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Monthly Archives: December 2014

What’s wooly, garish and everywhere you look?

Remember the good old days, when a Christmas jumper was something embarrassing your Gran knitted for you – only to be worn in the confines of your own home on Christmas Day?Or a tasteless item wrapped up by your mum and put under the Christmas tree – with the knowledge that it will be taken straight back to the shops on Boxing Day for a refund?

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From London to Australia in four hours!

It may soon be possible to build a plane that could fly anywhere in the world in four hours.

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Bring on the yoga!

Yoga could be as good for your health as aerobics or brisk walking, a new study suggests. The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, looked at how the mind-body practice of yoga could be used by cardiac patients who were unable to take part in more physically challenging forms of exercise. It found that in terms of preventing heart disease: “Yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as traditional physical activity such as cycling or …

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Acts of kindness humble us all

In a world with such heavy priority on money, belongings and status, it is heartwarming and humbling to read a story of…

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A giant spider, strangers kissing and the world’s best football

It’s that time of year again when we find out which were the most popular clips on YouTube!

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Big boutiques are watching you

Never mind big brother, it could soon be the High Street shops that are watching you.

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Cyber Monday: The online seller’s Black Friday

Cyber Monday joins Black Friday on the commercial advent calendar just as we get used to cringe-worthy videos of shoppers brawling over the latest forty inch TV.  But is the new online consumer frenzy all it is built up to be?

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Green cat is no joke

Is it an alien? Is it a joke? A mysterious green cat has been seen walking the streets of a Bulgarian town.

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Breastfeeding in the news again

What is it about breastfeeding that causes so much controversy?  This subject has been in the news on numerous occasions in recent weeks, with local cafes, Claridge’s and Ukip leader Nigel Farage being among those under fire for demonstrating varying levels of disapproval or unease around breastfeeding mums.

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2014 Predicted to be UK’s warmest ever

It may have begun to feel chilly in the last few weeks, with frosts biting and temperatures dropping in the lead up to Christmas, but scientists predict that 2014 could end up being the warmest year on record.

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