Lifestyle

Older adults need more than clichés to stay active

The importance of physical activity is well recognized by both science and the public. Yet, more than 80 percent of adults in the United States fail to meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” which recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity […]

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A cancer treatment with built-in light

Therapies should be highly effective and as free as possible of side effects—a big challenge, particularly in the case of cancer. A Chinese research team has now developed a novel form of photodynamic tumor therapy for the treatment of deep tumors that works without external irradiation. The light source is built into the drug and […]

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Mangal 2, London: ‘It’s brave and compelling and properly delicious’ – restaurant review

Mangal 2, 4 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XN (020 7254 7888). Small plates £5-£12, large plates £14-£19, desserts £7.50-£8.50, wines from £28 If Mangal 2 were located almost anywhere else in London, it would not seem especially remarkable: just another urban bistro with an open kitchen, bare floorboards and a short list of low-intervention […]

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Little somethings to sweeten going back to school

Schools reopen this week in England, for those who send their children to school (shout out to the home-edders), which means the return of the alarm clock for those who were able to give it a sabbatical over the summer. So let’s think about chocolate bars to ease this process. The first is a delicious […]

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Nigel Slater’s recipes for tomatoes with peas and feta, and blackberry and apple pancakes

I piled the pancakes untidily on to a plate, their blackberry and apple filling peeping teasingly at the edges, then poured a jug of cream around them and brought them to the table. The result of an hour or more’s work – making a batter, turning pancakes, peeling and stewing fat bramley apples – the […]

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Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for satay sauce roast aubergine

For me, a solid basis for friendship is a mutual love of condiments, pickles and sauces. Anyone who has an entire fridge shelf dedicated to these jars of joy will find a chum over here. Of all of them the world over, one of my favourites is the Indonesian satay sauce, because just a spoonful […]

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Nia DaCosta is giving us shivers while making history

As those of us who grew up in the 1990s can attest, the thought of saying “Candyman” in the mirror five times is enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck even now. It was a terrible time for anyone with an overactive imagination who had a VHS player in their bedroom […]