Life lessons? There are more than a few important takeaways in writer Pamela Druckerman’s brilliant opinion piece – and they’re lessons that make sense whether you’re 24 or 44.
There are no grown-ups. We suspect this when we are younger, but can confirm it only once we are the ones writing books and attending parent-teacher conferences. Everyone is winging it, some just do it more confidently. Read more: New York Times.
Is it possible to take control of happiness by changing our behaviour? A six-week course in happiness might just be the place to start…
We tend to define our lives by the pursuit of happiness, but happiness is not some nirvana we can only access when all our desires fall into place. Neuroscience dictates that 40% of our personal happiness is absolutely in our control, 10% is due to personal circumstance and 50% is in our genes. Can you train yourself to be happy? Read more: Huffington Post.
A fascinating and really unmissable series of interviews, The Observer’s New Review spoke to female politicians including ’Buddhist-feminist’ Bangkok senator Rosana Tositrakul, Afghan MP and women’s rights acitivist Fawzia Koofi and Brazil’s culture minister Marta Suplicy.
Are the obstacles faced by female politicians unique to British political culture? Or do women around the world experience something similar when they break into male-dominated elites, and might they have useful insights to offer? The Observer’s New Review set out to talk to women politicians worldwide about their experiences in power, with thought-provoking results. Read more: The Observer.
A new season with a whole new host of beauty trends to dip your toe into? From coral lips and bright eye colours to romantic tousled chignons and sideswept waves, we say yes please!
Nothing beats a new beauty look for sheer feel-good factor. Here are 10 new trends that’ll keep you looking fresh all spring. Read more: Get The Gloss.
Whether you consider yourself a morning person or not, these five morning rituals will definitely make you reconsider how productive you are first thing. From calendar blocking and refocusing to manageable exercise targets, these tips really make sense.
Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we’re only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day. Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and maintain productivit all day long. Read more: Entrepreneur.
There are few of us who don’t feel that our time management skills could do with a little tweaking. From organising meetings early in the day to breaking down important tasks into bitesize chunks, these tips are sure to improve your efficiency.
Most people learn time management the hard way, by trial and error, working late nights to meet deadlines. Etienne Garbugli distilled the lessons he wishes he’d known when he was starting out into this presentation. Read more: Business Insider.
Ready for an all-new all-girls playlist? Of course you are. Bring it, Dazed!
Bringing together the most inspiring and influential acts from HTRK, Dum Dum Girls and Savages, to San Francisco house and Glaswegian juke DJs Avalon Emerson, Nightwave, and New York-via-Kuwait experimental producer Fatima Al Qadiri. Who run the world? Listen to the tracks here.
There’s no doubt about it, January is THE month for a health kick. Why not – instead of attempting ‘Dry January’ or detoxing – just eat a little more healthily? And balanced, healthy meals don’t have to mean denying yourself delicious food, as these yummy recipes prove…
Need some inspiration for healthy recipes? Healthy eating doesn’t have to involve woefully nibbling on carrot sticks and lettuce leaves while everyone else enjoys a delicious meal; in fact quiet the opposite. From low fat to gluten free, we have over 80 healthy recipes which taste every bit as good as they look. Read more: Easy Living.
Being swift and decisive is smarter than taking your time to ponder, right? Perhaps that’s not quite the case though…
Quick decision-making might seem bold, but the agony of indecision is your brain’s way of making a better choice. Read more: Aeon Magazine.
Too fat! Too thin! Diet! Don’t Diet! The media’s relentless and unhealthy obsession with body image makes it harder than ever for women to be content with themselves.
It is the time for fitness resolutions and promises of body transformations. Maybe you would like to be fitter, healthier and happier with yourself this year. Against a barrage of images that feast on your bodily insecurities, though, can you ever win? Read more: Comment Is Free.