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Wellness

Sober October: five women on how giving up booze changed their lives

A clear head, better sleep and renewed energy levels... are you sober curious?

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Pint? Anyone? The big problem men have with keeping friends

When Max Dickins got engaged to his girlfriend, he realised he had no one to be his best man. He soon learned that he wasn’t the only bloke with a friendship issue

Travel

The wild magic of Namibia is captured at the Serra Cafema camp

Melissa Twigg finds luxury (and a bit of fairy dust) in one of the most unforgiving deserts on the planet

Travel

October escape! Where to go for some (last-minute) half-term sun

Can the same break keep both parents and children happy? Juliana Piskorz has the chicest spots with water parks aplenty

Travel

Domes Noruz Chania: an adults-only wellness paradise in Crete

The five-star resort is an architecture haven, with striking two-floor rooms with their own private plunge pools, jacuzzis and outdoor baths. Katie Strick checks in

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Puente Romano: family-friendly but still luxurious

Where models and premiership footballers rub shoulders with families — Lucy Tobin finds there is something for everyone at Puente Romano

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Cost of living crisis: three simple steps to financial wellbeing

As the cost of living crisis bites, chartered financial planner Emma Fielding shares simple ways to take back control of your finances that will leave you feeling more empowered: from learning your ‘money mindset’ to the easy ways to create a budget

Travel

Villa Le Blanc: a serene, sustainable oasis on the Menorcan coast

Emma Loffhagen checks in to Gran Melia’s first carbon neutral prototype

Health & Fitness

The best new fitness classes to try now

New season, new routine. From low-impact HIIT workouts to Pilates’ sweaty new big sister, Juliana Piskorz has a guide to the smartest fitness classes to book this autumn

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Summer isn’t over! 10 late hotel breaks in Europe

Avoid the hordes (and plummeting temperatures) with an autumn getaway. From Ischia to Montenegro, Lucy Halfhead selects the best

Travel

Pace by Peligoni — a balanced wellness retreat in secluded Zakynthos

Breathwork, yoga and sound healing overlooking the sparkling Ionian sea. Rosie Fitzmaurice checks in to Greece’s hottest new wellness retreat

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Best tennis shoes for men

High performance tennis shoes for men on all court surfaces

Travel

Postcards from royal tours: Queen Elizabeth’s world travel in pictures

From Australia to Abu Dhabi, Nigeria to Nepal, Her Majesty toured the globe on behalf of the Crown

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Thérèse Coffey’s views on abortion are deeply concerning and dangerous

The new health secretary’s views and voting record on reproductive rights should worry us all, says Claire Cohen

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My youngest child is starting school — welcome to my nervous breakdown

As children head back to the classroom for a new term, it’s a fresh start for mother-of-three Sarah Hesz too. But she’s not sure how she feels about that.

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