The Five Most Important Things You Need To Be Happy At Work

Marianne Stenger | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Although at some point we've probably all fantasised about having enough money to retire and sip cocktails on a tropical beach for the rest of our days, the truth is that human-beings thrive on challenges and are happiest when pushing themselves to the limits.

Being Ill May Just Have Made Me A Better Person

Jen Smith | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Smith

I am terrible at asking for help. If one of the seven deadly sins gets us all in the end, I know already that mine will be pride. I will paint a smile on my face and struggle through every last ounce of my energy reserves before admitting defeat and asking for help. Even there, I have let slip what that means to me: help equals some sort of failure.

Forget 'Mansplaining' - Just Teach The Next Generation That We're All Equal

Annie Ridout | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ridout

Why, if women are feeling marginalised at work and mistreated by their male colleagues, should they be the ones who have to work hard to fix this? But also, let's be honest: once a derogatory comment's been thrown out there - making a phone call for advice on a comeback isn't the cleverest way to respond. You need to do it there and then.

Is Your Job A Waste Of Time?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Workers are drowning in monotonous tasks without contributing anything meaningful, new research suggests. According to Microsoft UK's new report "T...

Stress Forces £3m-A-Year Barclays Executive To Quit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK

Sir Hector Sants, Barclays' head of compliance and former chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, has taken a leave of absence after bein...

Women, Boards and Disruption...

Baroness Lane Fox | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Baroness Lane Fox

I am 100% in favour of quotas for the FTSE 100 companies. While I know this is deeply unpopular with many, I think it is the only way to create scale change. I totally reject the assumption that with quotas comes sub standard women - that is patronising and sexist.

Thinking About Money Improves Self-Confidence, Suggests Study

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Spend your days dreaming of winning the lottery? It's not time wasted. New research from Bates College in the US suggests merely the 'thought' of m...

Does Entrepreneurship Destroy Relationships?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Anyone who has started their own business will understand that you live and breathe its ideals and its goals; sometimes you can scarcely talk about anything else and it is [almost] as precious as a child.

What it Means to be a Working Mum Today

Cynthia Lawrence | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Cynthia Lawrence

Almost 21 months ago, I gave birth to my greatest inspiration, my son Corey. After a year's maternity leave I was certain that the full-time job was not for me. So, I decided to embark on a freelance, writing career with the great expectation (albeit unrealistic!) that this was the key to achieving that perfect, work/life balance.

40% Of Bosses Ignore Depression Among Staff

Posted 11.06.2012 | UK

Two out of five small business owners never talk to their staff about their physical or mental health, despite the cost of stress in the workplace, ac...

Why Getting A Promotion Is Good For Your Heart (Not Just Your Bank Balance)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve just been promoted at work, it’s not just your bank balance that will look healthier – your heart could benefit too. According to r...

The Glass Ceiling Lurking Over the Bedroom

Eleanor Prescott | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Prescott

Sometimes I wonder if the glass ceiling we should be most worried about smashing is actually the ceiling at home - because the pane that lurks over the bedroom has nothing to do with salary or's about who puts out the bins and worms the dog.

Game Changer? How the Olympics Could Help Us Re-Think the Way We Work

Caroline Davey | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Davey

The countdown to the Olympics has begun. Stadiums complete, torch relay under way, and plans to ease the impact on London's workforce being rolled out at speed.

Fulfilment at Work - More Important Than Sex and Bin Bags?

Simon Harper | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Harper

As someone who has spent four years exploring other people's fulfilment-at-work as part of a business model, it can all seem rather shifting and nebulous. However, I'm increasingly convinced that the foundation for fulfilment is actually quite simple - a sense of autonomy.

Fewer Than A Third Of Top Jobs Held By Women

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

Fewer than a third of the most senior jobs in the UK are held by women, according to new figures. Women occupy on average almost 31% of top jobs ac...

Women Are Their Own Worst Critics

M.R. Hall | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
M.R. Hall

Can women's working lives be made any easier? Should they be? Perhaps these are the wrong questions. Getting a job doesn't seem to be the problem; the issue is the emotional juggling act women have to perform. We men remain largely passive observers to this dilemma, wanting to help but often not knowing how.

10 Chelsea Gardens To Put You In A Wonderful Mood

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The sunniest week of 2012 encouraged garden lovers to flock to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Last night, the grounds were packed with flor...

Government Health Advice For Pregnant Mums: 'You're On Your Own'

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

Today, the Government relaunches its Start4Life (little sister of the Change4Life) campaign to help mothers-to-be have healthier pregnancies. And it is definitely 'mothers' they're out to educate.

Shared Parental Leave: Clegg's Got it Right for Once

Louie Matthews | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Politics
Louie Matthews

When I heard last week's Queen's Speech outlining plans to enshrine Nick Clegg's beloved shared parental leave into law, I paused for a moment from putting the fishfingers into the oven to give a little cheer.

Family Carers Aren't Hidden - They're Everywhere

Moira Fraser | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Moira Fraser

We talk a lot about hidden carers, but the truth is they weren't hidden. They were right there. They probably don't call themselves carers, they're just looking after Uncle John.

Conservative Plan To Overhaul Childcare 'Not The Answer', Say Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The average UK family now spends more than a quarter of net income (27%) on childcare suggests a report by Conservative MP Elizabeth Truss for the Cen...

Why Women Are More Likely To Cheat On Their Husbands (Particularly When It's Raining)

T | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

You can blame promiscuity on the weather (but not the men), according to findings from surveys by extra-marital affairs websites ...

Obama Makes Maternity Cover Central To Election Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

President Obama’s announcement that ‘health plans will be required to cover maternity care’ during the first National Women’s Health Week in A...

Do You Think It's Safe To Jog While Pregnant?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

When six-month pregnant Jenny Wright was called a ‘selfish cow’ while out for a run in Leeds’ Roundhay Park, she assumed she’d misheard. Bu...

Do Women Create Their Own Stress?

Ann Girling | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ann Girling

In 2000 I was diagnosed with stress related depression. Until that moment I thought I was superwoman and could do it all; run a home, rear a child and succeed at the job I loved and do it all to the highest standard, with no concern for my own health and wellbeing. I was on a hamster wheel created entirely by myself.