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Easy, Healthy Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

Don't be afraid to cook outside of the box when you're trying to lose weight. Choose ingredients that you don't normally cook with, and make …

On taking yourself seriously as a writer

In those heady days, back in 1995, when I achieved my dream and had my first novel The Temple of Hymen published by Penguin, it was easy to take …

It's Never too Late to... Write a Novel

In the first of an occasional series, we go in search of people who have pursued a passion later in life<p>Got a half-finished novel in your bottom drawer which you have been too shy to show anyone? Well, now is the time to give your baby the TLC it needs. Imagine how proud you will feel if you buckle …

Models of all sizes are on the rise, but designers aren't totally on board

The fashion industry has had some major breakthroughs recently: Body positivity hero Tess Munster became the first-ever model of her height and size …

Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Talks About Haters and Negative Reactions

For part of last week, it felt like no one could stop talking about Tess Holliday, the 5'5", size-22 model who was being called the first woman of her size and height to be signed to a major modeling agency (Milk, out of the U.K.). There were cheers and there was backlash, with people complaining …

Teens Crave Young Adult Books on Really Dark Topics (and That's OK)

When I was 12 years old, I became an avid reader, my bookshelves stuffed with paperbacks like Jackie Collins’ <i>Hollywood Wives</i>, Sidney Sheldon’s <i>The</i> …

Books

Incredibly Detailed Dioramas Fantastically Look Like Real Life

Japanese hobbyist Satoshi Arakis creates painstakingly-detailed dioramas at an incredible 1/32 and 1/35 scale. And, what's even more impressive is that he does all of this work at night, after he's done with his day job. Arakis constructs and paints objects that fit in the palm of your hand, and he …

Using Only Circles, Famous Films are Cleverly Turned into Minimalist Posters

Designer Nick Barclay is back with a new series that's all about famous films. While his last set was more serious, showing symptoms of depression with geometric designs, this batch is a bit lighter and he does away with all shapes except for the circle. In true minimalist form, he condenses down …

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Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

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Exploring the bleak, real world set of The Hunger Games

The first instalment of the blockbuster film series was shot in North Carolina, including around a ghostly, abandoned mill town.<p>In a clearing surrounded by autumn-tinged trees, a row of near-identical clapboard houses stood before me. Their military alignment and similarity were the only organised …

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