Articles written by Maria Brett

Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed cord clamping is becoming more and more popular and earlier this year the World Heath Organisation recommended that umbilical cords should not be clamped in the first minute following a baby’s birth. So how long should you wait before having the umbilical cord clamped and cut and what are the reasons behind waiting? What

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Cheap decorating ideas

Cheap decorating ideas

Whether you live in a cosy flat or a huge mansion, everyone wants their home to look and feel good. Ideally, your décor should reflect your personality and make your property feel like home. If you are strapped for cash, don’t want to spend too much as you like to change your interior design often

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Weather and our mood

Weather and our mood

The world often seems like a much happier place when the sun is shining. If your heart sinks when you open the curtains in the morning to discover grey, wet, windy and downright horrible conditions outside then it may feel like the weather is affecting your emotions. Study However, research conducted by Dr Franz Buscha,

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Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

Dealing with noisy neighbours

Noisy neighbours can make life pretty miserable for those around them. Most of us can put up with racket from the occasional party or gathering but when the noise happens frequently then it can really grind you down. You might be annoyed by music, television or voices being audible and interrupting your enjoyment of some

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Troubled Families Programme

Troubled Families Programme

The Troubled Families Programme is a government initiative that aims to help families facing a number of complex problems. David Cameron introduced the Programme in 2010 with the goal of transforming the lives of ‘troubled families’. Following the London riots of 2011 a larger emphasis was placed on the scheme with £448million being shared between

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How to bag a charity shop bargain

How to bag a charity shop bargain

For years charity shops suffered the kind of reputation that meant many people wouldn’t be seen dead in one, never mind admit to wearing something they’d found there. But these days it’s positively chic to dress yourself in charity shop finds – and the bigger the bargain the better! But bagging a great bargain can

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