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Rosemary or lavender heart

If you’re keen to start a simple new project on a quiet afternoon, we suggest stitching a handy herb-stuffed rosemary or lavender heart give any room, drawer or cupboard a…

Houses

Where we live is so much more than ‘just a house’. Rented or owned, it’s ‘home’, the place we create our nest, rear our families, store our belongings, make memories…

Diabetes

Around a million people in the UK are set to develop diabetes in the next few years, adding to the three million or so diagnosed, and around 590,000 who don’t…

Be your own doctor

NHS Self Care Week aims to help people understand what they can do to better look after both their own health and that of their family members. We’re already keen…

Garden lawn

If you are looking at your miserable, post-winter, weather-beaten lawn and thinking that perhaps you should replace it with paving, think again. This solution might be a low-maintenance alternative but…

Asparagus

Eat better Asparagus is an impressive source of the B-complex vitamins needed to produce energy and maintain the nervous system, explains Joanna Blythman, author of What To Eat (£9.99, Fourth…

Woman using drops for sore eyes

Eye redness means inflammation, and unless it’s very mild or brief, it should always be checked out. You’ll need same-day medical advice if you have injured your eye, wear contact…

Aspirin

Aspirin, discovered as salicylic acid in willow bark, has been used for centuries to relieve pain and fever. It’s a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and, like other NSAIDs such as…

Debbie Dearnley's garden

It’s clear that Women’s Weekly readers love spending time outside. And after flicking through all of these glorious backyard photographs we’ve been sent, we’re certain you’ll agree that our community…

Cherry tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes Per 15 cherry tomatoes: 50kcal, 1.1g fat, 0g saturates, 8.1g sugars, 0g salt The perfect portable snack, cherry tomatoes are loaded with fibre to fill you up and…

Zagreb

Mention a holiday in Croatia and many people think of warm islands and sun-kissed coasts. Few consider the richly cultured capital, Zagreb, and its neighbouring northern towns that are home…

Facial massage tips

Give your skin a workout Your face is made up of 42 individual muscles and, much like the rest of your body, if they aren’t used, they become weak. Do…

A cup of tea with Michaela Strachan

Michaela Strachan has been a familiar face on our TV screens since her first apprearance on The Hit Man and Her in 1988 through to her latest wildlife wanderings on…

Painkiller

1 Go to the dentist You may not know if you’re grinding your teeth at night, but it’s a common cause of headaches and around 10% of us do it…

Healthy tongue

Our tongues contain flexible muscles that allow us to speak, chew, suck and swallow, and are covered in touch and taste receptors that act as guardians to our bodies, and…