• Reap the health benefits of your leftover Halloween pumpkin

    Much like dressing up and eating mountains of candy, carving a spooky pumpkin is part and parcel of Halloween. But there's more to the humble orange squash than meets the eye; it actually has a whole host of hidden health benefits. From improving vision to lowering blood pressure, we list why pumpkins are the health boost our bodies need. Boost vision The reason why pumpkins are so good for eyesight is that they are packed full of vitamin A. Vitamin A helps protect the surface of the eye and is essential for good vision. A cup of cubed pumpkin contains almost

  • Olivia Wilde reveals how motherhood has changed her beauty routine

    Olivia Wilde has become a lot more conscious about beauty since becoming a mother. The 33-year-old actress has son Otis, three, and daughter Daisy, born last October, with her fiance Jason Sudeikis, and her children have made a big impact on all areas of her life – especially in the way she looks after herself. "Since having kids, my relationship to health and beauty has become much more thoughtful," she told website Into the Gloss. "I used to slather anything on my skin and not care what it was made out of. I've always loved the decadence of beauty products, but

  • Chris Tarrant recalls terrifying stroke during long-haul flight

    Chris Tarrant suffered a terrifying stroke mid-air during a flight from Bangkok to London in 2014, and during an appearance on Wednesday's Lorraine, the TV star recalled the horrific incident, admitting that he initially thought he was just suffering from cramp, rather than something life-threatening. "I thought I was going to die at 39,000ft somewhere between Bangkok and London," the 71-year-old shared. "I thought I had cramp. I've been very lucky. It was very scary. I ridiculously did not want to go and see a doctor on the plane - where do you land?" Chris Tarrant opened up about his

  • Tricks to thicken up your hair without spending a fortune

    Looking for ways to thicken up your hair without spending loads of money and hours on a transformation? Well, search no further than here for some amazing expert tips and tricks to give the illusion of full, luscious locks. The style you choose to rock can play a big part in your appearance, with celebrity stylist Neil Moodie, who is also Viviscal Brand Ambassador, telling us: "In general if you have finer hair, don't grow it long. The longer it gets, the weaker the hair gets and so it can tend to look lank and straggly on the ends. There's

  • Portion control: How much skincare product should you use?

    Most of us abide by a standard skincare regime involving cleansing, toning and moisturising. But have you ever thought about whether you are using the right amount of product? By using too much of each beauty treatment, not only could you be hurting your skin, but you could also be wasting money as well. Here's a guideline for balancing out the exact amount of each product.   Find out how to get the most out of your skincare routine   Cleanser If you use a gel or foaming cleanser, a pea-sized drop should be the optimal amount to cover the face and remove leftover

  • The best hairstyles and colours for mature women  

    It can be difficult to choose an appropriate hairstyle or colour as you get older, with many women worried they will look as though they're trying too hard to be "hip" if they change their look. We spoke to Karen Brown, owner of Hair by JFK, and asked her for her tips on the best hairstyles for more mature clients. Here's what she had to say.   "By keeping a clean cut and clean ends on grey hair it allows the hair to look a lot healthier," she told us. "Shorter hairstyles often look more elegant on mature ladies and a layered