Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also show that overall satisfaction with health and mental health is on the decline, and nearly 20% of people said they had experienced depression or anxiety compared to around 18% the previous year.
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Although climate change probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you're planning a trip abroad, the reality is that many parts of the world are under threat from rising sea levels, higher temperatures and extreme weather events.
01/08/2017 16:23 BST
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.
11/07/2017 12:31 BST
It can be incredibly difficult to focus on the moment when you're constantly being interrupted by notifications that make you feel like you're missing out on something important. So if you've already taken the step of scheduling certain times of day for checking social media, why not enforce this by disabling the notifications on your phone?
16/05/2017 15:25 BST
30/03/2017 16:04 BST
January 1st has come and gone, which means many of us have undoubtedly made a few resolutions and set some goals for ourselves, from getting fit and eating healthier to volunteering or learning a new skil
04/01/2017 12:13 GMT
Most hosts are using this additional income to pay bills or go on holiday themselves, but is earning money on Airbnb really as easy as taking a few snaps of your spare room, writing up a catchy description and waiting for the bookings stream in?
14/09/2016 15:44 BST
Three quarters of employers in the construction sector have witnessed an increase in the number of women working in traditionally male jobs... With the UK currently facing a skills shortage in key sectors including construction and engineering, this can only be a good thing, but what's driving this change?
09/08/2016 16:27 BST
A <em>Game of Thrones</em> fan theory that recently caught my attention speculates that the dreaded White Walkers marching steadily south are a metaphor for climate change, and the more I've thought about it, the more it bothers me.... I've done some research and lined up some of the simplest things we can all do to help protect the environment today.
17/07/2016 22:42 BST
Planning a Career Change or Hoping to Get Promoted? Here Five Reasons to Upgrade Your Qualifications
Whether you're looking to earn an advanced degree or get a certificate in order to gain a competitive edge in your place of work or industry, education broadens your job prospects and puts you in a better position to negotiate a pay rise or ask for a promotion.
21/01/2016 09:52 GMT
No matter how much energy you bounce out of bed with in the morning, there's always that one point during the day where your eyelids start to droop and sleeping at your desk begins to seem like an appealing option.
10/12/2015 10:19 GMT
Tourism took a hit in Thailand last year after the May 22 military coup, but despite the media's penchant for focusing on the negative, visitor numbers are already on the rise and with the exception a few areas, Thailand is as safe for tourists as it's ever been.
27/07/2015 15:15 BST
Mirroring involves subtly mimicking another person's body language or tone of voice. So if your interviewer scratches their nose, you might touch your chin, and if they cross their legs to the right, you'd cross yours the opposite way.
27/04/2015 11:42 BST
Would you ever bring your dog to a job interview or use Google to find the answer to a tricky question? Or perhaps you like to practice your yoga poses to stay relaxed during interviews?
21/01/2015 11:27 GMT
As exciting as it can be, moving abroad also brings an endless to-do list with it, and transferring money overseas is just one of the challenges you'll face as a new expat. Failing to devise a plan for this early on can end up costing you unnecessarily, but what are the most important things to consider?
28/10/2014 12:57 GMT
Locals usually hold strong opinions about where the food is good and which places should be avoided, and whether you're looking for fine dining, classic local dishes or no-fuss street food, having some insider knowledge will ensure a more authentic dining experience.
20/10/2014 13:50 BST
The fact that women are vastly under-represented in high-level leadership positions is well-known, but the exact reason for it is still the subject of much debate.
14/07/2014 14:28 BST
No, We Haven't Closed the Gender Gap, But We Are Getting Closer - Why Education is the Key to Equality
Whenever I bring up the topic of gender equality, be it with friends, co-workers or acquaintances on social media, there is always someone who will try to point out that gender inequality is no longer really an issue in Western society...
04/03/2014 14:54 GMT