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Features

True happiness isn’t about being happy all the time

Leading a happier life involves a lot more than just shying away from pain, misery or distress; it’s about accepting our humanity and individual growth through finding meaning.

Yoga in the workplace can reduce back pain and sickness absence

Employers should be encouraged to provide yoga programmes for staff in order to support health, well-being and general productiveness.

Food

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.

Aubergine, potato and chickpea balti

If you like warming, spicy foods you will love this satisfying and nourishing dish.

Health Tips

Five reasons why we overeat

Stop eating when you are full; it sounds so simple but studies show that lots of things can distract us from how much we are actually eating.

Can you make that side of chips healthier?

To preserve nutrition when frying foods like potatoes, according to a new study, your choice of oils matters – and fresh oil is a must.

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.