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Grace Dent: ‘The processed food debate is MSG-sprinkled class war'

I love a dinner of Birds Eye potato waffle with spaghetti hoops, and a Heinz salad cream smile on the side of the plate<p>My hackles rise whenever posh foodies talk of their childhood eureka moment: how a girolle shook their world<p>For huge swaths of this country, the eating of processed food is our …

Processed Food

It's been a long time--years?--since I first saw this tweeted, and I still think about it all the time.

My name is Wil Wheaton. I live with chronic Depression, and I am not ashamed.

<i>I’m about to go speak to NAMI Ohio’s statewide conference, Fulfilling the Promise. These are the remarks I prepared for my speech.</i>Before I begin, I …

WH Smith apologises after outcry over hospital shop prices

WH Smith has apologised after a computer error resulted in some toiletries in hospital shops being sold at almost eight times the high street price.<p>The newsagent said it was conducting a review after it emerged that Colgate toothpaste was being sold for £7.99 in its hospital kiosks. It has outlets …


Dog shoots man: Iowa pet pulls trigger on owner

With best friends like these, who needs enemies?<p>An Iowa man says his dog inadvertently shot him while they were roughhousing Wednesday.<p>Richard Remme, 51, of Fort Dodge, told police he was playing with his dog, Balew, on the couch and tossed the dog off his lap. He says when the pit bull-Labrador …


‘I had to guard an empty room’: the rise of the pointless job

A bullshit job is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee can't justify its existence<p>In countries such as Brazil, some buildings still have elevator operators whose entire job is to push the button for you<p>I had one responsibility: watching an inbox of forms asking …


Pete Tong - BBC Radio1 - 27-Apr-2018

Tracklist and Free Download here: ...<p> - the best of underground dance …

Tokyo opposes South Korea’s mango mousse showing map of Korean peninsula, including disputed islands<p>Japan has demanded that South Korea rethink a mango mousse dessert it plans to serve at summit with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, because it features a map of the Korean peninsula, including …

North Korea

What is Britain eating? The ultra-processed truth about 10 of our bestselling foods

As the saying goes: if your granny wouldn’t have recognised what’s in it, it’s probably not real food. Yet half the food we take home is made in factories from a list of ingredients and additives as long as your arm, most of which never found a place in any grandparents’ kitchen cupboard – and …


BBC presenter falls in swimming pool during live interview

The sports presenter Mike Bushell made a splash as he fell in a swimming pool during a live interview on BBC Breakfast.<p>Bushell was preparing to chat to the England Commonwealth Games swimmers Sarah Vasey, Adam Peaty, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Ben Proud and James Guy, who were sitting on the edge of a …


Kraftwerk - Radioactivity (1788-L Remix)

The parody front page from The Boston Globe. Published 2 years ago with headlines like “Deportations to Begin” and “Markets Sink as Trade War Looms”.

Ghost towns are rarely abandoned all at once. Whether caused by catastrophe or economic change, the decline is usually slow. But the strange story of Varosha, Cyprus, shows how one of the world's most popular tourist destinations became an empty, crumbling ruin overnight.


If the person who named Walkie Talkies named everything Stamps = Lickie Stickie Defibrillators = Hearty Starty Bumble bees = Fuzzy Buzzy Pregnancy test = Maybe Baby Bra =Breastie Nestie Fork= Stabby Grabby Socks = Feetie Heatie Hippo = Floatie Bloatie Nightmare = Screamy Dreamy

'DEFENDER!' by Steve Bruce: A Review

<i>Thanks to Mark Shanley for the brilliant Steve Bruce illustration.</i><p>“As I drove home across the Pennines, I felt I had done as much as I could possibly …

Jeff Mills: "I think in terms of electronic music, a lot of it will disappear"

In a new in-depth interview with London nightclub <i>fabric</i>, techno whiz Jeff Mills discusses science fiction, new technology, artificial intelligence, …

Top 10 Best of Chris Morris

Doctors stunned to find huge air pocket where part of man's brain should be

An elderly man who turned up in an emergency department in Northern Ireland after a series of falls has stunned doctors who found a huge air-filled cavity where part of his brain should have been.<p>The 84-year-old was referred to A&E by his doctor after several months of feeling unsteady on his feet …


The Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion (Cassette Single Edit 1)


The Sisters of Mercy - First And Last And Always (The Aftershow Chill Out Remix)


Wham! - This Corrosion


#Tokyo's Shinjuku station, world's busiest. 36 platforms. 200 exits. 3.7 million users—a day. Here portrayed in a beautiful cross-section (in ballpoint!) by Tomoyuki Tanaka.

Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is back

It was a useful calling card. And it was better than the terrible trap of being in a soap<p>In 1985, Douglas Adams said the BBC’s view of the first series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was like Macbeth’s attitude to murder: “Initial doubts, followed by cautious enthusiasm, then greater and …

TV Series

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I don't see anything about this in the manual ✈️#ua1175

Millions of Americans Demand $130,000 for Not Having Sex with Trump

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Americans on Wednesday demanded that Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, issue them checks in the amount of $130,000 for not having sex with Trump.<p>After Cohen revealed that he had issued such a check to Stormy Daniels, a porn star who he …

Stormy Daniels

Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom

Sometime in 2006, when my ex-boyfriend failed to show up for dinner, I assumed something was wrong or perhaps he’d forgotten. About a week later, calling to apologise, he told me he’d had an overdose, accidentally injecting a lethal cocktail of venom from three snakes. A lot has been written about …