Five ways to beat the post-holiday blues

When all the excitement of your summer holiday is over, lots of us start to feel a little down. Try these pick-me-ups for a little boost when you get back to everyday life.

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The pre-holiday clean you’ll be so glad you did

After a long time away, it’s a relief to come back to a tidy home. Try this checklist of quick jobs to do before you go on holiday and reap the benefits later.

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Learn to paint and wallpaper like a pro

Homes expert Lynnette Peck shares the tricks of the trade so you can add DIY decorating to your repertoire

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Home & Garden

When it’s time to say goodbye to the family home

Leaving the house where you raised your children can be a wrench, but you can turn it into a positive, says Zelda West-Meads, Agony Aunt for You in the Mail on Sunday

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Skincare over 50

Skin changes with the passing years so what’s the secret to keep it looking good and healthy? Patsy Westcott brings you the skinny on our body’s largest organ

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Keep your laundry fragrant for longer

With these tips, your clothes will not only smell lovely, but you’ll shrink your laundry pile, too

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Why May’s bank holidays should equal more ‘me time’

Our celebrity editor, Carol Vorderman, says long weekends should remind us to put work on the back burner and be a little selfish. Hear, hear.

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Seek the unique: where to find stunning pieces for your home

Lynnette Peck explores the creative variety of enthusiastic interiors collectors and stockists across the UK – all making shopping for the home a real pleasure.

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Home & Garden

Six pieces of advice for first-time grandparents

Becoming a grandparent for the very first time can be magical, scary, fun… and at times overwhelming. Here’s how to make the transition with ease.

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Our six favourite smells of summer

As life blooms around us, so too do some of our favourite summer smells. We think you can guess what’s on our number one spot, but what about the rest?

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Five steps to a successful sleepover with the grandkids

Got the grandchildren coming over to stay the night? Here’s how to make sure it goes without a hitch…

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Five things you should pass down to your children

You can pass on more than just good genes to your kids with these five sentimental suggestions.

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Being mum when wedding bells chime

Zelda West-Meads weighs up the pros and cons of travelling with your other half or with your whole brood.

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Holidays: two’s company, or with the family crowd?

Zelda West-Meads weighs up the pros and cons of travelling with your other half or with your whole brood.

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Why Mother’s Day means so much to me

Carol Vorderman on celebrating Mother’s Day as a single “menopausal Mumma” (and 56-year-old daughter)

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Four ways to bring the outdoors in

If you’re desperate for spring to get started already so you can get outside, why not bring the great outdoors to you?

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25 great places to visit if you dream of living by the coast

Whether you’re already planning your summer break, or you’re seriously contemplating retiring to sunnier shores, these gorgeous coastal spots will have you booking those plane tickets…

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Life in the empty nest

Zelda West-Meads, agony aunt for You magazine in the Mail on Sunday, looks at the joys of newfound freedom, even when you miss the kids

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Let your home pay for your next holiday

Letting out a room or doing a house swap has never been easier, says Daniela Soave

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Lifestyle & Culture

Sharing your wisdom, listening back

Zelda West-Meads, agony aunt for You magazine in the Mail on Sunday offers her insights on how best to help your children when they have babies of their own

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