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The foundations that will give you flawless skin this summer

In almost every woman’s make-up bag you’ll find foundation. Like mascara, it’s one of those products that some of us can’t leave the house without. It’s also a product that we’re willing to invest in. However, despite the vast amount of formulas on the market today, foundation is still the beauty …

Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints

When it comes to choosing gray paint, looks can be deceiving: Often grays that look fine on a swatch end up being too blue-toned on a wall, making …

Living with Crohn’s disease

I often remember myself as the nine-year-old boy crouching over the living room sofa in pain. I would ask my Mum, "What is wrong with my stomach?" My …

What is contouring and how does it work

If there's one word that's captured the beauty world the past couple of years, it's contouring. But what exactly is it and how do you make it work for you? And, more importantly, how do you stop it looking like you've got into a crazy fight with some bronzing powder?<p>Contouring, in the most simplest …

Makeup

Drink: the best alcohol-free tipples to get you through a dry January

One of the main reasons for not giving up booze for January is that the alternatives are so unappealing. Even citrus-flavoured drinks tend to have a cloying note of sweetness, while smoothies are more like meal replacements than a refreshing accompaniment to one.<p>That’s gradually changing, though, …

Dry January

14 Fresh and Fast Smoothie Recipes

Maybe you were given a fancy, shiny new blender over the holidays; maybe you've made a New Year's resolution to eat more fruits and vegetables; or maybe you just have a healthy appreciation for quick, tasty breakfasts. Whatever the case, we're big fans of smoothies here at Serious Eats, and we …

Twitter's Favorite Astrologers Predict What Your 2017 Will Look Like

Do yourself a favor: stop looking back at 2016. It's time to look ahead, and Twitter's favorite astrologers — Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky of @PoetAstrologers — are here to guide you once more with their 2017 horoscope predictions.<p>"2017 will be a year where restraint is needed," said …

18 Expert-Tested Ways to Prevent a Hangover

There's more to it than just chugging some water before you fall asleep.<p>Ask any expert, and they'll tell you that the best way to avoid a hangover is to lay off the booze, mostly because there's no hard-and-fast, research-backed remedy.<p>But the truth is that sometimes, even experts who know better …

Alcohol

How to heal your gut with great food

<i>Seven years ago Lee Holmes deteriorated to the point she couldn’t get out of bed. Then she created a toxin-free, good-bacteria-friendly diet, and her health returned.</i><p>'I’ve just taught a yoga class and am about to have a bowl of saffron and white-bean soup for dinner,’ Lee Holmes tells me over the …

Wellness

How to lose weight without gaining wrinkles

There’s a saying that goes, ‘At a certain age, you have to choose between your face and your ass.’ Often attributed to the French actress Catherine Deneuve, it rings true for us all. Indeed, last year Jane Fonda admitted she’s 10lbs heavier than she’d like to be for the sake of her face and, when …

10 ways to get your children to love skiing

I'm cold!" "My feet hurt!" "I don't like it!"<p>Most parents have, with a sinking heart, heard these phrases uttered by their kids during their first few family ski holidays. But fear not. Here are 10 research-based tips for resilience on the slopes that may put an end to the whinging once and for all.<p>…

Aung San Suu Kyi

My Mission to Give Up Deodorant

Should you happen to find yourself shoulder to shoulder with me in the coming months, a bit of a warning: I’ve been on a mission to stop wearing deodorant, and it’s a bit touch and go.<p>I made the decision to give up deodorant last spring when I was going through my seasonal clothing switch and I …

Breast Cancer

I enjoy a glass of wine alone – is that wrong?

There are those who think that the occasional unchaperoned tipple is a slippery slope. Victoria Moore wholeheartedly disagrees<p>Since cutting my alcohol intake last summer I’ve become acutely aware of which drinks I can pass over without regret and which give real pleasure. As I’ve been discarding …

Relationship sabbaticals: The new, smart alternative to divorce

Relationship sabbaticals suddenly seem to be A Thing. As usual, celebrities lead the way – Emma Thompson recommends them for us all (‘Every marriage should have a kind of a sabbatical,’ she has said. ‘Couples should be forced to take a break from each other every so often, if just for a year or …

Sabbaticals

Ignoring a minor stroke ups risk for more strokes soon after | Reuters

(Reuters Health) – People who have a minor stroke – or even a mini-stroke - are at serious risk for further strokes in the next few days, but many people delay going to the hospital because they do not recognize the symptoms, UK researchers warn.<p>Often for these kinds of stroke, experts recommend …

Oxford University

From peppermint to oolong: the surprising health benefits of a cup of tea

Us Brits don't really need more of a reason to drink tea - but today (21 April) is National Tea Day, so there's an added incentive to put the kettle on.<p>The recent news that drinking camomile tea may help women live longer has got us thinking about the health benefits of our morning cuppa.<p>Here we …

Tea

These women are single, sexy – and over 60. Meet the 'freemales'

If you believe the statistics, women over 60 are now acting like 30-year-olds. They are getting divorced, they are having sex and they are stubbornly refusing to ‘act their age’. Above all, they are choosing to be single in numbers never seen before.<p>What the hell is happening? Divorce statistics …

Relationships

Don't tell cancer patients what they could be doing to cure themselves

If you’re a religious person, for the love of God, don’t tell someone with cancer that if they’d just drink juice (or take vitamins, or pray or have a “positive attitude”) that they could cure themselves.<p>And if you’re not a religious person, for the love of reason and decency, don’t tell someone …

Cancer

11 tech skills that will get you a salary of $105,000 or more

More than 50,000 developers responded to Stack Overflow's annual developer survey— the absolute best look at the state of the technology industry, as reported by the people actually working in it.<p>Here are the top tools, technologies, and programming languages that Stack Overflow's developer …

The case for eating cereal for breakfast again

Just when it’s needed most, America’s love affair with cereal is coming to an end.<p>Despite its iconic status in the US, cereal consumption has been falling for the past 10 years, and the trend is expected to continue. In 2005, Americans ate approximately 155 million tons of cereal. By 2015, that had …

Nutrition

Is Boxed Wine Bad?

If I’m at a gathering and I see the wine I’m being served is coming from a box, I wince a little. I don’t mean to: It’s an unconscious reaction. But, it’s exactly this sort of reaction that is keeping boxed wine from achieving its potential.<p>Why Boxed Wine is a Good Idea<p>1. It's better for people who …

35 pieces of life advice from women who’ve lived to be 100

Drink lots, have sex and don't take life too seriously<p>The world’s longest living woman reached the grand old age of 116 years old, and advances in …

Ellen DeGeneres's Powerful Speech at the Teen Choice Awards: "Be Proud of Being Different"

"Embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important and fitting in is not all that matters."<p>Ellen DeGeneres delivered a moving speech at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, which also happened to be the same day as the seven-year anniversary of her marriage to Portia de Rossi.<p>Ellen was …

My life as an autistic Wikipedian

Two years ago, I discovered that I was on the autism spectrum. As I learned more about myself and the way my brain worked, I started to look at past experiences through the lens of this newly-found aspect. In this essay, I share some of what I’ve learned along the way about my successes, my …

Autism

The world's sexiest, kinkiest and strangest hotels

You May Be Getting More Sleep Than You Think

Overactive brains can lead people, even those with insomnia, to underestimate how much they’re sleeping<p>Have you ever had nights when you feel like you barely slept, only to hear from your partner in the morning that you were actually out like a light?<p>It turns out that many people are terrible …

Sleep

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

Good looks can get you far in life, but psychologists say there are unrecognised pitfalls for the beautiful. David Robson reports.<p>Can you be too beautiful? It is hardly a problem that most of us have to contemplate – as much as we might like to dream that it were the case.<p>Yet the blessings and …

Psychology

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

France

Food labels deciphered: nasty ingredients to look out for

Food additives deemed safe in the UK have been linked to cancer, allergic reactions, asthma and a host of other ailments. Here are the food label nasties to look out for<p>Food manufacturers add thousands of different chemicals to processed food. The majority are safe but some are controversial - …