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Cancer: More than just bad luck?

New research has found that environmental exposures, lifestyle choices and other factors that could be changed or avoided account for between 70% and 90% of the gene mutations that make cancerous tumors progress, leaving "intrinsic factors" to account for the minority of malignant …

The 100 best Christmas songs of all time

Emmylou Harris

Tired, tetchy, low sex drive? You could have 'adrenal fatigue'

Most doctors don't believe 'adrenal fatigue' even exists. Others say it can affect everything from your sleep to your skin. The good news? It's curable. Plus: four ways for busy people to destress<p>Four years ago, if you’d met me you would have found little out of the ordinary: a woman rushing around …

28 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

May is here and that means it’s time for graduation, moving on and possibly moving into your first apartment. As a recent grad (congrats, Huskies 2015!), I picked up my stuff, moved across the country and started a job at Brit + Co (ahem, we are hiring!). It was a bit intimidating but also …

Home Decorating

Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

The seasons appear to influence when certain genes are active, with those associated with inflammation being more active in the winter, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>A study involving more than 16,000 people found that the activity of about 4,000 of those genes appears to be affected …

Chronic Disease

Lisa Armstrong

Head of Fashion

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Top 8 Healthy Snack Recipes

Top 8 Healthy Snack Recipes!<p><b>By Myprotein Writer Heather Geary</b><p>Living a busy lifestyle does not always comply with your fitness goals when it comes to …

Six New Types Of Yoga To Try Right Now

It’s no secret that yoga offers multiple health benefits, but surely a class contains nothing more than breathing and stretching? Well, not …

Why regular lie-ins are a recipe for an early death

Adults who regularly sleep for more than eight hours are at risk of dying early, new study suggests<p>Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night are 30 per cent more likely to die early, a new study suggest.<p>A decade-long study shows adults who regularly sleep more than eight hours, categorised as …

‘But You Never Said...’ Why Couples Remember Differently

The root of many arguments, memory is affected by mood and emotions<p>Carrie Aulenbacher remembers the conversation clearly: Her husband told her he wanted to buy an arcade machine he found on eBay. He said he’d been saving up for it as a birthday present to himself. The spouses sat at the kitchen …

Arcade Games

What you need to know about the endless benefits of Aloe Vera Juice

From lowering obesity to boosting your immune system, herbalist Sebastian Pole runs through the many benefits of Aloe Vera juice<p>Aloe vera juice …

The Top Three Best Red Lip Tutorials For Every Skin Tone

Beauty & Hair<p>by Daniela Morosini | 16 03 2015<p>Jason Lloyd Evans<p>Our Top 3 Tutorials For Nailing This Season's Red Lip<p>Of course, we didn't need more …

Most Britons do not know how to make a cup of tea, say scientists

Scientists at University College London say Brits do not let tea infuse for long enough to bring out the complex flavours<p>It is enough to send teaspoons clattering into saucers across the country, but according to scientists, four out of five Britons do not brew their tea correctly<p>Despite drinking …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

The Beauty Edit: best body firming products

This week on The Beauty Edit we share our favourite body scrubs and oils for a firmer, smoother body<p>BY <b>Sonia Haria</b> | 10 March 2015<p>For most women, a morning beauty routine needs to be lightning-quick and super-effective. But by the time you've cleansed your face and applied the appropriate …

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The worst movie hairstyles of all time

Brace yourself - this gallery contains some of the most heinous hair crimes ever shown on the silver screen. From Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Coffee

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

Debbie Harry on punk, refusing to retire and sex at 69

Forty years after Blondie found fame on the New York scene, Debbie Harry is still waving the flag for women in the music business – of every age<p>In 1980, during a tour with Blondie, Debbie Harry hosted a tea party at a London hotel, gathering together many of the women prominent in music at the …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free]<br>Our sponsor this week is Tiddalick. This game has you feeding a hungry frog using quick reflexes. It’s fast paced and addicting and the premise is great for both adults and kids. It’s also free with no in app purchases so there’s literally no harm in trying it out plus there is Google …

Apps

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Multiple Sclerosis

Diets That Work: 10 Things They All Have In Common

Some diets work and, most importantly, are a safe and healthy way to shift a few pounds. But what do they all have in common? We spoke to nutrition …

Nutrition

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

Breakfast

This Is Why Japanese Women Have Such Great Skin: The 5 Trends From The Far East That Can Benefit Your Complexion

Japanese skincare is so much more advanced than here in the UK. Find out how adding some new steps to your beauty routine can improve your …

Skin Care

Weather bomb: seven ways to stay warm and look chic

The weather bomb is coming, which means we can expect freezing temperatures and violent winds. Fear not: here’s how to look good (and be secretly warmer than everyone else)<p>Of all the concerns that come with this year’s weather bomb – 80mph winds, -9C, power cuts and uprooted trees – one of the most …

Dry, Red Or Ageing Skin? Try Eating Your Problems Away…

Target your body hang-ups with the right food plan to suit you (and only you).<p>When it comes to healthy eating, we are bombarded with new tips and …

Skin Care

Top five makeup hacks – as chosen by Guardian fashion

<b>How to stop slippy lippy</b><p>This one from Guardian fashion’s Morwenna Ferrier: “Apply three coats of lipstick, dusting pressed powder with an eyeshadow brush on your lips in between each layer. It stays on for about eight hours.”<p><b>How to paint your left hand if you’re a lefty, and vice versa</b><p>Fashionista …