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HANX: “We’re all about positive sexual health and female empowerment”

21 hours ago / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Designed ‘by women for women,’ luxury condom brand HANX looks to empower as well as protect. We caught up with founders Sarah Welsh and Farah Kabir to find out more about its vision and mission >>>

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Xenia Tchoumi - “If you start, you’re halfway there”

February 22nd 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Digital entrepreneur, fashion influencer and public speaker Xenia, talks all things tech, success and being your own boss with us >>>

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15 reasons why fizzy drinks are evil

February 21st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Data from Cancer Research UK says that British teens are drinking almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks each year. Addicted to all things fizzy? Here are the facts you need to know >>>

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Money and mental health: ways to ‘self-care’ your spending

February 21st 2018 / Anna Hunter

Saluting the sun and putting on a sheet mask are all very well, but given that money is the biggest weight on many of our minds, applying the principles of ‘self-care’ to our finances will boost wellbeing more significantly than any bubble bath can. We’re not saying it’s easy, mind… >>>

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Amanda Byram: "I was fit in an unhealthy way and would exercise just to burn calories"

February 20th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

TV presenter, PT, healthy-living devotee and fitness wear entrepreneur Amanda Byram talks about discovering 'healthy fitness' in her forties, Instagram anxiety and starting a business from scratch >>>

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Why aren’t more women buying and carrying condoms?

February 20th 2018 / Anna Hunter

1 in 5 of us feel embarrassed to buy them, but a ‘by women’ brand of condoms is looking to change all of that. Here’s how HANX is set to change your sex life, and tired old stereotypes at the same time… >>>

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Persistent bloating could be a sign of ovarian cancer, not a food allergy

February 20th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Although more commonly associated with food intolerances or gut problems, it can also be a key symptom of ovarian cancer too - yet many of us would be more likely to make changes to our diet than visit our GP, a new poll reveals >>>

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We’re eating 50% more calories than we think we are

February 19th 2018 / Anna Hunter

But is calorie counting always the way forward for weight loss and staying healthy? >>>

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How to keep your heart healthy

February 19th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

In honour of National Heart Month, here are the health tips you need to read to ensure you’re better protected against the dangers of cardiovascular disease >>>

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Night time anxiety: how to stop worry from wrecking your sleep

February 19th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Waking up in the middle of the night is a nightmare in itself, but what do you do when you can’t fall back to sleep again? 3am waker Ayesha Muttucumaru seeks advice on her chronic case of 'pre-dawn panic' >>>

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Extreme periods: what to do when menstruating is making life miserable

February 18th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Flooding, cramping, mood swings and even vomiting- severe, debilitating menstrual symptoms can be scary, painful and have a dramatic impact on daily life. Here’s a guide to what could be going on, and steps that could make ‘that’ week of the month better >>>

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Recipe: Margie Broadhead's Grilled Chilli Pineapple with Coconut Ice Cream

February 17th 2018 / Margie Broadhead

This tasty grilled chilli pineapple recipe from Desert Island Dishes podcaster Margie Broadhead makes the perfect sweet treat >>>

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Is bee pollen the next big superfood?

February 16th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

To bee or not to bee? Bee pollen is fast becoming a must-have supplement with Meghan Markle admitting she sprinkles it on her breakfast. We spoke to a nutritional therapist to get the lowdown >>>

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Period pollution: how to reduce your plastic footprint

February 16th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Reusable sanitary products have come leaps and bounds - the days of bulky nappies and uncomfortable rags are long behind us. Meet the ones set to make their mark >>>

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5 lessons for modern life from the Chinese art of self-care, Yang Sheng

February 16th 2018 / Katie Brindle

If you suffer from 'stress face', poor digestion and plain old overload these simple tweaks and one-minute rituals from Yang Sheng expert Katie Brindle will not only improve your day but support your health and wellbeing long-term >>>

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Recipe: Margie Broadhead's Japanese Braised Sticky Pork Belly

February 15th 2018 / Margie Broadhead

This delicious sticky pork belly recipe from Desert Island Dishes podcaster Margie Broadhead is a great dinner party dish >>>

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Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Bites

February 14th 2018 / Christine Bailey

This recipe from award-winning nutritionist Christine Bailey's latest book is a healthy, low-sugar snack that would make a perfect treat for your loved one this Valentine's Day >>>

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5 passion killers that can ruin your Valentine’s Day and how to avoid them

February 14th 2018 / Jackie Lynch

More than one-third of us suffer from low libido and everyday issues such stress, bloating and exhaustion can easily dampen the mood. Jackie Lynch, Nutritional Therapist and author of Va Va Voom: The 10-Day Energy Diet, has these simple 'up-for-it' energy fixes >>>

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Stress, sex and sperm: what a fertility expert wants you to know

February 14th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Emma Cannon has been helping women to conceive for over 20 years. Here are the main issues she comes across, some of which may surprise you… >>>

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The Wonder Down Under: the vagina book that the world needs

February 13th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From shattering ‘the hymen myth’ to learning the truth about the clitoris (it’s FAR larger than you probably realise) and underlining how great discharge can really be, here’s why girls, women and humans everywhere should add this to their reading list… >>>

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My first period: real women share their stories

February 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From bathroom pep talks to period parties, we’ve all got a unique tale to tell >>>

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10 pancake recipes from our favourite chefs and foodies

February 13th 2018 / Anna Hunter

From healthy to quirky, sweet to savoury, there’s a pancake recipe here to please even the fussiest Shrove Tuesday guest. Pile ‘em high... >>>

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Recipe: Vegan Gingerbread Pancakes

February 13th 2018 / Nourishing Amelia

Award-winning blogger Nourishing Amelia has teamed up with Califia Farms to create a delicious, vegan gingerbread pancake recipe that will make a perfect sweet treat this Pancake Day. >>>

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The busy woman’s guide to decluttering your mind, life and diet

February 13th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Beat healthy living overwhelm and declutter your day with these 6 bite-sized tips from nutritionist and bestselling author, Jessica Sepel >>>

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6 new wave vibrators that hit the spot in style

February 12th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

From ones that are controlled by your smartphone to vibrators that adapt to your body, the future of sex toys is here. Meet the products that promise style, substance and satisfaction >>>

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