UK Advice

Five Top Tips for Buying a Home In Spain

Stephen Maunder | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Maunder

It's no secret that the Spanish property market has had some problems in recent years, but it's now turned the corner, and there are still some great property deals to be had, whether you're buying a holiday home or an investment property.

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

Top Ten US Driving Tips

Mike Gerrard | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

The US Road Trip is for many people - including many Americans - the dream holiday. It's the freedom of the road, the ability to stop or move on, a chance to see the country's breath-taking scenery and cross its wide-open spaces.

Turbulent Times With Twins - The First Year

Anne Marshall | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Parents
Anne Marshall

Definitely don't look at the page with the picture of the mum tandem breast-feeding her twins, holding them up like two footballs. That page is responsible for me losing the breast pump I'd bought, over the balcony of our apartment building.

The Break Up Rebrand - An Introduction

Lucy Horobin | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Horobin

It feels like we're expected to be crying into a pillow, stinking of Chardonnay, cat pee and desperation. (for the record I prefer Gin & smell expensive, darling). The biggest thing I've learned is that being single aged 36 is actually rather exciting, unpredictable and utterly refreshing! The sense of freedom is incredible.

Practical Advice and Encouragement for New Parents

Olga Levancuka | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

While it is natural for your darling or even yourself to be constantly obsessed with the baby, you want to spend some time together in a 'baby free' zone. When you do things you used to do together, just without talking about babies.

"More, More, More, How Do You Like It?"

Emma Porcelli | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Porcelli

Women apparently hit their sexual peak at 35, and I would agree. I think your thirties are the best decade of your life (although I may change this opinion as I get older). I got married as I turned 30, just had my first baby. I had all three children in this decade, my confidence escalated ten fold, I loved my job but had the confidence to have a career break. And yes, my libido increased.

Nine Things I'd Tell My 20 Year Old Self

Liam Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Fitzpatrick

Regret less: Drinking half a bottle of tequila, spilling red wine on a white sofa and buying said white sofa; there are many things you'll blame yourself for. But spending time regretting decisions is pointless - apologise, show remorse and move on.

A Letter to My Younger Self

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Yes, I'm aware that you won't listen, you want to be confident, educated and independent. I am not asking you to corrupt your dreams, just to look around and find time to enjoy the journey.

Music Industry Experts Reply to the Age-Old Question: How Do You 'Make It' in Music?

James Gilmore | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

The music industry has always been considered one of the most challenging industries find success in. There's competition like none other, with every artist believing they're either the 'next big thing' or 'yeezus'.

18 Things I Learned After Turning 35

Poorna Bell | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Last weekend was my birthday, and in the lead-up to it I was a flipping nightmare. I didn't want to turn 35 - it just seemed one inevitable, saggy step closer to 40. However, in the beatific afterglow of a lot of red wine and the fact that I turned 35 and my face didn't immediately shrivel into a Crankies-like death mask, I have figured out there are some pretty good things about reaching roughly half your life expectancy...

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.