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Unassembled Lives

Caragh Little | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

Staying overnight in IKEA strikes me as a really interesting statement on a year which a lot of people have judged to be very troubling. IKEA is a whole world of its own. The showroom offers us so many variants of everyday life at home.

Dealing with Advice Overwhelm at New Year

Laurie McAllister | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

You can choose to implement two tips, or all 17. You can choose five New Year's Resolution's, just one or none at all. No doubt you'll be able to find an article somewhere or a friend that agrees with your decision regardless.

Seven Tips For Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Mark Griffiths | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Mark Griffiths

As a Professor of Behavioural Addiction I know how easy people can fall into bad habits, and why on trying to give up those habits is easy to relapse. NYRs usually come in the form of lifestyle changes and changing behaviour that has become routine and habitual (even if they are not problematic) can be very hard to break.

Elsa's Bad Hair Day: Coping With Hair Loss

Zuzana Brianza | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents
Zuzana Brianza

I usually feel quite self-conscious and cover my head even when opening the door for the postman, but between trying to locate my daughter in the choir and resisting the urge to run my hand through the thick long mane of the lady sitting in front of me, I could not bother.

Mental Health, A Modern Concern?

Lucy Fisk | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Fisk

So why then do so many of us still seem to be suffering? What is it about the world we live in today that causes so much stress that so many of us are depressed, suffering with anxiety issues, personality disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders and a number of other issues all involving our mental health.

Importance Of Compatibility

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

Ever met a couple that has worked out long term where one half's idea of fun is checking how many calories they have burned on a fitbit and the other one just wants to see how many slices of pizza they can fit into their mouth at one time? Me neither.

10 Essential Components Of New Year Planning To Create Success In 2017

Natasha Davies | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Davies

If you are planning big changes in the coming year, give yourself the best start by checking out these 10 essential components to ensure you have a successful year ahead.

10 Things That You Will Probably Do After Christmas Day

Jo Caley | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Caley

Reflection on the extreme food and drink consumption and the upsetting moment when you mentally tot up the Christmas shopping receipts and realise you may actually have been able to afford that new extension had you not spent the cash on M&S party food/half the Argos Catalogue/26743 metres of wrapping paper.

You Really Aren't As Unattractive As You Think You Are

Amanda Elias | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I know I'm guilty of it, my 13 year old is guilty of it, heck I know my mother is guilty of it, we can't help it. This is something that we HAVE to work on, the TV isn't going to disappear, we can't avoid all of the glossy magazines

Turkey, Ham And Cranberry Raised Pies

Linda Duffin | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Personally, I'm very partial to cold cuts in the aftermath of the Big Christmas Day Blow-out and it's rather nice to have a breather from all the cooking. But if you still have ham and turkey sitting in the fridge after that, these little pies are a real treat and the cranberry sauce gives them a lovely flavour lift.

Empathy: What Our Dysfunctional World Needs

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adnan Al-Daini

It is argued that empathy cannot be taught but could happen through our positive non-judgemental interaction with others. We need to listen and to imagine what it is like to be the other. It is always easier to interact with others if they belong to our group, and hence it is easy to empathise with them as they experience sufferings and hardships through life.

Day 10: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

The turkey has gone and the crackers have been pulled. There is an anti-climactic feeling of malaise and the majority of the presents you received have little appeasement. You look down at your tummy and a soft pale hemispherical blob winks back at you. It is now time to do something about the state that you've got yourself in.

Aldi Issues Food Recall Amid Salmonella Fears

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK

Aldi has issued a specific recall notice for packs of prawns over fears the product could cause food poisoning. The German discounter has said two bat...

Six Reasons Why 45 Is The Worst Age

Caroline Bourne | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

Our friends at Public Health England announced yesterday that mid-lifers are doomed to heart failure and dementia because we don't make time to exercise and eat healthy food. Thanks for adding to my woes, I think as I unwrap another KitKat. I'm 45 now and counting the days till my next birthday.

Day 9: 12 days of Christmas dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

So, what would you say if I told you all the stress that you endure in your day was making you fatter? As if there wasn't enough to worry about anyway with food and lack of exercise, your lifestyle is making you gain weight and there is nothing you can do about it

Tune Up Your 20/20 Hindsight And Crush Your 2017 Goals

Kara Rosen | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kara Rosen

As the year comes to an end, I find it useful to write down the lessons I've learned this year, and how I can use them to be resolute about being a better version of myself in the year ahead in business and in life.

2017 Year Of The MAGS!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

2017 - I am declaring it the Year of the MAGS! Yes, we can have what we want. We can deal with our bodies changing and we can definitely deal with menopause (lets' face it, it doesn't go on as long as that is DEFINITELY something to celebrate!)

Why A Relationship Is The Next Step For Your Career

Kathrine Bejanyan | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathrine Bejanyan

Instead of spending quite so much time on their careers, though, is an equally good investment spending time on building a relationship? And far from the age-old reluctance to hire a married woman out of fear of the maternity leave, why should you be looking for a relationship if you want to build your career?

F**k Dry January, Here's Why I'm Doing 'Damp' January

Poorna Bell | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

The problem with dry January, for me anyway, is that there is no give. I know plenty of people who have done it, and who have loved it, and haven't given booze a second thought. It's helped kickstart healthier habits around drinking and given a much-needed break from alcohol.

New Cycle Tracking Tech Unveils Insights To Empower Women's Health

Lea von Bidder | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech
Lea von Bidder

tech for good Technology is lifting the veil on the mysteries of "the period" and I'm excited to be at the forefront of a movement to empower women with simple, convenient tools for harnessing the power of cycle tracking to enhance health and well-being.

Box Trees

Katie Lodge | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Lodge

A girl steps into a big house and won't nod in agreement with her mother who thinks the kitchen unit is absolutely stunning, is it IKEA? She won't look at surface, at cut-glass vases, at paintings of gravy-faced aristocrats holding guns - she'll look inside things. Cupboards, boxes, locked-up doorways, cellars. Or he will, if he's a boy.

Five Reasons To Give Dry January A Go

Kate Beavis | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

Fast forward to January 2015 and once again I decided to give Dry January a go, remembering all the positive feelings felt a year earlier. This time I remembered how I fell off the wagon in mid-February so secretly planned to try for a year. It has now been 24 months and I have no intentions to drink alcohol again.

Shout To The Top!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

I think I have tell everyone how accomplished I am feeling, due to feeling a little invisible otherwise as a MAGS. I don't know why we all feel this way as we get older, but it does seem we become a little invisible to the rest of the world!

#WomenNotObjects: How Advertisers Can Help Put A Stop To Rape Culture In 2017

Philip Ellis | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

This has been a year where misogyny has quite literally trumped empathy. In the United States, the presidential election was won by what Badger simply describes as an "Objectifier in Chief"; leaked audio of Donald Trump casually talking about assaulting women didn't end up hurting his presidential campaign one bit.

People Blaming 2016 For Everything That Had Happened Are Making My OCD Go Through The Roof

Olya Gerasimova | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olya Gerasimova

Don't whistle at home, you won't have money. Don't come back to your house if you have forgotten something, something bad will happen. Don't spill salt, you'll get into a fight. Don't wash your hair before the exam, you will forget all the knowledge.