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Beauty Insiders Never Leave These Products at Home

VIPs like Lily Kwong, Jessica Richards, and Rose-Marie Swift always travel with these beauty must-haves. Perhaps you should, too.

Easy cakes and treats for workplace celebrations

No time or inclination to spend hours slaving over a colleague’s birthday cake? Try these easy and quick recipes and still get brownie points with workmates...

Birthday Cake

10 Things That Likable People Do Consistently

Do you ever think that nobody sees the real you, the likable you? Jump into this list and immediately start endearing yourself to others.<p>On some level, most of us want to be liked. Even if you work to maintain an appropriate distance from your team or employees, the more that people like you and …

Self-improvement

You can't 'outrun' obesity: Study says exercise doesn't help weight loss

LONDON — A team of British cardiologists have said it's time to "bust the myth" that regular exercise tackles obesity.<p>The strongly-worded editorial …

How to Build a Salad You Actually Want to Eat

When people think of adding more greens and veggies to their meals, the first thing that comes to mind is salad. It’s easy to throw together, you can …

Healthy Eating

Fasting facts: is the 5:2 diet too good to be true?

More than a year since they first hit the bookshops, 5:2 diet books are still bestsellers on Amazon. As a result, it is not uncommon to witness people, with that odd wind-tunnel facial effect of rapid weight loss, dishing up spaghetti fashioned from courgettes while excitedly apologising for any …

Wellness

World's Top 7 Smart Cities Of 2015 Are Not The Ones You'd Expect

(<b>Update</b> – see also on this topic: From Sustainability Chief To Resilience Officer: Top 5 New Roles For A Smart City Team)<p>You are probably familiar with the concept of the Smart City, a city which uses digital technologies to improve the quality of public and private services, while reducing costs …

1. Amazon Will Finally Face Its Match/Matches

“While Amazon still clearly rules the digital shopping roost, other retailers are finally getting their digital businesses in order such that shoppers don’t always have to think Amazon first,” writes Wendy Liebmann, CEO of WSL Strategic Retail in her report, “Trends From the Edge.”<p>Mass-market …

eCommerce

What is primer, and do you need to use it?

Do you actually need to use a transparent base layer cream - otherwise known as a primer - everyday? We got three make-up artists to give us a primer on primers<p>BY <b>Sonia Haria</b> | 21 January 2015<p>Such is the conveyor-belt nature of the beauty industry, a new product comes along quicker than the time it …

Smart Ways To Make The Most Of A Compact Kitchen

<i>Joanna Simmons, Houzz Contributor</i><p>We might all dream of a huge family kitchen, but most of us have to make do with something smaller. That said, whatever the size of our kitchen, the demands we place on it tend to be the same. We want it to function well for preparing and cooking meals. We might …

Five inspiring fitness bloggers

Meet the fitness bloggers pushing their bodies to the limits and inspiring us to do the same<p>BY <b>Jessica Salter</b> | 20 January 2015<p><i>Imperfect Matter</i> <br>Cat Meffan, a 27-year-old jewellery designer from Hertfordshire, blogs about exercises such as the perfect plank position - demonstrated via her YouTube …

Seven charts that explain what's going on in the global economy right now

From the spectre of deflation to the collapse in global oil prices, here's what the World Bank is diagnosing for our struggling world economy<p>The World Bank has issued its latest health check <b>on the state of the global economy.</b><p>The Bank expects a combination of falling oil prices and low interest …

Colourful & Decadent Moroccan Nights Wedding Ideas

At the beginning of planning a wedding it can be tricky to pin down an idea and go with it. I hope this afternoon’s feature will assist you a little …

The Founder Of Minecraft Threw An Epic Party To Celebrate His $70 Million Home Purchase

In December, Swedish video game programmer Markus Persson, best known as the creator of Minecraft, outbid Jay Z and Beyonce for a $70 million home in Beverly Hills.<p>The 23,000-square-foot home is completely over the top, with a 16-car garage, home gym, and giant infinity pool. It was the most ever …

Five experts reveal the secrets to long-term love

<b>This article was originally published in 2014.</b><p>It's the question we all want to know the answer to: how to keep sex and love alive. Here, our experts give their tips on how to have a happy relationship, from 'argument enders' to alone time.<p><i>First, we have the author Kate Figes. Her non-fiction books</i> …

‘Who Says I Don’t Approve?' Gwyneth Paltrow On Jennifer Lawrence

• Grazia<br>• Fashion<br>• Shopping<p>by Emma Spedding | 15 01 2015<p>[Rex]<p>‘Who Says I Don’t Approve?' Gwyneth Paltrow On JLaw<p>Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence …

Brad Pitt

The economics of happiness can make for sad reading

The link between rising incomes and happiness was challenged before the financial crisis but falling living standards have muddied the waters<p>You have a job. You live in a small town in New Jersey, New South Wales or West Sussex. You are neither poor nor rich. You haven’t had a real pay rise in the …

Economics

Wearable chief Mike Bell wants Intel inside your jewelry, clothing, watches, and headphones (interview)

Mike Bell, vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Devices Group, is a wearable kind of guy. He is leading the world’s biggest chip maker into the market for wearable devices, as part of a larger bid to become the technology provider for the Internet of Things, or smart and connected …

8 Simple Ways To Save Money

Life<p>by Holly Peacock | 03 12 2014<p>[Getty]<p>Sometimes when it comes to cash we need to give ourselves a stern talking to. Those spending habits we’ve …

10 children's app trends for 2015

How your kids might be playing, learning and creating on devices this year, as well as how those apps may get them out in the real world<p>Many children are growing up with apps and digital media as part of their lives, alongside reading, physical play, television and other forms of entertainment and …

Apps

5 Things That Happen To Every Long-Term Couple, According to Science

Life<p>by Ellie Wiseman | 25 09 2016<p>© Getty<p>Couples in a long-term relationship often end up resembling each other in one way or another. After all, if …

Now millions face mortgage 'porting' woes when moving

Lenders are using new rules to get rid of unprofitable customers – and all borrowers who want to move house are paying the price<p>Some banks and building societies are making it difficult for all borrowers to keep their mortgage when they move house in a crude tactic to weed out customers they no …

Here's What A 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe

The amount Athens owes its partners is equivalent to just a tiny fraction of the eurozone's economy, but some analysts are still worried that a 'Grexit' could ultimately cost Europe its single currency.<p>Global markets plunged at the beginning of last week, seized by a fresh bout of fears that Greece …

51 Ways to Cook Root Veggies

Cooking

Suzi Perry on F1 technology, her love of Apple and useful emojis

<b>When did your love of gadgetry start?</b><p>From the moment my dad [a music promoter] bought an eight-track. I was about five. He put it in his car and I was amazed that we could listen to the music we wanted, rather than the radio. I’ve still got it, along with some of his tapes: stuff like the Eagles, …