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Have a home, or have a life? The brutal reality young adults face

Increasingly, Millennials and Gen Z are also being forced to make brutal choices about what they can and cannot afford to do


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


A local’s guide to Galway: ‘As a chef I love the food, but it was the culture that first captivated me’

Food We are spoiled for choice in Galway: there’s great pizza at Dough Bros; burgers at Handsome Burger or Bótown; Wa Café and Kappa-ya are great for an authentic Japanese experience; Ard Bia and Kai are longtime champions of local Irish produce, as are the more recently opened Rúibín and Blackrock Cottage. Dela, on Dominick Street, is the go-to spot for brunch and if you crave a beautifully laminated pastry get to Magpie Bakery early before...


Expat communities in Italy: your guide to building a new life abroad

Italy, with its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and delicious cuisine, has long been a favoured destination for expatriates from around the globe. Whether you're moving to Italy for work, study, retirement, or a fresh start, finding a community can make the transition smoother and more enjoyable. In this guide, we’ll explore the thriving expat communities and social groups in Italy, helping you connect and build a fulfilling life in...


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.


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 […]


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%.


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.


Cardigans versus blazers: Which summer cover-up should you go for?

It’s been a long cold summer – the sort during which only a fool would step outside wearing a strappy sundress with no cover-up. But which style to opt for? Two sartorial classics have dominated this year: the cardigan and the blazer. One offers some sadly-necessary cosiness, the other a sharper edge, yet both have been spotted in formal and casual...


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

No quick fixes, fads or crash diets here.


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...


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...


Burnt out at work? Become a tradie to reduce your stress levels

The least - and most stressful - jobs have been ranked.


10 most relaxing places to live in the UK revealed


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...


‘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 ...


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...


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 ...


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

Drink up!


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


Olivia Dean on fame, female solidarity and stepping into her power

Olivia Dean on fame, female solidarity and stepping into her power - London’s new soul sensation tells Dipal Acharya about the music that shaped her and why there’s plenty of room at the top for her, Raye and the other great women of talent


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.


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


Is Stevie Nicks the ultimate rock chick icon? How the star’s style evolution continues to inspire

Is Stevie Nicks the ultimate rock chick icon? How the star’s style evolution continues to inspire - The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman has been a style muse for over four decades – here’s why.


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 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...


The experts: Cardiologists on 20 simple, successful steps to a healthy heart

Our hearts beat 100,000 times a day, but we tend not to worry about their maintenance unless there is a problem. What should we know about how to keep this vital organ pumping? Four cardiologists give their advice on how to keep our hearts healthy. Exercise is key “If you put exercise into a pill, it would probably be better than anything a doctor could give you to improve heart health,” says Prof Dan Augustine, a cardiologist at Royal United...


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.


'I challenged myself to unplug for 1,000 hours in a year - this is what I learnt'

Writer Hannah Brencher was craving more connection with her family - so she put her phone down and listened


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...


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.


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


6 thoughts and actions that only amplify anxiety and worry

Not to worry and be nervous is absolutely normal, albeit very unpleasant. But sometimes anxiety and concern can be so toxic that it hinders one's ability to carry on with daily activities. Our habits and thoughts can exacerbate the situation. Huffpost shares habits that intensify our anxiety and worry. Black-and-white thinking It is also known as "...


The historic British cheese facing the threat of extinction

Stilton faces a battle for relevance as Generation Z shuns speciality cheeses, an award-winning British dairy has said. Bill Mathieson, managing director of Long Clawson Dairy in Leicestershire, said makers of stilton were struggling to appeal to younger people. He said: “I think it’s a bit of reluctance from younger shoppers. We’ve got a profile o...


Joe Wicks: ‘Spending 15 minutes on small daily wins can change your life’

Joe Wicks: ‘Spending 15 minutes on small daily wins can change your life’ - INTERVIEW : The celebrity fitness coach and presenter chats to Hannah Twiggs about the inspiration behind his new book, the benefits of his ‘small daily wins’ philosophy and his tips for improving both our mental and physical health


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


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

Feeling lethargic and lost your training oomph? Look no further


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

It all started with a 4 am alarm...


How to wash your hair for salon-style results at home

Think washing your hair is just a case of rinse, lather and repeat? Think again


Could the UK learn from the world's happiest country when it comes to work-life balance?

Is this something UK businesses could do?


‘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...


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

A taste of the good life.


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...


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

Be sure to add these stops to your itinerary.


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...


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 . ...


Heart-healthy habits keep you biologically young, study shows

The benefit of better heart health may be associated with the positive impact of heart-healthy lifestyle factors on biological aging (the age of the body and its cells), according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association , an open-access, peer-reviewed j...


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 ...


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...