SHOOTING stars are not only beautiful - they're a chance to make a wish and hope for good luck. April's Lyrid meteor shower is the oldest on record. Here's the lowdown on when and how to watch it in 2019... When can I see the Lyrid meteor shower 2018? The Lyrid meteor shower is active between April 16 and April 25 each year. It peaks on MONDAY, April 22 and the morning of April 23. If you can stay awake - or get up early enough - the very best time to watch the spectacle is just before the sun rises. You don't need any special equipment like a telescope or binoculars - just wrap up warm and look up. What is the Lyrid meteor shower? The Lyrid meteor shower is made from falling debris from comet Thatcher. At its peak, you can expect to see 10 to 15 meteors per hour - assuming it is a moonless night. Sometimes the Lyrids can have uncommon surges, which bump the rate up to 100 per hour. The outbursts are difficult to predict, but are one of the reasons this meteor shower is normally … [Read more...] about When is the Lyrid meteor shower in the UK in 2019, how and where can you see it and when do the shooting stars peak?
Can you drink peppermint tea when pregnant
The latest celebrity said to have fallen foul of the Strictly jinx is last year's winner, Stacey Dooley (32). The BBC journalist is said to be dating her professional dance partner, 36-year-old Kevin Clifton. However, Clelia said all she ever wanted to do after Dancing With The Stars was enjoy "a nice hot bath and a cup of peppermint tea". The 43-year-old former Fair City star made it to the show's quarter-finals with professional partner Vitali Kozmin (32). "I was so exhausted after the shows," she said. "All I ever wanted was a bath and peppermint tea. Maybe I'm naive, but I'll only speak for me. Anyway, I wouldn't believe half the stories you hear." Clelia said everyone in the show had "such a positive experience". She said the real stars were the crew and the producers, who were "fantastic". She added that she and Vitali, who lives in Estonia with his wife, professional dancer Valeria Milova, had a very professional relationship throughout the series. "It was great. You can't go … [Read more...] about ‘All I ever wanted was a bath and peppermint tea’
While there are plenty of reasons to enjoy drinking tea, you may want to let that piping hot beverage cool down a bit before you take a sip. A new study, published in International Journal of Cancer, adds to a body of evidence that finds drinking very hot tea may be linked to an increased risk of esophageal cancer. "Many people enjoy drinking tea, coffee, or other hot beverages. However, according to our report, drinking very hot tea can increase the risk of esophageal cancer, and it is therefore advisable to wait until hot beverages cool down before drinking," the lead author of the study, Dr. Farhad Islami of the American Cancer Society, said in a statement.For the study, Islami and his team followed more than 50,000 individuals, aged 40 to 75 years old, for a median of 10 years. An analysis during a follow-up period found 317 of those people went on to develop esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer — cancer of the esophagus, the tube connecting the throat and stomach — is … [Read more...] about What you need to know about drinking hot tea and the risk of esophageal cancer
Very hot drinks may be linked to a 90% higher risk of oesophageal cancer, a study of 50,000 people suggests. Experts found that drinking 700ml per day of tea at 60C or higher was "consistently associated" with a 90% increased risk of the disease, compared with people who consumed drinks at lower temperatures. Published in the International Journal of Cancer, the study looked at the drinking habits of 50,045 people aged 40 to 75 who lived in north-eastern Iran. During a follow-up period from 2004 to 2017, 317 new cases of oesophageal cancer - also known as cancer of the food pipe - were identified. Lead author Dr Farhad Islami, from the American Cancer Society, said: "Many people enjoy drinking tea, coffee, or other hot beverages. "However, according to our report, drinking very hot tea can increase the risk of oesophageal cancer, and it is therefore advisable to wait until hot beverages cool down before drinking. "As long you're letting your tea cool down a bit before you drink it, or … [Read more...] about Hot drinks like tea and coffee linked with cancer risk
I don’t know what it says about me, but, like most celebrities, I could give you at least a brief biography of their personal and professional lives and what makes them them. It goes like this: Tanya and Jim first met when she was 17 and he was a 21-year-old university student. Under the advice of his sisters Samantha and Nicola Chapman (aka Pixiwoo), she launched her vlogging career in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. At the time, he had hoped to pursue a career using his psychology degree, but had noticed a gilded path to success established by the women in his life and branched out on his own video journey. Within a few years, they became behemoths in the blogosphere. Fast forward to 2019 and Tanya is being flown to Paris to sit front row at Dior and he was voted number one in GQ’s Best Dressed Men list. She has published three lifestyle books and launched an extraordinarily successful cosmetics range with Superdrug, which, as of 2016, a Tanya Burr makeup product was … [Read more...] about Caitlin McBride: ‘Can you really claim privacy when you’ve monetised your personal life?’