After My Last Health Scare I Decided On A Treat That Was Life-Changing

Karin Sieger | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Fear, uncertainty, relief, reprieve and human resilience - these are all part of going through a health scare. And regardless of the outcome, such scares can become personal milestones, we want to mark and celebrate. But how?

Saving The World, One Patient At A Time

Janet Davies | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Janet Davies

Tales of superhuman strength, commitment and compassion have come in from far and wide. What we've found is that it's not the moments of great drama that people remember as much as the quiet moments of support, the kind words that help them to be brave.

Ten Reasons Why Being A MAGS Is Fabulous!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

Am I worried? Well, this year, not at all! I remember when I was turning 40, I went through a whole panic about how I thought my life was ending, that I would no longer be able to do all the things I wanted.

Celebrate Our World - Don't be Disillusioned

Mark Robins | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Mark Robins

How did you celebrate International Men's Day on 19th November? Or Universal Children's Day on 20th November? You didn't know about them? Me neither. ...

O Christmas Tree...

Caragh Little | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So Christmas trees, it seems, have spindly tops and broad-based bottoms this year, because there have been a couple of mild winters.

Why World Vegan Day Matters

Damien Clarkson | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

If we look at the whole premise of veganism, one of the key aspects behind it is treading lightly on the earth. By adopting a vegan diet you not only doing something meaningful and life enhancing for your mind and body, you instantly decrease your carbon footprint and join a movement of change for the animals.

October 5 Is World Teachers' Day - Have You Said Thank You?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kathryn Lovewell

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our society. They are often undervalued and unappreciated. They are the whipping boys, the scapegoats and the fall guys for what isn't working in our education system. Let's face it, teachers get a bad press. Almost without exception there is something negative mentioned about teachers in the media every day.

A Slice of Norway

Jorn Tomter | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Jorn Tomter

Today it is 200 years since Norway's constitution law was signed on the 17 May 1814. At the time it was considered to be one of the most liberal democratic constitutions and today it is the third oldest constitution law in the world...

Should We Be More Patriotic About Our Patron Saint's Day?

Penny Fordham | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Penny Fordham

Personally, I'm not sure of the reason, but I believe people should be proud of their country - both by birth and the one they choose to live in. For me, to celebrate St George's Day is not about conflict or competition, but about having pride in our 53,000,000+ strong community and the rich history of this place we call 'home'.

Valentine's Day or Breakup Day, How Will You Be Celebrating February 14?

Esther Hayden | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

Not all break ups are being commemorated with a bitter streak and companies are emerging to promote celebrating not the end of a relationship, but as Jay Ryan, co-founder of breakupgems.com, says 'embarking on a new chapter in your life and rejuvenating yourself'.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Screw Up Another Valentine's Day

Suzi Godson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Valentines Day is the most contradictory celebration of the year. The annual onslaught of heart-shaped commercial tat is unarguably irritating, exploitative and exclusionary, yet it is a celebration that men ignore at their peril. So, before you get it wrong again guys, here's ten things you need to know...

Capturing the True Magic of Christmas: How I Rediscovered My Love of the Festive Season

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

So what happened to release me from the confines of my decidedly Scrooge-like slump? A trip to the doctors believe it or not. Somewhere in the stench of other people's bugs, a delay of nearly an hour on my allotted appointment time and some delightful piped Christmas tunes a change occurred.

Birthday Getaways | Stylish Indulgence in NYC

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I had made up my mind, I would not allow my 30th birthday to transpire without an explosion of fun and indulgence. And so I embarked on my very first trip to New York City, for a birthday getaway of culture, fine dining and pampering.

Lessons From Mexican Tradition Day of the Dead ... How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

Monica Millares | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

Contrary to what many may think, the Day of the Dead is not about grief and sorrow; it is a Celebration of Life!

A Guide to Celebrating the Royal Birth

Ben Dalton | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

Fellow country(wo)men, rejoice in the ceasing of all our woes! The blessed babe this day is born, joy to the world, etc. Here's the Tab guide to getting on a jolly that will rival that time there was a daddy longlegs in your McDonald's and you got a free six-pack of nuggets.

Birthdays on the Breadline No Piece of Cake for Parents

David Holmes | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
David Holmes

From the work Family Action does with low-income parents, it's clear that for many a worrying combination of rapid rises in living costs and welfare cuts is resulting in ever-tightening family budgets.

My Date With the President - Dublin in Style...

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Never before have I felt so welcome in a stately residence, or even in my mum's house, than I did at President Michael D. Higgins sprawling mansion for afternoon tea.

'Rock n' Roll President' Invites Ireland's Best Musicians to His House for Paddy's Day

Paddy Duffy | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

President Michael D Higgins, a former Minister for Culture and dubbed "The Rock n' Roll President" because of his love of music, got some of Ireland's best and brightest musical talents and poetic powerhouses together to perform. Below are a couple of teasers of what to expect, and the live show will be available here from 9:30pm tonight.

Auld Lang Syne

Caragh Little | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I remember many New Year's Eves in crowded bars, complete with anonymous hugs from drunken strangers. People bellow out the words of Auld Lang Syne as part of the midnight ritual. "We'll have a friendly drink for old time's sake", roughly translates the most famous lines of the song from Robert Burns' Scots dialect.

A Time of Celebration and Reflection

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.02.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

Understanding a true meaning of love and peace is the beginning of wisdom and unity with the great spirit of the Universe.

Six Ways to Have a Mann Family Christmas

Andrea Mann | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Hey, kids! And your parents! Want to enjoy Christmas in the style of a middle-class family living in the West Midlands in the 1980s? Then look no further: because here is my handy guide to How To Have A Mann Family Christmas.

London 2012: Personal Moments, Collective Memories and a Lasting Legacy

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

London is such a vibrant, diverse and energising city I am thrilled that we were able to showcase this side of the city to the world!

Who Rules the World...

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Today is International Women's Day and for me it has already gotten off to quite the start. I opened the London Stock Exchange this morning alongside 49 other UK businesswomen, which showcased the talent and success of women in this country.

A Head of Time

Tom Carter | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Comedy
Tom Carter

And so it begins. The 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne draws ever nearer and with it the inevitable hysteria and servile behaviour reserved especially for royal events. 6 February will be a Monday. It will also be the day of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I will celebrate it for the former.

The Best Present This Year: Christmas Comfort Instead of Competition

Carin King | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

At Christmas - the perfect time of year for taking good care of ourselves and our relationships - a little, honest thank you can mean so much.