#Blog

Denied!

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Rejection - one of the harshest parts of life. If there is one experience that all we humans have faced in our life that would be the pain of rejectio...

Redefining Happiness

Susanna Halonen | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

As the Happyologist®, the most common question I get asked is, "Are you always happy?". To this, I confidently respond, "No, I'm human." It took me years to fully understand this question and to respond to it confidently. Why? Because I, just like the rest of society, had totally misunderstood what happiness is.

The Real Face Of Britain

Kevin Bailey | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK
Kevin Bailey

One of the big stories this week has been that of a young Asian Woman, standing in the face of an EDL leader, smiling calmly. That woman, was Saffiya...

Can We All Take A Moment To Remind Ourselves What Empowerment Actually Means?

Phoebe Cleghorn | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Cleghorn

While it may seem reductive to compare the 'empowering' action of posting a photo of some nipples on Instagram to all of the above, it's simply important to remember that we have so much more to offer than just that. It's time that we all realised our true and varied capabilities in inciting genuine positive change. Only then, will we be empowered.

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

How Other Parents Helped Me Realise A Learning Disability Is Nothing To Fear - In Fact, It's Brought Joy I Could Never Have Imagined

Tom Bachofner | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Bachofner

When we were first given the diagnosis, I remember going through lots of outdated, clinical information we'd found online, but what I desperately wanted to know was how the day-to-day looked, raising a child with a learning disability.

22 Things You Must Know At 22 That Are Not Up For Discussion

Rebecca Peel | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Peel

Being 22 is sort of like being in age-limbo. You're past the year of "fake adulthood" at 21, and the world expects you to act responsibly now. But despite the snazzy business cards you now have, you still don't feel like a fully functioning adult. You have more in common with a 30-year-old than an 18-year-old now, but you're still in your prime! Below is a list of things I've learnt this year that you must know...

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.

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

How To Write A Blog Post: 9 Dos And Don'ts

Patric Morgan | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK
Patric Morgan

The one vivid memory I have of that interview was John looking me right in the eye and telling me that the best thing you can do is learn from others, whether it be friend or opposition. It was something that had helped him to succeed and something I've tried to implement in many aspects of my life since.

Separation Anxiety

Neil Ransome | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

I have always been someone who was career driven, with clear work ethic and never shied away from hard work. It's was instilled in me growing up. I remember my dad telling me of when I was a baby, he had 2 jobs so at 5pm he'd finish work come home, eat, get a bus into Central London and then work into the early hours.

To My Son, The Heart Warrior

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

I know I could have been a better mother, that I could have made the effort and see people, that I could have taken you out more. I was so worried Elijah, so worried I would lose you.

You Couldn't Stop Me From Talking About Men With My Best Friends If You PAID Me

Tamar Broadbent | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Tamar Broadbent

There's a kind of rumour going round that it's not very 'good' for women to talk about men all the time. As if it trivialises us. Well, meh. OF COURSE we talk about other things: like Brexit, the threat of Donald Trump, and how would you genetically engineer a unicorn?.. but you couldn't stop me talking about men with my friends if you paid me.

Mushroom and Tofu in a Red Pepper Curry Sauce

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

When I came across a recipe which blended roasted peppers into a curry sauce, I knew I had to make a version of it. I am a sucker for sweet curries, probably having eaten a lot of restaurant and take-away curries in my youth which are notoriously full of sugar.

Seitan and Wild Garlic Fajitas

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Wild garlic season may just be the highlight of the spring for me. As much as I adore asparagus and Jersey Royals, there is something so alluring about shards of garlicky green leaf growing free in the wilderness.

How I Grew My Organic Search Traffic 1465% in 12 Months

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

In this post I share how, by following a specific strategy, I grew my organic search traffic by 1465% within just 12 months. That's nearly 16 times ...

How to Create Blog Titles That Bring You Traffic

Steve D. Shaw | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech
Steve D. Shaw

An effective blog title can be the difference between content that attracts traffic to your blog on an ongoing basis... and content that no one really...

How YouTube Has Changed the Entertainment Industry

Chloe Kenyon | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Chloe Kenyon

YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees in 2005, after they saw a gap in the market for a video sharing website. In 2006, YouTube was bou...

"Piano Piano" - How Living in Italy Taught Me to Slow Down

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

A lot has changed since January 2014. Not just that I now live in London, have a stable job and most excellent workplace, but mainly for the reason that this time two years ago I was living in Palermo, Sicily. Yeah, I'm still trying to get used to the lack of good coffee.

The EU's Role in Tackling the Global Exclusion of Older People

Knut Fleckenstein | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Politics
Knut Fleckenstein

The world is ageing rapidly. As fertility falls and life expectancy grows, the num-ber of older people in both the developed and developing world is soaring. By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people aged over 60 on this planet, out-numbering children below the age of 15 and accounting for 21.5% of the global population.

Women in Business Q&A: Maggie Lord, Founder & Editor, Rustic Wedding Chic

Laura Dunn | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Maggie Lord Maggie Lord is the founder and editor of Rustic Wedding Chic and Rustic Wedding Guide. Rustic Wedding Chic has become the number one wedd...

2016's Word Of The Year

Natasha Barrett | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Time Magazine recently published an article describing the singular 'they' pronoun as 2016's word of the year. If this is an accurate title, it's surprising to me how many people are still unaware of its existence...

Eight Reasons Why Bloggers Make the Best Employers

Jenna Downes | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jenna Downes

Blogging is finally being understand as a legitimate form of media and us bloggers are getting the credit we deserve; with many of us placing it at the forefront of our CVs and using it to find new job opportunities. But what is it about bloggers that make them such good employers?

Life Lessons

Gracie Francesca | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gracie Francesca

I've learned a lot about who I am, especially in the last year or so and I wanted to just be upfront about certain situations and lessons life has taught me. I am my own worst enemy and although I'm pretty confident, I struggle with acceptance and shame (I hate feeling exposed). Hindsight is a wonderful thing and upon reflection over the last few months, here are my 10 Important Life Lessons.

Ask the Expert: What Is a Social Enterprise?

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Dr Hinnah Rafique

As Director of a multi-award-winning UK social enterprise I get asked this question at least few times a week and have been meaning to write this blog...