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Breastfeeder Thrown Off Bus 2010-02-26

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A bus company apologised today after a ‘humiliated’ young mother was told to get off a bus in the rain because she was breastfeeding. (more…)

NAO says BBC Spend Careless 2010-02-26

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‘The National Audit Office’ (‘The NAO’) today criticised the BBC for spending 2 000 million GBP on three major building projects, including the redevelopment of its ‘Broadcasting House‘ HQ in London, without ‘clear assessments of the intended benefits’ in terms of value for money. (more…)

Ignore “Best Before” and “Use By” 2010-02-19

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Article by Nadia Arumugam

There’s a filet mignon in my fridge that expired four days ago, but it seems OK to me.

I take a hesitant whiff and detect no putrid odour of rotting flesh, no oozing, foetid cow juice — just the full-bodied aroma of well-aged meat. A feast for one; I retrieve my frying pan.

This is not an isolated experiment or a sad symptom of my radical frugality. With a spirit of teenage rebellion, I disavow any regard for expiration dates.

The fact is that expiration dates mean very little. (more…)

Britain’s Dirty Linen 2010-02-17

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Half a million dirty Britons wash their bed sheets only three times a year, a survey discloses, laying bare the disgusting bedroom habits of the nation.

One in six people also admitted waiting at least a month before washing their bed sheets. (more…)

Fat is Not Bad 2010-02-15

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Two laboratory machines have played a role in perhaps the greatest medical misadventure of our time: the indictment of a villain — LDL cholesterol — with the ultimate crime of the heart, coronary artery disease. (more…)