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Weight loss: Michael Mosley recommends eating fermented foods to slim – ‘I do it!’

Weight loss: Michael Mosley recommends eating fermented foods to slim - ‘I do it!’

Michael Mosley explained: “I make my own sauerkraut and kimchi and we also make kombucha.”

Recently, he shared some tips with Express.co.uk on how to stay motivated while following an intermittent fasting diet or any kind of weight loss plan.

Dr Mosley highlighted that in order to succeed, it is essential to get support from friends and family. 

“There is a huge amount of research and evidence supporting the idea that if you want to lose weight, it is really, really important that you have the support of your friends, your family, or some other wider community. Everyone experiences ups and downs in life, and as long as you have support and someone you can turn to, then you’re much more likely to succeed,” he told Express.co.uk.

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People are gobsmacked over secret number on everyday playing cards ‘Can’t unsee it!’

People are gobsmacked over secret number on everyday playing cards ‘Can’t unsee it!’

The discovery is the latest viral sensation to take the internet by storm. Twitter account @NoContextBrits revealed that there is a secret eight in the middle of the eight of diamonds and people have lost it.

To astonished tweeters a post was captioned: “What age were you when you first saw the eight in the middle of the eight of diamonds?”

One user said: “I was today years old! And I consider myself to be good at spotting patterns!”

Another replied: “It has taken me five minutes, but I see it now. Incredible, I have never seen that before.”

A third shocked user simply said: “Holy sh**.” And a fourth added: “Wtf? Everyday is a school day.”

In short, what you know influences what you see.

The revelation about the eight of diamonds has also become an opportunity for people to share other hidden images in well-known logos.

For example, one Twitter user shared a picture of the Toblerone logo, which is a mountain. But on closer inspection, the outline of a bear can be seen in the peaks.

Another pointed out the arrow from A to Z in the Amazon logo and the hidden arrow in the FedEx logo.

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Brian May shares his favourite song on Queen’s Greatest Hits ‘It had to battle its way on’

Brian May shares his favourite song on Queen’s Greatest Hits ‘It had to battle its way on’

Queen’s Greatest Hits is the UK’s best-selling album ever and a recent 40th anniversary re-issue narrowly missed out on being UK No 1 for a fifth time this week. Nevertheless, Brian May is proud of the iconic tracks featured on the record that he made with Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. And now the Queen guitarist has shared which song on the record-breaking album is his favourite.

Speaking with Absolute Radio, Brian May struggled to pick a song at first, before landing on one he penned himself.

The 73-year-old said: “Oh it’s very hard to say. What’s my favourite? I don’t know if I do have favourites.

“If I was being very…allowing myself to be partisan, probably would be We Will Rock You.

“Because it sort of says everything in a short time and it’s something that’s always worked for us.”

Brian continued: “Everybody’s jumping up and down, making a noise. And what they were doing was singing along.”

“In those days, it was really new I have to tell you. You just didn’t go to concerts where people sang to rock bands. But on this particular occasion, they didn’t stop. And when we went off stage they sang You’ll Never Walk Alone to us.”

The Queen guitarist went to sleep that night thinking: “What could an audience do? What could you ask them to do?”

In the end, he realised: “They’re all crammed in there, they can’t do much. But they can stamp their feet, they can clap their hands, and they can sing.”

Briton slams EU restrictions after losing holiday money – ‘it has been a nightmare’

Briton slams EU restrictions after losing holiday money - ‘it has been a nightmare'

Due to concerns about the Delta variant, some EU countries like France, Germany, Portugal or Italy, have tightened entry restrictions on UK tourists, imposing mandatory quarantine for non-vaccinated Britons.

Some other nations like the Balearic Islands in Spain, are also urging Governments to impose tougher entry requirements for Britons going there on holiday.

Italy changed its rules last week without warning, introducing a mandatory five-day quarantine for all UK visitors.

A Briton who had a holiday booked in the country said it is “literally a nightmare” to go on holiday from the UK this summer.

“We had a trip booked to Italy and with the changes in the restrictions last week, we were forced to change our holiday completely.

“We lost a lot of money,” he admitted.

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“As we didn’t book directly with the airline, our travel agent charged us enormous fees to change the destination of our flights and didn’t allow us to get a refund.

“We have now rebooked flights for a destination that hasn’t imposed mandatory quarantine for Britons yet, which is Greece, but those ‘quarantine-free’ countries are now way more expensive,” he explained.

“It has literally been a nightmare trying to organise a holiday out of the UK this summer.”

When booking a holiday, now Britons have to take into consideration not only the UK’s traffic light system in case they have to self-isolate on their return, but also if the destination has imposed mandatory quarantine or has shut its borders to UK tourists completely.

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The holidaymaker continued: “The UK is in a tough situation right now. It is almost impossible to go on holiday from the UK.

“This summer is way worse than last summer in terms of being able to enter other countries.”

Italy is also on the UK’s amber travel list, meaning a mandatory at home quarantine is required upon return.

The holidaymaker explained that hotel owners in Italy seem “desperate” for Britons to go there, as some advised him to go anyway and suggested he could skip the quarantine.

“Obviously it’s hard to judge but we need some kind of clear indications, both from the UK and the EU side, so we know where to book our next holiday without being afraid restrictions might change in two days,” he said.

Although the majority of countries are following German and France suit and imposing stricter entry requirement for UK arrivals, other countries like Greece have refused to follow the EU’s steps.

Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis slammed the potential ban and rejected calls from Angela Merkel for British tourists to be quarantined on arrival.

“My personal assessment is that there is no need to impose additional restrictions on travel from countries where this mutation already exists.

“At the end that is up to the individual member states to take those decisions,” he said.

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‘Can’t believe it’ Stacey Solomon confirms she and Joe Swash are expecting first baby GIRL

‘Can’t believe it’ Stacey Solomon confirms she and Joe Swash are expecting first baby GIRL

“All of you looking over and protecting your little…” she concluded alongside several crying face emojis.

Stacey lives with Joe, their son Rex, and her two sons from previous relationships Leighton, eight, and Zachary, 12, at their beautiful new home, named Pickle Cottage.

Joe is also dad to an older son, Harry, 13, from a previous relationship.

The couple, who were set to tie the knot this summer, have decided to delay their wedding until after their new baby is born.

Stacey and Joe both agreed that they wanted their child to be present when they got married.

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Elvis Presley’s cousin on first seeing The King record in 1958 – ‘I couldn’t believe it’

Elvis Presley’s cousin on first seeing The King record in 1958 – ‘I couldn’t believe it’

Elvis Presley shot to fame in 1956 and moved his family into Graceland a year later. One member of his Memphis Mafia inner circle was his cousin Billy Smith, who was just a boy at the time. And now over 60 years later, he’s shared his memories of first seeing Elvis record in the studio back in 1958.

Appearing on the Memphis Mafia Kid YouTube channel with his son Danny, Billy said: “When I first went to hear Elvis record was in 1958.

“He was home on leave and had to do a session because he had to have so many songs in the can before he was overseas and all.”

From 1958-60, The King did his army service in West Germany, while his manager Colonel Tom Parker rolled out some pre-recorded singles to keep the star in the public eye while he was away.

Elvis Presley‘s cousin shared: “And I remember I was in the Studio B with him and all I could do was stand there and watch him.”

Billy continued: “He’d have a break…I’d go get him water…but I finally got to thinking, ‘He don’t like this much’.

“He didn’t say anything, but I just thought, ‘He’s probably not real crazy about me gawking.’

“So I finally got the hint enough for myself that I went on and watched him from a distance.”

Yet even from further away, Elvis’ cousin was amazed at the talent he was witnessing.

Billy said: “It was just something different. To put my finger on it, I can’t. But I feel like so many of Elvis’ fans know exactly what I’m talking about.

“It’s just that one little difference that made Elvis extra special.

“When Elvis picked a song to record, he usually looked at it and thought, ‘What can I do with it?’, especially during the movie days.

“I think he put his heart and soul into every song he recorded, good or bad.”

Author: George Simpson
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Thelma and Louise: Susan Sarandon on 'offending' male critics – ‘It wasn’t a big deal’

Thelma and Louise: Susan Sarandon on 'offending' male critics – ‘It wasn’t a big deal’

It’s been 30 years since Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise hit cinemas. And this week Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon attended a charity screening of their Oscar-winning movie at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. During the pre-show Q&A, the actresses and screenwriter Callie Khouri reflected on the film’s backlash from some male critics when it first released.

The movie sees Susan’s Louise convince her innocent housewife friend Thelma to take an unplanned road trip.

During one scene, Louise shot dead a man who was trying to rape Thelma at a bar, so the pair flee to Mexico from the police.

While Thelma and Louise was lauded for its depiction of independent women and female empowerment at the time, some male critics were offended by the way men were depicted and the violence inflicted against them.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Khouri remembered being “completely shocked” by some of these responses in the reviews.

Khouri, who won an Oscar for her Thelma and Louise screenplay, said: “With all the murder and mayhem that you see in movies that male critics would be going, ‘They killed the guy.’

“But it was just one guy and he had it coming,” she said of the male character who was shot dead by Louise after his attempted rape on Thelma.

Khouri even remembered one critic, US News and World Report’s John Leo, who called the movie “Neo-fascist”.

The screenwriter said: “ I was like, wow, you really got to have your tighties in a wad to call this movie neo-fascist after all the bulls*** that women have had to put up with in every movie that’s ever been made.”

Thelma and Louise has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 85 per cent positive reviews.

The site’s consensus reads: “Simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and peppered with action, Ridley Scott’s Thelma & Louise is a potent, well-acted road movie that transcends the feminist message at its core.”

The Oscar-winning movie has been praised for its feminist overtones, challenging traditional male-female relationships and changing the usual gender roles of a road movie.

However, the New York Post’s Kyle Smith argues that Thelma and Louise actually fails miserably as a feminist film.

Smith wrote that Thelma and Louise is “a misogynist tale about unbelievably ditzy women who lose what remains of their reason under pressure and suffer the ultimate punishment.”

In total, the film was nominated for six Academy Awards, with both Susan and Geena receiving nods in the Best Actress category.

Thelma and Louise was also recognised in the Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing Oscars categories.

While in 2016, the crime drama was selected by the US Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding the movie “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”


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‘That’s it!’ Monty Don bids farewell as he announces break away from Gardeners’ World

‘That’s it!’ Monty Don bids farewell as he announces break away from Gardeners’ World

He also revealed that his co-star Adam Frost would be replacing him and fronting the show from his garden.

Monty continued: “But Gardeners’ World, of course, will still be with you and in Adam’s garden.

“And I’ll be back here at Longmeadow in a few weeks time.

“So until then, bye-bye,” Monty smiled.

Monty didn’t explain why he would be taking time away from the show.


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‘It can’t just be about the vaccine’ Dr Amir slams reliance on jab to save UK from Covid

‘It can’t just be about the vaccine’ Dr Amir slams reliance on jab to save UK from Covid

During the press conference on Monday, Mr Johnson said going ahead with stage four of the easing of lockdown restrictions on 21 June would mean “a real possibility” of the virus outrunning the vaccines, leading to thousands more deaths which could otherwise have been avoided.

Talking on the NHS having “a few more crucial weeks” to get people vaccinated, he said the link between infections and hospital admissions had been “weakened” it had not been “severed”.

He continued: “We will monitor the position every day and if, after two weeks, we have concluded that the risk has diminished, then we reserve the possibility of proceeding to step four and a full opening sooner.

“At a certain stage, we are going to have to learn to live with the virus and to manage it as best we can.”

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Bitcoin plunge sparks backlash at Elon Musk: ‘It benefits society’

Elon Musk announces suspension of Bitcoin Tesla purchases

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) plunged after Mr Musk tweeted that Tesla would U-turn on its decision to allow the cryptocurrency to be used to purchase its vehicles. The CEO of the electric car maker cited concerns over the “rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions” as the reason for suspending the payment method. The price continued to drop over the weekend, hitting a low of $ 42,708 (£30,298) this morning.

Bitcoin plunge sparks backlash at Elon Musk

Mr Cuban, the owner of NBA team Dallas Mavericks, sent a message to Mr Musk on Twitter.

He said: “We at Mavs.com will continue to accept BTC/ETH/DOGE because we know that replacing gold as a store of value will help the environment.”

In his message, Mr Cuban cited an article by The New York Times published in 2005 that exposed the apparent impacts of the gold mining industry based on the publication’s months-long examination, including tours of gold mines in the American West, Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

A section reads: “Some metal mines, including gold mines, have become the near-equivalent of nuclear waste dumps that must be tended in perpetuity.

Mr Musk announced Tesla would no longer accept Bitcoin

Mr Musk announced Tesla would no longer accept Bitcoin (Image: GETTY)

“Hard-rock mining generates more toxic waste than any other industry in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

“The agency estimated last year that the cost of cleaning up metal mines could reach $ 54billion (£38billion).”

Another article Mr Cuban referred to was published by Moneyweek in January, entitled “Bitcoin does consume a lot of energy – but here’s why it’s worth it”.

The piece notes that half of the global Bitcoin mining takes place in Sichuan, China, because of hydroelectricity – a renewable energy source.

It states: “Roughly five percent of Sichuan Bitcoin mining power comes from nuclear or burning coal. 95 percent is from renewables.”

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The price of the cryptocurrency has plunged

The price of the cryptocurrency has plunged (Image: GETTY)

In his message, Mr Cuban added that “shrinking big bank and coin usage will benefit society and the environment”.

The computing power required to support Bitcoin’s underlying network now requires nearly as much energy as the entire country of Argentina, leading to criticism about its environmental footprint.

Analysis by the University of Cambridge suggests the Bitcoin network uses more than 121 terawatt-hours (TWh) annually, which would rank it in the top 30 electricity consumers worldwide if it were a country.

The energy demands have been fuelled by the surging price of Bitcoin in recent months.

Fortunately, there are solutions being put in place, with some eco-friendly mining facilities already operating at a massive scale, and some are using Mr Cuban’s argument that it could still be better than gold mining.

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Mining is said to have a large impact on the environment

Mining is said to have a large impact on the environment (Image: GETTY)

Despite this, as Mr Musk pointed out, there are several other tokens that have been tipped to be more environmentally friendly.

It comes after Mr Cuban explained why he “admired” Mr Musk.

He said in January 2020: “I like Elon.

“He can be full of himself sometimes, but he is the only entrepreneur in my lifetime that truly takes on projects that most people would be afraid to even try, and [he] makes them work.”

He elaborated a few months later, adding: “You know, people respect him for his genius, but you have to really respect him because he puts every cent that he has on the line.

“Anything that negatively impacts Tesla, Elon hates, period, end of story.

There are several other coins available

There are several other coins available (Image: GETTY)

“I don’t think he has other people’s interests at heart. I mean, I don’t really know him at all, but that’s just my take.”

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has previously warned investors of the risks that come with investing in cryptocurrency.

They said: “If consumers invest, they should be prepared to lose all their money.

“Some investments advertising high returns from crypto assets may not be subject to regulation beyond anti-money laundering.

“Significant price volatility, combined with the difficulties valuing [Bitcoin] reliably, place consumers at a high risk of losses.”

Express.co.uk does not give financial advice. The journalists who worked on this article do not own Dogecoin or Bitcoin.

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