How to Cook: The Basics

For Nigella Lawson, and less thrillingly, myself, cooking is a means of relaxation, verging on a meditative state. Stirring is calming, chopping is therapeutic and feeding people is joyous. Trust me, it is, even if you have yet to discover it. So many friends come to dinner and lament that they can never achieve my

Sweet Dreams; Sleeping Secrets

A few years ago, whilst in my final year of University, I was suffering. Not only from anxiety and panic attacks, which I could handle, but also from sleepless nights. Or, more specifically, I would fall asleep like a baby but wake up every night at around 2am, and remain wide awake for the following

Is There Joy in Your Life?

We all want to live a long life and many do whatever they can to prolong their lives as much as possible. However, there are costs for longevity: Alzheimer’s, physical health problems, and financial restrictions to name just a few. The list goes on. To me, what has become one of the toughest results is

Leo Frank: Villain or Victim

During the early morning hours of April 27, 1913, night watchman Newt Lee tripped over a lifeless body in the basement of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta, Georgia. It was 3 a.m. and Newt immediately called the police. Within hours the elderly Black watchman was arrested for the murder and rape of 13-year-old Mary

Tourist Tips for London

Traveling is always more enjoyable, not to mention easier, when you have done your research. Not the sort of furrowing through piles of travel books and scribbling notes sort of research, but just an easy flick through a travel guide to get a rough idea of routes and recommendations. After more people than I can

Yoga 101

Yoga today is huge. It has become a way of life, a status (“I’m a yogi”), a fashion. Whilst totally worthy of the hype – it really does increase flexibility, strength and help you to relax – 21st century yoga often comes across as a little intimidating. If you are not a twenty-something who can

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