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Making The Best Impression At A Job Interview

It takes just a quick glance, maybe three seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed. With every new encounter, you are […]

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Kim-Joy’s recipe for pistachio, strawberry and mint fraisier cake

Atwist on the classic fraisier cake, with pistachio and mint to contrast with the sweet strawberries and silky crème mousseline filling. As jelly resembles water, I thought decorative fondant frogs would be the perfect fit. (I use agar agar to make the jelly vegetarian-friendly, but I also like the texture; it slices really neatly.) This […]

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Ditch the soggy sarnie: inspiration for packed lunches

How can I make my children’s packed lunches more interesting?Sue, London E11 The perils of packed lunches aren’t limited to those with children. After months of endless cooking, the prospect of getting clever with lunch boxes ­– for school or work – is somewhat unappealing. The humble sandwich is always a good place to start, […]

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Nigel Slater’s recipe for grilled gammon, pineapple salsa

The recipeHalve, stone and peel 1 just-ripe avocado. Cut the flesh into small dice, put it in a mixing bowl and moisten with a little lime juice. Peel a 150g piece of cucumber, halve it lengthways and remove any large seeds and the watery core with a teaspoon. Cut the cucumber into small dice and […]

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Child neglect linked to teen pregnancy

Children who experience neglect are seven times more likely than other abuse victims to have a teen pregnancy say University of Queensland researchers. A study of the long-term impact of child abuse and neglect found that neglect was one of the most severe types of maltreatment when compared to emotional, sexual and physical abuse. UQ […]

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Study supports use of the nutrition label Nutri-Score to encourage healthier food choices

Eating foods with a poor nutritional quality score is associated with higher mortality from all causes and specifically from cancer and diseases of the heart, lungs and digestive system, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings support the use of the Nutri-Score front-of-pack label to guide people towards healthier food choices and […]

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Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release improves long-term outcomes

According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release (UGCTR) quickly improves hand function and reduces hand discomfort, making UGCTR a safe, effective, and less invasive alternative to traditional open or endoscopic surgery. Because ultrasound guidance allows carpal tunnel release to be performed with smaller incisions and quicker recovery, five researchers from […]