UK Advice

Why We Should Remove 'Victim' From Our Vocabulary

Sophie Pope | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Do we really want to go through life being labelled a victim? The word 'victim' connotes frailty. It says 'handle with care', 'don't push it', 'poor thing'. Do we want to be looked at that way just because of an isolated incident that happened through no fault of our own?

Dogs: Food for Thought

Kristina Johansen | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

It is important to remember that although dogs are part of the family they have completely different digestive systems to humans and some foods we class as healthy can be toxic... There are some foods that dog owners should avoid at all costs including chocolate, sweets, grapes and onions.

The Rules of Separation

Jeff Brazier | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Do we really put our children first? Separation for parents can be amongst the toughest experiences in life; the hurt, anger, pain and insecurity can be unbearable, and in those moments of feeling utter rejection you are meant to act responsibly on behalf of the children so that they are put first?

Clearing 2014: Advice From The Survivors

The Huffington Post | Tasha Kleeman | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

After months of suspense, results day is finally in sight. As a wave of dread washes over the nation’s 17 year olds, there is one thing on everyone...

Is the Key to Business Success Tough Love From Other Entrepreneurs?

Michelle Wright | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

So whilst a good mentor or coach might be essential to help you achieve success as an entrepreneur - let's not forget that breakthroughs might also come from actively seeking feedback from other business owners. After all, none of us has time to chase rainbows...

Distracted By Work When on Holiday? You Might Be Suffering From Infobesity

Dave Coplin | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

Nearly half of the UK's office workers are suffering from 'Infobesity', the over-consumption of information. It's making us unhappy, is bad for our health, and hurts our productivity... There must be something wrong with the office culture in many companies when 45% of workers feel that they should reply to work email instantly - no matter where they are or what they're doing.

Defining Success

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

What does it mean to be successful? A high-powered job? Bags of money? A fancy house and expensive sports car? Living up to the expectations others have for you? To me, success is far more personal than any of these things.

Dear Fresher, Enclosed is Some Advice, Love From the Students of Plymouth University

Madison Taylor | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Fresher's week, starting university and leaving all your home comforts behind is all that applicant students will be thinking about this summer. Whilst there is a lot of excited adrenaline coursing through veins, there will also be a lot of trepidation and nervousness.

Three Things I've Learnt as an Ex-Cancer Patient

Kristina Egan | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kristina Egan

I definitely don't walk around everyday thinking about how beautiful post-cancer life is, I think about that bastard who pushed in front of me at Upper Crust. You are allowed to grumble, it's cathartic, just don't stomp around acting like the world owes you one.

If I'd Known Then What I Know Now - Four Essential Considerations for Any Aspiring Law Student

Simon Cairns | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Cairns

Be warned. If you're considering a legal career, make sure you've thought it through carefully... Today, law firms and chambers are expecting more from potential trainees and pupils than ever before. Before embarking on this major journey, start to think about what it is you really want to do and what will make you happy.

How to Overcome Your Excuses and Take Action

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Excuses. We all make them. Monthly. Weekly. Daily. Even hourly. To others, but mostly to ourselves. And, it's likely that these excuses that you come up with, are holding you back from creating the success that you want.

The Three Best Pieces of Advice I've Ever Been Given

Charlie Mullins | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

People are always giving me advice, and a lot of it gets filed in my mental skip, but there are three instances that do stick in my head as having been worth heeding, and it's a good thing I did...

My Three Favourite Pieces of Advice

Carla Buzasi | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

This Sunday, HuffPost UK celebrates its third birthday, and rather than ask for piles of presents, we asked some of our favourite bloggers to gift us with their three best pieces of advice. Over the past few years, as our audience has grown and our team multiplied in size, the stories we've heard from our amazing army of bloggers - more than 9,000 in the UK today - continue to inspire and amaze, and I feel privileged to be in a position to share these with you. To kick things off, here are my three contributions - all of which have stood me in good stead during my editorship. I may not have followed them to the T all the time, and certainly forgot them on numerous occasions, but they're a timely reminder when times are tough about how to live a more fulfilling life.

Three Best Pieces of Advice for Anyone of Any Age

Vicky Chan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

Do what you love. Even if no one advises you to do it, do it... Don't know what you love? Love an infinite list of things? Do it all! ... If you're worried about looking 'lame' or 'nerdy', don't worry - I've been there.

Ten Steps to Giving a Great Best Man Speech

Robin Kermode | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Kermode

All Best Man speeches have to be funny. Right? Wrong! By all means go for it and bring the house down - but only if you're naturally funny, nobody wants to end up on YouTube or Facebook in the "Least funny Best Man" category!

Beating Stress: How To Cope With Feeling Overwhelmed

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

It is important to learn to say "no" when you feel overwhelmed and to do so without feeling any guilt. This goes in tangent with taking time out for yourself and learning to delegate. If you accept less responsibility and allow others to keep personal responsibility for tasks that inevitably would lie with them anyway then your load will be lighter.

Life Coach Lessons From a Puppy

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

As I discussed in my podcast life is so much easier and straightforward when you don't take things personally, but I thought I would share with you the story of how modelling my dog's behaviour led to my latest ponderings and how really he should be the author of today's post.

Actors Who Make Their Own Work

Catherine Balavage | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

This American producer, director, writer and actress caused a stir with Another Earth. She was only 27 at the time. Now 30 and with 13 films under her belt. She was even on the front cover of Vanity Fair's prestigious Hollywood edition. She has written four films and directed one.

Pomegranates: How to Deal With Overwhelming Situations

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

In this modern world what so many of us forget is that the human psyche needs time to digest and reacclimatise to information. Sometimes what we don't do is every bit as powerful as that which we do do.Taking time out to remember the tale of the pomegranate can help shift your focus towards a more positive outcome.

The Impossible Dream: How to Get the Perfect Work/Life Balance

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

It is so important to put your action plans into action otherwise they are just words on a piece of paper that will never materialise. We so often navel gaze and Shonda is right that the lint in our navels gets embarrassed for us! She goes on to impart a three point lesson.

Communication: Are You Getting What You Want?

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

The right communication can drive the world to talk, but the wrong interactions can severely challenge a person's world. With social media and modern technology driving opinions, we often forget to work on person to person interaction which is the foundation of communication. It is great to be heard on such a global scale but for most of us daily connections can prove a mine field.

Making Fierce Conversations Count - In Business and in Life

Colin Hunter | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Colin Hunter

Continuing the theme of last month's interview with Tim Brown, I have once again re-visited my shelf of inspirational leadership books. This month, Ha...

Mentor Advice Helps the Innovative Business Survive

Brendan Flattery | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

In today's complex entrepreneurial business environment, mentoring can be more important than ever and make the difference between success and failure. Around the world, business confidence is returning and as trading conditions improve, high growth is the target.

How to Create and Maintain Momentum After Startup

Stephen Fear | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Stephen Fear

For many entrepreneurs, launching a business can be the most exciting time. Putting so much effort into your ideas and seeing them take form is a great achievement. However, I have spoken to a lot of startups in the past that feel as though they have reached the finish line by simply getting their business off the ground. In reality, this is when the hard work really begins.

How to Survive the World Cup With Your Relationship Intact

Sarah Abell | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Abell

If you are married to or going out with someone who loves football and you really don't - then this survival guide is for you.