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How to Plan Christmas Stress-Free

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How to Plan Christmas Stress-Free

Christmas planning can easily become overwhelming, making it important to start early. Starting to plan Christmas with a few weeks to go will give you more than enough time to get everything done, especially if you’ve planned effectively. Here at Mankind, we’ve put together our top tips to keep stress levels low throughout the festive season. Continue reading to find out more.

2017-11-29 08:00:31By Vanessa

Top Meals for an Autumn Energy Boost

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Top Meals for an Autumn Energy Boost

Dark mornings and nights throughout autumn and winter can cause even the most energetic of people to experience a slump. One of the best ways to combat it and get an autumn energy boost is to ditch the coffee and make some energy-boosting meals. To help you get inspired, here at Mankind we’ve put together a few recipes that you can make at home with ease.

2017-11-17 08:00:42By Vanessa

Dealing with Dark Mornings and Nights

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Dealing with Dark Mornings and Nights

As the clocks go backwards for the winter, both mornings and nights quickly become darker, leaving us with minimal daylight hours. This makes it harder to motivate yourself to get up early and can often throw your body clock completely off. Here at Mankind, we’ve put together some of our top tips to guide you on how to deal with dark mornings and nights.

2017-10-29 08:00:44By Vanessa

Best Candles to Burn Around the Home This Autumn

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Best Candles to Burn Around the Home This Autumn

Cold weather calls for less time outdoors and more nights in. This makes it a great time to upgrade your home to make it more inviting. Here at Mankind, we believe the easiest way to do this is to invest in some candles to burn around the home. Below we’ve gathered some of the best candles for autumn from some of our top brands to help you to fragrance your home effortlessly.

2017-10-09 08:00:07By Vanessa

Ways to Relax After a Day at Work

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Ways to Relax After a Day at Work

After a busy and stressful day at work, whether in the office or elsewhere, it can be difficult to switch off. A combination of deadlines, meetings, early starts and more can easily overwhelm you, leaving you trapped in ‘work mode’ all night long. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way and we’ve put together our top ways to relax after a day at work. You’ll be left calm, ready for a good night’s sleep in no time.

2017-10-07 08:00:40By Vanessa

Things to Do in Autumn for Fresh Air

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Things to Do in Autumn for Fresh Air

Even though it’s tempting to stay indoors as the weather becomes cooler, it’s important to spend time outdoors. However, the days of visiting an outdoor pool or sunbathing are over for the year. To make sure you still spend time in the fresh air to boost your immune system and refresh your lungs, read our top 7 things to do in autumn. From active to relaxed past-times, there’s something to do for everyone.

2017-10-05 08:00:55By Vanessa

How to Promote Positive Mental Health Through Winter

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How to Promote Positive Mental Health Through Winter

Whilst experiencing dark nights and cold winter mornings, it can be a lot tougher to maintain positive mental health than during summer. This is why it’s important to pay extra attention to your emotions during the colder months. In recent years, awareness has been increasing and next week is World Mental Health Day. In the run up to this, here at Mankind we’re discussing how to promote positive mental health through winter.

2017-10-03 08:00:14By Vanessa

7 Best Places for an Autumn Break

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7 Best Places for an Autumn Break

As the British weather begins to cool, an autumn break needs to be on the cards. Prolonging the holidays feeling is important, especially on the run up to dark nights and gloomy days. However, there’s over 190 countries in the world, making it a little difficult to decide on the perfect destination. To make things a little easier, we’ve combined our travel expertise here at Mankind to come up with the 7 best places for an autumn break.

2017-09-28 08:00:33By Vanessa

Best Books to Read This Autumn

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Best Books to Read This Autumn

When the darkness draws in to cold nights, it’s important to spend time to de-stress and unwind. Even though it's good to sit back and watch TV or film, a good book can be the best remedy. Allowing you to get lost in a story whilst improving your intelligence and imagination, it's a rewarding form of entertainment. Not only that, your eyes are given a break from the bright, artificial light of screens, helping you to sleep better afterwards. Unsure what to read? Discover the best books to read this autumn with our top recommendations.

2017-09-20 08:00:17By Vanessa

Immune System Boosting Winter Meals

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Immune System Boosting Winter Meals

During the winter, the majority of people will become sick by either catching a cold, the flu or something else. As the weather becomes colder, we spend more time indoors with others, making it easier to pick up bugs. However, your immune system plays a big part in how sick you get and it can be altered fairly simply. One of the quickest ways to boost your immune system is to alter your diet, so we’ve put together our top winter meals to maintain your health.

2017-09-12 08:00:57By Vanessa