Confidence

How Did This Woman Drop 13 Stone?

News Team International | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Paige Way once topped the scales at an unhealthy 23 stone. Now, the 22-year-old has embraced a healthy diet and fitness regime which has helped her to...

How to Stop Meeting Guys Who Just Want You For Your Vagina or Other Body Parts

Olga Levancuka | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Men have no problem with the shopping process. They call it nature's way to sowing their seeds before any possibility of settling down occurs. Alas, the better looking they are, the smarter and better their financial position, the less likely they are to entertain the notion of settling down.

Has Feminism Gone Too Far? Or Will We No Longer Have a Place For Mothers in Society?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Feminism and the fight for women's equality rights has never backfired as much as during the last decade. Where men demand from women to be what they want, i.e. equal. And rightly so.

Why the UK Is Finally Taking Low Confidence Seriously

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Last Thursday evening the unbelievable happened. An awards ceremony took place in the House of Commons for body confidence. No need for a red carpet or pomp and circumstance. No male politicians driving agendas to win elections. Just a group of individuals of all shapes and sizes, fighting for the right for us all 'to be ourselves'...

The Massive Self Confidence Myth and Why a Lack of Self Confidence Is Always to Blame for Holding Women Back in Life

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

I work with women across a variety of areas of their lives; losing weight, getting fit, finding purpose, becoming more assertive, breaking bad habits, motivation, energy, nutrition, their relationships etc etc. But what I've come to realise is that there is one common denominator underlying all these challenges and concerns.

How to Enjoy Every Second of Being Single

Liz Marie | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

For many people, "single" is some what of a dirty word. They hope that it's a temporary thing, that soon they'll bump into the love of their life and finally, they won't be the dreaded single anymore, they'll be half of a duo, cloaked in the security of a relationship. While there is nothing wrong with falling in love, there is also nothing wrong with being single.

Why Good Is No Longer Good Enough

Michael Heppell | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Heppell

Expectations are higher than ever. We want everything bigger, better, bolder and faster. On the flip side we'd also like to do less, lower our commitment and, while we're at it, reduce the price.

How To Get Your Mojo Back After A Divorce

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You would imagine that with two successful daughters like Beyoncé and Solange, Tina Knowles would be one of the most self-assured women on the planet...

The Fear of Public Speaking- Dissected.. and Squashed!

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Fear of public speaking is the scourge of the boardroom and wedding party alike. The dread and anxiety that comes with thinking about a forthcoming presentation can force many to find ingenious ways to escape, or stock up on Xanax medication. It's called Glossophobia, who knew?

What Do Make-Up Free Selfies Teach Us About Self Confidence?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While the word itself might have only come into existence a few years ago - thanks Instagram - the 'selfie' has pretty much cemented itself into moder...

That's What Makes You Beautiful

Rae Mullins | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

A short one this week and more of a heads-up to look out for my new favourite, ad. From the clearly very lovely, people at Dove.

What to Do When You Feel Useless as an Entrepreneur

Jo Gifford | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

Working alone as a solopreneur means there are no pats on the back after an awesome brainstorm, no validation from colleagues on that amazing piece of coverage you just got, and no certainty of pay at the end of the month, either.

You're Not Fat, You're Beautiful

Vicky Frankland | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

The word fat only has a negative association to it if you allow it to. If you call someone fat as an insult, that says more about you as a person than it does anything else. I believe that we need to tell people when we hear this kind of unconscious fat shaming, whether the comment is coming from a place of malice or genuinely wanting to be nice.

Are Women Less Competitive Than Men, and What Should We Teach Our Children?

Andrea Mara | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

I see gender differences in attitudes to competitiveness in my own family. My kids running down the stairs, shouting "last one down is a rotten egg" and the would-be rotten egg usually cries. So I discourage the competing, in a bid to avoid the tears. My husband on the other hand actively encourages competition - though usually as a means to an end.

#imEnough Campaign Challenges The Idea Of Inner And Outer Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All too often women look in the mirror and think they're not good enough - previous research from Dove has shown only 4% of women around the world wou...

Friends and Family Who Sap Your Positive Energy

Maggie Currie | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

According to them they never had the opportunities, they are always putting people down, they don't like other people to be successful, they are jealous and are negative thinkers - and so much more!

This Model Transforms Her Skin To Look Like An Acne Sufferer - The Results Are Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever imagined, for a second, what it would be like to wake up with a skin condition such as acne? For some, it's a reality. For others, it's ...

Plus Confidence

Vicky Frankland | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

A woman stopped me at the bus station on my way in to work last week. She wanted to tell me that she often saw me passing by, always loved what I was wearing and was curious as to where I bought my clothes. She brightened up what had started out as another depressing Monday morning I can tell you.

The Men All Women Want

James Preece | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

It's very confusing for men as they are bombarded with images of well built, muscular men in the media. They are led to believe that they should look the same as them if they want to get women interested in having a relationship. So they are told to buy the latest protein powders, training gizmos and go to the gym five hours a day if they have any chance at all.

Innovation Comes From Trial and Error, Error, Error....

Brendan Flattery | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

"People are under enormous pressure, I think, to not fail," he says. "Parents don't want to see the pain of failure. The teachers punish you for failing. Your boss punishes you for failing. So people learn throughout their life gradually, to find all sorts of ways to not fail, which frankly is easy to do."

The Secret Ingredient for Career Success...

Adeline Ginn | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adeline Ginn

A recent study of 500 boardrooms in the US showed that companies with three or more women on their board of directors experienced an 83% higher return on equity, a 73% boost in sales and a 112% higher return on invested capital.

Why for Many Going Back to School Is the Worst Day of the Year

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Leaving my parents and the comfort of my home was the first wrench. Entering the playground felt more like walking into a battlefield. Seeing the different groups, the popular, the pretty, the sporty and then finally the geeks - where I usually ended up. The next obstacle was walking into class and praying someone would sit next to me.

5 Reasons No Woman Is 'Out of Your League'

Liz Marie | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

If you're a single guy, chances are you've met a woman and thought to yourself "I really like her, but she's out of my league" and therefore took yourself out of the game before giving her a chance to reject you...or not.

Ken's Got Issues Too: Let's Talk About Male Beauty Standards

George P. Simmonds | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
George P. Simmonds

It seems this dismissal of male beauty issues has become so ingrained in society that we're no longer equipped to notice when a man might have a problem. Who, after all, is going to question a fervid gym junkie when there are women willingly starving themselves in their own homes?

The Magic of Mentoring

Bev James | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Bev James

Good quality mentoring can be the difference between success and failure in business - it's as simple as that. Whether it's getting a new idea off the ground or gaining valuable guidance and insight from an experienced Mentor, the benefits should not be underestimated.