0 Have your say I decided to take a break from social media and have gone cold turkey. How long will I last? I was finding it was taking over my life. Head down, thumb constantly scrolling though update after update. I knew more about other peoples lives than my own.It was also affecting how I felt. Some posts would annoy me, some would anger me.One friend who we always made the effort to visit up north but didn’t reciprocate, posted a photo of themselves on the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent, five minutes from our house, but didn’t contact us.The final straw came when I found myself getting annoyed when scrolling Facebook. Annoyed at my children for needing my attention while I checked other people’s updates.It was becoming a bad habit, checking Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, posting, liking, commenting. Some of my friends live out their whole lives on social media.On the positive side, I really enjoy the local nostalgia pages and if you have an interest … [Read more...] about RICK JACKSON: I’ve switched off social media and gone cold turkey
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PRINCE William had a historic meeting with the Palestinian President as the first royal to visit the occupied West Bank. He shook hands with Mahmoud Abbas on June 27, 2018, as he expressed a desire for "lasting peace" between Israelis and Palestinians. Who is Mahmoud Abbas? Mahmoud Abbas is the Palestinian president. He has been president since January 2005, and is a member of the Fatah party. Initially the rival political party, Hamas, announced it wouldn't recognise the 82-year-old. But he has been recognised in the years that have followed. His family fled to Syria during the 1948 Palestine war, and he studied law at the University of Damascus. He later studied for the Soviet equivalent of a PhD at a Moscow university - his dissertation was titled "The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism". He is married to Amina Abbas, with whom he had three sons. His net worth is $100m, according to an aide. How long has Abbas been president? He has been president since … [Read more...] about What is Mahmoud Abbas’ net worth, how long has he been President of the Palestinian Authority and who are his children?
Christmas a time for love and charity to all mankind? A blood-pressure-boosting, consumerist nightmare, more like - a race to get everything done and try to please everyone while running up the kind of debt you'll be lucky to clear by next July. So you will need a Christmas stress therapist. But you can avoid all this, says Mr Guttridge. A positive mental attitude is vital, he says, adding: "Don't try to be perfect; Christmas is a holiday, after all." Here's how to get through it all. 1. GAME OF HAPPY FAMILIES The problem: Getting the family together is, for many, the purpose of Christmas, but it can lead to friction. Who will spend Christmas where? Will you be able to stand having people to stay, or will you feel guilty if you only invite people for Christmas lunch? What to do: With only 10 days to go, discuss Christmas arrangements and make plans for how you can get a little time for yourself. If your parents are coming, ensure they take the children out to give you time to wrap … [Read more...] about 8-point survival guide to Christmas
DIET food has a bad rep. It conjures up images of chewing on cardboard-like rice cakes and low-fat packet soups packed with preservatives, while you dream of a comforting bowl of pasta and battle cravings for anything that so much as resembles dessert. Enter Tom Kerridge. He not only runs the UK's only pub with two Michelin stars, but he knows a thing or two about weight loss - having shed a staggering 12 stone himself. Now back with a second diet book, Lose Weight For Good, and accompanying BBC programme, he's determined to demonstrate that calorie-controlled meals can be delicious - and easy to whip up at home. "I looked at lower-calorie recipes and I found them incredibly depressing, boring and flavourless," Wiltshire-born Tom, 44, explains. "I thought, 'Well no wonder so many people yo-yo on diets, they're not enjoying what they're eating'." He describes his new book as a "celebration of great-tasting food", with an emphasis on recipes that use everyday ingredients and come … [Read more...] about Recipes: Three things to make from Tom Kerridge’s new cookbook, Lose Weight For Good
TRYING to lose weight after the indulgent Christmas period but not sure where to start?The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has taken a look at some of the most popular diets around and given its verdict on whether it will work for you.This diet is based on the principal of intermittent fasting, where you eat normally for five days and restrict your calorie intake for the other two.On top of losing weight, fans claim the 5:2 diet can improve lifespan and brain function, and protect against conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.But evidence on how effective the diet it is limited.One 2010 study found women placed on a 5:2 diet achieved similar levels of weight loss to women on a calorie-controlled diet, and were also less likely to develop chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.There is also some evidence that the 5:2 model may help lower the risk of certain obesity-related cancers, such as breast cancer.Pros:Sticking to a calorie restricted two days a … [Read more...] about What is the best diet plan for weight loss? From 5:2 and paleo to Slimming World and Weight Watchers, experts give their opinions