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Domestic Violence and Risk Assessment: Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic

Laura Richards | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
Laura Richards

As we await the guidance and implementation for the new offence of coercive control many are gearing up to ensure their response is fit for purpose. ...

What Is The Southpaw Diet? Experts Tell Us All

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jake Gyllenhaal's new boxing movie, Southpaw's trailer was released last month and there was one question everyone was asking: how did Gyllenhaal get ...

Death Eaters of W1A

James Christie | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
James Christie

I'd have written this blog sooner, but I have a learning disability. In my case this means I can't learn as fast or work as quickly as other people. My brain also tires more easily and like an old battery, can go flat.

How To Prepare For A Major Sports Event

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're about to embark on something of a fitness journey in preparation for a major sporting event this summer then you're not alone. Whether it...

Breathe your way to happiness.

Steve Halsall | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

The eternal quest for happiness has been something that has thwarted even the greatest minds and scholars over the last couple of thousand years. Happiness is something that ebbs and flows daily, hour by hour and minute by minute.

London to Anywhere on a Bike?

Steve Halsall | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Sport
Steve Halsall

Once a cyclist steps up and becomes more serious about their performance, the questions of what, when and how do I eat and drink arise. Understanding the basic bodily energy functions is essential to then choose the appropriate selections to both sustain and improve performance and recover effectively.

The Battle for Apprenticeships Must Be Fought on Two Fronts

Richard Grice | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Grice

Employers must be aware of the variety of skills and talent that is available to them. If the gap between promoting apprenticeships in schools and raising awareness among employers is bridged, the number of new apprenticeships could increase significantly.

So My Wife Bought an Exercise Bike

John Lawless | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

I felt for the first time since I was at school (too many moons ago), playing every sport you can begin to conceive of, that I could actually enjoy a fitness activity, stick with it, get somewhere (though not literally) and start to see results.

You Can't Be an Apprenticeship Champion Without Championing Business!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Over the past five years the business community has, with the help of subtle assistance from the government, arrived at a point where it can afford to invest in the future. However should Ed Miliband move into Number 10 those conditions would disappear, along with the apprenticeship revival.

But I Want It!!-Fighting Those Demon Cravings

Lisa Regan | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Like many women I fell victim to the clever marketing campaign of low fat, sugar free, reduced this, lacking that and so on, coupled with this terrible diet was an unhealthy woman in her late teens and 20s.

4 Tips for Career Planning in the New World

Lily Bissett | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Lily Bissett

I remember starting my career as an intern in the city, working with my mentor to figure out my steps up the ladder and how quickly I could each hit each title. My career remained as fluid over the next five years. This is what I learned.

Falling in Love....

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

The first class will always be hard and you will feel slightly at a disadvantage but not knowing the lay of the land. I remember a couple of years ago trying a step aerobics class, (now back then I didn't have the professional like rhythm I have now......)

I'll Start on Monday

Lisa Regan | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Endorphins should be the new buzz word for 2015. That is what exercise does for you and they are free. Endorphins boost your mood, leave you feeling happy and give you that feeling of really being alive.

Changing the Conversation For 2015- New Year New You

Lisa Regan | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Like anything in life there is a right and wrong way to do things. People are on different journeys this year, some are losing weight, some are getting fit, some are trying to get lean, some are looking for that six pack and some are trying to do it all.

Learning Life's Lessons

Lisa Regan | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Now with all my infinite wisdom and 29 years I know that everything in this life that you want you must work and work incredibly hard at and for. I used to think I was good at working at my weaknesses but really what I would do was work at what I was good at and try and become great at that and completely neglect the things I found the toughest.

The Power of Crowd Learning and Development Strategists: The Heroes and Heroines who Strive to Make Vital Information, Training, Mentoring and Networking Accessible to All

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Martina Keens-Betts

I firmly believe the Alzheimer's Society is a 'learning organisation' at its best. Their model fully integrates and supports its staff, volunteers, sufferers and their families. And the Press Office's skill, hard work and mentoring of volunteers has led to triumph after triumph in the improvement of the lives of sufferers and families.

Skills Shortages Hold Back the UK - So Why Can't the Unemployed Get Training?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The UK's job market appears to be doing pretty well, but scratch the surface and life looks a whole lot less rosy for unemployed people.

To See the Future of Science We Need to Look Beyond the '2.0 Paradigm'

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The vernacular of 'Science 2.0' has become increasingly utilised in the debate about the future of science. Many media articles and conferences focus on this topic, and the European Commission has recently held a public consultation to better understand the impact of 2.0 and desirability of policy action to enable it.

Ho Ho Ho- Here Comes the Christmas Slimdown!

Lisa Regan | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Ah yes and so it begins- Christmas is coming and in November it is now almost everywhere we turn. Christmas the time of festive cheer right? However it also is a time that puts the fear into women especially as the festive party season looms.

The Real Policy Issue Is Not Over-Use of Migrants But Under-Use of Their Skills

Heather Rolfe | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Politics
Heather Rolfe

Ed Miliband's policy is ill-conceived, based on the widely held assumption that employers recruit migrants rather than invest in their UK born workers. As with much recent immigration policy, it is based on opinion rather than evidence. More importantly, it fails to recognise a real issue in the under-utilisation of migrants' skills.

Halt the Rapid Decline in Part-Time Higher Education

Anka Mulder | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anka Mulder

In recent years, provision by universities of lifelong learning and professional education has been in sharp decline. Earlier this year, for instance, the Rinnooy Kan Commission in the Netherlands found that part-time higher education is undergoing a dramatic decline.

AM vs PM - When Should I Work Out?

David Kingsbury | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

Warmly wrapped in a cocoon of bed sheets, the absolute last place most of us want to be is out in the gloomy morning drizzle, plodding along the pavement in Lycra shorts. Is a love of duvet cosiness likely to hamper your fitness levels, or are you justified in putting off your morning jog to a less painful time of day?

Giving School Leavers the Skills to Succeed

Rachel Kay | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Kay

Providing essential training in these commonly used programs can give young people a head start, and ultimately enable them to be more productive a better asset to their team and the wider organisation...

Triathlon Race Day Advice

Jo Scott-Dalgleish | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jo Scott-Dalgleish

Race day nutrition can unquestionably help you to perform better. If you want to go faster, you should make nutrition a focus... There are no universal rules. Though Usain Bolt is a special case and 100m is a very different discipline to triathlon, he found what suited him as a pre-race meal and stuck to it. Though I wouldn't recommend chicken nuggets to my clients!

Triathlon Training Advice

Jo Scott-Dalgleish | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport
Jo Scott-Dalgleish

It's important to emphasise carbs in the meal and snack before your training session. If you're training in the middle of the day, breakfast should be very substantial. If you're planning an evening training session, you should make lunch the big one.