Michelle Chukwu

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Leonardo DiCaprio unveils plan for multimillion-dollar ecotourism resort on island off the coast of Belize

Leonardo DiCaprio has long been known as something of an environmental activist.<p>Now he is putting his money where his mouth is, building a …

Parliament food and drink costs taxpayers £7m

<b>Taxpayers subsidised Parliament's bars and restaurants to the tune of £7m last year - £600,000 less than in 2011/12.</b><p>The Commons normally adds income from its gift shops to the official figure making the costs look smaller.<p>But without that income the operation ran a deficit of £4.9m in 2012/13, an …

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Your meat addiction is destroying the planet

<i>“Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise a whole animal for years and then they kill it. This isn’t vat stuff.” She forked a mouthful up and chewed.” – William Gibson</i>, Neuromancer <i>(1984)</i><p>On Monday, August 5th, 2013, at a …

Is Hair In Food A Health Risk?

A dermatologist investigates<p>Finding a hair in your spaghetti is gross, no question. But it is not, for the most part, a health threat. It's so benign that the Food and Drug Administration in its Food Code guidelines doesn't even place a limit on strands per plate. The FDA has received no reports of …

Panache at the Plaza

For a pied-à-terre at New York's Plaza Hotel, Steven Gambrel uses old-world techniques, sumptuous materials, and a subdued palette to conjure a mood of timeworn elegance<p>For a pied-à-terre at New York's Plaza Hotel, Steven Gambrel uses old-world techniques, sumptuous materials, and a subdued palette …

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