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Go green and help sustain the future

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Managing Money

Helping you take charge of your finances

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TV, Movies & Celebrity News

What we're watching on the big and small screens

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Books, Poetry & Music

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Have a Laugh

The place for jokes and sharing life's lighter moments

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Get hooked on some of our online community games

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Family Travel

Check in for tips before you take off

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Beauty and Fashion

How to look good and feel great

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Your Pets

Meet other members whose pets are part of the family

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Home, Garden & Renovating

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Practical advice, inspiration and motivation

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  1. London 2012: Olympic and Paralympic Games

Show your team's colours and fly the flag here

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Internet & Technology

For talk about internet, mobiles and gadgets

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Encompassing religion, faith and other beliefs

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Celebrity Parents and Kids

Births, babies and the kids who have everything!

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