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James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

James Blunt crowd-surfs in a dinghy – and other things we learned at Radio 2's Hyde Park show

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceJames Blunt set sail over the audience at Radio 2's Hyde Park festival on Sunday - perched precariously inside a rubber dinghy.The star's take on crowd-surfing came at the end of a mid-afternoon set, which featured the hits You're Beautiful, Bonfire Heart and 1973.But he came to a sticky end when the Union Jack dinghy capsized about 30 rows back from the stage."Can we have him back, please?" compere Ken Bruce asked the crowd.Blunt later emerged unscathed, after posing for selfies with (some of) the 35,000-strong audience.Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: Full coverageRadio 2's rain-soaked "festival in a day" also saw performances from Stereophonics, Rick Astley, Emeli Sande and Blondie.And country star Shania Twain gave her first UK performance in 13 ye...
5 things to do right now if you're worried about the Equifax hack

5 things to do right now if you're worried about the Equifax hack

Finance
Equifax hack: What you need to knowLet's face it. There's a good chance your personal information was exposed during the Equifax data breach. The names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's license numbers for 143 million people may have been accessed. That kind of information could be used by someone else to open bank accounts, credit cards and loans in your name. The credit card numbers of an additional 209,000 people were also accessed. Those people will be notified directly. Everyone else must go to a website created by Equifax and submit their last name and last six digits of their Social Security number to find out if they were affected. If you're concerned about whether your information has landed in the hands of hackers, here are five things you can do ri...
24 Things You Should Never Order When You Eat Out

24 Things You Should Never Order When You Eat Out

Health
“The average person shouldn’t consume more than 700 calories per meal,” says Deborah Cohen, MD, a senior natural scientist at the policy think tank the Rand Corporation, and author of A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces of the Obesity Epidemic—and How We Can End It ($ 16; amazon.com). Really, this includes beverages, an entrée, and dessert. But when you eat out it’s not hard to exceed 700 calories with just your main dish. Consider that an omelet can ring up at 1,300 calories, and a prime rib entrée is about 2,400 calories, 700 almost seems like a drop in the bucket. “Every time you eat too much and don’t compensate [for it], you’re increasing your risk for chronic diseases,” says Dr. Cohen.Let's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com
6 things you should be saving for — but aren't

6 things you should be saving for — but aren't

Finance
The sandwich generationSaving money is a tall order for the average American. In fact, 69% have less than $ 1,000 in the bank according to a 2016 GoBankingRates survey. Whether you're on a tight budget or simply unskilled at personal finance, the time to change is now. Consider planning for these expenses to avoid unnecessary debt and worry.1. Emergencies We all hope that our job is secure and our roof will survive another winter, but life's emergencies don't cooperate with a master plan. Three in five people grappled with a major surprise expense in 2016, according to a Bankrate survey, and only 41% were equipped to pay for them. If this sounds familiar, take comfort in knowing that you aren't the only one living on the edge of financial risk. The average American household has around $ ...
5 Things You Need to Know About Gluten

5 Things You Need to Know About Gluten

Health
Unless you've been on a media-free diet, you probably saw Jimmy Kimmel Live's hilarious "What is Gluten?" video, in which none of the gluten avoiders interviewed could explain exactly what gluten is. The truth is, most of my gluten-free clients don't really know what it is either (check out my previous post Your 5 Worst Gluten-Free Mistakes), but they do know that they feel better when they avoid it.But there's a problem: I noticed that some of the things people said in Kimmel's video, like where they think gluten is found, were just plain incorrect. The video has more than 2 million views, so I thought it would be helpful to provide a primer. Here are five things you should know before starting a gluten-free diet, in order to reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.Gluten is a proteinYup...