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Around the World in 18 Sandwiches

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The beauty of the sandwich is that you can invent your own. It is almost certainly of doubtful authenticity to attribute the “invention” of the sandwich to John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich who, as the story goes, wished to consume his meat one-handed while still at the gambling table, and so stuck it between two slices of bread. The ...

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Don't lose sleep over sharing your bed with your pet or kids

About half of all pet owners share their beds or bedrooms with their pets at night. Although this has been the case through the ages, remarkably few studies have been done about the benefits and drawbacks of this practice. Studies about co-sleeping are limited to the bedtime arrangements of adults, or parents and their children. In an article in Springer’s ...

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In viaggio: Gian Paolo Barbieri's Travel Photography

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In viaggio is a Gian Paolo Barbieri exhibition currently on display at 29 Arts in Progress gallery in Milan, until 14 July, showcasing a collection of one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography. Mostly renowned as a master of fashion photography, this exhibition offers a different view of Barbieri’s work focusing on his trips abroad to Polynesia, Madagascar, the ...

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12 Numbers behind… Chicken

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There is no cuisine in the world that excludes the use of chicken, an all-purpose meat that lends itself to a wide range of dishes, with something to suit everyone. It would be a pity however to take it for granted: here are some curious facts and figures not to be missed. 1 year and an approximate weight of 1.5 Kg ...

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Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults

More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford. Researchers found that people who engaged in more regular sexual activity scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and their ability to visually perceive objects and the spaces between them. The study, published ...

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10 South African White Wines You Should Be Drinking

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There is really no reason to tiptoe around this, so I will just blurt it out: South Africa is amazing!If you have been living under a rock for the past 20 years and think South Africa is only about red wine, consider this a wake-up call. It’s here where you can find any kind of wine from cool and quirky to classic. ...

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Most people 'aren't as happy as their friends' on social media

A study led by computer scientists at Indiana University has found that people with the most connections on social media are also happier. This may cause most social media users to not only regard themselves as less popular than their friends but also less happy. The recently published study is essentially the first to provide scientific evidence for the feeling ...

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Kylie Kwong: 'Food Makes People Happy and Connects People'

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Sydney-based chef and restaurateur, Kylie Kwong, opened her famed Billy Kwong restaurant in 2000. Since then, she’s appeared regularly on Australian and international cooking programmes and is well known for utilising sustainable, indigenous ingredients. Kwong says that her approach to cookery which combines Australian native ingredients and traditional Cantonese fare is a direct reflection of her roots as a third-generation ...

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Free Webinar: How Mothering Helps Us Value our Flaws

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We all have aspects of ourselves we would rather not know about. As kids, we may have been taught that it wasn’t okay for us to be bossy, selfish, angry, or boastful. By the time we are adults, we have tucked those traits away, and are adept at being “nice,” or “good.” When we become parents, we may be dismayed ...

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Konjac from A to Z: 26 things worth knowing

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Armorphophallus konjac. This is the “academic” name for konjac, a plant belonging to the Araceae family that is farmed in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and South East Asia. Boil. Konjac noodles are perfect for “absent-minded” cooks because even after one hour’s boiling (!) it is impossible to overcook them. Corm. The term used for the bulb of this plant which ...

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