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Pick Me Up!

Pick Me Up!

05-Nov-2020

Pick Me Up! stimulates the modern real-life reader with a rip-roaring range of fun, fascinating and thought-provoking stories which feed her curiosity and hunger to know more. It hits the sweet spot for value-hunting, brighter women. Pick Me Up! gets under the skin of the story and encourages its reader to think harder, feel deeper… and share the experience. Plus, Pick Me Up! has the most up-to-date fashion and beauty pages, easily digested health and wellbeing advice, a good portion of fab food news and recipes, and pages of prize puzzles, all in a bright, modern package.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
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50 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
your pick me ups

Have you heard of? Planning a wedding in a pandemic? Bring the jewellers home with CAST. British start-up company CAST are changing the rules and enabling couples to design their own wedding rings from the comfort of their own home. By delivering their jewellery making kits straight to your door, you can carve and create your personalised rings using wax. Once you’ve created your bespoke jewellery, pop them in the post and CAST does all the rest! Choose from gold, platinum, palladium or rhodium. The creations are made with love in Birmingham. • Visit their website at experiencecast.com to find out more. What a great idea So long, shame and stigma! Urinary incontinence affects one in three women, especially new mums and those who suffer with hay fever and migraines. So, that’s why Glo – sister brand to Flo – have…

6 min.
harm on the farm

After packing the overnight bags into the car, I said goodbye to the kids as they set off for their grandparent’s house. ‘I’ll be straight there after work,’ I said, giving my wonderful husband, Russ, 38, a kiss goodbye. In May 2019, we were celebrating Memorial Day weekend at my parent’s farm in Star Valley, Wyoming, US. I was working as a florist and had a few orders to fill before I could join them that evening. My parents, Rex and Debbie, had a large family – 12 children and 45 grandchildren – so it was always a big occasion when we got together. There would be hot dogs, fireworks, and a few tractor rides around the farm, courtesy of my dad, known as Papa Rex. ‘Have fun!’ I yelled, waving them goodbye. ‘We will,’ my…

7 min.
make it count

Watching a Michael Bublé tribute, I was at a wake with my loved ones. However, this wasn’t a normal wake – it was a living wake… for me. It was August this year, and with a maximum of nine months to live, I wanted to make the most of my time. Me and my sister Rachel, have always loved singing Michael Bublé together, so it seemed fitting. I’d first been diagnosed with cancer nearly eight years ago, back in 2012, after my barber had spotted a mole on my head. ‘I think you need to get this checked out,’ he said to me. At 21-years-old, I wasn’t worried, but a few weeks later, I was diagnosed with melanoma cancer. Despite having just qualified as a firefighter, I had to give up my spot. I was gutted, but…

4 min.
your health

INSTANT appointment Kate Delmar-Morgan, registered nutritional therapist from Institute for Optimum Nutrition (www.ion.ac.uk) Going cold turkey Q I want to go vegan, but worry it could affect my health. Should I do it gradually or can I cut out all animal products overnight? Lisa, Basingstoke A Going vegan is a lot more complicated than just cutting out meat. Before you do anything, have a think about why you want to take this step? Is it for health reasons, environmental issues or do you feel strongly about not consuming animal products? If you decide you still want to take this route, you will need to ensure you are eating a varied, balanced diet, and not simply substituting animal products for processed alternatives as they may lack the nutrients you need. Calcium, iron, zinc, protein, healthful fats and vitamin B12…

4 min.
through the lens

Watching my then two-year-old toddler bump into yet another wall, I feared there may be something wrong with her. ‘She’s always bumping things,’ I said anxiously to my husband, Shaun, 38. At first, we thought Matilda was just getting her bearings and learning how to walk, but as time went on, she became increasingly clumsy. Most parents wait until their children are six-yearsold to have their first eye test in school, but we decided to get a head start. Taking Matilda to our local Vision Express, they decided to give her a mild prescription to help her along. ‘Hopefully this will stop her bumping into things,’ the optician smiled. After that, we were told to go back every six months for a regular check-up. Only, back at home, the glasses weren’t helping – Matilda was as clumsy…

3 min.
health news

Boozy Brits New findings have shown that the number of Brits consuming dangerous levels of alcohol has doubled during lockdown. Research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists showed that one in five of us are risking our health by hitting the bottle too hard. The stress of Covid-19 is thought to be the reason behind the rocketing numbers, with the figures equating to around 8.4 million people in England. Excessive drinking can lead to strokes, heart disease and liver failure. 65%… That’s how much walking at a fast pace for three hours or more at least once a week can help you reduce your risk of heart disease in the future. Have you tried… Yogandha Salut Roll-on, £18.99, www.yogandha.com If you’re struggling with sleep, then you’re probably not alone at the moment, but this wonder oil will be…