Category Archive: Featured

Feb 08

Melissa’s Life-Changing Carrot and Olive Oil Cake

Makes 1 x 23cm round cake Equipment 23cm round, deep, loose-bottom cake tin Sorry for the melodramatic title of this cake but to be honest it was life-changing for me, so please just go with it. It’s the complex play of the spices that really brings this cake to life. Cloves, cardamom and cinnamon combine …

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Feb 06

How To Make Your Blog Posts Go Viral Part Two

In the first post on how to make your blog, and your blog posts, go viral we covered content, social media sharing, titles, tags and keywords. Next up we have more advice for helping your hard work pay off. Post at The Right Time Doing a post on Christmas Day probably won’t get a lot of hits. …

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Feb 05

How To Make Your Blog Posts Go Viral Part One

So you have written your amazing blog post but how do you get people to read it? In fact, how do you get your blog to stand out and be successful by having your blogs go viral? Here are my tips for writing good content that gets read and shared. For more on blogging check …

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Feb 02

Chris Pratt “My Son Thinks Acting is Stupid”

It can be hard to impress your kids. Parents are often thought of as uncool and poor Chris Pratt has found that even being a famous Hollywood actor does not help. Chris’s four-year-old son Jack thinks that acting is “stupid”. The truth came out when the 37-year-old was doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything segment where …

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Feb 01

Why do women love thrillers?

From the international bestseller The Girl on the Train to last year’s The Breakdown, the psychological thriller has become society’s favourite means of escape – and women have long made up the majority of readers. But their appetite for crime and suspense is no mystery, writes Rex Richards. When it comes to literary thrill-seekers, women …

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Feb 01

Mads Mikkelsen: ‘The Snobbery in The Acting Business is Enormous’

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has told Rolling Stones Magazine that a lot of actors are snobby towards actors who do blockbusters. The actor has done a mix of indie and big budget films. “The snobbery in my business is enormous. I did not grow up on deep Czechoslovakian dramas or French art films, I grew up with …

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Jan 30

Plus One is The Loneliest Number: On The Loneliness of Motherhood

There are many hard things about parenthood. Some are obvious: sleepless nights, exhaustion, lack of me time, endless nappies. But there is one that is not talked about as much and that should be, and that is the crippling loneliness of motherhood (or fatherhood if the man is the stay-at-home parent). Now some people may …

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Jan 29

Hugh Grant Saved a Fortune By Being His Own Acting Agent

Hugh Grant has had a career most actors would envy, and he didn’t get there by being stupid. He revealed that for four years he created a fake acting agent called James Howe Ealy, who was actually Hugh himself. He just used a fake email address. The actor said that he “saved myself an absolute fortune.” …

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