2016

'The Hateful Eight' and 'Spotlight' - Reviewed

Harry Crawford | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Normally I stay for the quotes, the pop culture, the film techniques and references. Now I want to rewatch it for the character and plot development; even if it amounts to nothing more than a Western tinged big screen adaptation of Cluedo. But will fans of Tarantino applaud it? I doubt it...

Surf, Sweat and Sea - 2016's Top Solo Spa Trends

Cathy Winston | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Even the words 'spa retreat' sound tempting. And if you're travelling solo, some pampering as you explore the world is a pretty good combination.

Which Devices Debuted at CES Will Make It in 2016?

Jason Mander | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

As the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) draws to a close for another year, we've seen a wide range of new gadgets and tech capabilities that could transform our daily lives in the near or not-so-near future. From drones, AI robots and virtual reality to a whole clutch of "smart" devices, we're now left to debate which of the items debuted at CES will enter the mainstream.

2015: A Year in Review

Gerry Flynn | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

Well, that's it. That's all folks, 2015 trundled to an abysmal end - you can all take off your 3-D glasses now and dispose of them along with any hope...

The Vitamins You Need for a Successful 2016 (It's Not in the Form of Supplements)

Sofie Sandell | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

I have a lot of experience under my belt when it comes to exploring the mind and body. I've done numerous interesting detoxes where I excluded all kinds of unhealthy food and drinks from my diet and added disgusting green powders and seaweed drops that were supposed to be good for you.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Angeli Bhandal | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angeli Bhandal

Where do I go next? What does the future have in store for me? What career will I have for the rest of my life? These are just an array of questions I ask myself from time to time, and now with the second year of my degree in full swing, alarm bells have started ringing as these questions need to be answered.

America Needs to Start Talking About Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Danny Bowman

This US election it is time for mental health and mental health care in America to come out of the darkness, with approximately 42.5million or 18.1% of American adults suffering from mental illness. There are many issues that are linked to mental health in America, from gun crime to healthcare from the prison system to the police force in the United States.

What We Already Know About 2016

Marleen Stikker | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech
Marleen Stikker

In the past months Waag Society, a pioneer in the field of digital media, worked at themes, projects and programmes that will keep us busy in 2016. The following overview, without being exhaustive, gives an impression of what we already know about the forthcoming year.

Seven Steps to Making New Year's Resolutions That Will Come True

Emma Fulu | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Fulu

It was my birthday last Thursday. Having a birthday on New Year's Eve has its pros and cons. There is always a party on, but rarely is anyone available for a birthday celebration, and all the restaurants are inevitably booked out.

Why We Shouldn't Bother Making Resolutions

Emma Jacobs | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

This year student Amy Goodman aims to "be vegetarian, go to the gym more and find Prince Charming on Tinder". Her goals may resonate with many millenn...

Fifteen Things I Learnt in 2015

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2015 was probably one of the worst years of my life. I know, a bit of a depressing start to this blog plost. The thing about 2015 is despite the many valleys and storms, there was just something so beautiful and amazing about it.

New Year's Revolution: You Don't Need Resolutions to Improve Your Life

Susannah Saunders | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Saunders

It's that time of year again when life goals are set and resolutions are made. Do you want to lose weight and get fit (don't we all)? Perhaps you're about to embark on Dry January or quit smoking. Is your goal to improve your relationships or get out of debt? Whatever your good intentions are, research suggests that only 8% of us actually achieve our resolutions.

"New Year, New You!" (And Other Clichés)

Ashley James | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley James

Well let me tell you now that 2015 wasn't kinder to me. I'd even go as far as saying that it was one of the most testing years of my life for one reason or another. And judging by my social media feeds between Christmas and New Year, I'm not the only one who felt like this.

They Say We Want A Resolution?

Andrew Telling | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Telling

New Year is a perfect time for a bit of reflection; after all, it's a time when we quite naturally reset out psychological clocks. But it's certainly not a time to be man-handled in to making big and bold decisions about how we should look or the way we should feel.

How To Say 'Happy New Year' In 27 Languages

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Godt nytår. Frohes Neues Jahr. Buon anno. This video shows us how to say 'Happy New Year' in 27 languages. As the world unites to say goo...

Why the Start of a New Year Can be a Daunting Prospect for Many of Us

BritChick Paris | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

For at the end of the year there is a tendency for low self-esteemers like I used to be to look back with grey tinted glasses. 'I didn't go on that diet', 'I didn't get promoted', 'I didn't meet the one'. Social networks compound this by focussing on the glossy sides of life, making the gloomy crew feel even more useless, rubbish.

Why Solo Cruising Is 2016's Top Trend

Cathy Winston | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

It's hard to believe that only a decade ago, cruising was still very definitely for the grey rinse brigade only. These days, cruise ships are fantastic if you're a bit of a foodie, if you're travelling with kids or if you fancy a few adrenaline thrills on board.

New Year's Mummy Resolutions to Myself

Abbey Michelle | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Parents
Abbey Michelle

2015 has certainly been a year full of accomplishment, but it's also been tainted by worry. But this New Year girly, you're planning a more relaxed, happy-go-lucky 12 months! If you can try and stick to at least a couple of these New Year's resolutions, you'll be well on your way to an awesome 2016.

The Fine Art Of Dying Well Everyday

Claire Copland | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Copland

I'm dying. You're dying. We're all dying. Deep down we know this, don't we? In life, death really is the only certainty - everything else is subject to change.

2016: The Year of Mental Health

Danny Bowman | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
Danny Bowman

The past year has been a positive one for mental health, £600 million worth of investment for young people's mental health services but there are still major issues effecting the recovery of many sufferers. So here's my five step plan for 2016 and why I believe it will be the year of change for mental health.

Students! Get Ahead of the Pack for the Great Job Hunt of 2016

Anthony Adeloye | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anthony Adeloye

Before picking up that turkey drumstick or downing that mulled wine, the festive period offers a great opportunity to students to evaluate their job prospects going into the new year. These top five tips will make you fighting ready for your job hunt in 2016.

Why I Deleted Internships From My Graduate Job Search: 2016 Graduate Advice

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

Within the creative industry there is a perception that graduates are desperate. Certain professions like those within medical industries wouldn't ...

Wear and Tear: Will Wearables Survive 2016?

Jason Mander | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Apple has a proven track record of entering already-established marketplaces and building up serious dominance. And with our data showing that close to 50% of smartwatch owners in the US and UK have opted for an Apple Watch, this seems to be a case of history repeating itself.

Top 2016 Health and Fitness Travel Trends

Paul Joseph | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

Forecasting the next big trends in wellness travel for 2016, I'm continually on the lookout for the next big thing, from fitness DNA testing to healthy foodie holidays, here I predict the emerging health and fitness travel trends that will shape the wellness world for 2016.

The Top Group Trips for Singles in 2016

Cathy Winston | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

This is the time of year that I start craving travel - when it's cold, grey and miserable in the UK, the thought of somewhere exciting to visit in the New Year always gives me a lift. And just at the right time, the travel experts and tour operators all start releasing their latest trips and hottest destinations for 2016. Here are my top five most exciting group trips for singles in 2016.