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Good Night, Sleep Tight: Finding a Good Night's Sleep

Luke Morris | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Morris

The oft-repeated saying that we spend a third of our lives asleep is largely true. Sleep helps us recover our energy; it regulates our hormones, allows our body to grow and repair, strengthens our immune system, improves our mental health and, perhaps most ironically for those struggling to sleep, reduces our anxiety.

Safety and Preparation for Travel in India

Lauren Razavi | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

In just a few weeks, I'll be heading to India for the very first time. I know that I already love the people, the food and the culture, so even with a lot of other things to do in the period before I go, my excitement is already reaching a huge peak.

The Value in Being Multidimensional in Your Genealogy

Scott Phillips | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Working on one's genealogy and family history is often quite like the proverbial saying about the forest and its trees. If your focus is set on finding just one detail, you might miss many others. Likewise if your approach is too scattered you risk missing an important detail, or more.

10 Top Tips for Debut Authors: What Every Writer Needs to Know About Their First Time

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
Hannah Beckerman

Last week, my first novel was published. I didn't, in all honesty, have any clue what to expect: it's not as though there's a training course called 'How To Be A First-Time Novelist' which lays out what's going to happen... I thought I'd share my top ten things every author needs to know before their first time.

Work Experience Tips

Carina Maggar | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carina Maggar

You only get a short amount of time to impress people during your experience as an intern. It's important that you make the best impact you can, before you're quickly replaced by a sharper, friendlier, more eager version of yourself. The doors of an office are constantly traffic-jammed with a rotation of students dying to make a good impression.

Five Ways to Pay It Forward in Genealogy

Scott Phillips | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

The genealogy community is, by and large, a very sociable, caring, and sharing one. While we all enjoy the vast amounts of materials that are out there for us to access electronically (so free and some not-so-free) it is important to remember that we, as genealogists, each need to pay-it-forward every so often.

I've Got a Bone to Pick With the Genealogy Community

Scott Phillips | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

very one of us is free to undertake our family history work for what ever reason it is that motivates us. If you are a member of the LDS church and are doing it to further your religious beliefs that is just fine. If you are doing it purely for enjoyment, that is fine as well.

Last Minute Tips For The UCAS January Deadline - From A UCAS Advisor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Claire Samways, UCAS advisor, shares her last minute tips before the 15 January deadline. SEE ALSO: The UK's Cheapest Universities To Live And Stud...

Genealogy and New Years: Some Commonsense Suggestions for Us All

Scott Phillips | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Rather than suggesting resolutions here, I am going to offer some commonsense suggestions that will, I believe, help make your family history and genealogy efforts more effective and successful

Want To Get Back To Uni After Christmas On The Cheap?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As great as going home for Christmas is (free food, booze, endless hot water, heating), there's always the price of actually going back there hanging ...

Genealogy and Family Gatherings: Make the Most of Them with Genealogy Secret Weapons

Scott Phillips | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Now some years later as a genealogical historian, father, and grandfather, I really love family gatherings all the more. Not only for the family time and memories, but also for the exceptional opportunity they afford to enhance what I like to call 'the tapestry of our family history'.

How Am I Supposed to Get Experience Without a Job in the First Place?

Adam Ball | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Ball

The one thing I'd wish I'd known starting university is how important your network is. When it comes to finding jobs or potential opportunities this is essential. It can mean that if you don't have the right grades someone can vouch for you on the inside. Most people just need a chance to show what they can do and sometimes a quick word from a friend can be that chance.

WATCH: 8 Essential Study Hacks To Help You Revise For Exams

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Exam season is tough, no two ways about it. Everyone from your guinea pig to your great aunt is giving you revision tips. And that's why we're brin...

A Genealogy 'Prime Directive': Avoid the 'Rose-Colored Glasses Effect' at All Costs!

Scott Phillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

While I fully understand and appreciate their frustration, one of the factors I find that often influences this frustration is what I call the 'Rose-Colored Glasses Effect' and it needs to be avoided in everyone's family history and genealogy work.

Keeping Pets and Wild Animals Safe on Fireworks Night

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Let's face it our pets could probably do without the next few days; their annual scarefest of fireworks of all shapes and sizes, colours and noises, exploding all around them... Luckily our knowledge of animal behaviour is vastly improved nowadays with many safe options and products available helping safeguard all pets; and helping them cope with what can be a very noisy and distressing period.

Genealogy Efforts Beyond Your Family: Consider Expanding

Scott Phillips | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Recently I started thinking more and more that I needed to expand my efforts to something even broader. I wasn't sure what it might be, but I knew I was developing an itch to take a step up and undertake a project something that would not only meet my interests, but also to make a difference to folks far beyond my direct reach.

Easy Italian Cooking: Spicy Tomato & Salmon Rigatoni

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I would say that I'm one of those people who enjoys cooking, but has never really found the knack of following recipes. Perhaps it's the designer in me, but when I'm left alone in the kitchen, I always have the urge to get creative and result in a recipe far from the picturesque concoction in a recipe book.

Looking After Older Dogs

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Just like us, all dogs slow down with age, being less keen to exercise, putting on weight, most likely a combination of both. Moods vary greatly from being needier, to much less friendly, sometimes preferring to be just left alone.

How To Boil (And Scramble) An Egg

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

After the news that a whopping 78% of you didn't know how to boil an egg, we thought it was time to take action and do a step by step guide for you. ...

10 Classic Student Housemate Arguments

StudentBeans.com | Hannah Jane Parkinson | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

After you’ve finished not doing the washing up, could you come in late again and leave the back door open? Cheers. Living in a student house can ...

Entertaining With Ease

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Hosting a great dinner party doesn't always have to mean hours of work in the kitchen and spending your night in there too. As a member of Zanussi's Easy Team, I've created my top tips, sure to have you serving up your perfect party, with no stress on the side.

Genealogy Lesson: Remember That Not Everything You Need is Online

Scott Phillips | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Contrary to what you read in far too many places, everything you need to conduct your genealogy, family history, and ancestry is NOT online!

Making Your Kitchen Work for You

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

For some, their kitchen might feel too small or they're not making the most of the space they do have. Being part of Zanussi's Easy Team initiative, I thought I would share some of my best interior design tips for making your kitchen work for you.

How Do We Get British Boys Level With the Girls?

Carey Ann Dodah | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Carey Ann Dodah

what can be done to inspire boys to love writing as much as girls? Of course, it is important to remember that not all boys are the same and not all boys are in danger of underachieving. However here are my tips on how parents and teachers can work together to inspire their boys.

Genealogy Big Data Challenges: Tips for Managing Your Big Data

Scott Phillips | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

I usually don't keep track of numbers, but I realized that I had over 10,000 family members in our family tree, over 6,500 attached documents and photographs, thousands of stories and notes, over 36,000 emails, contact data for over 220 family members, and almost 400 GB of additional data. These numbers immediately led me to create a plan to manage my 'big genealogy data'.