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Optical illusion challenges people with 'most attentive' eyes to spot goat's owner in five seconds

28 Apr 2024  |  Daily Record
An optical illusion featuring a goat and its hidden owner is challenging viewers to spot the owner within five seconds, testing their attention to detail. The illusion is designed to be a brain teaser that can improve concentration and attention span, especially for children on a dreary day. The answer reveals that the woman's face is outlined between the tree and the goat.

Man's wedding proposal at brother's wedding leads to 'sweet revenge' at his own ceremony

28 Apr 2024  |  The Mirror
A man experienced his brother proposing to his girlfriend during his own wedding, despite being asked not to. Feeling overshadowed on his special day, he waited for his brother's wedding to enact revenge by announcing his wife's pregnancy during the welcome toast. The mother, who had supported the brother's proposal, was upset by the revenge, while Reddit users largely supported the man's actions.

Bride in disbelief as brazen pal rocks up to wedding in full

18 Mar 2024  |  mirror.co.uk
A woman attending a friend's wedding in a full-length gown with a train has been labeled an attention seeker after photos of her dress went viral on Reddit. The dress, which resembled a wedding gown, sparked outrage among social media users, with many criticizing the guest's choice to wear such an outfit to a wedding. The controversy was further fueled by the guest's decision to leave off a 'puff skirt attachment' to avoid the dress dragging without high heels.

Syphilis cases soar and there's a little-known symptom many miss

17 Mar 2024  |  www.dailystar.co.uk
Syphilis cases in England have increased by 23.8% in 2022, with infectious syphilis rising by 15.2%. An unexpected symptom of syphilis is hair loss, which can appear as 'moth-eaten' patches on the head, beard, and eyebrows. This symptom, along with others such as sores and rashes, can be treated with antibiotics, but safe sex practices are crucial to prevent reinfection. Navin Khosla, a pharmacist at NowPatient, emphasizes the importance of recognizing symptoms and seeking treatment.

Husband Made Roast Dinner Awkward Over Suspicions of Father-in-law's Cleanliness

15 Jan 2024  |  mirror.co.uk
A woman criticized her husband for making a family roast dinner awkward by refusing to eat the lamb carved by her father, suspecting him of having unclean hands. The incident, shared on Mumsnet, led to mixed reactions from the community, with some supporting the husband's cautious approach, while others suggested he could have handled the situation more tactfully.

Martha Stewart's 'comforting' lentil soup recipe can be made in 15 minutes

14 Jan 2024  |  dailyrecord.co.uk
Martha Stewart's lentil soup recipe, which is hearty and can be prepared in 15 minutes, is ideal for winter and those on a New Year's health kick. The recipe is adaptable for vegetarians and vegans by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. It includes ingredients such as carrot, celery, garlic, onion, lentils, stock, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper, and can be served with crusty bread or crackers, topped with Parmesan or fresh herbs.

Surprising food that can trigger migraines

13 Jan 2024  |  www.mirror.co.uk
Migraines, affecting over six million Brits with severe headaches, can be triggered by chocolate, according to neurologist Dr. Danielle Wilhour. While chocolate's influence on serotonin release is suspected to contribute to migraine pathogenesis, no direct link has been confirmed. The NHS suggests steps to ease migraines, such as resting in a dark room, avoiding known food triggers, limiting caffeine and alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, eating regularly, and exercising.

Deprived parents issue warning after mistakenly feeding their baby ice cubes

12 Jan 2024  |  mirror.co.uk
A pair of sleep-deprived parents mistakenly fed their baby ice cubes, misinterpreting a baby food poster guide's illustration of portion sizes. They realized their error after their mother-in-law questioned the practice and they reconsidered the meaning of the poster. The story, shared anonymously on Reddit, received humorous reactions from the community. BabyCenter advises against giving ice to children under four due to choking hazards.

Minute lentil soup that is perfect for freezing cold days

11 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
Martha Stewart's 15-minute lentil soup recipe offers a quick, healthy, and hearty meal option for cold winter evenings. The recipe includes vegetables and low-fat ingredients, making it suitable for those looking to shed weight. The soup can be made vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. The article provides a step-by-step method to prepare the soup, emphasizing its simplicity and the comfort it brings.

Unexpected Reason You Might Feel Bloated That Has Nothing to Do with What You’re Eating

11 Jan 2024  |  mirror.co.uk
Bloating can be caused by excess gas often triggered by certain foods, but it can also occur due to high stress levels, which affects many Brits. Nutrition expert Abigail Hopkins notes that stress impacts digestion and can lead to bloating. The NHS suggests self-care tips like cognitive behavioural therapy and exercise to manage stress. Other causes of bloating include poor posture, medications, and medical conditions. Holistic approaches like meditation and yoga are also being adopted to alleviate stress, with Harvard Health confirming their benefits. Dr Herbert Benson recommends meditation as a stress management tool.

Woman discovers she's been using dry shampoo wrong - and it's 'game-changer'

11 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
A beauty influencer known as Bambi Does Beauty shared a 'game-changing' hair hack for using dry shampoo, suggesting to apply a powder version on freshly washed hair to prevent greasiness and add volume. The hack, which has gained popularity on Instagram, involves using a 'heavy-duty' product and 'flipping' the hair for a voluminous effect. Some users have also recommended homemade dry shampoo recipes as a more effective and cheaper alternative.

Cost of running an electric blanket compared to a portable heater as temperatures plummet

11 Jan 2024  |  mirror.co.uk
The Mirror examines the cost-effectiveness of using an electric blanket versus a portable heater in the UK, where energy bills have risen significantly. A 60W electric blanket costs approximately £12.48 annually when used for two hours daily, while a 120W version costs about £25. In contrast, a 2kW portable heater costs around £416 per year for the same usage. The article emphasizes that these devices are for personal warmth and not a replacement for central heating, which is necessary to prevent issues like condensation and black mold. The Energy Saving Trust suggests lowering the thermostat by one degree celsius to save up to 10% on heating bills.

B&Q shoppers swear by £7.50 dehumidifier that banishes mould and condensation in 48-hours

10 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
Freezing temperatures in the UK are causing condensation issues in homes, leading to potential health problems like black mould. Shoppers highly recommend the Blyss Curve Moisture trap, a £7.50 dehumidifier from B&Q, for effectively removing excess moisture and preventing mould and condensation. The product has received positive reviews for its performance. Experts from Richardson and Starling advise improving home ventilation and using techniques like shock ventilation to manage moisture levels.

Who is Post Office Paula Vennells? Priest who defended Horizon and landed bonus before returning CBE

09 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
Paula Vennells, former CEO of Post Office Limited and an ex-Anglican priest, returned her CBE following the fallout from the ITV drama 'Mr Bates vs The Post Office,' which depicts the wrongful prosecution of sub-postmasters due to a faulty Horizon computer system. Vennells, who led the Post Office from 2012 to 2019, has been accused of covering up the scandal and left her position with a significant bonus. She has apologized and stepped down from various board positions and her priestly duties, expressing her intention to cooperate with the ongoing inquiry.

Joe Wicks' saucy spring onion chicken recipe is quick to rustle up and healthy

08 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
Joe Wicks, known as The Body Coach, shares his popular saucy spring onion chicken recipe, emphasizing quick and healthy cooking. His new book, Feel Good In 15, aims to improve both mental and physical health, building on the success of his previous bestseller, Lean In 15. The recipe is designed to be easy to prepare, making it ideal for those looking to maintain healthy eating habits without spending too much time in the kitchen.

Clothes drying mistake in winter can cost you £3,000 if mould creeps in - how to avoid

08 Jan 2024  |  mirror.co.uk
Drying clothes indoors during winter can lead to mould problems, potentially costing up to £3,000 to remove. Greg Wilson of Quotezone.co.uk advises using a tumble dryer partially and then a drying rack, ensuring the room is well ventilated. Using a heat pump tumble dryer three times a week costs about £98 a year, while condenser and vented dryers are more expensive. Dehumidifiers, costing around 10p per hour to run, can also help manage humidity when drying laundry inside.

Little-known signs of type 2 diabetes which are easy to miss in January

08 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
An estimated five million people in the UK live with diabetes, with 850,000 undiagnosed. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, often goes untreated due to easily missed symptoms. Endocrinologist James Salem highlights constant hunger and unexplained weight loss as key signs. Other symptoms include frequent urination, fatigue, thirst, blurred vision, slow-healing wounds, genital itching, and recurrent thrush. Risk factors include weight, inactivity, age, family history, and socioeconomic factors. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent complications.

Woman's sex noises are so loud they make friend 'uncomfortable' - but she doesn't care

07 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
A woman living with three other roommates in separate bedrooms with individual leases has been told by one housemate that her sex noises are too loud and make her 'uncomfortable'. Despite efforts to be quiet and using a TV and fan for noise cover, the complaint persists. The woman refuses to stop having sex in the privacy of her own room, and many Reddit users support her right to do so, suggesting the complaining roommate is too interested in her private life.

Murky shower glass goes 'crystal clear' with cleaner's tip that melts away limescale

07 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
A cleaning enthusiast named Beth shared a tip on TikTok for making shower glass crystal clear by removing limescale. The method involves a mixture of dish soap, white vinegar, and water sprayed onto the glass, followed by scrubbing with a non-scratch scourer, specifically a 'Scrub Mummy' sponge available on Amazon. The glass should then be rinsed and allowed to dry naturally. The tip has been well-received by Beth's followers, with positive comments on its effectiveness and simplicity.

Change in the way you drink coffee and wine could be sign of pancreatic cancer, says expert

04 Jan 2024  |  mirror.co.uk
Pancreatic cancer, the 10th most common cancer in the UK, affects predominantly the elderly and those in deprived areas. Symptoms include jaundice, itchy skin, changes in urine and stool color, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, fever, and nausea. A change in taste, particularly for coffee or wine, can also be a warning sign. Risk factors include obesity, smoking, chronic pancreatitis, and diabetes. The NHS highlights that pancreatic cancer can impact digestion, causing pain in the upper abdomen and back, which may worsen with food intake or lying down. It's advised to consult a GP if symptoms persist or worsen.

You're cleaning your toilet wrong - and it's making you waste cleaning products

04 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
A viral life hack from TikTok channel NYT Wirecutter suggests that to clean toilets effectively, one should flush the toilet with a bucket of water to avoid diluting the cleaning solution. This advice has received mixed reactions, with some praising the tip and others criticizing it as unnecessary, pointing out that toilet cleaners are designed to be diluted. The debate also highlighted differences in toilet bowl water levels between America and Europe.

I gave my baby a gorgeous name but people say it's horrible - they are bullies

03 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
Jasmine Chiswell, known for her resemblance to Marilyn Monroe and her large TikTok following, faced backlash for naming her son Midnight. While some criticized the name, others defended it, highlighting the uniqueness and potential for recognition. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Elon Musk were mentioned for their unconventional naming choices. The article reflects the divide in public opinion over creative baby names.

Woman says she's 'never baking again' after grim flour discovery

01 Jan 2024  |  The Mirror
Dr Niamh, an Irish paediatrician, discovered moving brown flecks in her flour, identified by viewers as flour mites or weevils. Despite being stored in an airtight container, the insects had infested the flour, leading her to swear off baking. Pest Defence experts confirm that while these bugs are not harmful to humans, they can spread fungal spores and cause allergic reactions. The article advises disposing of infested products and cleaning storage areas thoroughly, with some viewers recommending freezing flour to prevent infestations.

People vow to 'never eat meal deal sandwiches again' after finding out how they're made

28 Dec 2023  |  www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Public outrage has emerged after a video showing the preparation of meal deal sandwiches without gloves went viral, amassing 2.8 million views. The footage led to vows from many to avoid meal deal sandwiches, citing hygiene concerns. While some expressed disgust, others argued that hand washing is more effective than gloves. The Food Standards Agency recommends thorough hand washing over disposable gloves for food handling, advising that gloves should not replace hand washing and should be changed regularly.

Expert claims you should never keep an Alexa Amazon Echo in your bedroom

28 Dec 2023  |  The Mirror
Experts advise against keeping Amazon Echo's Alexa in private spaces like bedrooms due to privacy concerns. Dr. Hannah Fry highlights the potential for these devices to record conversations beyond their activation word, raising issues about data collection and privacy. Amazon acknowledges that a small fraction of recordings are reviewed to improve service but assures that users can opt-out. The article underscores the importance of being cautious with low-cost technology linked to the internet.

Family members accidentally bin £20,000 life-savings hidden in tins of Bisto

24 Dec 2023  |  The Mirror
A woman who stored her £20,000 life savings in five Bisto tins was devastated when family members accidentally disposed of them. Recycling workers Kenny McAdam and Tony Scanlon from Dalmoak Recycling Centre in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, spent two hours searching through rubbish and successfully recovered the tins. The council praised the workers for their exceptional effort, and the woman's family was immensely relieved.

Jamie Oliver's Brussels sprouts Caesar salad will convert any hater this Christmas

17 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver offers a Caesar-style Brussels sprouts salad recipe aimed at converting skeptics this Christmas. The dish, which can be prepared in under 25 minutes and costs just 52p per serving, features a tangy Caesar-style dressing and garlic croutons made from stale bread. The recipe is adaptable for vegetarians by omitting anchovies and using a veggie-friendly hard cheese.

McDonald's Breakfast Burrito Return Now

09 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
McDonald's has announced the return of its popular Breakfast Wrap, which was removed from the menu in 2020. The decision comes after receiving over 5,000 direct messages and 83 online petitions from customers. The Breakfast Wrap, featuring two free-range eggs, a pork sausage patty, bacon, a crispy potato rosti, and cheese in a tortilla wrap, will be available from February 7. Customers can purchase it for £4.39 or upgrade to a meal for £5.89. The announcement has been met with positive reactions from fans, with some also calling for the return of other discontinued items.

People with leftover Baileys from Christmas issued urgent warning

Mum slammed for asking husband to save her instead of newborn baby

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
The article discusses a controversial topic where a mother asked her husband to prioritize her life over their newborn's during childbirth, sparking a heated debate. The World Health Organisation's statistics on maternal deaths highlight the risks involved in childbirth. The mother's friends criticized her decision, but many Reddit users supported her, emphasizing the irreplaceability of a mother. The article also mentions Cruse Bereavement Care as a support resource for those dealing with loss.

I'm a dishwasher expert and there are five habits I avoid

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Andrew Laughlin, a dishwasher expert at Which?, shares five common mistakes to avoid for optimal dishwasher use. He advises against rinsing plates, using the detergent dispenser, neglecting maintenance, improper stacking, and washing sharp knives in the dishwasher. His tips aim to improve efficiency and longevity of dishwashers, though some users disagree with his advice on tablet placement.

Monty Don's clever poinsettia tip will see them lasting for months after Christmas

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
British horticulturist Monty Don offers advice on how to keep poinsettias thriving well beyond the Christmas season. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a consistent temperature and proper watering techniques. Additionally, Don provides tips for January gardening tasks, including planting tulips and pruning fruit trees. He also advises on sowing salad crops like Little Gem and Tom Thumb lettuce using peat-free compost and heated mats for germination.

Diabetes warning sign in your mouth as experts warn you should 'see a doctor'

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
In the UK, 4.3 million people live with diabetes, with up to 850,000 potentially undiagnosed. Type 1 diabetes can develop rapidly, while type 2 often goes unnoticed due to general symptoms. A key indicator is polydipsia, or excessive thirst, which may also include dry mouth and frequent urination. Persistent thirst that doesn't subside with water intake is a warning sign. The NHS lists other symptoms such as frequent urination, fatigue, weight loss, and blurred vision. George West, a medical student, shares his experience of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, highlighting the severe thirst and frequent urination he experienced.

Doctor warns of strange telltale sign of diabetes which can appear on the legs

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Three million adults in England are estimated to have type 2 diabetes, with around 30% of cases undiagnosed. Untreated diabetes can lead to severe health issues such as heart disease, stroke, and amputations. Dr. Paul Ettlinger from The London General Practice highlights that hair loss on the shins could be a warning sign of diabetes due to poor blood supply. Other symptoms include tingling, numbness, shiny skin, and sores. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) in diabetics can cause hair loss by interfering with blood flow. The NHS advises seeing a doctor if experiencing symptoms like frequent urination, constant thirst, unexplained weight loss, and blurred vision.

Sleep expert's unusual 'selfie' hack to beat hay fever at night amid 'pollen bomb'

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Amid a surge in hay fever cases due to 'pollen bombs' in the UK, sleep expert Martin Seeley from MattressNextDay offers practical tips to alleviate symptoms at night. He suggests elevating the head using pillows and taking a 'selfie' to ensure proper alignment. Additional recommendations include using a hairdryer to remove dust and pet hair, keeping windows open for ventilation, and investing in air purifiers or humidifiers. Budget options like IKEA's air purifier and premium alternatives like Dyson's are mentioned.

Car experts hail £1.30 windscreen remedy to melt ice and snow in seconds

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Yellow weather alerts have been issued across the UK due to an incoming Arctic air plume, with temperatures expected to drop as low as -9 degrees Celsius. Car experts from Xcite Car Leasing recommend using a mixture of white wine vinegar and water to prevent frost on car windscreens, a cost-effective solution available at Tesco. Tim Rodie from Motorpoint advises against using certain defrosting hacks, such as the 'sandwich bag trick,' which can damage the vehicle and cause safety hazards.

Cadbury confirms another chocolate bar loved by fans has been discontinued

01 Oct 2023  |  www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Cadbury has discontinued the Dairy Milk Orange (180g bar) after three years, disappointing fans who praised its flavor. The company cited the need to adapt its product range to changing tastes. Despite this, Dairy Milk Orange Buttons remain available. Additionally, Cadbury Animals biscuits have been downsized from seven to five packets per pack, leading to consumer frustration over unchanged pricing. Cadbury attributes this change to higher input costs in their supply chain.

Terrifying climate change map shows huge parts of UK under water by 2050 - check your area

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
A new interactive map by Climate Central predicts that large parts of the UK, especially the east and north-east of England, could be underwater by 2050 due to climate change. The map highlights areas at risk if significant action is not taken to combat global warming. The findings, published in 'Nature Communications', emphasize the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent severe coastal flooding and displacement of communities.

People vow to 'never eat meal deal sandwiches again' after finding out how they're made

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Hundreds of people are pledging to avoid meal deal sandwiches after a viral video revealed how they are made, showing workers handling ingredients with bare hands. The video has sparked a debate on food safety practices, with some expressing disgust and others arguing that hand washing is more effective than using gloves. The Food Standards Agency advises that disposable gloves should not replace effective hand washing.

Shape of your fist can reveal hidden details about your personality

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
The shape of one's fist, specifically the placement of the thumb when clenching, can reveal various personality traits. According to JagranJosh, individuals who tuck their thumb inside the fist are seen as natural leaders with high confidence, intellectual prowess, and a calm approach to challenges. Conversely, those who keep their thumb outside are described as masters of self-expression, exuding confidence and charisma, with high self-esteem and a preference for individuality.

Five checks to make on your home before temperatures plummet

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Yellow weather alerts have been issued across England by the UK Health Security Agency, warning of freezing temperatures and potential snow. Experts, including Tesco Bank's Claim Director Dave Thompson, advise homeowners to take five key steps to protect their homes: insulate pipes, locate the stopcock, check heating systems, review home insurance, and inspect roofs. These measures can prevent costly damages, such as burst pipes, which Tesco Bank reported as a common issue last winter. Citizens Advice offers additional guidance for renters facing water leaks.

Skin cancer symptoms you should never ignore as Too Hot To Handle's Harry Jowsey diagnosed aged 26

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Harry Jowsey, a Netflix star from 'Too Hot To Handle,' has been diagnosed with skin cancer at age 26. He shared his diagnosis on TikTok, urging people to wear sunscreen and get regular skin checks. The article outlines symptoms of skin cancer, including non-melanoma and melanoma types, and provides advice on reducing risk, emphasizing the importance of sun protection and regular skin examinations. The NHS and Cancer Research UK offer guidelines on identifying potential skin cancer signs and preventive measures.

Travel expert shares food you shouldn't eat when flying

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
Tamara Vallois, Head of Communications at Wizz Air, shares tips on what foods to avoid when flying to prevent bloating and discomfort. She advises against high-sodium foods and emphasizes the importance of staying hydrated. Vallois also recommends ginger for settling the stomach and suggests simple stretches to combat stiffness during flights. Additionally, she offers tips for freshening up after a flight and maintaining a regular sleep cycle to avoid post-travel fatigue.

My family charged me £200 for staying over at Christmas

01 Oct 2023  |  The Mirror
A woman shared her experience of being charged £200 by her sister-in-law for staying over during Christmas, despite contributing significantly to the festivities. The incident, discussed on Mumsnet, sparked various reactions, with many users suggesting she should invoice her sister-in-law in return. The story highlights the financial strains and family dynamics exacerbated by the cost-of-living crisis in the UK.

First thing you should do if your pipe bursts in freezing temperatures

12 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
With freezing temperatures and potential snowfall in the UK, residents are advised to monitor their pipes to prevent bursts. Tesco Bank highlights the high cost of water damage claims, recommending pipe insulation as a preventive measure. In case of a burst pipe, turning off the stopcock is crucial, followed by switching off the boiler and draining the system. The Met Office advises saving water for essential use, and contacting a WaterSafe-approved plumber for repairs. Tenants should reach out to landlords or water authorities if repairs are not promptly addressed.

M&S is charging £2 for two 'perfectly poached' eggs and people are baffled

12 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
Marks and Spencer has introduced a new product, 'perfectly poached' eggs, priced at £2 for two eggs, which has baffled and drawn criticism from shoppers for its high price. The product, which can be microwaved, has sparked online debate, with many questioning its necessity and cost. The article also references a similar product released by M&S in 2016, highlighting the retailer's ongoing efforts to offer convenient breakfast options.

Martin Lewis shares warning to people under 40 who have never bought a house

12 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
Martin Lewis advises individuals under 40 who have not yet bought a house to consider transferring funds from a Help to Buy ISA to a Lifetime ISA for a larger government bonus. The HTB scheme, which ended in 2019, allows contributions until 2029 with a bonus available until 2030. The LISA, while offering a higher bonus, has penalties for early withdrawal or non-home purchase use. Lewis emphasizes the importance of opening a LISA early to benefit from the first-time buyer bonus.

Minute radiator task could help you save £50 on your energy bill

10 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
The average gas and electricity bill in the UK has increased by 160% over the past decade, prompting many to seek cost-saving measures. James Longley, managing director of Utility Bidder, suggests that a simple five-minute task of cleaning radiators can significantly reduce energy bills. Regularly removing dust from radiators can improve heating efficiency, potentially saving households around £50 annually. This advice is particularly relevant as the average annual energy bill for 2023 is projected to be £1,834.

Aldi shopper hits 'jackpot' after opening 'best ever' £3.30 Too Good to Go box

10 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
Blair Coles, a customer service advisor, went viral after sharing his Too Good To Go bag from Aldi, which included a Korean-style barbecue beef dish and 36 blocks of cheese. The Too Good To Go app, aimed at reducing food waste, allows users to purchase unsold food at a discounted price. Coles praised the app for breaking down the stigma of best-before produce, and many users shared their own positive experiences with the app. The article highlights the growing popularity of the Too Good To Go app and its impact on reducing food waste.

People are only just learning baffling reason why some cheeses have holes in them

10 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
Swiss cheese, known for its distinctive holes or 'eyes,' gets its appearance from carbon dioxide bubbles formed during production, specifically due to the bacteria Propionibacterium shermanii. The pasteurization process kills these bacteria, so they are reintroduced to ensure the formation of eyes. Swiss cheese must be aged for at least 60 days to be considered traditional. Additionally, 'The Minger,' a potent brie-style cheese made in the Highlands, will be available in Asda stores across the UK, attracting both excitement and controversy.

Boost walking for weight loss results by making simple changes shared by expert

10 Apr 2023  |  www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Walking is an effective and accessible exercise for weight loss, offering numerous health benefits such as improved endurance and mood. Cedric Bryant from the American Council on Exercise recommends walking 45-60 minutes daily, suggesting methods to increase intensity like walking uphill or alternating speeds. Pairing walking with a calorie-controlled diet is essential for weight loss. Health experts Michael Mosley and Marie Murphy also highlight the benefits of walking over running.

Mum makes gross discovery inside washing machine that's 'worse than leaving tissues'

10 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
Emily, a mother of three, discovered a nappy had been washed with her laundry, causing a mess of absorbent gel inside the washing machine. She re-ran the load to clean it up and plans to be more cautious in the future.

Doctor issues warning to anyone who uses a Stanley cup every day

10 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
Health experts warn that using water bottles with straws, such as the popular Stanley Quencher H2.0, may contribute to the formation of wrinkles around the mouth, similar to the effects of smoking. Dr Chisom Ikeji and Dr Andrew Kane advise minimizing repetitive facial movements and incorporating skincare practices like using SPF and retinol to prevent these lines. The article highlights mixed reactions from the public, with some prioritizing hydration over potential skin issues.

Terrifying eye-less creature with dolphin-like head washes up on beach in Mexico

10 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
A mysterious, eyeless creature resembling a dolphin with sharp teeth and a serpent-like tail washed up on Destiladeras beach in Mexico. The creature, which baffled locals and tourists, was speculated to have come from the deep Pacific Ocean. Local fishermen and media were unable to identify the animal, noting that deep-sea creatures often lack eyes due to their dark habitat. There were no indications that the creature was a hoax.

'Generic' LinkedIn mistake is stopping you from getting a job, says expert

10 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
LinkedIn has become a crucial tool for job seekers, but overusing buzzwords like 'motivated' and 'passionate' can hinder job prospects, according to Robbie Bryant from Open Study College. He advises expanding on such terms by explaining what motivates you. Additionally, using LinkedIn like a dating app or using fake titles can damage professional reputations. Richard McMunn from PassMyInterview.com suggests sending a follow-up email immediately after an interview to increase hiring chances, though this advice is debated among users.

Pan fish recipe will help you burn belly fat with just 5 key ingredients

05 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
Jamie Oliver shares a one-pan fish recipe with green olive tapenade and fresh basil, ideal for those looking to eat healthier and lose weight. The dish, which can be prepared in 15 minutes with just five key ingredients, is praised for its simplicity and flavor. The recipe includes white fish fillets, rice, cherry tomatoes, basil, and olive tapenade. Dietitian Maya Aboukhater from Bupa suggests substituting white rice with brown rice for added fiber and weight loss benefits. Healthline supports the nutritional advantages of brown rice over white rice.

Couple slammed for 'forgetting' to pay at restaurant with 'absolutely terrible' service

05 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
A couple faced backlash online after 'forgetting' to pay their bill at a restaurant with poor service on New Year's Eve. Despite the terrible service, including long waits and missed items, commenters on Mumsnet criticized the couple for not paying, labeling it as theft. Some sympathized with their experience but insisted they should have paid and provided feedback to the restaurant.

People are only just realising Humpty Dumpty is not an egg and it's 'haunting' them

05 Apr 2023  |  The Mirror
Humpty Dumpty, a popular nursery rhyme character often depicted as an egg, is not explicitly described as such in the lyrics. Theories suggest the egg depiction originated from Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking Glass' and may have historical roots in Roundhead propaganda or the story of King Richard III. The realization that Humpty Dumpty is not necessarily an egg has surprised many, prompting discussions and historical insights from experts.

My kitchen tap was covered in crusty limescale but age

29 Mar 2023  |  The Mirror
A cleaning expert shares a 50-year-old method for removing limescale from taps using Kilrock Big K Descaler and a 2p coin. Lynsey Crombie, known as the Queen of Clean, also recommends using lemon for its antiseptic properties and pleasant scent. The article highlights affordable and effective cleaning solutions for maintaining shiny taps and shower heads.

'Crucial' warning to anyone who skips breakfast as it increases risk of deadly condition

23 Mar 2023  |  The Mirror
New research published by the American Heart Association indicates that intermittent fasting, specifically the Leangains protocol involving an eight-hour eating window, may increase the risk of cardiovascular death. The study, which surveyed around 20,000 adults over several years, found a 91% higher risk of death due to cardiovascular disease among those who ate within an eight-hour period. Experts, including Christopher D. Gardner, emphasize the need for personalized dietary recommendations, especially for individuals with existing heart conditions or cancer. The British Dietetic Association and NHS recommend a balanced breakfast to avoid nutrient deficiencies and unhealthy snacking.

Secret window bolt can be adjusted to make your home warmer in seconds

21 Mar 2023  |  The Mirror
Freezing temperatures and rising energy bills are prompting Brits to find cost-effective ways to stay warm. Psychiatrist Dr. Nureini shares a tip on TikTok about adjusting a secret bolt on PVC windows using an Allen key to eliminate drafts. He advises not to keep the bolt tightened year-round to prevent rubber wear and allow for ventilation. The tip has received mixed reactions, with some praising its effectiveness and others expressing concerns about potential issues like condensation and mould.

Cadbury fans spot glaring issue with 'large' Easter eggs and fume at 'rip off'

20 Mar 2023  |  The Mirror
Shoppers in the UK have expressed frustration over the pricing of Cadbury's 'large' Easter eggs, which they claim offer no additional value compared to the regular-sized versions. Despite the higher price tags, the larger eggs contain the same or only slightly more chocolate. Consumers have taken to social media to voice their dissatisfaction, calling the pricing a 'rip off.' Cadbury, through a Mondelēz International spokesperson, defended the pricing by highlighting the special packaging and added treats in the larger versions.

'Unusual' throat symptom could be warning sign of dementia, experts warn

20 Mar 2023  |  The Mirror
Dementia, often associated with cognitive decline, can also impact physical abilities, including causing difficulty swallowing, known as dysphagia. Dr. Ahmad Khundakar from Teesside University highlights that this symptom results from brain damage affecting movement and coordination. Dysphagia is typically a sign of advanced dementia, necessitating constant care. While other less serious conditions can cause swallowing difficulties, it's crucial to consult a doctor if symptoms persist. Other dementia warning signs include memory loss, difficulty with daily tasks, concentration issues, mood changes, confusion, and communication struggles.

Engineer swears by household staples to unblock drains as it 'works wonders'

15 Feb 2023  |  The Mirror
An engineer from SGS Engineering, Sam William, recommends using baking soda and white vinegar to unblock drains, describing the combination as a perfect unclogger due to their positions on the PH scale. He outlines a four-step method involving these ingredients, with the option to use washing powder if the initial mixture is ineffective. For stubborn blockages, William suggests using a coat hanger to physically remove the obstruction. These methods are presented as cost-effective alternatives to professional repair, which can be expensive.

First 'warning signs' of MS that show up to five years before diagnosis are subtle symptoms

26 Jan 2023  |  The Mirror
The article discusses a recent study that has identified early 'warning signs' of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that can appear up to five years before an official diagnosis is made. These signs are subtle symptoms that may not be immediately recognized as indicators of MS. The study's findings suggest that there is a pre-symptomatic phase of the disease where individuals may experience certain symptoms that could alert healthcare professionals to the risk of MS. The article emphasizes the importance of early detection and the potential for these findings to improve early intervention strategies. It also highlights the need for further research to understand the progression of MS and to develop better diagnostic tools.

Vegans reveal the top 10 foods they miss the most

01 Jan 2023  |  www.veganfoodandliving.com
New data from The Goodness Project reveals the top 10 foods vegans miss the most, with chocolate, banana bread, and cheese topping the list. The article highlights the increasing availability of vegan alternatives and notes that searches for vegan chocolate and cheese peak in January. Brands like The Laughing Cow and Cathedral City are recognized for their contributions to the vegan cheese market.

Who is Post Office boss Paula Vennells? Priest who defended Horizon and landed £400k bonus

01 Jan 2023  |  The Mirror
Paula Vennells, former CEO of the Post Office and an Anglican priest, is a central figure in the ITV drama 'Mr Bates vs The Post Office,' which explores the wrongful prosecution of 700 sub-postmasters due to the faulty Horizon computer system. Vennells, who led the Post Office from 2012 to 2019, has been accused of covering up the scandal and left her position with a £400,000 bonus. Despite issuing an apology, she faced heavy scrutiny and stepped down from multiple board positions and her priestly duties. The drama highlights the significant miscarriage of justice and the ongoing impact on the victims.

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