January

Here's How To Cope With Your Post-Festive Indulgence

Jen Barton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ahh, January. We’ve survived the season of eating, drinking and being merry... and now we’re trying to feel human again. Which can be tricky after...

In Defence Of Dry January

Alana Gray | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

Today, walking to the pub for a Sunday roast, one of my friends observed we were engaging in what she called 'Jan chat' i.e. the art of chatting about all things depressing (Brexit, Trump, not drinking, death etc.) during January, which I guess summed the month up for her. It seems most people find it a pretty miserable month.

7 Ways To Make January Less Bleak, More Sweet

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents

The post-Christmas come down and back-to-school routine bookended between dark and dingy mornings and afternoons can leave us with a bad case of the J...

Beating Blue Monday - How To Survive The Most Miserable Day Of The Year

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

If on Monday you feel it is particularly hard to get out of bed and that the day ahead is bound to be hard, depressing and miserable, then there could be a reason why. The 16th January is "Blue Monday", dubbed the most "miserable day of the year".

Why I Love January

Hattie Harrison | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hattie Harrison

What have you got against January? I'm not one to rant (ahem) but as a true Brit there is nothing I love more than an underdog, and an unpopular one ...

15 Inspirational Fitness Quotes That Will Get You To The Gym In January

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Having to get out of bed on a cold, dark, morning to go and work out tests the willpower of even the most committed gym bunnies. But for those who ar...

How To Finally Get Your Sh*t Together In January

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s that time of year again where over-indulgence morphs into a clean-eating, fun-sucking purge. And for those of us who never managed to get on ...

11 Reasons That January Is The Best Time Of Year To Be Single

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So you’ve found yourself flying solo into the new year, and you’re feeling like the world has really fucked you over. Why now, and not in the sum...

10 Terrible Things You Only Know If You Have A January Birthday

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

January is never going to win an award for best month of the year - cold, bankrupt and without even Christmas to distract us. But spare a thought for ...

January Blues

Kathryn Berens | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

Rather than languish in a mire of irritability on my own, I have decided to share with you those things which are really getting my goat this January - after all, a problem shared is a problem halved...or so they say.

Why We're Reclaiming New Year New You

Poorna Bell | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

This year, we want to reclaim New Year New You. While it used to be terrible nonsense peddled by magazines and diet companies for us to reinvent ourselves into shiny, thin people, we see it as a month of renewal and positive change. We want to embrace the idea of change but promote it in a sustainable way. After all, January didn't do anything wrong - we have.

Thinking About Divorce? Here's What You Need to Know Fiirst

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

What is remarkable is the number of divorce cases which get started after Christmas - for whatever reason, early January is the time when lots of people decide to get started down the path they've probably been considering for a long time.

#MyJanuaryIn5Words Summarises January Perfectly

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

January is nearly over, and, as seems to be tradition with anything that's hashtag-able nowadays, a stampede of Twitter users have taken to the site t...

Veganism: Why Fake It?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

So as each and every one of you will know, this month has been Veganuary - a 31 day long promise to the birds and bees and cows and pigs and sheep and prawns and former racehorses that for the duration of January 2015 I will comply with a more compassionate lifestyle that diminishes their need to suffer.

Your Neighbourhood Needs You - Give a Little Community Spirit to Help Our Elders

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

One of the saddest things I read while investigating community spirit was to learn that one million people in the UK may not have spoken to another human being in a month. And, for an estimated five million older people living alone, TV is their closest companion.

Why My Year Starts in February

Gina Lyons | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

Last year I was constantly not good enough. Not good enough at my job, my friends, my family, my looks. This year somethings gotta give and it really should be the self beating I keep knocking myself out with.

Why January Is a Good Month

Zoe Jones | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

After the excesses of December, which now seem to take over the whole month, not just Christmas, I have actually found myself craving my own company, reading books, catching-up on films I haven't seen yet and focusing on eating healthily and moving more.

Reasons Why Blue Monday Doesn't Have to Be Blue

Claire Lim | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Lim

I felt fine yesterday so why am I being told that I'm depressed today? Even if you are feeling the January blues, there are still plenty of reasons to be feeling quite the opposite. Let's not start the year on a sour note, let's push on and make the best of the first month of the year.

Veganuary: an Omnivore Faces Facts and the Ethical Hangover

Harvey Wilks | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Hang on, veganism is not solely about the health benefits bestowed on the individual, is it now, dear commenter? What about the benefits enjoyed by the animals that don't get ingested, or X-ed out as collateral damage in some intensive food manufacturing process?

Gym Thoughts

Sadie Brown | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

I'm also punishing myself each morning by doing 50 naked squats in a full-length mirror so I can witness the full horror of enjoying Milk Tray for breakfast, Ferrero Rocher for lunch and Christmas cake for dinner in HD.

Why January is the Perfect Opportunity for a Vital Conversation

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

This year more and more will be typing terms into Google such as 'care home', 'nursing home' and 'retirement living'. We know that this spike following the festive period is no coincidence.

Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack Goes Up 33 Times on Monday Mornings!

Adam Strong | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Strong

With the start of the New Year, many people are wanting to start afresh, focusing on new goals and beginnings. But the reality for most of us is a huge backlog of emails and the need to get on top of all those customer enquiries and new performance targets.

Word Games

Caragh Little | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Caragh Little

We place ourselves on the blank canvas of others' judgment and opinions: longing to be liked, afraid of being hated, desperate for our words to find common ground with someone, even for a moment.

12 Reasons Why January Doesn't Suck As Much As You Think It Does

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With the constant talk of diets, gruelling exercise regimes and exhausting self-improvement, it feels like someone, somewhere, is determined to make u...

Is It January Yet? In My Head, Yes...

Suzi Dixon | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Dixon

New Year's Resolutions seem to revolve around abstinence. Don't do this. Don't drink that. Don't you DARE eat that, else you will be this... It's actually a very negative concept if you approach it in that manner. The words 'don't' and 'shouldn't' aren't very helpful to anyone, let alone an anxious girl. I've learnt lately how powerful language can be.