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Glastonbury founder Sir Michael Eavis makes surprising claim about Prince Harry as he is knighted

Glastonbury founder Sir Michael Eavis makes surprising claim about Prince Harry as he is knighted

The Duke of Sussex once “jumped the fence” to sneak into Glastonbury Festival, the festival’s founder Sir Michael Eavis has claimed as he was knighted at Windsor Castle on Tuesday April 23 by the Princess Royal. “The King came once, Prince Charles. And Harry – I think he jumped the fence I should think,” quipped Sir Michael, 88, referencing Harry’s wild past, before adding: “I’ve got spies everywhere. No, I’ve got security all over the place actually.”  “He only came once,” Sir Michael then insisted to PA, adding: “That was the old Prince Harry, before he went to America.” © Yui Mok – PA ImagesPrince Harry, in a grey trilby hat, backstage during the second day of the Glastonbury 2013 Festival In 2013, the now father-of-two was pictured backstage watching The Rolling Stones headline the Pyramid Stage and partying until the early hours of the morning. It is his only appearance at the festival that is known. “Prince Harry was great actually. I recommended that he should go on into the night, because the nightlife is what …

King Charles celebrates surprising news linked to daughter-in-law Meghan Markle’s new venture

King Charles celebrates surprising news linked to daughter-in-law Meghan Markle’s new venture

Meghan Markle’s new project, American Rivera Orchard has had an incredible impact on the sale of King Charles’ range of jams.  The Duchess of Sussex, 42, sent out the first products from her new lifestyle brand on Wednesday, since its launch on March 14. Meghan sent 50 jars of jam to a list of friends and influencers who shared the images of the chic products online.  © @mrstracyrobbins/InstagramMeghan sent the first jars of jam out to her friends, including Tracy Robbins who shared a stylish photo The move appeared to directly affect the sales of her father-in-law’s own range of preserves as just hours after photos of Meghan’s products surfaced on social media, his own strawberry jam was sold out on the official Highgrove website according to the MailOnline.  Other flavours the Monarch sells include marmalade, rhubarb and ginger, raspberry and blackberry, and English damson. Charles began selling produce back in the 1990s from the Duchy of Cornwall estate, this has since continued from his private grounds at Highgrove.  © @delfinablaquier/InstagramDelfina Blaquier shares photo of …

Surprising Signs Of Seasonal Allergies Beyond Sneezing

Surprising Signs Of Seasonal Allergies Beyond Sneezing

Trees, grass, weeds, pollen and mould are just a few of the things that people who experience seasonal allergies are constantly doing their best to dodge. Those who are allergic to these plants know that sneezing, congestion and red, itchy eyes are some of the hallmark symptoms they experience when coming into contact with them. “However, seasonal allergies can cause some weird signs that a lot of time patients do not associate with seasonal allergies,” said Dr. Duyen Nguyen, an allergist at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas. From snoring to feeling like you’re going to tip over, here are 14 lesser-known signs that you may be suffering from allergies. 1. Bad Breath That bad taste in your mouth might not be from food. It could be due to all the pollen in the air. “When too much nasal discharge slides down the back of the throat, patients can feel nausea and even vomit,” said Nguyen. This, he explained, can give bacteria in the mouth and throat a place to multiply, leading to characteristic …

Scientists find surprising connection between sitting and dementia

Scientists find surprising connection between sitting and dementia

Study has shed new light on the surprising relationship between sedentary behavior and the risk of developing dementia. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) The research, which utilized data from the UK Biobank and accelerometer data from study participants, indicates that individuals aged over 60 who engage in prolonged sedentary behaviors, such as sitting for more than 10 hours a day, face a significantly higher risk of dementia compared to their more active counterparts. Defining Sedentary Behavior Sedentary behavior, as defined by the authors, encompasses any waking activity characterized by “a low energy expenditure while in a sitting or reclining posture.” This broad definition encompasses activities such as watching television, reading, or sitting at a desk for extended periods. According to Professor Raichlen, “The link between sedentary behavior was nonlinear, so that at lower amounts of sitting time, there was no significant increase in risk.” However, the risk of dementia begins to rise significantly after approximately 10 hours of sedentary behavior per day, with a notable 8 percent increase in risk at the 10-hour mark, and a striking …

10 Surprising Activities That Your Body Counts As Exercise

10 Surprising Activities That Your Body Counts As Exercise

When we think about exercise, especially if we’re not the most active types, it can feel like a chore. The sweating, the heavy breathing, the limbs feeling like they’re on fire… it’s not always the most exciting prospect, is it? However, according to Louise Wright, Physiology National Lead at Nuffield Health, we’re often doing exercise without even realising it. She said: “Sometimes, the best way to work out and keep fit is to do something fun that doesn’t feel like exercise at all.” She believes that if we adjust the way that we think about exercise and movement, incorporating them into our daily life will be easier and we will feel the benefits quite quickly. Wright added: “It’s important we think of movement and exercise as two very closely linked concepts. “When we’re moving, we’re doing something beneficial for our body that doesn’t necessarily amount to our definition of ‘exercise’. If we were to add up all these little movements throughout the day, most of us would probably find we’re doing more than we think.” …

Surprising study suggests Trump’s endorsements influence Democrats more than Republicans

Surprising study suggests Trump’s endorsements influence Democrats more than Republicans

New research provides evidence that an endorsement from former President Donald Trump can reduce the likelihood of voters supporting a Republican candidate in a general election. Interestingly, the impact of Trump’s endorsement appears to vary significantly between parties, affecting Democrats more than Republicans. The findings have been published in PS: Political Science & Politics. Prior studies have shown that presidential endorsements can significantly impact electoral outcomes, particularly in intraparty primary elections. However, Trump’s unique blend of celebrity and political influence suggests that his endorsements might play an especially critical role. The new study builds on earlier research which found that Republican candidates endorsed by Trump in the 2018 midterms generally performed worse than those without his endorsement. This phenomenon has prompted further investigation into whether Trump’s endorsements help or hinder candidates in the broader context of general elections. “We conducted this experiment right before the 2022 midterms, which many journalists and pundits were framing as an inflection point for Trump’s continued influence in the GOP. We wanted to provide experimental evidence to try and inform …

Researchers discover a surprising link between high-carb diets and a longer life

Researchers discover a surprising link between high-carb diets and a longer life

The four pillars of every longevity diet in the world are whole grains, greens, nuts, and beans. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) In the heartland of the United States during the 1960s, Dan Buettner was raised on a diet that many Americans of his generation could relate to – a diet characterized by high-carb staples like bright yellow macaroni and cheese and sweaty red hot dogs wrapped in flaky croissants. “We didn’t know better,” Buettner recalls. However, his journey would take him far beyond the borders of Minnesota, leading him to discover the secrets of some of the world’s healthiest and longest-living communities known as the “Blue Zones.” Venturing into these Blue Zones, where individuals routinely celebrate their 100th birthdays in good health, Buettner uncovered a common thread in their dietary habits that contrasted starkly with his own upbringing. These remarkable communities, which include places like Japan, Greece, Italy, and Costa Rica, demonstrated diets that were far from the processed foods he was familiar with. Instead, they all embraced a diet built upon four key pillars: whole …

The Surprising Link Between Carly Simon And The Great Gatsby

The Surprising Link Between Carly Simon And The Great Gatsby

Chances are you know Carly Simon from hits like You’re So Vain and Mockingbird. Perhaps you’ve heard her Bond theme Nobody Does It Better, or even read her children’s books (she wrote several). But it’s far more likely that you’ve read something her father was responsible for getting published. That’s because her dad, Richard L. Simon, was the co-founder of American publishing house Simon & Schuster. The company is responsible for releasing titles like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Hang The Moon, and Someone Like You. The Great Gatsby, Farewell to Arms, and Cry, the Beloved Country were also published by Scribner, which Simon & Schuster acquired in 1994. Carly Simon (aptly) wrote about her experiences growing up Carly – whose mother, Andrea Heinemann Simon, was a singer and civil rights activist – grew up with two sisters (who also went pursued careers in music) and a brother. The future Grammy winner quit college early to join her sister Lucy in the band The Simon Sisters. However, Bob Dylan’s manager eventually persuaded her …

Surprising connection between our emotions and our senses, study finds

Surprising connection between our emotions and our senses, study finds

The research explores whether our brains use specific sensory information or more abstract codes to process emotions. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) A recent study published in Science Advances sheds light on the connection between our emotions and our senses. “Emotion and perception are closely linked, but we’ve lacked a clear understanding of how the brain represents emotional experiences,” explains Giada Lettieri, a psychology researcher at the IMT School and the study’s lead author. “Our research aims to fill this gap by revealing how the brain organizes emotional information across different senses and past experiences.” Direct comparison between the categorical and dimensional encoding models and cross-decoding of emotion categories and valence ratings from brain activity. (CREDIT: Science Advances) To investigate, the team showed the movie “101 Dalmatians” to 50 volunteers while monitoring their brain activity with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). These volunteers included both individuals with typical sensory development and those who were congenitally blind or deaf. The blind participants experienced the movie through audio alone, while the deaf participants watched a silent version. Additionally, 124 …

King Charles is hiring new housekeeper with surprising salary | Royal | News

King Charles is hiring new housekeeper with surprising salary | Royal | News

King Charles usually spends one week – known as Royal Week at the palace each summer. The candidate will get the opportunity to “gain and grow new skills”. “This is your opportunity to use your enthusiasm and interest in hospitality to deliver the exceptional, ” the listing said. “Benefits include 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 over time, a pension scheme and leave options including for parents or those looking at volunteering days. The advert states: “It’s being encouraged to gain new skills. And it’s delivering extraordinary service in incredible surroundings. This is what makes a career with the Royal Household so different. “This is a career pathway in hospitality that will develop your housekeeping skills and expertise. Joining our professional team, you’ll upkeep, clean and care for a wide range of interiors and items, ensuring they’re presented to their very best. “Learning from your colleagues, you’ll gain the specialist professional skills needed, always aiming for the highest standards. And you’ll welcome and take care of guests at functions and events too. “In an …