Clam & Cork, Doncaster: ‘A small seafood café doing lovely things’ – restaurant review

Twenty-five years ago, when my time was cheap and work scarce, I spent three days as a reporter in the old Bull Ring Market in Birmingham. The built, scuffed, graffiti-strewn, urine-splashed environment was due for demolition to make way for the glossy city centre that now occupies the space. Few were prepared to mourn the grey concrete sprawl, with its shadowed underpasses, but it housed a unique retail culture that deserved to be recorded before it went. I was sent to do the recording. There were the lines of flower…

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Root To Stem: Eating Fruits & Vegetables With Peels, Stems, Leaves Is Now A Food Trend!

The root to stem way of cooking is not new. It has been around a while and a lot of vegans and vegetarians have been enthusiastically promoting the trend of eating every part of a vegetable. Now, it’s being touted to become the hottest food trend of the year 2018, with the idea of cooking with every part of vegetable is gaining traction, especially in western nations. The trend seems to be largely positive as it encourages mindful cooking and promises to result in a reduction in the quantity of…

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Google Pixel 2 XL Black & White Pre-Order Shipments Delayed in India, Flipkart Offers Compensation

HIGHLIGHTS Flipkart sent out an email to its customers confirming the delay The e-commerce company is giving Rs. 300 as compensation for delay Shipments of the Panda variant is apparently limited worldwide Just a day after Google formally began its sale of the Pixel 2 XL in India, the Black & White version of the smartphone is out of stock on Flipkart. The online marketplace is claiming an “unexpected delay” in receiving stocks for the Black & White version that sports a “Panda” or Black & White colour job. Customers who pre-ordered the handset are disappointed with…

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Acne – Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

Acne is a big concern, especially for women in their 20s. However, it would be wrong to say that men don’t suffer from acne. To many, acne is also known as blemishes, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or cysts. It is most common during puberty and adolescence. According to recent data, almost 80 per cent of people in the age group of 11 to 30 years have acne outbreak at least once. Having said that, even adults are not fully immune. The number is low, but people in their 40s and 50s also…

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Chicken Changezi: The History of the Curry & its Supposed Connection With Mongolian Ruler Ghenghis Khan

The art and sophistication of Mughlai preparations have caught the fancy of food lovers throughout centuries. For India, the Mughal era officially began with Babur’s rule in 14th century A.D. The word “Mughal” means “Mongol” in Persian, and Babur adopted the term ‘Mughal’ to refer to his Mongol heritage. But it turns out that the ‘Mughlai’ culinary influence reached the Indian shores much before Babur step his foot in Delhi. For instance the Chicken Changezi, a popular chicken delicacy popular in the Northern part of the country, is said to have its link…

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Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale, Best Deals on Gadgets & Gizmos

It’s that time of the year again when the Indian janta don their hunting caps and head online to swoop some incredible deals on electronics and gadgets. With Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale is going on, here are the best deals you can find on the website and app. Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale deal on iPhone 7. (Photo Courtesy: Flipkart App) Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale deal on iPhone 7 Plus. (Photo Courtesy: Flipkart App) 2. Google Pixel & Pixel XL Google Pixel and Pixel XL. (Photo Courtesy: madeby.google.com) Google’s very own…

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Deep slumber can keep the aged healthy & wise

Ageing typically brings on a decline in deep non-rapid eye movement or “slow wave sleep”. (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Loss of sleep in the elderly may increase the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists who claim that deep slumber can act as a fountain of youth in old age. As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed…

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Fit & Proper: Thyroid disease as a lifestyle problem

Thyroid gland disorders are fairly common in India with prevalence rates ranging from 11 per cent to 13 per cent, one of the highest globally. The country at present harbours 42 million individuals who suffer from one or more forms of thyroid disorders. Hypothyroidism, or a reduced thyroid gland function, is the most common form of thyroid disorders in India, affecting one in 10 adults. The rates of hyperthyroidism, a disorder with overfunctioning thyroid activity, vary across different regions and are relatively less common.   Iodine is essential for thyroid…

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Why Rihanna & Lady Gaga Are Turning to Unknown Fashion Students for Fresh Looks

It was February 2014, and Melitta Baumeister, then a 28-year-old, freshly graduated Parsons School of Design MFA alum, was about to make her New York Fashion Week debut. Among those sitting in the audience was Mel Ottenberg, the Los Angeles-based stylist to Rihanna and fashion director of 032c magazine, who would request to borrow an oversized pleather jacket from the collection the next day. Baumeister needed no persuading. Two weeks later, Rihanna would arrive at the Commes des Garcons show during Paris Fashion Week draped in a giant fur stole and…

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