Category: Features

Keeping germs in the family

Keeping germs in the family

If there’s one thing you can guarantee about a child, it’s that they’ll catch some, if not all, of the bugs going round their school or nursery. And what’s almost as certain is that...

Reviews of the best e-readers

Six of the best… e-readers

Kindle E-Reader, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display Treat someone special in your lifeSterling Silver Celtic Tree of Life earrings If you’re new to the world of e-readers – a world dominated largely by Amazon –...

Hair nutrition

Feed your hair from the inside out

We all know the Golden Rule when it comes to growing your hair: regular trims to help ensure your mane stays healthy and strong – along with using suitable heat-protective products, to keep breakages,...

Nadiya Hussain

Star baker rises to novel challenge

Star baker Nadiya Hussain has an unusual method of managing panic attacks. “When I was on Bake Off, I used to have an elastic band around my wrist and used it for shock therapy,...

James McAvoy

James McAvoy: “I can do anything”

There’s no challenge too great for James McAvoy. The Scottish actor won over American audiences with his critically acclaimed breakthrough performances in The Last King Of Scotland and Atonement; he drew rave reviews for...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

January blues? Are you really SAD?

Most of us have moaned about winter being a slog. Many will have felt down in the dumps too, the grizzly weather and long, dark nights taking their toll, counting down the days until...

Planting for birds

Planting for birds

No doubt bird feeders and baths will be filled by many of us in the run-up to the annual Big Garden Birdwatch, the world’s largest garden wildlife survey, which this year takes place from...

Boost your child's learning

Boost your child’s learning, the PTA way

Dropping children off at the school gates is as much contact as some parents get with their child’s education. But parental participation in education has a direct impact on how well children do at...

5 tips for dealing with damp

5 tips for dealing with damp

1. Penetrating damp happens when there’s a problem with the fabric of the building. While the damp usually moves horizontally from the outside in, it can appear on ceilings (see below) as well as...

Fiona Bruce

Roadshow’s most priceless collection yet

On Sunday, BBC One aired a Holocaust Memorial edition of Antiques Roadshow – and host Fiona Bruce insists it was anything but dispiriting. “People may have thought, ‘Do I want to watch something about...

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