Maureen Rattigan

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Six questions about your phone's battery answered

Battery life is a perennial problem for smartphone owners. While our handsets have become faster and more powerful over the years, smartphone batteries often last less than a day under heavy use, or even moderate use after a few months.<p>The lithium-ion battery has been around for more than two …

City bankers 'bid' for good-looking women, claims female trader in sex discrimination case

Dalal Belghiti, 36, said women were treated as 'mere sex objects' at investment bank Jefferies International Ltd<p><i>UPDATE, 14 Oct 2015: Since this article was first published, the claims by Dalal Belghiti that it describes have been withdrawn.</i><p>City bankers made 'bids' for good-looking women and …

These Are the Celebrity Style Trends We’re Hoping to See This Fall

Summer may be unofficially coming to a close this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that sun-friendly style has to be relegated to the back of the closet: Over the past few months, A-listers have been jetting all over the globe, runway-ready clothes in tow, with some styles destined to make the …

6 healthy foods that become unhealthy in large portions

Drinking milk regularly can shorten your lifespan, and soy sauce can kill you if consumed in high enough quantities<p>Ari LeVaux<p>September 3, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>One would think, as research on diet and health continues to pile up, we might start inching toward …

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What Notting Hill carnival reveals about gentrification and diversity | Hugh Muir

Edgy addresses soon become desirable ‘villages’ – and once the poor have gone, they have no way back<p>They say hindsight is a wonderful thing, but that rather presupposes that the insight that it gives you is beneficial. If all it reveals is how you missed out by the narrowest of margins, then it’s …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Maura's Floaty Wide-Legged Jumpsuit

Only you can prevent sundress-induced summer wardrobe boredom.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>24<p>24<p>SHARES<p>I own exactly one black jumpsuit, and yet, …

Gordon Parks' Never-Before-Seen Photos Of 1950s Segregation

Gordon Parks was only a teenager when he left his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. The youngest of 15, Parks chose to make a living for himself after his mother passed away, and wound up becoming the first African American photographer for Life Magazine.<p>Only two years after his first Life …