Real lives: We all need some buddy to lean on

Real lives: We all need some buddy to lean on When you’re going through a life-changing experience, it helps to have someone who knows exactly how you’re feeling. Anna Moore meets eight women who found a special buddy THE TRAVEL BUDDIES When Hazel Bell’s daughter Kate announced that she was getting married in Las Vegas, Hazel, 56, a widow from Grimsby, looked online for a travelling companion

I"ll have two 20-pound turkeys at my Thanksgiving dinner – but as guests: How birds survive the holiday season as pets

I'll have two 20-pound turkeys at my Thanksgiving dinner – but as guests: How birds survive the holiday season as pets | UPDATED: 22:53 GMT, 21 November 2012 Turkeys: Main course or animal companion OK, so it isn't even close. According to the industry group National Turkey Federation, more than 46million of the big birds will be served as Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Carol Vorderman: Loose Women presenter leaves 15 minutes before new boyfriend Graham

Carol clings to her man… then goes home alone: Loose Women presenter leaves 15 minutes before new boyfriend Graham | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 10 October 2012 Did something go wrong over coffee and dessert When she arrived at a London restaurant with the new man in her life, Carol Vorderman was clinging happily to his arm.

Silver Surfers give internet dating sites a boost as it is revealed more over-50s than ever are finding love online

Meet the Foxy Fifties! Silver Surfers give internet dating sites a boost as it is revealed more over-50s than ever before are finding love online Internet dating among those aged 50+ is up by 40%Over-50s is fastest growing group of internet dating site users Online is now the second most common place to meet a partnerFirst most common is through a mutual friend | UPDATED: 11:17 GMT, 3 October 2012 It's never too late to be swept off your feet. And that's now truer than ever, thanks to the stratospheric rise of online dating. The over-50s segment is the fastest growing group of subscribers for internet dating, and the sector has recently witnessed a 40 per cent leap in popularity

Could eating like my skinny friends make me a SIZE 10?

Could eating like my skinny friends make me a SIZE 10 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 24 September 2012 Taste test: Lydia Slater tries adopting the diets of her friends, pictured below, in her attempt to drop down to dress size to a size 10 Like many of us, I’ve spent years trying to work out an effortless way to stay slim. From compulsive porridge-eating to acupuncture and appetite-suppressant sprays, I’ve tried them all.

The REAL price of feminism: Modern men expect women to go Dutch on dates now theres equality in the workplace

The REAL price of feminism: Modern men expect women to go Dutch on dates now there's equality in the workplace | UPDATED: 16:41 GMT, 21 September 2012 It seems that chivalry is dead thanks to growing financial pressures and greater equality at work as men are becoming increasingly unwilling to cover the cost of a first date. The latest survey revealed that most men would now ask for a contribution from a female partner on a first date with the vast majority (51 per cent) happier to go Dutch and split the bill. The true gentlemen out there are numbered – with just under one third of those polled saying they would still pay for a first meeting

Take That"s Jason Orange shares a steamy late-night kiss with a mystery woman

Relight my fire! Take That's Jason Orange shares steamy late-night kiss with a mystery woman | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 16 September 2012 He might have broken up with Catherine Tate in February this year, but it doesn't seem like Take that's Jason Orange has been short of offers since the split. The camera-shy singer was spotted on a romantic, late-night date with a mystery brunette woman in Manchester last night (Saturday).

Tamara Ecclestone wears tight red skirt and sports big hair at New York Fashion Week

I'm ready for my close up! Tamara Ecclestone wears tight red skirt and sports big hair at New York Fashion Week | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 12 September 2012 She's already made it obvious that she's moved on from her recent heartache, and today (Wednesday) Tamara Ecclestone continued to prove that point. The 28-year-old socialite was spotted arriving at a New York Fashion Week show this afternoon and had pulled out all the stops when it came to her look. Showing her ex-boyfriend Omar Khyami just what he's missing, Tamara showed off her enviable curves in a tight burgundy skirt