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The Naked Cleaner

Sophie Farrow | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Farrow

So I got my bathroom cleaned and Si learnt something new, so a successful day all round, but I'm certain he was expecting some kind of thank you which most probably involved me being naked also. I told him if a naked guy turned up every time I cleaned I'd be too fucking tired to even manage the cleaning.

Greatest Gifts

Caragh Little | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Maybe I need to forget about the artificial construct and endless to-do lists of 'the festive season' - constructed piece by piece to generate the best income of the year - and focus on the glimmers of light Christmas brings to dark months and bleak times.

How To Empower Your Child - These Four Ways

Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska

The time to start is now. Arm them with a set of tools that show that the only limitations are the ones we create for ourselves in our minds. How do you empower your child?

Keeping A Diary In An Online World

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

I'm feeling a bit inspired this morning after watching a lovely little feature on BBC Breakfast about diary writing. As is the way with these things, I caught the end but it was enough to spark my interest. It was about how common diary writing used to be and how some children do still like to keep their own diaries.

A Day Amongst Bhalil's Cave Dweller

Khadija Ahmed | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Khadija Ahmed

Everything about Bhalil touched my soul, how such a shattered and deprived neighbourhood sang blissful songs of hospitality, unity and contentment. How its women found happiness in every strand of the buttons they made with love, how the village men knew one aother by name as if they were all part of one big family. How for its children, imagination was enough to make playtime last until the sun set, as shades of crimson, amber and tangerine were thrown into the dusty sky over Bhalil , its beautiful colours embracing the heavens gracefully

Logic Will Get You From A To B - Imagination Will Take You Everywhere

Heston Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heston Blumenthal

Our current education system both avoids and punishes failure, whilst the creative process actively encourages it. If you haven't failed, you haven't tried. Creativity is an opportunity to explore and learn, and children should not be afraid to fail or ask questions. Schools must carve time out for their pupils to express what they think and feel. To be creative without fear of being judged or rejected by a group of peers. It's incredibly important to facilitate exploration, curiosity, playfulness and imagination. Our ability to imagine things that do not exist is fundamentally what makes us human.

Christmas Gift Ideas For A Gentleman

Adam Tanous | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Tanous

The festive season is upon us; the scent of mulled wine and pine rich in the air and the streets aglow with lights. All of this is, of course, merely distracting when you're on a mission to buy the perfect gift for the discerning gentleman in your life.

Miss Jonquille Chantrey Provides An Insight Into The Myths Of Skincare

Miss Jonquille Chantrey | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miss Jonquille Chantrey

Photo Credit: I spend much of my time consulting patients with good intentions that have used the wrong skincare regime for yea...

How To Help The Homeless In London This Christmas

Charlotte Long | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Long

giving back.jpg Rough sleeping, as with homelessness in general, is a particular problem in London. According to the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) database 8,096 people slept rough at some point in London during 2015/16, an increase of 7% compared to 2014/15.

Christmas Expectations VS. Christmas Reality

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

It is the same thing every year; as soon as December 1st rears its head us Christmas lovers go into meltdown. We have this deep need that grows every year to make this Christmas the best Christmas yet and whether it's even more decorations and lights or more pots of twiglets than your family can physically consume, no expense is spared and no detail left out. T

5 Smart Money Moves That Could Make You Richer In The Long Run

Jen Barton | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s never too early to wise up about your finances: the sooner you start putting money aside, the better. And we’re not just talking about your ...

Working Hard Or Hardly Working? Get The Most Out Of Your Working Hours By Improving How Well You Sleep

Matilde Pratesi | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matilde Pratesi

If we made sure we slept between seven and nine hours per night, not only would we be more productive, but we'd probably end up spending less late nights in the office. What's more, sleeping for less than the seven hours has the same effect as going without sleep for up to two days, or drinking three glasses of wine!

How To Get 18 Days Off Work In 2017 Using Just 9 Days Of Holiday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re planning a big holiday in 2017, you might want to arrange it around Easter. Thanks to a dreamy combination of bank holidays, you can get 1...

This Charity Unites Communities Because 'No Elderly Person Should Be Alone On Christmas Day'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost a million elderly people - 60 years and above - in the UK feel lonelier at Christmas compared to the rest of the year, but a charity is aiming ...

"Boylesque": Gender Construction And Neo-Burlesque Striptease

Barbara Brownie | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Barbara Brownie

In the postmodern world, in which we are no longer defined by binary definitions, femininity has become a complex proposition. Gender boundaries have been blurred, traditional ideas about masculinity and femininity have been shown to be artificially constructed.

I Overcame Cancer, And Now I'm Taking On Mount Kilimanjaro! 2017 Will Be My Year

Julie English | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie English

Before my cancer diagnosis, I was always fit and sporty - I loved going to the gym and running and was on the go the whole time. I also had a full-on job with lots of responsibility. The last thing I was expecting was cancer.

Could 10-Year Relationship Contracts Replace Life-Long Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in four marriages carried out in the UK ends in divorce, so could it be time to shake up the way we commit to our partner? Some relationship exper...

#AllWillSucceed If We Change The Meaning Of Success

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

What about the child's potential? All of us, from the moment we are born, have an innate potential that we can achieve in life. Depending on whether we are given the right support, conditions, and development, AND Self Belief, we will succeed ... or not

Unlocking Your Artistic Self

Simon Lockwood | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Lockwood

All the creativity in the world means nothing without a pragmatic plan of action. In terms of turning an idea into a reality, always start with the most ambitious version of what you want to achieve and work out which parts of your idea are most important to the success of the project.

Slow Basal Metabolism And Fat Loss - What's The Skinny?

Alex Ritson | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ritson

To sustain the status of your body composition, the number of calories ingested must be equal to those expended. This is an irrefutable truism in nutritional science. Your metabolic rate relates directly to how you expend calories, and this comprises three key drivers:

Is 35 Too Young To Be A Sugar Daddy?

Jordi Sinclair | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jordi Sinclair

It never even dawned on me that I'd be labeled a "sugar daddy", especially not at 35 anyway. Sure, my hair might be getting a tad greyer and my "crow's feet" slightly more prevalent. But, I certainly don't feel that I'm at that age where I need to feel good about myself by finding someone 17 years my junior and paying for their lavish lifestyle along the way.

How To Stay Healthy This Christmas (Without Missing Out On All The Fun!)

Lucie Lemay | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucie Lemay

I'm sure you've heard all of this before and a lot of this list certainly challenges me. My point is that Christmas doesn't have to end up with piles of debt. It doesn't have to be about being so busy you don't enjoy it. It doesn't have to be about giving your children everything on their Christmas list.

How To Get Involved With Volunteering This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas has become a valid excuse to be bask in materialism. But it shouldn’t be that way. Because for many people this year, Christmas will be a...

If You Remove Your Pubes You Could Be Increasing Your STI Risk

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who frequently remove their pubic hair may have a heightened risk of acquiring a sexually transmitted infection (STI), new research suggests. ...

IVF "Add On" Treatments - Are They Worth It?

Emma Cannon | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

These add-ons include pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS); endometrial scratch (which was the only add-on clinically proven to show some benefit); and additional bloods and immunology testing, to name but a few. New, experimental treatments with a significant or growing body of anecdotal evidence behind them are how many of these treatments could best be described