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Is Pilates good for weight loss? 6 easy exercises to try

When you're standing on your mat, soothing music in your ears and calm, controlled breaths emitting from your lungs, a Pilates workout doesn't necessarily...

How laughter really can be the best medicine

Over the past few years, it has become apparent that treating mental health problems such as social anxiety with pharmaceutical drugs is often unsatisfactory....

Capturing the incredible bond between women and their dogs

Photographer Ursula Daphne Aitchison’s joyful picture series ‘Phodography’ displays the special connection between women and their dogs she spots on her dog-walks.  Ursula and her...

BKR founders Tal Winter and Kate Cutler share their tips for stylish eco living

Founded in 2011 by friends and former lawyers Tal Winter and Kate Cutler, BKR (pronounced 'beaker') water bottles have gone from San Francisco start up...

Teaching in the Arctic: A stark lesson in survival

The Arctic village of Salluit is a harsh, isolating place to live – particularly for a teenager – and the youth suicide rate is...

The Laid Back Farmhouse: A lofty extension meets time-worn layers and chalky whites

A barn fit for Mrs T: A lofty extension and time-worn layers set against a chalky white backdrop have re-energised this Sussex home –...

REAL LIFE ‘I was my father’s prisoner for 18 years’

Raised in isolation and forced to undergo traumatic ‘tests’ by a father who believed it was his duty to turn her into the ultimate...

Are you getting enough sleep?

We used to worry about not having enough sex – now it’s lack of sleep that’s keeping us awake at night. Karen Kay looks...

How the healing wisdom of Ayurveda can bring us wellbeing, with Jasmine Hemsley

In her first solo cookbook Jasmine Hemsley explains how the gentle healing wisdom of Ayurveda can bring us true vitality and wellbeing  LIVING LA VIDA...

Plush hour

Indulge in luxury materials with the feel-good factor – sumptuous fabrics and accents of opulent metals or sleek marble  THE LIVING ROOM  For a standout sofa,...

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