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15 Keto-Approved Recipes to Keep Your Weight-Loss Goals on Track

If you've recently committed to following the ketogenic diet, chances are you're doing it in an effort to lose weight. If that's the case, you'll need to make sure you choose your meals and snacks wisely, as many keto-approved recipes, while low in carbs, are high in fat. Luckily, we've got you …

Healthy Eating

The 10 Best Family Board Games of 2018

Finding high-quality, screen-free diversions that you and your family can enjoy together can be tough to find, but is absolutely essential. Hosting …

Board Games

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

Food

The best recent thrillers – review roundup

Hollywood’s loss was British readers’ gain in the case of Philip Kerr, who died last month. After the success of his remarkable Berlin Noir trilogy, featuring compromised Nazi-era detective Bernie Gunther, the writer was enticed to California to prepare a series of treatments for films. They were …

Books

21 Delicious Keto Snacks That'll Convince You to Try the Diet Out

You might not know the ins and outs of the ketogenoc diet, but you've probably heard of it or seen it hashtagged on one of your social feeds. The …

Seedlings grow tall with cold tea and a stroke

Simple solutions for the seed sowing season<p>Ever since I received my first packet of seed (from Santa Claus, when I was six) I have found sparking life into little plants endlessly fascinating. It may come as no surprise that March, the official start of seed-sowing season, is my favourite time of …

Gardening

Anna Quindlen's 6 favorite books by contemporary female authors

<i>In Anna Quindlen's new novel,</i> Alternate Side<i>, a cozy Manhattan neighborhood is upended by a violent crime. Below, the best-selling author and</i> …

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

Our House by Louise Candlish, The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor, Tangerine by Christine Mangan, House of Beauty by Melba Escobar and Ragnar Jónasson’s The Darkness<p>Given the current preoccupation with housing, the property-porn thriller looks set to become a staple of crime fiction, and <b>Our House</b> by …

Books

How to Make Low-Carb Nachos

Salty chips, cheese, spicy salsa, guacamole, cilantro, sour cream and maybe some refried beans or ground meat— these are mostly low-carb options and …

8 gripping British detective shows to watch on Netflix

Nobody does detective shows quite like the Brits.<p>Sure, America has Columbo, Castle and all those tenacious CSI sleuths, but they’re no match for …

Entertainment

Recipe: Winter fish stew warms the soul with chorizo, white beans, and garlic toasts

This stew draws inspiration from Spanish and Portuguese traditions, where pork, seafood, and potatoes or beans play important roles. In this pot, …

Force of Nature by Jane Harper, book review: A deftly assembled and cleverly paced novel

British author Jane Harper brings a potent outsider’s eye once again to the uncanniness of the Australian bush in the follow-up to her powerful …

17 Amazing UK Shows That You Can Watch Instead Of These Popular American Ones

When it comes to TV entertainment, the Brits seem to do it better. Whether it's with the deathly dysphoria of <i>Black Mirror</i> or the biting humour of <i>In</i> …

TV

The 28 Scottish novels you must read in 2018 - including Irvine Welsh's latest

These new releases are hotly tipped to be the highlights of your bookshelf for the upcoming year.<p>It's a new year and that means it's time for new …

Books

Raising Kids in Delhi’s Worsening Air

Morning in Delhi, the world’s most polluted megacity: the alarm erupts, the coffee boils, and I look out the window. Ominous clouds of vapor have erased the lime and jamun trees in the park across the way. I can barely see across the street and, beyond the curb, the world vanishes into mist.<p>“The …

Pollution

The godfather of Brit noir: cult crime writer Ted Lewis is due a renaissance

When he died in 1982, he was remembered in the literary world – if at all – solely as the man who “wrote that film with Michael Caine”.<p>When he died …

Instant Pot® Vegan Cabbage Detox Soup Recipe

"This simple vegan cabbage soup is perfect for a detox diet. It's a tasty no-fuss recipe that takes 30 minutes to make in your Instant …

This One-Pot, No-Roux Macaroni and Cheese Is Crazy Creamy

I am an equal opportunity macaroni eater. I like it baked. I like it made with a roux. I even like it out of the blue box. You may think the …

Cooking

The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In …

Banana Cherry Custard Muffins

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:30 minActive:10 min<p>Yield:12 muffins<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories56Total Fat2 gramsSaturated …

These are the secret Netflix movie codes and other tips you need to know

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>Among its most popular series …

Birmingham, UK

'If you're looking for Nordic angst, forget it!': your favourite books of 2017

From mind-bending typography to birdsong, from short stories to long lives, Guardian readers pick their favourite reads<p><b>Elmet by Fiona Mozley</b> <b>(JM Originals)</b><p>This brilliant, Man Booker-shortlisted first novel has been described as a noir, and it has echoes of southern gothic. A violent act precipitates …

Books

Top 10 experimental thrillers

Gertrude Stein once said fiction that merely related events was no longer interesting in an age of ubiquitous mass media. But Stein remained fascinated by literature, specifically the detective novel, which she considered the singularly modern fictional form. When the man or woman in question is …

Books

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The 10 Creepiest Documentaries On Netflix

There are a lot of great things about the holiday season — delicious foods and drinks, more opportunities to hang out with the people you love, and …

Critic's 'Ghost List' Has Books, Music And A TV Show That Deserve A Second Look

I don't believe in ghosts, but sometimes when I walk through my house I think I hear the forlorn cries of all the books, movies and TV shows that I've loved over the past few months but never got around to talking about. And so, every December, I try to silence those cries with my annual "Ghost …

Books

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Gratin

<i>Instant Pot sweet potato gratin is quicker than its oven-baked version but tastes equally delicious. Sweet potatoes, rich sauce are layered & topped</i> …

Sweet Potatoes

Try These 3 Yoga Moves for a Healthier, Stronger Spine

Yoga 216's Nicole Katz demonstrates three yoga moves to strengthen the muscles around your spine.<p>When you think about building strength, your spine …