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Working from home – making it work for you
Many of us who are used leaving the house to go to work in an office every day will find it difficult to adjust to home working. Home can be full of distractions and […]
Sex education for the 21st century guy
In a world of the ongoing conversation about consent highlighted by #MeToo, where can young men get a reliable, healthy understanding of sex? In Respect, Swedish writer and sex education expert Inti Chavez-Perez talks directly to […]
Should we be concerned about videogames?
Alexander Kriss is a psychotherapist and the author of Universal Play. Here, he asks whether we should be concerned about videogames. Are the claims often made in the media correct? What does our relationship with games […]
Stop comparing yourself to others – the social media trap
Social media can be a blessing. For many, it offers an instant burst of belonging – uplifting your mood with only the click of a button or the sharing of a post. Just as easily, […]
What to expect when you’re expecting again
You’ve been pregnant before, but that doesn’t mean that your second pregnancy will be the same. For some, their pregnancies are very similar; for others they are like chalk and cheese. No matter how similar […]
Do you dream of changing your life?
Are you struck in a rut and frustrated that you aren’t making progress towards your dream career or life? Whether it’s a fulfilling new job, a business you want to start, an exciting new life […]
The power of public speaking
What is it about public speaking? Whether that refers to informing or entertaining a hall full of people or just presenting on your feet to half a dozen colleagues or clients, it ranks in the […]
Beauty Tips for Women with Cancer
Today is International Day of the Sick, an observation founded by Pope John Paul II as a day for believers to offer prayers for those who are ill. Believer or not, it is vitally important […]
Delicious winter recipe for Veganuary
Becoming vegan does not mean your diet is limited to five ingredients of similar tastes. On the contrary, the nutrients in plant-based recipes are far superior to nonvegan meals and lend themselves to incredible flavours […]
What does happiness mean to you?
You might think happiness is simply the experience of joy, but have you ever had a positive feeling that you couldn’t quite describe because no English word exists for it? Well even if English hasn’t […]
The importance of asking challenging questions
Do you feel comfortable challenging the status quo at work? It’s important because to be successful we must be asking purposeful questions: Why are we pursuing this initiative? Why are we hiring this person? Why […]
What is your body language saying?
Body language is a very effective tool for public speaking. Here, Nigel Barlow, a professional keynote speaker and creative coach, gives advice on how to use your body language to enhance your presentation skills, whatever […]
How to keep a promise to yourself
We all make excuses … But guess what: We’ve got an even bigger issue. We pretend we’re much nicer than we are: we’re trained early on that when we don’t do what we said we’d […]
Dreading that difficult conversation with your boss?
Whether it’s asking for a raise, requesting a deadline extension or confronting your boss about a misunderstanding, most of us will have difficult conversations with our managers at some point in our career. But Alison Green is […]
Ditch the fads with The Food Effect Diet
Ditch the fad diets, juice cleanses, ‘detoxes’ and all the other crazes out there. That’s the message of the Food Effect approach to nutrition – which, based on real science, separates the facts from the […]