Saturday, August 18, 2018

This is the reason you don’t really hate Mondays

People love to moan about Monday, but the evidence seems to paint a different picture. Ask an office worker, and you will likely be told that Mondays are insufferable. But ask a...

Slimming can cut breast cancer risk by up to one third, research finds

Losing weight can help women cut their breast cancer risk by up to a third, a study has found. Experts said “modest” weight loss significantly cuts the chances of developing the disease. Six...

Donald Trump says he doesn’t blame China for taking advantage of America

President Donald Trump has criticised the “very one-sided and unfair” trade relationship between the US and China, but stopped short of castigating Chinese...

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

Japanese researchers tested cats' reactions to their owners, suggesting that because cats "domesticated themselves" they never needed to take notice Any cat owner will tell you that although they are sometimes kept...

Bresse is best: How to eat the world’s most expensive chicken

A tiny town in eastern France may seem a long way to travel for a plate of chicken, but it's worth it. I've come to the Michelin-starred Aux Terrasses in Tournus to...

Transvision Vamp’s Wendy James: ‘We did to Warhol what he did to bananas’

This week, it is Wendy James’s 50th birthday. To celebrate, Rock’s Backpages brings you an interview (or ‘scratch feature’) from Melody Maker in April 1988, in which she and the band...

South Korean universities offer dating courses as birth rate plummets

In a country experiencing one of the worst birth rates in the world, two South Korean universities are now offering courses that make it mandatory for students to date their classmates. Professors...

Intervention by Oprah Winfrey saved my career, says Jamie Foxx

Stars including Sidney Poitier staged the intervention at Quincy Jones’s house, Jamie said. Actor Jamie Foxx has told how an intervention from talk-show host Oprah Winfrey saved his career after he spiralled...

Mentioning food on your online dating profile gets more matches, finds study

Crafting a strong online dating profile is undeniably an art. We know not to have too many group photos, lists of demands or - God forbid - bathroom selfies. But what should we...

AstraZeneca hit by competition as drug sales fall in third-quarter

AstraZeneca’s drug sales fell again in the third quarter, hit by generic competition to former blockbusters like cholesterol pill Crestor, although the pace...

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‘Install drinking fountains across London’: Jamie Oliver launches manifesto for a...

Jamie Oliver today called for drinking fountains to be installed across London as part of a drive to tackle obesity. Launching his own manifesto for...

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