Life Lessons

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...

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.