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Self-care for when things fall apart

Guest author and self-care and wellness coach Tara Jackson blogs about taking care of yourself when things go wrong  Sometimes life just happens to you.…

Self-care for when things fall apart
How to reclaim your lunch break and enjoy a spa treatment at the same time!

How to reclaim your lunch break and enjoy a spa treatment at the same time!

When The Spa at The Principal heard that the average UK worker only takes around 20 minutes of their lunch break (for fear of not…

Get your free e-book full of ideas to get the kids outdoors and more active!

According to statistics published earlier this year by the NHS, more than three out of five children aged between five to seven are not getting enough…

Get your free e-book full of ideas to get the kids outdoors and more active!

No longer at your convenience – BBC report confirms demise of public toilets

The BBC has published new research which shows that public toilet services have declined dramatically. Meanwhile, research also shows that more than 50% of people with…

No longer at your convenience – BBC report confirms demise of public toilets
Sunscreens don’t deliver the protection we think they do

Sunscreens don’t deliver the protection we think they do

A recent study shows we may be getting less than half the protection we think from our sunscreens — with huge numbers of Brits potentially…

Chocolate and Love scoops six more Great Taste Awards

Congratulations go to our friends at Chocolate and Love in Edinburgh who have just scooped a further six Great Taste Awards to add to their…

Chocolate and Love scoops six more Great Taste Awards
Link between diabetes and mouth cancer

Link between diabetes and mouth cancer

New research has discovered that women who suffer from diabetes face a dramatically increased chance of developing mouth cancer. The research published in Diabetologia found…

Want to improve your cognitive function? Have a cup of green tea

Drinking green tea could help to improve memory and learning among those who consume a high fat and fructose diet, thanks to the antioxidant and…

Want to improve your cognitive function? Have a cup of green tea
5 easy ways to give yourself more energy

5 easy ways to give yourself more energy

We all know what it feels like to be exhausted, lacking energy and lethargic, now here's what to do about it! Dr Emma Derbyshire shares…

3 ways to Love Your Liver back to health

Did you know half of people with Hepatitis C in the UK are completely unaware? Today (Saturday, 28 July) is World Hepatitis Day and the…

3 ways to Love Your Liver back to health
Warning! Lack of camping hygiene could damage your eyesight

Warning! Lack of camping hygiene could damage your eyesight

Don't fall foul of basic hygiene this summer! Check out these tips from Optical Express to keep your eyes protected Thousands of people across the…

Top 10 self-care tips for a happier, healthier you

Holistic self-care and wellness coach Tara Jackson shares her top self-care tips  The term 'self-care' is becoming more mainstream as people realise the benefits of…

Top 10 self-care tips for a happier, healthier you
Make household cleaning greener with essential oils

Make household cleaning greener with essential oils

Home cleaning products cause just as much air pollution as cars, according to new research - which suggests there’s never been a better time to revolutionise…

Popular diet myths exposed and debunked!

Dr Sally Norton, health and weight loss consultant surgeon, clears up some common misconceptions about the best ways to lose weight  MYTH #1 Dieting is…

Popular diet myths exposed and debunked!
How to speak up in social situations and boost your own self-belief

How to speak up in social situations and boost your own self-belief

Life coach and international speaker Wendy Capewell shares some advice on speaking out when we feel overwhelmed. She also talks about how not speaking out…

10 facts you didn’t know about kissing

Today (Friday, 22 June) is National Kissing Day! To help mark the occasion, Dr Harold Katz of The Breath Company shares 10 little-known facts about…

10 facts you didn’t know about kissing
Easy natural health swaps to beat bloating

Easy natural health swaps to beat bloating

We shed some light on what could be causing your bloating and share some easy ways - including simple lifestyle swaps - to help reduce…

10 tips to overcome holiday stress

Most of us look forward to a holiday away from work and home life.  Holidays are supposed to be relaxing and, above all, enjoyable. But…

10 tips to overcome holiday stress

More than half of Scotland’s shoppers unaware of exploitation in the food chain

Nearly half of shoppers in Scotland are put off buying ethical products because they’re too expensive, new research has revealed. The survey commissioned by the ...

Ocado becomes UK’s first online supermarket to sell cannabis oil-infused spring water

Ocado has today (Wednesday, 7 March) become the first British online supermarket to sell cannabis oil-infused spring water. It has become a stockist of Love ...

Eating goji berries could prevent neurodegeneration, claims study

Consuming goji berries could help to boost your long-term memory. That’s according to recent research which suggests that goji berry extracts could help to prevent ...

Fifty per cent of all plant and animal species in the Amazon and Galapagos to become locally extinct by 2100

Fifty per cent of all plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and Galapagos, could face local ...

Household brands renege on palm oil pledge

Eight major household brands including PZ Cussons, Johnson & Johnson and Kellogg’s  have refused to take steps towards eliminating palm oil from Indonesian forest destruction ...

The big plastic clean-up – are big brands and supermarkets doing enough?

Nestle today (10 April) announced that it will “aim for 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025”. It’s the latest in a long line of ...

Be Cervix Savvy campaign to hit Scotland’s high streets and retail parks

The Scottish Government is investing £10k in a new ‘Be Cervix Savvy’ campaign to help raise awareness of the early signs of cervical cancer. It ...

Edinburgh’s One Spa embarks on £2m refurb to reveal new Thermal Suite

Edinburgh’s award-winning One Spa at the luxury Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa has embarked on a project to transform its ‘Escape At One’ experience. It ...

New Calm on Canning Street yoga studio opens in Edinburgh’s West End

A new yoga studio is set to open in Edinburgh’s West End this week after an extensive two-week refurbishment. Calm on Canning Street is the ...

Will minimum unit pricing for alcohol really save hundreds of lives in Scotland?

Scotland has become the first country in the world to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol. New legislation brought into force sets a minimum 50 ...

Revealed: The perfect time to drink your coffee

Research into the nation’s coffee drinking habits has revealed that the UK is crazy about caffeine, with people drinking an average of three cups per day. Yet ...

Night owls at risk of dying sooner, reveals new research

‘Night owls’ who like to burn the midnight oil and have trouble getting out of bed in the morning could be at risk of dying ...