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My wife Sue died three months ago, but I still read her texts every day

The other morning, I woke up in Las Vegas – I was there for a technology trade show – and suddenly panicked that I hadn’t called my wife, Sue.<p>I’ve been travelling in different time zones for 35 years of the 45 we’ve been together, and, as other frequent business travellers will recognise, it’s too …

Seamus Heaney

'I had a cough - in a few days I'm told it is cancer and without treatment, I will be dead in three months'

<b>These columns were written by Sue Margolis for the Telegraph last year with the idea that she would chronicle her cancer journey in a regular series for the newspaper. Unfortunately, Sue became too ill to continue writing for us, but her first five columns are published below…</b><p><b>Column 1: The</b> …

Chemotherapy

Frog Hollow Farm’s Meyer Lemon Cake With Lemon Glaze

Yes, it’s true. We Californians are obsessed with our Meyer lemons. And this cake, from “Farmer Al” Courchesne of Brentwood’s Frog Hollow Farm, …

6 Essential Weight Lifting Moves for Beginners

When you are new to strength training, the weight room can feel really intimidating. Whether you’re completely baffled about which weights to use for …

Weightlifting

Whittle Your Middle and Sculpt Your Waist With These Powerful Oblique Exercises

If you've been trying to work your waistline to no avail, we've got you covered. These oblique-targeting exercises are going to help you sculpt that midsection and create powerful muscles that'll help with all areas of mobility and functional movement. So not only will you get some great …

Banana Bread That Tastes Better Than Cake

A day with homemade banana bread always feels a little celebratory, wouldn’t you agree? So to conclude our month of chocolate desserts, we’re happy …

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Cilantro Lime Grilled Tofu

For a taste south of the border, tofu is marinated in a Mexican spiced cilantro and lime marinade and then grilled on your outdoor barbecue. Double …

After Losing Her Dog, This Woman Created This Heartbreaking Comic, And It Will Make You Cry

Saying goodbye is never easy, but digital artist Jen-Jen Rose had to force out one of the hardest ones in her life. When her beloved dog Penni passed …

10 Common Baking Substitutes Everyone Should Know

Missing an ingredient? No problem.<p>November 21, 2017<p>As we all know, baking is a science. However, there are many different ways that you can go about …

Pumpkin Pie

6 Reasons Why You Should Use Cinnamon In The Garden

Probably you have used <b>cinnamon</b> in your kitchen in many different ways, but this spice is equally useful in your garden. Those who have been using it …

20 Fancy-Looking Home Buys We Can't Believe Are From Etsy

Take a look around the Home & Living section on Etsy, and you'll likely notice that many of its offerings carry a certain "look": Mason jar crafts, …

BUTTER PECAN CAKE RECIPE

<b>Ingredients:</b><p>1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided<br>2 teaspoons baking powder<br>2-2/3 cups chopped pecans<br>2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br>3 cups all-purpose …

Toasted Cashew and Marzipan Blondies Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This might be my perfect bar cookie recipe: buttery, rich, and studded with chewy …

Dessert

Sweet Potato Fries With Spicy Yogurt

We prepared the tastiest oven-baked sweet potato fries that will be your new fav guilt-free indulgence. With a spicy and creamy harissa and herb yogurt sauce, they are simple to make and even more delicious to eat when paired with a crisp and refreshing Michelob ULTRA.<p>Ingredients<p>4 medium sweet …

Recipes

These Protein-Rich Bean Soups Are Just Begging to Be Your Dinner

As far as we're concerned, legumes are powerhouse health foods: they're fibrous so they fill you up for longer, they're full of protein so they fuel …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

On a weekend escape to Carmel Valley, I spent my birthday in a Benz, then walked to wine tastings

I drink on only three occasions: When I'm in wine country, when it's my birthday and when it's not my birthday. With that special date looming, I had lots of motivation to sample <i>vino</i> a few months ago during a weekend stay in Carmel Valley. I like this woodsy, laid-back community at the edge of the …

California

This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Soufflé Is A Piece Of Cake To Make

Soufflé only SOUNDS difficult<p>View this post on Facebook<p>½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread<p>2 eggs<p>1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C).<p>2. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and place into two bowls.<p>3. To the egg yolks, mix in the chocolate hazelnut spread.<p>4. In the second bowl, whisk 2 egg whites …

The Ultimate Dumbbell Workout to Sculpt and Transform Your Arms

If you effectively and quickly want to strengthen your muscles and lose extra body fat to reveal your arms' shape and definition, skip the bodyweight moves and pick up some weights. Here's a dumbbell workout you can do at the gym or at home to sculpt your arms and upper back.<p><b>Directions:</b> Grab a pair …

This Might Be the Best Vegetarian White Bean Chili Recipe Ever

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 8 …

Napa vs. Sonoma Face-Off

The case for Napa<p>Yes, it’s crowded; yes, it’s pricey; yes, you’ll sit in traffic behind a limousine full of purple-grinning day-tasters from Germany, …

Wine

Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Choose the largest head of cauliflower you can find. When you cut into it, keep in mind that the two center pieces will stay together, but the two end pieces may fall apart into florets and that’s okay—you should still grill those too! This recipe also easily doubles if you want four solid …

Recipes

12 Historical Fiction Novels To Help You Escape The Real World For A Little Bit

For a lot of people, summertime means vacation and travel, but not everyone has the luxury to take time off from work and see the sights. If you're …

Books

Recipe: Tangy Carrot Slaw

Tangy Carrot Slaw<p>Serves 6 as a side dish<p>1/4 cup Dijon mustard <br>1/4 cup olive oil <br>3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice <br>1 …

Recipes

The new vegan: Meera Sodha’s recipe for chargrilled summer vegetables with a cumin and coriander dressing

Indians don’t really ‘do’ salads. Or at least they haven’t until very recently<p>In A Historical Dictionary Of Indian Food (Oxford University Press), by KT Achaya, there is no entry under salad. For such a rich and varied food culture, this feels like a mistake, but there’s a truth behind it: the …

Quinoa-Edamame Green Salad

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add edamame, return to a boil, and cook until bright green, 3 to 5 minutes.<p>Drain and run under cold …

Recipes

hummus heaped with tomatoes and cucumbers

Like clockwork every summer, I decide that the only thing I want to eat, maybe forever because when it’s warm out I completely forget winter is …

Recipes

The ultimate 3-minute workout for toned, chiseled arms — according to a 5-time Olympic swimmer

Five-time Olympic swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres demonstrates her 3-minute arm workout. Torres has teamed up with SHOW MORE OF YOU from Celgene and Otezla — a campaign that is shining light on the psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.<p>To learn more about psoriatic disease, visit the …

Oprah Winfrey

The 30-Minute Dance-Cardio Workout That Models Love

Put on your boogie shoes and get ready to torch some calories with this modelFIT dance-cardio workout. Now you can try this energizing sweat sesh even if you don't live in LA or NYC, where their studios are located. This dance routine will get your heart rate up while toning you all over. And best …

Fitness