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Day: August 21, 2018

The healthiest and least healthy types of salad greens
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The healthiest and least healthy types of salad greens

    Though there are plenty of mouth-watering lettuce-free salads like panzanella or caprese that we'll gladly devour if placed before us, when it comes time to build our own, the first thing that most of us reach for is some sort of leafy green foundation to pile high with other ingredients like fruits, croutons, proteins and, yes, vegetables. But not all salad greens are created equally. When it comes to packing in the most nutrition and fewest calories into crisp fans, fronds and leaves, here's how some of the most popular lettuces shape up: Iceberg 10 calories per one cup serving; low in nutrients The star of one of the world's most frequently eaten salads - the iconic wedge - is also the butt of countless culinary jokes. That's because even when there's a whole...
20 percent smaller than 1970s as families typically squeeze into 700sq ft new builds
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20 percent smaller than 1970s as families typically squeeze into 700sq ft new builds

    British homes are now 20 per cent smaller than they were in the 1970s, with families typically squeezing into 700 sq ft new builds, research has found. The largest homes were built during the 1970s and have decreased in size every decade since then, reports the Times. A study using data from Rightmove and Zoopla, the biggest property portals in the UK, found that the typical properties have five per cent less space than those built since 2010. The average house across the UK has 2.95 bedrooms and a kitchen that is just 213 sq ft. The average living room is also 184 sq ft - a third smaller than in the 1970s. Kitchens have also shrunk by a quarter, down from 161 sq ft, and the average number of bedrooms fell from 3.53. The study by LABC Warranty, a warranty provide...
Windrush scandal: Government apologises to 18 members wrongfully removed or detained
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Windrush scandal: Government apologises to 18 members wrongfully removed or detained

    The home secretary is apologising to 18 members of the Windrush generation believed to have been wrongfully removed or detained. A Home Office review identified the group as having come to the UK from the Caribbean before 1973 and stayed permanently, but were unable to prove their continued residence in the country. Of the group of 18, the review found 11 left the UK voluntarily while the remaining seven were detained but subsequently released without being removed. The Home Office has so far contacted 14 of the 18, with those who are not currently in the UK being given the option to return and made aware of their possible right to compensation. Sajid Javid said: "The experiences faced by some members of the Windrush generation are completely unacceptable and I am...
A total solar eclipse captivated the nation
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A total solar eclipse captivated the nation

    A year ago, the Great American total solar eclipse evoked awe, wonder, and bewilderment as earth dwellers briefly had the chance to bask in the shadow of the moon. Close to two hundred million Americans viewed the spectacle in some way, including roughly fifteen million lucky folks who managed to squeeze themselves within the path of totality. Whether you’re now an umbraphile someone who chases eclipses or looking to see your first one, you’re in luck! Another total solar eclipse is just around the corner, in less than a year, but you’ll have to travel to South America. For the next eclipse in the Lower 48, mark your calendar for April 8, 2024. Solar eclipses occur someplace on earth on average every 18 months. They’re not terribly unusual. But over any given plac...
Chancellor forced to redraft plans for no deal Brexit
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Chancellor forced to redraft plans for no deal Brexit

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond during visit to Bombardier factory in Belfast. Philip Hammond was forced to rewrite Treasury plans for a no-deal Brexit after they were likened to Project Fear, government sources claimed last night. Ministers are due to publish the first of 84 documents detailing contingency plans this week. However, two Government sources said that concerns were raised with Chancellor Mr Hammond over the tone of several Treasury reports. Sections on the current status of EU arrangements were too ‘upbeat’, while the consequences of leaving the EU without a deal were portrayed as ‘negative’. They have since been amended to ensure they are more factual, the sources told The Daily Telegraph. Treasury papers are thought to include analysis...