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Storm Imogen batters Britain – in pictures

Storm Imogen is the ninth named storm to hit the UK this season. This year’s storms are being named in an effort by the Met Office and Met Éireann to increase public awareness and safety. They were named by public ballot but there are no names for the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z

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Hidden Facebook tricks you need to know

More than 1 billion people use Facebook every day. Here are a few tricks that most people don't know when it comes to privacy protection.<p><i>Produced by Eames Yates</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Top 20: Christmas Gift Ideas for the Foodie

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Pin2<p>39 Shares<p>Christmas is almost upon us! We’ve done the hard work for you and found some of the best gifts for the food-lover. Here’s …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Walking Meditation

In order to have peace and joy, you must succeed in having peace within each of your steps. Your steps are the most important thing.– Thich Nhat …

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Meditating Can Physically Restructure the Brain!

You may think of meditation as an esoteric practice with little to no grounding in reality. However, a number of recent studies have found that …

10 Yoga Poses That Help With Bloating, Back Pain and More

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The Simple Way to Living A Mindful Life Today

<b>For a long time I didn't understand what mindfulness was.</b><p>I used to think that meditating was all about entering a blissful trance state. I used to think that mindfulness was all about making your mind totally silent. And whenever I was meditating I thought I was doing it wrong, because, well, I …

The 25 Best Carbs That Will Uncover Your Abs

Imagine if you could tell your friends you’re on a hot new diet, the one all the celebs are doing for rapid weight loss. It’s name? Not Atkins. Not …

The Best Fruits And Vegetables For Weight Loss

An apple a day indeed!<p>Eating fruits and vegetables of all kinds is good for you, but some are better than others when it comes to losing weight.<p>Produce with a lot of fiber and a low glycemic index could help a person achieve and maintain and healthy weight, according to a new study published in the …

These Are The UNHEALTHIEST Foods On The Planet

“I’m on a health kick,” our friend Darlene said the other day over brunch. She proudly poured almond milk into her coffee, took a sip of OJ and bit …

Waiting staff say changes to tipping policy at Jamie’s Italian have left them out of pocket, a claim the chain rejects<p>Waiting staff at the Italian restaurant chain set up by Jamie Oliver are in dispute with the company after complaining that changes in the company’s tipping policy are exploitative …

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5 Diet Mistakes You're Probably Making

If the pounds won’t come off, you’re not alone. According to a survey by Marketdata Enterprises, the average American dieter makes four or five …

Happiness is white chocolate bread pudding in your slow cooker

Crock-pot, magic oven, mama's little helper — call it what you'd like. Did you know that more than 80% of households own a slow cooker? There's a reason for this. It's one pot cooking, and you don't even have to do the cooking part.<p>Sure you can make a great dinner in the slow cooker, but you don't …

Winning astronomy photos of the year show our amazing universe (pictures)

10 Amazing Things to Do in... Venice

Find the best view without the crowds<p>The tower at <b>San Giorgio Maggiore</b> has the most sweeping lookout over the city. While everyone else is queuing for …

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the upper left, and a massive thunderstorm off to the right.<p>But there's something weird lurking in this image, captured on August 10.<p>Can you spot it?<p>Upon …

Serious food allergies are rare, while intolerance of many common foods – from dairy products to gluten in bread – is increasing. Are we in the midst of a health craze or something more complicated?<p>You know the scenario: you invite some friends over for dinner and they graciously accept. But then …

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What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body in just an hour

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body: Infographic reveals the effects the fizzy drink has in just an hour... from a 20-minute blood sugar …

10 Reasons You Should Meditate

<i>This is the part 1 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of</i> …

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

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10 Action Steps To Help Restore Your Energy

How many times have we kicked ourselves after making a decision that drained our energy?<p>These include overeating, skipping the gym, watching too much …

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How to lose weight and keep it off

Your weight can make a difference to your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Being obese (having a BMI of 30 or greater) is a risk factor, but …

5 Weight-Lifting Moves That'll Help You Drop a Size (Or More)

Strength training isn't one-sex-fits-all. Sculpt muscle and drop pounds with this routine tailored for women.<p>Few things are clearer: If you want to torch calories, lower your body fat, and stay trim for life, you need more muscle. Yet rarely do I hear women talk about their success with weights. …

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10 Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness Backed by Science

Mindfulness might seem like something only monks appreciate, but science actually suggests the benefits of mindfulness can be phenomenal for everyone.

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The Cure for Brain Diseases Is in Your Gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.<p>Why are we making …

Can exercise really defeat depression? How to find out if it can work for you.

<b>Some say exercise can defeat depression. Sure, it’s worth a try — in theory. But when you’re depressed, it can be hard to muster the motivation. Here</b> …

Glastonbury Festival: last chance tickets available

How much would you pay for a Glastonbury Festival ticket? Days after the festival sold out of its batch of “resale” tickets in 11 minutes, some remaining tickets still exist.<p>A company offering boutique camping packages announced today that it still has 30 per cent of its ticket allocation …

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