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How to Taste Champagne & Sparkling Wine Like a Pro

Been given a fancy bottle of bubbly?<p>Now’s the perfect time to learn how to get the most from tasting it (and show off to your friends). These are …

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Learning the language of wine will transform the way you taste it

The ancient Greeks had four distinct words to express the nuances of love. “Eros” characterized love driven by lust and sexual passion, for example, and “storge” described the affectionate kind of love that, say, parents feel toward their offspring. Words give the world meaning. Every time we learn …

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Spritz: Italy's iconic cocktail is simple perfection in summer: 'You sip, you nibble, you catch the sun's last rays'

Memories of my first-ever spritz are dotted with sparkly lights and fizzy bubbles.<p>Everyone in Piazza Navona on that distant summer evening, it …

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How To Order Wine Like An Adult

So you want to become a wine connoisseur — or just how to navigate the drink menu when you go out to dinner — but you don't know where to start. …

The Best Italian Islands You've Never Heard Of

You love Sicily, Sardinia and Capri—but so does every other tourist. Italy has more than 350 sea islands alone, so this summer, head to one of these equally beautiful, but lesser-known Italian spots to soak in all that Mediterranean wonder—without the crowds.

Is your laundry making you ill? Experts warn four in ten washes 'too cold' to kill bugs

Your laundry could be making you ill, a hygiene expert has warned, as new figures show four in ten washes are done on settings too cold to kill bacteria.<p>According to waste charity Wrap, the proportion of washes being done at 30°C has risen four fold from around one in ten (12 per cent) in 2012 to …

The sleep hacks that you need in your life, from cold showers to warm socks

Do you feel like a walking zombie around the office today? Craving just one precious moment of reinvigorating sleep? Well, help is at hand. US Scientists have found that having a purpose in life could see you improve your sleep quality and have fewer nighttime disturbances.<p>The new study, which was …

Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.<p>The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee's health effects.<p>One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study …

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Brain training games boost memory and may reduce the risk of dementia, research suggests

Brain training games boost the memory and may reduce the risk of dementia, new research suggests.<p>A study by Cambridge University found that video games improved the brain function of those with early memory problems which can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Participants were given a games to …

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Men are affected by the biological clock as well, researchers find

Women aged under 30 with a male partner aged 40 to 42 saw chance of live birth after IVF fall to 46% from 73% for men aged 30 to 35<p>For men who are reluctant to start a family, it is an age-old defence: there is no need to rush into fatherhood, as Des O’Connor, Luciano Pavarotti and countless rock …

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Women prefer to snuggle up in bed with pet cat or dog rather than partner, study finds

The survey of 1,000 British pet owners - 500 women and 500 men - found that 54 per cent of women preferred cuddles from their pet in bed<p>Women prefer to snuggle up in bed with their pet cat or dog rather than their partner, a poll has revealed.<p>The survey of 1,000 British pet owners - 500 women and …

What We Understand about Cats and What They Understand about Us

In my last post I introduced the topic of cat cognition and what we broadly know about how these animals think. In this post I'm going to talk more …

How to Enrich Cats' Lives: Food Puzzles for Cats

<i>As part of my series of interviews with female researchers who work across broad range of topics in animal behaviour and cognition, in this post I</i> …

Iranian family of Grenfell victims call on UK to grant them visas

Fatemeh Afrasiabi’s children live in Iran and her daughter says UK authorities in London and Tehran have been unhelpful<p>The family of two Iranian sisters who are presumed to have died in the fire at Grenfell Tower have spoken of their grief amid uncertainty over whether the Home Office will grant …

Free public transport in London is the only way to save our environment

Paris has a long-standing reputation as the home of free thinkers and this week the city took the inspired step of making its public transport free …

Ofgem partner: energy users may pay across reliability tiers in future

Communities may be split between those who can pay for ‘higher level’ of energy reliability and those living ‘in the dark’<p>Britain is facing the prospect of an energy supply crisis which will see customers having to pay for a higher level of reliability, it has been reported.<p>Related: One in three …

Germany's far-right AfD hands defeat to Angela Merkel's party in key regional vote

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, was facing damaging losses on Sunday evening as the resurgent far-Right swept ahead of her party in regional elections.<p>Almost exactly a year after Mrs Merkel opened Germany’s borders to more than 1m asylum-seekers, her party was beaten into third place in her …

Don't look down: 28 of the world's most vertigo-inducing attractions

Are some humans born evil?

Scientists believe they’ve identified the genes responsible for high levels of rage and violence – does that make some men evil from birth?<p>There are many theories about why humans commit unspeakable evil, but none of them are particularly comforting. If the childhoods of serial killers are filled …

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