Apr
9
2013

Making the Most of Spring

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Making The Most of Spring The first signs of spring are finally here! After a long winter, the first glimpses of sunshine and blue skies are a welcome break for the eyes and soul. Spring can be such a beautiful time of year, with new plants shooting up and fresh signs of new life. Spring is a great time to get out and about, after being stuck indoors over the winter months. With the onset [...]

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Apr
3
2013

Pamper Yourself… have a home spa day!

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Pamper yourself – Have a home spa day! A day at the spa is a great way to relax and indulge in some personal pampering. However, when times are tight we can’t all afford the luxury of spa prices – so why not have a home spa day? With a few simple tricks you can turn your bathroom into your very own spa for the day – and you don’t even need to get dressed [...]

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Mar
28
2013

Have Fun this Easter!

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Have fun this Easter! Isn’t 2013 flying by quickly? It seems like only moments ago that we were celebrating Christmas and now Easter is just around the corner! The lovely thing about Easter is that it brings together the whole family – whether you are religious or not, it can still be a time for fun and celebration. This year Easter falls on March 31st so there is still time to plan some fun family [...]

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Mar
26
2013

Spring Clean Your Life

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Spring Clean Your Life The practice of ‘spring cleaning’ your home can be traced back to ancient times, when everything in the house would be cleaned before religious occasions. After the long winter, the spring weather would allow doors and windows to be opened to let fresh air in without freezing its inhabitants! Thankfully, modern cleaning products and household gadgets mean that we can maintain clean, tidy homes all year round. However, it’s still a [...]

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Mar
19
2013

How to…Spend more time with family

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How to…Spend more time with family Children grow up all too fast – before you know it, they’re graduating high school and flying the nest! So it’s important to enjoy time with our families whenever we can – these golden moments create lasting memories that will be cherished for life. Busy lifestyles mean that, all too often, family time gets pushed aside by other chores. So, it’s not surprising that one of the top 10 [...]

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Mar
14
2013

How to…Save money

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How to… Save money Forget dieting and exercise – the top New Year’s resolution in 2013 was all about saving money. In these difficult economic times, we all have to tighten our belts and try to reduce our spending where we can. With redundancies and unemployment on the rise, it’s always wise to stash away some savings for those unplanned emergencies. There are lots of easy ways to spend less and save more, without losing [...]

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Mar
12
2013

How to Help others in Their Dreams

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How to…Help others in their dreams New Year’s resolutions usually focus on things we want to change about ourselves, but in 2012 the 8th most popular goal was to help others achieve their dreams. This benevolent pledge is a surprising departure from the usual plans to lose weight or get fit. Perhaps it stems from the fact that we’re all so busy these days – we really want to give something back, it’s just finding [...]

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Mar
7
2013

How To… Fall in Love

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So, perhaps your New Year resolution was to fall in love – but Valentine’s Day has come and gone without a trace? Don’t worry – there is still plenty of time to fall in love in 2013! Finding a potential partner has never been easier thanks to modern technology. In the past, the lonely hearts column was your only route to meeting the love of your life. These days, online dating has opened up a [...]

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Mar
5
2013

Live a Happy Life… Learn Something New

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It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and get caught up in the mundane routine of daily life. When you’re busy juggling household chores with family life and work commitments it can be tricky to fit anything else into the equation. But, studies have proved that actively participating in hobbies can improve your mental well being and, ultimately, make you a happier person! If you have always wanted to learn something new or exciting [...]

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Feb
28
2013

Tips on How to Quit Smoking

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Did you know that the single most important thing you can do to improve your health is to quit smoking? No wonder it’s always top of the New Year resolutions list! Smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and mortality in the world. Every year, over 400,000 American lives are lost to smoking-related diseases, both directly and indirectly. Quitting smoking significantly decreases your risk of suffering a heart attack, lung cancer, heart disease…the [...]

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