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  • 21 Dress for your body shape: Styling advice and tips
    We all come in different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to find clothes that are flattering for our specific body type. And it's especially difficult to find the right dress, which can so...

  • 22 Caffeine – how bad is it for you?
    As a nation of avid tea and coffee drinkers, most of us consume caffeine every day. But are we totally in the know about the effects that it has on our body? Here's a lowdown of the positive and negative...

  • 23 Safe sunning: Five things you should know before the holidays
    We all know that sun exposure can be harmful for us and can, in rare cases, lead to skin cancer. But if you strike a balance between enjoying the blissful sunshine and cutting your risk factors, you...

  • 24 Instantly boost your happiness
    From one-day stints of sadness to weeklong ordeals, everybody has their down days. But rather than wallow, it is important to try and actively kick-start your happy mood with simple things that don’t...

  • 25 Mole matters: Leading expert Paul Banwell addresses our FAQs
    Everyone has moles – areas where the cells have made more skin pigment than usual – on their skin. Whilst they are generally harmless, occasionally they can become cancerous and it is important...

  • 26 How many calories are you drinking?
    If there is one thing us ladies tend to focus on too much it’s our weight. Calorie controlled diets are part of some of the most popular weight loss programmes around. Someone who is following...

  • 27 Stay fit and fabulous over forty
    Andie Macdowell, Salma Hayek, and Naomi Watts are just three of the beauties we've seen working it at Cannes 2012. And they are all looking in fantastic shape for their forty-plus years. The good news...

  • 28 Muffin tops and belly bulges: Say goodbye to negative advertising
    Are you fed up of ads about muffin tops and belly bulges? We are constantly exposed to negative advertising that can prey on our insecurities and impact our self-esteem.  Which may be why a recent...

  • 29 Keep it Simple: 5 Top Tips in the countdown to summer
    Work your way towards summer with 5 top tips from Simple experts in nutrition, skincare and fitness, and you’ll have your summer body prep sorted in no time! TIME POOR? – high intensity circuit...

  • 30 Exclusive: Dr Linda talks skin conditions and the healing power of the psyche
    Dr. Linda Papadopoulos is one of today's most renowned psychologists and an expert on psychodermatology. And her recent collaboration with myhandeczema.co.uk, has revealed that 82% of us say...

  • 31 The Duchess, Holly and Kate are most 'inspirational beauties'
    Natural beauties Holly Willoughby and Kate Winslet were in the top three of women’s most ‘inspirational beauties’, according to The Dove Body Confidence Census 2012.  The gorgeous...

  • 32 Cycle your way to a healthier life
    There are, quite frankly, some exercises which are just not appealing. But cycling is usually an enticing and pleasant sport for people of all ages. What’s more, it boasts a wealth of benefits...

  • 33 The most effective ways to banish cellulite
    The countdown to summer has begun. And one of the greatest post-winter challenges is getting rid of cellulite. Don't wait until you try on your swimsuit a week before heading to the beach - start fighting...

  • 34 X-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms: What medical images do they reveal?
    We hear of terms like X-ray, ultrasound, MRI and mammography all the time, but do we actually know what they mean? And what they're for? Whether it's for you or a loved one, here is a useful guide to...

  • 35 Boost your social life with Weight Watchers®
    Hannah had always been a size 10-12 and had felt happy with her weight, until she went to University. That first year away from home she ate what she wanted and didn’t shy away from a night on the...

  • 36 Yoga vs Pilates: Which one is for you?
    Everyone is talking about Yoga and Pilates these days, or practising one of the techniques. But what are the differences? Here is a guide to help you choose which one is right for you: The word...

  • 37 Beauty tips: say goodbye to swollen ankles
    Now that the sun’s out, fluid retention is a common complaint. Two places we feel the heat most are our legs and our feet. When the temperatures rise, anyone with a tendency to swollen ankles and...

  • 38 Everything you need to know about Chickenpox
    Chickenpox is a common illness among children, particularly those under age 12.  So it's something mums are always looking out for. Here's a guide of how to understand better what chickenpox is,...

  • 39 Hair loss: We look at the causes and treatment options
    Actress Neve Campbell and TV presenter Gail Porter have both spoken about experiencing sudden hair loss due to the autoimmune disease alopecia, while stars including Lady Gaga have revealed that constant...

  • 40 Over half of Brits fail to get enough sleep
    Over half of Brits fail to get enough sleep



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