Friday, January 22, 2021

Why People are Leaving WhatsApp After the New Privacy Policy

ANKARA, TURKEY - JULY 18 : People hold mobile phones in front of the logo of WhatsApp application in Ankara, Turkey on July 18, 2018. (Photo by Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WhatsApp is experiencing a mass exodus. Millions of people around the world are leaving the popular encrypted messaging service after the app's parent company, Facebook, updated WhatsApp's privacy policy, which goes into effect on 8, Feb. 2020. Although WhatsApp's updated privacy policy states that our messages continue to be protected against Facebook,...

10 quick and easy snacks for kids

apple doughnuts on tray
Stop hungry little hands raiding the cupboard for shop-bought sweets and try our easy snack ideas – kids will love them. From veggie crisps to chocolatey orange segments, these satisfying nibbles are ideal for mixing up in a flash. Want even more tasty treat inspiration? Keep the kids fuller for longer with our ultimate...

Best sweet waffle recipes – BBC Good Food

Belgian waffles on a plate topped with strawberries, yogurt and syrup
Need a bit of sweetness in your life? Feast your eyes on our most indulgent waffle ideas, and tips on how to make perfect fluffy waffles at home. From classic maple-syrup-drenched Belgian waffles, to trendy chocolate-orange ones and inventive bubble waffle cones, we’ve got a range of moreish recipes and serving suggestions to...

10 exciting ingredients to try in 2021

A plate of prawn curry with rice
Melissa runs the food and recipe project Fowl Mouths ( In 2014, she started a supper club, serving Japanese comfort food that grew into a successful pop-up, which only ended after the birth of her daughter in 2018. She’s been a vocal advocate for the promotion of black and minority ethnic people in...

Last-minute Christmas cooking questions answered

Christmas gammon
Last-minute Christmas Q&A We’ve just run our last live Q&A of the year where we asked for, and answered, your Christmas questions. Hot topics included Christmas ham and gammon, cooking parsnips and how to get the crispest roast potatoes, plus ideas for starters and desserts. Below you’ll find the questions under topics, with tips...

The best healthy meal box subscriptions on test

A Gousto recipe box filled with fresh ingredients
In recent years, the number of healthy food subscription services has boomed – so we put popular brands to the test to bring you the best on the market. We tested recipe boxes which include pre-portioned ingredients ready for you to cook at home, and ready-to-eat meal packages which do away with the need to...

30 recipes that defined 2020

Sticky toffee banana bread
No doubt about it, we all spent more time at home in 2020. And, for foodies at least, that’s meant reconnecting with the kitchen, remembering old recipes and learning new skills. Everyone went bonkers for banana bread – check out our top-rated vegan banana bread – and the brave embarked on a sourdough...

How to Check If Your Christmas Wrapping Paper Is Recyclable

27 December 2018, North Rhine-Westphalia, Essen: A garbage container is filled to the brim with Christmas gift paper. If the wrapping paper is made of coated paper, it should be disposed of in the yellow bin. Photo: Roland Weihrauch/dpa (Photo by Roland Weihrauch/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Whether you love wrapping Christmas presents or find it the most miserable task of the festive season, we can all agree that it's not the most sustainable of practices. Sure, you can reuse ribbons and bows from year to year, but most of the time, wrapping paper gets ripped to shreds after one...

Best shop-bought panettones for Christmas 2020

A shop-bought panettone against a green background
Panettone is a traditional Italian cake with a sourdough base (referred to as the mother yeast), and an open, light, yielding texture. Traditionally risen slowly over a few days, panettone is baked in a tubular mould that results in a dome-shaped top and good height. Classic panettone contains candied citrus and raisins (in...

Mindfulness tips for a calmer Christmas

Walking in the sunlight
To maximise peace this Christmas, mindfulness is just the tonic. Not only is it a powerful coping strategy in itself, allowing us to step back and feel less pushed about by our thoughts and feelings, but it also forms the foundation for self-care. The skill of mindfulness allows us to check in, observe...

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