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  • At the Drop of a Hat 6 Sep 19

    You only have to look at pictures from the last few royal weddings to see that hats are still very much in vogue. Not that they’ve ever really been out of fashion, in one form or another – from... Read More

  • Core Competency 6 Sep 19

    Look at the cover of any health and fitness magazine and chances are you’ll see a model with a lean and toned torso on the front cover. A rippling set of abs (for men) or a flat stomach and tiny... Read More

  • Fake it! Don't Make it 23 Aug 19

    Glow from within… Antioxidants are absolutely essential for optimum health and gorgeous, glowing skin. Vitamins E and C are particularly effective at fighting environmental aggressors, so eat a... Read More

  • Consume Less Gingerly 23 Aug 19

    1. Digestion dilemmas prevented Ginger is a versatile spice brimming with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s effective in treating chronic indigestion and associated symptoms... Read More

  • Sun Drenched 2 Aug 19

    The British have an amusing love-hate relationship with the sun. We long for it for most of the year, but when it shines in full strength, as it does (sporadically) in the summer months, we’re... Read More

  • Mozzie Mayhem 2 Aug 19

    DEET (an acronym for a group of chemicals with extremely long unintelligible names) is a repellent that works by interfering with a mosquito’s receptors. It’s enormously effective, and the key... Read More

  • Walking on Eggshells 19 Jul 19

    When I was in my early 20s I suddenly developed an allergy to shellfish. I’ll spare you the gory details of my symptoms, but I ended up in hospital on a drip several times before I identified the... Read More

  • Dial Down Your Daily Routine 21 Jun 19

    Care about your hair with keratin… If you have the kind of hair that frizzes at the merest hint of any moisture or humidity, then you’ll know that the summer heat isn’t necessarily kind to... Read More

  • An Eye-Opening Experience 21 Jun 19

    I’ll admit to being just a little vain about my eyelashes. The hair on my head is longish and naturally thick, which sounds great in principle, but in reality means it’s mostly an untameable mess... Read More

  • Wild about Weeds 7 Jun 19

    At this time of year, the natural landscape is at its most glorious and abundant. The dull muddy field, where you walk your dog every morning, has turned into a stunning carpet of daisies and... Read More

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