New Year

Five Things That Made January Amazing

Ashley James | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley James

Well guys, it looks like we somehow made it through the most depressing month of the year, January. As if the comedown of the festive period isn't difficult enough to deal with, we also give up alcohol! Why do we do this to ourselves?

The Three Goals Every Parent Must Set In 2017

Shola Alabi | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Shola Alabi

I won't complain. I tell myself that I got myself into this. When my son came to me to say he wanted to make the 'A-team' in school, I told him we would have to sit down and set it as a goal so that he could start working towards it. So who am I to say no when hubby and my son go ahead to put up a goalpost in the back garden.

'Diet Starts Monday' - But Why Not Start Today?

Emily Curson-Baker | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Curson-Baker

I cannot be righteous in this situation, I too fall into it; tomorrow I will do this, Friday I will do that. I am most pleased with myself when I am able to ignore those feelings of doubt, and instead, be brave by just doing what it is I've been putting off.

Pursued By A Bear

Caragh Little | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

In darker times, it can be the simple, almost imperceptible moments that can change a life as well. That moment when you notice someone repeating themselves just once too often, saying something which seems at odds with what they think... the diagnosis may be the momentous thing, but somehow it was those days you just began to wonder when you knew by instinct things were going to change.

5 Ways To Measure Your Health And Fitness That Have Absolutely Nothing To Do With Scales

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In January, we’re inundated with so many weight loss messages that even the most confident among us can feel under pressure to lose weight. But bein...

5 Ways Yoga Is Changing My Life

Elizabeth McGregor | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth McGregor

Nearly two years ago, I started practising yoga. I intended to write about how it has changed my parenting. On reflection, the benefits are steadily r...

Inherit Something New

Stephen Bailey | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I was reading the Independent at the turn of 2017. I thought to myself, as I do every year new year, new me and so I decided that I had to broaden wha...

Why CSR Is For Life, Not Just For January

Jacqueline O'Donovan | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
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Jacqueline O'Donovan

There are numerous ways in which you can integrate the work into the day-to-day running of your business without using up resources or breaking the bank. By involving your staff, you'll likely see a positive impact in their wellbeing and productivity. I'm a firm believer that CSR is for life, not just for January.

It's A New Year, Try Something New: Seven Foods That Are Worth Travelling For

Lena El-Sheikh | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lena El-Sheikh

It is 2017, a new year and a new you ... or so you have told yourself. The chances are you have already tried and failed at your New Year's resolution by now. Cancel that gym membership, it's just going to waste.

Diets? Don't Bother!

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

And of course, what do you need to go on the diet? Spend a crap load of money. There's the book, the app, the diet planner, the special delivery service, the shame alarm, the warning bell on your fridge that goes off whenever you open it. If it's marketed as 'healthy living,' you can bet your wobbly arse that there are a whole load of products to go along with it.

How To Create Lasting Change In 2017

Melody Pourmoradi | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melody Pourmoradi

The beginning of the new year is a time of great significance and the magnificent promise of fresh new beginnings. It is when we typically put pen to paper and create a resolution list of all of the the larger-than-life things we want to accomplish.

Ten Unexpected Highs Of Motherhood

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

I knew I'd love my children long before we met, but I didn't expect to regard my own body with such newfound tenderness, for its absolute incredible baby-growing, baby-birthing, baby-feeding skills. Every wobbly bit is proof that the most amazing miracle actually did happen. Twice.

Why I Love January

Hattie Harrison | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hattie Harrison

What have you got against January? I'm not one to rant (ahem) but as a true Brit there is nothing I love more than an underdog, and an unpopular one ...

New Year, New You (Or Is It Me?)

Luke Cameron | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

The start of a new year is always one to reflect on what was. We are all guilty of spending the holidays celebrating the end of the year, eating way t...

New Year, New You Pt. 2: Exploring Innovation With Mayur Ramgir

Claire Meadows | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Meadows

For the last of my two-part series on the importance of taking positive action in the new year, I speak with, perhaps, one of the most inspiring peopl...

Doing Dry January? Nine Alcohol Free Drinks To Try

Laurie McAllister | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

(Image: author's own) Dry January can be hard enough without weekend habits and well-meaning friends edging you closer to a drink. Even when it's no...

From Whispers To Cries: 2016 Was The Year Of Mental Health

Dillen Iyavoo | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dillen Iyavoo

Into the New Year we go. The transition from one year into another will sound the 'change' alarm for many of us, representing the chance to better our lives in 2017 in some way or another.

Never Mind Veganuary: Why Christmas is the Best Time of Year to Go Vegan

Fran Carruthers | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fran Carruthers

Approximately three weeks before Christmas, I joined a growing number of Brits in the decision to go vegan. At university, where I could control my diet and eat as I liked, the change wasn't a problem - but as the Christmas holidays neared, I was overcome with a gnawing fear about how my family would react.

Hitting The Reset Button For 2017

Jo Wimble-Groves | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jo Wimble-Groves

I am not really one for New Year's resolutions and who can stand the thought of the 'New Year, New You' articles filling my social media feeds. It is no surprise that one of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to lose weight. However, the NHS calculates that only one in ten of us sticks to our resolutions.

"New Year, New Me"

Olivia Tilley | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Tilley

It's the 6th of January, so by now people are six days in to not following through with their New Year's resolutions. That time between Christmas an...

How To Boost Workplace Health And Wellbeing In 2017

Debra Charles | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Debra Charles

Staying fit and healthy at work - mentally, physically and emotionally is incredibly important, especially as we return to work in the New Year, reenergised, refreshed and ready for the next challenge.

Why Baby Steps Are More Important Than New Year's Resolutions In Mental Health Recovery

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

If you want to set yourself a resolution for 2017, make a resolution that you can do over time, that allows for mistakes and gradual progress rather than instantaneous results.

New Challenges

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

I come from a generation where working hard was something you did to make something of yourself. I originally came from Australia, where I was raised to believe it didn't matter how you started out in life, you could go on to do great things! Work ethic was something instilled in me from an early age.

Choose Pleasure Over Pain To Stay Active In 2017

Dr William Bird MBE | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr William Bird MBE

If you're looking at getting fitter, healthier and happier in 2017 why not go out more with friends and family or explore and discover in the hidden gems in your community - you may find being active is easier than you think!

Being Somebody Else's New Year's Resolution

Laura Krippner | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Krippner

On Friday night I'm catching up with an old friend for coffee. The last time that we did this was never. We don't live in cities where it's easy to pop in somewhere mutually convenient on your way home for a quick drink or bite to eat.