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A Framework For Making Bold Decisions Without Regrets

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Leizrowice

Regret is one of the most painful feelings any of us can experience. It hurts because regret is, more often than not, based on our own choices and not external events. We can't fix it in retrospect and it's hard to know what the catalyst will be. As Kurt Vonnegut put it, the saddest words anyone can say are 'It might have been.'

Are You Making Things Happen?

Keith Grinsted | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Keith Grinsted

It's a bit like your life being a car travelling along the road. If you never learnt to drive then you have no control over the speed and direction the car takes. You are a passenger in your own life and your future is being controlled by someone else.

Thoughts On Turning 30 With The Big C

Jolene Dyke | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Dyke

In one sense I feel that although I am turning thirty, I am missing out on the whirlwind of mortgages, marriages and typical adulthood. I am not hitting any of traditional milestones expected at my age, I am certainly not the leader of the pack in that domain.

Don't Waste Time Fighting Time

Denise O'Neill | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Style
Denise O'Neill

I think we need to re-evaluate what it is to grow older and place value on it. My personal wish is that the beauty industry would market products using a 'positive-ageing' message, highlighting the natural and ageing beauty that is in our faces.

Eco Burials Are A Poignant Way Of Making Your Legacy A Sustainable One

Jo Carrigan | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s never going to be the hot topic at a dinner table, but death is inevitable and so too is preparing for it. According to Ecology Global Network,...

Battling For Breath? It Could Be Lung Disease

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Penny Woods

Many people now recognise the need to be concerned by a lump in their breast, or a pain in their chest. But sadly, millions of people are still dismissing the signs of lung disease, giving it time to progress and rob them of their health.

Are you Living the Life of Your Dreams?

Maggie Currie | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Now before you answer that, I'm not talking about the type of dreams that are so unrealistic they are actually fantasies. I'm talking about the life you imagined you would live when you were so much younger. You know, when it was easy to see possibilities ahead of you.

Choose Life, Choose Hope: The Black Dawg Project

Louis McIntosh | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Louis McIntosh

I have been writing or discussing depression for a few years rather than brushing the experience under the carpet. Whilst moving on to a happier and more hopeful phase, I realised I have a duty of care to share.

Can We Choose Our Lives or Are We Dyed in The Wool?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Are we born a certain way or are we a compilation of our experiences that lock us into who we are? Can we choose who we want to be and then become it or are we determined by our genes and our family dynamics?

Why Do We Break Our Backs to Survive in London?

Thom James | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thom James

As city natives, we're used to an unhealthy mix of stress and mundanity on a daily basis. We've built an immunity to happiness: but this is probably due to the fact we've realised the lengths we have to go to to pay our monthly rent, which must be paid on top of bills, on top of living costs: food, water, transport.

Dementia or Are We There Yet?

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Aging is about saying goodbye and a reminder of the ephemeral nature of life. Botox and plastic surgery are the favoured companions of many these days but they appeal to our fear of life and by inference, death. It is a sad indictment of our society that we do not value older people or the process of aging.

Most Disabled People Just Get on With Their Lives

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Having fun and being happy in however individuals define it for themselves must be the ultimate goal for everyone, and yet the media currently seems to portray disabled people as living lives that are beyond the reach of happiness, which is absolute nonsense.

Ten Things Everyone Should Have in Their Home This Winter

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

How can you hold on to that early snuggly happiness brought on by the thought of winter, and prevent your life descending into a mildly confusing mixture of mulled wine, Wham-on-a-loop and nightmares about layering?

The Genius of Picasso and the Curse of Convenience

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha van Dalen

Picasso famously said, "I find. I do not look". He also said: "Look and you will never find." Many have remarked that these two messages from the mouth of a genius are obtuse and incomprehensible.

A Few Useless Words of Advice for Students

Alex McBride | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex McBride

I left it a 'bit late' till I realised that University was the only viable option left for me to spend my afternoons in bed and my early hours watching films I'd seen before and eating Rocky Road bites, but nevertheless, I'm here now and going into my second year at 23...

My Bucket List...

Liz Fraser | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

This, for some reason, seems to be a much bigger deal than turning 39, even though it requires the same amount of effort on my part, ie none. A lot of people have suddenly started asking me about my Bucket List, as if turning 40 wasn't already bad enough without also implying certain death.

Solving A Reader's Challenge: The Issue With Lighting A Dark Room

Fritha Strickland | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

With the only access to direct sunlight through the adjoining kitchen she wanted to know what she could do to brighten up the area without a major overhaul. We talked about the colour palette that would work best and were drawn to bright pinks, golds and turquoises to complement the other features in the room.

Don't Die With the Music Still in You

Maggie Currie | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Imagine in your mind a mirror, and imagine that you are standing in front of it. Look into that mirror and see yourself as you are today.

One Day in the Life, Food Chain, Anchor Yourself

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

Albertina- this gentle pensioner had recently lost two grandchildren- one in a road accident and the other from a heart attack. She had just returned from comforting her daughter who is 'coping' with the loss of her two children. Albertina is teaching herself French to take her mind off her lost grand kids...

All Around the World, We're All the Same

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

None of us can save another human being. Each of us has a responsibility to save ourselves. No one is to blame when the easiest option becomes the best option. Life is hard. Life is cruel.

What Can We Gain From Taking Risks?

Leanne Davis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

After a whole load of deaths (though clearly not my own) and other unhappy endings in 2012, I came to realise that I could worry all I like - my anxiety will rarely prevent the bad times but will likely inhibit the good.

'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

Blog Of The Week: Jordan Ayres On 'Living Deliberately'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

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Apartment Living

Zahra Razavi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I moved into my first apartment last June. Before that, I'd lived my life in relatively spacious countryside homes and city terrace houses, and if I'm honest, I didn't consider the potential differences apartment life might brings.

Super-Stylish Interiors Trends for 2013

Jess Shanahan | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Shanahan

Like anything, the interior design industry has its own trends that come and go. Some of them are influenced by the catwalks but most of them come from beautiful design exhibitions and the practicalities of life.