta Cymru award an 'honour' for Terry Jones, says son

Monty Python's Terry Jones has received a standing ovation at the Bafta Cymru awards for his outstanding contribution to television and film.<p>Jones, of Colwyn Bay, Conwy, announced last month that he has a severe type of dementia.<p>Fellow Python star Michael Palin paid tribute to his "most wonderful …

BAFTA Awards

'Great British Bake Off': French And Saunders Deny Reports They'll Host Channel 4 Version

They'd been touted as replacements for Mel and Sue.<p>Jennifer Saunders has spoken out to deny reports she and Dawn French are being lined up to replace …

Entertainment

Kim Kardashian Held at Gunpoint in Her Paris Hotel Room by Men Dressed as Police

Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint early Monday morning in her Paris hotel room by masked men dressed as police officers.<p>“She is badly shaken …

Kanye West

May says to trigger EU divorce by end of March, sterling falls

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said she would trigger the process to leave the EU by the end of March, offering the first glimpse of a timetable for a divorce that will redefine Britain’s ties with its biggest trading partner.<p>Britain’s shock vote to leave the European …

Liam Fox