I joined a gym this month – it's the first I've been to in almost 10 years, and pretty much the first exercise I've done in just as long, apart from the odd dance-floor workout or trot for the bus. And since I joined, I've found the way I approach food has become like that of a hangman contemplating death.
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Yes! We have loads of bananas: the fruit that's Pret A Manger's biggest seller, shifting 75,000 a week
Monday 22 April 2013
Pret A Manger’s CEO Clive Schlee was almost wriggling with glee today as he announced a 17 per cent rise in revenue for the food chain.
Sunday 21 April 2013
The gingko became a ubiquitous presence in modern life – whether in sculpture form or as a smart drug.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow has confessed she struggled to follow the plot for her latest film Iron Man 3 after reading the script.
Monday 15 April 2013
The Independent spoke to Joo-il Kim, a North Korean defector who now lives in New Malden, Surrey, about his life and the current political stand-off in Korea. His story of what led to him escaping is one of shocking sadness, but since coming to the UK - where he is working on a newspaper to smuggle into the country - he has been able to lead a much happier life.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Joo-il Kim believes the rhetoric is just a distraction
Thursday 11 April 2013
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Could chocolate soon be one of your five-a-day? Scientists replace sweet treat's fat content with fruit juice, reducing total fat by half
Monday 08 April 2013
Scientists have managed to halve the fat content of chocolate by replacing cocoa butter and milk fats with fruit juice.
Sunday 07 April 2013
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Tuesday 02 April 2013
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Tuesday 02 April 2013
Weeks of attacks by Chinese state media have forced Apple to apologise to its Chinese customers, as the Californian firm attempts to counter a wave of negative publicity in its second largest market after the US.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Matthew Bell pays tribute to one of our finest actors, whose own life story reads like a film script. Cheers, Uncle Monty
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