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Gaynor Davies discusses how to write a short story

Woman’s Weekly Fiction Department regret that, because of recent restructuring, we are having to suspend the acceptance of unsolicited short stories for the time being. Keep an eye out for…

Food waste

There are a number of organisations trying to educate us on how to stop wasting food. The People’s Fridge Disposing of food waste in London costs a staggering £50m per…

Improve your mood

Did you know that it’s easy to improve your mood in just one day? Here’s what you should do between waking and going to bed. 7am: Let In The Light…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ways to beat the blues

From exercising for twenties minutes a day to snacking on chocolate and having a clear out, we reveal 15 things that can help you beat the blues. Walk Barefoot On…

Lose weight with the help of technology

Losing weight can be a struggle, but the good news is that, thanks to developments in technology, there’s a plethora of new methods to support you as you try to…

Shopping bags

Heading out to the shops this week? It’s worth knowing that new consumer rights, set out in the Consumer Rights Act 2015, now cover everything you buy. For the first…

Mel and Sue have been hosting The Great British Bake Off since 2010

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins have undoubtedly become one of the nation’s best-loved presenting duos over the years. Currently appearing on BBC’s The Great British Bake Off, the pair never…