Beth Shearing

How to make pompoms

Our fun how to make pompoms project is perfect for our ‘Waste Not Want Not’ campaign which has previously seen us turn an old jar into a mini spa and…

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…

Gold plants Aureola

Plants that have yellow-gold leaves add a splash of instant sunshine to a shady corner, an effect that lasts longer than any flowers. They look fabulous beside perennials with red,…

Potatoes

There are potato varieties for salads, roasting, boiling, baking and mash – and if you start planting after the danger of frost has passed, you could enjoy them from June…

Healthy nails

Raynaud’s is a blood-vessel disorder which affects around 10 million of us in the UK and produces a sudden reduction in blood flow to the hands and other extremities, which…

Prague castle

Keen to visit Prague? Here are some suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to book and sights to see. Stay Nicknamed ‘The Golden City of 100 Spires’, Prague attracts over…

Tenerife

Though the south of Tenerife still remains the most popular area for British tourists, my fiancé and I decided to beat the crowds and head north to Puerto de la…

Brain

We need healthy brain inputs and outputs in order to balance. Sensory signals from our muscles, joints, skin and gravity provide constantly updated feedback about our body’s position, which our…

No-fly travel

Go Italia Sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving as you head for the dramatic beauty of the Italy’s Lake Garda by coach. ✤ Appreciate the stunning…

Cactus

It’s easy to get hooked on cacti as their spiked, ridged, tall, squat and hairy forms are very collectable – especially with children as they are often sold at pocket-money…

Garden bugs

Even though the good weather means plants are growing fast and strong now, they can still be prone to pest attack by garden bugs. Keeping them healthy by regular watering,…

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…

When your kidneys stop working

Acute kidney injury (sudden damage/AKI) usually develops during serious illness or in older people with long-term medical problems. Around one in five of those admitted to hospital has AKI, but…

Dubrovnik

It’s nicknamed the Pearl of the Adriatic and the historic city of Dubrovnik, lying at the southern tip of Croatia’s elongated coastline – the Dalmatian Coast – is a true…

Regular blood tests could detect iron overload symptoms of haemochromatosis © iStock

Our pea-sized pituitary glands are located deep behind the bridge of our noses at the base of our brains. They produce nine different hormones that control various body functions; these…