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Cutting Cinema costs

Cutting Cinema costs

Taking the family to the cinema can be a costly exercise, especially if the movie of choice is a new release. If you don’t go regularly, there is the temptation to make it a whistles-and-bangs treat and go all out on the popcorn, snacks and drinks. But there are ways of keeping your costs down

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how to be a budget gardener

How to be a budget gardener

Sprucing up your outside space and making it earn its keep need not cost the earth. And, what could be better than having a lovely view of happy plants from your window and outside your door? If you’re strapped for cash but keen to be green, read on for some tips on how to make

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Declutter for your own sanity

Declutter for your own sanity

You don’t have to be secret hoarder for your home to feel cluttered. Sometimes it’s simply the day-to-day accumulation of stuff that creeps up on you. Before you know it, your living space has shrunk; you are surrounded by clutter that invades your mind at every turn. Clearing your home and sorting through your belongings

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How to look less tired

How to look less tired

I often feel that I look like death warmed up. It’s a hazard that goes hand-in-hand with parenthood. Sleepless nights, stressful workdays and the endless round of household chores can wear a girl down. I know it’s got really bad when even my make-up doesn’t seem to make a bit of difference! But then I

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Living with Bipolar

Living with Bipolar

Bipolar disorder affects a huge number of people in the UK, with one in twenty being on the spectrum and 1%-2% of the population having a diagnoses of it. With these stats in mind, it’s important to find ways to support yourself or others to live well alongside this condition. Information is power! Educate yourself

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Health benefits of gardening

Health benefits of gardening

There has been a lot of recent research from leading mental health charities about the benefits of ‘green exercise’ which translates as ‘doing physical stuff outdoors’. Studies have repeatedly shown that either alongside or instead of medication, gardening can be extremely therapeutic. Reducing stress levels Both anxiety and depression have tenancies to keep our focus

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