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Woman's Weekly

Woman's Weekly

28-Jan-2020

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Loved and trusted in equal measure, Woman's Weekly has been the market-leading womens weekly magazine since it was launched 100 years ago.Packed full of inspiring, helpful and useful ideas and information for women who are the heart of their homes and families, it offers a unique mix of practical, compelling and up-to-the minute content.

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United Kingdom
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English
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TI-Media
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IN THIS ISSUE

1 min.
hello!

How not to get tricked As an avid online shopper, I spend a lot of my time updating my passwords to ensure my risk of being scammed is as low as possible. But, sadly, as our financial lives become more complex, the fraudsters are coming up with ever more ways to try to trick us out of our possessions, cash and savings. At this time of year, many of us are thinking about booking our annual holiday, but did you know that thousands of us are conned by fake travel firms every year? We’ve asked our expert Frances Quinn to compile a brief guide to protecting yourself online. Turn to page 27 to read her insightful top tips and enjoy safer shopping today!…

4 min.
good to share

Beside the seaside Ever wondered which is the best UK seaside town? Well, we have the answer. After an analysis of over 100 coastal towns, Southwold takes the top spot. This pretty town in Suffolk is closely followed by Felixstowe, Teignmouth and Folkestone. Each one has been assessed for factors like average rainfall, temperature and beach quality by comparethemarket.com IF YOU DO ONE THING THIS WEEK… Factor in some extra grooming time. According to research by showerstoyou.co.uk, those glamorous ladies and gents in the East of England spend up to seven hours a week on activities such as exercising, teeth care, showering, waxing, exfoliating and moisturising, while most of us Brits spend only around three hours a week on these tasks. The most neglected area? Nail care. DID YOU KNOW? UK commuters spend around £1.8…

4 min.
‘my kids are mortified by me!’

Claudia Winkleman has a wonderful self-deprecating sense of humour that makes her instantly likeable when you meet her. In person, the Strictly presenter is exactly like she is on TV – amusing, vivacious and eager to put others at ease. But she confesses she never watches her shows, so doesn’t view Strictly or Best Home Cook. ‘I’ve never watched myself and I can’t imagine how irritating I am,’ confesses the 47-year-old presenter and mum of three, who’s been married since 2000 to film producer Kris Thykier. She continues with the joke. ‘I don’t even believe Best Home Cook goes out on telly. It’s just something my parents have created to make me feel good about myself, so I’m delighted Barry and Eve got you here today so that I don’t feel like my…

2 min.
what happens if the queen retires?

Big birthday The Queen will turn 95 in April 2021 and it is increasingly speculated that after a lifetime of service she might use this milestone to take a well-deserved but unofficial ‘retirement’ from official duties – while still remaining as the British monarch. In Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams, Robert Jobson suggests the Queen could ‘trigger a period of regency’ at the age of 95 that will give her eldest son the ‘full power to reign’. So she wouldn’t be abdicating, but the Prince of Wales would carry out royal duties in her name. Abdication Despite a palace insider saying she had given ‘considerable thought’ to ‘passing the reign to Charles’, a separate royal expert reveals that’s not officially possible. ‘The Queen cannot retire without abdicating,’ they insist. A ‘shadow king’? While…

1 min.
the queen’s top 10 moments

1 Elizabeth ascended the throne aged just 25 after learning her father, King George VI, had died. 2 Her coronation on 2 June 1953 was a national event and the first ever to be broadcast on television. 3 She juggled the early years of her reign with raising a young family. 4 The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977 marked 25 years on the throne. 5 In 1992, Windsor Castle caught fire. The Queen was widely praised for showing strength and dignity in a difficult situation. 6 In 1997, she paid a touching tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, after she died in a car crash. ‘She never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness,’ she said. 7 The Queen became, in 2011, the first monarch to visit…

4 min.
8 nutrition truths & myths

1 Eat little and often The fact is, constant grazing is one of the main reasons health experts think that we have an obesity problem. And our obsession with snacking has spawned a multimillion-pound industry that encourages us to eat even more between meals. Try to stick to three balanced meals a day without snacks to help keep your weight under control and give your digestion a rest, says GP Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones. ‘Fasting – no snacking and/or prolonging the time between your evening meal and breakfast the next day – can help blood sugar and insulin levels and other metabolic processes.’ 2 Fat is bad On the contrary, fat is absolutely essential to health. ‘It’s really important to eat optimum amounts of good-quality fats, such as olive oil, avocado, nuts and seeds,’ says…