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  1. Digital detox

    Are you constantly connected? Do you sleep right next to your smartphone and repeatedly check your emails, text, tweet and update your social media? Wherever you go does the persistent trill of notifications follow you about? Then there's scrolling through newsfeeds, keeping up to date with celebrit

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  2. Pelvic floor exercises - a workout for your vagina

    Vaginas are pretty impressive. This muscular tube leading from the genitals to the cervix goes through a lot in the course of a lifetime. From periods, to sex, to childbirth, it fulfils a variety of functions. It's a hardy pathway of muscles that's for sure, but having babies, the menopause and obes

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  3. How to be more optimistic

    Are you a glass half empty kind of person? Do you imagine the worse case scenario? 'It's bound to rain when I go on holiday', or 'I'm not going to get that new job'. Or do you tend to look on the bright side of life and feel that things will always work out just fine? 'I won't need my umbrella' or '

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  4. What every woman should know about sleep problems

    You are in a comfortable bed, it's quiet, it's dark, but you still can't get to sleep. The more you think about needing to sleep the more awake you feel. Sounds familiar? A third of us experience insomnia, which is the most common sleep problem. Women are more prone to it than men. It may be hard fo

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  5. Top 12 energy boosters

    Does your step need a little more spring? Everyone gets a little low on energy at times. You may not be totally exhausted, rather just doing things without your usual vitality. If that sounds familiar take a look at our 12 top ways to give yourself a boost. It might feel like you haven't even got th

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  6. Why am I always so tired? Top 15 causes of fatigue

    Do you jump out of bed in the morning invigorated, ready to start the new day, or crawl out from under the covers already looking forward to going back to bed? If it’s the latter, you’re not alone. It’s easy to blame the lives we lead. With work commitments, childcare and household chores to cope wi

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  7. Symptoms and treatment of vaginal dryness

    Many women experience vaginal dryness. It has a variety of causes and can happen at any age, but is much more common during and after menopause. Thankfully there are plenty of options to give relief from vaginal dryness. The first step is finding out what's causing the discomfort. Vaginal dryness, o

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  8. Talking to your partner about vaginal dryness

    Talking about vaginal dryness isn't always easy. It can be a tricky issue to discuss with your partner as it may be awkward to talk about such an intensely personal matter. Vaginal dryness can also be a sensitive subject as it is inextricably linked with your sex life and desire. By talking about it

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  9. Foods that help you fight PMS

    Can changing your diet help manage symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, or PMS? The term PMS is used to describe a whole host of symptoms that some women experience in the week or two running up to their monthly period. These can include sore and swollen breasts, mood swings, tiredness, food cravings

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  10. Solutions for 10 common gynaecology problems

    Many women believe private parts should remain simply that – private. That's not going to help if you have a potential problem. If there's a reluctance to talk about what's going on down below it can lead to unnecessary pain, discomfort and stress. There are a lot of myths and rumour surrounding gyn

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