How to be a super swimmer

Swimming is a full body exercise and one of the best ways of keeping your body – and mind – happy and healthy. It’s also a great way to get some vital ‘me’ time when you can escape the pressures of school, family, friends and social media. But, truth be told, it can get get …

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How to give a thoughtful gift

Don’t focus on the price tag when you want to mark a friend’s birthday or say thank you for a kind gesture. Instead, get creative and think about a different set of values… Buy a blank card This allows you to think about what you really want to say and compose your own message. Use …

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Better body image

How to improve self-esteem and body image 1 Accept your amazing self and stop comparing your features to other people’s This is you – unique, wonderful you – and your body, face and glow. In real life, very few people fit into the airbrushed, picture-perfect ideal in the media, so instead of worrying what’s wrong …

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Train your brain

Science has shown you can control your happiness by ‘forcing yourself’ to feel positive emotions. How? You create more positive experiences. There are several ways to do this: 1- Positive thinking Repeating upbeat, optimistic phrases such as ‘I will succeed’, ‘I’m not afraid’, ‘I am intelligent’ and ‘I am beautiful’ can lead to more happy …

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Dealing with cyberbullies

What can you do if you’re threatened online? Picture the scene: you happily post a new photo of yourself on Instagram only to find a few hours later that someone has made mean and hurtful comments and shared it. They’ve edited it with weird filters, added cruel words or emojis, or turned it into a …

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Let’s talk about stress

Family upheaval, exams, broken friendships, new school, money worries. They’re all different situations, but they have one thing in common – they bring mental or emotional strains or tension, otherwise known as stress. Most people will experience this at some point in their lives and a certain amount can be healthy, but there can be …

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Succulents for starters

An indoor windowsill is the perfect spot to grow some succulent plants. Why succulents? With just a bit of care and attention, they’ll thrive – they’ll even withstand some neglect. Even better, they come in a range of sizes, shapes and colours, offering plenty of scope to relax and unwind as you put together creative …

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