The spice of life: Sir Michael Caine reveals he eats turmeric to keep his brain sharp

The spice of life: Sir Michael Caine reveals he eats turmeric to keep his brain sharpActor says supplement containing the spice wards off effects of ageingIndian-born wife Shakira introduced him to health benefits of turmericThe 80-year-old double Oscar winner says he has 'a memory like a computer' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 20:58 GMT, 27 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:27 GMT, 28 April 2013 [headerlinks Screen legend Sir Michael Caine has revealed his secret to keeping a razor-sharp brain – the Indian spice turmeric. The 80-year-old double Oscar winner says a supplement containing the spice helps him ward off the effects of ageing. Still sharp: Sir Michael Caine and his wife Shakira And Caine is grateful to his Indian-born wife of 40 years Shakira for introducing him to its health benefits.

No thanks! Handwriting thank you notes is among fastest disappearing skills in modern Britain

No thanks! Handwriting thank you notes is among fastest disappearing skills in modern BritainSurvey results suggest that a written thank you note is obsolete The use of dictionaries and mental arithmetic is in declineReading a map or going to the library is also considered old fashioned By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:21 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:47 GMT, 14 January 2013 Some would say it is the only acceptable response to receiving a gift, or enjoying an evening at a friend's home. But the practice of handwriting 'thank you' notes is among the fastest disappearing skills in modern Britain

New Year Honours: Children"s illustrator Quentin Blake who sketched Roald Dahl books celebrates 80th birthday with a knighthood

Children's illustrator Quentin Blake who sketched Roald Dahl books celebrates 80th birthday with a knighthood | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 29 December 2012 Children's author and artist Quentin Blake is best known for illustrating Roald Dahl's books Children's author and artist Quentin Blake, best known for illustrating Roald Dahl’s books, will receive a knighthood. Mr Blake said the honour was an excellent present for his recent 80th birthday – but added that many of his fans already assume he is a Sir. He said: ‘The funny thing is that my books are published a lot in France and Germany and I get a lot of letters from people there who think I have got it already, so I suppose this kind of regularises it.

Amazon brings forward its sale to Christmas Day to take advantage of festive shoppers

Amazon brings forward festive sale to 9am Christmas Day to take advantage of online shoppers trying out new gadgetsLast year, online shoppers spent 186million on Christmas DayCustomers were logging on to their favourite stores as early as 6amDebenhams say children's clothes are most popular Christmas Day bargainHarrods' winter sale also starts online on December 25 | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amazon has followed in the footsteps of a slew of other retailers by bringing forward its Boxing Day sale to Christmas Day. The online store expects this December 25 to be its busiest after spending on the day trebled over the past five years, in part thanks to families trying out Kindles, iPads and tablets they have been given as gifts. The proliferation of smartphones, home broadband and other gadgets also makes it much easier to make a purchase – and the price-cuts will make logging on as tempting as another slice of Yule log.