Beat of a cold before it arrives with these simple steps.

It is the season for cold and flu

Cold and flu season is upon us. Make sure you yake the right steps to beat off bugs and have a healthy Christmas.

You don't have to go overboard on your family Christmas to enjoy it

Are we spending too much on the family Christmas?

Every year Christmas seems to get more expensive, but do you really need to spend out so much? There are easy ways to have a great Christmas with a small price tag.

Washing clothes at low temperatures may not thoroughly clean them

How clean are your clothes? Low temp washes 'don't kill bacteria'

Research has found that low washing your laundry doesn't get rid of all the bacteria. So, although your clothes may be clean, they may still have high levels of bacteria on them.

Stay safe while jogging at night this winter. Image: Thinkstock/iStock

Running in the dark: stay safe with these simple tips

Don't give up running during the dark winter months. Follow these tips to stay safe while you keep up with your fitness routine.

Health

Some carbohydrates can be beneficial to your quest to lose weight and your general well being. Image Thinkstock/iStock

Diet dilemma: understanding carbs can help with your diet

Many people don't understand what carbohydrates are, which are good for you or what foods contain them.

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Do you suffer from the winter blues?

If you find yourself feeling down in the dumps around winter, you could be suffering from SAD.

Top ways to swap sitting for standing

In recent years there's been a real buzz about kicking lengthy sitting sessions to the kerb in favour of standing...but what's the science behind it all?

Are you part of the iPosture Generation?

Are you suffering from back pain because you're spending all your time looking at a screen?

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Would you go bare for Breast Cancer Care?

Dare to Bare for Breast Cancer Care

Get sponsored to come to work without makeup this October to support Breast Cancer Care.

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The makeunder experience at bareMinerals

Most of us will have had a makeover at one time or another, but have you ever had a makeunder?

Beauty gadgets for a fuzz-free summer

From waxes to IPL, razors and epilators, we've picked some of the best hair removal gadgets out there.

£11.5m worth of makeup confiscated at airports

Liquid restrictions will cost women across the country millions of pounds this week as airports confiscate beauty products.

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Washing clothes at low temperatures may not thoroughly clean them

How clean are your clothes? Low temp washes 'don't kill bacteria'

Research has found that low washing your laundry doesn't get rid of all the bacteria. So, although your clothes may be clean, they may still have high levels of bacteria on them.

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Avoid the hassle of back to school head lice

Many mums are too embarrassed to admit that their child has head lice and will go to extreme lengths to get rid of them in secret. What does help to get rid of the pesky problem?

Tea time becomes storytime thanks to Roger McGough

To encourage fussy eaters to finish their meals, children's author Roger McGough and Birds Eye have come up with an ingenious plan.

Back to school bedtime routine

Getting your kids back into the swing of the school schedule is no easy feat, so we chatted to the experts about mastering bedtimes.

Fitness

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Barefoot running: the debate explained

Running seems to growing in popularity by the day, and more and more of us are stumbling across the idea of so-called barefoot running, but why?

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Train like Pippa Middleton for the London Duathlon

Having conquered the Highland Cross Challenge duathlon and Blenhiem Triathlon, Pippa is no stranger hard training schedules.

Food

Can families still afford fresh food?

Many families are struggling to afford fresh over processed when it comes to food. Image: Thinkstock/iStock

Are rising food costs pricing families out of fresh food? The recession seems to have affected many families' buying and eating habits.

Could you be suffering from a food intolerance?

Could you be suffering from a food allergy? Image: Thinkstock

A food allergy can present itself with a variety of different symptoms, so how can you know for sure?

The cravings most likely to ruin your diet

What do you crave when you're trying to be healthy? Image: Thinkstock

Chocolate, crisps or a glass of wine? What are the food and drink cravings that ruin your diet?

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Frugal Cooking: Method behind the madness

Jack Peat shows us that delicious dining doesn't need to cost the earth.

This month's guest blogger Jack Peat talks us through how being frugal in the kitchen saves you not just money, but also precious time while creating delicious dinners.

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Q&A: How to survive walking in heels

Achy, tired feet after a long day in high heels? Read on for our expert tips. Image: Thinkstock

Tired, achy and swollen feet? We all know the feeling well. We ask the experts just how to survive a day in high heels.

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OXYfit offers portable oxygen in a can. This product offers a convenient solution to increasing your oxygen intake, helping you to feel alert, clear-headed and stress-free. It's also a useful option for those who have short term breathlessness.

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