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Cold nose? You may be working too hard

The next time you suspect you are overdoing things mentally, a quick check of your nose temperature could prove illuminating. Scientists have discovered that a cold hooter is a sign of thinking too hard. In a study, in which researchers used thermal imaging cameras on the faces of 14 volunteers while they carried out mental tasks, they found that the nose temperature of those feeling overwhelmed dropped by around one degree centigrade. The brain can not give blood to your nose when its over-worked. Photo: Stocksy Scientists say it as a…

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Prince William followed my advice and now he's a man

Finally! Prince William got a proper haircut. I’ve been urging the bloke to go the number one comb for some time now. It’s been obvious for many years that he was thinning out on top and as I said to him, “Will,” I said, “we’ve got the rotten Frenchies where we want them at the moment, but you never know when the Dauphin or the Grand Constable is likely to start stirring up trouble around Agincourt again. You can’t expect the happy few to follow you into wanton slaughter if…

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Another royal wedding: Princess Eugenie engaged

The Royal Family is set to celebrate two weddings in 2018, with Princess Eugenie announcing her engagement to long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. Buckingham Palace confirmed via its official Twitter account the pair became engaged this month while on a trip to Nicaragua.  Princess Eugenie and her partner Jack Brooksbank have announced their engagement. Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS “The Duke and Duchess of York are delighted to announce the engagement of Princess Eugenie to Mr. Jack Brooksbank,” the palace Tweeted on Monday night, Australian time, with a photo of the official announcement attached. Eugenie…

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Critic’s Notebook: Céline, Hedi Slimane, and the Grown-Up Woman

Advertisement PARIS — In the 24 hours since the news broke that the designer Hedi Slimane would be returning to the runway as artistic, creative and image director of Céline, the fashion world, much of which is in Paris for the men’s and couture shows, has been largely swept up in a feverish state of anticipatory delight. “Are you as excited as I am?” texted one retailer friend. “This is going to be BIG,” said another. The announcement was viewed, almost immediately, as a coup for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis…

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Millie Bobby Brown's unconventional footwear wins the SAGs red carpet

Last week, 13-year-old Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown copped a little criticism for her Golden Globes outfit of the “don’t run before you can walk” variety. Wearing head-to-toe Calvin Klein, including mismatched strappy sandals, the teenager, who looked gorgeous, was dismissed by some as not dressing in an age-appropriate fashion. Photo gallery SAG Awards 2018: All the looks from the red carpet But those same armchair critics were surely eating their words when the actress arrived at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Monday, Australian time, dressed in a…

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Bea review

An entire duck lands on the table, roasted until the sweetly glazed skin crackles like an antique lacquered cabinet caught in a house fire. What a spectacular start to a new year of dining in Australia, in Sydney Harbour’s latest dining destination. So, Bea. It’s the name of Matt Moran and Bruce Solomon’s newly opened restaurant in their ambitious three-level Barangaroo House, but we don’t know what it stands for – Bea for Barangaroo, perhaps? A, Bea, C? Busy Bea? Bea-hive? At first glance, it stands for Big. Architecturally, the…

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Brunetti Flinders Lane review

Maybe there’s something in the pastry cream at Brunetti. Or the air, like at casinos where they allegedly use sensory triggers to lure and keep punters at tables. Or maybe it’s just Melbourne’s history with this stalwart Roman-style pasticceria that means no matter how many seats it throws into the world (this new outlet, on Flinders Lane, adds 300 to an empire that now spreads from Carlton to Tullamarine and over to Singapore) every one is filled. Brunetti has serious fans, and has done since 1974 when it was a…

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