Alice-Azania Jarvis

Alice-Azania Jarvis is a feature writer for The Independent

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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.

Bits on the side: good vegetables can make a Christmas meal

Festive vegetables that are worth sprouting about

Use these hints to give your parsnips some zip and turn even die-hard Brussels haters into fans, says Alice-Azania Jarvis

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