Lagom: How to live a more frugal life in 2017

Translated as ‘just the right amount’, lagom is thought to relate to being frugal, fair and creating balance.

While 2017 was the year of hygge, lighting a scented candle and curling up with hot chocolate and layers upon layers of blankets and knitwear, lagom is a way of living. While hygge captures a moment in time, lagom is an overarching concept behind the way we live our lives in general.

At the beginning of the year, many of us make resolutions to save more money, be less stressed when it comes to our jobs and indulge more in our passions and hobbies. This thinking is the foundation of living a lagom lifestyle.

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Ideas to reduce your energy bill and carbon footprint

Lagom is the new Scandi trend sweeping the UK, giving hygge a run for its money. It’s centred on moderation; living life a little more frugally; and planning for the future. A loose translation of the Swedish word, lagom, is “not too little, not too much, just right.”

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Is 5 the magic number when it comes to weight loss?

There is a new diet in town and it’s called the 5:5:5 diet which encourages its followers to eat five small meals every single day. The creator of the diet, UK nutritionist Angela Dowden, says it can help users lose up to five pounds in a fortnight.

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A generation out of control: Overall wellbeing of young people falls to an all-time low

A new report from the Prince’s Trust shows that the overall wellbeing of young people in the UK has dropped to its lowest level since the study was launched in 2009. The report reveals that more than a quarter of millennials do not feel in control of their lives, and that a crisis of confidence in their own abilities and future prospects is preventing them from realising their true potential.

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8 tips to achieve your fitness resolution

The beginning of a new year is a great time to set new fitness goals, however research shows that a whopping 42 percent of us fail to achieve our resoltions each year. But before you decide to throw in the towel, here are seven tips to help you stay on track and achieve your fitness goals.

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12 productivity hacks to maximise 2017

A new year is upon us and chances are you’ve resolved to be a better person or higher achiever in 2017. No matter what your goal is, a few simple changes to your routine could make you far more productive and therefore more likely to see positive results.

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Stalkers face tougher prison sentences

Stalkers are to face a new maximum jail sentence of 10 years following a government U-turn. The Ministry of Justice announced it would adopt tough new measures in the Policing and Crime Bill after ministers conceded to pressure from a cross-party campaign to increase protection for victims. The new Bill is due to return to Commons next week.

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Vulgarity may be a sign of honesty and integrity

You may want to rethink your New Year’s resolution this year if you’ve vowed to swear less, because a recent study entitled, ‘Frankly, we do give a damn: The relationship between profanity and honesty’ has found that the more foul-mouthed and vulgar among us are the most honest.

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