Bet­ter health

With cosy feet, happy skin and a hot cuppa you’ll be ready to set­tle in with a great new book

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Contents -

TIPS 4 COU­PLES Re­la­tion­ship ex­pert Gad Krebs shares four key tips for a suc­cess­ful re­la­tion­ship:

Don’t lis­ten to ad­vice – ev­ery­one is dif­fer­ent and what works for one cou­ple may be dis­as­trous for you.

Never say “you never” – crit­i­cism be­comes toxic when a spe­cific is­sue be­comes an iden­tity.

Ask for di­rec­tions – con­flict is in­evitable, but don’t go on suf­fer­ing un­nec­es­sar­ily, seek pro­fes­sional help.

Don’t com­pare – cou­ples can look happy, but in pri­vate they’re not. Build your own hap­pi­ness. SU­PER SLIP­PERS These soft, light­weight and slip-re­sis­tant slip­pers won’t just keep your feet warm, they’ll also help im­prove your pos­ture and bal­ance. They have a built-in or­thotic that aligns to the pos­ture of your foot, and an an­tibac­te­rial mi­crofi­bre lin­ing. You can even pop them in the wash­ing ma­chine and dryer. Arch­line Or­thotic Footwear, $59.95. For more de­tails, go to mc­gloins-su­per­ or call (02) 9836 1000. FAB­U­LOUS READ This is the story of a woman who feels hap­pi­ness has slipped through her fin­gers, and her tran­si­tion from bore­dom and dis­sat­is­fac­tion to ful­fil­ment. Her jour­ney to find joy and hap­pi­ness is full of es­capades and mean­ing­ful lessons as she trans­forms her life and re­alises her dreams. You’ll love read­ing Your Sec­ond Life Be­gins When You Re­al­ize You Only Have One, by Raphaëlle Gior­dano (Pen­guin Books, $29.99). skin saviours The sun, cold and wind all take their toll on your skin, so it needs con­stant care. Look no fur­ther than QV Skin­care. It of­fers a range of so­lu­tions with no soap, fra­grance or other com­mon ir­ri­tants. The prod­ucts will help to re­store and main­tain healthy look­ing skin and they’re safe for the whole fam­ily, in­clud­ing ba­bies. To see the range and for more in­for­ma­tion go to qvskin­ KEEP ME CUP Reusable, light­weight and en­tirely shat­ter­proof, it’s no won­der the St­toke cof­fee cup has won an award. Crafted with stain­less steel, it has a spill-proof lid and is lined with a wa­ter-based ceramic to en­sure ev­ery cof­fee tastes great and stays warm for up to three hours. Avail­able in black and white for

$39 from st­

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