LET'S face it - Christmas isn't Christmas if you don't end the day slumped on the sofa and unbuttoning your jeans as your tummy feels stretched and puffy. This is because - for the majority of us - the 25 December is spent gorging on rich foods, boozing on mulled wine, late partying and general over-indulgence. And, according to nutritional therapist Claire Barnes, from Lepicol, this is the nightmare formula when it comes to bloating and ultimately weight gain. However, Claire says your Christmas doesn't need to be tainted by bloating - and there are numerous ways in which you can deal with the problem. Here, she takes The Sun Online through her top tips on how to deal with tummy troubles and boost weight loss this Christmas... 1. Walk off Christmas dinner Many people would much rather stay in by a warm fire than venture out into the winter chill on Christmas day.However, a simple walk over Christmas can be key in reducing your bloated belly and burning off all the food you've binged … [Read more...] about Weight loss: 10 ways to beat the Christmas bloat and still enjoy yourself
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By Marie Flounoy New York is home to various international cuisines and a fish sandwich is no exception. Some of the best fish sandwiches (and no we’re not talking about the ones from fast food chain restaurants, that serve to be your quick fix lunches) find their origins in the vast wilderness of the concrete of New York City, created and sustained by expert chefs and professional cooks. Listed below are some of the best fish sandwiches you can taste right in New York. (credit: Max Flatow) Cull & Pistol Chelsea Market More: Best Lobster Rolls In NYC The Cull & Pistol Galley picks up all of its fresh produce from The Lobster Place (right next door) which is renowned for its quality goods. The Crispy Fish Sandwich, priced at just $10.95, is one of the specialties of Chef Dave Seigal, who brings about a decade of culinary experience to your palate. credit: Miss Lily’s / Facebook Miss Lily’s W. Houston St. More: Best Beach-Themed Restaurants In NYC Miss … [Read more...] about NYC’s Best Fried Fish Sandwiches To Try Right Now
I was in Venice when the acqua alta struck on 28 October 2018. I noted in my diary: “It happened today. The first big acqua alta of the year, with a siren at 09.17, followed by two steady tones. One tone is for 1.1 metres, two 1.2 metres, three 1.3 metres and four 1.4 metres or more. The tidal chart says the level should peak just after noon. At 12.30 I put on my green rubber boots. Stepping out along the canals, I found the water above my ankles and immediately had to re-learn how to walk. Walking at normal speed causes the water to splash over your boots and on to your legs. I slowed down, finding I also needed to watch out for little waves from the boats on the canal, which rode up right over the submerged pavement. “Tourists used bin bags or fluorescent pink plastic booties over their shoes, walked barefoot or just got their shoes wet. Judging by the laughs and picture taking, high water looked fun, but not for the tourists who held heavy suitcases to their chests to … [Read more...] about Deep trouble: can Venice hold back the tide?
In your mind’s eye, imagine yourself floating in a shallow, semi-tropical lagoon. It’s like the Bahamas: warm water enveloping your skin, the sun shimmering through the gently slopping surface and sending the shadows of ripples onto the pale sand beneath you. It’s very quiet here, because there are no other humans on Earth. You are swimming in the Late Jurassic. This is not the Bahamas - it’s Bavaria. A mere 150 million years ago Germany was closer to the equator, submerged under water, and teeming with lobsters, fish and ammonites. Looking down, you see something is floating along the seabed. It moves slowly on an unseen current, leaving a trail through the sand like a finger drawing a line on a beach. You realise it’s a shelled animal – an ammonite in fact. This extinct group of cephalopods was common in these warm Jurassic seas. But there is something wrong with this one. No lively little tentacle arms reach out from the opening in the end of … [Read more...] about Zombie ammonite discovery is ‘snapshot of an unusual moment in deep time’
Email ABC Pilbara By Rebecca Parish Posted August 08, 2018 07:11:01 Photo: The town of Exmouth is cautious about Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest's pledge to protect the oceans. (Andrew O'Connor: ABC News) Map: Exmouth 6707 It is not often people turn their backs on $100 million, but the Western Australia seaside town of Exmouth might be doing just that — cautious about what the money means.Mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest made the $100 million pledge last week through his Minderoo Foundation, promising to protect the oceans.Mr Forrest wants to spend the money on tracking global fishing patterns, research into plastics pollution, and to develop what he labelled a "world-class research facility" at Exmouth's newly established Ningaloo Centre.But the announcement had many locals in the 2,500-strong town up in arms as soon as it was made.Their concerns centre around a call by the foundation last year to close part of the coast around Exmouth — and other fisheries … [Read more...] about Exmouth residents dubious about what Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s $100m for oceans means
Watch the skiesUmbrellas and galoshes will shield you from rain, snow and hail — but what about showers of spiders, satellites, and raw mystery meat?Humans, it turns out, have caught them all falling from the sky at one point or another. And while some freak rain occurrences are easily explained by atmospheric forces, others have endured for hundreds of years as unsolved meteorological mysteries. Join us now as we tick through some of the weirdest weather phenomena to ever face the planet, and see how many science can solve.Frozen iguanasWhile residents of Tallahassee, Florida braced for their first measurable snowfall in 28 years this January, other Floridians braced for a hailstorm of frozen iguanas. The cold-blooded lizards are an invasive species in Florida, where they like to make their homes in suburban tree branches. "When the temperature goes down, [iguanas] literally shut down, and they can no longer hold on to the trees," said Ron Magill, wildlife expert and … [Read more...] about The Weirdest Things That Fell From The Sky