New Year'

FE Students Neglected By NUS

Emma Jacobs | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Jacobs

Further Education students are the biggest single group within the NUS, but it certainly doesn't feel that way. As a sixth former I felt underrepresented, marginalised and left behind. NUS is seeking to reverse this injustice but there's a long way to go.

New Year, New You: Meeting Executive Coach Harsha Perera

Claire Meadows | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
Claire Meadows

With 2017 just around the corner, it's time to pause and wonder if this year will be the one where we finally make the break -- pursuing positive chan...

Essential New Year Resolutions Every Mum Should Make

Ursula Brunetti | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents
Ursula Brunetti

The mums I know have so much they want to accomplish in 2017 - firm up, lose weight, see more friends, take toddler to more classes, do more creative play, spend more quality time together as a family, write a book, start a blog - up their instagram game... t

9 Types Of People You See Doing New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We all start off with good intentions for January - essentially trying to make ourselves a better version of the cheeseboard-consuming-human-potato we...

New Years Resolutions Aren't Usually My Thing, But...

Olivia Cox | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

At what point does it become passé to keep wishing every friend, relative and stranger we meet a Happy New Year? Now that we are back at work? When the Christmas Tree comes down? (on which note, which one exactly IS the 12th night?) Seriously - it's something I'd really like to know.

Living With Chronic Illness: Why The Holidays Are Hard

Amani Omejer | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

There's something particularly challenging about Christmas time. It's a marker in the calendar that is unavoidable. I can dodge (well kind of dodge) other times of year that are particularly difficult.

Toddler Starts New Family Tradition After Adorably Misunderstanding How To 'Toast' The New Year

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

A three-year-old took her family’s suggestion that they ‘toast’ the beginning of a New Year quite literally and it has kickstarted a new family ...

This Four-Year-Old Has Worked Out The Problem With Your New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Parents

The problem with New Year’s resolutions is – we struggle to keep them up past January. So we should all take heed of this inspiring speech from a ...

What Still Needs To Change For Children And Young People

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

When I was told I would be included in the Queen's New Year honours list, I thought I would write a blog reflecting on my career. Then I remembered that I find New Year reflections and forecasts dull and time-consuming. So, instead, here are the top things I would like to see change in relation to children and young people in the UK. ​

10 New Year Resolutions For A More Interesting Life

Paul Sloane | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Sloane

Stop wishing for a better life; make it happen. Carry out some of these resolutions and I guarantee that you will have a more creative, more successful and more interesting new year.

Hopes And Fears For 2017

Qari Asim | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Politics
Qari Asim

One of our priorities in 2017 must be to tackle radicalisation by the far right extremist ideology. In a multi-belief pluralistic Britain, people should not be allowed to get away with anti-ethnic, anti-Muslim and anti-semitic rhetoric or attacks.

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.

Was 2016 The Worst Year Ever? Not For Most People

Chris King | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Chris King

The race to project our mourning the loudest on social media is unedifying and, in some cases, just part of the attention seeking done by a number of people online. Workaday suffering is drowned out by what you might call fashionable grief.

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.

How To Finally Get Your Sh*t Together In January

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s that time of year again where over-indulgence morphs into a clean-eating, fun-sucking purge. And for those of us who never managed to get on ...

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.

2016: Take The Good With You

Michelle Gant | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Michelle Gant

Yes, this year has been replete with sadness, tragedy, hurt and pain. But there has also been love and joy and fun and laughter. We need to look for the light because it's there. And so, as the year draws to a close, take from it the memories that made you smile, the feelings that lifted your soul; those are the things to treasure.

How To Spend New Years Eve At Home, Without Feeling Like A Loser

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If your plans for 31 December are shaping up to be more couch potato than crazy partygoer, have no fear because you’re not alone. A survey has reve...

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!)

10 New Year Resolutions For Travellers

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Rollet-Manus

For those of you who have already mapped out your 2017 bucket list destinations here are some of my achievable New Year resolutions that we wanderlusters might, just might, be able to stick to.

Why You're Supposed To Hate Yourself In January

Charli Cohen | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

I'm aware, as the founder of a brand that primarily sells activewear, I'm supposed to be pressuring you to SPEND SPEND SPEND. January is when you need to hate yourself more than any other time of the year - to be extra proactive about fixing everything that's wrong with you.

Why The Festive Season Can Actually Bring You Down

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Christmas is a time of celebration, getting together but for many it's not as easy as that. You might be alone, suffering from an illness, going through a break up and so these idealistic images are the equivalent of a slap in the face.

Doing Dry January? Four Tips To Enjoy The Month Alcohol Free

Laurie McAllister | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie McAllister

The excess of the festive season leads many of us to resolve to 'get healthy' in the forthcoming year, among the changes we look to make drinking less often tops the list. Challenges like Dry January have risen in popularity over the last few years, with 16% of UK adults taking part in 2016.

Bagging A Property Bargain In 2017

Adam Male | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Adam Male

With the Christmas tree twinkling in the corner and presents piled high, the last thing on your mind is moving house... however, when the last mince p...

New Year's Eve: Is This How To Have The Best Night Ever?

Alex Shears | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Shears

Well, that's a realisation a handful of holidaymakers have cottoned on to. Rather than digging out something from the back of our wardrobes to attend the most over-planned and underwhelming night of the year, it seems the smartest among us have found a better way of celebrating New Year's Eve...