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There’s clearly something brewing below the earth’s surface, because volcanoes in the Asia-Pacific region...

What happens if you’re caught in an ash cloud?

You know you’ve reached adulthood when you start attending – and even throwing –...

Classic dinner party menus from the 1950s to the 2000s

Itchy and painful, measles isn’t just uncomfortable to contract – it can also lead...

Measles outbreak: What to do if your grandchildren catch it

So, you want to grow potatoes? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you...

How to grow your own potatoes in 7 simple steps
Is worrying keeping you awake at night?

Just five minutes with a pen and paper before bedtime could ‘offload’ those whirring...

5 things nutritionists say they’d never eat or drink

By now your New Year health and fitness kick might be well under way,...

4 healing herbs to make Blue Monday slightly more bearable

These herbal pick-me-ups will make the darkest day of the year a little bit...

How to take amazing photos of plants and gardens

Think your outdoor photos are the bee’s knees? Now’s your chance to prove it...

6 financial pitfalls to avoid when booking your 2018 holidays

With 2018 signalling a fresh start, many of will be thinking about planning our...

People have been using this ingenious trick for plastic-free food shopping

In a huge leap forward for the environment, Theresa May has promised to eliminate...

All avoidable plastic waste to be eliminated within 25 years

The Prime Minister says the problem of plastic waste is “one of the great...

The ‘root to leaf’ trend – what is it?

Throwing the whole vegetable into a dish cuts down on waste – and packs...

Take a look back at David Beckham’s best (and worst) hairstyles

David Beckham – ex footballer, husband of Victoria, British icon and all-round superstar –...

10 gardening trends set to blossom in 2018

‘Mindful gardening’ promises to continue to grow, as more and more Brits turn to...

Gyms and workout classes through the years

For many of us, a new year means a new fitness routine – or...

Considering laser eye surgery? Here’s everything you need to know

If you’re sick of wearing glasses or contact lenses, the only other option to...

Joanna Lumley lands role as first solo female Bafta film host

Joanna Lumley has said she anticipates many of the award winners giving speeches that...

7 indoor plants to boost your environment

It’s time to clear out the office clutter and bring some zing to your...

Shortlist from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award

If you love the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, then...

Will 2018 be the beginning of the end for disposable coffee cups?

The nation is reconsidering its use of disposable coffee cups, as MPs call for...

Fossils and sea monsters bring David Attenborough to Dorset

He’s best known for his passionate accounts of the natural, living world, but even...

From cabbage soup to lots of pineapple: A look back at the weirdest fad diets in history

A new year means one thing for many people – standing on the scales,...

Monty Don on why gardening is his ideal therapy for body and mind

As someone who has suffered bouts of depression and had a stroke almost a...

How to practise a safe and gentle January diet

Another January has arrived in the blink of an eye, which means it’s time to...

Are we killing birds with kindness?

We want to feed birds through winter, but we may be making some mistakes...

British nitrite-free bacon to appear on supermarket shelves

Nitrite-free bacon will soon appear on supermarket shelves in a move hailed by experts...

3 ways to recycle your Christmas tree after the festive season

The festive season is almost over, so it’s time to start thinking about ditching...

Why you shouldn’t buy slimming pills online this January

After the indulgence of Christmas, many of us want to shed the pounds we’ve...

What to do with all that leftover Christmas chocolate

If you are now actively attempting to avoid the Quality Street and Toblerone, but...

Could these 8 thrillers be the next Girl On The Train or Gone Girl for 2018?

In the world of fiction, publishers are elbowing each other in their quest to...

8 beautiful walks around the UK and Ireland

Here are some walks to blow away the cobwebs. 1. Gullane Bay, East Lothian...

5 mindful hobbies for reducing stress and anxiety that actually work

One of the hardest things about anxiety is finding ways to control worried thoughts....

The big sports quiz of 2017

With 2017 drawing to its conclusion and little left on the sporting calendar, it...

Roses or Quality Street: Can you match the unwrapped chocolate to the chocolate box?

At Christmas, the nation munches its way through a staggering array of Quality Street...

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