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Fika, Umarmen, Hygge: Scandi wellness trends explained

Had it up to here with hygge? Emma Markezic tests a handful of other wellbeing philosophies in her quest to find the next Euro logic to live by. Photo: iStock They’re an innovative bunch, the Scandinavians. Do you know where your pants would be without them? Around your ankles, most likely because a Swedish guy invented the modern-day zipper. Yep, they’re pretty inventive, not to mention efficient, so it’s no wonder we’re climbing over ourselves to mimic Scandi minimalism in order to be more like the ‘happiest region on the…

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‘What I’ve learnt about being a widow at 23’

“I am not a naturally happy person. If I’m honest, I don’t really believe that naturally happy people exist.” Photos: Supplied I am not a naturally happy person. If I’m honest, I don’t really believe that naturally happy people exist. In my experience—including ten years’ worth of research for my book, The World is a Nice Place; How to Overcome Adversity Joyfully—those individuals who remain buoyant, even in the most turbulent waters, are simply better equipped with coping mechanisms to help them to ride the waves rather than sinking. They…

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Steph Claire Smith: New Year’s resolution revealed

It’s surprisingly low-key.  Image: Instagram @stephclairesmith According to the myBody+Soul dictionary, the definition of stunning is: Steph Claire Smith. No arguments. At only 24-years-old, she’s already slaying the world as a model, brand ambassador for Clinique and Adidas, co-founder of fitness program Keep It Cleaner, and has just launched her sunglass brand, Soda Shades, with her boyfriend, Josh. But despite being in the spotlight 24/7, she’s hands-down the most low-key, humble person. While our New Year’s resolutions consisted of unrealistic goals like giving up sugar, limiting our UberEats spending, saying…

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Job will pay you to cycle across Europe and Africa

Travel for four months without having to spend a cent.  Image: iStock If you’re a videographer – amateur or pro – firstly, boy are we jealous of you, and secondly, well we’re just jealous again. Why? Because you can apply for what is possibly the best internship in the world. TDA Global Cycling is on the hunt for a videographer to bike around Europe and Africa with other cyclists for four months to produce videos of all locations travelled along the journey – all expenses paid. Yep, the company says…

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Michelle Jenneke: Weird pre-race rituals explained

Photos: Instagram @mjenneke93 Ahead of her Commonwealth Games events in April, we asked Michelle Jenneke if we’ll be seeing the pre-race dance that earnt her viral status in 2012. (The routine, if you recall it, clocked up a cool 27 million views – and counting.) In fact, you might have noticed at the Winter Olympics – or any televised sporting event, prior – it’s not unusual for sports stars to have a ‘ritual’ of sorts, before they compete. As we’ve previously reported, “Usain Bolt points to the sky before breaking…

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Is love on the cards?

Our myBody+Soul astrologer on your ideal date and the star sign you’re most compatible with. Photo: iStock Follow Natasha on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @astrotash or visit her site www.astrotash.com. ARIES (21 March – 19 April) Picture: Supplied. Aries.Source:BodyAndSoul Venus, the planet of love, is quietly making it’s way through your zone of relaxation, creating the perfect excuse to put your feet up and be pampered by your partner. Indulging in a candlelit bubble bath together or giving each other a massage with scented oils, would be an ideal way to show…

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‘My boobs will never recover’

Erin McNaught says that new mums need to have realistic and healthy expectations of their bodies.  Image: Instagram @mcnaughty She’s as drop-dead gorgeous as you can get, but Erin McNaught’s body isn’t the same as it was before she became a mother. After giving birth to her second child five months ago, the model has now opened up about her post-baby body struggles. “There is no such thing as getting your ‘pre-baby body’ back – you’ve had a baby and there are some changes that are inevitable. I have wrinkly…

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Anna Heinrich swears by this product to fight inflammation

You might already have this beauty essential at home.  Pictures: Instagram@annaheinrich1 We first met Anna Heinrich on the 2013 season of The Bachelor, but four years later (and a cool 315,000 Instagram followers to show for it) the Sydney-based 26-year-old has become a force to be reckoned with in the worlds of beauty in wellness, with official ambassadorships for the likes of Oral B to Pantene, and, unofficially, for fiancé Tim’s fitness program, The Robards Method – a plan she’s following ahead of the couple’s wedding. Anna tells myBody+Soul that…

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Products guaranteed to help you sleep well

Make sweet love to your bed.  Image: Instagram @thisworksofficial @bed.threads We may only be three months into the New Year, but that doesn’t mean we’re not already feeling tired and stressed AF. And while we all know how important it is to getting our eight hours of shut-eye each night, no matter how hard we try, some of us just lie in bed tossing and turning, and thinking about the never-ending list of things we have to get done. Yes, simple tips like putting away your phone and turning off…

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