Gloria Steinem at 80

Gloria Steinem has often joked she expects her funeral to be a fund raiser. After all, she’s been throwing fund raising birthdays ever since she turned 40 and told a reporter: “This is what 40 looks like.” Late last month she turned 80 and before jetting off to Botswana to celebrate by riding an elephant she had a “This is […]

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Good Fat, Bad Fat

For nearly two decades, fat has been the villain for those keen to stay healthy. Conscientious eaters avoided all kinds of food with fat, particularly “animal” fats in cheese, eggs, red meat, and but even sometimes the fats in nuts and avocados. Saturated fat was practically a death sentence, responsible for “bad” cholesterol and clogged arteries, health authorities directed. But as […]

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Happy Birthday Diana Ross

Diana Ross turned 70 on March 26, provoking a rash of “tribute” stories but pop’s femme fatale refuses to be consigned to the past. She has at least 22 concerts planned for the year, mainly within the US, after having spent much of last year touring in South America and the US. And while – as The Daily Telegraph’s chief […]

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Smoker’s Sag

It’s no secret that smoking sucks oxygen out of the skin, depriving cells of the nutrients they need, damaging fibres, reducing elasticity and speeding up wrinkling, sagging and premature aging.. That much skin specialists and cosmeticians already knew… But now a new study suggests you can pick a smoker by specific facial changes, including sagging of the upper eyelids and […]

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Princes’ Hair Loss Perils

  Prince Harry is joining his brother Prince William in facing up to a thinning hairline which experts say is typical of inherited male pattern baldness. But hopefully neither is likely to follow pop star Justin Bieber’s cheeky suggestion that Prince William take baldness drug Propecia. If they want to take something for hair loss, they’d be better considering saw […]

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Diet To Beat Diabetes

Eating the Mediterranean diet – heavy on fish, fruit. whole grains, olive oil and vegetables – may be enough to reduce the risk of diabetes, without the need to lose weight or exercise, according to a new study. Two recent studies have shown long term benefits from this much-praised eating approach: Diet for Diabetes – Study One A European report, […]

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Berries for Better Health #5

Goji-berries-for-better-health

Size-wise, berries may not exactly be the giants of the produce world, but these diminutive fruits punch well above their weight in health benefits (and lest we forget, flavour!). High levels of antioxidants and photochemicals make berries the ultimate anti-ageing foods, packing proven boons for your brain, skin and heart health. They can even reduce the risks of diabetes and […]

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Berries for Better Health #4

Cranberries - Berries for Better Health

Size-wise, berries may not exactly be the giants of the produce world, but these diminutive fruits punch well above their weight in health benefits (and lest we forget, flavour!). High levels of antioxidants and photochemicals make berries the ultimate anti-ageing foods, packing proven boons for your brain, skin and heart health. They can even reduce the risks of diabetes and […]

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Beatles Fans’ Starr Turn

Ringo Starr Fans in 2013

They played  hooky to meet Ringo in 1964 . . . 49 years later what’s changed? They got suspended for three days for skipping school to greet the Beatles in New Jersey in 1964. Now five teenagers who were snapped by Ringo Starr from his limousine on the George Washington Bridge that February will meet the Beatles drummer after the […]

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Keeping Married Sex Exciting

Married Sex

Want Exciting Sex?  Get Talking! Most couples who’ve been married more than a decade would honestly admit sometimes it’s hard keeping the spark alive in the bedroom.   Normal life and busy schedules tend to swamp the best intentions, and sex can become a quick obligatory exchange before exhausted sleep. So when women in those tiring relationships confess they are loathe […]

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