UK Advice

How to Beat the Bullies

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

The most important thing is to stay healthy as this will mean you're firing on all cylinders physically, emotionally and psychologically when facing the bully. Bullies crave an emotional response so do your best to remain calm and rational, no matter how upset you may be feeling inside.

Parenting Badges

Claire Kirby | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I wanted everyone to know I was a mum. In hindsight the bags under my eyes and slightly deranged swaying from side to side, was a dead giveaway. However it sparked a conversation about other badges parents need.

How to Prepare for a Marathon

Laura Maisey | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

It is the night before my first marathon and, much like many other things I do, I have stumbled into it blithely unaware of what I am actually doing and just sort of hoping for the best. This being so, I have decided to share my fountain of marathon wisdom (in list format - who doesn't love a list?!) with anyone thinking of doing one themselves.

The Wrong Shoes

Erica Sosna | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Style
Erica Sosna

Fit is important. Ensuring you take time to explore the environment you are entering, the culture of the organization you are joining can have a huge impact on your ability to be both successful and happy. Failing to investigate this can leave you sore, tired and frustrated or worse, truly burned out.

A Freshers Survival Guide for My Little Brother

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Sherriff

Starting university is a pretty intimidating experience, and one which we seem to be expected to automatically know how to do without any actual guidelines. At times I found it overwhelming and lonely, while everyone else around me seemed to be having the time of their lives. So for my little brother and everyone else out there starting university with not a clue what to expect, here's your survival guide...

Finding Your Life Purpose

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

I could save you a lot of time and heartache by just saying "do what you love". And whilst the solution is that simple the path to the solution isn't always that easy. In a recent conversation with Gig Young, intuit and popular YouTuber, we discussed the path and why the easiest way is actually the best way.

People Aged 7 To 93 Give Advice To Younger Selves

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you need advice, who better to listen to than someone older and wiser. No matter your age -- old or young -- time always brings a unique perspect...

Starting secondary school - advice on the big move

Parentdish UK | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Parents

Your baby is going to big school! Everyone remembers starting secondary school; that mixture of nerves, excitement and most of all the hugeness of you...

Dapper Laughs Dishes Out Career Advice To GCSE Pupils.. Oh The Irony

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Dapper Laughs, the man who made his name from jokes about sexism and rape, has attempted to dish out some career advice for young people receiving the...

How to Be a Beautiful Teenager

Amanda Elias | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Parents
Amanda Elias

I know you think I'm strict but I do it because I love you and it's my job to protect you, remember you can talk to me about anything, ANYTHING. I can't always promise to contain my initial anger if you've really messed up, but I promise to always listen and try and help.

Things I'd Tell My Daughter (If I Had One)

Lisa Edwards | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I'm childfree-by-choice, but as my life fills with young female friends, I find myself thinking about what I want to pass on to them - in a wise-woman way. If I'd had a daughter when I was thirty, she would be eighteen now. So these are the things I'd like to say to her, and weirdly, lots of them are things my mother said to me...

13 Things to Remember When You're 13: Advice to My Younger Self

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

I thought it fitting that there's no time like the present to knuckle down and join the writers out there writing to their former selves. Not in a 'Clare, Clare, can you hear me?' way, but a reflective, reactive, and 'actually, you can learn a lot in 11 years' revelation that only comes with historical hindsight, and I hope is something others can relate to.

How I Stopped Listening to Other People's Advice and Started Taking My Own

Emma Brooke | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Having had various stints of therapy over the years, I now have a pretty good idea how I ended up unconsciously doing what everyone else, mainly parents and boyfriends, wanted me to do, but what if you don't have the luxury of the therapist's couch?

Six Pieces of Advice for New MPs

Paul Blanchard | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

Dear Newly Elected Members of Parliament, Firstly, welcome to Westminster! And now for the fun part. This is the part you've been campaigning for, dreaming about, fearing, and perhaps not daring yourself to think about too clearly in case it didn't happen: you're an MP. It happened. Well done.

Lights Camera Action

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

Our best creative work happens when we are in flow, using our imaginations, having fun. Obviously there will come a point where we become hypercritical of our writing and believe we'll never be the next e.e. Cummings, E.L. James or J.K. Rowling.

The Job Hunting Game: How Arnold Schwarzenegger Keeps Me Motivated

Lewis Barton | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

Yes, you did read the title correctly - Arnold Schwarzenegger! The sixty-seven year old former bodybuilding champion, turned actor, turned politician, turned movie star again may not be everyone's first choice role model. Most prefer to attempt a bad impersonation of him, quoting one of his many famous one-liners.

Being 'The Best You' Video Interview

Lauren Riley | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Lauren Riley

I recently interviewed for personal development magazine The Best You, who aim to inspire and motivate people. During the interview I told my story,...

Four Pieces Of Self-Help Advice That Are A Total Crock

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Self-help books can sometimes be an oxymoron - the advice ends up being the least helpful thing you need during a crisis. That doesn't mean they a...

Top Tips on Keeping It in the Family When It Comes to Business

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Lady Terry Robinson

The mother daughter relationship is a complex one but like any other, when the chemistry is right, it can make for a great partnership. We might be divided by the Atlantic Ocean (I'm in LA and Kate is in London) but we have some clear rules of engagement that make for a powerful dynamic.

Five Unsolicited Comments New Parents Just Don't Want to Hear

Vicki Psarias | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

Before you've even left the hospital, everyone starts offering their own supposed pearls of wisdom on what you should/should not/must not ever even contemplate doing when it comes to child-rearing. Be it your first or your fifth child, often, we just don't want to hear your thoughts unless we ask.

Eleven Ways to Be a Bit Less Bad at Revision

Eve Delaney | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Delaney

It's important to take frequent breaks during your revision session. The brain is a muscle (not factually correct) that gets tired like any other muscles (do hearts get tired?). In order for a break to be effective, you must fully remove yourself from your working mindset. Dig a hole in the garden or annoy your sister a bit. Just keep the line between work and play clearly defined.

Young People With Cancer Need Better Relationships and Sex Advice

Matt Whyman | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Whyman

Every day, six young people aged 16-24 receive the shocking news that they have cancer. Treatment usually starts immediately, can last for up to three years, and disrupts every area of their lives. Of course, this can include relationships and sex. And yet at such a formative time the issues that arise are not often openly discussed. Until now.

Seven Tips to Reduce the Stress of Divorce

Lauren Riley | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Riley

As a divorce lawyer I am often asked what my general advice is for people contemplating or going through divorce. I thought it might be helpful for me to provide a brief summary via my blog in the hope it will prove helpful for people in this situation.

How to Live the Happiest Life Possible - Advice from 1,000 Elderly Experts

Danny Baker | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

Happiness isn't a condition that occurs when circumstances are perfect or nearly so. Sooner or later you need to make a deliberate choice to be happy in spite of the challenges and difficulties.

My Dead Brother....

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I often feel a connection to people when I find out they have lost a sibling. Its the forgotten thing. We talk about people losing their parents or children, but we don't really discuss what its like to lose a sibling.