Happy New Year

An Open Letter To Every World Leader (and President-Elect)

Nick Compton | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

We can all just take a breather for a moment and collect ourselves. Rest assured that as 2016 sits in the corner there, moping about under it's emo fringe, it's parents are on their way to take them home. Don't panic. Day 1 of 2017 though! There are so many possibilities! We could all go sky diving! Or we could take up volunteering! (that probably wouldn't be a half-bad idea for some of you - not naming any names but everyone's looking at you, Trump!)

About Wishing Someone Affected by Cancer a Happy New Year

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

We take it for granted, a social convention, wishing a Happy New Year. This year the words did not flow for me. I was visiting a close relative, about my age, recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and undergoing a severe treatment regime.

Fifteen Things I Learnt in 2015

Anais Mutumba | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2015 was probably one of the worst years of my life. I know, a bit of a depressing start to this blog plost. The thing about 2015 is despite the many valleys and storms, there was just something so beautiful and amazing about it.

Fourteen Things I Learnt in 2014

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2014 has been unexpected. Dreams I didn't even know I had I've accomplished, friendships I didn't know I needed I've gained and memories I will never ...

Is It Really Possible To Have A Happy New Year?

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fearghas Kelly

Throughout 2007, the psychologist Richard Wiseman tracked over three-thousand people attempting to achieve a wide range of resolutions. Come December 31st, 88% of them had failed; and there is a wealth of juicy scientific and psychological nuggets to explain why.

Five Truths About the New Year

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

New Year's Eve is a brilliant celebration, the end of a year, the start of another, the start of something new and the appearance of the 'New year, new me' Facebook status. So here's a list of reasons why New Year is hilariously predictable and ridiculously annoying...

Thirteen Things I Learnt In 2013

Anais Mutumba | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

I did this for the first time last year on my website, 12 things I learnt in 2012, and I think I might do this annually. There's always something to be thankful for and lessons to be learnt.

A Letter To My Teenage Self

Amy Anka | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

In a lot of ways, I still feel like I'm her. Yet the sands of time have helped me to evolve into the person I am today. I am no longer that teenage girl. I am now a woman in her mid 30s. Where did all that time go?

New Year's Resolutions - Will This Year Be Any Different?

Tony Wrighton | Posted 02.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Wrighton

So how do you make sure that you actually get your New Year's resolutions done, and you're still motivated in February, March and April? What is it that makes some people stick to their goals and not others?

Happy New Year!

Carla Buzasi | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

So, 2011 was a pretty quiet year, then? No major changes. Probably one the history books will skip over. Or maybe not... Governments, dictators, economists, not to mention news reporters, certainly might beg to differ. From the Arab Spring to the summer riots much closer to home, the eurozone crisis and natural disasters of epic proportions, 2011 will be remembered if for nothing else, its ability to shock and surprise.

2011: A Year to Remember or to Forget?

Amarjot Sidhu | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK
Amarjot Sidhu

No foresight could have predicted such a consequential and momentous year. At the time of writing this, it is review galore for journalists and the public alike with a myriad of comparisons being made between 2011 and other significant years in history.