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Women In Business Call For An End To Networking Events That Exclude Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Business dinners and evening networking events exclude women with families, the chief of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said - and a ...

Office Air May Be Making You Less Intelligent

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever feel like your brain is frazzled after a day at work? Office air may be to blame. A new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives s...

How Joining 'Team Earth' Can Help End the Politics of Gender Difference

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Stromberg

How often have you heard the phrase 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus', to casually explain differences between men and women based on our gender? Pretty often I bet, as these words stormed into the English language back in 1992 when Dr. John Gray published his phenomenally successful book.

Six Reasons to Bring Mindfulness to Your Workplace

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

In our busy workplaces we have so many things to think about, above all our health needs to come first. Bringing a culture of mindfulness to the workplace will not only support wellbeing but also working relationships, motivation, organisation and productivity.

Leaning in to Life and Love

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Olorenshaw

Walking along the Tube platform I noticed an elderly couple. The woman was on the train, and, through the open doors, she was holding the hands of a man. They were gazing at each other. The emotion in both their faces was palpable. Something was being said between them, unspoken.

Seven Key Work Skills I Learned From Doing Stand-Up

Liz Fraser | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Liz Fraser

Talk to anyone who's done stand-up, and they will tell you that it's the most terrifying thing you can do. (I assume these people haven't worked down a 200-ft mine, defused any bombs, or had lunch with my mother.)

The Key to Creating a Better Life Is to Use Your Personal Positioning System (PPS)

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

When any of my clients, friends or even I, for that matter, feel stuck in this way I always say it's time to revisit what's important to us; in other words, it's time to reconnect with our values and recalibrate what I call our Personal Positioning System or PPS.

Bog Post: You Faint Hearted?

Ian Watson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

As I sit on the bog for the 6th time this morning, gas mask in one hand, Germolene in the other, 'Ring of fire' on the iPod. I wonder what I could possibly have eaten to make my insides so rancid.

Building Mumsnet - From the Dotcom Crash to a Sustainable Business

Justine Roberts | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justine Roberts

It's hard not to feel a tiny bit fraudulent when giving advice; as Mumsnet's early business trajectory was so - frankly - flat, I'd be hard pushed to genuinely recommend that anyone try to emulate it. That said, it worked - and while our story is very much a slow-burner, it also features things like dotcom crashes, working out of back bedrooms, and very small children...

Seriously, I Don't Need a Holiday

Janet Murray | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Murray

People are constantly telling me I shouldn't work so hard, must take more breaks and more holidays... yada yada yada. But the thing is, I absolutely love what I do. So much so, that while I love travelling with work, and enjoy the odd weekend break, I actually feel a bit resentful about having to take a holiday because it takes me away from my work.

Your Barista Hates You

Charlie Compitus | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Charlie Compitus

This rant could literally be an essay but alas let's just stick with this for now but welcome to an average day of your local Barista who most definitely hates you.

How Does the UK Work Compared to the Rest of the EU?

Sean Farrington | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Sean Farrington

Since David Cameron promised an in-out referendum in the Conservative Party manifesto, the question of Britain's membership of the European Union has rarely made it out of the headlines. With the referendum provisionally scheduled for autumn 2017, there has been a lot of speculation on what it actually means to be European and whether we're in fact better off in or out of the bloc - how much do we actually have in common with our European counterparts?

This Desk That Turns Into A Bed Is An Absolute Dream

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Occasionally, after a hard morning's work, a quick power nap to refresh for the afternoon ahead would go down a treat. So we're pretty excited that...

How Not to Lose Your Identity When Dressing for Work

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Style
Kelly Hoppen

When dressing for work every day, it's so easy to get consumed by the stresses of what to wear. The most important thing to keep in mind when balancing dressing for work and allowing your identity to show through your clothes is keeping your own personal touches at the forefront.

Healthcare Is Not Just for Doctor's Surgeries... It Is a Workplace Issue

Karen Steadman | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Karen Steadman

When we think of people with health problems, we usually think of hospital wards and doctors surgeries. Actually, a more realistic view is people on t...

People Like Me

Meg Munn | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Meg Munn

From an early age girls and boys learn what jobs men do and what women do. Few kick against what is expected of them, and it's difficult for parents w...

How to Shake Off That Critical Voice

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Recently the actress, Natalie Portman, made a speech at Harvard admitting to feeling like an imposter. It was interesting to hear that someone so successful suffered the self-same anxieties as many other women.

How To Be An Expert In Your Field (Even When You Feel Like A Fraud)

Dina Behrman | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dina Behrman

Would you consider yourself to be an expert? I know many of the people I speak to day-to-day would cringe at the idea of calling themselves an expert, and yet they are experts at what they do.

I Quit

Linda Ayoola | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Ayoola

To be clear, I didn't leave my job in a rude way and stomped out. No, I had mixed emotions about leaving my job. I care about many of the people there, had wonderful opportunities and enjoyed much of the job itself if I am honest.

Working for Yourself

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

Working for yourself is proper grown up stuff. It means taxes, which I have no clue about. Sometimes I have dreams that I'm bankrupt and talking to Piers Morgan; I tell him that "I should have read the small print". For some reason I'm famous enough to be on a talk show in said dream.

Career Advice I Would Give My 21-Year-Old Self

Holly Peacock | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Peacock

Don't be so proud you can't bring yourself to ask for help. Take every opportunity offered to you and in the early years of your career, bite the hands off friends/connections/colleagues who offer to help you.

There's a Whole Generation That Needs Experience - Here's What You Can Do

Chris Jones | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

It's exam season again and, as usual, the focus is on who got what grades. Yet, time and time again employers tell us that what they really care about in new recruits has nothing to do with As and Bs, and everything to do with work experience.

Office Birthdays Are a Bind

Chris Rooney | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Rooney

In my workplace we celebrate each other's birthdays with an energy we rarely apply to our work. The events are spoken about weeks in advance - plans are laid, presents are discussed. We even have a birthday rota keyed into our outlook calendars.

Why Not Just Throw Those Uni Offers in the Bin This Results Day?

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

I turned my back on University to set up in business and with the help of support agencies in my hometown of Sheffield I have never looked back... In the 21st Century connected world, if you put your mind to it you can definitely achieve it. Get a mentor, approach employers, take part in training opportunities and good luck!

Ain't Getting No Satisfaction?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Working on your own mind is like tidying up a cupboard or a wardrobe. You take things out, piling them on the floor and think to yourself: Am I going to get through this mess? As you sort them out and put them back in some sort of order, you feel better. You feel satisfied.