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Woman applying suncream

Take a siesta When you’re on holiday, it’s permissible to have a little snooze by the pool or in your room to escape the heat of the afternoon sun. A…

Greenwich

Gliding up the Thames, as fireworks light 
up the night sky, the dramatic scene of 
the Tall Ships as they head past Greenwich’s striking Old Royal Naval College is spectacular.…

Spring bulbs to plant

Plant bulbs now for a garden full of colourful surprises in spring. They’re easy to grow – simply dig a hole, pop them in and wait! Most spring-flowering bulbs prefer…

Woman swimming

Take note of the quote: ‘The flame that burns twice as bright, burns half as long’, because it seems that, in terms of exercising for healthy longevity, less is definitely…

Dark chocolate

Chocolate The bad: ‘Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine, so eating too much may overstimulate your adrenal glands and nervous system,’ says Brighton-based nutritionist Kirsten Chick (connectwithnutrition.co.uk). The good: Dark…

Prairie garden

Naturalised ‘prairie’ planting remains very much in fashion after more than 30 years, mainly because it is trouble-free and is an attractive alternative to an English cottage border. It also…

Naples

A tour of Pompeii is a highlight of anyone’s trip to the glorious Bay of Naples, but instead of staying on the Sorrento Peninsula or Amalfi coast, there’s another way…

Brain

We all know that feeling – as though your brain is in a cloud, waiting for the sun to break through. Names and other words elude you, you lose your…

Dianthus

Resembling a mini florist carnation, easy-care dianthus – which we call ‘pinks’ because the serrated edges to the petals look as though they have been cut with pinking shears –…

Germs at home Top tips for preventing them

The worst place to…put your handbag ✘ The kitchen counter Handbags collect germs from public transport, public toilets and restaurant floors. Studies indicate up to 10,000 bacteria per square inch…

body changes colour

We quickly notice sudden colour changes in ourselves or others, but it can take longer when they’re subtle, develop slowly, or are hidden by clothes. There’s often a simple reason…

Body holiday

Stretch yourself We all know of the benefits of exercise for our general wellbeing, and anything that gets us moving – at home that could even be housework and gardening…

Food allergies

What is a food allergy? ‘Food allergies are related to the immune system,’ explains Holly Shaw, nurse advisor at Allergy UK. ‘It’s where the body identifies a normally harmless food…

Jawbone UP3 fitness tracker

Three members of the Woman’s Weekly trial a selection of popular health gadgets over a four-week period. Here’s what happened… The fitness tracker Editor Diane tries the Jawbone UP3 fitness…