Emojis: The choice is… yours

Whether you want to send a friend a hug, tell them you’re off swimming or announce you’re on holiday, there’s an emoji to help. Sharing a simple icon or picture can express your feelings, represent what you’re up to, and indicate if you’re with family, friends or the dog. Since the first emoji appeared on …

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Wake up and stretch

Why the ancient art of yoga is the ideal way to start your day and how it’s never too soon to get started Yoga is the harmonisation of the mind, body and soul. It is an art form that’s many thousands of years old – cave drawings show that yoga was practised more than 5000 …

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Tips for a good night’s sleep

Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark and quiet – there shouldn’t be any noise to disturb your sleep. Consider introducing soothing scents to help you to relax. Try to go to bed at about the same time every night so your body and mind know when to get ready to slow down. Avoid heavy …

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The colour of you

Discover how you can use colour to improve mood and outlook. Red Passionate, bold, adventurous, confident, exuberant, successful, motivated, energetic and optimistic. Red is stimulating and dynamic, but too much can be considered fiery and aggressive. Add a touch of red to boost your confidence and shake off laziness. Orange Flamboyant, enthusiastic, determined, sociable, lively, …

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Fantasy to fact

Don’t be fooled by the perfect photographs and seemingly happy lives people lead on social media. Appearances can be deceptive… Digital Deception Filters and phone-editing tools can magically turn an ordinary photograph into something extraordinary. You can remove a spot, whiten teeth and make your face look slimmer with the click of a button. #nofilter …

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Why start a journal?

It doesn’t judge, doesn’t laugh, doesn’t tell. It just listens – and then listens some more. Here’s why it’s a great idea to keep a journal! 1 It’s a great way to find your voice and build inner confidence, especially at times of great change, physically and emotionally. 2 If you are working towards a …

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Why silence is golden

While we might think we know what silence is, in a world of stress, technology and digital chatter, finding it can be a challenge. Silence helps create harmony within. Removing noise gives you time to think and contemplate, which can lead to a deeper, more balanced sense of wellbeing. Silence could have a big effect …

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10 free ways to exercise

10 free ways to exercise in 10 minutes or less We all know that exercise is really important, both for your physical health and for your mental wellbeing. Sometimes though, the thought of trekking to the gym or paying for an exercise class can be enough to put anyone off. Teen Breathe is here to …

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