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‘We spent £70,000 on a garden room – and lived in it for a year’

Anybody embarking on a full-scale home renovation will have to consider where they are going to live when their home is being ripped apart. Hardy souls may cut costs by remaining in situ, living with the dust, noise and builders’ mess. Others will stay with friends or bite the bullet and find somewhere to rent. Marty Orton, 51, took a more unusual ...


Habits that destroy our mental health

There are certain psychological habits that often prevent us from living fully and feeling ourselves. They destroy us from within and affect our health and quality of life, according to Mentoly. Contradicting one's own feelings Denying or avoiding one's own emotions can lead to a deterioration of mental health and depression. Advice: Allow yourself...


6 Summer Trends Italians Have Mastered That Channel "La Dolce Vita" Dressing

A taste of the good life.


Taking medication in line with body clock reduces risk of heart attack

Patients who were ‘morning people’ were less likely to have a heart attack if they took their medication in the morning, the study found.


Family Builds Amazing Mountain CABIN in Just 9 Months | Start to Finish by @woodjunkie_yt

In a world increasingly defined by urban sprawl and digital connectivity, the allure of nature's serenity beckons many to seek solace in the rustic charm of off-grid living. For one enterprising 24-year-old couple, their shared passion for carpentry and reverence for nature converged into a remarkable endeavor: the construction of an off-grid cabin. The Wood Junkie's project, borne of love and dedication, embodies not only the fulfillment of a dream but also a commitment to environmental stewardship and the pursuit of sustainable living. Are you ready to move? We are going straight to the nature! WOOD JUNKIE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodjunkie_yt/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCib_y7QrDK3B_QcOyZN3zOw Email: [email protected] Other: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/woodjunkie?country.x=SI&locale.x=en_US Other2: https://500px.com/p/tinestrosar?view=photos Disclaimer: Quantum Tech HD is not affiliated with the businesses whose products are shown in this review. Any trademarks depicted are the property of their respective owners.


Calorie-starving slowed down my metabolism – this is what I did to lose a stone

This time last year I was feeling really depressed about my weight. In the previous 18 months, I’d put on a huge amount, mainly on my stomach, and because I’m short – just over 5’1” –  I looked pregnant. But I was at a total loss about what to do about it; I felt like I ate relatively healthily, opting for low-calorie meals and often avoiding carbs...


Would you ditch life as you know it all for a job? Meet the women who did.

When Kirsten Pugsley’s long-term relationship came to an end in 2018, she was ready for a fresh start. But it wasn’t just about dusting herself off and moving on. She wanted more. A new job, a new home… a new country. However, as a 35-year-old with a four-bed house and a mortgage, not to mention an already pretty fulfilling career and good social l...


Despite owning hundreds of perfumes, I always go back to this one brand to boost my mood come summer

It makes my citrus-loving heart happy


As a Briton who spent years living in America, these are 10 things that are better across the pond

America is far from perfect. It’s laughably insular and has many chronic problems that feel virtually unfixable: broken political systems, a lack of free healthcare, rampant homelessness and drug abuse in cities, shootings and high rates of suicide and depression that belie its “have a nice day” image… But these are largely problems that affect res...


A new start after 60: I retired from teaching – and became a blacksmith

In 2019, one year into his retirement, 66-year-old Julian Lee decided to start making knives. The former teacher and special educational needs expert built a forge in the back garden of his Winchester home, collected steel files, heated them to 800C and began hammering, grinding and refining until he had formed a blade. “Blacksmithing knives is a beautiful combination of producing art and something with a practical use,” he says. “It feels...


‘I gave up on my pension at 40 – and built a property empire instead’

Shirley-Ann O’Neill was worried about her future even before the cost of living crisis hit. She was in her early forties, planning to start a family, and had given up her corporate job in marketing in public relations to set up her own business as an art adviser and director at the Visual Artists Association. “I used to worry about things like what...


This is how to look after your ageing dog

When people get older, all kinds of age-related ailments pop up. They need to rest more, become more rigid, get cold or too hot more quickly ... This is no different for dogs. Dogs do not stay young forever either. So they need extra care and attention from their owner. This is how to make the life of your 'aging friend' as pleasant as possible: Provide a comfortable resting place Pleasant temperature, soft and clean. Take care of the coat With...


We visit the North Wales town named among UK's best places to live - and find pros and cons

North Wales Live visits the medieval town for our own take


Best outfits for long haul flights that will keep you comfortable on your journey

Best outfits for long haul flights that will keep you comfortable on your journey - Jet-setting has never looked so good


Millionaires reveal 8 frugal habits that helped them get rich


Early death risk grows with just three ‘slightly unhealthy mid-life traits’

Just three “slightly unhealthy traits” in mid-life increase the risk of early death by a third, research suggests. The study found people carrying extra weight in their 40s and 50s who also had slightly raised blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels were also 35 per cent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke over the next three dec...


French recipes to bring a bit of joie de vivre to your summer

French recipes to bring a bit of joie de vivre to your summer - If you love Boursin, you’re going to love these summery recipes from French chef Manon Lagrève


How to get organised at home – boosting your health and adding value to your home in the process

How to get organised at home – boosting your health and adding value to your home in the process - Being well organised is key to a calmer space, and can also improve your home’s worth. By Sam Wylie-Harris.


Walking trails, trains and outdoor activities: A guide to exploring Italy sustainably

Italy has invested millions in sustainable tourism, from walking trails to trains. View on euronews


Foods that slow brain aging and how to incorporate them in your diet

A new study has shown that specific nutrients, similar to those found in the Mediterranean diet, can play a crucial role in slowing brain aging, according to Healthline. Foods that slow brain aging Scientists have found that fatty fish should be included in your diet. "Fatty fish, like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and trout, are rich in omega-3 fatt...


Red panda Esha creates a buzz at new Peak Wildlife Park home

Red panda Esha creates a buzz at new Peak Wildlife Park home - The three-year-old is said to be settling in well at the site on the Staffordshire Moorlands.


A moment that changed me: I was divorced, broke and alone – but I turned my life around with a list

The silence in the flat was deafening. Having lost almost everything in my divorce, it was now just me in a basement studio flat with black mould. I had no TV, no sofa and the wifi wasn’t set up. I sat at a cheap folding table and made a list. Since my life was no longer going to be the way I had planned – marriage, kids, a dog, a late-Victorian terrace in a country town – I was going to try something else. I was going to do all the things on my...


'I worked out at 5am every day – and it taught me 3 important things'

It all started with a 4 am alarm...


I'm a Health Editor who sceptically said yes to my first retreat - and these 5 health tips I learnt from a nutritionist were truly game-changing

They're obvious, but absolutely worth giving a go.


The Simple Steps That Cut This Man's Cholesterol in Half and Dropped His Body Fat

He thought he was living healthfully, but when he learned what to tweak, everything changed


Lifestyle habits linked to faster cognitive decline in new study

By Dr. Priyom Bose, Ph.D. A newly published study in the journal Nature Communications identifies several lifestyle factors that may accelerate cognitive decline. Study: Healthy lifestyle and cognitive decline in middle-aged and older adults residing in 14 European countries . ...


Millionaire unveils plans for Burj Khalifa-inspired skyscraper in south Essex

Self-made millionaire Alfie Best has revealed the ambitious plans for a 28-storey superstructure at his Wyldecrest Parks site in London Road, West Thurrock


Victoria Pendleton: ‘I run five times a week now – it was always considered dangerous’

Paris Olympics, we will be talking to former Olympian medallists about how they keep fit now – from ageing and retiring to what they eat and how much they exercise. Meet the fourth in our series, Victoria Pendleton. Track cyclist Pendleton won gold in the individual sprint at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and gold in the keirin and silver in t...


‘Moving in with my family made me healthy and happy – I’m not surprised it helps people live to 100’

Ever thought about moving in with the grandparents, or having them come to live with you? If so, you are part of a worldwide trend. In the UK 1.8 million households have multiple generations living together under one roof, says one study – an increase of 38 per cent in just 10 years. Interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen was recently singing th...


I used to live on takeaways, now I’m a 51-year-old bodybuilder

Sarah Davies, 51, is not your average bodybuilder. The mother of one, who works full-time, picked up her intense training routine in midlife and “fell into it by accident”, she says. “I’d struggled with my weight from when I left school and discovered alcohol, boys and Chinese takeaways,” she says. “Throughout my 20s and 30s, I did all kinds of car...


Four stunning must-visit villages within easy reach of Kent's only city

The villages, near Canterbury, boast lovely architecture, history, ponds, monuments, churches and countryside walks


25 best lidos and outdoor pools near you in the UK

Summer is coming


14 things Brits living in the US miss most about the UK


The Five Stages of Retirement (and How to Skip Three of Them)

Getting the first step wrong inevitably means you’ll go through stages three through five. Get step one right, and it’s a two-step process.


The health risks of being a skinny old person – and how to stay strong

Like so many fitness influencers, Rosemary Mallace runs strength-based classes on YouTube. Unlike so many fitness influencers, she is 73. She’s just starting to add fell running and tap dancing to her exercise regime. “I’m trying to think of something that I can’t do that I used to be able to do and I can’t think of anything.” It seems the Miss Mar...


Review explains lesser-known yet vital components of the Mediterranean diet

By Dr. Sanchari Sinha Dutta, Ph.D. The Mediterranean diet has gained immense popularity over the last decades because of its scientifically proven positive impact on human health. Many studies have been conducted to decipher this dietary pattern's health and environmental impact. In a review ...


Madeira's capital Funchal offers a natural retreat on the city's doorstep

Be sure to add these stops to your itinerary.


How to be frugal: Easy money-saving hacks from people who’ve mastered cutting back

How to be frugal: Easy money-saving hacks from people who’ve mastered cutting back - Living more frugally could reduce stress and help your money go further.


Healthy lifestyle ‘key for preventing depression – regardless of genetic risk’

Healthy lifestyle ‘key for preventing depression – regardless of genetic risk’ - Data shows that a good night’s sleep – between seven and nine hours a night – reduces the risk of depression by 22%.


Frank's review: How strong is a Negroni on this Peckham rooftop? I almost ended up in Berlin

Frank's review: How strong is a Negroni on this Peckham rooftop? I almost ended up in Berlin -


10 'Energy Foods' That'll Keep You Alert, Awake and Excited to Work Out

Feeling lethargic and lost your training oomph? Look no further


10 most relaxing places to live in the UK revealed


Living on Lanzarote: advantages, cost of living and why choose it

The island of Lanzarote emerges from the Atlantic Ocean as a unique enclave, a land of contrasts where volcanic nature combines with serene beaches and an excellent climate. Deciding to live on Lanzarote is opting for a particular lifestyle, in which the environment's calm and beauty play a leading role.


How many litres of water should you drink a day and does tea count?

Drink up!


Life-Threatening Symptoms: 14 Red Flags You Must Address

Poisoning is a serious risk for both pets and humans, and it’s crucial to recognise the signs early. Various everyday substances can be toxic, and quick action can save lives. Here are 14 deadly symptoms of poisoning and the potential poisons to watch out for in the UK. 1. Vomiting Vomiting is one of the […]


I visited the best place to live in South Yorkshire and it’s easy to see why

“Stocksbridge is full of friendly people with a proud past which has been built on a heart of steel”


Healthy eating, physical activity, and medication: Type 2 diabetes patients' willingness to engage varies

By Dr. Liji Thomas, MD Type 2 diabetes (T2D) may occur as a result of unhealthy lifestyle habits. People with T2D are often associated with diets with excessive sugar, high alcohol consumption, smoking, and have sedentary habits. This has sparked much interest in determining the optimal lifes...


What Olympic weightlifter Emily Campbell eats to perform at her best

Britain’s most successful female weightlifter on eating for her cycle, our culture’s obsession with women’s appearance and fuelling to compete on sport’s biggest stage


The Green Goddess: I’m still fit at 85 – these are the rules I swear by

Diana Moran still has the leotard that made her famous as the Green Goddess in the 1980s. It still fits, but she says: “The elastic has got a little saggy.” Age has been far kinder to Moran, who at 85 has the poise and elegance that made her a role model to a generation of keep-fitters. Today she is reaping the rewards of practising what she preach...


I left my high-flying fashion career to buy a run-down B&B in France

The dream became a reality for this couple...