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    Wellbeing

    “How a fitness challenge motivated me to find my community”

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    Strength

    Women are swearing by cold water swimming to improve mood and mental health

  • Life

    How to navigate cultural expectations, according to an expert

Latest Stories

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People

“This year Chanukah is different, but it still brings me much needed light amid the darkness”

The Jewish festival of Chanukah is here, but like everything else it will be changed by Covid-19. Here, a young woman tells us how she will mark the holiday.

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Nadine Batchelor-Hunt
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Life

Lockdown has changed London’s renting scene: these are our new priorities

Community vibes and green spaces are key, according to new research.

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Two friends wearing face masks sit on a bench as they maintain social distancing at the Botanical Gardens , Sheffield, UK on a warm day on 22nd May 2020. (Photo by Giannis Alexopoulos/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Life

As the lockdown eases, friends and family aren’t the priority they should be

The guidance over when we might next get to see our loved ones is maddeningly vague.

Posted by
Anna Brech
Published
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Life

This is why you may be secretly pining for your work colleagues

There's nothing like face-to-face contact, however annoying office life can be sometimes.

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Anna Brech
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Lauren Geall
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This is what The Body Shop is doing to help NHS workers unwind

Plus, all the great acts of kindness making a difference during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Life

Social distance dancing on the streets has gone viral, and it’s exactly what we need right now

Residents are coming together for some daily street dancing.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

From baking to therapeutic colouring: how *not* to spend your evenings watching TV

Break free from the sofa and rediscover the power of creativity.

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Clap for NHS.
Opinion

“I never thought clapping would bring me so much relief – we really are not alone”

#ClapForOurCarers was the nicest thing to happen to us in weeks.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Virtual pub
Life

The Corona Arms is a virtual pub where all are welcome and the drinks are free (well, sort of)

Come join in the fun and games to keep those lonely feelings at bay.

Posted by
Anna Brech
Published
Vera Lynn is the expert on lifting spirits
Life

Vera Lynn urges us to carry on together during coronavirus disease

The Forces' Sweetheart knows a thing or to about hard times so we should take note of her life advice on her 103rd birthday.

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Heloise Wood
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Life

Kindness and coronavirus: woman’s postcard campaign for neighbours goes global

It’s the small-scale acts of heroism that really count at a time like this.

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Anna Brech
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Lucy Scott
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9 rewarding ways to help your local community in 2020

Because it really is cool to be kind.

Dog walkers can find friendship and solidarity in each other.
Long Reads

“How dog walking led me to make friends“

Getting a dog led Rachel Charlton-Dailey to get to know her neighbours.

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Rachel Charlton-Dailey
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Life

Why WhatsApp might actually be good for your mental health

It turns out social media may not be all bad news after all...

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Life

Loving the FIFA Women's World Cup? Maybe you should join female football community, This Fan Girl

Women can be made to feel sexualised or like second rate fans at football games, this community is stopping that

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Life

The heartwarming reason this donut shop sells out every single day

This is everyday kindfulness in action.

Posted by
Hannah-Rose Yee
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People

This woman sends handwritten letters to strangers who are struggling in life

Meet Jodi Ann Bickley, aka our new hero

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Anna Brech
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This small act of kindness went viral - for a very important reason

A small gesture of support hit exactly the right note

Books

Why everyone should embrace the micro-library trend

Books that bring people together

Posted by
Anna Brech
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