Saga Magazine - July 2016

23 June 2016

How to become a citizen scientist, plus the latest life-changing health innovations.



Burt Reynolds © Photo by Larry Marano/REX/Shutterstock

The Grown up Test: Burt Reynolds

The legendary actor, speed freak and sex symbol was known for his affairs with leading ladies. He’s now 80 but how old is he in his head? 

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Nancy Durham at work on the lavender farm

The Welsh Lavender Farm

Read about retired news reporter Nancy Durham's second career as a lavender farmer in Wales.

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Lavender and lemon shortbread

Lavender and lemon shortbread

Nancy Durham's recipe for delicious shortbread biscuits with lavender and lemon.

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Banks: meet the challengers

Paul Lewis asks if you can trust the new, unfamiliar banks that are competing against the big high street names.

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Scallops with soy, ginger and spring onions

Diana Henry's scallops with soy, ginger and spring onions

An Asian-inspired scallop recipe that makes an excellent starter or light supper.

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Couple counting birds

Citizen scientist projects: get involved

Find out what volunteer opportunities are available for anyone wanting to help advance scientific discovery, aid conservation efforts or help identify potential issues of the future.

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Path Finder, pressure-activated shoe attachments

Ten life-changing health innovations

From helping people with Parkinson’s Disease walk to allowing the almost blind to see, check out these amazing new health devices.

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summer field

Summer health guide

Discover the most common causes of summer health problems and how to treat them.

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Woman enjoying her own solitude

8 easy ways to adjust to living by yourself

If you’re recently divorced or your children have flown the nest, this advice will help you embrace your new solo living situation.

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