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Walk off those extra Easter calories with Walkactive

Over the Easter break, it’s all too easy to over-indulge in lots of yummy chocolate and traditional roast dinners. But instead of feeling guilty, why not get into the great outdoors and work up a calorie-busting sweat by trying Joanna Hall’s unique walking technique, Walkactive?   You may already spend a fair amount of time […]

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Let Our Kids Be Bored!

‘I’m bored, Mum’ Few words seem designed to strike at the heart of parental guilt with quite such precision as these. Parents today seem to regard stimulating their offspring as being on a par with feeding them their five-a-day – something without which their precious growing minds will simply be unable to fully flourish. If […]

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The Six Keys to Happiness and Success

To mark International Day of Happiness on March 20, we share author Emma Seppala’s thoughts on the key to happiness and why success and well-being is often the opposite of what we’ve been taught. Everyone wants to be happy and successful, of course, yet the pursuit of both has never been more frustrating. In her […]

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Public speaking – it’s a phobia!

What is it about public speaking? Whether that refers to informing or entertaining a hall full of people or just presenting on your feet to half a dozen colleagues or clients, it ranks in the top ten of people’s greatest phobias.   There is even a name for it – glossophobia!   It lurks right […]

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How do different personality types affect your team?

One of the characteristics of world-class teams is that they are able to draw strength from diversity. In some teams, the differences may cause tension – but in the very best teams, they create strength.   Psychologist Carl Jung identified four base personality types, which should sound familiar if you’ve ever worked with other people: […]

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Seven ways to be more influential

 Everyone wants to know how to be more influential, but most of us think the kind of charisma we associate with people like Bill Clinton or Oprah Winfrey is just a character trait some lucky people are born with.   Happily, charisma isn’t something you need to be born with – it’s something you can […]

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Mother’s Day – shouldn’t every day be your day?

As a mother, I bet you’re great at looking after your family – but do you take care of your own needs on a daily basis? On Mother’s Day, why not take some time to think about whether or not you look after your own needs on an ongoing basis. In my latest book, The […]

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Our picks for World Book Day

Thursday, March 3 is World Book Day and we’re publishing some great practical and inspiring books to coincide with this special day.   The Spiralizer Cookbook The trend for low-carb and ‘clean’ eating has made spiralizers incredibly popular. Everyone, it seems, wants to enjoy the benefits of turning fruit and vegetables into delicious, nutritious alternatives […]

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Mindfulness for mums

Life can be so frantic and busy. There’s the endless to-do list, the costume for school that’s remembered at the last moment, fussy eaters to cope with, and tears and tantrums to boot. Mother’s Day is just around the corner so what better time to discover ways to be kinder to yourself. Vidyamala Burch and […]

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Delicious meals to cook this weekend

Looking for two delicious meals to cook this weekend? Well look no further. To spice up your Saturday or Sunday, try these two recipes taken from the Real Meal Revolution, a low-carbohydrate, high-fat and no-sugar diet book.   Black mushrooms baked in walnut butter with clotted cream Serves 2   Ingredients 4 large flat mushrooms 1 cup walnuts, […]

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Are you too busy at work? Five ways to feel more in control of your time

How long does it take you to reach for your inbox each day? This is followed shortly afterwards by a coffee, and the day starts in a rush. On the way to work you crunch through more emails and messages, making the odd call. You hit work at a run, bounce from meeting to meeting, task […]

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Warming winter meals to enjoy with the family this weekend

Naomi Moriyama shares two delicious Japanese-inspired dishes that are perfect as a warming winter meal at the weekend. One-pot Beef, Potato and Onion Casserole This is a lovely meat and potato dish that is especially appealing in the winter. Serve the casserole at the table with some rice and another vegetable side dish or two. […]

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