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'Stay in the dark, leave work early and no wine': Eurocrats advised not to drink during Brexit negotiations due to heat

While many meetings in Brussels are accompanied with fine wine, it appears the Brexit negotiations may be a very dry affair.<p>Eurocrats have been advised to stay sober during the talks because of the heatwave.<p>It also appears David Davis will be conducting talks with Michel Barnier, the EU chief …

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A Sixth of the World's Species Could Risk Extinction From Global Warming

Losses will accelerate the hotter the planet gets, according to new research.<p>As the planet continues to warm up like a Turkish bath, how many kinds of animals can we expect to perish?<p>Scientists have estimated a loss of anywhere from 0 to 54 percent of all species, according to Mark Urban, a …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.<p>Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

Fitness

Eat Right for Blood Type O

• <b>Author:</b> Peter J. D'Adamo<p>The Eat Right 4 Your Type portable and personal blood type guide to staying healthy and achieving your ideal weight.<p>It's science! Different blood types mean different body chemistries. Eating foods that your blood type can process easily can help you lose weight and ward off …

End the culture of patient deference towards NHS professionals

The failings revealed by the NHS ombudsman are significant. But patients must be less deferential towards consultants and others for the service to become more responsive to complaints<p>The 126 detailed examples of poor healthcare and inadequate complaint-handling by NHS organisations published today …

How the NHS should listen and act on patient complaints

Little or nothing is being done to respond to patient stories – a new culture of listening in the NHS is necessary for change<p>• Patient feedback to drive change across the health service<p>This month, the government will report on the progress that has been made over 2013-14 in the wake of the Francis …

Bad Pharma

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Goldacre<p>‘Bad Science’ hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.<p>Doctors …

How I Learned to Live with My Panic Attacks

I was 35 and certain I was going to die.<p>When the ambulance arrived, I was hunched over on my front step, clutching at my heart. It was the summer of 2006, the shadows long on the lawn. The trees stood full and heavy, their leaves wet with light. I was 35 and certain I was going to die—and on such a …

The 8 Biggest Bedding Mistakes You're Making (And How To Solve Them)

A comfortable bed is a clean bed! Check out The Company Store's tips and tricks for making sure your bed stays in top shape.<p><i>Miki Duisterhof</i><p><b>Not Storing Your Comforter Properly.</b><p><b>1.</b> Using a cotton bag for your duvet is ideal. Down feathers in particular need airflow during storage; so do not store them …

Interior Design

New Uses for Baby Powder - How to Use Baby Powder Around Your House

If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these …

Pregnancy

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

Dining Rooms

Iain Duncan Smith Urged By Senior Tories To Shut All Jobcentres

Iain Duncan Smith is reportedly being urged by senior Tories to shut down all Jobcentres and let private companies and charities to step in to help …

Ancient People Achieved Remarkably Clean Teeth With Noxious Weed?

Eating the tuber of a bad-tasting plant prevented cavities 2,000 years ago.<p>The purple nutsedge is one of the world's worst weeds, spreading stealthily underground and shrugging off herbicides as if they were soda water. But new research shows that for one ancient people, this noxious plant may have …

Shift to 'Food Insecurity' Creates Startling New Picture of Hunger in America

Millions of working Americans are "food insecure."<p>Her face was small and pitiful: a brown-eyed, blond-curled toddler, eyes darting, lying on a doctor's table. First we saw her belly, rounder than her skinny legs would suggest, prodded by a physician. And then the camera pulled back, showing the …