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Read the latest health news and features from our award-winning writers and columnists. From the latest nutrition advice to the best workouts and diet plans, our experts have the guide to a happier, healthier life

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Why you shouldn't take paracetamol for a hangover – and what to take instead

November 26th 2018 / Jackie McCusker

This particular painkiller won’t do your liver any favours in the long-run. A Registered Nutritionist explains why >>>

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This is how Elle Macpherson heads off an energy crash

November 25th 2018 / Elle Macpherson

Whatever threatens to drain your batteries, whether it's low mood, hormones or a 4pm sugar dip, our columnist knows how to surf the slump. Here’s how Elle manages her energy all day >>>

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Astaxanthin: the skin-saving antioxidant you’ve never heard of

November 23rd 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s more powerful than vitamins E and C and it can help to repair skin from within. Here’s the deal on the world’s most potent antioxidant… >>>

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The 7 best gym to work backpacks that look cool and stash sweaty kit

November 22nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

You can go from workout to work and vice versa and not be a bag lady. Here are the sleekest, chicest backpacks that accommodate laptops, leggings and your beauty loot without making you look like you’re moving house >>>

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How to use a voice assistant to improve your career, sleep and fitness

November 22nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

Ask Alexa to guide you through a seven minute workout or get Google to organise your bedtime routine - from beauty how-tos to hands-free help with a new baby, here are the voice assistant hacks that get you ahead >>>

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Zinc - the one supplement that could keep you cold-free this winter

November 21st 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Scratchy throat? Swapping vitamin C or echinacea for a zinc supplement when you're feeling off colour, could be the key to stopping it from worsening. Here’s why >>>

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The 10 best crystals for beginners

November 20th 2018 / Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips

From Adele to Victoria Beckham, celebrity crystal healing fans abound, but what can they do for you? Two bestselling authors and wellbeing entrepreneurs give us their quick guide to crystals and the best ways to use them >>>

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5 common stomach symptoms that prebiotics could help to treat

November 19th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Whether bloating, constipation or wind are cramping your style, we’ve got a dietary addition that could soothe all manner of digestive issues. For a surprising route to relief, look no further… >>>

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7 habits of well-meaning women that can prove toxic

November 18th 2018 / Felicity Morse

Are we sabotaging ourselves without even realising it? Life coach Felicity Morse examines our well-intended but ultimately unhelpful habits >>>

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How jackfruit became the trendiest vegan meat alternative in the West

November 16th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It’s fat-free, low calorie, rich in potassium and it’s replacing the likes of soya protein as the vegan meat swap of choice, but it hasn’t always been so hip. Here’s how jackfruit went from ‘pauper’s fruit’ to Instagram fodder >>>

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Are you a 'Highly Sensitive Person?'

November 15th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

One in five of us are born with the trait and there's actually some serious strength in it. Here's how to find out whether you're an HSP and use your sensitivity to get ahead in work and in life >>>

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Liz Earle's turmeric coconut latte is the perfect winter boost

November 13th 2018 / Victoria Woodhall

This aromatic, caffeine-free alternative to coffee helps fight inflammation and takes just minutes to prepare >>>

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The anti beauty cyberbullying video we all need to watch

November 12th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Last year we deleted more than 100 million images from social media because of online beauty bullying. In Anti-Bullying Week, a new initiative fronted by Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne calls time on this trolling epidemic, affecting 1 in 4 young women >>>

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The best Christmas candles for 2018

November 12th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Love the aroma of warming spices, fresh pine trees or even, mulled wine? Shop our festive edit here >>>

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Are your goals making you genuinely happy or just keeping you insanely busy?

November 11th 2018 / Magdalena Bak-Maier

What a top productivity expert wants you to know about real goal setting >>>

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Should you be taking a pre-workout supplement?

November 9th 2018 / Katie Robertson

Some wax lyrical about the abilities of supplements to help boost progress and performance, but should you take them? >>>

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How to get better sleep when you're pregnant

November 8th 2018 / Melissa Schweiger Kleinman

From restless legs to morning sickness that arrives at night, here’s how to get some undisturbed sleep when you're expecting, by pregnancy and skincare experts Melissa Schweiger Kleinman and Mama Mio >>>

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Hypnotherapy helped me with my anxiety, and now I use it to help others

November 8th 2018 / Fiona Lamb

As a teenager, hypnotherapist Fiona Lamb suffered from both anxiety and severe insomnia, but struggled to find the help she needed to address the root cause. Discovering self-hypnosis changed that though and gave her a new career path too >>>

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This daily prebiotic could improve everything from digestion to sleep

November 7th 2018 / Anna Hunter

It slips nicely into your morning juice, tea or coffee and can improve the balance of healthy bacteria in your gut in just a week. Here’s the ‘scoop’ on a supplement powder that could make a difference wellness-wise >>>

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10 K-beauty tips passed down to me by my Korean grandmother

November 7th 2018 / Sally Kim

Without knowing it, author and skincare entrepreneur Sally Kim had grown up following a Korean 'skincare diet', thanks to her grandmother. Here she reveals her family's wellbeing secrets and why glowing skin is all about your daily collagen fix >>>

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Why The Spice Girls’ 'girl power' isn’t what you’d think

November 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Whatever you think of the Spice Girls’ and their recently announced reunion tour, they’ve collectively broken away from the archetypes they were given and face issues familiar to many of us with honesty. Here’s why girl power 2.0 looks a lot different… >>>

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The most comfortable underwear for every shape, size and situation

November 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

A recent campaign highlighted just how much our underwear can dig in. No one should have to deal with painful boning, wiring and waistbands in this day and age, so here are some awesomely comfy smalls for all >>>

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The energising morning habits that wake you up better than coffee

November 4th 2018 / Anna Hunter

Not that we’re dissing a double espresso, but a cup of joe isn’t the only way to get your juices flowing in the morning. Seeing as just 46% of us feel well rested on waking, here are some ideas to kickstart your system >>>

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3 delicious and colourful meals you can make in under 20 minutes

November 2nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

Weekday cooking needn’t be bland or boring - these three satisfying suppers can be whipped up in 20 minutes or less and deliver on taste, fresh flavours and the ‘comfort food’ factor >>>

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Genius budgeting apps and tricks to help you save money

November 1st 2018 / Laura Whateley

If your outgoings are making it impossible for you to set money aside each month, you’re not alone. Acclaimed financial expert and journalist Laura Whateley, shares her favourite budget apps and top tips for regaining control of your bank account >>>

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