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10 things you should know about the flu virus

Health experts explain why now is the time to get vaccinated – and how to avoid catching flu. The flu season is just around the corner, and with cases of the virus already starting to appear, now is the best time to get yourself protected. Flu is a nasty and potentially dangerous infection, and its…

Five ways to avoid getting struck by norovirus this winter

Nothing can completely keep the bug at bay but every little helps. A nutrition expert tells us how to build your defences from the inside out. If there’s one thing you really don’t want at the beginning of the year, it’s a bout of norovirus. Commonly known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, this dreaded virus…

Five ways to keep your grey hair looking healthy

Hairstylist Daniel Lynes offers his advice for keeping your silver looking super. Stroll down the hair aisle at any chemist and you’ll see box after box of dye stamped with the words ‘100% grey coverage’. For years, covering up even the slightest hint of silver has been the norm for millions of us, but now…

Quiz: Can you match the famous animal to the country in which it lives?

For these choosy critters there’s just no place like home. Generally, animals do not trouble themselves too much with national borders. Most of them swim, fly, and wander where they please, but there’s a small selection that can only be found in one country – whether confined on an island, reliant on a remote habitat,…

Five female firsts that broke new ground in British political history

100 years since Britain’s first female MP took a seat in parliament, Luke Rix-Standing looks at the trailblazers who smashed the political patriarchy. This year marks a century since a female MP first took a seat in the House of Commons – which happened just a year after (certain) women gained the right to vote…

Quiz: Can you name the country from a zoomed in picture of its flag?

Time to pin your colours to the mast. For what is, fundamentally, a piece of patterned cloth, we sure do get worked up about our flags. In Algeria, ‘flag desecration’ can carry 5 to 10 years in prison, while the Indian Flag Code specifies the exact height, angle, and material required for a flag to…