Top Tips

Seven Edinburgh Survival Tips From Fringe Performers

Samantha Baines | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

The Edinburgh Fringe is almost upon us and for performers it's essentially a month long Glastonbury. Four weeks of drinking, shouting over music, standing in the rain, crying over reviews oh and performing your show, does take it's toll.

11 Things You Must Know Before You Visit China

Viola Helen | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Viola Helen

Last summer, several friends of mine headed out to China to teach English and, since I had just spent the past four months living there, I was their point of call. One thing I forgot to mention was squat toilets.

Home Is Where The Smart Is...

James Dearsley | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
James Dearsley

With so much out there, and so many devices, what can you actually do to start making your home smarter? Which devices are actually useful and which are overcomplicated or faddy? To try and help, here are five easy ways to start building your smart home:

Essential Festival Tips For Teenagers And Parents

Joanne Gray | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents
Joanne Gray

Teenagers like to think they are invincible but humans were not designed to withstand three-five days of continuous drinking, eating rubbish food, jumping and sleep deprivation, they will return smelly, grumpy and exhausted and totally disinclined to answer any questions.  

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal Of The Day?

Dr Stuart Farrimond | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Stuart Farrimond

With my background as a medical doctor, I understand only too well that work and family life demands can make breakfast hard to put first. Like sleep, having a shower, and brushing your teeth, breakfast should once again be considered one of life's essentials.

10 Top Tips For Your Wedding Day

Christina Barker | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Barker

Aside from the most obvious tips of not being hungover and getting up late, I've put together my 10 top tips for your wedding day. 1. Eat a nice breakfast full of protein that will keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Potentially, brides can go long periods without any food so this is very important.

Five Top Style Tips For The Festive Season

Danae Varangis | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Style
Danae Varangis

If you're heading to a work party or formal occasion, a simple red or silver dress paired with black heels is always a winner. If you've got something more casual planned, you can't go wrong with a chunky, Christmas-coloured jumper to keep you cosy with a pair of skinny jeans and boots.

Ten Secrets To Eliminating That I Have Nothing To Wear Feeling

Loulou Storey | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

A lot of us wish that we dressed with more character, style and passaz and blame our clothes and lack of time as the trouble makers for our uninspired appearance. I am here to help you perk up your style and help you realise that there is a lot more excitement in your wardrobe than you give it credit for.

Helpful Hacks: Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Craig Phillips | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Craig Phillips

The biggest challenges faced by homeowners at this time of year include draughty windows and doors, radiators failing to heat up and boilers losing pressure. Issues such as these can feel like a really big deal at the time, but actually, the majority can be solved quickly and efficiently (and importantly, a lot more cost effectively) once you know how.

Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Mitigate the Brexit Effect

Emma L. Jones | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK
Emma L. Jones

It may feel like everything has been thrown up into the air and we're still gazing skywards, eyes wide, watching to see where things will land so we can begin to pick up the pieces - but that feeling won't last forever.

Top Blogging Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Tech
Natasha Colyer

From the outside world it can seem simple- they post a few words and opinions, a few images and hey presto- prestige is achieved, freebies are sent to review, and you have brands everywhere looking for collaborations. This is not true. And I would advise anyone who is thinking of starting a blog to really research the work before going in to it half-heartedly.

Top Tips for Setting Up Your Own Business

Sarah Willingham | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK
Sarah Willingham

Most importantly, LOVE what you do. Setting up your own business involves a lot of hard work, sweat, blood and tears. It isn't easy and in order to have the dedication and passion to see it through, you have to really love what you're doing.

How to Stay Hydrated This Winter

Alison Paton | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Paton

In the Summer months many of us become attached to our water bottles but in the Winter a cold glass of iced water isn't generally seen as the drink of choice (especially when Mulled wine is on offer!). So what can we do?

Let Your Hair Down: Top Tips on Styling Through the Ages

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Style
Lady Terry Robinson

I love a signature style, and I'm a fierce admirer of women like Charlotte Rampling or Helen Mirren who adapt their make- up and hairstyles as they age and have looked sexy and cool over the decades. The fear of looking like mutton dressed as lamb is part of the reason many of us succumb to the cut...

How To Stay Cool In This Blistering Heat (These Tips May Surprise You)

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

Britain is sweltering in the heat as temperatures are expected to reach 35C. If you aren't a fan of the heatwave or you just want to sensibly enjoy...

Once Bitten Twice Shy

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

With hindsight I should have insisted on a purse-sized mutt; a spaniel or a Chihuahua, because Sandy, the hyperactive border-collie that came to live with us turned out to be mad. It's as simple as that. He was a stark-raving-insane-out of control-lunatic. I have a hyperactive thyroid, but this dog made me feel like a sloth on Valium.

Lights Camera Action

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

Our best creative work happens when we are in flow, using our imaginations, having fun. Obviously there will come a point where we become hypercritical of our writing and believe we'll never be the next e.e. Cummings, E.L. James or J.K. Rowling.

The Secrets of Speaking Success

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

If the idea of giving a speech or making a presentation leaves you quaking, take consolation from the fact that even the world's most charismatic professional speakers fight through a degree of nervousness.

Making the Most of Time Off Work

John Coldicutt | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John Coldicutt

As Stanley Kubrick's classic The Shining tells us "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and this still rings true today; employees that spend too much time at work will find their social lives suffer.

How to Set Up Your Own Business AND Make Money

Richard Denny | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Denny

The majority of people come out of the "so-called" security of employment into setting up their own business and then becoming their own boss. Being one's own boss requires many different disciplines and skills coupled with courage and ambition. Yes, it takes courage to take on ownership of one's self, life-style and future.

Five Tips on Outsourcing Your Baby

Claire Mitchell | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK
Claire Mitchell

I asked the ladies on my Facebook page this week what their biggest business struggle was - as you can imagine I got a whole raft of replies (which gave me some ideas for some fabulous blog posts) and one lady said...

How to Prepare Your House for Winter

Susie McBeth | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susie McBeth

So how can you beat back the chilling grab of winter and whistling drafts that creep under doors and through windows? If you can't afford to ride out the winter months by disappearing off to more tropical climbs then here are a few sure fire quick fixes that can help make this winter more bearable.

Has Anyone Noticed How Everything Is Being Turned Into a List?

Nick Jones | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Nick Jones

This repetitive use of the same format is the product of a wider problem facing the media in the internet age. There's simply too much space to fill these days, and journalists are being forced to turn around content much faster than ever before

Five Top Tips to Get Your Love Relationship Back on Track

Lucy Beresford | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Beresford

Love isn't just something we 'fall' into and stay in permanently. We can't just expect that our intimate relationship will just tick over without us doing anything about it. Instead, love relationships are the classic case of 'effort in, reward out.'

Top Tips for Winter Skin

Dr Howard Murad | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Howard Murad

In the winter, the air is dryer and your skin produces less oil, so you need to give it a bit of extra TLC.