Quality of Life

Depression And Anxiety Rise In The UK

Ales Zivkovic | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ales Zivkovic

In general, conducting just a simple research using Google Trends, indicates that depression and anxiety show up as two of the highest ranking mental health searches and that searches for anxiety have increased 18% in 2016 compared to 2015, with an astonishing 96% increase over the period of last 5 years.

Seven Reasons Why You Should Launch Your Startup In Copenhagen

Melanie Haynes | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Did you know that Denmark, and its capital city Copenhagen, is one of the best places in the world to launch a startup? It's a tiny city in a small Eu...

Expats Move Up The Career Ladder In The UK

Dean Blackburn | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Dean Blackburn

There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a...

The Nursing Home in Japan Where You Can Live With Your Pets

Yumiko Sato | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Yumiko Sato

The other day I visited a nursing home called "Sakura no Yamashina" for a music therapy session.  It's located in a quiet part of Yokosuka city in Kanagawa prefecture surrounded by the beautiful bay and endless hills...

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

Saying Yes, Saying No

Maggie Currie | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

If you have all this choice, why is it sometimes you reach a point where life seems so incredibly cluttered and pressured? Probably it is because you have lost sight of what you're saying yes to and what you are or are not saying no to. And you have equally lost sight of why you are saying yes or no.

How Happy Are You?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve McCabe

As well as showing that a third of people in Northern Ireland rated their life satisfaction as being nine out of ten, the data demonstrated that England was lowest in this category. Intriguingly Scotland was the least anxious place in the UK.

The Madness of Never-Ending Economic Growth

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Countries' economies are driven by an obsession, continuous growth in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The absurdity of this becomes clear with a little bit of thought. Never-ending growth that relies on extracting resources from a finite planet is, of course, a mathematical impossibility, but well before we reach that point, this obsession will render our planet uninhabitable.

Can You Work Yourself To Death?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve McCabe

We work because it pays the bills and if we are lucky, allows us to do interesting things and, usually, provides a sense of camaraderie that comes with being with others in the same position. Though few will not wish they could earn more, the reality is that money is not as important as the satisfaction that comes from a feeling of being in control.

'Let Our Dad Die' - One Family's Fight for Assisted Dying

Sally Beck | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Beck

'We're fighting for the right for Dad to die. Everything that we want we want to be regulated and to be strict, it shouldn't be easy. It should be really difficult to make sure that people aren't being coerced, that people are of sound mind and that it is what people want to do, but it should be possible.'

Which Hampshire District Is Most Desirable Place In The UK?

PA | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK

The Hampshire district of Hart has been named as the UK's most desirable location to live in a study measuring quality of life - but nowhere in the No...

Time to Invest in the Optimists

Julian Dobson | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Politics
Julian Dobson

If David Cameron really wants to build a more optimistic country, he needs to invest in the people with ideas that will create lasting change. He needs to invest in the optimists.

Britain 'Worst Place To Live In Europe'

PA | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

PA -- The UK is the worst place to live in Europe, with people getting a "raw deal" on quality of life and high cost of living, a study has revealed. ...