Don't Be Afraid Of The Flaws That Make You Human

Toby Brown | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Toby Brown

As I started to gig more, working in an office job by day, then heading off to gigs all around the country by night, getting the perfect run up to a gig became impossible. I'd rush into a gig in Totnes, moments before being due onstage, the mournful fragments of a Greggs pasty crumbled over whatever T-shirt had been clean(ish) that morning.

Skincare For Acne

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Acne is one of the commonest skin disorders which affects nearly 80% of the population at some point in time. Choosing the right products with effective ingredients is vital otherwise you may inadvertently be making the problem worse.

How Getting Dressed Every Day Cured My Anxiety

Loulou Storey | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

I had it all planned. 32 weeks into my pregnancy we'd move from London to Brighton. I'd pop back into my favourite jumpsuit straight after delivery and set up a profitable styling business during maternity leave. Obviously home and work would be perfectly balanced.

How I Keep My Life 'Straight Up'

Em Ford | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Em Ford

Sharing with others what you're going through is a great way of overcoming and dealing with it. The impact of 'You Look Disgusting" meant that a lot of the online abuse actually ended due to the film. And I was completely blown away by the support - I had no idea that I would ever reach over 26 million views - and touched that so many women related to what I was saying.

The Confidence Gap: A Guide To It And How To Reduce It

Loulou Storey | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Loulou Storey

As a Style and Confidence Coach I am naturally intrigued by any study, report or article related to confidence. Our confidence is a valuable resource and is one that we can strengthen and improve everyday. When we are without it, life can feel challenging and restrictive especially in the workplace.

Why The Zombie Apocalypse Is Already Here

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

I believe that most of us are the walking dead. I was one of them. I was in a job that made me miserable, but I kept on at it, thinking that hard work would turn it all around. I'd done well at school, did well in my degree and then carried on to do a post-graduate diploma.

Woman Has Perfect Response After Being Body-Shamed By A Man

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A model has issued a rallying call telling women not to accept people commenting on their size, saying: “our bodies are no longer ‘fair game’ fo...

Why Going Back To School Can Be A Traumatic Time

BritChick Paris | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

The flurry of wearing different uniform, packing a brand new lunchbox creates some excitement, but for many the overwhelming sensation is uncertainty. Will there be nice teachers? Who will sit next to me? Will there be more homework? Will the lessons be harder? Will the other children like me?

Dear Big, Wide World - Please Look After My Daughter

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Parents
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

As I think about my daughter, Eden, heading towards the school gates, I want to soak up the memories of the fun times we've had together. The cuddles, the days out, the stories and just being able to see her grow into the amazing little girl she is today.

Is Our Exam System Putting Children Under Too Much Pressure?

BritChick Paris | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

I overheard a mum in a coffee shop talk to her friend about her child's revision this summer holiday. The girl had to do minimum three hours a day. I assumed GCSE or A Level. But no it was the 11+.

The Introverted Extrovert

Cerys Aedy | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

The extrovert, you see, is a part I play (or at least this is how it feels), and I can play her very well most of time, and I do have a good time for a short time, but at the end of the day, something's got to give, and the shy, retiring girl emerges in her place.

Londoner Reminds Young Women Never To Doubt Themselves By Handing Out 'Boy Poison' Notes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Acting “like a girl” has had negative connotations for far too long. To rectify matters, an art director has been handing out an empowering note, ...

Why Not Getting The Right A Level Results Could Be A Blessing In Disguise

BritChick Paris | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
BritChick Paris

Rather than being happy about the two As I beat myself up about about my failure. I refused to celebrate, my parents got the paper remarked (it still came back as a C) and I started Oxford, not exactly brimming with confidence.

The Words From Yoda You Need To Remember For Life

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

My own self belief has wavered in life. The toughest times were as a teenager, then as a new mum. I listened to the opinions of others too much and didn't believe in myself. I felt that I was missing some special quality to achieve what I wanted to, or that things had to be hard. Guess what? That's what I got.

Make It Legal

Jenny Afia | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Jenny Afia

I know confidence doesn't always come easily. Progress does not have to mean perfection. Believe me, I've had days when I've felt like the dumbest person on a conference call. But I have learned from my less than stellar performances. Most of us are more than 'good enough'. Just making some small behavioural changes, can help us turn a flat lining career path into one that begins to tilt upwards.

How MC Hammer Can Help You Stay Positive

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Parents
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

It's the summer holidays in the UK and my house is already trashed, my three kids have fallen out and made up again at least 10 times a day and it's r...

How To Get The Most Out Of Attending Plus-Size Events

Debz Aiken | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

There is something special about being in a room full of plus size women to make you realise you're not alone You get to look around at people all dressed differently, their own unique styles but all looking fantastic! You'll come away with a new energy which is unexplainable but worth experiencing

Going Bald At 17: How I Conquered Male Pattern Baldness

Paul Inman | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Inman

I say this not because being bald defines me as a person, but because it has shaped my journey into adulthood and contributed to the confident, secure and happy person that I am today. From the moment that my hair began to fall out at the tender age of 17, I have experienced a roller-coaster of emotions that have ultimately changed me and my life for the better.

You Are Great!

Maggie Currie | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Are you feeling less confident lately? Do you have days when you are more confident than on other days? You are not alone. We all those days when we feel that nothing we do is good enough, nothing we do is right and we feel unable to tackle new tasks without feeling apprehensive.

Seven Ways To Combat Your Shyness

Bev James | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

Human interaction is the lynchpin of life, so it goes without saying that shyness, as well as severe social anxiety, can be extremely difficult to live with. It can affect every area of your life, from hampering your performance at work or university, to completely sabotaging your enjoyment of social engagements...

How Underwear Can Help Promote A Positive Body Image As We Age

Parry Ray | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Parry Ray

Negative body image is something we read about regularly; catwalk models being too thin, airbrushed magazine photos presenting an unreal version of reality and the effects on girls and young women. But actually it can create a negative effect for anyone.

Nearly Ten Years On From A Teenage Cancer Diagnosis

Charlotte Crowl | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Crowl

When I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 17 it was a testing time. I was pretty much in denial and an array of emotions came over me, yeah I knew something was wrong, but I never thought it would be cancer.

The Real Key To Living With Confidence Isn't What You Think

Quora | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When someone commits to integrity, they find they have to make some minor everyday changes. They have to become honest with themselves and this can be very hard at first. When you stop blaming the bad things on circumstance and bad luck, you realize that you have a lot more control over your life than you thought.

Not Just A Front - Confident And Proud

Nell Grecian | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nell Grecian

Confidence is intimidating. Considering the way society pits us against one another, it isn't the norm to feel comfortable and happy within oneself. But guess what? My confidence isn't a facade to hide insecurities.

Will Banning Thin Models In France Create A Healthier Fashion World?

BritChick Paris | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Style
BritChick Paris

The new anti-thin law ‎is now being enforced on French couturiers. Doctors have to provide certificates that prove models are a certain BMI before they walk up and down their runway. Many are dangerously thin, some anorexic.