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Every day, we are bombarded with things to consume. We wake up in the morning, turn off our alarm, check our notifications, flick through social media, listen to a podcast, read the news, and scroll some more. Before we know it, the working day has begun. For many of us, there is nothing quite like getting lost in a good book. Reading can transport us to another world, providing an escape from life’s everyday stresses, at least temporarily.

Reading a good book can be a wonderful way of escaping reality and entering an entirely new world full of magic and…

Unfortunately, ups and downs are part and parcel of life’s trajectory, and while you can’t always protect yourself from difficult and challenging experiences thrown your way, you can develop tools and strategies to help you become better prepared to deal with them. If you find the stress of everyday life overwhelming, striving to become more resilient can help you overcome setbacks and bounce back from adversity.

At times, when it feels like everything is against you, it’s important to remember that we all face hardships, but how you handle them is up to you. Think about how you reacted when…

During your lifetime, you may encounter many forms of bad news and negative information. For example, you may experience job loss, a relationship breakup, the death of a loved one, or any other upheaval that life throws at you. No matter what the bad news is, it can be devastating, jarring, and can turn your world upside down.

Receiving bad news can have an instant effect on your body, both physically and mentally, and can cause your fight-or-flight response to kick in. Your adrenaline may start pumping and your mind may race to several worst-case scenarios in seconds. Everyone responds…

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on finding a work-life balance that will make you happy, especially now that a lot of work has become more remote-based. According to a survey done by the Mental Health Foundation, those who spend more time at work are more likely to develop mental health problems. Nearly ⅓ of participants said they were depressed and unhappy about the time they devoted to work and nearly half neglected other aspects of their life due to work. Thus, it is important to find the healthy balance that works for you.

Living to Work

Many people are looking for new homes due to the situation that unfolded throughout the past year and a half. And considering the sky high house prices, many will be looking to rent. While finding a new rental might not look like rocket science, preparation could be the difference between finding a new home you’ll enjoy, and ending up in a place you dread living in. How you’ll approach your rental hunt depends a lot on your personal situation and your local market, but here’s some general information on navigating the UK’s 2021 rental market.

General state of UK’s rental market

To successfully navigate the real…

Having control of your money can be the difference between living well, or teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Statistics show that people who do not manage their money are more likely to get into debt and generally struggle financially. If you do not keep an eye on your budget and know exactly where the money is going, then you could find yourself in hot water.

Keep calm, it’s only payday: How to approach the big day

For many people, payday is highly anticipated. It is an anxiety-inducing few days leading up to the day you check your bank account…

You’ve been online dating for a while now, and it seems there is plenty of fish in the sea — but only a few are worth trying to hook. Does online dating really work? Can you find love with online dating? To help you answer those questions, we’ve looked at what research says about whether or not online dating is a viable way of finding love.

Online Dating in 2021

Internet dating platforms are abundant. You’ve got Tinder, OkCupid, Bumble, Facebook Dating, Hinge — and these are just the big ones. Tens of other platforms cater to more niche tastes. …

Relationships take a lot of work. And most people do not have the tools to make them last. There are several factors that can cause a breakdown in a relationship, such as infidelity, or complacency, but what this really comes down to is a lack of understanding of your partner’s love language. Gary Chapman, a pastor and marriage counsellor, originally wrote about love languages in the 90s, where in his book he stressed the importance of being able to speak the love language of your partner. …

Constantly checking emails. Big deadlines looming. Phone ringing off the hook. But you have everything under control right?. Or do you?

Sometimes, it can be really hard to differentiate between dealing with a difficult situation and being overly stressed. Don’t wait for your body to burn out! Here’s 10 subtle signs that your body could be telling you you’re stressed.

1. Grinding your teeth

When we’re stressed we can develop bruxism. This fancy word for grinding your teeth is typically subconscious and done when we’re asleep, but it can lead to serious pain when we’re awake.

Grinding your teeth as…

No matter how brilliant or hard-working we are, we cannot succeed without the help and cooperation from others. In the 21st Century, the world has shrunk significantly as a result of modern technology. We have discovered we are not so different after all, language might be a barrier but we all have the same basic needs. The same can be said about the strangers we meet on the street or people we work with, both in the office and when working remotely.

Regardless of where you work or your occupation, we all have something in common. We spend a large…


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