Most of us rejoice at the start of summer, but there is one serious downfall: depilation - and lots of it. A woman's legs and armpits amounts to around 78,000 hair follicles.
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What’s that noise? It’s a health threat, that’s what! Kate Whiting finds out more... We live in an age of near-constant background noise. Think about it - when was the last time you couldn’t hear a single thing? I mean total silence. Not even the hum from the fridge. Hard to remember isn’t it? We are so used to our ears being assaulted, by everything from yappy dogs to screeching fire engines, that we often don’t consciously register them. But, added together, these sounds could have a life-threatening impact on our health. Recent studies have shown direct links between high levels of noise pollution and conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure, low birth weight in babies, insomnia and bigger waistlines. So what are the main culprits?
Most people look forward to the summer months, but if you’re a postie it’s a scary time as that’s when dogs are more likely to attack, writes Susan Welsh
The runways have spoken: summer’s biggest hair trends are all about effortless flirty femininity. With festival season almost upon us, celebrity hairstylist and style director at the Daniel Galvin salon (Mayfair) Asgar Saboo shares with us his favourite no-fuss festival hairstyles to keep it cool and chic during this bustling season.
In 2008 Jack Carr heard two words that would change his life drastically. Words that until that point didn’t mean much to him as a 14-year-old boy.
If you’re looking for longer, sexy tresses this season without the effort of clipping in all those extensions then look no further. Secret to the stars and the perfect tool for those of us who seek instant glamour in a snap, the Sleek Hair Couture Luxury Half Wig collection (RRP £35) is made of 100% premium tongable synthetic hair and totally unnoticeable when fitted.
Poor love rats - it’s not a man’s fault if he strays, it’s the woman’s, according to American life coach Linda Joyce.
Desperate to shift some pounds?
Does fertility really “fall off a cliff at 35” as Kirstie Allsopp has claimed, or is that utterly inconceivable?
Fans travelling to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil have been urged to worry about their personal health and safety - some of the biggest risks they face come from common insect bites, poor sanitation and person-to-person contact
Kick off the World Cup carnival spirit via your cosmetics. Lisa Haynes unveils the Brazilian-inspired star players
Whether it's the park, garden or down in the woods, the outdoors works wonders for wellbeing - especially for kids, writes Abi Jackson.
Most new mums suffer from baby blues and are hugely aware of postnatal depression (PND). It’s a serious condition and while getting to grips with a brand new life stage and enjoying the freedom of maternity leave, it’s not uncommon to worry about or suffer from PND.
Summer is here and that means peely-wally Scots everywhere shedding their clothes whenever the sun makes an appearance...
Don't have time for exercise and relaxation? Well step away from the smartphone or laptop and you'll be surprised what you can achieve, says Lynsey Charleston
Seven months ago Chris Stewart was 22 stone and exhausted just walking to the fridge. Now having lost more than seven stone he has been given a new lease of life.
Take action now and smoother flesh could be yours for summer. The P&J's YL magazine declares war on the dreaded orange peel effect
We don’t need any encouragement when it comes to brewing up. But as yet another study hints at the health-boosting benefits of tea, Lisa Salmon stirs up support for the humble cuppa
If Danielle Lineker, wife of Match Of The Day host, Gary, imagined she'd be more likely to set the pace of their life because she's 19 years his junior, she was mistaken.
Cancer survival rates in the UK are better than ever. But, as the tragic death of tennis star Elena Baltacha shows, there's still a long way to go
Remember how much fun you had playing chase as a youngster, or mastering those skipping rope routines during school lunch breaks? As well as being enjoyable, these childhood activities were a great way of getting our blood pumping and stretching the limbs too - so why not revisit them as an adult?
Are you due a trip to the dentist? Many of us are guilty of neglecting our dental health but, as celebrity dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye explains, regular check-ups are vital
Some people can’t lose weight - because they don’t really want to, an expert claimed this week.
"Don't waste the best bit"; something many of us recognise from childhood. But are you aware of the parts of fruit and vegetables which we commonly discard but contain huge health benefits?
What would you do if someone collapsed in front of you? Would you take action like bus driver Shane Mitchell did when passenger Allan Mclean suffered a heart attack onboard his vehicle in February?
Ten months ago Paul Squire had a heart attack. Aged 42, years of neglect, complacency and idleness had taken their toll. Since last summer he has been fighting back.
FIVE SIMPLE WAYS TO GET BIKINI READY THIS SUMMER
Situated in an idyllic rural landscape overlooking the sparkling waters of the Caledonian Canal, the Victorian residents of Inverness would have been impressed by the grand bay-windowed sandstone building being built.
Dogs are well known for their superior sense of smell, which is estimated to be at least a thousand times more sensitive than humans’.
Is your summer holiday looming scarily near? Looking into ways to get your body ready for that teeny weeny bikini you have had your eye on? Well look no further! Laurence Beeken, Food Information Executive at Weight Loss Resources shares his top, achievable tips.