Christmas may be different this year, but there are still presents to buy and the house to decorate. If trying to get everything right is overwhelming, give yourself a break with these top tips.
Love it or loathe it, technology has become an essential part of life, but it can also play a role in wellbeing. There are dozens of apps available that can help you feel calm – something we could all do with in December. For a Zen Christmas, try an app like Calm, Headspace or Buddhify.
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Wild walks in WILTSHIRE
Whether roaming across rare wildlife havens or rambling among ancient, sacred stone sculptures, you’re spoilt for choice
‘I'm delighted my daughter is now in NEIGHBOURS!'
Jason Donovan opens up about family life, and why he’s proud to be one of the few over-50s taking part in Dancing on Ice
There’s room for the nation’s favourite in every garden, big or small, and now’s a great time to plant them
It started with only one lost dog in the woods...
Create this pretty patterned tablecloth with a homemade stamp
End of THE LINE
Dazzling, handsome James was on the other side of the platform – and I couldn’t even look him in the eye
A fresh START
Three women reveal why they swapped their conventional day jobs for a new and exciting career
Is It A Cold... Or Covid?
Is your cough just a harmless winter bug? Or is it something more serious? Here’s what to watch for and what to do
Simple steps to control ANXIETY
Worried about how much you worry? Use these easy expert breathing and meditation techniques for a calmer, happier life
‘I'm pleased that summer is just a distant memory'
This week’s columnist: Arthur Smith
Sculpting the Future of Southern Style
A photographer and storyteller outlines fresh Southern design schemes that challenge outdated ideas and deepen personal connections through creativity and authenticity.
Liz “Snorkel” Thomas HIKING ICON
Thomas has thru-hiked more than 20 long trails, including the Pacific Crest, Continental Divide and Appalachian Trails (the Triple Crown). On top of that, she set a fastest known time on the AT for an unsupported woman and has completed dozens of urban thru-hikes as well. This issue, she joins Backpacker as a contributing editor. Here’s some of Thomas’s best advice and insight fed by more than 20,000 trail miles.
Fire and Ice
Find alpine bliss halfway through this snowshoe beneath an active volcano on Artist Point Trail in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington.
9 Proven Benefits of Quercetin
Research shows that quercetin, a type of antioxidant found in plant foods such as leafy greens, berries, and broccoli, can help manage numerous health problems, from heart disease and blood vessel problems to allergies and chronic fatigue.
WHEN TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN and How to Find One That's Right for You
YOUR PHYSICIAN is one of the most essential people in your life when it comes to your health.
How a Philanthropic Darling Became Political Scandal
A Canadian development charity courted celebrities, enlisted legions of schoolchildren to raise funds, and built a new, commerce-fueled model of philanthropy. Then a Covid relief deal got people asking who was benefiting most
Living In Gratitude
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”—William Arthur Ward
Handloading Harder, Denser Shot
The Evolution of Tungsten Shot
Screening, Vaccinations Help Fight Cervical Cancer
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and an important time of year to raise awareness about the importance of cervical health screenings for women.
Celebrating Cervical Cancer Awareness Month With the Facts