Lydia Burnell

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People power can save the Union

If Scotland does vote for separation—as the latest YouGov poll suggests it will, we’ll enter the most unpredictable political period in living memory.<p>But before we start contemplating the consequences of a Yes vote, it is worth thinking about what is giving independence momentum in Scotland. It is …

One week to save Britain

The Scottish independence referendum is the most important vote in recent British history<p>Listen<p>Next week, the most important vote in recent British history will be held. Indeed, it may well turn out to be one of the last ballots in British history. Seven months ago, this magazine devoted its front …

'Please, stay with us': the best of Spectator readers' letters to Scottish voters

It's not about economics – it's about Britain, its values, and what might be destroyed if the country is snapped in two<p>Listen<p>At 9.30 p.m. last Saturday news broke that Scotland’s ‘yes’ campaign had established its first opinion poll lead. Since then, the country has been confronting the possibility …

Nigel Slater's grilled corn and green beans, and damson custard recipes

Crisp leaves are already piled around the roots of the horse chestnut trees outside the house. At last, the autumn I thought would never come has finally seen off that achingly hot summer. The cooler weather brings with it an urgency to use up all that is good: the last plums, the beans and the …

Ratatouille On Broiled Polenta with Baby Greens

My ratatouille recipe is more postmodern than traditional. But that's why you come here, right? Back in the day when your intrepid GFG was way more …

Mediterranean Wrap Recipe

By: Fit mom<p>I tried this recipe over the weekend. So tasty and easy. Love this recipe.<p>By: Catnanny<p>I left out the mint and used rotisserie chicken to …

Fresh Broccoli Salad

• Level: Easy<br>• Total: 1 hr 50 min<p>Prep: 35 min<br>• Inactive: 1 hr 15 min<p>Yield: 4 to 6 servings<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories310 calorieTotal Fat29 …

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101 Greatest Running Tips

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Do Diet Drinks Mess Up Metabolisms?

It may seem counterintuitive, but there's a body of evidence to suggest that the millions of Americans with a diet soda habit may not be doing their waistlines — or their blood sugar — any favors.<p>As the consumption of diet drinks made with artificial sweeteners continues to rise, researchers are …

This Simple Mental Trick Can Slow Down Time

Ever wonder why time seems to speed up the older -- and busier -- you get? The answer is simple: It's probably because you're just not paying attention.<p>Most of us know the feeling well: As we grow up and fill our days with more busyness, time seems to fly by faster and faster. Of course, we know …

'Eating On The Wild Side:' A Field Guide To Nutritious Food

We like to think that if we eat our recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables, we're doing right by our bodies. Think again, says health writer Jo Robinson.<p>In her new book, <i>Eating on the Wild Side,</i> Robinsonargues that our prehistoric ancestors picked and gathered wild plants that were in …

Lauren Conrad's Tips on Skinny Eating at Restaurants

Lauren Conrad posted some of her summer stay-slim secrets to her website today...they're all about how to eat well at restaurants, and I think a lot of us can relate!<p>As you know, restaurant portions can be <i>ginormous</i>. In fact, over the past 20 years: The size of hamburgers have grown by 23 percent; a …

5 Interior Design Strategies For Becoming A Morning Person

I am not a morning person. Whereas my husband and son both bounce out of bed without so much as a longing glance at the covers, I hit the snooze button until the last possible second, then sleepwalk toward the coffeepot and the shower, in that order. Try to speak to me before I’ve had my first cup, …