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6 Essential Lockdown Listens For Kids

Discover how to find the best online story-time for your children.

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8 Great Things To Listen To Now

The last year has seen an explosion in excellent new audio. These podcasts, radio shows and Instagram Live Videos will while away the hours.

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Mindfulness & Meditation Websites and Apps for 2021

Stay strong throughout the pandemic by looking after your mind with the best mindfulness and meditation apps for this year.

CHILDREN

19 Ways To Encourage Sensory, Messy or Imaginative Play

These toys will fire your little ones’ imaginations and stimulate their senses.

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How To Get The Book You Wrote In Lockdown Published

Writing: we’re all at it in these locked down days. Here’s how to see your work in print.

LIFESTYLE

Why Are Nutrition & Fresh Air So Important When You Get Covid-19

How to harness the power of nature and nutrition to help your immune system fight winter bugs.

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7 Of The Best Gadgets And Apps To Beat Insomnia

Accursed sleeplessness be gone! Get a good night’s sleep with these digital aids to slumber.

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9 Of The Most Romantic Movies For Valentine’s Day

This year, why not mark February 14 with a heart-warming dose of schmaltz?

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GWG Book Club: The Truants By Kate Weinberg

Get lost in this absorbing Christie-reminiscent page-turning novel.

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Best Bits: Top 9 Freddie Mercury Clips On YouTube

Thirty years after his death, we look back on fascinating footage of the Queen frontman and arguably rock’s greatest-ever showman.

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8 Of The Best Things To Watch On TV Now

It’s winter. It’s lockdown. Don’t fight the urge to lose yourself in some excellent television.

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5 Of The Best Online Shops For Prescription Glasses

E-Opticians are officially a thing. Presenting our top five brands for buying specs from home using AR-tech.

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12 Great Audiobooks To Listen To In Lockdown

Sitting comfortably? Download these tomes on Audible for entertainment, education, erudition and enlightenment.

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10 Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Use

Worried about plastic affecting wildlife and the environment? Check out these 10 simple ways you can reduce single-use plastic and help the planet.

CHILDREN

8 Guilt-Free Resources For Primary-School Children

Ease the pain of homeschooling with these websites, apps and channels.

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Instagram Hero Of The Week: @photosofbritain

Feel inspired by the beauty beyond our doorsteps, courtesy of a feed dedicated to the most picturesque places in the country.

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Annie Sloan Collaborates With Charleston

Get crafty thanks to Annie Sloan’s collaboration with Charleston Farmhouse, home of the Bloomsbury Set.

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Who To Follow To Eat For Your Microbiome

These grids are great places for learning about gut-friendly food.

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7 Sites You Need To Know When Adopting A Rescue Dog

Adopting a rescue pup? Arm yourself with all the info your need courtesy of these knowledge-packed sites.

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11 Travel Influencers To Follow On Insta

Feed your thirst for travel by following these Instagram travel influencers and get ideas for your next adventure.

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Instagram Hero Of The Week: @holeandcorner

Get lost in this beautiful grid, which extols the power and beauty of craftmanship.

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7 Body Positive Instagram Feeds to Follow

Celebrate yourself – and the movement to rejoice in real bodies at every size – with these motivational feeds.

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Instagram Hero Of The Week: @tim.spector

We salute the OBE-garlanded go-to scientist for microbiome health, and architect of the COVID symptom tracker app.

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The Hottest Picks of 2020

We look back on the extraordinary year that was 2020 through the prism of those most recommended podcasts, apps and sites that helped get us through.

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Team GWG’s 2020 Lockdown Saviours

2020 was tough and this year looks to be similarly challenging. These were the folk who helped get us through.

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18 Heart-Warming Movies To Stream This Christmas

Great films are always an integral part of Christmas, and never more so than in 2020. Check out our favourites to stream.

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7 Truly Uplifting Podcasts

Is your 25 December looking quiet this year? These podcasts are sure to raise your spirits.

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What To Watch On TV This Christmas

From movies on Netflix to Call the Midwife’s Christmas Special, we’ve got your festive viewing all lined up.

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Gifts For Online Learning

Start the New Year learning a new skill or craft. We pick some of the best courses on offer.

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Where To Volunteer Or Donate This Christmas

2020 has been quite a year for charities and there has never been a time that help and/or donations have been more welcome.

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How To Deck The Halls With Flowers, Aesme Flower Studio Style

Jess Lister and Alexandra Nutting, the sisters behind Aesme, show us how to use flowers to decorate for Christmas.

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Instagram Hero Of The Week: @dennissevershouse

Awaken ghosts of Christmas past via Dennis Severs House’s beautiful little squares.

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7 Sites To Virtually Visit Father Christmas As Grottos Close For 2020

Book your video call with the man in red here: Father Christmas goes Zoom.

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The Most Magical Books To Read With Children This Christmas

Whether it’s the story of the nativity or a beautifully illustrated morality tale, these are the books to buy for and read with children.

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Take 5: Our Favourite Instagram Influencers

Check out these cool fashion accounts. Frankly, we’re obsessed.

WELLBEING

7 Ayurvedic Brands To Know

Meet the brands bringing Ayurvedic principles into their products.

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8 Virtual Carol Concerts To Sing Along With And Support

This Christmas, sing your heart out and support vital causes from the comfort of your sofa.

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Instagram Hero Of The Week: @katherine.rundell

The little squares filled by the exceptionally brilliant children’s writer are little shots of pure joy.