Saving the Environment Is a Big Task, but Student Campaigns are a Good Place to Start

Louis Sherman | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

Student campaigning is becoming ever more vital and it should give us all a little bit of hope. It appears to be happening nationwide with a variety of universities, so we can hope this current success extends into the future and the environmental issues we face now may begin to get tackled.

You Are Wrong on Your Favourite Issue

Neil Hughes | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Neil Hughes

The results are in. And it's bad news for you. It seems that when it comes to Your Favourite Issue, you're plain wrong.

The Quiet Heroes

Danny Bowman | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

This piece is all about the quiet heroes in my life; the ones that stood by me through the indescribable horrors of my condition. They saw a boy cry himself to sleep, a teenager fall apart and a man's fight for recovery but the consistent correlation was they stood by me.

Choosing Happiness When It Feels Like the Wrong Choice

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

As a coach I often work with loss and change and the tremendous stress that these two partners impose. I knew how to work through this with a client but I had no will to do so with myself. Instead I withdrew into a small, solitary routine where I could be heartbroken without being judged.

Only the Brave

Laura Jordan Bambach | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Tech
Laura Jordan Bambach

This drive to make things better is the principle that has driven every decision I've ever made. The reason I started my first agency while still at uni and the reason I've thrown myself headfirst into the unknown, over and over again. It's the reason I still actively make work rather than just bring home a mega salary for sitting in meetings about meetings.

How to Find Your Own Personal Hogwarts

Michaela Horan | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

If Harry Potter's not your thing you need only look up at the night sky to consider the concept of a whole other dimension. Astronomers refer to an observable universe for good reason. Because they know that there's an unobservable one as well - that there's more 'out there' than we're currently able to detect with a telescope, despite the technological advances of recent times.

Behavioural Economics - Work With, Rather Than Against Human Nature to Deliver Change

Dan Russon | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK
Dan Russon

As change practitioners there's a lot of value in understanding a little about the fascinating field of Behavioural Economics. Behavioural Economics d...

Getting Out

Naomi Hefter | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So for now, it's back to my temp job ( I'm sat here now with nothing but this computer, my phone and people walking past this reception desk either ignoring me or being told "I smell delicious" by an old man), and some good comedy gigs to look forward to. Have a good weekend and if you don't enjoy your job, walk out. NOW (you won't regret it).

Post-Holiday September Resolutions - Eight Small Steps to Become a Better Person and Help Change the World

Virginia Stuart-Taylor | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Virginia Stuart-Taylor

September's here and we're gradually returning from summer holidays refreshed and energised, with renewed motivation and enthusiasm for life! September is also traditionally a month for change, as the new academic year begins, as many people move city to start new jobs / degrees, and as the job market floods with new opportunities.

I Quit

Linda Ayoola | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Ayoola

To be clear, I didn't leave my job in a rude way and stomped out. No, I had mixed emotions about leaving my job. I care about many of the people there, had wonderful opportunities and enjoyed much of the job itself if I am honest.

Why We Shouldn't Underestimate the Impact of Change on Our Mental Health

Tayana Simons | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tayana Simons

Depression hit me like a ton of bricks. I wasn't prepared for it. I couldn't handle it and worst of all, I didn't even know what it was. Speaking to quite a few other people my age years later, they now admit that they suffered with depression or anxiety after they left university, but most of them didn't even know it at the time.

Help Prevent the Loss of One Newborn Baby a Week

Fiona Paddon | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Fiona Paddon

My partner Scott and I should have been sharing our son Edward Gili's first birthday in May this year. But instead of having that exciting first year to celebrate and many more to look forward to, we had just nine precious days to spend with our beautiful son.

How to Bring Balance to Boardrooms and Beyond

Jayne Morris | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Jayne Morris

Traditional eastern philosophies explain that in nature all matter consists of feminine (ying) and masculine (yang) energy that change in balance with...

Racism? Inequalities? Only a Positive Mindset Can Change the World

William Barylo | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
William Barylo

Changing the world is possible if we think on the long run. Are we seeing further than our own generation? How will the children of the elites - those we like to blame - act towards the people who spent their lives blaming their parents?

Change or Die

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I don't remember whether this tattoo was Hebrew or Chinese. And I wouldn't be able to recall it again if l saw it now. I asked him what I meant. He replied. "Change or die". To this day it's the single most accurate sentence I've ever heard regarding recovery. Any type of recovery.

Matters of the Mind - Speaking Out About Mental Health in Schools

Anna Hicks | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Hicks

Don't turn a blind eye to problems that need addressing. Children can suffer from mental health problems too, keep that in mind.

How Do You Know You Have Low Self-Esteem? And How Can You Change That?

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

It took me a while, some years, but I found the answers to rebuilding my self-esteem and my life to such an extent that I run a successful business that I set up and I am a published author.

This House Wouldn't Vote Because They're All Tossers Anyway

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Proposition Leyla Gumusdis The Oxford English Dictionary has four definitions for the term "Tosser": I. One who or that which tosses II. A te...

Embrace Change and Life Becomes Easy

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I am currently living in a Buddhist community in northern Thailand. Everyday we practice meditation, and mindfulness is a way of life; it is embedded in the way we talk, walk, work and eat.

This Week I Found Myself Up Against One of the Biggest Supermarkets in Britain - And I Won

Hayley Craddock | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Hayley Craddock

I am grateful that Tesco has done the right thing and hope it, and other pension companies take the opportunity to improve their urgency, communication and compassion in handling situations in these circumstances in the future.

Keep Your Friendships Fresh

Karen Pine | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

As humans we have evolved as social animals. It once made sense for us to stick to our own tribe because outsiders represented danger. They don't any more. Invite more outsiders into your tribe and freshen up your friendships and your life.

Ending Male Violence- Wearing a Ribbon is Not Enough but It's a Start

Chris Green | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Chris Green

25,000 men have signed a pledge "Never to Commit, Excuse or Remain Silent about Violence against Women"- of course it should be 20 million , but it's a start, and we have 150 grassroots Ambassadors promoting discussions of the issues across the UK.

Why Law Firms Need to Move with the Times

Lauren Riley | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Lauren Riley

I recently attended The Modern Law conference and was positively encouraged by the number of senior lawyers encouraging the widespread adoption of technology in the legal sector.

Changing Careers at 28, What I Learned

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

Over a year before I left my job, I'd convinced myself that I was a failure for not having pursued my childhood dream of becoming a vet. If we were in medieval times, I'd have been out flagellating myself in the street, full of regret.

Can the Internet and a Thousand Random Acts of Kindness Save Jimmy Thoronka?

Van Skoric | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Van Skoric

We have a tradition in Britain of caring for people all around the world and the response to Jimmy's story shows British compassion at its best. All we need now is Theresa May to join the public and do another random act of kindness: let Jimmy stay.