Life Lessons

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...

Five Lessons You Can Learn From Your Child

Tim van der Vliet | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Parents
Tim van der Vliet

Why can I tell you about this? We have four kids, aged 17, 15, 12 and 3. I am not a parenting guru. Actually I raise our children from a 'know nothing' perspective. I allow myself to know nothing for sure. This makes me forever curious.

Time Management Troubles

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Every day we feel like we don't have enough time to do the things we want. Things get in our way, and our plans often have to take a back seat. Parado...

A Reflective Guide to Getting Sh*t Wrong - The Right Way

Najite Phoenix | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Najite Phoenix

I feel that sometimes we need reminding that we are natural conduits for the rivers of life's potential. But with our minds and society constantly imposing limiting social norms, ideals and expectations - there's a lot in this world that can stop the natural flow of our growth, learning, contentment and ultimately allowing this potential to manifest.

Say It Once, Say It Loud I'm A Goonie And Proud

Dan Flanagan | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Dan Flanagan

How I Went From Quitting 9-5, To Hanging Out With Rockstars, Punching My Mates Wife, Putting My Son in Prison & Body-Poppin' My Way To A Goonies Way O...

Maths Is Useful. How?

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Things are not always what they seem. What have you been taught to accept without question? What have you tried not to explore? What have you been avoiding? Then go and find out the truth yourselves. You'll be surprised at the light you'll find.

No Regrets Living

Bev James | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Bev James

Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse who spent years caring and counselling dying patients. She recorded their last wishes and when she questioned whether they would do anything differently, Bronnie noticed common regrets and themes surface again and again.

Eight Things Nine Years of Chronic Illness Has Taught Me

Steve Errey | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

With some outstanding views at the top and a load of white-knuckle twists that make you want to throw up, it's made me get myself together in ways I'd never have guessed at. Here are 8 things I've learned from nine years of chronic illness.

Three Habits For Every Startup Founder

Laura Stucki | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK
Laura Stucki

Habits help, they give you structure, a routine. They set up the framework and help you to be consistent and persevere. Habits also define who you are...

30 Life Lessons From Friends

Kylie Barton | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kylie Barton

Thinking back, or re-watching daily as millions do on worn out VHS, DVD or comedy central, it is apparent that Friends was way ahead of its time, and there are many life lessons we have all learnt along with our favourite TV characters

What To Teach Your Child As Soon As Possible, According To The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Parents

Ever wondered what your kids really need to know about before starting school or nursery? A new thread on AskReddit called 'What is something you s...

Boy, 7, And Man, 64, Have An Adorable Conversation About Life

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A seven-year-old boy and a 64-year-old man had an adorable conversation about life. Reflecting on what they have learned over the years and offerin...

Lessons From the 27 Club

Ed Green | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Green

Ok, so I'm no musician. And clearly still alive. But I got as near to an insider view of this Club as you can get, because my twin sister Jenny died just days away from our 28th birthday.

Hansel, Gretel and the Digital Babysitter

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Children are so intuitive with technology and it's amazing how quickly they learn to use a device, even at an extremely young age. While this is great for keeping them entertained and teaching new skills through educational games, it can be a matter of seconds before they have clicked on the wrong link and are suddenly exposed to content that is not age appropriate.

F*ck Ups: Business Lessons I'd Share With My Younger Self

Jonas Altman | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Jonas Altman

In the winter of 2003, I started my first business: a wholesale fashion agency. I was 27 and had no idea what I was doing. If I bumped into my younger...

Suicide Prevention Month: What's Your Survival Trigger?

Jojo Furnival | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

Often, everything in life seems very complicated, and anxiety can cause us to over-complicate matters in our own minds. But when it comes to the very darkest moments in our lives, it all boils down to a single choice: To keep going or not.

Learning From Your Mistakes - It Takes Practice

Isabelle Lee | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents
Isabelle Lee

I'm not a perfectionist about everything - one look at the state my house is in most of the time can tell you that. But I can be hard on myself when I make mistakes. I have even been known to avoid a situation rather than risk making mistakes or making a wrong choice.

People Aged 7 To 93 Give Advice To Younger Selves

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you need advice, who better to listen to than someone older and wiser. No matter your age -- old or young -- time always brings a unique perspect...