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How to grow microgreens

What are microgreens? Microgreens, or sprouting seeds, are the little league of grow-your-own. These immature vegetables and herbs are harvested and eaten at the seedling stage. And because they’re not meant to grow into adult plants, they don’t need hours of sunlight or careful tending to grow well. In fact, they’re the ultimate in fast …

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How to do the shoelace yoga pose

What are the health benefits of the shoelace yoga pose? This pose supports hip mobility, works the muscles in the lower back, glutes and legs and stimulates the gallbladder and kidneys. It also helps to calm the mind. How to do the shoelace yoga pose Sit upright with your back straight and tall, your hips …

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How to develop your oracy skills

How oracy skills need to be developed and practised Alice Stott is director of programmes for Voice 21, the UK’s national charity for championing these skills. She says: ‘The art of speaking and listening, otherwise known as oracy, is made up of a set of skills which need to be explicitly taught and regularly practised.’ …

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How setting aside ‘worry time’ could help you to reduce your anxiety

Why you should schedule your ‘worry time’ Scheduling a short, regular worry time is one way to prevent negative thoughts from dominating the rest of your day. It’s a tool that’s sometimes used by health professionals to help people tackle their concerns and let their worries go. Catherine Hallissey, a chartered psychologist from the Republic …

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