Beauty

Vatican condemns plastic surgery

Mary Ward   Cosmetic surgery may harm women's acceptance of themselves, a Vatican paper prepared for a meeting on the role of women says.

Gwyneth Paltrow advises women to 'steam-clean' their vaginas

Megan Blandford   Gwyneth’s at it again, this time raving about the benefits of steam-cleaning her vagina.

New York women flaunting their assets to win 'best butt' contest

Nedahl Stelio   New York women are sticking their butts out to be ahead of the curve, in a competition offering $2500 for having the best, most voluptuous booty in town.

Wellbeing

Why women's bodies love time off alcohol

Paula Goodyer 12:00 AM   Thanks to Febfast, Dry July and Ocsober we’re getting used to the idea of a month long holiday from alcohol. But what about the health benefits of taking more regular mini-breaks from wine, beer and spirits – like the two alcohol free days a week that are often recommended to help reduce the risks of drinking?

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The skinny on Isagenix

Imagine a company that claims its products can help you lose weight, have more energy and make money at the same time?

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Early exercise found to help weight loss

Sarah Berry   Getting up and at ‘em may mean more than just extra hours in your day.

Home & Style

New study reveals how you should stack your dishwasher

Livia Gamble   Instead of making our lives easier the dishwasher, and how to stack it, can drive a domestic wedge between couple and housemates.

Five easy tips to add value to your home

C. Mitchell   You’ve given your body an overhaul as part of your new year’s resolution – why not do the same for your living space?

DIY: Upcycled salt and pepper shakers

Livia Gamble   The Etsy Blog show you how to upcycle old salt and pepper shakers.

Life

Oldest children are more responsible but younger siblings are funnier

Jessica Sier   New research has found first-borns consider themselves more successful and organised, while youngest siblings think they're funnier and more relaxed.

Woman falls off cliff after proposal from boyfriend

Jessica Sier   So ecstatic was one Bulgarian woman at receiving a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, that she stumbled, fell from a cliff and died in Ibiza.

Two questions can determine whether your relationship will last

Sarah Berry   Are you a 'master of love' or a 'disaster of love'? The answer may determine what you bring to a loving relationship.

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