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Four tips for looking after your eye health this winter

Don’t take your eyes for granted. Protect your vision with this simple advice. Good eyesight is a key part of being healthy, and helps you perform well, whether that’s at work, school or behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many of us tend to put our eye health last on the list of priorities, as our eyes…

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…

Nigella turns 60: 9 things she has taught us

It’s the doyenne of British home cooking’s birthday. Nigella Lawson is just spectacular. The food writer and telly presenter began her career as a freelance journalist and restaurant critic. She wrote for Vogue and The Spectator, was married to celebrated fellow journalist John Diamond, and published groundbreaking bestseller, How To Eat: The Pleasures And Principles…

Things to consider when downsizing in retirement

Downsizing is certainly a goal for many older adults who are looking to de-clutter to enjoy a more active and maintenance-free lifestyle. Of course, you’ll find both advantages and disadvantages of downsizing home. When it comes to the size of your home, sometimes less is more. We advise carefully considering all points relevant to you…

Veganuary quiz: Is this food vegan or not?

Working out what’s plant-based and what’s not can be trickier than you might have anticipated. This January, many of us are tackling the challenge of Veganuary – going vegan for the month. This is no mean feat, particularly off the back of an indulgent Christmas full of pigs in blankets and dousing your desserts in…

10 things that always happen without fail on Boxing Day

Today you only have one job – chill out. Boxing Day is one of those days where millions of people up and down the country do a lot of the same things but mainly nothing at all. Aside from watching Love Actually (because that’s a given), here are a few things you’ll probably relate to today… 1….

Remembering a loved one in your Christmas celebrations

December 25th can be the toughest day of the year for anyone grieving. It doesn’t matter if you’ve lost a loved one last week, last year or 11 years ago. Come Christmas, there’s a big aching hole at the table, in the room and in your heart. Because there are so many family traditions woven…

Quiz: Are these Christmas traditions from around the world real or fake?

How well you know your festive customs? It’s the festive season, which means one thing – a whole lot of Christmas traditions to get stuck into. Whilst the British classic customs of drinking mulled wine and devouring mince pies are all very well and good, how about the weirder ones from further afield? There are…