UK Lifestyle

How Do You Fight Burnout?

Quora | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Ask yourself if there is anything that you can delegate to someone else. I don't often bring on help for a project, but if I really needed to, I could probably scrounge up a few folks to help with production to alleviate some of the pressure.

Ten Things You Should Fix Right Away In Your Online Dating Profile

Quora | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

There's a finite number of pictures a person is going to go through before deciding whether they're attracted to you or not. Each picture should be substantially different from the one before it. Don't waste my time with five pictures of your face from the same angle.

Five Ways To Encourage Your Child To Make Healthy Food Choices

Matt Clarke | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Parents
Matt Clarke

We all know that one of the biggest challenges as a parent is maintaining a work-life balance and meal-time with your children really shouldn't be som...

Seven Ways I Dealt With The Pain That Is Runner's Knee

Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I'd spent months building up stamina and improving my fitness, only to have to stop running because of something I couldn't control. When you know physically you can carry on, but it would only damage your knees even more, it's a pretty shitty situation.

Rugby Has Helped Define Me - I Wear The Cuts And Bruises With Pride

Vanessa Thomas | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Thomas

I was once chatted up by a guy at a bar who didn't even try hide his surprise that I played rugby. He was more concerned at letting me know that I was a girl and it's a rough sport, in case I hadn't realised. I explained to him that your gender shouldn't stop you playing a contact sport, and sent him packing.

What To The Bone Seems To Be Getting Wrong About Eating Disorders

Molly Long | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Molly Long

Gifs of Lily Collins' emaciated and bruised spine, will soon sit alongside black and white screenshots of Cassie from skins telling the world she didn't eat for three days so she could be lovely. Against the backdrop of an attractive middle-class home, soundbites like, 'it's like you have calorie Asperger's' are all too appealing.

This Learning Disability Week We Must Shine A Spotlight On UK Employment Inequality

Christine-Koulla Burke | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Christine-Koulla Burke

We all have a duty to push for change in our workplaces to redress this inequality. When we ask the children that we work with about their biggest personal goals, finding employment is their most common aspiration they tell us about.

I Suffered Through Two Codependent Marriages - This Is How I'm Breaking The Cycle

Quora | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

The only thing that was similar in all of these relationships was that the other person was willing to be codependent with me. That was the pattern. Compatibility didn't seem to be as important to the relationship.

Seven Mental Exercises That Can Make You A Better Thinker

Quora | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Opportunities for concerted practice are hard to come by these days. Purely intellectual conversations are relegated to college students, hipsters and academics. Fortunately for you, there are some great places to practice. Quora for one. You should write every answer -- even frivolous ones -- seriously. Think about pattern recognition and alternative arguments. Also, surround yourself with intellectually curious people. Their conversations will get your brain spinning.

The Adventures Of Wonder Woman

Caragh Little | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

We can't do better than our best, no matter how much we want to try. We can't be superheroes. We can't just twirl around and save the world, no matter how Amazonian and heroic we may feel. We can't defeat the darkness of disaster and unfairness and growing old.

Why Being A Morning Person Is Biologically Impossible For Some Of Us

Quora | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

It's been suggested that modern sleep patterns are highly unnatural, resulting from the prevalence of artificial lighting and chronic sleep deprivation. It's claimed that pre-industrial and tribal societies normally sleep in two 4-hour shifts, with a 2-3 hour awakening in the middle. This pattern has also emerged in people who were experimentally kept away from artificial lighting.

To Live Your Best Life, Learn These Ten Simple Habits

Quora | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Call your parents, siblings, friends. Be there for them. Be generous. Open your heart, your mind, your wallet. Make someone's day. Show your gratitude. Give a praise. Give a support. Accept. Don't judge. Love. There will always be more work to do and more dishes to wash. Share your love and care today.

How My Parents Taught Us Unconditional Love With One Simple Word

Quora | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Parents
Quora

What is it like to be raised by parents who love each other unconditionally? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, emp...

We've Got The Five Stages Of Grief Wrong

Jessica Hanson | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Hanson

I am not a bereavement counsellor, but I do spend the vast majority of my waking hours reading, writing and thinking about grief. If Sarah and I were any less close as friends, I probably wouldn't venture to comment on her way of grieving.

Sport Is A Unifying Force - This Women's Sport Week Let's Allow It To Bring Us Together

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

Getting women and girls active at levels that match those for men will contribute to reducing the crippling burden of ill health facing the NHS. And team sports in particular embed in us and our children a set of skills that are so desperately needed in society: cooperation, team work and resilience to name just three.

11 Gym Jargon Phrases Decoded For Your Fitness Needs

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

No matter how many times you go to the gym, the jargon people use can often make you feel lost in conversations with your more experienced pals. We ma...

Beth Tweddle On How She Got Past The 'Biggest Disappointment' In Her Career

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Olympian Beth Tweddle may have retired from professional gymnastics, but that doesn’t mean she’s turned her back on the sport. Having competed sin...

This International Women's Sports Week We Need To Encourage More Non-Athletes To Get Active

Kate Dale | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Sport
Kate Dale

This week is International Women's Sports Week and it's important to cheer on these fantastic ladies who are continually breaking barriers in the sporting world. But from Sport England's research we know these brilliant ladies don't always encourage the average woman like you or me to get active.

Five Life Lessons People Often Learn Too Late

Quora | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

It's true. The way you interpret and understand the world directly affects your beliefs and the way you live you life. Perception creates bias as much as it creates understanding. It creates fear as much as it creates curiosity.

Nine Rules For A Marriage That Stands The Test Of Time

Quora | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

As someone who's been through a divorce and is getting married again, I can confidently offer this...

When Will Someone Fix This?

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

Ok, yes, I have been bad...I haven't been writing for a few weeks...why? Just so busy!! But - in a good way. Last weekend, I took a trip to Hanoi - w...

Loving Sport - A Life-Long Gift

Laurie Morrissey | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laurie Morrissey

It's a knack that gets under your skin. Like the love of a football team, it remains, and pushes you to remain fitness conscious and maybe take a yoga class, go spinning or hit the road for a run every now and again. It's inherent. And, perhaps because girls are less likely to be given that gift (it's sad, but statistics show that's the way it rolls) it's a pretty precious commodity to have in your back pocket.

We Need A New Approach To Stopping Elder Abuse

Eleri Butler | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK
Eleri Butler

It's time we invested in a new approach to supporting survivors of abuse in Wales, so that every point of interaction with survivors and perpetrators is an opportunity for getting help and support, which should not be missed. Our focus, at Welsh Women's Aid, is to transform community and public service responses whilst making sure specialist services collaborate to continue to provide the vital lifeline that survivors need.

Steps To Success

Caragh Little | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

So they've opened a Museum of Failure, now, and lots of us probably feel as though we ought to be exhibits.

The Miraculous Survival Of A Baby Born At 22 Weeks Shouldn't Be Used To Shame Women Who Need To End Their Pregnancies

Clare Murphy | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Murphy

It's a shame that good news stories like this one - a celebration of the survival of this tiny infant and the joy he has bought his parents - sometimes go hand in hand with calls to reduce the abortion time limit of 24 weeks. Why do we need to play women's needs off against each other in this way?