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I dreamed of travelling while working remotely — then it became my nightmare

The digital nomad lifestyle is not all it's cracked up to be.


‘You can’t send them to their room’: the tensions and challenges of parenting adult children

Husband and wife Jock*, 57, and Bree*, 61, were empty-nesters for about two years before agreeing to their two sons, aged 27 and 29, moving home again. “We live in a tourist destination and rental costs and availability have become impossible for people on a basic wage,” says Bree. “I didn’t want my sons to live ‘rough’, couch surf or live in their cars, so they came home.” She thought by negotiating boundaries upfront, it would alleviate any...


‘Nobody’s hurrying – not like London’: How Britain’s ‘blue zone’ helps you live to 86

Carving through the lush Devonian lanes from Totnes to Salcombe, via Halwell, Kingsbridge and Marlborough, there doesn’t immediately seem much the South Hams has in common with the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, or the Nuoro Province in Sardinia, and definitely not Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. Admittedly, they are all fairly idyllic, photogenic pla...


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


‘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...


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...


Increased exposure to residential greenery may help stave off cognitive decline

A new study found that increased exposure to residential greenery may help stave off cognitive decline by an annual rate of eight months. This delay was observed more among people living in low-socioeconomic status and highly populated neighborhoods, as well as people who carry the APOE-ɛ4 gene,...


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

The dream became a reality for this couple...


The families quitting Britain to live as digital nomads

A “digital nomad” brings to mind a young person tapping away at a laptop in the sun, beer in hand, earning enough money to travel to the next palm-fringed hammock. And as remote work becomes the norm, more people are taking it with them as they travel, making the most of a growing raft of digital nomad visas. But the stereotype of the free-wheeling...


8 bad habits that destroy mental health and cause depression

There are habits that can negatively impact your mental health or even be destructive to your personality. Therefore, it is worth following advice that can help improve your psychological well-being and overall life, according to Psychological Support. Avoiding your own emotions It is important to allow yourself to feel different emotions. Talking ...


The age at which we experience the happiest days of our lives has changed


Early bedtimes are all the rage with young people – but are they feasible?

Early bedtimes are all the rage with young people – but are they feasible? - IN FOCUS: Nine o’clock is apparently the new preferred bedtime for twentysomethings prioritising shut-eye above all else. Between hectic work schedules, shoddy commutes, and the deadening cycle of life admin, what time does that leave for fun? asks Annabel Nugent


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...


This is how to 'eat for abs' – according to two nutritionists

Sooooo... are abs really built in the kitchen?


I’m a French woman in my 40s. This is why I’m going to live longer than a woman in England

Whether it’s a café croissant watching the world go by from a Parisian terrace, or that glass of rosé with a long-time friend, or an apéritif with the neighbours that extends into an impromptu dinner party… People often misconstrue the French joie de vivre as simply hedonistic. But when you look at the consistent two-year gap between life expectanc...


I’ve ditched city life to live in a cave – I’ll never go back

Gisbert Lippelt has swapped city life for a simple life in a cave in Italy, but there is one modern convenience he cannot do without


One factor can determine how satisfied you are with your life


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.


Forget the Mediterranean diet - as a cynical Health Writer, even I'm impressed with the trending Atlantic diet

Food lovers, rejoice - this one's for you.


I walked off five stone and beat my sugar cravings

It’s the story of so many midlife men. The weight had crept on slowly. I hardly ever weighed myself and when I looked in the mirror I’d pull in my stomach and thought I still looked great. My wife Kim had been buying bigger clothes for me and I didn’t pay much attention to my size. In reality, my belly was enormous; I could barely stand up straight...


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...


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


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.


Why it's time to stop being a snob about all-inclusives

Why it's time to stop being a snob about all-inclusives - Don’t turn your nose up — joyful new resorts are ideal for groups of all ages travelling together, discovers Suzanne Moore


Living with my depressed husband is ripping me apart. What can I do?

I am in my mid-30s and have been with my husband, who is 10 years older than me, since I was a teenager. I felt very loved, at least for much of our time together. A couple of years ago, however, things changed. We became parents while I was in university. I found a job and friends, and while I sometimes struggled with it all, I became a fairly happy person. Meanwhile, he struggled with his career and became extremely restless. He says he loves...


Don’t like clubbing? Discover Ibiza’s quiet side with water sports, sunsets and history

While Ibiza is known all over the world for its legendary partying culture, there’s another, quieter side to this beautiful island for those who don’t love clubbing - or just need a break from it. View on euronews


Four-year diabetes delay reduces death and complications in prediabetic patients

Individuals diagnosed with prediabetes can reduce their long-term risk of death and diabetes-related health complications if they delay the onset of diabetes for just four years through diet and exercise. Guangwei Li of the China-Japan Friendship Hospital and colleagues report these findings in ...


The Best European Wellness Retreats For Some Much-Needed R&R

From Ibiza to Crete


I’m always in a rush, but these 7 tinted SPFs mean I can skip my entire makeup routine while protecting my skin from the sun

A true multitasker


What to buy in Lidl – and what to avoid

When Lidl launched in the UK in 1994, a shopping trip was like going abroad. The unfamiliar brands, the Germanic styling, the multilingual labels. It was all so foreign. Then there was the unapologetic presentation – the pallets stacked with boxes, the lack of choice (one kind of tinned tomatoes, while Sainsburys might have six or more), the scant ...


10 Interesting Facts About People Who Like to Be Alone

Here are 10 interesting facts about people who like to be alone. If you like being alone most of the time, you will relate to this list a lot. And if you're more social and outgoing, this video will provide you with valuable insight into the truly amazing world of the lone wolf personality type so that you can better understand the loners in your life. While it's easy to say that people who enjoy being alone are just more introverted or shy, there's actually more to the quiet type. In fact, there are many special personality traits of people who like to be alone. Loners also tend to be highly intuitive people, and their intuition is a powerful guiding force in their lives. So, whether you were born to be a loner or just want to learn more about these folks, you'll learn a lot from this video. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Subscribe To Our Channel for More Videos Like This! TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/brainydose FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/


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

A taste of the good life.


Rheumatoid arthritis forced me to change my diet – and now I’m pain free

I can’t remember a time in my life when there hasn’t been pain somewhere in my body. It came to dominate much of my adult life. If somebody hasn’t been in constant pain, it’s hard to describe it to them. You’re masking the whole time, and everything is so much more difficult. The mornings were the worst for me as the throbbing and aching sensations...


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.


25 best lidos and outdoor pools near you in the UK

Summer is coming


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.


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.


Understanding anxiety: Behaviors not to take personally

Sometimes, people experience anxiety sporadically. Typically, worry due to specific events or everyday concerns lasts briefly, from a few minutes to a few days. It's important to understand situations where getting upset with someone isn't necessary, as there are specific reasons for this, according to the "How are you?" psychological community on ...


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

Drink up!


7 habits that are making you look older, according to a doctor

You better stop if you're doing any of these!


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

Be sure to add these stops to your itinerary.


‘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 ...


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

It all started with a 4 am alarm...


Study suggests switching from smoking to vaping indoors may reduce children’s secondhand exposure to nicotine

By Vijay Kumar Malesu In a recent study published in the JAMA Network Open , a group of researchers compared nicotine absorption among children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke, secondhand vapor, and those with no exposure. Study: Secondhand Nicotine Absorption From E-Cigarett...


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...


Self-care ideas needn't be complicated: 35 totally free things you can do from home

Looking after yourself never looked so easy.


Why The Milkmaid Dress Is The Summer Style Saviour You've Been Searching For

The trending silhouette is universally flattering, versatile and the perfect mix of coquette and cool.


What you can do now to prevent a stroke in the future, according to doctors

What you can do now to prevent a stroke in the future, according to doctors - How to lower your stroke risk at every age


‘After years of failed fad diets + workouts, I started lifting weights'

'At 43, it changed everything'


How to lose 1kg a week: Safe & healthy exercise + nutrition tips

No quick fixes, fads or crash diets here.