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Test Your Upper Body Fitness With The Push Up Test

Push ups are not only a great way to build upper body strength and endurance, but they are a good way to test your upper body muscular strength and …

Could you pass the Cambridge University entrance exam which has been reintroduced after thirty years?

A sample paper has revealed the style of question prospective Cambridge undergraduates will be expected to answer as part of a resurrected entrance exam.<p>Questions from the sample paper, reported by the <i>Mail on Sunday,</i> asked applicants to discuss whether 'the recent European migrant crisis has …

Education

Best man who swindled £8,000 from stag party jailed for 20 months

Martyn Galvin, who failed to organise trip to Prague for groom and 16 others, also lied about having terminal cancer<p>A best man who swindled a groom and his friends out of almost £8,000, failed to book flights for a stag do and lied about having terminal cancer has been jailed for 20 months.<p>Martyn …

Personal Organizing

Doughnut shop slammed for refusing to hire vegans

A doughnut shop in Oregon has been under fire from vegans online after advertising for a job and saying people with non-medical, non-religious dietary restrictions "need not apply".<p>They have advertised for what they call the "best job in Portland".<p>This is because they offer the employee 4pm …

Doughnuts

Alt city guide to Belfast

Art enables people to assert their individuality in the face of hostile prevailing orthodoxies. In 20th century Northern Ireland, that was a potent force as generations of artists – from playwright and poet Seamus Heaney to the band Ash – sought to define themselves not as Protestant or Catholic, …

England

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Raw eggs safe for pregnant women in UK, say food safety experts

Food Standards Agency to reconsider its advice as risk from salmonella has dropped significantly in last 15 years<p>Raw eggs are safe for pregnant women to eat, a safety committee has recommended.<p>A report from the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food states there is “very low” risk …

Eggs

Eight Foods to Eat During Your Menstrual Cycle

This is for the ladies- the best foods to eat during your menstrual cycle. During this time we need extra self-care, self-love and nourishment as our …

The world's 50 most Instagrammable pools

Swimming Pools

The best London hotels with river views

An insider's guide to the best London hotels with river views, including the best for rooms with vistas of the River Thames, rooftop bars overlooking the water, seafood restaurants and riverside spas, in areas including London Bridge, South Bank, Canary Wharf and Covent Garden.<p>Mondrian London at …

Eve Kalinik's dairy- and gluten-free recipes for sensitive stomachs

Eve Kalinik was once a vital ingredient in the pressure-cooker world of fashion. Now a nutritional therapist, she designs bespoke menus for disturbed digestions<p><b>Eve Kalinik</b>spent nearly 13 years working in fashion before she decided to study nutrition five years ago. The decision was made, she …

Gluten-Free

7 Ways Body Language Can Help You Get Your Next Job

Got a job interview coming up? You can run through practice questions until your tongue goes numb, select the perfect Olivia Pope-meets-Alicia …

First 'Wonder Woman' trailer will kick your ass, and you'll like it

Warner Bros. Pictures delivered a welcome surprise Saturday at Comic-Con by releasing the first trailer for <i>Wonder Woman</i>.<p>Set during WWI, the trailer …

Something is Changing in Israel and The World is Beginning to Notice

MSNBC posted a tweet Friday mocking a police officer whose bodycam captured him getting dragged down a street by a suspicious driver he was …

Fruit Skin and Seeds: What’s Good and What’s Not.

Many people have discovered that fruits and vegetable smoothies are good for their health but when making a smoothie, should one include the skin and …

Expert guide to Edinburgh

Essential Information<p>The VisitScotland website (visitscotland.com) is a useful source of information on where to stay and what to do while you are in Edinburgh. The main Edinburgh VisitScotland Information Centre is at Waverley Mall, 3 Princes Street, EH2 2QP; call 00 44 131 473 3868. There is also …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

Mapping the price of a pint: where is Britain's cheapest beer?

Do you sense that the price of your precious pint has crept up? You'd be right.<p>The average cost of a pint of beer in the UK is now £3.46, which is 15p higher than last year.<p>Approximately 52p per pint is beer duty (tax), based on a 5% abv lager, though this differs based upon the strength.<p>But how …

Beer

10 classic vodka cocktail recipes

Before we begin, I must make a small confession. I have been a little sniffy about vodka in the past. I have even called it unfinished gin. But, thanks to some rather pure and delicious vodkas its fans have forced upon me, I am redeemed.<p>The Salty Dog<p>There’s nothing remotely seafaring about this, …

Gut Gastronomy: recipes to heal your digestive system

Done the 5:2 diet? Try this restorative regime to improve digestion, perk up skin, hair and nails - and lose weight<p>In a world that increasingly questions where food comes from, and how it is grown or reared, there’s never been a more important time to take an interest in what you put in your …

Wellness

Colombian scrambled eggs with avocado

This is a recipe I picked up in Miami, and it’s now our top-selling breakfast dish.<p>Back in March 2012, when I was working at our sister restaurant Sugarcane, in Midtown Miami, one of the Colombian chefs was making breakfast to aid his tender feeling after quite a heavy night. He told us about a …

Gluten-free double chocolate mousse cake

A rich, decadent chocolate cake that also happens to be flour-free<p>Rachel Allen comes up with this recipe for “a rich, flour-free chocolate mousse cake covered with a thick blanket of rich chocolate mousse. This is a no-holds-barred onslaught of chocolate deliciousness.”<p><b>SERVES</b><br>Eight to</b> …

Michael Deacon reviews Le Cochon Aveugle, York: 'the butter was worth a heart attack'

<b>Le Cochon Aveugle</b> 37 Walmgate, York YO1 9TX <b><br>Contact</b>: 01904 640222; lecochonaveugle.uk <b><br>Price</b>: Dinner for two: Nine courses without alcohol, <b>£120</b><p>It struck me as very unfair. I quite enjoyed learning French at school, but my teachers were always telling me off for speaking French with an English accent. …

Ice Cream

Diana Henry: clean, juicy, delicious - carrots scrub up nicely

In a pocket of my mind there’s a black-and-white drawing of a little girl – dark-eyed with a black bob – being lifted by the straps of her pinafore high into the air by crows.<p>This is me. I wouldn’t eat my carrots. I would eat the mince and the onions but the thick orange rounds were just pushed …

Carrots

Red cabbage, sprout, celeriac and chestnut salad

SERVES<p>6-8 as a side dish<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the salad</b><p>100g cooked chestnuts, cut into chunky pieces<br>• 25g caster sugar<br>• ½ red cabbage<br>• 100g baby sprouts, outer leaves removed and bases trimmed<br>• 150g celeriac<br>• Juice of ½ lemon<br>• 1 small bunch of dill, roughly chopped (leaves only)<br>• 25g hazelnuts, toasted and halved<p><b>For</b> …

Recipes

Five Star mayor of Turin to create Italy’s first ‘vegetarian city’

From <i>vitello tonnato</i> – veal with tuna sauce – to beef braised in the Piedmont region’s most famous red wine, <i>brasato al Barolo</i>, meat dishes have been central to the food tradition of northern Italy for centuries.<p>Antonio Carluccio's Piedmont: a region rich in food … and artisan chocolate<p>Read more<p>But …

Italy

Starbucks trials recyclable cups in move to tackle landfill waste

Starbucks will trial a fully recyclable coffee cup in its UK shops, which could eventually divert huge numbers of cups away from landfill.<p>The cup, invented by the entrepreneur and engineer Martin Myerscough, aims to reduce the environmental impact of the 2.5 billion paper coffee cups used in the UK …

Coffee

How to make the perfect fattoush

The ubiquitous chopped salad of the Middle East – as Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi write in their book Jerusalem, there’s no escaping it: “It’s a local affliction, quite seriously.” Eaten at almost every meal, fattoush, with its cool cucumber and crunchy radish, feels more like a “proper salad” …

Bread

National BBQ Week: the very best barbecue recipes for hot summer days

The sun is out and so thoughts naturally turn to eating - and cooking - al fresco.<p>Don't just throw a few boring bangers on the barbecue though: a simple marinade can transform even the cheapest cuts of meat, while vegetables like asparagus and peppers are also delicious when grilled.<p><b>The best</b> …

Ice-cream taste test: truly scrumptious or a bit vanilla?

It’s ice-cream weather at last, but which brand is best? We find out if the supermarkets’ own-label tubs of vanilla can rival Häagen-Dazs<p>Essentially, 1989 was modern ice-cream’s year zero. During those epochal 12 months, Mars launched its ice-cream and the first imports of Häagen-Dazs reached the …

Ice Cream