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How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Food

How to spot a liar: it’s not what you think

If someone looks you in the eye and gives a straightforward answer, they may be lying, a new study suggests<p>If you think you can spot a liar by their shifty gaze and hesitant manner you might need to think again.<p>New research suggests that the most untruthful people are likely to look you straight in …

University of Michigan

Facebook tests temporary profile pictures for supporting causes

Changing your profile photo is a puzzlingly big decision, but Facebook is trying to make it easier to quickly change them up every so often. According to <i>TechCrunch</i>, Facebook is testing a new feature that allows people to temporarily set a new profile photo, which will then go away after a set …

Facebook

French father jailed for killing three year old son in washing machine

Christophe Champenois was punishing son for misbehaving<p>A French father who stuffed his son into a washing machine and then surfed the internet as the toddler died was jailed for 30 years on Friday.<p>Christophe Champenois, 36, rammed three-year-old Bastien into the device and switched it on, allegedly …

Solitaire and Minesweeper were created to trick you into learning things about computers

It turns out that both games were reportedly designed to teach people the skills they would need to use these newfangled personal computers.<p>Take Solitaire for instance, which was rolled out in 1990. Sure, it was convenient that it was a game that could be played with one person, but the real …

Solitaire

Anti-ageing beauty products your bathroom cabinet (and face) actually needs

Because nobody wants to waste money on a jar of empty promises...<p>In an ideal world, none of us would worry about the signs of ageing and would simply …

#DistractinglySexy: Female scientists mock Sir Tim Hunt on Twitter

Nobel prize winning scientist has resigned after saying women scientists 'cry' and 'fall in love' in laboratories. Now, they're sharing photos on social media, mocking his comments<p><b>Sir Tim Hunt seriously annoyed a lot of female scientists with his comments about finding them too 'distracting'</b> …

'Muslim-free' Arkansas gun range draws wary eye of Justice Department

Gun Cave’s ‘blatant’ discrimination denies basic American civil liberties, advocates say, but owner Jan Morgan insists monitoring is for her own safety<p>On a Sunday afternoon in early January, a father and son walked into the Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in the 35,600-person town of Hot Springs, …

Religion

Revealed: the aftershave that turns women on

The actor Steve McQueen was known for wearing Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvage, which contains the stimulating chemical Hedione<p>With his ice cool demeanour and smouldering good looks it is no surprise that the actor Steve McQueen was attractive to women.<p>But new research suggests he may have a little …

Iraq army hunts ISIL fighters after Tikrit breakthrough

Iraqi forces battled the last Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Tikrit to seal a victory the government described as a milestone in efforts to rid the country of armed group.<p>Iraqi fighters picked their way through the rubble-strewn streets of the city on Wednesday, wary of any …

Islamic State (ISIS)

How to update Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 5.1 Lollipop with unofficial CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

Samsung had last year ended Android support for Galaxy S3 due to hardware limitations, leaving the device on the older Jelly Bean version. However, …

London has the coolest ball pit ever – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 10:00 am, March 27, 2015 in Fun London<p>Kids get to have all the fun. Happy Meals, early bed times, supermarket tantrums and – best of all – …

10 Things Only Tall Girls Understand

Fashion<p>by Zoe Beaty | 10 12 2014<p>10 Things Only Tall Girls Understand<p>If there's one thing that being a tall lady can guarantee, it's that no one will …

The beauty blunders that turn men off

What turns men off most? Dirty nails and teeth, according to a man-made survey<p>BY <b>Katy Young</b> | 26 March 2015<p>In case you wanted to add a little more pressure to your pre-date beauty regime, there's a new study by Stylefile that's just listed the top 10 male turn offs when it comes to a woman's …

Beauty

Mapping the Great British personality

A new survey has provided a snapshot of the country’s psychological landscape

Psychology

US troops, contractors sexually abused Colombian girls with impunity – report

Fifty-four Colombian girls were sexually abused by US troops and military contractors between 2003 and 2007, claims a new report by the country’s …

'Fat gene' may control if you're apple or pear shaped - Futurity

A new study with zebrafish suggests that a gene called Plexin D1 appears to control both where fat is stored and how fat cells are shaped.

Research

These are the questions you should always ask during a job interview

The questions YOU ask during a job interview are just as important as the answers you give.<p>Knowing which questions to ask at a job interview can be …

Ten bizarre food inventions we never asked for

Fancy a twirling spaghetti fork, or a self-boiling egg? So many food inventions just leave us wondering why...<p>Search for long enough on the internet and you're bound to come across weird inventions masquerading as the solution to a fairly simple problem.<p>From the pre-boiled egg, <b>Yowk</b>, to the <b>twirling</b> …

'When I'm asked how many children I have, I always say, "Five, but one died"'

When it comes to the support offered to the parents of stillborn babies, we have come a long way - as Barbara Davies, whose son died in utero in 1970, can testify<p>It is nearly 45 years since my third son was born – <b>stillborn</b>. It was a watershed for me, in that I had cut down on my work commitments as …

Pregnancy

Germany reverses headscarf ban for Muslim teachers

Today Germany’s highest court will lift the ban on headscarves for teachers, correcting a 2003 verdict.<p>It follows an appeal made by two female Muslim teachers from Northrhine-Westfalia.<p>The verdict now reads that the headscarf can only be banned if the peaceful situation at the school is in danger – …

'Disease is no longer a problem' claims deadly bacteria

Following on from Nigel Farage’s claims that anti-discrimination laws are no longer needed in the UK, concerns about antibiotic resistance and investment in healthcare have been dismissed as irrelevant and wasteful by numerous deadly diseases<p>In a recent interview, Nigel Farage stated that …

Public Health

Stable or in flux? How anxiety can botch decisions - Futurity

When things get unpredictable, people prone to high anxiety may have a harder time making decisions.

Berkeley

Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves?

Ana Redmond launched into a technology career for an exciting challenge and a chance to change the world. She was well-equipped to succeed too: An ambitious math and science wiz, she could code faster, with fewer errors, than anyone she knew.<p>In 2011, after 15 years, she left before achieving a …

Five ways to annoy a Londoner – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 2:15 pm, February 15, 2015 in Fun London<p><b>1.</b> <b>Complain about London</b><p>Oh, it’s expensive is it? I had no idea! I was too busy slicing my hand open …

Chapel Hill shootings: Turkey's president criticises Barack Obama's silence on killings

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says politicians are responsible for what happens in their countries after three American Muslims were shot dead in North Carolina<p>Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the <b>Turkish</b> president, has criticised President <b>Barack Obama</b> for his silence on the <b>killings of three Muslim Americans in North</b> …

South Asia

Murder, artistry and sex: the mysterious horrors of sleepwalking

As a student reveals that she ate an entire wheel of cheese while asleep, what are the weird realities of sleepwalking?<p>Sleep isn’t simply a nightly indulgence, but one of the great human mysteries. Scientists struggle to understand why we need sleep, and the brain’s night-time behaviour is largely …

Homemade

BBC Question Time: George Galloway Heckled During Fractious Debate On Rising Anti-Semitic Tide

<b>UPDATE:</b> Galloway Calls For Action Against BBC 'Lynch Mob'<p>In the most fractious Question Time of recent years, George Galloway clashed with fellow …

Israel

Would you take the ‘London Underline’? – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 5:30 pm, February 5, 2015 in News, Transport<p>Forget cycle superhighways, they’re <i>so</i> yesterday! February 5 is all about the ‘London Underline’ …