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Give A Girl The Right Shoes...

Dawn Nisbet | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn Nisbet

I sat and watched her with him, knowing how close she came to losing him, and I looked at him and how brave he'd been. I gave her my medal to give to him at the right time. I was so proud to have earned it, but I think I was prouder to give it away and to someone who had earned it more.

Three Years Ago I Couldn't Walk, But I've Just Run The London Marathon

James Upfield | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Upfield

Before I get to the end of the race let me briefly tell you about the beginning. My journey to running the marathon started three years ago when I was diagnosed with stage four mouth and throat cancer. During surgery, I died twice on the operating table, and aggressive radiotherapy meant I developed motor neurone disease.

A Woman At Work: The Surprising Parts We Don't Want To Talk About

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Sakthy Selvakumaran

I am sharing this now because I do not want to see the young people I meet, work with or supervise go through the same things. I want people not just to promote strong women as publicity figures, but consider the workplace culture for all women and men who feel uncomfortable or are unnecessarily held back. And people shouldn't have to feel scared to speak out, for fear that it would be considered against them in future professional endeavours.

Stop The Silence Around Violence Against Women

Johanna Higgs | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Johanna Higgs

We need to do something about it and we need to do something about it today. In no single person's moral universe, whether guided by religion or any other cultural value, should the violation and degradation of another's physical body or integrity be allowed.

My Guide To Milan

Massimo Bottura | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Massimo Bottura

Milan has always held a special place in my heart, and I've lost count of the many visits I've made to the city. I've been an Inter Milan football fan since I was just five years old and whilst these days my exploration of the city may be more focused on food than football, the city still excites me just as much as it did back then.

My Miscarriages Made Me

Claire Frances | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Frances

Accept what's happened. Our babies weren't meant to live on this earth. They came for a little while and then they had to leave. Accepting that your baby has passed is one of strongest things you will ever do. It allows you space to breath, to move forwards and to cherish what you did have, while you had it.

Finding Work-Life Balance Is An Intensely Personal Struggle

Quora | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

I was convinced this was because my job was demanding, but as I shuffled my responsibilities around, switched jobs, and ultimately became a freelancer so I could call my own shots, I was still drowning, drowning in work.

Has The Time Come At Last For The Humble Pedestrian?

Joe Irvin | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK
Joe Irvin

Recently I was at a conference about the importance of transport for tourism. After five speakers I had yet to hear anyone mention walking. Yet walkin...

'Fitness On Toast' Blogger Faya Nilsson On Why She Loves Her 60-Minute Daily Power Walks

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

’Fitness On Toast’ blogger Faya Nilsson never imaged that her Instagram would one day become a destination for fitness fiends to obsess over. The ...

First 100 Days Of Hair Extensions

Dee Greenwood | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Style
Dee Greenwood

All of this happens very early on and only accelerates as the weeks draw on. If you make it past your first maintenance appointment to day 50, you can expect to have lost a significant amount of thickness and you may experience inexplicable matting, even with minimal movement.

Maximise Muscle Growth

Ali Stewart | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

This next bit may mean you stop reading right now because the real truth is, there is no 'best' way. There are various methods you could employ that would optimise your training that may suit you more and would allow you to achieve your potential. With that conversation stopper, let me explain the mandatory requirements you need to attain to make some substantial muscular gains.

Burnout Diaries - Chapter Two: Work Hard, Be Kind And Good Things Will Happen. Or Will They?

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

Through January I tried to do the odd day of work here and there, clinging onto normality as much as I possibly could by setting up shop in my living room and dialling into meetings. The thought of not being able to work absolutely terrorised me. So much of who I was (and am!) was linked to my work persona. All of a sudden I didn't have a clue who I was.

Six Simple Lifestyle Changes That Will Boost Your Metabolism

Quora | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Losing weight can be challenging. It is important to look at your behaviors and patterns as they relate to food choices. Many people have formed some unhealthy habits through the years. Once you have identified some of the key issues start with changing one behavior at a time.

8 Reasons Wine Is Good For You, So Pour Yourself Another Glass

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows that after a long day at work, there’s nothing to make you feel better than a glass of wine (or two), but waking up the next morning ...

Blind Dating And Awkward Romance

Marc Gulwell | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Gulwell

If I can offer a word of advice, don't ever do speed dating without research first. The bars can be dark, and there is a lot of movement. Not the good kind of movement either. Check to see if there are mirrors on the wall, as good looking as you may be, you aren't going to get anywhere by chatting up yourself in the mirror.

How The Appointment Of Edward Enninful To The Helm Of British Vogue Will Rock The Global Fashion Industry

Robbie Sinclair | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Style
Robbie Sinclair

The choice of a black man to replace Alexandra Shulman shouldn't be the main topic of discussion. Yes, this is a positive step for a publication that has traditionally been steered by white, middle class women, but I don't think we should be blinded by Enninful's race or gender - ultimately he is a huge talent with incredible experience.

Sky's The Limit: How I Turned Family Tragedy Into Breaking Records For Charity

Jacq Jones | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacq Jones

This Sunday three of my colleagues and I will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon time in a Four Person Costume - we all work as captains and cabin crew for Monarch Airlines so unsurprisingly our costume is an aeroplane!

Running Gives Me That Release To Shut Everything Off

Matt Sutcliffe | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Sutcliffe

18 years on from these event I have a beautiful wife who understands but is there to push me back to fitness when I'm going through a rough patch. My biggest worry is for my two children, social media does some great things but if kids are not looking up from their phones, how can we encourage people to open up and have conversations. I think mental health awareness from a young age is so vital.

I Never Spoke About My Feelings – Then I Met Prince Harry And Joined A National Conversation Around Mental Health

Matt Foster | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Foster

Traditionally talking about mental health in our industry has been very taboo and if you did open up about a problem you would be tarnished with it. Possibly because of the responsibility our job holds and also because of the very rare scare stories the media publishes which fuels the stigma. However, there has been a huge change even in the last six months.

11 Things All Non-Runners Think During Marathon Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We get it runners, you are putting your legs to better use than the rest of us failures who can barely move from the sofa to the fridge without gettin...

Why I'm Running The London Marathon

Sean Fletcher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sean Fletcher

After a long wait for the right level of treatment my son is taking small steps in the right direction. While he takes those steps, I've decided to take the approximately 52 thousand steps it takes to complete the London Marathon to raise money and awareness for YoungMinds and Heads Together. Life was a lot easier for me when I was 14, so I'm happy to sacrifice my knees to start a conversation about mental health.

Discrimination And Sexism Must End To Close The Gender Pay Gap

Karen Jackson | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Karen Jackson

Until these dinosaurs either die out or have diversity training I fear the legal and other professions still have a long way to go on gender. The gender pay gap is not the reason women are under-represented at senior levels. The real reason? Discrimination and sexism.

Motor Neurone Disease And Cancer Won't Stop Me Running The London Marathon

James Upfield | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Upfield

My journey to running the marathon started three years ago when I was diagnosed with stage four mouth and throat cancer. During surgery, I died twice on the operating table, and aggressive radiotherapy meant I developed motor neurone disease. I'm not in remission yet, I have another two years to go and I take medication to control my pain. I'm effectively a 'time bomb', but have chosen to push myself and keep busy, living life to the fullest - because the alternative is to sit around feeling sorry for myself.

We're Running The London Marathon For Our Best Friend And His Wife

Jack Corbett | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Corbett

With all of us married, having been best men at each other's weddings, it was time to face a new challenge together and the iconic London Marathon seemed like the obvious choice. Training has been tough, but we've stuck to the schedule, fitting in sessions several times a week around the demands of work and family life. And the two of us have met up each Sunday for our weekly long run, getting some miles under our belts ahead of the big day.

The Journey To A Mindful Mover

Chevy Rough | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chevy Rough

I needed a way out, and quick. First up, break the habits, escape the cycles of destruction and get off that damn hamster wheel. I thought getting some routine around exercise and getting my body to work for me could be a good starting point. But first I needed to find my fitness weapon of choice.