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  • 21 Surviving breast cancer: Be aware of the health myths
    According to the latest figures, one in eight British women develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. But the survival rates are improving. Of the 50,000 people who are newly diagnosed...

  • 22 Be an eco-fashionista like Livia Firth
    When you hear the terms 'green' and 'eco-friendly' the chances are energy-efficient lightbulbs and compost heaps spring to mind. But now there are more enjoyable – and glamorous – ways that...

  • 23 Summer's over, it's time to shine in the workplace
    You might have spent a week turning golden on a sunny beach, gone hiking around the UK or even headed to more exotic realms. But now that the summer's over it's easy to get the back-to-work blues,...

  • 24 Mum-to-be Fearne is the queen of cravings
    Recently spotted strolling to work with sweet treats, Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton is clearly making the most out of celebrating her journey as a mum to-be. Alongside the joys of pregnancy often come...

  • 25 Breathe easy: A simple solution for stress
    Do you feel the need to distress, increase your energy levels and improve your overall health? The answer could be right under your nose… With a successful film career spanning three decades,...

  • 26 Inspired by London 2012? Get an Olympian body now
    The warm weather may not stick around for much longer, so now's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy some summer sports while you can. And where better to look to for inspiration than the past Olympics,...

  • 27 Hypnogogo! Motivate yourself to get fit
    The UK has been swept up in Olympic fever for the past fortnight, leaving many of us eager to get out there and get fit. But now it's all over, some people may be lacking the motivation to exercise that...

  • 28 Picture perfect: Does Photoshop promote unrealistic ideals?
    In today's society we are constantly exposed to images via the media and advertising – it is estimated that the average city dweller sees over 5,000 per day. One particular piece of software, Adobe...

  • 29 London 2012's finest physiques in action
    First and foremost we admire them for their sporting prowess and devotion to their discipline. During London 2012 they've demonstrated world-class sporting excellence and kept crowds on...

  • 30 Is working from home all it's cracked up to be?
    Thanks to the Olympics more of us than ever are having the chance to experience home-working. During the Games 1.5 million of the 5 million London workers are estimated to be working from home,...

  • 31 Gary Lineker and Amanda Holden join Team Give Blood ahead of the Olympics
    Gary Lineker is playing the red card this summer as he joins the drive to encourage more people to give blood. The Match of the Day host is one of eight celebrities backing the NHS Blood and Transplant...

  • 32 Jenni Falconer looks hot as she keeps cool for sun awareness campaign
    You'll be delighted to know that, despite the recent wet weather, the sun is set to make an appearance in the coming weeks. And thousands of families will be jetting off to exotic locations on their...

  • 33 How to make the most of your long-haul flight
    If you fancy holidaying a little further afield a long-haul flight often lies between you and your chosen exotic location. But with a few simple rules, you can stay happy, healthy and arrive...

  • 34 Home Truths: Are we Brits healthier and happier than our European counterparts?
    Has the imminent arrival of the Olympics spurred you on to start exercising? If so, you will be in good company. A study carried out by the European Commission and published by the British Heart Foundation...

  • 35 The truth about sugar and ageing
    It has been suspected for a long time that sugar can actually age you. And, in what comes as bad news for the sugar lovers amongst us, new research has indicated that this may well be the case. A...

  • 36 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...

  • 37 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...

  • 38 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...

  • 39 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...

  • 40 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...



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