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My Top Six Holiday Destinations For 2017!

Frank Brehany | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

Meeting people for business or family this last Christmas told me that many people are not just fed up, but also quite concerned about travelling. I can understand how they feel, if you measure what has happened in many destinations; you could be forgiven for having second thoughts about booking that getaway.

How To Shield Your Work From Doubt Damage

Leila Johnston | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Belief gets a bad rap. It's a very unpopular concept in these secular times, but the (obvious) thing is: we believe things whether we want want to or not. If we can at least accept that's true, we can start to take control of our beliefs, and make them work for us. But accepting they exist is the big first step.

How To Keep Up momentum On Your Projects

Leila Johnston | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Experiencing explosive creativity in every direction is one of the great things about living in these connected times. But just because we can, doesn't mean we should. Indeed, the trend with some creative projects now seems to be heading towards 'anthologies', and there's a 'quality over quantity' vibe starting to emerge.

Freelance Creatives: Give Yourself A Promotion In 2017

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

As we look forward to another brand new year, here's an idea I had while listening to some experts talk about how to get promotions in conventional workplaces. If, as I've suggested in some of these posts, you might think of your freelance or creative work as within the framework of a sort of imaginary office, why not give yourself a promotion every now and then?

Five Types Of Eccentric Shoppers Every Family Has

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

Shopping has been our family sport since generations. We sweat over it like a bunch of honeybees. Working relentlessly without taking a vacation. And yet none of us qualifies to come even close to being a seasoned, respectable shopper.

The Toll Of Christmas On The Couple Relationship

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

I had two telephone calls this week from friends worried about Christmas. One called to say that she and her husband had invited 12 people - mostly fa...

How To Assess The Value Of Your Creative Work

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

We'd all like to get paid more for what we do. But we have a habit of feeling our stuff is impossible to value because we develop an emotional, personal relationship with it. Doing business with our creative outputs can feel like selling off a section of our very soul.

How To Empower Your Child - These Four Ways

Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska

The time to start is now. Arm them with a set of tools that show that the only limitations are the ones we create for ourselves in our minds. How do you empower your child?

'Tis The Season To Maybe Chill The Hell Out

Katherine Press | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Press

Getting everything organised is tough work. Anyone who talks about getting to go home to do nothing but eat and watch movies makes me jealous, as I know how tired we Christmas Fairies feel after all the gift choosing, and cooking of the meals, and the cleaning and the wrapping and the small talk.

Add Some Sparkle To Your Christmas Reading

Robin Kermode | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robin Kermode

Being asked to read at a Carol Service is a great honour, but for many it can fill us with dread! What tone should you take? How fast should you go? A...

Dreaming Of A Nomadic Lifestyle?

Alice Weightman | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Weightman

It's a dream job, right? Having the freedom to travel the world, while continuing your career and receiving a regular pay check at the same time. Simp...

What Exactly Does A Year Of Mourning Mean In Thailand?

Olivia Shortall | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Shortall

In simple words, a year of national mourning means that the government has suggested everyone should feel respectful and sad, and grieve for their King's passing. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), visitors should respect the feelings and sensitivities of the Thai people at this time.

A Letter To My Fellow Twenty-Somethings...

Emma Hedile Al-munshi | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hedile Al-munshi

My job revolved around assisting other people realise their own full potential, which is something I do really enjoy, and still enjoy to this day. But it wasn't until the closing ceremony of this particular event that I turned around and thought to myself, "But what have I done for me?"

Autism: Tips To Help You Maintain Your Cool

Marcus Mitchell | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Marcus Mitchell

Nearly every year an anger incident breaks out at home, countless of times the police have been involved and end up arresting me due to my behaviour stepping above the out-of-control zone.

Rochelle Hulmes Asks For Parenting Advice After Her Daughter's Pet Died

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Parents

Many parents think that buying a pet for their child is a great way to teach them about the circle of life. But, it always feels a little harder than ...

Top Five Things to Do In Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Hollywood is home to the rich and famous. As someone who has grown up watching the city on screen, there's something very magical about visiting Tinseltown in person. It has a vibe like nowhere else in the world - with a culture that is very much its own and sprinkled with a long history in film and television. After recently spending a week in Los Angeles and taking in the array of sights the city has to offer, I can now bring you my Top 5.

Planning a Wedding? Don't Do This!

Kathryn Player | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Player

Your wedding is supposed to be the 'biggest day' of your life! Here's how to keep all those stresses at bay, whether you're new to all the planning or you're hours from your big day.

Elders Leave Traces Behind

Sonja Lewis | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

I really believe people live on in a very real way through what they teach us in their lifetime, and what they leave behind in little traces. Maybe yo...

An Open Letter to the Orlando Shooter

Sophie Pope | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

You're a criminal and a coward, and your crime has shocked the world to its core. But we refuse to break in the face of what you have done. The people who died because of you will be honoured as we stand together for justice.

Why Muhammad Ali Was the Greatest

Solomon Ian-Sangala | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Sport
Solomon Ian-Sangala

He was a man who stood out, and that made him an inspiration. This, among other things, is why Muhammad Ali will go down in history as the greatest.

Ask the Expert: How to Tackle Revision

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Hinnah Rafique

I hope this blog post has helped you to think of a few strategies that you could use to combat your stress levels before your upcoming exams. How do you get rid of stress? If you've got any tried-and-tested strategies, do let us know - you definitely don't stop needing them after you graduate!

5 Lifehacks from 5 Fabulous Females

Steph Weller | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Weller

There's a secret revolution going on: women supporting women. No trolling, no bitching, no sniping, no undermining. Instead it's all about empowering, encouraging, supporting and respecting each other.

Parenting - 'Help!'

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

You'd think Phillip and I would have had all our parenting issues nailed by the time our daughter came along, but when she was one and still insisting on being cuddled to sleep with a dummy, we knew it was time, once again, to call in a professional.

How to Survive World Book Day - Next Year

Claire Kirby | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

The mention of World Book Day makes me break out into a cold sweat. I love getting lost in a good book. I love sharing books from my childhood with my children, and discovering new ones. I love the idea behind World Book Day.

Now Is the Time to Buy a Holiday Home In Spain

Stephen Maunder | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Maunder

As the British winter rages on, it's natural that thoughts start to turn to sun, sea and sand. The laid-back lifestyle on offer in Spain has always appealed to Brits, but it's fair to say the property market there has had its fair share of problems.