Lockdown

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  • Woman counting down time
    Opinion

    Feeling pressured to “celebrate” the end of lockdown? You are not alone

  • Daffodils in London
    Life

    8 of the loveliest woodland walks to take in London this springtime

  • hair-beauty-nail-salons-close-second-lockdown
    Beauty

    Hair and beauty salons can reopen their doors on 12 April at the earliest, says Boris Johnson

Latest Stories

Googlebox: Mary has an important message about isolation.
TV

Gogglebox is back to keep us company in lockdown this weekend

Our favourite Friday night show is back.

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Hollie Richardson
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A letterbox gift
Home

17 beautiful letterbox gifts to surprise a friend in lockdown

From eye-catching bouquets to colourful macarons.

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Lauren Geall
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A woman looks out her window at the spring blossoms outside
Mental Health

Why it’s time to embrace the Japanese concept of “oubaitori”

Worrying you need to look and feel a certain way by the end of lockdown? Read this.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Woman dancing in club
Politics

Will we really be dancing in nightclubs this June?

The internet has a mixed reaction to the news.

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Hollie Richardson
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Chloe Gray
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When can you go back to the gym? Here’s the latest on 2021’s lockdown restrictions

Fitness centres won’t welcome customers back for a while longer.

A woman scrolling through the news nervous about lockdown restrictions easing and life going back to normal
Mental Health

“Lockdown easing should be a good thing – so why am I dreading it?”

After so long spent staying at home, the idea of going ‘back to normal’ feels overwhelming.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Woman putting on makeup in lockdown
Mental Health

Want to feel excited about life again? Try this therapist-approved trick

Learn all about the power of “positive imagery”.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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A woman feeling confident
Dating

“Are people really flirting with me more in lockdown?”

One single writer explains the power of eye contact.

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Hollie Richardson
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Strong Women

Will we ever get back to the gym? PT Alice Liveing predicts the future of fitness

Are you team gym or team home workouts?

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Paloma Faith
People

Paloma Faith has a very relatable view of lockdown happiness

“No one is allowed to say this sucks”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Fearne Cotton
Life

Feeling demotivated? Watch Fearne Cotton’s reassuring chat with Alice Liveing

Because it’s hard to feel productive right now.

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Hollie Richardson
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Chloe Gray
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How boxing can keep you strong in lockdown (no gloves or punching bag required)

Channel your anger into shadow boxing and reap the full-body benefits.

A couple sat in bed working from home together, not able to spend time alone because of lockdown.
Mental Health

Why spending quality time alone is just as important as spending time with others

A new study has revealed how a lack of alone time can impact our wellbeing.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Woman sitting at a desk on her laptop
Careers

Advice on starting new a business in lockdown from 3 women who did it

They've been there, done that and got the T-shirt.

Posted by
Megan Murray
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A couple having a virtual date
Life

12 virtual date ideas for a socially distanced Valentine’s Day

For an extra special Zoom call.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Lockdown exercise guidelines and whether you can workout with a friend in England, explained.
Strong Women

“Can I exercise with a friend during lockdown?”

The latest government exercise guidelines, explained.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Fringes
Hair

How to pull off the perfect fringe at home and style it like a pro

The ultimate guide to cutting your own fringe at home and DIY styling advice from the pros

Posted by
Rebecca Cox
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Plank challenge: how to hold a plank for five minutes
Strong Women

“I tried the 5-minute plank challenge for 3 weeks – this is what happened”

One writer took on the ultimate core challenge.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Lauren Geall
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Why your motivation to socialise is at an all-time low right now

Are you dreading another Zoom call? Read this.

A jigsaw puzzle for adults
Life

19 of the best adult jigsaw puzzles to keep your mind busy in lockdown

Everyone’s favourite retro hobby just got a 21st century makeover.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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