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Features

The secret to creativity – according to science

Imagination is what propels us forward as a species, but can you train yourself to become more imaginative? The an answer, it seems, is yes.

Why boredom can be good for you

Winnie the Pooh understood the importance of allowing your mind to wander – and the science agrees. It’s time we all found the time to daydream.

Food

Winter roots and beans soup

This flavoursome and warming homemade soup is made with seasonal vegetables and pulses and is packed with nutrients and plenty of fibre.

Turmeric latte

More than just a ‘hipster’ drink, ‘golden milk’ provides curcumin – a powerful antioxidant, comparable to vitamins C and E. Here’s a delicious way to get more.

Health Tips

Better food quality, not calorie counting, aids weight loss

Whether you go low-carb or low fat, the key to weight loss is getting plenty of good quality fresh fruits and vegetables and whole foods in your daily diet.

Want to lose weight? Ditch your non-stick pans

People with the highest levels of perfluorinated chemicals in the bodies may find it hard to lose weight and may regain weigh more quickly after weight loss. So how do we avoid them?

Q and A

Q&A: Which essential oils work best for bug bites

Essential oils have soothing, calming, anti-inflammatory and anti-infection properties that can ease the swelling and itching of bug bites and stings.

Q&A: Natural treatments for gingivitis

It’s important to treat gingivitis as soon as it appears and there are a number of natural remedies that can help keep gums healthy.

Herbs

Moringa – a little herb with big potential

The leaves of the moringa tree are a source of important antioxidants and other beneficial compounds that could help address many modern illnesses, according to a recent review.

Herbal relief: Pregnancy and birth

Several herbs can help relieve uncomfortable symptoms that are common to pregnancy and birth. Here’s what you can – and can’t – use.

Life Lessons

Change your life: Busy vs. Productive

There’s a very clear distinction between being ‘busy’ and being ‘productive’ – can you spot it in your own life?

Change your life: Emotional bank account

A thought for ‘Blue Monday’: Depression is just one of many things that can result from a denial of the interdependent nature of our relationships.