How You Can Retrain Your Brain For A Better You

Anastasia Hatzivasilou | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Hatzivasilou

The human brain is an incredible thing. Whereas previously the brain was thought of as static and 'hard wired' in adulthood after your formative childhood years, now scientists have found that in fact, it is a highly adaptable and rewireable organ, right into old age.

Oxford To Win The 2017 Boat Race

Johnny Luk | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Sport
Johnny Luk

I will say straight off the bat, barring a sinking or crash; Oxford University Men's first team will win the 2017 Boat Race. I didn't go to either university, so I have no bias here.

An Olympic Approach to Parenting

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

How many times have you sat down to watch the Olympic Games and thought 'I know exactly how that feels'? Not often right, but perhaps we as parents should. It struck me recently that parenting is actually not dissimilar to this sporting event, with numerous hurdles, sprints and relay's taking place all the time.

England Need to Find 'Team Resilience' for the Ashes

Paul Morgan | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Morgan

I strongly believe England's cricket team must stick together and learn from their experiences before refocusing their efforts on the next Test following their crushing defeat in the First Test of The Ashes against Australia.

Dietary Supplements in Sports: Cautious Consumption

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

There is a raging debate, not just within the sporting community--since these supplements are available over-the-counter to the general public, about the nature of the problem, what standards govern the industry, and the future of the supplements market (a $28 billion business in the US).

Ready, Set, Sail!

Sarah Ayton | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Ayton

Combine together 14.7˚C air temperature, 16.7˚C sea temperature, 99% humidity, 15.5 knots of speed, a 250 degree wind, and a wave height of 0.5 metres and what do you have? Well yes a lot of numbers but also the formula for a pretty decent day's sailing last Thursday in Southampton!

Berkshire Offers Shining Example to School Sports Partnerships in Taking Advantage of Olympic Legacy

Jon Vale | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Sport
Jon Vale

Despite naysayers declaring the demise of school sport partnerships (SSPs) in anticipation of an imminent cut in central government funding, one of the country's less celebrated sporting centres has seen the partnerships go from strength to strength.

Even James Bond is Changing his Preferred Poison

Alistair Niederer | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Alistair Niederer

Bond is famous for only ever drinking Martini - shaken not stirred - and yet in this film he only drinks beer. And not just any beer - Bond only drinks Heineken, because they sponsored the production of the movie.

The Empty Seats Fiasco Leaves London 2012 at Risk of Losing Its Legacy

Oliver Todd | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Sport
Oliver Todd

'Inspire a Generation'. Never has a slogan for a sporting event been as apparent as following Friday night's opening ceremony.

Diplomacy Does Not Stop at the Door of the UN

Douglas Alexander | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Politics
Douglas Alexander

We must not miss this chance to press the Syrian people's case. Russia and China have failed to live up to their responsibilities. As the United Kingdom hosts the Olympics, let's make sure we live up to ours.

Hundreds March Against 'Corporate Olympics'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

Hundreds of people have marched through Tower Hamlets in a demonstration protesting against the "corporate Olympic games" As Team GB competed in th...

Represent Your Country In Style At London 2012 Olympics

Bwoywonder | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Style

With the London 2012 Olympics round the last bend, the penultimate sporting event of the summer is definitely upon us! Myself and the good folk at lyrics4lyrics clothing have released a range of Olympic themed snapback caps that will keep you a 'head' of the competiton!

You Can Tell the Olympics Are Coming

Jamie Andrews | Posted 15.09.2012 | Home
Jamie Andrews

At the British Library, we were aware that summer 2012 demanded something special for our major exhibition programme. From the manuscript of Beowulf, to the notebooks of J. G. Ballard, the Library has the finest collection of English Literature in the world, and the opportunity to open up this literary treasure-house to visitors in 2012 seemed irresistible.

The World Egg Throwing Championships: Cheaper and Funnier Than the Olympics

John Fleming | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

At the weekend, I went to the World Egg Throwing Championships in a very large field at Swaton in Lincolnshire. There were teams from Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA.

It's the People's Politics, Stupid - For the Road to Contain Climate Change, Just Follow the Olympic Torch!

Phil Pauley | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK
Phil Pauley

Just imagine, you've taken a snapshot of the world population and put 100 people in a giant plastic dome for a year or two to see how they get on.

What We've Got To Change Before The Olympics Games

Scott Bryan | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK
Scott Bryan

You know that the Olympics are around the corner when you've seen your 4657475th Cadburys and Lloyds TSB advert.