Social Skills

Are School Reports Worth the Paper They Are Written On?

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I woke up last week and just knew it was that time again. School report time. The reek of ambition and parental competitiveness hovering over our usually placid school gave it away. It's a major day in the parenting calendar as a mothers entire years bragging rights can hang in the balance.

Conversation Killers

Laura Bui | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Bui

There are certain conversations that irk me. A fan of actual conversations, ones that require honesty and direct experiences that someone cares about, tend to give way to the following kind of interactions that are confused as conversations:

How to Be a Great Social Media Friend (Or How Not to Be a Bad One)

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Tech
Kirsty Lemare

Call me neurotically self-conscious but I am not a fan of a show-off in real life so on my feed it really drives me nuts. You know the type, the person who manages to spend their Saturday morning hang-gliding with famous people before learning a new language and going for lunch with everyone you have ever known, all of whom forgot to invite you.

The 13 Networking Types

Andrew Thorp | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK
Andrew Thorp

But as an entrepreneur I've decided to take this to another level with 13 classes of...business networker. Don't get me wrong - I've met some wonderful people and excellent practitioners in my time, but some of these may ring true with you.

Understanding Bullying: Strategies for Help and Prevention

Elena Barbiero | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Bullying sadly takes many forms. It's heart-breaking for parents to witness the effect bullying has on their child: we love our children, and we hope bullying will never happen to them. Sorry, I have bad news...

Is 'Mind Reading' The Key To Popularity?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The secret to popularity could be down to the size of your brain and your ability to guess what other people are thinking, a study has found. Scien...