Life Lessons

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...

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...

What You Give Is What You Get: Living Life By the Golden Rule

Kate Taylor | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Think about the values you hold and the principles you live by; those things which are so important to you that if you get wronged it strikes you to the very core. For example, one of mine is consideration. It's up there alongside being heard and being treated with respect.

Youth Will Not Define Adulthood

Maliha Reza | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

Youth is a time for experimentation. To make mistakes and suffer the consequences, but then to do it again because it was just as thrilling as the first time. I'm not saying your youth is meant for recklessness but it is one of the few times you can be reckless and have no serious repercussions; depending on the context of course.

Why a Grateful Goodnight Is the Best Part of My Day

Ceri Gillett | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Gillett

When I sit at the end of my day, regardless of how that day has gone, what I am searching for is a true feeling of gratitude. "I got to live today through", "I communicated with my parents", "I had enough".

Four Pieces Of Self-Help Advice That Are A Total Crock

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Self-help books can sometimes be an oxymoron - the advice ends up being the least helpful thing you need during a crisis. That doesn't mean they a...

Business Lessons From My Children

Jo Haigh | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Haigh

My children are all grown up now and have their own amazingly successful careers but that doesn't stop them contributing to mine, and nor would I want them to. I want them to contribute to my own business and for good reason.

What if You Lived as if Your Favourite Quotes Were Gospel

Chris Paradox | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Paradox

Whether you believe in god or not, wisdom is wisdom whoever speaks it and so for me there was never any question that I have the right to live my life based on words I resonated with from both biblical and non-biblical sources.

Embrace Change and Life Becomes Easy

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I am currently living in a Buddhist community in northern Thailand. Everyday we practice meditation, and mindfulness is a way of life; it is embedded in the way we talk, walk, work and eat.

Why I'm Grateful for the Almost Relationship I Had

Ellen Nguyen | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Nguyen

It was hard, very hard, but it's true that time heals. When we go through something like that, we think it's the end of the world. As time goes by and we reflect on our experience, we start to put things into perspective and realize important things, the things that truly matter. It was the same for me.

15 Entrepreneurship Lessons from Running

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

For the last year I've been in my roller-coaster developing an enterprise in training and development industry. This year I've also started practicing for a half-marathon and marathon.

The Big Five Life Lessons to Pass to Your Kids

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

I've been poorly this year, and it got me thinking: What if I can't be around for my daughter? Who is going to help her along life's journey? Life is so big and she is so small. I can't profess to have all the answers. I am still learning everyday myself.

My Dead Brother....

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I often feel a connection to people when I find out they have lost a sibling. Its the forgotten thing. We talk about people losing their parents or children, but we don't really discuss what its like to lose a sibling.

How To Teach Children Manners Without Turning Into A Bossy Schoolmarm

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork/Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

Teaching children manners and etiquette is a tricky business. Thankfully, we've moved on from the days when people thought children should be seen ...

'You've Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You' - Now What?

Ellie Lewis | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

How do you feel when someone tells you "you've got your whole life ahead of you?" I hope I'm not alone with this - I feel absolutely terrified. There is an internal howl of panic and my subconscious screeches: "What am I going to do for the rest of my life?"

Thinking About Thirty

Deirdre Collins | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

As I turn thirty, to the world I am a qualified adult. The final curtain is closing on my 20's, a decade where I was fully for the first time immersed into the big bad world. Thirty may be just a number but it's a good time to take stock and reflect upon the last decade.

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

When you watch the mind, you will find there is a beginning, middle and an end to each troublesome thought or emotion. Sometimes before you even get to the end of it, the mind will jump onto something else.

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

Reflections on a Year Past

Anne Look | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

There is a kind of loneliness here. Australia forces a sensory of self that holds no prisoners. It's a strange juxtaposition, resting somewhere between a launching pad for the fearless and a refuge for the fearful. You're exposed in your remoteness, yet somehow comforted by the thought of it.

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

This Pixelated Film Is A Heartbreaking Metaphor For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

'We Go Forward' is a rather beautiful little short film based on the principles of a classic side-scrolling video game. It turns out that games lik...

The 29 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Career

Mark McCulloch | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

Now that have been round the block in brand and marketing terms, I get asked from time to time what my tips are for anyone breaking into their first role or just trying to progress in their career.