Month: September 2012

Top ten foods for healthy skin, hair and nails

Now the summer sun has left us for another year (what there was of it), sunscreen probably won’t be high on your list (unless you are heading abroad for some winter sun or a skiing holiday, or course!), so why not spend some time looking after your skin, hair and nails from the inside? fitness […]

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Helpful hints for busy school mornings

How have you got on so far with back to school after the long summer holidays: are you struggling with the return to the old routine? After the heady days of summer, lazy mornings and no worries about locating clean uniforms or lost lunchboxes, it can be hard to get back into the swing of […]

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Inspirational quotes: the importance of play for children

In these busy times, we parents can often find ourselves rushing from one job to another – domestic or paid, or both – leaving little time for play. But play is a crucial part of our children’s development, as well as an important and effective way of allowing us as adults the freedom to be […]

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Are you a helicopter mum?

The internet throws up some amazing phrases – ones like ‘helicopter mum’. And don’t you find that when you come across a new word (or term) it just pops up everywhere!? – Yup, me too. Okay, so… ‘helicopter mum’; it’s a beautiful metaphor. Think: a ‘copter that hovers. Dear mums, some of us are a […]

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3 ways to boost serotonin levels

A new weight-loss drug has recently been approved in the United States and is currently being considered for marketing by the European Medicines Agency. Lorcaserin, which will be marketed in the US as Belviq and in Europe as Lorqess, acts by stimulating serotonin receptors in the parts of the brain associated with mood, appetite and […]

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