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Baked Camembert pie for sharing

Baked cheese gets even more indulgent. A layer of quince or cranberry jelly adds an extra dimension to this group-sized starter<p>Ingredients<p>375g pack …

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Michael Schumacher: the dangers of early season skiing

They look inviting, but off-piste ski areas in December are like a sea with jagged rocks just below the surface<p>December is the start of the ski season, but the accumulation of winter snow has only just begun. Lower slopes can be bare and in need of artificial snow, and even on higher slopes it is …

Never Take a Bad Picture Again

Look Up at the camera<p>As a selfie pro, <b>Rihanna</b> knows that a slight stare up at the camera is the quickest way to a sexy smoulder. It also raises your …

TOTD: What’s Your List of Top 10 Cars of 2013?

There’s no denying that 2013 was a memorable year full of car launches and news. We’ve already shared our best and most memorable cars and experiences we’ve had in 2013, and we even listed the top 10 most popular web articles. Now it’s your turn. What’s your list of top 10 cars of 2013?<p>Feel free to …

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How to Clean Out Your Fridge for the New Year

On New Year's Eve, Guinea Pig columnist Amiel Stanek starts cleaning out his fridge and freezer. Here's how he decides what to keep and what to pitch<p>If you're anything like me—i.e., a person with a freezer too full of pig parts to close properly and an entire refrigerator shelf devoted to …

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Auld Lang Syne in the Antarctic as stranded adventurers await rescue

30 passengers and crew on the MV Akademik Shokalskiy walk the gangplank – to fashion a makeshift helipad on the snow<p>In the afternoon on New Year's Eve, three dozen passengers from the MV Akademik Shokalskiy walked town the gangplank and stepped on to one of the ice floes that had trapped the ship …

Best WTF Posts of 2013

10. Blow Me by Sebastian Errazuriz<br>An installation that’s a response to the overconsumption of technology, social networking, and instant …

Professional Ballerina Documents Her Pregnancy in Photo Series 'Ballet Beautiful'

The internet has been quite busy with its share of pregnant women who defy normal conventions of child bearing. These was the woman that lifted …

Keep Your Head Up, Angle Your Body, and More Tips to Always Look Good in Photos

Earlier this year, it was revealed that on average, Facebook users upload over 350 million photos to the site <i>every</i> <i>day</i>. (A whooping figure, for sure, …

The Safe, Doctor-Recommended Cleanse You Should Actually Try

With a dizzying array of detox options on the market (juices! powders! elixirs!), Joseph Hooper unearths the one cleanse that's really worth it<p>In writing The Detox Prescription (Rodale), Woodson Merrell, MD, has assumed the role of the sheriff who wants to run magical thinking and hucksters out of …

12 Picture Purr-fect Cat Eyes

While we still have a minute to reminisce about the best beauty comebacks of 2013, we’ll revel in the delight of the cat eye, that edgy yet elegant flick of upper eye liner that recalls the easy glamour of the ’60s. It’s safe to say that with decades in between its initial popularity and this very …

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The Ultimate Elegant Comfort Food: 18 Tasty Risotto Recipes

Homemade mac and cheese may get all the credit for being the ideal comfort food, but for the ultimate in always elegant satisfaction, let us turn our attention to an Italian classic: risotto. No matter the time of year — or time of day for that matter — you’ll find the perfect risotto recipe here …

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The Sexiest (And Most Naked) Celebs On Instagram

It's the year of the naked Instagram.<p>Between Miley Cyrus and her twerk revolution, Kim K and her post-baby bod, and Rihanna just being Bad Gal RiRi, this year has been a sensory overload of sexy stars showing off what their mamas gave them. To honor the time when, among other things, Kendall Jenner …

The Best Celebrity Hairstyles of All Time

Who's the fairest of them all?<p>Whether you're looking for inspiration for a night out or a new cut, or you just love to traipse down the memory lane of beauty moments, we've got a slew of hairstyles for your viewing pleasure. We couldn't pick our number one favorite ... can you?

Getting fit? It only takes a minute...

Could HIIT - better known as High Intensity Interval Training - be a surefire way to lose weight and get fit?<p>There was an odd thing happening in the Equinox Gym, the newly opened temple of fitness that occupies part of what was once the Biba building on Kensington High Street.<p>Alongside the honed …

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New Year's Eve party beauty tips from the experts

The Facegoop team are terrible at parties, but they have gathered some party beauty tips from people who aren't<p>E: So do you have a hot date for New Year, M? Dancing, drinking, debauchery?<p>M: Oh hellz yeah. Me, my duvet, a hot-water bottle and some horse-strength antibiotics. That's a party, right?<p>E: …

Quick tips for a glamorous New Year's Eve

From a touch of faux fur to a splash of embellishment, welcome 2014 in style with our five easy steps<p>New Year's Eve is here and with it one of the biggest party nights of the year. Whether you are tripping the light fantastic or having a modest soirée with friends, the occasion demands a festive …

Pot Roast Chicken with Cider and Apples

<i>This pot roast chicken recipe gives all the joy of a Sunday roast without the hassle.</i><p>Good for winter entertaining and a great family meal, this …

All eyes on 2014: your culture calendar for January

January 2014 is a blockbuster month for film, art, music, TV, books and theatre. Our critics pick the best upcoming entertainment to brighten up your new year<p><b>Compiled by Helen Brown, Dominic Cavendish, Rupert Christiansen, Robbie Collin, Ivan Hewett, Ben Lawrence, Mark Monahan, Tim Robey, Alastair</b> …

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While most people will be reaching for an aspirin to help alleviate their New Year hangover, it appears that the ubiquitous medicine has many other surprising uses. This includes being able to give your flat car battery an emergency boost, keeping flowers fresh and cleaning stains off your clothes. Watch the video for more: http://fw.to/eR1oaEL

Why 'super honey' is the bees' knees for wounds and infections

Surgihoney is cost-effective and speeds healing of hard-to-treat injuries. Can it become the ultimate wound-care product?<p>The healing powers of honey have been known about for thousands of years. But Surgihoney, whose natural antibacterial properties have been boosted, is proving highly effective at …

"#Selfie", "#twerk" and "#hashtag" all make BBC News Magazine's list of 20 most overused words of 2013: http://bbc.in/1g0tEM8 #So, what words ubiquitous last year would you wish to banish in 2014?