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  • British Fashion Council and GQ Designer Menswear Fund announced
    British Fashion Council and GQ Designer Menswear Fund announced

    The BFC has teamed up with GQ magazine and luxury phonemaker Vertu for the 2014 Designer Menswear Fund.  Emerging London menswear talents Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, E. Tautz, Lou Dalton and Richard Nicoll have been shortlisted for the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund shortlist 2014. Something of a boost for the London menswear scene, it's the first time that the city's menswear designers will benefit from their own dedicated prize fund.  "The shortlisted designers are testament to …

  • Chasing Food with the Fat Kid Inside: The Perfect Egg
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    Chasing Food with the Fat Kid Inside: The Perfect Egg

    Whether you like your eggs scrambled, poached or soft-boiled, Erwan Heussaff shows you how to cook them perfectly. Special thanks to The Cookery Place (https://www.facebook.com/thecookeryplace). For more recipes and health tips, log on to http://thefatkidinside.com/ …

  • Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)
    Smartphone or Sex: Which Would You Rather Give Up? (Infographic)

    More Americans report they would rather forgo sex than a mobile phone, and almost 70 percent of Americans say they check their mobile phone even when it hasn't made any indication of a message arriving.... …

  • Pop art condoms aim to make safe sex cool in Kenya
    Pop art condoms aim to make safe sex cool in Kenya

    The Center for African Family Studies (CAFS), a Nairobi-based NGO, hopes to encourage condom use in Kenya through a new campaign and a new line of colorful condom wrappers designed by Kenyan artist Michael Soi. The designs on the eye-catching wrappers are taken from paintings by Michael Soi, whose work is popular but also somewhat controversial in his home country. "Most people are actually very afraid of going to vendors in supermarkets and chemists to buy condoms because we are a fairly …

  • Do you need an app to keep track of your sex life?
    Do you need an app to keep track of your sex life?

    The latest step in the online sharing trend, Nipple lets users log the most intimate details of their sexual encounters, right down to what position they enjoyed, if any toys came into play and whether they reached orgasm or not. In an aim to encourage people to be more open when talking about sex, users are awarded "nipple points" for inputting intimate details via the site. …

  • Breastfeeding may protect against heart disease: study
    Breastfeeding may protect against heart disease: study

    People who had low birth weights and those breastfed for short periods may be more likely to develop chronic inflammation linked to heart disease in adults, a study said Wednesday. Researchers in the United States found a "significant" association in almost 7,000 people between birth weight or duration of breastfeeding and higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an indicator of inflammation, in blood samples of young adults. The protein is produced by the liver and levels increase when a …

  • Amsterdam chief conductor Mariss Jansons to step down
    Amsterdam chief conductor Mariss Jansons to step down

    The chief conductor of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mariss Jansons, is to step down at the end of the season after leading the world-famous ensemble for a decade, the RCO announced on Tuesday. "Today... chief conductor Mariss Jansons informed the musicians and staff members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra that Maestro Jansons will resign his position after the 2014-2015 season," the RCO said in a statement. Latvian-born Jansons, 71, has already suffered two heart attacks …

  • 'Healthy' web searches peak early in the week: study
    'Healthy' web searches peak early in the week: study

    A new study finds that people search for "healthy" topics on Google 30 percent more often at the beginning of the week than at the end. Investigators from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and non-profit organization the Monday Campaigns analyzed "healthy" Google searches -- meaning searches that included the term healthy and were confirmed to be health-related -- originating in the US from 2005 to 2012. "We could be seeing this effect because of …

  • Steer clear of flu with vigorous exercise
    Steer clear of flu with vigorous exercise

    Whether it's running, mountain biking or competitive sports, the benefits of exercise go far beyond promoting heart health. According to a recent British study, vigorous exercise could even help you to avoid catching the flu next winter. Intense physical activity appears to stimulate the immune system, according to a study carried out by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and presented at National Science and Engineering Week, which took place in the UK last month. Around …

  • What kind of a ‘hoarder’ are you?
    What kind of a ‘hoarder’ are you?

    Whether you’re banking on the “organized chaos” or are a hoarder of anything that you see on sale, there’s a technique you can use to clean up your space. …

  • Cozy up your home
    Cozy up your home

    Dress up your space with the right accessories to maximize warm, fuzzy feeling of cozying up. …

  • When you consider storage space
    When you consider storage space

    Storage is one of the most important considerations when building a house or choosing a new place to live in. …