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Want to eat healthier *and* save the environment? Why not try oysters, clams and mussels?

Why oysters, mussels and clams could hold the key to more ethical fish farming

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A 2007 review of 206 studies that looked at the health benefits of milk, soda and fruit juices found that those sponsored entirely by a food or beverage company were four to eight times more likely to show positive health effects from consuming those products.

Before you read another health study, check who's funding the research

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Thinking of getting a tattoo to ring in the new year? You might want to think again.

Tattoo ink contains cancer-causing chemicals – so why isn't it regulated?

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Happy New Year! Read one of our top environment stories for 2016: a struggle against climate change in the Arctic.

As climate change heats up, Arctic residents struggle to keep their homes

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What effect does divorce really have on children? One of our top stories of 2016.

Divorce continues to take a psychological toll on kids

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We’ve tied all sorts of ills to a failure to sit down to a hearty breakfast. Have we been wrong this whole time? One of our top stories of 2016.

How lobbyists made breakfast 'the most important meal of the day'

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The answer to gluten intolerance? It very well could be sourdough bread. One of our top stories of 2016.

Could sourdough bread be the answer to the gluten sensitivity epidemic?

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How does long distance runner Scott Jurek prep for the day? (If you said by running, ten points.)

Morning Routines – the making of long-distance runner Scott Jurek – video

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This revelation shocked our readers in #2016. Low-fat milk could actually worse for you than whole milk.

Could low-fat be worse for you than whole milk?

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This week, they’re working in tandem but from November to April, the reindeer of northern Finland also compete for the title of Reindeer King.

The reindeer derby: a race across the Arctic Circle

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Whether it’s cinnamon biscuits in Brussels, potato-anchovy casserole in Stockholm or Christmas pudding with a twist in Copenhagen, there’s a wealth of culinary delights on offer at yuletide.

Top 10 festive food traditions in Europe

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It’s a power move, as seen both on the Gareth Pugh catwalk and in a galaxy far, far away.

Fashion crusaders from Solange to Star Wars: what the white cape really means

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Cleavage was out this year (in the right sense) and so, for a while, was Kate Moss’s boyfriend – and there was one very sad farewell.

The backlash against breasts and other 2016 fashion moments

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Forget about monogramming silk pyjamas – personalisation has become mainstream. After all nothing says ‘I love you’ like a £17 pork pie with your name on it.

How Christmas presents got personalised – from selfie champagne to bespoke Nutella

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The video series prompted hundreds of reader questions – particularly in response to our Stopping Periods episode. Here’s what you should know.

Vagina Dispatches: your questions about healthy periods answered

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George Clooney called Donald Trump a fascist, Lupita Nyong’o took on Hollywood racism, Elton John discussed money and Eddie the Eagle admitted he skied like an ostrich – what we learned in a year of Guardian interviews.

What George Clooney, Lupita Nyong’o, Elton John and Eddie the Eagle taught us in 2016

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Pamela Anderson, Elena Ferrante, Huma Abedin and, ahem, Bono all make our list of women worthy of a mention.

Unmaskings, burkinis and vegan cheese: the alternative ‘women of the year’ awards

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We all have a friend who fancies himself Leonardo DiCaprio and likes to educate people about climate change, don't we? Those people are just SO hard to buy gifts for. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Take a look at our sustainable holiday gift guide.

The ethical gift guide: what to get those who love to give back

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What ingredients are required to make an ultramarathon runner? Scott Jurek has concocted quite the recipe that has kept him going the distance for the past two decades.

Morning Routines – the making of long-distance runner Scott Jurek – video

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