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Advice, tips and lifetsyle features aimed at parents, children and families.

How to navigate marital difficulties

Marriage can be a difficult union to sustain. Even those that may appear from the outside perfectly harmonious have their fair share of difficulties and disputes. Some can reach points of crisis that require expert mediation. And not all marriages last, as we know from statistics, which put the divorce rate in the UK at roughly 50%. In this article, we’ll examine your options if you’re...

These are the best ways to make your party terrifyingly brilliant

How To Plan A Frighteningly Good Adult Halloween Party!

Halloween isn’t just for the kids. If they get to go out trick or treating, getting dressed up and having fun – why can’t the adults do something similar? This year is the perfect time to host your own frighteningly good Halloween party.

With searches for “Halloween games to play at home” seeing a 3,450% increase in the last year and “Halloween themed food” seeing a 400% increase,...

A new wave of savvy brides on a budget have emerged and have turned to renting their wedding dresses

Four out of ten brides to be would hire a wedding dress

Your big day can be one of the most expensive events you’ll ever throw in your life, especially with the UK couples spending on average an eye-watering £27,000 on their nuptials.

This has prompted a new wave of savvy brides on a budget to turn to renting their wedding dresses instead of forking out on a frock they will wear only once.

In fact, UK waste prevention company...

A hard-hitting new book has been released which empowers teenagers to speak out against injustice

Angelina Jolie and Amnesty publish hard-hitting book on children's rights

Angelina Jolie and Amnesty International have joined forces to create a powerful resource for children and young people to learn about their rights, with the publication of a hard-hitting new book which empowers teenagers to speak out against injustice.

Know Your Rights and Claim Them is written for children and is informed by them. It explains what child rights are, how they came in...

The modern dating landscape can be a minefield at times

Researchers reveal top body language signs to look at on your first date

The modern dating landscape can be a minefield at times, so wouldn't it be great if you knew how your date felt about you without having to ask?

Ahead of the new ITV2 show Ready To Mingle, which is set to start in September, the research team at Busuu has identified telltale body language signs to look out for on a first date.

A person's body language can hold thousands of...

Top 10 most popular bridesmaids dress colours overall

Make your bridesmaids happy on your wedding day by considering Rust Blush and Blue

Making any plans over the past year was harder than ever and so organising a wedding was no exception. With travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines constantly changing, the 2019-20 wedding season was extra chaotic. For many, this meant either postponing their big day by a year or two or going ahead with a ceremony smaller than planned.

Luckily, normality seems to be...

The Dublin accent is the most attractive accent across the UK and Ireland

The Dublin accent is the most attractive accent across the UK and Ireland

The Dublin accent is the most attractive accent across the UK and Ireland, according to a new survey by leading coffee retailer Coffee Friend.

The research comes as Love Island fever grips viewers once again and people gear up for a summer of romance.

More than half of people (58%) found the Irish voice attractive, with only 13% finding it unattractive.

The Scottish...

kid brushing teeth

Everything You Need To Know About Children's Toothpaste

Tooth decay is not only painful, but it can cause infinite amounts of problems. Untreated, it can cause sleep loss, infection, problems with eating and speaking, and disruption to school. What’s more surprising is that it is one of the most prevalent conditions that children face in the world.

Unlike some diseases, tooth decay affects the most deprived in society more than anyone...

A third of people planning to recreate an event or occasion they missed because of lockdown

Over half of Brits planning to ‘recreate’ a birthday for themselves or a loved one

After over a year of restrictions and lockdowns, fun-loving Brits are desperate to celebrate, with nearly a third of people planning to recreate an event or occasion they missed out on due to the pandemic in the coming months. 

The research, carried out by CEWE , Europe’s largest photo printing company, found this increased further amongst 18–34-year-olds, with 41% of people in this...

42% of people say they feel pressured to have an Instagram worthy day

Wedding costs increased by a massive £12,000 in 5 years

Now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted and we're in the height of summer in the UK, the number of weddings taking place has skyrocketed.

Holly Andrews, Managing Director at KIS Finance and personal finance expert shares 8 clever ways to cut the price of your post lockdown wedding!

There has always been pressure to have the perfect wedding day. However, in recent...

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