House price rise: THIS area saw the highest rise in values last year | Property | Life & Style

GETTY The South West saw the greatest jump in average values in 2017, and they were up by 7.5% Whilst historic, both indices are widely respected in the property and finance industries, due to the fact that they are independent and represent the majority of lenders in the UK, and ‘whole of market’ data from the perspective of prices for properties sold, which therefore provides a clear indication of housing market trends, even if they lag by a few weeks.  In terms of house prices, the ONS report, which also…

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The different types of Brazilian waxes

If you’re unfamiliar with Brazilian wax territory, this extensive guide from the team at Brazilian Butterfly will have you prepped for your next appointment.   They offer four distinct types of Brazilian waxes;  the X Brazilian, XX Brazilian, XXX Brazilian and  XXXX Brazilian. It’s a lot of X’s, so let us run you through them: X Brazilian: The X Brazilian is also known as the ‘extended bikini wax’ or the ‘bikini line wax.’ We start this treatment by trimming the hair down to keep it nice and neat, from there…

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Everything You Need To Know About Michelle Obama’s Portrait Dress

If you saw artist Amy Sherald’s portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama and thought, “Tell me all the things about that gown,” then you’re in luck. Sherald’s portrait, unveiled on Monday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, features the former FLOTUS in a white gown with striped accents and geometric designs. Obama’s gown is a custom design by the brand Milly (a design house she’s worn previously). When Sherald spoke during the unveiling of her painting, she explained that the abstract pattern of the dress reminded her of the Dutch artist Piet…

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Olympic Skier Ashley Caldwell’s Snooze Button Habit Is So Relatable

Do you spring out of bed, ready to start your day, or hit snooze over and over again? That Morning Person is HuffPost’s attempt to make sense of mornings by peering into the routines of others.  Olympic skier Ashley Caldwell doesn’t dread mornings — instead, she sees them as an integral part of her training. The 24-year-old Team USA member has broken records for freestyle jumps and is ready to smash new ones at this year’s Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. That kind of talent takes lengthy, meticulous practice (her training…

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Government approved ways to make sure your cash sets you up for life | Personal Finance | Finance

GETTY Start saving this year and set yourself up for a safe and secure future with these tips See it as a terrific down payment on future happiness. After all today’s 65-year-olds can reasonably expect another 21 years at least.  The biggest problem though about this recipe for feeling good and enjoying more peace of mind is … getting down to doing it. To help you on your way the Department for Work and Pensions has put together a guide with simple steps about what’s most important. Guy Opperman, its…

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Homes Under the Hammer presenter opens up on darker side of show: ‘Syringes and dead rats’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Martel was announced as Homes Under the Hammer stalwart Lucy’s replacement last summer, after the presenter left following 13 years at the helm of the much-loved BBC property development show. Although the houses nearly always get a glamorous makeover, the bubbly new host has revealed all about there reality of the dilapidated locations the series visits before their dramatic transformations. “You get forms and assessments so you never go in somewhere that feels like it could fall down, you genuinely don’t,” she assured Express.co.uk. “It’s not worth anybody taking the risk.” But despite…

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