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Are you turning your child into a fussy eater?

An intriguing experiment shows Harry Wallop (and his children) that picky eating might be the parent's fault, not the child's<p>Of the many things that can annoy parents, their children’s eating habits often feature high on the list.<p>What makes it more exasperating is that parents know it’s their …

M&S to sell boxes of guaranteed double-yolk eggs

Retailer’s suppliers use ‘candling’ technique to identify the one in a thousand eggs that have what it takes<p>Marks & Spencer has launched a carton of guaranteed double-yolk eggs, despite the probability of finding just one being one in 1,000.<p>The six packs of British free range eggs would go on sale …

Myleene Klass: 'I'm not pointing fingers, but birthdays need to go back to basics'

Singer Myleene Klass writes exclusively about that Instagram post, parents' reactions in the playground - and why she believes children's birthdays should be about fun and family, not showmanship<p>How much damage can one little Instagram post do? I had no idea what I was in for this week, when I …

Homemade cheap and healthy snacks to keep at work

The short winter days may be gradually lengthening as sunset creeps forward, but we still find ourselves looking forward to a mid-afternoon snack to lift the gloom and break up the day.<p>Even if you are a packed lunch aficionado (managing your food shopping and weekly menu with the same military …

Make a Buttery, Moist, Perfect Pound Cake by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

A good pound cake is hard to find—but you can definitely make one at home. Crack the code with these tips from our test kitchen.<p>If you've ever had a piece of subpar pound cake, you know how depressing it can be. What should be sweet and soft is nothing more than a heavy, dry piece of bread …

Dessert

Is this why naked mole rats don’t get cancer?

A newly found protein may be the naked mole rat’s secret weapon in warding off cancer.<p>The hairless, subterranean rodents don’t appear to get cancer …

Biology

The First Disney-Approved ‘Star Wars’ Novel Confirms Stormtroopers Aren’t Clones

As you may recall, there was a bit of an Internet kerfuffle when the <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> teaser revealed John Boyega will be playing a stormtrooper, because dammit, stormtroopers are clones! Yup, that was totally the only reason people got upset. Totally. John Boyega himself took it in …

BT agrees £12bn deal to buy EE

Deal merges Britain’s most-advanced mobile 4G network with the company that owns and operates the UK’s biggest telecoms and broadband network<p>BT Group has finalised a £12.5bn deal to buy EE, Britain’s largest mobile phone network, and cement its status as the biggest player in the UK telecoms market …

Zooey Deschanel Reveals How She Hid Her Pregnancy from Her New Girl Costars

Zooey Deschanel recently shared the happy news that she’s engaged and expecting her first child, but when the <i>New Girl</i> star was filming the show’s …

Saying 'ow' really can ease pain

Scientists saying 'ow' and being vocal does help us tolerate pain.<p>From birth, we instinctively yelp whenever we are hurt.<p>Now, scientists say there is a reason behind our spontaneous groans as being vocal helps us tolerate pain.<p>In a study, 56 people were asked to immerse their hands in painfully …

Fast, Easy, Fresh: 4 Weeknight Dinners to Make in February

Crowd-pleasing sausages, spicy blistered edamame, and the easiest risotto to add to your weeknight dinner roster.<p><b>When you're strapped for time</b> but still craving fast, easy, fresh meals, turn to one of our new favorite quick-comfort dinners made for busy weeknights. Our favorite? A hands-off risotto …

Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

Children throwing tantrums should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with tablets or smartphones, say researchers<p>It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down.<p>But child psychologists say it may be stunting …

Skirt Steak in a Lettuce Wrap with Sliced Steak and Grilled Portobellos

Part of Chef Palmer's ultimate guide to the Super Bowl<p><i>See Charlie Palmer's entire Super Bowl menu—from pre-game to post-game—right here!</i><p><b>For the first half...</b><p>Skirt Steak Lettuce Wrap with Sliced Steak and Grilled Portobellos, Spicy Tomato Chutney<p><i>Serves 8</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>• 2 16 oz skirt steaks• 8 …

3 New Movies That Are Redefining The Horror Genre

At this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Witch, The Nightmare, and Entertainment challenge old ideas of how horror films can look and feel.<p>PARK CITY, Utah — There are horror movies, there are art movies, and then there are those that fall in the sweet spot between where fans of the scary and fans …

Horror

Psychologists Say Doing These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier

Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer, and have better marriages than everyone else.<p>But the causes of happiness are elusive — philosophers have been trying to figure it out for thousands of years.<p>Over the past few decades psychological …

Job Interview Coming Up? Put On Your Consulting Glasses

If you take the perspective of a hiring manager who’s going to conduct a bunch of interviews one after the other, you’ll see why it’s so important for you to change the interview script. As a job-seeker, you have to wake up the interviewer’s sleepy brain.<p>As soon as the interviewer slips into the …

Thousands gather in London to protest against lack of affordable housing

Thousands of people gathered outside City Hall on Saturday to demand Boris Johnson urgently tackle the lack of affordable housing in the capital and curb the spiralling rents that they warn are “ripping the heart” out of London.<p>An estimated 5,000 encircled the building and urged the mayor to tackle …

Evidence Of Expanding Universe May Have Been Just Dirt

Support for cosmic inflation just deflated a bit<p>It was a huge win for Big Bang supporters when, in March 2014, a team of astronomers claimed they had found direct evidence to support the concept of cosmic inflation—the super-rapid expansion of the Universe that occurred just fractions of a second …

Universe

Pump Up Your Excitement With These New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Photos

Hot on the heels of the season five trailer (both leaked and official), HBO has released several new <i>Game Of Thrones</i> photos to build some excitement and create questions pertaining to what will happen in the new season. Sure, book readers already know all the intricate details and happenings that we …

Labour government will be catastrophic for Britain, warns Boots boss

Election of Ed Miliband in May would jeopardise business prospects in the UK, says Italian businessman Stefano Pessina, a man estimated to be worth £7.5  billion<p>Stefano Pessina, the driving force behind the $70 billion transatlantic merger of Alliance Boots and Walgreens and one of the country’s …

Game of Thrones: no new George RR Martin book for 2015

The Winds of Winter, the next book in Martin's hit Game of Thrones series, will not be published this year<p>Fans anxiously waiting for the release of George RR Martin's sixth <b>Game of Thrones</b> novel, The Winds of Winter, are unlikely to see the book published this year, according to Martin's UK …

Long-necked Jurassic 'dragon' discovered in China

Dinosaur fossils discovered in China may have given rise to legends of dragons<p>A new dinosaur which had an extraordinarily long neck has been discovered in China and named the ‘Dragon of Qijiang.’<p>Qijianglong (pronounced "CHI-jyang-lon") is about 15 metres in length and lived about 160 million years …

'Full English Bunny' Gets Soho Restaurant Bunnychow Awarded 'Most Innovative Breakfast' Title

A South African restaurant in London has been hailed for creating the UK's most innovative breakfast dish.<p>Bunnychow in Wardour Street, Soho, sells a …

Why watching TV crime dramas is good for your brain

To stay healthy, the human brain needs to be kept active, and suspense-filled small screen thrillers provides a taxing mental workout<p>On a cold January night, the prospect of ditching your resolution to get fit - or read the complete works of Tolstoy - and putting your feet up in front of a good TV …

Natural History Museum main hall displays – in pictures

With news that a blue whale skeleton will replaced the diplodocus as part of a completely new display at of the main Hintze Hall (formerly the central hall), we look at some other displays from a year after it was opened in 1881

View from space: India by night and by day

Two photos taken by ISS astronauts – one at night and the other in daylight – show the peninsula of southern India.<p>The night image of the Indian …

The battle of the burgers: who has stolen McDonald's crown?

With scandal abroad and strong competition, not to mention a 'smell of vinegar and grease', it's hardly surprising that McDonald's customers are buying their burgers elsewhere<p>“So this is what America tastes like”, I thought, dreamily, on my first trip to <b>McDonald’s</b>, more than thirty years ago. There …

Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

David Oyelowo: Benedict Cumberbatch is not racist

David Oyelowo, star of Selma, says the controversy over Benedict Cumberbatch's use of the word 'coloured' is ridiculous<p>David Oyelowo has defended Benedict Cumberbatch for using the word “coloured”, saying it is “ridiculous” to label him a racist.<p>Cumberbatch issued a public apology after being …

David Oyelowo

Why is Hershey's afraid of British chocolate?

The US confectionery giant is blocking the import of British favourites such as Cadbury, but many Americans have a growing taste for good chocolate<p>American-based fans of British chocolate have been left reeling at <b>Hershey's action to ban their favourite bars from the US</b>.<p>The American confectionery …

Hershey