The A List: 11 February

Easy ways to be happier, plus healthy libations to make you look and feel better

The Happiness Planner Focus on what makes you happy. With practice, we can learn to be mindful, grateful and positive, rather than overwrought with worry. This planner is designed to help you bring more joy into your life by teaching self-development through reflective exercises and targeted questionnaires. A great Valentine’s gift.

Our Generous Gene by Mike Dickson (£11.99, The Generous Press) If you want to be happy, be generous. Think with your heart as well your head. This brilliant manual is packed full of stories about people who have seen how the good they do can ripple outwards.

Fire Cider My newest find, this American concoction is meant to be taken each morning. It’s a fiery blend of apple cider vinegar, horseradish, ginger, garlic and habanero peppers. Perfect in a mug of hot water and lemon.

Decleor Aurabsolu Intense Glow Hydrogel Mask Sheet masks are all the rage, and this one is the best for hydrating a dull complexion. It’s great pre-party if you don’t have time for a proper facial – just be sure to keep the masks in the fridge.

Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder by Claudia Kalb (£16, National Geographic) In this meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology. From Marilyn Monroe’s borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin’s anxiety, this smart narrative brings a new perspective to the current conversation.

Inner Me Super Vegan Protein Powder A magnificent blend of hemp, sacha inchi and cranberry proteins, this powder contains all of the essential amino acids and high levels of omega 3 fats, plant fibre and flavonoids. An ideal addition to any smoothie or juice.

The Healthy Juice Company This company makes gorgeous juices packaged in recyclable glass bottles; it offers various detox plans and will deliver outside of London. Its chai almond milk is quite a treat, as is the gloriously green juice, which is full of B vitamins with kale, chlorella, wheatgrass and coriander. With so many options on offer, you’re spoilt for choice.

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