UK Advice

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.

Top Blogging Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Colyer

From the outside world it can seem simple- they post a few words and opinions, a few images and hey presto- prestige is achieved, freebies are sent to review, and you have brands everywhere looking for collaborations. This is not true. And I would advise anyone who is thinking of starting a blog to really research the work before going in to it half-heartedly.

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.