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Pick Me Up!

Pick Me Up! 18-Jun-2020

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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.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
50 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
one in a million!

Returning to the UK after five years of travelling, I found myself concerned for many of my male friends. Many of them had fallen into depression, addiction and distraction. So, I rallied nearly a dozen of them into my living room, determined for them to get to the cause of their problems. ‘I don’t know what a men’s group is, but I’m setting one up now,’ I told them. Soon, they opened up. Sharing the news with their friends, the group soon outgrew my living room. That was nearly 20 years ago and since then, my MenSpeak men’s groups, have only continued to grow. I have a 12-point basic outline, which allows men of all backgrounds, ages and cultures to come together and talk. The aim is to get men talking and to understand what is causing their…

4 min.
your pick me ups

Will Joe Exotic be the next president? We’re loving this! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Tiger King. All over the world, people have become fascinated with Joe Exotic – the man so wild about big cats, he’s earned himself a high ranking title. Considering this, digital marketing agency Glass Digital have analysed data to identify just how popular he is! According to their research, mullets are back in style, with online searches tripling, and his song ‘I Saw a Tiger’ reaching over 600,000 streams on Spotify since its release. It’s clear to say, there’s genuine interest in Joe becoming president now! Thanks to the documentary, there is now a global mission to solve Carole Baskin’s ex-husband’s disappearance, too! It’s clear that the Tiger King has been a global hit and now, Brits…

7 min.
mission accomplished

Scribbling my name down, I felt proud. ‘Welcome to the Army,’ the recruiter smiled, reaching out to shake my hand. It was 1985, and at 17 years old, I’d always been interested in the Military. Both my grandfathers had served during WWII, one in the Royal Artillery and the other in the RAF. It wasn’t long before I was enlisted into the Royal Regiment Of Fusiliers, an infantry regiment, and my parents were so proud. Joining the Army must have been the most masculine path I could have taken – but while I was excited about my future, I was also hiding a secret, denying who I really was… During the day, I’d be wearing combats and camouflage, but deep inside, I really wanted to be wearing silky tops, flowing skirts, jewellery and makeup. I’d known I…

3 min.
your home

Evergreen Garden Care, owner of leading garden brands such as Miracle-Gro® and Roundup, has some gardening advice for beginners, so you can start creating your own green oasis at home! Use what you have at home! Create stylish planters 1 Scour your garden and house for suitable containers that you could transform into stylish planters. Make sure they are frost-proof. You don’t need to have acres of space or buy brand new pots. Search your shed or garage for old watering cans, tins or buckets. 2 Ensure there is a drainage hole in the bottom - if necessary, make one that’s at least 1cm wide. Fill the bottom with a layer of ‘crocks’ (broken pots or stones) to prevent the drainage holes becoming blocked. 3 Containers are prone to drying out so fill with Miracle-Gro®…

7 min.
watch over you

Gently, the nurse placed my baby boy Vinnie on my chest. Weighing a little over 2lb, I was terrified of breaking him. It had taken me so long to get to this moment, but I was frozen with relief – and guilt. You see, before falling pregnant with Vinnie, me and my fiancé, Jonathan, 28, had been trying for nearly six years. Sadly, I’d been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and told I’d struggle to fall pregnant. But I’d need to lose three stone before I could have IVF. So, determined to have our own child, I threw myself into weight loss and six months later, I’d dropped 2st 7lb. But then suddenly, something amazing happened. I was pregnant! Due to my PCOS and having irregular periods, I had to take pregnancy tests every month anyway, just in…

1 min.
your brainwaves…

Be a winner! This week, our tip of the week will receive a great product from Addis! The Easi Airer (£39.99) is ergonomically designed to make loading your laundry a breeze. The specially designed rungs are angled to ensure easy loading of clothes and offers 15m of drying space. For more ways to make your life easier visit addis.co.uk DIY work When I’m hammering, I use a peg to hold the nail. It keeps your fingers protected. Angela Clifton, Felixstowe Safety first! Tip of the week Green fingers I’m short on space in the garden, but I wanted to get my strawberry plant off to a good start. A storage box is cheap and space-saving! Laura Raynor, Bradford Is your house really safe? LawSure Insurance is helping homeowners avoid the sting of an unpaid claim. Here’s eight things that could invalidate…