Tips

Why I Am Giving Up Tipping, Part II

Jeff Salmon | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeff Salmon

In countries where tipping is not the norm, the general understanding is that tipping is a reward for those who go above-and-beyond to offer a top-quality service. However, the Japanese, for example, suggest that the employer is paying good money for their staff to do precisely that - and surely that work ethic cannot be faulted.

New to Stand-up Comedy? Here Are Six Beginner's Tips

Samantha Baines | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

You are new, so no matter what your experience beforehand everyone will assume you are utterly crap at telling jokes to people. This can be frustrating when you are trying to assure everyone you are the UK's answer to Sarah Silverman with a bit of Lee Evans thrown in *cough*. The answer? Well, my answer, is to embrace it.

How to Survive Going to Oktoberfest Alone

Travis Pittman | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travis Pittman

It's never too late to travel, never too late in your life and never too late in the year. With the end of summer and weather cooling off, many travellers are trying to take advantage of one last trip before it gets too cold. I totally understand. From my experience, I believe that a great choice for that last trip before it gets too cold is going to a festival.

Why I Am Giving Up Tipping - And You Should Too

Jeff Salmon | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Jeff Salmon

It has taken me 61 years to realise: I'm an idiot. Up to now, I've always been a generous tipper... But I've finally come to my senses and now find the habit dated and downright embarrassing for both tipper and tippee.

Genealogy Organisations Need to Focus on Only One Thing: VALUE

Scott Phillips | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

In my opinion there is really only one reason folks join a genealogy society and that reason is value. Likewise, it seems to me that there is also only one real reason folks leave them, which is that they perceive they are receiving no value for their dues.

How to 'Do' Italy in Only Eight Days

Anna Pitts | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Travelling is extremely popular with students and graduates but we don't always have the time (or money!) to go gallivanting around the world for months. I have just got back from 8 glorious days in bella Italia- no, not the restaurant- beautiful Italy!

Start Smart: Ten Top Tips for Start-up Success

Anna Edwards | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Anna Edwards

Every business starts with a good idea. But turning that idea into some serious cash takes more than just thought. During our 'Entrepreneurs: Making It' series, I have spoken to business founders at all stages of the start-up journey. From living room first-timers to seasoned entrepreneurs on their subsequent adventures. Here are some lessons from our series: 10 things that might make your start-up fly.

How to Survive a Panic Attack

Maria Senise | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Panic attacks come in all forms, all of which suck tremendously. They can be brought on by specific triggers or seemingly come out of nowhere with no rhyme or reason. They can vary from feeling like you're dying to getting the shakes to anything in between. How are you to deal with these potentially debilitating moments?

A Tipping Point

Jim Sherifi | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

I resent being made to feel responsible and guilty for my waiter's dire straits and for providing him/her with a living wage. It makes the good food stick in my craw to be put in this invidious position. Surely some of the blame should be shared with his/her employer.

What The UK Can Do To Improve Our Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The way we live our working lives is never far from the spotlight, these days. A recent survey for Depression Awareness Week revealed that as many ...

Nervous About Telling Dad You Love Him? Here's Some Help...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're slightly nervous about telling your dad you love him on Father's Day, you're not alone. A recent survey by Wilkinson Sword revealed that...

Five Simple Tips for Gaining Work Experience During your Undergraduate Studies

Gabriella Thomas | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gabriella Thomas

Taking the time during your studies to get relevant work experience in your field will put you ahead of other students who believe in the common misconception that a degree will be enough to get a job...

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

Luke Morris | Posted 06.05.2014 | 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

Zahra Razavi | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra 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 25.04.2014 | 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...