Life Lessons

Finding Joy Through Pain

Genelle Aldred | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being happy is a transient state, a feeling, I have never met anyone who is happy all the time. Joy on the other hand is more of an emotion it contains happiness but goes deeper. Joyful people are those going through a rough time but not going under.

I'm Getting Older. And It's OK.

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

Having turned 32 recently, I suddenly feel like time is flashing by. My 30th birthday celebrations don't feel as though they were already two years ago and I nearly dropped my cuppa when I realised the other month that I started secondary school 20 years ago this year.

The Journey Of Life: The Best Years Of Our Lives Are Still To Come

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

The best thing about being young is the fact that we have so many opportunities to look forward to. When I graduate, there are so many things I can't wait to do from moving to London to hiking the Grand Canyon. My best years are still to come and I plan on embracing life in any way I can.

WISE WORDS: 'Victoria' Star Jenna Coleman On Unconditional Love And A Hot Bath

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series - where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons they’ve learned along ...

Susan Boyle On Asperger's, The Media's Portrayal Of Her, And Why There's No Such Word As 'Can't'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

Remarkably, it’s now been seven years since Susan Boyle stepped onto the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ stage, stood in front of Simon Cowell and told...

Chasing 'Perfect'

Lisa Valentine | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Valentine

The seemingly new found trend and glorification of busy is a worrying one. It almost feels like one big grown up game of Top Trumps. Who can be the busiest? Who can be that mythical, perfect human being whilst the majority of us secretly feel like we're failing at this adult malarkey?

Rise

Katherine Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

This year has focused in on the worst. It's easy to feel like you're surrounded by racism and misogyny. What already feels like the slowest progressio...

You're Not Nice, You're Weak. We Need To Stop Confusing The Two

Louise Jackson | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jackson

How many times have we all decided not to confront inappropriate behaviour, to explain how we are feeling, to tell someone when they have hurt us...all the time pretending to ourselves we are too nice to do so?

13 Life Lessons From The Gilmore Girls That Still Stand

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s been 16 years since the first episode of The Gilmore Girls aired, but now Stars Hollow is back on Netflix, and we couldn’t be more happy abou...

New Research Shows That Almost Half Of Young Men Would Find It Difficult To Talk To Their Dads About Mental Health

Brian Dow | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents
Brian Dow

bmm banner.jpg Our sons will be no lesser men and we no lesser fathers if we start by acknowledging our own difficulties, so that we normalise conversations around mental health in the same way we would consider it our duty as dads to encourage our sons to think and talk about good physical health.

My Long-Forgotten Life Skils

Samantha Wills | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Wills

Since my foray into the world of motherhood, I've definitely gained a whole host of new skills. I can't quite put my finger on them at the moment, but refereeing and extreme multi-tasking will be in there. I'm sure there are others *muses wistfully for a moment*.

Top Three Ways To Survive Double Trouble

Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska

Looking back, I can now connect the dots. I now know the problem wasn't in the situation itself, but in the way I had chosen to perceive it. Seeing it as the end of the world, a cage was created out of which I couldn't get.

Think, See And Live Beauty

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I often write, think beautiful thoughts. Stop talking bad about people. Spread love, kindness and light instead. Look for the best in people and the world. Why? Because it will make your own life better the minute you look charitably on the world instead of finding faults.

13 Life Lessons You Learnt From Your Parents (And You Hate To Admit They Were Right)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Now we are all mature adults, we can admit that maybe (sometimes) our parents might have been right. Their parental wisdom might not have always been ...

A-Level Results Day: 7 Lessons From Uni That Had Nothing To Do With My Degree

Hannah Jane Thompson | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Jane Thompson

The biggest lessons I learnt there had nothing to do with History. Sorry, Dr. Supervisor, I guess all your fears about me were correct. On A-levels results day, to those high-achieving students with serious Imposter Syndrome, I have nothing but the following to offer.

Ten Memorable Family Lessons Films Have Taught Us

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents

Even in this age of instant gratification, there’s a reason going to the movies still holds a special place in our hearts: quite simply, the whole e...

Lessons You Can Only Learn By Travelling

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

I've been home nearly two months after living in Hong Kong for ten months. Whilst I'm glad to be home, I can't wait until I graduate so I can experience more of the world but I'm over the shock of being home.

How I Turned 28 and Became an Adult at Ease

Luke Chandley | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

Last week I turned 28. It doesn't feel too bad, actually. Each birthday comes with the inevitable fear that this year needs to be really great. So many 'this is my year' social media posts get banded around, like a daily New Years' Eve for the Tumblr generation. I've never been massively philosophical when it comes to the future. To me, the future just kind of happens.

Is Your Day Job Worth Dying For?

Veronica Melkonian | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Veronica Melkonian

Today felt like any other day. The normal slog. Until, that is, I sat on my train home and flicked through my Facebook feed on my phone. Someone shared a photo of themselves at graduation a year ago today... at my graduation... a year ago?!

Ten Things I Want To Teach My Son

Sarah Lawton | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

One of the things that weighs on me the most about parenting is teaching my son "life lessons". The things that I've learnt - slowly, sometimes painfully - that I want to somehow confer to him without him having to go through the same things I had to.

14 Lessons Learned From 'Life Stripped Bare'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The average Brit owns 1,000 items and checks their phone 200 hundred times a day. It's pretty excessive, to say the least. So what happens when three ...

Brexit: There Is No Right or Wrong Way

Jojo Furnival | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jojo Furnival

WRONG WAY, GO BACK. I walk underneath this sign every day. Every day, on my way to work in marketing and communications for a charity, I look at this sign.

The Lesson I Learnt from Warren Buffett

Lewis Worrow | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Buffett taught me that if one wishes to build wealth they should build businesses and that makes sense. The average S&P 500 company has a yield of about 1.5% after all, so if you were aiming to earn an income of say $100,000 per year you would need about $1.66 million worth of stock to earn that through dividend.

Top 10 Life Lessons We've Learned From Kids Films

By Jennifer Barton | Phillip Othen | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

When you think back to your childhood, hopefully you're awash with happy memories: ice cream rolling down your chin, imaginary games where you were a ...

'Poisonous Certainties': Beliefs Successful People Avoid

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

My known interests aside, I like to investigate how to prime one's life for success. I took the title from Dr George Brock Chisholm, who was the first...