New Years' Resolution

Why We Should All Strive to Challenge Ourselves in 2016

Peter Westgarth | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Westgarth

As usual, the first two weeks of January have been full of New Year's resolutions and bold claims that 2016 is going to be the best year yet. Like every year, the conversation is dominated by references to giving up or cutting back on something: usually food, drink or a habit that is not particularly good for us, but we enjoy it.

New Year, New Me? - The Dangerous Pressures We Put Ourselves Under This Time of Year

Lizzie Griffiths | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Griffiths

This 'New You' that is now being lauded to us in the media, usually means shedding half your body weight and giving up all the 'bad' things in life in order to be a healthier, happier person by the end of the month. To me, it all seems a bit unfair and unrealistic.

Why We're Reclaiming New Year New You

Poorna Bell | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

This year, we want to reclaim New Year New You. While it used to be terrible nonsense peddled by magazines and diet companies for us to reinvent ourselves into shiny, thin people, we see it as a month of renewal and positive change. We want to embrace the idea of change but promote it in a sustainable way. After all, January didn't do anything wrong - we have.

How to Stick to Your Dating Resolutions

Brett Harding | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

All dating resolutions, whether it's to go on one date or more every week, connect with more people on and offline or ditch toxic relationship patterns and sticking with those resolutions will pay off in the long term.

My New Love Affair With Parkrun

Shannon Colman | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

On Saturday I took part in my first 'parkrun'. This is a weekly 5k run organised by volunteers and held in 305 park locations across the UK (and 561 in the world). Once registered free of charge, runners receive a barcode that allows them to receive their result after each run, which can be in any participating park.

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

10 New Year's Resolutions That Actually Might Change Your Life

Neil Seligman | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Seligman

When we forget this and create resolutions with the intention of self-improvement, our commitments tend to be underpinned with our own negative judgments and laced with self-rejection. No wonder most of our self-improvement goals are all but forgotten by February!

Why Discarding New Year Resolutions Will Let You Start 2015 On a High

James Brinsford | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Brinsford

So I am going for it this year. Every morning will be welcomed with open arms and the previous day's downers will be consigned to the past. Of course I will starting running. Of course I will go on a diet but this will not be because it's a resolution, it is because I want to do it so that I finish the year feeling like a better person than I started (and be able to tie my shoe laces again).

Is It Really Possible To Have A Happy New Year?

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fearghas Kelly

Throughout 2007, the psychologist Richard Wiseman tracked over three-thousand people attempting to achieve a wide range of resolutions. Come December 31st, 88% of them had failed; and there is a wealth of juicy scientific and psychological nuggets to explain why.

New Year Resolutions: Five Fitness Mistakes To Avoid In 2015

Scott Laidler | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Laidler

Try to keep in mind that resolutions are meant to to be a catalyst for positive change in your life. Keep your resolutions positive and don't make life hard for yourself, healthy living has never been about restrictive diets and excessive exercise, real results come from consistent effort, one successful day after another.

360 Degrees of Failing...?

Caragh Little | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's time. The calendar tells me I can't delay any longer. I have to drag myself, groaning, out of that post-Christmas hibernation and set myself up for a whole year's worth of failing. I've got to make my New Year's Resolutions.

The New Year Resolution Conundrum

James Rose | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK
James Rose

It's fast approaching that time of the year again of 'out with the old and in with the new'.  Well intended resolutions will be made (exercise more, improve diet, reduce tobacco, alcohol and caffeine consumption) which, statistics tell us, will likely fail...

Reading This Can Make You Rich in 2014

Malcolm Bell | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Malcolm Bell

People don't really read, but if they did, they could be a lot richer. I have realised that downloading a new book to my kindle, isn't the same as actually reading it. (Does anyone else do this?)

'Try To Change The World A Bit'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has urged people to "change the world a bit" by adopting a New Year's resolution of tackling poverty in th...

How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work (Better)

Karin Sieger | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Resolutions take determination, tenacity, strength and commitment. Too often we feel bad about ourselves or ashamed if we don't make it or delay a resolution. Whereas there is another way of looking at it.

Will I Ever Stop Dreaming About Poo?

Pete Cashmore | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Pete Cashmore

Like Martin Luther King, I have a dream. It is a dream that recurs with alarming regularity, and when I reveal the nature of it, you will understand why it upsets me, although you can probably guess the nature of the dream from the headline.

November: The Best Month... to Make a Change

Lucy Eyre-Tanner | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eyre-Tanner

I feel obliged to make a stand and bring my New Years Resolution forward to November, which as we have already discovered is now the all singing and dancing uber-fashionable 'greatest month in the world ever'.

Forget the Diet

Louisa Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

It's incredible just how ingrained all this self-policing of our bodies has become. It literally surrounds us, like a thick layer of fat.

What We Look Like in Our Own Minds

Mette Poynton | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

My image of myself in my mind is still of a normal, healthy looking woman, not the overweight woman that is the reality.

How the European Parliament Resolves to Make 2013 a Better Year

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The European Parliament is limbering up for what promises to be an exciting but challenging year. The crisis continues to rumble on, but efforts to put Europe back on the path to growth will not be the only initiative to make a difference to your daily life.

9 Apps That Will Do Your New Year's Resolutions For You

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Tech

Even if you're not one for New Year's resolutions, you'll likely still be in the mood for some personal renewal in 2013. Fortunately, we now live i...

On the Down Side of New Year Resolutions - or Where do All Those Christmas Cookbooks Go?

Martin Treanor | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

Statistics point to the second week in February as the date most people start to slide with their New Year's Resolutions, sometimes the third week - if the thing to be given up is a not to difficult one, like eating expensive, luxury chocolates, or juggling fiery sticks.

Reasons To Stay Home Alone On New Year's Eve

Daniel Warner | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I've realized that the start of a new year is more a time for reflection rather than going out, downing shots, being sick on my favourite shoes and then trying desperately to find a cab home.

Workplace Equality: What Big Businesses Can Learn From SMEs

Penny de Valk | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Penny de Valk

Why are SMEs ahead in terms of female directors? This could be because more subtle skills such as diplomacy, collaboration and trustworthiness can be noticed in a smaller organisation, whereas in bigger companies it is all too often those who shout loudest who make the fastest progress.

Tech Up Your Parents For 2012

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Did your parents ask you to do some tech support over the holidays? And every holiday before that? If you're bored out of your wits answering the same questions over and over again, you may want to show this article which lists a couple of links they might want to check out.