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How to bring velvet into your home - for under £50

Dec 10, 2019 by carol adams.

It feels plush and looks spenny, but choose wisely and you can do this luxe fabric on a budget. Velvet done well can make the most bog-standard part of the house feel more opulent. Any regular readers of home section will know that I have a bit of a thing for cushions – and rich, soft but luxuriously heavy velvet numbers are my favourite. I am currently sleeping on my sofa (don’t feel sorry for me, I’m getting my bedroom re-decorated) and, every night, I have to stack up the cushions so that I have room to actually sleep. I...

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Why would I ever feel bad about eating a delicious piece of chocolate?”

Dec 9, 2019 by carol adams.

Australia’s answer to Delia talks running her own business, baking and why balance (and plenty of the good stuff) is the only way to get through January For anyone who has already lapsed on the New Year’s resolution front, Donna Hay is a good person to channel. “I don’t cope well with rules and I don’t want to give up anything,” she says. “I don’t know what life is about for. There is so much pressure on us to be perfect mums, perfect cooks, perfect entertainers, perfect housekeepers and now you’re tasking me with giving up sugar as well and...

Health

How your home can be good for your health

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Sometimes, the thought of getting off the sofa can be enough to put us off exercise or wellness, but there's no need to cross the doorstep to make positive change, says Emma Guns. gyms are great but, if you’re anything like me, you might find them a wee bit intimidating. Amy Schumer captured the feeling of inadequacy in her film I Feel Pretty – of hiding in the changing rooms at the spin studios until the very last minute before a class and not making eye contact with anyone while you’re there. Gyms can be brutal and, as much as...

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Is it possible to thrive after bullying?

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Blogger Roxie Nafousi tells Brigid Moss how being bullied led to depression, but that she's living proof you can thrive after bullying. It took 16 years before Roxie Nafousi could say she had recovered from being bullied at school, aged 11. “The bullying was racially motivated. I’m Iraqi and the war had just broken out. The pinnacle was being locked in a phone box and being called Saddam. My mum couldn’t find me for two hours.” The definition of bullying is sustained, repetitive aggression, plus a power imbalance between the bully and the victim. And the kind of stigma-based bullying...

Sports and Fitness

How to (successfully) hold a grudge

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Sophie Hannah argues that, used in the right way, grudges can transform your life. Brigid Moss finds out how. Do you hold a grudge? Yesterday, I’d have said no. I’d have said holding a grudge is a waste of energy, bad karma. I thought along the lines of that old saying: holding on to bad feelings about someone is like taking poison and hoping they die. I assumed that the grown-up thing was to let it go. But, after talking to author Sophie Hannah and reading her new book, How To Hold A Grudge, I’ve changed my mind. When someone...

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How to make your inner voice kinder

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

If you really listen to what you’re saying to yourself, you may be shocked, says Brigid Moss. Sometimes, I wish I would just shut up. My inner monologue always has something to say, whether it’s helpful or not. And, often, it’s not. Making a piece of PB on toast this morning began with: is it too early to eat? Do I need breakfast? It continued down a well-worn groove: is this going to fill me up? Is it really healthy? And ended on one of its favourite conclusions: I feel so fat. All between 6.59 and 7am. You may already...

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Why you should learn something new every day

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

You might think your day is busy enough, without having to add yet another thing. But, as Brigid Moss discovers, daily learning is one of the secrets of success; I love to find out about how high achievers sort out their lives. It makes me feel like on the off chance that I could just do that a certain something, I'd be most of the way there. In spite of the fact that I have seldom duplicated them, I love to discover that the very fruitful, for instance, do a HIIT exercise at 5.30am, or add coconut oil to their...

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How to survive the Nightmare Before Christmas

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Does the thought of Christmas make you want to hide under the sofa until 2 January? Brigid Moss learns how to keep in good spirits while surrounded by family . Emotions run high around Christmas. I’ve already cried about Elton as a small boy, unwrapping the piano given by his loving grandmother, the Sainsbury’s mum watching her daughter killing it as the school play’s gold singing star, Heathrow’s grandparent bears getting a last-minute plane back from Florida to hug their cute grandbaby bear. But for some of us, the thought of Christmas feels just bitter, not bittersweet. Not everyone has...

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It’s never too late to turn a bad day around

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Brigid Moss finds out how to have a great day with personal-development guru Robin Sharma. But be warned – it does start at 5am. Listening to the podcasts of personal-development guru Robin Sharma is like a double espresso for my productivity levels. Last week, hearing his words first thing made me knuckle down on days I’m certain I’d normally have spent half of on Instagram. His effect was unexpected, because I’m not usually sold on “gurus” and Sharma is a full-on guru, with a capital G – he has a global following of millions, his previous bestsellers include The Monk...

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How to make space for your resolutions

Dec 9, 2019 by William Lewis.

Create a corner for what matters to you in your home and you can use it as a physical place to focus on what matters, says Brigid Moss. It was Marie Kondo who first brought us the idea of keeping only the possessions you love. Take this one step further, say Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips, authors of new book Rituals For Every Day. Their idea is to create a specific – and, ideally, beautiful – place at home, to focus on what you love and what matters to you, whether that’s your goals, ambitions or simply what you’re...