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Anita Rani Channel 4 Parenting

Anita Rani: Miscarriage is still such a taboo subject

Parenting is one of those subjects that everyone has opinions on, from the food we should be feeding kids to how we discipline them. And now there’s a brand-new show on Channel 4 in which mums and dads can compete to prove their way is how everyone should do it.

Each episode of Britain’s Best Parent? will see three different sets of parents showcase their individual parenting...

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Film fans want to be quarantined with Dwayne Johnson

Film fans might currently not be able to enjoy big screen blockbusters during lockdown but they’re certain about which movie legend would help make social isolation a bit more bearable.

Cinemagoers from the South-west would choose Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, as their favourite lockdown partner, according to a study by Showcase Cinemas.

In a nationwide poll, Showcase fans...

Bad food habits in lockdown

Two-thirds of UK public has no plans to shake off bad lockdown habits

Britain is set to emerge unhealthier from lockdown, with four out of five people (81%) reporting an increase in harmful habits, including smoking, poor diet and staying up late. Yet only a third (31%) of those surveyed plan to shake off their new habits after lockdown, according to a YouGov survey, by self-care app and website Your.MD .

According to leading behavioural...

Zoom calls with family and friends

Sick of Zoom? How to avoid people even though (technically) you have nothing to do

Life in lockdown has meant online socialising. Whether we connect via Zoom, Skype, Houseparty or other apps and sites, we’re talking to our loved ones and colleagues on video chats.

For many, it’s exhausting. And some seriously fatigued folk are booked into calls on a daily basis. But how can you avoid it?

After all, it’s not like cancelling your plans for a night out. The...

luxury home with swimming pool

The top five celebrity houses Brits want to self-isolate in 

One of the UK’s leading luxury homeware marketplaces has revealed the celebrity homes Brits wish they could self-isolate in the most, with the Beckhams’ £31.5m Holland Park property topping the list. 4,000 members of the British public were asked which celebrity homes they’d most like to spend the lockdown period in, and discovered David and Victoria Beckham’s London townhouse was the most...

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Virtual party guide launched as more than 600,000 children set to miss out on birthday celebrations during lockdown 

An online children’s gift list platform has revealed that more than 600,000* children under the age of 14 are set to miss out on birthday celebrations due to the Covid-19 lockdown. A survey has revealed parents spend an average of £150 on children’s birthday parties, saving families more than £103 million during the current 3-week isolation period. Following the announcement, 62% of parents...

Date Night in Lockdown

Eight date night ideas if you’re separated from your partner right now

For couples torn apart by lockdown, romance has probably slipped down the agenda, but there’s no reason date night should follow events and sporting calendars out the window.

Here are a few ideas for staying connected in your relationship, and turning nice nights out into romantic nights in…

1. Go on a walk together

In these domestic days, every moment outside is...

Beauty Tips Olivia and Alex Bowen

Love Island’s Olivia and Alex Bowen’s lockdown beauty essentials

Everyone’s beauty routines have changed in lockdown. Without salons, many of us have turned to DIY treatments at home – including Love Island stars Olivia and Alex Bowen.

“I’ve actually quite enjoyed lockdown, I won’t lie – I’ve been taking this time to enjoy being home and being with each other,” says Olivia during Superdrug’s ‘Super Together’ virtual series.

She’s even...

Man in garden

Eight ways your garden can make you feel better during lockdown

There’s never been a better time to have a garden, as outdoor space means you can at least enjoy some fresh air and greenery while staying at home during lockdown.

And the benefits don’t just apply to avid gardeners – new research shows spending time in the garden may be beneficial for overall health and psychological wellbeing, whether you’re gardening or just relaxing.

The...

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From banana bread to TikTok: ten signs you’ve become a lockdown cliché

Life has inextricably changed since lockdown began. With pubs closed, offices shut and life as we know it on hold, it’s safe to say we’re all adapting to our ‘new normal’ together.

But even in uncertain times, annoying micro trends still manage to prevail, and there are particular things that everyone seems to be doing.

Yep, it’s still possible to be a massive cliché – even...

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