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TUI losses widen to £261m as Brexit weighs on demand

TUI losses widen to £261m as Brexit weighs on demand

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Travel operator TUI has reported widening half-year losses and a fall in summer bookings as it counts the cost of weak consumer confidence and Brexit uncertainty.The group reported an underlying loss of €301m (£261m) for the six months to the end of March, up from €170m (£148m) in the same period a year ago. It has also been knocked by the grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft, which it has previously warned could cost up to €300m (£261m) as it leases more aircraft to cover its routes.TUI said the decline in its first-half performance was partly due to the knock-on impact of last summer's heatwave holding back bookings and because it had too much capacity in Spain as holidaymakers opted for cheaper destinations such
Billionaire Day weighs House of Fraser rescue bid

Billionaire Day weighs House of Fraser rescue bid

Business
The high street billionaire who owns Jaeger is exploring a bid to save House of Fraser (HoF) as the department store chain teeters on the brink of collapse. Sky News can reveal that Philip Day, the owner of Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, is one of a small number of potential investors referred to by HoF in a statement on Wednesday disclosing it was in talks with unnamed backers.The discussions with what HoF referred to as "alternative investors" have been made necessary by delays to, and the eventual collapse of, a £70m funding deal from the Chinese owner of Hamleys.Sources said that Mr Day, who has used a canny series of takeover swoops to amass one of Britain's largest retail empires, was at the early stages of a potential bid for HoF, which needs to secure fresh fina...
What Is Intuitive Eating? A Nutritionist Weighs In On This Popular Anti-Diet

What Is Intuitive Eating? A Nutritionist Weighs In On This Popular Anti-Diet

Health
In this day and age, it seems like a trendy, new diet makes headlines every couple of weeks. But there’s one eating plan—not a diet, its founders are quick to point out—that’s had some serious staying power. The term intuitive eating was coined by Evelyn Tribole, RD, and Elyse Resch, RDN, in the 1990s; since then, they’ve written several books and participated in numerous research studies on their method. Their most recent publication, The Intuitive Eating Workbook, was published last year. In short, intuitive eating means breaking free from the on-and-off cycle of dieting and learning to eat mindfully and without guilt. There’s no calorie counting or restrictions on certain foods, but there are some guidelines—10 principles, to be exact—that make up the core philosophy of this m
Should You Drink Celery Juice? A Nutritionist Weighs In on Busy Philipps’ New Go-To

Should You Drink Celery Juice? A Nutritionist Weighs In on Busy Philipps’ New Go-To

Health
Know before you sip. Busy Philipps is all of us when it comes to self-improvement. She talks to her pals, finds out what works for them, and tries it for herself. In her latest attempt to be her best self, Philipps is sipping on celery juice.“Guys, Tracey Cunningham told me yesterday that we’re supposed to drink fresh celery juice every morning,” Philipps said in her Instagram story on Wednesday morning, referring to celebrity hair stylist Tracey Cunningham. “Every morning, guys.”Philipps shared what she learned, like that you’re supposed to drink the juice within 10 minutes of it being prepared.“Apparently it’s supposed to do all of these wonderful things for you and something with Gwyneth Paltrow and I don’t know but I’m on board,” she said, laughing. “So