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Here's to All Those Women

Lorna Harris | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorna Harris

The sad passing of icons such as Jackie Collins and Cilla Black hit me hard. These glamorous, bright, fiercely intelligent women who were legendary ...

Why I Gave Up All of My Plans, Permanently

Holly Seddon | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Seddon

If you spend your life focussing on an end goal or set of end goals, with tight timescales, you're setting yourself up to either fail (because who on earth can hope to hit every goal) or miss out on an awful lot by racing to the finish.

An Open Letter for Those Who Have Thought About Ending It All

James Dwyer | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Dwyer

I'm sure, like me, you go through times when you wonder what it's all about. Why does so much bad stuff happen? Why is it so difficult for things to just be... good? Why do I feel so miserable? Is there any point carrying on?

A Note to Everyone Who Did Not Get the Grades They Wanted

Victoria Leith | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK
Victoria Leith

I am sure there are many like me who did not get the results they wanted. Is this you? If so, I need to let you know something. It is OK. Really!

The Joy of Turning a Sprint Into a Marathon

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I now look back on a life filled with adventure and excitement as living a series of sprints. What has changed for me is the absolute assurity that I would die young has gone. I now hit 50 years on this planet knowing that I have no idea how long I have ahead for the first time in my life.

Kickstarting My First Book

Martyn Sibley | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

From Mexico to Lithuania to Japan, my book will chart the ups and downs of my globetrotting to date, and show how I developed from a child who thought travelling without the support of his family would be impossible, to a 21 year old who set off for Australia without them.

Finding Peace

Laura Humphreys | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Humphreys

One of my favourite places to go and visit is the local graveyard. We live on a square block, the streets conveniently named North, East, South and West, and the cemetery is on the North side of the square. I have no relatives or friends buried there, in fact, I have no connection to anyone there. But there's something about the ambience, the peace and the love that has gone into that patch of land that permeates the air and is hard to find anywhere else.

Travel Makes Me Happy: What about You?

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

Travelling makes me happy because it blesses me with some of the best and funniest memories I have in my life so far. Singing Grease Medley on a rooftop in Palermo (those poor locals), paragliding off a cliff in Turkey, falling over inside a pyramid in Egypt, and falling in a lake when visiting relatives in Germany all make for great stories, but even better memories.

Good Versus Good: A New Way of Exploring Business Problems

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

The concept of "Good versus Good" is not just a way of approaching business. The Goods allow us to get to the root of our thinking and behavior quickly. They allow us to understand where people are coming from. This allows us to transform our differences into common ground, and make better business. That's when grey becomes a beautiful color. That's when it's all good.

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.

How to Increase Happiness and What Really Matters

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

When it comes to aims and ambitions in life, most people admit that their main aim in life is to be happy. This will mean different things for different people, but when you feel happy, you are relaxed, you are content and you are more confident.

The 'Work/Life Merge'- It's Official. Friend or Foe?

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

Our work and home life are no longer two separate entities. This merging of worlds has been made possible due to mobile technologies and portable WiFi, so whilst we may be out of the office in body, we're still there in mind.

Matters of the Mind - Speaking Out About Mental Health in Schools

Anna Hicks | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Hicks

Don't turn a blind eye to problems that need addressing. Children can suffer from mental health problems too, keep that in mind.

Fast Food Worker's Act Of Kindness Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Over his five and a half years of working at a fast food restaurant, Ridge Quarles has got to know one of his customers pretty well. So when the wo...

The Unfolding Self

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

We Brits are probably the best in the world at talking about the weather because we so hope the sun will finally break through the clouds and when it does, we are literally over the moon with happiness.

I Want It All, and I Want It Now

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

I don't have time to exercise. I've got fat. I'm constantly wired from mainlining diet coke instead of lunch. My phone beeps constantly from the SIX Twitter accounts, four Facebook accounts, instagram and pinterest accounts that I manage from the iphone I'm enslaved to.

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.

How Are You? Honestly!

Claire Greaves | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

It isn't just mental illness that we hide in our 'I am fines' it is also our physical illness, our money worries, family problems, loss and loneliness-the list is endless. The majority of us bottle it up in this fast-paced society.

Why You Should Do Things Solo

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

One day, I realised this was stupid. I was missing out on activities and adventures that I really wanted to do, just because I'd be doing them alone. I decided this was going to change. A lot of this began when I was living in France, for my university year abroad.

Learn the Secret Behind Knowledge, Good Writing and Creative Thinking

Thomas Church | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Church

I read two or three books per week and have created a system of notation and filing that I want to share. It enables me to use what I've read, search what I've read and come back to it many years on.

'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 Relationship Between Music and Travel

Chloe Gunning | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I find music and travel both utterly addictive. After one short trip away, I return with post-travel blues, desperate to go on another one. The same with music - I'm incapable of listening to one song, then turning off.

Where in the World Could You Stay Forever?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

For most of us, travel is one of life's biggest pleasures. We hop on board a plane, leave our lives behind, and absorb ourselves in a different way of life. We relax on beaches and explore cities. A few times while we're away, we'll utter the words "I don't want to go home" and "I wish I could stay here forever". But how true is that?

Who Am I (That Bothersome Question)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

A number of factors have persuaded me that perhaps it is time to live out the rest of my life exactly as I would want it. The last twenty years have been to say the least, quite traumatic: upheavals, long journeys, divorce and terrible betrayal within my own family.