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Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

Thistles at Dawn

Rob McDowall | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

To my friends, family and foe it's no secret that I'm banging the drum for Independence and praying for a YES vote in just under 157 days, but one thing that needs to be said is that I am not an SNP supporter...

F1: Are 2014 Regulation Changes Really for the Better?

Todd McCandless | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Technology came into the sport for one simple reason, to go faster and race harder. It was a natural companion to the quest to go faster than anyone else around a circuit. A tool by which teams could ensure that their car would secure the constructor's championship.

The Magic of the 2014 London Marathon, Starring 35,000 Heroes

Alex Jones | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

There are no prizes for identifying the headline act in the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon. Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will compete in his first full marathon, having run half the course in 2013 to assess the route and the environment.

The European Quantitative Uneasiness

Paulo Casaca | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paulo Casaca

Whereas in the last few years the US, UK and Japan central banks have been busy flushing the market with money, things have not developed quite the same way in the Eurozone, as the European Central Bank (ECB) is still struggling to define its own role.

Snookering the Night Away

Brandon Hartley | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Sport
Brandon Hartley

While many a Brit is accustomed to televised snooker, the game is still relatively unknown in many corners of the world. I grew up in the states and I'd never even seen a snooker table before I moved to Europe a few years ago. Pool remains the preferred cue sport in my nation of origin.

Merthyr Tydfil Is Not a 'Crap Town'

Gemma Parry | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

For Christmas, my parents gave my boyfriend a book entitled "Crap towns returns", which I'm sure most people have heard of. They gave it to him because they found it hilarious that our own home town, Merthyr Tydfil, featured in it, as it has done many times before because, according to the masses, it's a crap place to live.

Warhol, To China And Back: The Art Market Changes Forever

Michael Frahm | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Michael Frahm

As a fascinating parallel export, Warhol's art itself can be seen as a strong foreshadowing of Chinese contemporary art; consider his 1972 Mao, which aligned itself to the legacy of his other numerous "celebrity" portraits, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.

Fortune Favours the Bold: 2014 - A Year for Unpredictable Marketing Approaches

Jack R. Miles | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Jack R. Miles

The New Year is upon us, and the blogosphere is awash with posts along the lines of 'Predictions for 2014' and 'What will be big in the next twelve months'. The irony is that we live in an increasingly unpredictable, turbulent world, in which accurate forecasting is an increasingly hard act to master.

2014 Technology Trends for Marketers

Grégory Roekens | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Grégory Roekens

On the morning of 13th June 1863, The Press newspaper in Christchurch New Zealand published an exceptional 'open letter' from novelist and philosopher Samuel Butler titled: "Darwin Among the Machines'.

Red Bull's Horner Warns of 'Double Points' Decision

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The 2014 notion of double points seems to be another construct intended to tie one hand behind Red Bull's back. Should the season be close, double points could be a non-issue but should Red Bull have a decent lead, the final race could marginalize everything they'd accomplished in the season.

Management Needs a Makeover for 2014

Ann Francke | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Ann Francke

The truth is, management needs a makeover for 2014 if new year optimism is to translate into long-term growth. We're facing two key challenges: the rapid pace of workplace change, and a mismatch between what managers need to be good at and what they are actually good at.

It's Time for Real Action on Energy Bills

David Hall | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Hall

After Ed Miliband's price freeze plan took the party conference season by storm, energy was rarely out of the headlines in the final months of 2013. The most recent twist came last week, with uSwitch showing that bill payers are £53 a year worse off today than in January 2013, despite high profile action from government aimed at countering price rises.

Are South Korea, Nicaragua And Russia On Your Bucket List?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As Britain's spell of pernicious winter weather continues to turn every journey into a fight for survival, it can be helpful to focus your thoughts on...

UnemployedNet's 2014 Resolutions for a Better New Year

Nick Stephenson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Well we've made it. The turkey has finished its traditional journey from shop to roast to sandwich to curry to bin and 2014 is well and truly with us. Those of us interested in political and social issues, particularly unemployment, are glad to see the back of last year...

The Current State of the Great British Festival 2014

Olly Hunter | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

Glastonbury has, to the surprise of two cows on Worthy Farm, announced Arcade Fire as the first headliner for 2014. As much as I love Arcade Fire, they've already proven themselves at this level. The meat and veg of this set, therefore, will be the performance of new album Reflektor.

Good Luck With Your New Year's Resolutions! Just Don't Tell Anyone What They Are

Andrea Mann | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

I have great things planned for 2014. Oh, yes. At least two of them. At least two things I want to achieve; at least two things I am resolving - no, resolved - to do. So naturally when I was thinking about this post, I was all set to explain what those things are. Until the book that's been advising me how to do these things told me not to...

Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Mistakes of 2013

Realbuzz.com | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

As the delight of Christmas begins to fade, our minds turn to 2014. Will we be bigger, brighter, and better in the New Year, or will we just repeat the same mistakes that plagued us in 2013? If you want to shake things up and have a wonderful 2014 take a look at these top 10 tips.

WARNING: This Will Make You Feel Ridiculously Old/Nostalgic

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Can you believe it's been 20 years since this little lot? We can't... ...

My 2014 Predictions

Jonathan Guy | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

Predictions are incredibly hard. Either you get it spot on and appear to be prescient or you are so wide of the mark that you look foolish. There is no middle ground and for that reason most people wisely stay clear of making them. Given that I'm not most people, here goes.

14 Inspirational Quotes To Start The New Year With

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Nothing says 'new year' like sunsets, forests and women doing yoga on the beach. So make sure you start 2014 on the right foot with our collection ...

January: The Worst Time for Resolutions?

Joey Rayner | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joey Rayner

Many of us will be familiar with those feelings of shame as we realise (only half way through January) that those good intentions have been abandoned, forgotten or are unravelling before our very peepers. And should we be surprised? January is quite possibly the worst month to be setting oneself ambitious goals for the year ahead.

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work

Rebecca Allen | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Allen

Its your first day back at work after the Christmas holidays. Its cold, dark, and the lights of Christmas have been extinguished, it's a really long time to your next holiday, and you over-indulged during the holiday season to the point where your work trousers feel considerably tighter than they did a month ago.

Best Business Books 2014 - My Top 5

Malcolm Bell | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Malcolm Bell

These 'best' business books, are maybe not the 'best', as in 'best sellers', but the 'best' in the sense of great books that have been recommended to me that are particularly useful, insightful and relevant for anyone who works in the business world.

Drugs at Work 2: Christmas - Showing Dry January What Fun Was

Josh Barrie | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Josh Barrie

Many people in the UK decide to detox after the Christmas period. Stilton, port and vast amounts of mince pies are all very well, but come at a cost. It's a price some aren't always happy to pay, so they then spend January and beyond moaning about weight gain and their plans to get fit for the summer.