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The three classic stages of a midlife crisis – and how to get through them

My crisis didn’t crash calamitously into my life overnight nor was it linked to a big trauma. It was slow and insidious, creeping into my psyche like rainfall in a blocked gutter, taking months for the seep-seep pressure of water to build and the building to eventually crack. It was a steady erosion of self and status that centred mainly around my ...


‘It probably saved my life’: How a low-carb diet can help with type 2 diabetes

‘It probably saved my life’: How a low-carb diet can help with type 2 diabetes - After he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Giancarlo and his wife Katie went on a journey to discover the low-carb diet that would eventually put him in remission


24 Times Steve McQueen Showed You How to Dress Properly

Pay homage to the king


Self-care: why looking after No 1 isn’t always best for your wellbeing

Like many people, I find that stress transforms me into a nasty combination of Oscar the Grouch and Scrooge McDuck. The more pressure I am under, the more irritable I feel – and the less generous I become. I partly blame our culture. I’ve read enough wellness advice to know that I need to prioritise my own needs over other people’s. And so, when I feel under pressure, I have often made it a habit to practise small indulgences aimed at restoring...


To live long and strong in retirement, lift heavy weights

Taking up weight-training in retirement can preserve vital strength in later life, research suggests. Danish researchers tracked more than 450 healthy retirees who were randomly assigned to different exercises. The study published online in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine found that those who took up resistance training with heavy weights fared ...


5 ways loneliness can negatively affect your health

5 ways loneliness can negatively affect your health - Sometimes you can also feel isolated when you’re around people.


A moment that changed me: I was divorced, broke and alone – but I turned my life around with a list

The silence in the flat was deafening. Having lost almost everything in my divorce, it was now just me in a basement studio flat with black mould. I had no TV, no sofa and the wifi wasn’t set up. I sat at a cheap folding table and made a list. Since my life was no longer going to be the way I had planned – marriage, kids, a dog, a late-Victorian terrace in a country town – I was going to try something else. I was going to do all the things on my...


Scandi girls set the bar when it comes to healthy living – as a Health Editor, I swear by these 5 hacks

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We visit the North Wales town named among UK's best places to live - and find pros and cons

North Wales Live visits the medieval town for our own take


Should I worry about being tired all the time?

Zonked, frazzled, drained, pooped, knackered, running on fumes – or just totally exhausted. In much the same way that the Shona-speaking people of Zimbabwe have a dozen verbs for walking, our modern vocabulary seems to have developed 20 ways of explaining that we are quite tired, most of the time. But is there anything about 21st-century life – our screen addictions, side-hustle culture or always-on mindsets – that means we are more tired, or...


‘Genny lec’ and ‘cozzie livs’. And who can afford ‘savvy b’? British slang is daft, but it is breaking taboos

If you’ve spent any time online recently, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s something in the water. Some grown adults – usually of the millennial, Gen Z variety, though not exclusively – have regressed to a kind of cutesy, baby language, even while discussing serious topics. In this language, the cost of living crisis is the “cozzie livs”; the upcoming general election is the “genny lec”, and a mental breakdown is a “menty b”. Meanwhile,...


25 of the best-dressed musicians of all time

Whether it's how they dress in music videos or at red-carpet events, some artists know how to influence the fashion world, just as much as they've shaped the music world. These are some of the most fashionable artists in music history.


I took collagen everyday for two months — here are 3 things that happened

After hearing a lot of good things, it was time for me to try collagen for myself


Why I live in Wandsworth: baker Ruby Bhogal on the dog-friendly 'village' that has it all

Why I live in Wandsworth: baker Ruby Bhogal on the dog-friendly 'village' that has it all - The baker, author and GBBO alumna was so taken with Wandsworth she persuaded her best friend to move there too


Combining three healthy behaviours can lower IBS risk, study finds

Combining three healthy behaviours can reduce the risk of irritable bowel syndrome by 42%, a study suggests. IBS affects the digestive system and its symptoms include stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. People can suffer for days, weeks or months at a time, and symptoms can come and go. IBS is thought to affect up to one in 10 people worldwide. It is not known exactly what causes the condition but studies have suggested that...


Have a home, or have a life? The brutal reality young adults face

Increasingly, Millennials and Gen Z are also being forced to make brutal choices about what they can and cannot afford to do


‘After years of failed fad diets + workouts, I started lifting weights'

'At 43, it changed everything'


27 of the Biggest Style Icons of All Time

From Cardi B to Princess Di.


Everybody should know these 7 things about their diet

The food we eat has a direct consequence on our health and happiness


'Laoqianfeng' Is China's 'Quiet Luxury': Here's How The Ultra Rich Are Redefining Status Symbols

In China, the wealthiest millennials are showcasing their achievements through unique and understated status symbols, moving away from traditional ostentatious displays of wealth. As millennials, those in their late 20s to early 40s, reach significant life milestones, many are prioritising career progress and unique experiences over conventional sy...


Living on Lanzarote: advantages, cost of living and why choose it

The island of Lanzarote emerges from the Atlantic Ocean as a unique enclave, a land of contrasts where volcanic nature combines with serene beaches and an excellent climate. Deciding to live on Lanzarote is opting for a particular lifestyle, in which the environment's calm and beauty play a leading role.


‘Nobody’s hurrying – not like London’: How Britain’s ‘blue zone’ helps you live to 86

Carving through the lush Devonian lanes from Totnes to Salcombe, via Halwell, Kingsbridge and Marlborough, there doesn’t immediately seem much the South Hams has in common with the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, or the Nuoro Province in Sardinia, and definitely not Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. Admittedly, they are all fairly idyllic, photogenic pla...


Jodie Comer On Learning To Smoke For 'The Bikeriders', Losing Her Anonymity, And More

And this is why she's watching clips of Cheryl on 'The X Factor'


Jane McDonald lost 2.5 stone and three dress sizes by giving up one type of food

Jane McDonald is best known for her cruise shows on Channel 5 and her incredible singing voice - but the TV star has also undergone a huge weight loss transformation


Women Who Win: Shiza Shahid on living with purpose and standing up for what you believe in

We talk to the co-founder of kitchen essentials brand Our Place


"I never worked out - now, at 46, I'm in my best shape ever and proof that it's never too late to find your fitness"

Lavina Mehta MBE built a body for life later in life - and reckons you can, too.


How to tell if you’re a social media addict

How to tell if you’re a social media addict - LET’S UNPACK THAT: More than half of Gen Z believe they have a problem when it comes to scrolling, with an increasing number seeking professional help. Helen Coffey investigates what effects being constantly online can have on our mental health and asks the experts how to break the cycle


What is modern hypergamy? The dating trend sweeping the UK

Brits are branching out beyond generic dating apps in the hope of finding someone to learn and grow from, with a staggering 57 per cent seeking out love interests who "complement" their own attributes. New research from luxury dating site Seeking discovered singletons are on the lookout for partners with intellectual, cultural, lifestyle and econom...


Parents feel 'trapped' into living near grandparents to benefit from free childcare

Families are finding they're stuck in a 'parent trap' when it comes to where they live with many needing to be close to grandparents in order to get help with childcare.


City with ‘no character’ named one of the best value commuter spots in the UK

It may be cheap, but residents say it's 'a copy and paste of every other UK town.'


Maya Jama on her skincare routine, social media habits and nurturing friendships

The Love Island presenter spills on her wellness regime


Our favourite swimwear picks to wear this summer

Swimwear season is officially here


This is the best place to live in London

This north London neighbourhood doesn't come cheap.


14 things Brits living in the US miss most about the UK


Seven rules of slowing down after 60 – and why you shouldn’t take it too easy

It’s 9pm and I’m out for dinner with the man I am dating and he’s yawning. Am I boring  him? The opposite, he says. He’s finding it hard to keep up. He’s 63, retired and complaining that he never sees me and he thinks I need to slow down. OK, I admit it, it’s been a busy January. I’ve recently set up a book festival, I’m writing a book myself and I...


'Smoking Doesn’t Fit In With Her Otherwise Super Healthy Persona, But That's What Makes Her All The More Relatable' - 5 Reasons Why I'm Charley Hull's Biggest Fan

Ahead of the third women's Major of the year, PGA professional Emma Booth sums up why Charley Hull is a breath of fresh air on and off the golf course


How to style your home like a professional

How to style your home like a professional - From mood boards to triangle formation, a top interior stylist shares her insider tips. By Sam Wylie-Harris.


'It feels like home': The Victorian house renovation bringing a sense of Sri Lanka to Peckham

'It feels like home': The Victorian house renovation bringing a sense of Sri Lanka to Peckham - A sense of connection with his native Sri Lanka was the unusual brief from tech entrepreneur Puli Liyanagama for his Victorian house in south London


5 ways to feel beach body ready – exactly as you are

5 ways to feel beach body ready – exactly as you are - Psychologists share simple ways to feel more confident, because every body is a beach body. By Camilla Foster.


Living in Faro, the Algarve: best areas, cost of living and advantages

Faro, the capital of Portugal's sunny Algarve region, attracts residents and tourists for its natural beauty, cultural heritage and enviable quality of life. This charming city, situated in the south of Portugal, offers a vibrant mix of tradition and modernity, making it a popular destination for those looking to live a quiet life by the sea.


27 Iconic J.Lo Street Style Outfits

The icon has blessed us with fashion moments aplenty (not to mention, his-and-hers style).


Lisa Armstrong: My picks of the fashion bestsellers worth buying this season

Remember Zara’s geometric cotton summer dress? Marks & Spencer’s shawl-collared pink coat? Uniqlo’s nylon croissant bag? Every few years, a handful of retail blockbusters become part of popular culture, perhaps because they’re exemplars that stand the test of time, perhaps due to hype. With consumers deliberating more thoughtfully over each purchas...


I started smoking at 14 – and reached 40 a day. A single therapy session changed my life

Smoking has warped my brain. One evening last winter, as I stood outside a pub, cigarette in hand, a friend who works in life insurance decided to calculate the chance of me dying before I hit 60 if I carried on smoking. He quizzed me about my lifestyle, plugging the answers into his death matrix. “If you give up smoking now, there’s a 6% chance you die before hitting 60. If you don’t, it’s 13%,” he concluded. Normal people will see that the...


‘At 63 I’m ditching Cornwall for London to pursue a better quality of life’

When the sun shines, Elizabeth Berman enjoys the view of the River Camel estuary from the deck of her infinity pool, or swims in the bracing Celtic Sea. When the wind howls in the chimney, she curls up by the open fire, re-reading Daphne du Maurier’s classic Cornish novel, Jamaica Inn, with a G&T. It sounds idyllic, but this isn’t her retirement – ...


Foods that slow brain aging and how to incorporate them in your diet

A new study has shown that specific nutrients, similar to those found in the Mediterranean diet, can play a crucial role in slowing brain aging, according to Healthline. Foods that slow brain aging Scientists have found that fatty fish should be included in your diet. "Fatty fish, like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and trout, are rich in omega-3 fatt...


31 Icons of the 1980s

From the biggest shoulder pads to the most gorgeous androgyny.


London leavers: 'We left behind Bethnal Green to live in a £395,000 old stone house on the Isle of Skye'

London leavers: 'We left behind Bethnal Green to live in a £395,000 old stone house on the Isle of Skye' - Clare Coghill and Dave Stroud drove over 630 plus miles with their rescue dog Peggy to relocate to the Inner Hebrides


How boho fashion is making a comeback this summer

How boho fashion is making a comeback this summer - From revival on the runway to Sienna Miller’s return to the high street: here’s why boho is big right now and how to wear it.


Why this ‘charming’ North Yorkshire town is one of the UK’s best places to live

Residents of Whitby have spoken to the Express to explain why they think the coastal town in North Yorkshire is one of the best places to live in the UK.


How many litres of water should you drink a day?

Spoiler alert: It's more than you think...