Selena Gomez, I'm So Sorry to Hear Your News

Olivia Jones | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

News has now broken that pop sensation, Hollywood actress and teen idol Selena Gomez has been suffering with lupus and has been treating it with chemotherapy. This is another bit of evidence that you needed to believe that celebrities, even at the dizziest heights of fame, are real people.

Child Tax Credits? Already Being Cut

Ben Gwalchmai | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ben Gwalchmai

The cuts have already come. That "slow pace of welfare cuts" announced in the budget? Not true. Especially for child tax credits. Child tax credi...

Have the Planets Aligned for Ed Miliband?

Leo Garbutt | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Over the last century, there have been periods during which one set of commonly accepted values in British politics is replaced by another. This occur...

From Caffeine Fiend to Caffeine Free

Harvey Wilks | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Caffeine addiction is something from which more people 'suffer' than would probably care to admit, because really we don't see it as an addiction. Nicotine dependence gives you cancer and emphysema; alcoholism gives you liver disease and driving bans; meth could result in a face different to the one you were born with.

A Video CV for Your Firm?

Melissa Davis | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Melissa Davis

While this might well be a useful tool for finding talented new candidates, could it also be an opportunity for law firms to connect with prospective clients? Knowing how well I responded to this I've suggested a few of the advantages of creating a 'video CV' for your firm.

More of This and Less of That

Arabella Noortman | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Arabella Noortman

Lately I've been dwelling on things in the world at large that I would like to see either more of or less of in 2015.

From a Year of 'Us' to a Year of 'Me': Starting the Year as a Young Widow

Rachael Dickson Hillyard | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Dickson Hillyard

However, 2014 is over and 2015 has arrived whether it was welcomed or not. If 2014 was a year of 'us', it seems 2015 will be a year of 'me'. My focus has been someone else for so long and I'm not yet comfortable with this new solitary mind set.

What Celebrity Big Brother Tells Us About 2015

Richard Batt | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Batt

This is going to continue throughout the whole of 2015 because after CBB we've got the General Election where the politicians will argue, the papers will print embarrassing stories and somehow this will result in a lot of airtime for Katie Hopkins.

Veganism: Why Fake It?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

So as each and every one of you will know, this month has been Veganuary - a 31 day long promise to the birds and bees and cows and pigs and sheep and prawns and former racehorses that for the duration of January 2015 I will comply with a more compassionate lifestyle that diminishes their need to suffer.

Here Come the Greens...

Zahid Ayden | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

On Monday, the Green Party unveiled their new campaign poster in Westminster, boasting a rich, emerald green where the MP of Brighton Pavillion Caroline Lucas and party leader Natalie Bennett stand, both with beaming smiles and the tagline: What are you afraid of boys? - I like it...

Why My Year Starts in February

Gina Lyons | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

Last year I was constantly not good enough. Not good enough at my job, my friends, my family, my looks. This year somethings gotta give and it really should be the self beating I keep knocking myself out with.

Why January Is a Good Month

Zoe Jones | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

After the excesses of December, which now seem to take over the whole month, not just Christmas, I have actually found myself craving my own company, reading books, catching-up on films I haven't seen yet and focusing on eating healthily and moving more.

Veganuary: an Omnivore Faces Facts and the Ethical Hangover

Harvey Wilks | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Hang on, veganism is not solely about the health benefits bestowed on the individual, is it now, dear commenter? What about the benefits enjoyed by the animals that don't get ingested, or X-ed out as collateral damage in some intensive food manufacturing process?

Gym Thoughts

Sadie Brown | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

I'm also punishing myself each morning by doing 50 naked squats in a full-length mirror so I can witness the full horror of enjoying Milk Tray for breakfast, Ferrero Rocher for lunch and Christmas cake for dinner in HD.

Five Consumer Themes to Watch in 2015

Matthew Oakley | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Matthew Oakley

Overall consumers had much to be positive about in 2014 and the start of 2015 has seen both consumers in their strongest position since our tracking began and continued signs of easing inflationary pressure (particularly on essentials). But that doesn't mean that there are not challenges ahead...

Veganuary: An Omnivore's Attempt at Going Vegan for January

Harvey Wilks | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

The cause is, unquestionably, a worthy one, and more than a hollow New Year's resolution this would be a real challenge - one that might produce benefits I couldn't foresee, both in terms of my wellbeing and vis-a-vis the expansion of my limited culinary repertoire.

#IGetCounselling: Time for this chick to Find a Counsellor

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Counselling isn't all lying on couches in dark rooms with pointed-nosed, sharp-spectacled counsellors. It's just talking. Talking with a professional who is trained to not only hear, but to actually listen, and offer some thoughts that are at this point in time, alien.

Why I'm Sitting Out of the Resolution Game This New Year

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

It is not the resolutions themselves I hate. Losing weight, drinking less, getting fit, reading more, saving money - oh yeah, I could do with all of that. Yes please. But, why oh why are we so obsessed with the beginning of a year to kick them off?

Word Games

Caragh Little | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Caragh Little

We place ourselves on the blank canvas of others' judgment and opinions: longing to be liked, afraid of being hated, desperate for our words to find common ground with someone, even for a moment.

New Year, New You? No Thanks

Mary_McGill | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

After goading us into overindulgence all December long, every January, without fail, the Gods flip the script, beseeching that we filth-spattered selves we have been dragging about for the previous twelve months and replace them with a brand spanking new version of which we can be suitably smug.

Good Intentions: What the European Commission Has in Store for 2015

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Eating less, exercising more... It's the time of year for forging resolutions. It's also the occasion for the European Commission to see what it cou...

Top New London Restaurants for 2015

Emyr Thomas | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

The London restaurant scene is on fire at the moment, and without doubt one of the best places in the world for the quality of its restaurants. 2015 looks set to continue this trend if these restaurants are anything to go by. Read on for my top picks of the best new restaurants opening in London in 2015.

A Radical, Collective Resolution for 2015

Deborah Quibell | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

We are just about one week into 2015 - a new cycle has begun, and is pregnant with potential. I enjoy the (perceived) clean slate that comes with each new year. It compartmentalizes our existence into meaningful increments, into manageable time frames that help us to cope with the turbulence of life.

Be the Change in 2015

Sharon Bull | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

We may never get everything we want from life, we may not always get everyone to see our point of view, but if we can be the change we want to see in the world, if we take positive steps in our lives towards this, then others will be inspired to follow!

Fourteen Things I Learnt in 2014

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2014 has been unexpected. Dreams I didn't even know I had I've accomplished, friendships I didn't know I needed I've gained and memories I will neve...