Jillian Baldassarre

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Personal touch makes children’s picture book a bestseller

A charming personalised story book has outstripped even Julia Donaldson’s sales, thanks to technical nous and creative flair<p>If you’re not a fan of <i>Dragons’ Den</i>, or the parent of an under-five, then you probably won’t have heard of last year’s bestselling picture book.<p><i>Lost My Name</i>, a charming tale of …

Movie Review – Trash (2014)

<b>Trash</b>, 2014.<p>Directed by Stephen Daldry.<br>Starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Stepan …

Movie Reviews

Lemon and Honey In Weight Loss

Weight loss, overweight, obesity, are the much debated topics these days. They are much debated because they belong to the subject of health and …

The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List by The Observer

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become …

Peter Bradshaw’s top 50 films of the demi-decade

As far as actors are concerned, the first five years of the 2010s proved that you can’t make it big unless you’re prepared to get into the Lycra and stride around in front of the greenscreen. This has been the demi-decade of the superhero, coming alongside genres like sci-fi and fantasy. Perhaps …

Love Stories

The Food Lover's Cleanse 2015 Philosophy + Day 2 Menu

Here's the menu for The Food Lover's Cleanse Day 2. Plus, some thoughts on why the heck it's worth doing this anyway!<p>You’ve tackled your first full day of the Food Lover’s Cleanse…and you’re still standing! Hopefully you’re standing in your kitchen preparing your next gorgeous, energizing, and …

Healthy Eating

Before & After: This Polished White Kitchen Only Cost $5,000

But smart design choices and thrifty shopping make it look like a million bucks. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Breaking news: This remodel proves that your dream kitchen is not out of reach. When we spotted this makeover on Hometalk, we nearly did a double-take. $5000? …

Countertops

Christmas dinner: A passionate defence of the humble nut roast

Every Christmas the vegetarian main course is shunted to the side in favour of a meaty feast. But Radhika Sanghani says it's about time the nut roast gets the appreciation it deserves<p>I have had guests refuse to come to my house for Christmas purely on the grounds of the menu. ‘A vegetarian …

10 Books to Read (and Gift) Right Now

‘Tis the season to R-E-A-D. Because what better way to spend cold, wintry nights than curled up on the couch with a great book and a steaming hot beverage? If you’re in search of a new book or gift hunting for that special someone, we’ve rounded up quite the collection of December page-turners. …

Books

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014 – Electric Literature

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release …

Books

10 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Hit the Gym After Work

Never skip a post-work workout again.<p>Everyone has that moment after a long eight-hour (read: 10-hour) workday when all you want to do is schlep home, get into bed, and Netflix it up—even though you totally planned to hit the gym after you left the office. We hear you. So we spoke with experts to …

Digestion

The first 5 online resources to use when learning to code

Even if you think the buzz around "learning how to code" is overkill, you have to admit it's here to stay.<p>Just like it's easier to learn a foreign …

The 10 best films of 2014: No 3 – Inherent Vice

Joaquin Phoenix’s pothead private eye lurches between a wild bunch of star cameos in Paul Thomas Anderson’s hugely enjoyable Pynchon crime caper<p>• The rest of the top 10 films of 2014<br>• Nominate your choice in our form at the bottom of the article<p>Inherent Vice is a legal term, used in marine …

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The Spice That Promotes Weight Loss

Add it to meals and snacks to speed up your slim-down.<p><i>This article was written by Julia Westbrook and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>Time to add another seasoning to your spice rack: cumin. This spice—found in everything from Tex-Mex chili to Indian curry—can also help you lose weight, …

Focus On Play In Kindergarten May Improve Grades Later On, Study Says

BY KATHRYN DOYLE<p>Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:09am EST<p>(Reuters Health) - Training teachers to promote structured play among kindergarteners yields improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade, according to a new study.<p>The technique, called ‘Tools for the Mind,’ seemed to be …

Benedict Cumberbatch breaks code in the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game

Three decades ago, when playwright Hugh Whitemore decided to fashion a drama from the life of British mathematician Alan Turing, the most notable …

The Babadook is metaphorically rich—and pretty damn scary, too

He stands ramrod straight, in a pitch-black overcoat and matching top hat, like a scarecrow done up in Victorian evening wear. His fingers are …

Australian film The Mule skips cinemas to top iTunes chart

A low-budget Australian film, with minimal marketing budget, has become the No 1 independent new release on iTunes. How did crime-comedy The Mule achieve this? By skipping cinemas and going straight to viewer homes via video-on-demand (VOD) services.<p>In other words, by offering a product that …

The coming-of-age story Bad Hair is all dispiriting realism, no catharsis

Coming-of-age stories don’t get much more demoralizing than <i>Bad Hair,</i> from Venezuela, which amounts to an extended power struggle between a single …