Friday, January 22, 2021

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...

Top 10 recipes to celebrate Diwali

Barfi with silver decoration
Sweetmeats are the stalwarts of Diwali celebrations, but save space for other Indian treats too. Whether you’re planning a simple meal or a regal feast, do check out our vegetarian Indian recipes, easy curry recipes and regional Indian dishes. This is an occasion when many will enjoy meaty masalas and grills alongside dhals and...

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Rooms at London’s Tate Modern 2021

To celebrate the Tate Modern's 20th anniversary (a little late due to the pandemic), an exhibition dedicated to famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will show her Infinity Rooms exhibition for a full year. This is rare chance to see two of Kusama's immersive mirror room installations, paired with photos and footage of her...

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,...

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...

Shop an All-Black 1,000 Piece Puzzle

If you've already breezed through your stack of brightly-coloured jigsaw puzzles, then listen up, because there's an all-black puzzle in town now and she's a tough one. It's available on the online store Zazzle and comes in a bunch of different sizes, ranging from an easy 30-piece puzzle to a ridiculously difficult 1,000...

What is Diwali and how is it celebrated?

next-level-chicken-tikka-masala
Once the Indian summer season and monsoon rains give way to cooler evenings, thoughts turn to the festival season, of which Diwali is the highlight. It’s the most important date in the Hindu calendar, and everyone is invited to join in the celebrations. Often referred to as the festival of lights, (or Deepavali 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...

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...
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