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Klean Canteen stainless steel bottles

It wasn’t long ago that the idea of carrying around your own water bottle was utterly ridiculous. Then the rage for ‘healthy lifestyles’ exploded with that all-important accessory, the plastic Evian bottle. It was probably filled up with tap water as much as the real stuff, but it kept us hydrated in a thirsty world…

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Healthy cake

Cake used to be bad for you, it had sugar, and eggs, and wheat flour (the horror), candied fruits, and butter — loads, and loads, of butter — all manner of unhealthy ingredients. But it’s made an amazing alt-cake comeback, kicking and screaming into the second decade of the 21 Century as an all-new, completely…

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In praise of a good bath

A good bath is a simple pleasure. And, in a stressed-out world, it’s often the simple things that count — the things that help us to relax. This is where a good bath comes in, and learning to enjoy it as an experience. It’s one of those ‘little luxuries’ we overlook in the West: one that…

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Kale is overrated

In the last five years kale has been increasingly overhyped. It’s gone from nowhere to becoming, in some circles at least, a cure-all health food; moving from yesterday’s unappetising green into the choice of the urban sophisticate. Once granny’s mom served it up; boiled to death, dished out with mashed potato and meatloaf, now kale…

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