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How restaurants trick you into spending more

How restaurants trick you into spending more

Food
It might not be your choice what you end up ordering at the restaurant Were you feeling like steak before having a look at the menu? Sometimes what you choose when you dine out is not so much down to  your choice but the restaurant’s, selling you what’s most profitable for them. Front of house contacted Sue Bradley, Eating Psychology Coach, to understand why these tricks work so well on our subconsciousness. Bradley says that often, when we relate to food, the limbic brain is knocking out the prefrontal cortex; so the rational, ‘adult’ part of the brain is not fully able to control the situation, effectively leaving a toddler in charge who can hardly stay in control. Moreover, Bradley continues, 30-40% of total digestive response to a meal is due to the CPDR (Cephalic phase digestive

Green Smoothie for your breakfast

Food
I think green smoothie is a great idea for every fan of detox and healthy lifestyle. It boosts your energy for the rest of the day, makes your skin clear and soft and also in one glass you can pack all vitamins and minerals! Ingredients: 2 collard green leaves (can be spinach), Rockets (can be parsley or mint), Piece of peeled ginger, 1 big Apple without peeling, 1 lime Water (sparkling or still) Method: Rinse all the fruits and veggies Chop the ingredients into small pieces Peel off a piece of ginger                     Add everything in blender Blend it and enjoy it!!! Words: Dorota Ciolek
The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

The power of bread: brunch at the Roasthouse in Poplar Union

Featured, Food
The beautiful reality of ‘Just Bread’: baking workshops and a small cafe bakery chain with a conscience enabling refugee women in London to support themselves.   The sunlight gleams through the thick glass of the large windows, when I step in the Roasthouse in Poplar Union. It is just a few minutes away from the City, in London, but it seems far from the chaotic agglomeration of lights, voices and steps characteristic of Canary Wharf. The chitchat of the people sat at the tables blends with the humble noise of the coffee machine. The kitchen is open, so that everyone can see the food getting prepared. Two women move resolutely around the kitchen tools, mixing puffy dough in metallic pans. Nawal (not her real name), overlooks, with a friendly smile and a firm voice. She p
EXCLUSIVE: Dropping your fags is costing you thousands

EXCLUSIVE: Dropping your fags is costing you thousands

Featured, News, UK
The Voice of London has obtained exclusive information around on the spot littering fines. The £80 fines are often handed out to unsuspecting smokers who drop the ends of their cigarettes onto the floor. North West London in particular has seen a steady increase in these fines over the past few years after they were introduced to try and change attitudes towards smoking after the 2007 smoking ban. It was announced in October that On-The-Spot littering fines are to be increased, almost doubling to £150 by the end of 2018. However figures obtained today by the Voice of London prove that councils are already making money from these fines. Last year, Brent Council issued 4146 fines, a total of over £330,000. 218 were issued for “smoking related” litter. "Educate people befor
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