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  • The 10 best celebrity dieters

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    1| Elizabeth Taylor

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    According to Rebecca Harrington’s tales of celebrity dieting, I’ll Have What She’s Having, Elizabeth Taylor lived, for many years, high on the hog: peanut butter-and-bacon baguettes for lunch, fried chicken and Jack Daniel’s for dinner. Exercise does not loom large, although one imagines someone so much married went in for a few physical jerks. After she reached nearly 13 stone, there was a diet, and a diet book entitled Elizabeth Takes Off. One recipe combines tuna, grapefruit, tomato paste and mayo; in another, peanut butter again, this time with a steak. Doesn’t sound quite right? Indeed: but you’d go round more for the chat than the grub, wouldn’t you?
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  • The 10 best shoes ever

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    Where to start with picking one make and model from what is undoubtedly the most popular and populous footwear type of the late 20th and early 21st centuries? It is easier to say trainers are to modern footwear what jeans are to contemporary clothing: ubiquitous cultural signifiers that can tell us who you are and what you like with one glance.
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  • Top 6 foods to boost your brain power

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    Making sure you get as many nutrients as possible helps to optimise your focus, concentration, memory and even intelligence. But you don’t need to go and buy any specialist supplements – all the necessary one’s can be found in your local supermarket.
    Here, Cassandra Barns, a London-based nutritionist reveals the six best foods to boost your brain power.
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  • 5 myths about fat loss that most women believe

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    Are you struggling to lose fat but can’t figure out why?
    It’s probably because you’ve listened to too many myths and have taken all the wrong advice on board. Fat loss expert and London-based personal trainer Nicholas Polo clues us in on the biggest fat loss myths.

    When new gym members are asked to spell out their goals the two most common answers they give are ‘lose weight’ and ‘body toning’. Instead, what a lot of us may be actually trying to say is ‘lose fat’. Fat loss and weight loss are not the same thing.
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  • Top 8 foods that every man should eat

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    When push comes to shove, many men eat what they fancy or what’s on offer in the supermarket or work canteen.
    And in this day and age it’s usually stodgy, beige and a slow but steady route to heart disease.
    But there a few simple tricks that can make a massive difference to your diet – and overall heath.
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  • Seven tastiest low calorie advent calendars

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    Advent calendars are as much a part of Christmas tradition as carols and crackers.
    But if you want to avoid the calorie and fat-loaded variety, here are better alternatives.

    FORTNUM AND MASON CHRISTMAS TEA LOVER’S

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    Behind each of the 24 doors is a silky tea bag of Fortnum & Mason’s most popular and famous blends, including Rose Pouchong, Darjeeling and Moroccan Mint.
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  • 10 creative ways to cook a turkey

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    The typical method for preparing a turkey is to put the bird in a hot oven and wait until it’s done—perfectly acceptable, if a little basic. Have a more adventurous Thanksgiving day this year by trying one of these out-of-the-box recipes.

    1. MOLE-ROASTED TURKEY

    To create this delicious bird, Epicurious recommends marinating the turkey in mole overnight; at minimum, you’ll need to coat the inside and the outside of the turkey with the sauce and let it sit in the fridge for an hour before cooking. The chocolate sauce makes for one moist turkey; serve with Masa stuffing and spicy chili gravy on the side.
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  • 5 Best Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin

    5 Best Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin

    1. Moisturizing Green Tea and Honey Face Mask

    Moisturizing Green Tea and Honey Face Mask
    This water-rich green tea and honey face mask will help hydrate and moisturize dry and dull skin. Not just for dry skin, this green tea face mask is also perfect for oily skin. It works by cleansing and regulating sebum in oily and acne prone skin. The honey will also help soothe severe acne and calm redness. It contains the goodness of honey, which together with green tea will plump up skin and make it look dewy.
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  • 10 ways to burn calories without going to the gym

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    Do you feel like you’re constantly juggling your time between commuting, working, catching up with friends and struggle to add exercise into the mix?

    If you don’t already have a time slot set out to keep fit, it can seem impossible to exercise.

    But, fear not! Top experts have shared some simple tips to up your fitness, even with the busiest of schedules.
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