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Why you shouldn’t want to always be happy

True happiness is important to our wellbeing – but only as part of the whole suite of emotions that humans naturally feel from day to day.

Eat healthy…and help fight climate change

New research shows that healthier people mean not only less disease but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions from health care.

Food

Chickpea shakshuka

This classic Middle Eastern dish is spicy, hearty, uses inexpensive and healthy ingredients and can be made in a single pan. What’s not to love!?

Harmony juice

Perfect for when you’re feeling hot and bothered (and not necessarily with the weather!).

GMOs

Is Roundup killing our honeybees?

Evidence is growing of a link between the world’s most widely used herbicide – Roundup – and Colony Collapse Disorder in bees. Is there a human health threat too?

Q&A: Why should I worry about non-food GMOs?

It’s a question that needs to be asked: if you don’t eat them are GMOs OK? The answer is definitely NO!

Health Tips

Health Check: four reasons to have another cup of coffee

If you like coffee there are reasons to be cheerful – and reasons to be cautious. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits and risks of one of the world’s favourite drinks.

Natural treatments for acne

From honey face masks to essential oil massage blends, facial steams and compresses – here are some of our favorite alternatives ot help keep your skin clear.

Herbs

Herbal relief: Pregnancy and birth

Several herbs can help relieve uncomfortable symptoms that are common to pregnancy and birth. Here’s what you can – and can’t – use.

Herbal relief: Women’s health

Herbal remedies have a long history of use in treating a range of discomforts and health problems that women experience throughout their lives.

Life Lessons

Change your life: Busy vs. Productive

There’s a very clear distinction between being ‘busy’ and being ‘productive’ – can you spot it in your own life?

Change your life: Emotional bank account

A thought for ‘Blue Monday’: Depression is just one of many things that can result from a denial of the interdependent nature of our relationships.

Q and A

Q&A: prebiotics or probiotics?

What you need to know about the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and how they can both benefit and nurture optimum health.

Q&A: Does burnt food give you cancer?

From flame grilled blackened meat to burnt toast, acrylamide can form in our food when exposed to extreme high temperatures. But just how dangerous is it?