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Shania Twain on abuse, betrayal and finding her voice: ‘I wanted a break – but not for 15 years’

She recorded the bestselling album ever made by a woman, but later disappeared from the limelight. As she begins her first album tour since 2002, she talks about the violent childhood and devastating divorce that make her pop’s great survivor<p>Shania Twain was at the peak of her powers when she lost …

Jay Leno

The breakup guru who ​invented conscious uncoupling: ‘I understand the backlash’

Katherine Woodward Thomas’s term went mainstream when Gwyneth Paltrow used it to announce her separation from Chris Martin. But, argues the lifestyle guru, divorcing happily is not just for the rich and famous<p>For someone who has coached thousands of people through their separations, been through a …

Relationships

104-Year-Old Japanese Doctor Gives 14 Healthy Tips For Long Life

It can be said that Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara is responsible for the longevity of the Japanese, because his advice helped his people live happily and …

The Arts

Slow-cooking tips from chefs and food writers

Winter is only moments away and that means rugging up and indulging in hearty long-braised stews and slow-roasted meats.<p>Here, five expert …

Slow Cookers

Plug Adapters For Italian Outlets

When you travel to Italy, you’ll be faced with the fact that none of your electronic devices will plug directly into an Italian wall socket.<p>This …

Arduino

Need A Boost To Be Your Best Self? Here’s How To Increase Your Metabolism

You step on the scale only to see that it hasn’t moved at all. Or you get into the afternoon and just can’t stop yawning. What is causing your system …

Fitness

Tips for Dining in Italy

Italian food is a misnomer in many ways because food in Italy varies greatly from region to region and in many cases even from town to town. Italians …

Italy

Travel Palette: Procida Island

<b>Story:</b> A pastel palette sets the mood in Procida, a Mediterranean island just off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. Inspiration awaits …

Travelers

Photos of the Tsukiji Fish Market

With an area of about 230,000 square meters, Tsukiji fish market is one of the largest fish markets in the world. Inside there are also many …

Japan

From Venice into the mountains: fizzing around on the prosecco trail

Prosecco is more popular than ever and from the bacaros of La Serenissima into the Veneto its qualities are being celebrated – and visiting its producers makes for a great wine holiday, too<p>Few cities are more intimately acquainted with a drink than Venice is with prosecco. Produced mainly in the …

Italy

Healthy Eating Tips for Runners

<b>1. EAT BEFORE</b><p>If you’re heading out for an hour or more, you need some fuel at least 30 minutes before you run. “I generally go with the three-to-one …

Nutrition

Inside a Three-Day Trek Through the Serengeti of North America

After being eradicated for 70 years, eight grey wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park’s ecosystem in 1995. As a result, the wolves regenerated the park, bringing it back to life with proper a balance of predator and prey—and bringing species such as beavers, birds, bears, and mice, …

National Parks

Take A Stroll Through Portugal

Learn The Best Walking Routes Throughout The Country Of Portugal<p>By Jill Webb<p>Portugal is home to many stunning views just waiting to be seen by …

European Travel

The Top 10 Most Underrated Destinations in France

The Auvergne in Central France<p>If you're after underrated destinations, the whole of the Auvergne will qualify. It's a glorious mountainous area -- …

France

Creamy Cold Banana Cake

This creamy cold banana cake is so delicious! If you like banana desserts then this recipe is the real deal for you! It is very easy to make and you …

Dessert

Queenstown River House

A brand new build set along the Shotover, this Queenstown River House is your chance to move directly into an impressive piece of architecture. …

Outdoor Spaces

7 Reasons You NEED to be Traveling With a VPN

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) have been around for a while now, and while they might have previously been viewed by travelers as a ‘nice thing to …

Privacy

How to clean your Apple Watch

Given that it spends much of its time clinging to your wrist, it's no wonder your Apple Watch gets a little grubby after a while. Clean away that …

Smartwatches

Isabella Rossellini: ‘I’ve learned so much watching – rather than eating – my 120 chickens’

The actor and farmer on her father’s pasta sauce, bee-keeping – and being fed by Martin Scorsese’s mother<p><b>I live on a 21-acre farm</b> in the countryside near Bellport, Long Island, and we have a lot of vegetables and a lot of eggs from rare heirloom chickens and there’s nothing like them. The taste of …

Chickens

The raw fruits and vegetables that improve mental health, according to study

Eating raw fruits and vegetables could boost mental health and assuage depressive symptoms, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Mental Health

Easy Exercise For Beginners to Do at Home

You don't have to do long, difficult workouts to lose weight. In fact, if you're just starting out, easy exercise for beginners work best. There are …

Exercise

These 3 Vitamins Stop And Prevent Brain Loss

It has been estimated that 1 out of 5 people over the age of 70 suffer from a cognitive disorder which will gradually progress to dementia. According …

Alzheimer's Disease

A First-Time Visitor’s Guide to Singapore

You’d think a tiny nation the size of an average American city would be easy to know at a glance, but Singapore specializes in defying …

Asia Travel

A Mini City Guide to Rome

Rome is known as the ‘Eternal City’, a city filled with such an abundance of ancient treasures that it’s impossible to focus on just one. Needless to …

Italy

The World's Most Memorable Train Journeys

A journey by rail delivers a smorgasbord of natural wonders and local culture via a wonderfully antiquated mode of transport. Whether it’s riding a …

Trains

Classic Anzac biscuits

Ingredients<p>Method<p>Notes<p>Toasted rolled oats are available from select supermarkets and delicatessens. If unavailable, spread rolled oats on an oven …

Biscuits

It’s pretty simple to change your ways

That’s what a client of mine, Lucy, said on our recent coaching call. The fortnight prior she was deliberating hosting an event for a select group of …

Motivation

Shannon Bennett's salmon, herbs, and soft-boiled egg rice bowl - Recipes

1<p>Preheat oven to 150°C.<p>2<p>Cook rice according to packet instructions and set aside.<p>3<p>Place salmon on a lined baking tray, drizzle over olive oil, season …

Cooking (Australia)

Honey-glazed chicken drumsticks with pearl couscous salad - Recipes

1<p>Preheat oven to 220°C. Line three baking trays with baking paper.<p>2<p>Put honey, harissa (if using), garlic, lemon zest and half the juice into a large …

Cooking (Australia)

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

Manchester