Marian Keyes on her battle with depression: "I begged my mother for permission to kill myself"

'I begged my mother for permission to kill myself': Bestselling author Marian Keyes opens up about her dark battle with depressionThe author has suffered from crippling depression since 2009She pulled through her darkest days with help from a therapistThe author has spoken of how baking has helped her cope By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 09:13 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 12 April 2013 Battle: Best-selling author Marian Keyes has told how her depression drove her to beg her mother to let her kill herself in 2010 Bestselling author Marian Keyes has revealed how her crippling depression led her to beg her mother for permission to kill herself.

Office snacking causes women to pile on over 6lbs – or a WHOLE dress size – a year (and men aren"t much better)

Office snacking causes women to pile on over 6lbs – or a WHOLE dress size – a year (and men aren't much better) 13% of women of women scoff four snacks a day33% admit lying about the snacks they eat 48% say they're not satisfied after lunch By Emily Payne and Inderdeep Bains PUBLISHED: 12:13 GMT, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:53 GMT, 20 February 2013 If you’re thinking about reaching for another biscuit to get you through the working day, think again.

"Vivacious" schoolgirl, 16, died from undiagnosed heart condition day after she had been shopping for prom dress

'Vivacious' schoolgirl, 16, died from undiagnosed heart condition day after she had been shopping for prom dress Alex Reid never saw her GCSE results which were six A* and four A gradesThe part-time model had swam and played netball for SheffieldParents found her unresponsive in bed and she could not be revived By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 17:30 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 8 February 2013 Active: Schoolgirl Alex Reid had been a keen skier, netballer and swimmer before she died of an undiagnosed heart condition A schoolgirl died in her sleep from an undiagnosed heard condition the day of her final GCSE exam, an inquest heard.

Do we REALLY need cupcake ATMs? American trend for automatic “cupcake cash machines” hits UK

Do we REALLY need cupcake ATMs American trend for automatic “cupcake cash machines” hits UK.Cult LA baker Sprinkles launched the dispenser in the U.S. earlier this year and is now bringing the device to BritainBeverly Hills machine churns out over 1,000 cupcakes a day Cakes set to cost around £3 each

Bedridden man "cures" crippling bowel pain by ditching prescribed morphine and self-medicating with cannabis

Bedridden man 'cures' crippling bowel pain by ditching prescribed morphine and self-medicating with cannabis | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 10 September 2012 A computer engineer has finally 'cured' a crippling bowel condition that left him in agony for five years by smoking cannabis.

These REALLY take the cake! Hilariously Unfortunate and half-baked dessert designs

These REALLY take the cake! Hilariously unfortunate and half-baked dessert designs. They may be covered in icing, sprinkles, candy and good intentions, but there”s just something about these cakes that”s gone terribly wrong that no amount of chocolate can fix.

Girl has such severe egg allergy that a crumb of cake can burn her skin

We were poisoning her, but we didn't know: Girl has such severe egg allergy that a crumb of cake can burn her skin | UPDATED: 15:29 GMT, 27 April 2012 Egg-free: Grace wants collapse after eating a chip with gravy on it, which contained yolk A six-year-old girl has such a severe egg allergy that a crumb of cake burns her skin.