Model Behaviour: Barbie, Body Image and the Importance of Transparency

Neil Douthwaite | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Douthwaite

Decades of experience and leadership is not enough today to engender trust in a brand. People are looking for honesty and transparency from brands. With information and opinion only a click away it is much easier for consumers to feel that the wool is being pulled over their eyes. McDonalds acknowledged this and success has come their way.

On a Sex Worker Outreach Night

Sophie Hemery | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Sophie Hemery

As we drove around the borough after dark - car stacked with Kit Kats, coffee and condoms - I wondered if I'd even met a sex worker. I've read a lot, sure, but my grasp of the visceral reality was, like most people's, minimal.

#TBC. Taking. Back. Control

Noelle Reno | Posted 11.11.2015 | 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.

Unleashing the Potential of Brazil's Children

One Young World | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
One Young World

Giselle Oliveira is a One Young World Ambassador running the impactful Eyes of the Street / Olhares da rua project that is tackling child poverty in B...

Seven Survival Steps for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) NHS Staff: Step 7 - Remain Self-Empowered

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

This is the last in a series of articles presenting the Seven Survival Steps for black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS, but they may pro...

Confronting the Education Gap

One Young World | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

After meeting at the One Young World Summit in Johannesburg in 2013, Vugar Adigozalov from Azerbaijan and Tamila Mukhamedyarova from Tajikistan combin...

Create the Space to Do What Matters

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

As part of my commitment to giving back to society and acknowledging all the help I received from people over the years, I try to make the time to speak to inmates about what made a difference for me when it comes to changing my life and integrating back into society.

How Embracing Your Background Can Empower Your Life: May J. Talks About Her Mixed Race Heritage, Music, and Pursuing Her Dreams.

Emma Leverton | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma Leverton

Achieving a dream career requires determination and drive, and when we look towards success it's easy to forget that our histories are much more than ...

Why Coaching Is About Becoming the Very Best Version of Yourself

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

After a few years of coaching and helping hundreds of individuals, I want to share my insights into what coaching is for me and why I believe it can help you become the very best version of yourself.

Unleashing Girls' Power: An Interview With Kennedy Odede

Rose Taylor | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

At the end of the invigorating and stimulating three day Skoll World Forum I met with Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, (SHOFCO) and Kibera School for Girls. Our meeting was inspiring and poignant and echoed many themes I had heard throughout the conference regarding the importance of girl's education. It seems fitting that I tie my interview with Kennedy to these issues in this article.

Learn the Secret Behind Knowledge, Good Writing and Creative Thinking

Thomas Church | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Church

I read two or three books per week and have created a system of notation and filing that I want to share. It enables me to use what I've read, search what I've read and come back to it many years on.

How to Empower Men and Women to Say No to Rape Culture

Catherine Phillips | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Phillips

Layla met Will on a night out. He seemed nice and mentioned they had lots of friends in common...

The Female Gaze

Lisa Edwards | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

As I've got older, I've had to adjust to the 'cloak of invisibility' slowly descending around me, as the male gaze opts for a younger, fresher target. At first, I felt really sad about it, but as the months have gone on, I've realised that it is one of the most liberating things that has ever happened to me.

Cherchez la Femme

Jane Fuller | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

To me feminism is about equality which includes men - it's all about balancing the feminine and masculine traits in us all. We live in a world that still embraces the masculine (yang) which has become a dangerously unbalanced misrepresentation of humanity.

Secure Land Rights Are Crucial for Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050

Martin Koehring | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.

The Worst Thing People Say During a Therapy Session?

Michael Carthy | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Truly knowing something without judgement or old ideas getting in the way is a process. Yes we can have an intellectual understanding of something almost instantly, but that isn't enough to make actual changes in our lives. Intellectually understanding something is just the tip of the iceberg.

Passing the Baton

Corinna Halloran | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

After three exciting legs in the Volo Ocean Race as part of Team SCA, I will be taking a back-seat on the next leg, passing the baton to my colleague Anna-Lena.

Pretty Girls Aren't Smart, Athletes Aren't Girly And Other Depressing Stereotypes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A whopping three quarters of women worldwide are likely to be affected by labels and stereotypes, according to a new study. So much for women's lib...

Want to Make a Difference? Just Do It.

Jenny Garrett | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a woman of my word. I set out thinking about how I could help girls. My first foray was to provide workshops for teen Mums, but I didn't feel that was enough and I wasn't sure I was the right person to make a difference with that audience.

Bad Girl Tarot - Intuition V Ego - Lesson Three

Alice Grist | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The beauty of tarot is that it provides a tool that distracts you sufficiently to remove your mind from the whirling howls of ego, and leads you towards a quieter, wiser, softer voice; that of your intuition.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

Why I #DoDemocracy And Got Involved In Politics

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kenny Imafidon

I strongly believe that if we are serious about getting the younger generation engaged in politics, then Parliament Week needs to happen every week throughout the year. One week is not enough.

Looking to Achieve Certainty in Life? Embrace the Unknown Through Imaginative Meditation

Ceri Matthias | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Matthias

For me, breaking old mind patterns has led me to cut my office days, giving me the time to witness the seasons as they pass, to cook from scratch, to practice my Spanish, begin writing, and meet my boyfriend with whom I'm now buying a home.

'Lynda's Decision To End Chemotherapy Would've Empowered Her'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lynda Bellingham's decision to end chemotherapy treatment would've given her a huge "sense of empowerment", according to the chief executive of a lead...

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 16.12.2014 | 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.