UK Lifestyle

Why The Smartest People Are More Likely To Be Unhappy

Quora | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Happiness is often not directly correlated with outward measures of success. It's too easy to find examples of brilliant and talented people who reached the apex of success, yet still struggled with depression, and ultimately went so far as to end their lives.

Why I'm Not Reading The News (And Neither Should You)

Caroline Bourne | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Last week, I stepped off the news rollercoaster and had a break. After idly staring at a vast starry sky on a lonely beach I made a decision not to get back on that crazy ride and ignore the newsfeed on my phone. At least for a while.

Looking Good And Feeling Fine Over The Age Of 65

Patrick Stannah | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

As we enter our mature years there can be the assumption that we begin to care less about our appearance. Perhaps there's an element of optimism that it will be okay to put in less time and effort - and we'll be able to enjoy unhealthy pursuits guilt-free.

The Return Of This Girl Can

Kate Dale | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Dale

The ability for This Girl Can fans to be able to self-identify with those they could see towering above them on the billboards or on their TV screens was what encouraged them to get out and find the best way for them to get active.

If You Workout, You Need To Know About Active Recovery (And This Is How You Do IT)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we can get so hung up on nailing our fitness goals, we don’t give our bodies enough time to recharge and recover. High intensity workouts ...

Fit Fix: Faisal Abdalla On The Importance Of Positive Mental Attitude To Our Workouts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If there’s one personal trainer to follow on Instagram that’ll make you want to workout whenever you see his posts, it’s Faisal Abdalla. The cel...

How Low Income Families Can Tackle Childhood Obesity

Thomas Church | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents
Thomas Church

The report stated 40% of children in the UK's most deprived areas were overweight or obese compared to 27% in most affluent areas. The health of children in Scotland was declared the worst in Europe.

As A Successful Woman, Why Do I Feel Like A Fraud?

Victoria Fox | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Fox

Of course, it's not just women that have imposter syndrome, but it is far more prevalent in women. Most sufferers don't want to admit to having it, but I believe it's vital that people speak out so that others who feel the same way know they're not alone.

Swimming After A Mastectomy

Lee Thrash | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

Because it's so gentle, swimming after breast surgery is an excellent way to exercise all your major muscle groups and avoid muscular atrophy that's sometimes seen in post-surgical patients who remain sedentary for prolonged periods. W

How To Start Your Day Productively

Naomi Louise Jenkins | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Louise Jenkins

Productivity is almost as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster. Many know of it, some may have claimed to see it, but few have experienced it. This is pretty much how I view productivity. It's there, but always slipping through my grasp.

Husband And Wife

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

One of the cornerstones of our union is; "honesty." "No reservations"; If either side cannot be honest and trust on the honesty of the other, if honesty fades away, so will the respect and soon after the love will die, and the relationship will cease to exist.

As A Female Cyclist, I Wish I Could Rip Off A Cat Caller's Wing Mirror And Get Away With It

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

I'm not an advocate of criminal damage or vandalism. I'd also like to think I'm above the whole 'an eye for an eye' thing. But when a woman is accosted or grabbed by a stranger, does that not also constitute vandalism and violence?

The 'Sliding Doors' Moment...

Sarah Hall | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Hall

If I was Sarah No.2, I can't say for a fact, but I would guess that my husband would still tell Charlotte he loved her when they talked on the phone even if I was sat next to him, I would still be childless as he didn't want kids with me, I would still feel inadequate, I would still spend my Saturday nights at friend's houses watching my drunk husband flirt with our neighbour.

Don't Rush Career Advancement If You Want To Thrive In The Business World

Claire Meadows | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Claire Meadows

Ambition - the drive and determination to succeed - is a key asset in business, but if it is not pursued in a disciplined and structured way then the ...

16 Things You Only Know If You’re Addicted To Your Fitness Tracker

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

So scientists might not believe that fitness trackers are helpful for improving our health, but we just can’t help it, we are totally obsessed. Gett...

Hello, I Am A Digital Immigrant

Danielle Wood | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents
Danielle Wood

I genuinely think the world was a softer place where there was less threat of a child catching a glimpse of breaking news that would scar their growing brain cells. Of course Maggie Thatcher must have made a damning speech in parliament and the Berlin Wall came down within my news era, but I was never subjected to it with the same brutality that a child could be today.

The Secret To Staying Young And Healthy Naturally

Kokil Sharma | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kokil Sharma

Aging is such a scare because most people start to judge and evaluate their life as they get older. When we are younger, we rarely ever measure ourselves in terms of physical and material achievements, but as we turn thirty or forty, we put this enormous pressure on ourselves and others about how things should and shouldn't be.

If You See One Sign Of Stroke, Call 999

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

We want to encourage everyone - whether they are a stranger in the street, a family member at home or the person themselves - not to hesitate and to make the call immediately when they see any of the key stroke symptoms.


Kate Appleton | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Kate Appleton

So whilst I was away in Argentina for a few months towards the end of last year I was thrilled to learn that he had finally opened an email account - free don't you know? - and decided that our next attempted mode of communication would be as digital pen pals.

Seven Reasons You Need A Little Sisu In Your Life

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Adam Mudd

Sisu is a Finnish term that can't be readily translated into English, but is a derivative of the word Sisus which quite literally means the internal organs (or guts), of either an animal or a person.

Imran Khan: Why This Man Isn't Really Sexy

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Mohsin Tanveer

Imran Khan - sex symbol, matinee idol and pin-up cricketer - is not fantastically good looking. Maybe it's because his eyes are particularly small, hi...

Mum Moved To Tears After Receiving The Only Photo Of Her With Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

All parents know that although we might have hundreds of photos of our babies on our photostream, there are far fewer that feature mum in the picture ...

Inside Scoop: How Do You Develop A Concept?

Aarti Popat | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Aarti Popat

I always have a lot of people asking me how I choose a look and develop the concept for a project, which can be as complicated as using a keyword derived from primary and secondary research or as simple as a 'style' of living.

How Learning To Love The Gym Eased My Anxiety

Katie Teehan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

'Oh god, have you been at the gym again?' I arrive to dinner with friends carrying a tell-tale sports bag, and inwardly wince at their reactions. The joking 'you're obsessed' comments, the well-meaning but misplaced concern that I'm doing too much, and even worse, the implication hanging in the air that somehow my attendance at a spinning class makes them feel bad, or a bit lazy.

Morrisons Recalls Beef Slices Over Infection Concerns

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms among vulnerable people. The retailer has a...