Habits of Healthy Women – Healthy Happy –

While we love a lively debate about the latest in dietary science or the hot new , the truth is that great health isn’t so complicated. It all comes down to a few simple rules. Besides , eating fruits and and never smoking (you already knew that, right?), here’s what the healthiest women do every day. read more

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How to Avoid Occupational Health Hazards – Healthy Happy –

Next time you plop down at your desk, consider the ways your office space?where you’ll be spending the next eight-plus hours?might impact your body. “When you think about it, it’s frightening how little we know about how our work environments affect us,” says Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, an architect in Arlington, Va., who studies the link between design and human health. Everything from energy-efficient lighting to open floor plans has the potential to mess with your well-being. Here, leading experts highlight six dangers of the 21st-century office job and pitch their best tips to help you work smarter and feel better at the end of a (very) long day. read more

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A Smart Guide To Scary Chemicals – Healthy Happy –

“Scientists issue warning over chemicals in carpets, coats, cookware.” “chemicals in pizza boxes may be health risk.”

like these make you want to curl up on the sofa and never leave the house?except that couch! Chances are it’s loaded with , too. As a savvy, (and, OK, slightly worry-prone) woman, how are you supposed to function in a world where everything from the in to your ATM receipt could be poisoning you? read more

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Complete your War and Peace seduction by heading to St Petersburg

  • The BBC‘s six-part Sunday adaptation of War And Peace used St Petersburg for a backdrop in many of the scenes
  • The series makes a star of the Catherine Palace, a Rococo feast of a building, 15 miles south of the city centre
  • St Petersburg is also home the The Hermitage – the fabulous gallery housed in the former Winter Palace of the tsars 

With its sizzling slices of bed-hopping and aristocratic intrigue, the BBC’s six-part adaptation of War And Peace – now at its halfway stage – has certainly been helping to lift the January gloom. read more

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Mamma Mia!: How the feelgood movie hit of any summer became a dining sensation in Stockholm – with an Abba legend’s approval

  • Abba’s Greek-island film hit has been turned into a Swedish dinner show
  • Mamma Mia! The Party has taken over a former beer house in Stockholm
  • The show combines the band’s biggest tracks with a three-course feast

The barman has just tossed aside his apron to belt out Waterloo, and a waitress is sitting in the lap of the man opposite me, serenading him with Take A Chance On Me.

But that’s not the half of it. Sharing my table in a Greek taverna in the centre of Stockholm is Björn Ulvaeus, of Abba fame, and he’s swearing me to secrecy about something or other. read more

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