How To Be A Control-Freak, And Have Kids

Celine Bell | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

If you are a control freak, don't have kids. If you have perfectionist tendencies, keep the condoms on the bedside table. If you've Marie Kondo-ed your knicker drawer and, like Beckham, line up the cans in your cupboards so it all looks perfect, then for goodness sake don't allow sticky-fingered monsters into your life.

Fretting - Is It Really Worth It?

Natalie Savvides | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Personally now with that mind-blowing wonder of hindsight, I can look back over the past twenty odd years, if not more of my life and I have to question whether the constant fretting that I seemed incapable of stopping served any purpose whatsoever.

The Inside Track - Despair, a Gold Medal, and a new beginning

Adrian Moorhouse | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Sport
Adrian Moorhouse

I will be in Rio commentating on the Swimming for the BBC. Adam Peaty, from Great Britain, is the favourite to win Gold in the same event I did 28 years ago. If he can handle the pressure and control the controllables he's got a great chance of winning. Who knows what lessons he'll learn from his experience and where he'll be in 28 years' time.

The Control Agenda

Ed Mayo | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Over the last few weeks one word has begun to feature more prominently in our political debate. Not referendum, not uncertainty, not leadership... but control.

The Power of Control

Esther Dark | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Esther Dark

We all exert control and submit to controlling influences and most of the time it's normal. However, the relentless need of control is an imprisonment. Wherever we find ourselves on the spectrum of mental health, we have to ask ourselves, could we break free of the chains of control if we had to?

#TBC. Taking. Back. Control

Noelle Reno | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

#TBC means take responsibility and action for the result you want. It means if you don't like something that's happening you take the responsibility to drive the result you desire. To #TBC is terrifying but it will change your life.

Laws to Control of Rents: Is It Time to Examine This Again?

David Lock | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Politics
David Lock

One of the strange features of the British political establishment and the media is that policy ideas that were a matter of political consensus betwee...

Reality TV Now Represents Our Greatest Chance At Controlling Our Lives

Gerry Flynn | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

So I am to spend the final throes of being 23 trundling slowly through revolving doors like some illiterate, gaping bovine waiting for a lobotomy that...

10 Steps to Getting (and Keeping) Your Finances in Shape

Tilly Wikeley | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Wikeley

I love a spreadsheet - the more columns, rows and formulae the better. My house renovation budget was tended to daily: it kept us on track; helped us ...

Now the Law CAN Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Rhea Gargour

Today, our legal system is one step closer to being able to hold domestic violence perpetrators accountable for their crimes. It is one step closer to being able to accurately depict the true nature of domestic violence within the courtroom and further protect victims of domestic violence and their children.

What Did Bruce Lee Mean: 'Be Like Water'?

Maria Senise | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

"Be like water," has become extremely meaningful to me, especially lately. I've discovered the less I force things to happen, and the more accepting and calm about my life's direction I am, the easier I can flow with and live my life.

What Jimmy Savile Has Shown Us About the Male Response to Power

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

It is very easy to be righteously disgusted by his behaviour, and feel ashamed that we didn't take notice of his victims, however, the death of Jimmy Saville two years ago and the revelations which followed, still leave many unanswered questions about our relationship to fame, and particularly how men react to such power.

It's a Fine Line Between Imagination and Fantasy, and Most of Our Young Men Are on the Wrong Side

Nick Clements | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

We can't afford to look away from this. Our present addiction to gaming and porn is a very serious matter, which needs confronting, just as any other addiction does. Our addictive fantasy world existence is actually hindering our development as a species. It is stunting us all, by suppressing our imaginations.

My Problem With Monogamy - Comfort Instead of Happiness

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Monogamy is designed to keep couples together by creating barriers of exit; socially; financially and psychologically. One cannot look at the divorce statistics to ascertain how successful it is; this only proves how many couples remain married. Not how many couples remain happily married...

Remote Workers at Yahoo! - Back to the Office or Else

Kevan Hall | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Tech
Kevan Hall

Not all jobs are suitable for this kind of working. If your work requires close and frequent synchronous (same place, same time) cooperation with colleagues, then remote working may introduce significant delay unless it can all be achieved through technology.

The Psychology of Desire Reveals How to Achieve Any New Year's Resolution

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

The very latest thinking is that those who score high on self-control lead lives characterised by effective habits and routines, rather than deploying that much active resistance. Better self-control seems to involve avoiding temptations, rather than resisting them.

Too Much Empowerment Too Soon? Or Too Little, Too Late?

Kevan Hall | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK
Kevan Hall

Anyone who has had any form of management education or training knows that empowerment is essential to engagement, productivity and job satisfaction. But empowerment also has its risks.

Caroline Frost

Why A Film Maker Had To Ask Bono To Move Out Of The Way | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bono probably isn't used to be asked to move out of the way. But that's exactly what film-maker Klaartje Quirijns had to do to get the shot she wa...

Feeling a Little Extreme?

Todd Savvas | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

There has been a really interesting yet highly peculiar trend occur over the past week or so. Many people are acting slightly strange. I don't mean ju...

Inbar Spector | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Having vicariously followed her career via Gabby Young (who frequently wears Inbar Spector ensembles on stage) and Katie Antoniou, and then seeing her...

Pick Your Battles and Breathe

Alice Grist | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Be yourself, with no control, with no reaction and breathe! Suck up some oxygen, decide to alter your thoughts, pick your battles and breathe.

The Irresponsibility of the Yellow Press

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

It's a regular Tuesday morning, and I walk towards the office. The sun shines shyly from amidst a thickening curtain of whitish clouds. The air is cri...

What it's Really Like on the Inside of an Eating Disorder

Emma Brooke | Posted 02.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

This isn't going to be a hugely depressing account of what it's like to have an eating disorder, or a request for pity and understanding, but I hope it will be an insight in to something people who haven't suffered from it rarely understand fully.