Alice-Azania Jarvis

Alice-Azania Jarvis is a feature writer for The Independent

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Is modern yoga dominated by a culture of backbiting?

BKS Iyengar, one of the founders of modern yoga, has died at the age of 95. Yoga is practised by millions around the world, but modern yoga is markedly removed from the discipline of Iyengar's heyday

Cheesecake frozen yoghurt by Constance and Mathilde Lorenzi

How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats

Diets are obsessing the modern male - and the weight loss industry is rubbing its hands in glee

Many women, of all sizes, live in a state of perpetual anxiety about their food consumption. Does the same fate await Britain's men?

The Rainbow Loom weaves elastics into bracelets

The Rainbow Loom is a playground must-have that has made its inventor a mint

Alice-Azania Jarvis reveals how everyone is banding together
Gravitas: Robert Donat in ‘Goodbye Mr Chips’

Should the Government retrain retired people as teachers?

Alice-Azania Jarvis wonders how elderly sirs and misses will go down with today's kids
Sweet sensation: the body produces physiological changes as soon as sweet things are in the mouth

Coca-Cola Life will contain a natural sweetener - but how do sugar substitutes measure up?

Quest to find a sugar alternative is now a multibillion-pound industry
Lucy Poole, one of Rainbow Trust’s support workers

Independent Appeal: Working with terminally ill children is Lucy's dream job – but it takes its toll

How do Rainbow Trust's carers cope with the traumas they face? Alice-Azania Jarvis finds out

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James, a former runaway, trains social workers in the language of youth culture

Independent Appeal: A lesson in understanding - the former runaway bringing two worlds together

Alice-Azania Jarvis reports on a project that helps social workers decode youth culture

Last Night's Viewing: London's Burning Chanel 4<br />Lorraine's Last Minute Christmas BBC2

What with it being nearly New Year and all, we're almost at the stage where we can safely start assessing the highs and lows of the Year That Was. We are approaching the end of the risky pre-emptive period, where the combination of major world events and celebrity deaths threaten, perilously, to render us redundant. Soon, tantalisingly soon, we will be able to write our Hundred Best lists with confidence.

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Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
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Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
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Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
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Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
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America’s new apartheid

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