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Those trying to sell us something we don’t need are adept at knowing how to exploit our insecurities and expectations to get us to part with our hard-earned cash, writes Sheena Grant.

I have what can only be called a troubled history when it comes to growing my own veg, writes Sheena Grant.

I’d be prepared to hazard a guess that most people have never heard of ethylene, writes Sheena Grant.

Autum is often seen as the season of most fruitful foraging as shrubs and plants produce all manner of berries and nuts that helped get generations of our forebears through the dark days of winter, writes Sheena Grant.

Prince Harry’s brave admission that he came close to a breakdown after shutting down his emotions about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, have shone a powerful light on the stigma that still surrounds mental ill health. Sheena Grant reports on why his decision to speak out may make asking for support feel like a less terrifying step for others.

In my quest to live life a little less wastefully, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration from others, writes Sheena Grant.

It’s the start of the Easter holidays - two and a half weeks away from the confines of the classroom for our children and a chance for parents to spend more time with their offspring. But the break can be a drain when it comes to keeping youngsters entertained without spending a fortune, writes Sheena Grant.

The natural world is the friend of the thrifty, writes Sheena Grant as she continues her endeavour to life a less costly existence.

I like to think I’ve had some success since I’ve been trying to live more thriftily, writes Sheena Grant.

Taking a shower is just not the same since I wrote last week about calls for a worldwide ban on cosmetic firms using tiny plastic ‘microbeads’ to give body and abrasion to many products, including facial scrubs and bodywashes, writes Sheena Grant.

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