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Stress awareness: how to relax

Life in the 21st century can be fast-paced and let’s face it, downright stressful. There are the pressures of work, dashing around after the kids, electricity bills that make your eyes water and then finding enough hours in the day to cook, clean and everything in between.

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts

It’s that ghoulishly good time of the year again. At Halloween we traipse the streets trick or treating, dressed as Jack the Ripper and Annabelle, alongside our little wizards, witches and pumpkins. Millions of people will be tuning into a scary film with a huge bowl of popcorn to hide behind or sitting in darkness with just a tiny flicker of candlelight, telling the world’s scariest ghost story.

The team at Magazine.co.uk might not be afraid of many ghouls, but there are a few characters from past and present (some a little unpredictable) that caused us nightmares. In celebration of Halloween, we take a closer, light-hearted look at some of the scariest characters from film, TV and books.

Our top ten winter warmers

Does the thought of winter make you shiver? Well, this year you might have a really good reason to as the latest weather reports say the UK is in line for an Arctic freeze with temperatures plummeting to -27C. Now that’s breezy! Plenty of snow, ice and fog is heading our way and these chilly conditions could last for five months.

So in preparation for the return of the Ice Queen and her hoary henchmen, we’ve scoured the web to find some super winter warmer ideas just for you. Whether it’s keeping you toasty all over, making your tummy glow, or just raising your spirits until spring returns – these will brighten up your winter and toast your cockles like nothing else.

1. Jamie Oliver’s chocolate pumpkin brûlée pie

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 – The Peoples’ Choice Award

This year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition celebrates 50 years of stunning photography from the world of wildlife with the introduction of the People’s Choice Award. The WPY jury have selected an extra 50 images from the submissions that had made it through to the finals with the winning photo being selected via a public vote.

Spice Kits from Hari Ghotra

Indian chef and cooking instructor Hari Ghotra tells us about her tantalising spice kit range.

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