‘Food is my drug’: Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha reveals she has an eating disorder

The mum-of-two, 52, has said that she’s always been an emotional eater and will turn to food in the way that some others turn to alcohol when they’re feeling down. Opening up about her struggles, TV chef Nadia told Best magazine: “Some people turn to gin, I turn to food! It’s what I call ’emotional eating’. You can be addicted to anything – alcohol, sex… But people don’t seem to agree that you can be addicted to food. I am happy now, but every day I meditate and exercise – I have…

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Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation. In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and “filter bubbles” were damaging “common understanding”. He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to “withdraw” from the “connected world”. In a call to action, he said people must not “sit around and be upset”, but act to build “social infrastructures”. “When I started Facebook, the mission of connecting the world was not controversial,” he told me….

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‘How do I cut my sleeves off?’ – 2016’s most-Googled fashion questions answered!

1. ‘How to cut sleeves off a shirt?’ This year was largely focused on vandalising your clothes: razoring your jean hems, cropping your tops and, apparently, de-sleeving your shirts. To do this one, you need scissors and good arms. We’re fairly confident this question was made up. 2. ‘How do I start modelling?’ A bleak perennial on the search engine’s annual fashion question roundup but, anyway … To start, you need remarkable genes. If the year’s catwalk was anything to go by, you also needed curly hair and a decent…

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Me and my health: MLA Megan Fearon on her lifestyle

Q: Do you take regular exercise – and if so what? SHARE GO TO A: I do weight training three times a week and try to mix in a few hill sprints or interval training at the same time. I’ve being doing weights for about three years now and before that I used to play camogie and football. Recently I took part in the Belfast Telegraph Runher 5km. It was my first race so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I loved it and now I’m keen to better…

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Gadget Ogling: Streaming Merrily, Snapping Happily, and Listening My Way

Rally round, one and all, for another edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that takes potshots at the latest gadget announcements in the hopes of landing a giant prize. In our cavalcade of fun this time around are refreshed Rokus, Snapchat’s wearable camera, and headphones with programmable controls. As ever, reviews these are not; the ratings indicate only my level of interest in trying each item. 4K Everywhere Roku has refreshed its lineup of media players with lower prices, so bringing streaming video to every screen in your…

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This is not a humblebrag: My kid won’t eat junk food and it’s all my fault

“Chicken nuggets or fish sticks?” I pulled the plastic bags out of the freezer and held them up. By Thursday night after a long day at work during my busy season, I had no shame. My 5-year-old, Colin (not his real name), looked up from his Legos, strewn across the kitchen floor. “I don’t like those. Can I have salmon?” I sighed and tossed the bags back in the freezer, knowing I had only myself to blame for his pickiness. When I was pregnant I had bought all the books, read…

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I thought education was my education

A Brief: Where the Department of Education meets CUNY. At the College of Staten Island there is a mandatory Civics class known as CORE. It was developed nearly 20 years ago as an interdisciplinary class to remediate persistent knowledge gaps emerging out of the incoming student population. The final essay of this particular class challenges students to form a thesis that incorporates an entry from their weekly journal and compares it to issues discussed during lecture. Jalisa Kellum wrote about the education gap as she experienced it. Her essay so…

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‘How I caught my online scammer – and Facebooked his mum’

A cybersecurity researcher living in Austria who was scammed out of $500 (£375) says his money was returned after he tracked down the scammer’s family and contacted them on Facebook. Christian Haschek’s blog post about how he caught the thief has been viewed more than 100,000 times in five days. The scammer was using the same usernames elsewhere on the net, which made him easier to track down. Mr Haschek says he has “mixed feelings” about his victory. “On the one hand, this is someone who stole $500 from me…

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Me and my health: Carl Johannessen on his lifestyle

Q: Do you take regular exercise – and if so what? SHARE GO TO A: I play football twice a week and go to the gym twice a week too. I work out with a personal trainer as I need someone to push me – I need to exercise a lot because of how much I eat. My job involves a lot of tasting for the menu so I will be snacking all day. Q: What’s been the worst illness you have had? A: I used to ski and snowboard…

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Kate Moss: ‘My daughter Lila tells me that I look ridiculous’

  Supermodel Kate Moss has just launched a new clothing collection with Equipment. Victoria Moss (no relation) spent an eventful afternoon with her…. “Welcome to my shop,” squeals Kate Moss, stretching out her arms, as she holds court in the central London pop-up store which, for one week, will house her new clothing collection with French-via-LA brand, Equipment. Moss is in full public view (the shop front is completely open, leading to some amusing double takes from passers-by), dancing around with a glass of white wine and a cigarette lit…

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