[ 17 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

So you’re going back to work. You’re sorted. Baby is sorted. Partner is sorted. What could possibly go wrong?
Despite being an organised person, there will be times when you feel that those balls will simply not stay up in the air no matter how much you juggle!
Exhaustion. Have you been up all night with a teething baby? Does your boss who has a 2pm deadline care? Probably not. Exhaustion can make clear thinking very difficult. If you are doing a job that involves working heavy machinery, this can actually be …

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[ 18 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Greatcoat Films is a London based production company and is currently looking for people to feature in a digital content project being made in collaboration with eBay and The Guardian. This is a project which looks to explore approaches to motherhood in the workplace and how these are changing. For this particular clip we are looking to film a conversation between a woman who is about to return to work after having a child and a mother who either owns her own business or is able to work remotely. In …

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[ 17 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

So you’re going back to work. You’re sorted. Baby is sorted. Partner is sorted. What could possibly go wrong?
Despite being an organised person, there will be times when you feel that those balls will simply not stay up in the air no matter how much you juggle!
Exhaustion. Have you been up all night with a teething baby? Does your boss who has a 2pm deadline care? Probably not. Exhaustion can make clear thinking very difficult. If you are doing a job that involves working heavy machinery, this can actually be …

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[ 15 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

When your Dad dies the pain is as real as at any age, but each age can bring its own challenges. In our 20’s we may have moved away from our childhood home, be married ourselves, immersed in a career. It can be such a busy decade for us. We can be so wrapped up in our own lives that we see our parents as people who perform a function for us. We have their unconditional and consistent love and then when we lose them we realise they were so much more …

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[ 15 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Research by Liberis, a leading small business finance provider, has revealed that 72% of SMEs are spending up to 3 days every month chasing money they’re owed. This is costing each business an average of £5,000 per year in time spent trying to recover these funds.
The survey also found that a quarter of SMEs are chasing ‘aged debt’ of over £20,000. But on average, survey respondents are owed £11,000, so to put this into context using official figures, there are 5.7 million SMEs in the UK, meaning business owners are …

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[ 13 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

  A British think tank believes that a £10,000 payment to people at the age of 25 could help young people expand their careers and start their own businesses.
The Resolution Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for those in low to medium income families. The organization feels that amendments to the tax system, as well as a substantial payments being made to millennials, is needed to heal the intergenerational divide.
The independent think tank, which was established in 2005, has suggested that the new payment would be funded …

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[ 12 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

While it’s probably true that you spend less time in classrooms while in college than you did in high school, the amount of time most college students devote to coursework can be double or even triple that of high school. For every hour you spend in class, you are likely to need two more to keep up with the demands laid out in your syllabus. This is especially difficult if you are working your way through school on top of your studies.
If you are starting out as a freshman …

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[ 11 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) reveals that frequently being the target of workplace aggression not only affects the victim’s health but can also cause them to behave badly towards others.
Workplace aggression is a significant issue particularly in the healthcare sector, where nurses can be targeted by both their colleagues and co-workers through bullying, and by patients and their relatives through ‘third-party’ aggression.
While workplace aggression has been examined in relation to the health-related consequences for victims, less is known about the possible negative impact it may …

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[ 9 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Opening a restaurant can be an exciting business – but it can also be a risky one. (According to the Guardian the  number of restaurants closing is up by 20% in 2017.However, while the chains are suffering, the independents are on the rise.
Having opened two successful, award-winning and profitable restaurants, Louise Palmer- Masterton has learned a lot along the way!
Here are her top 10 tips for success and survival.
Passion. For me everything starts here. My current business, Stem + Glory, is a vegan restaurant brand, coming from my own 35-year …

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[ 7 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Next brand ambassador and stylish working mum Emma Willis recently selected her edit from Next’s sumptuous summer collection, but aside from picking out her favourite items from the new range, she was on hand to talk everyday power dressing and how to change it up for a more affordable summer look! Next also chatted to fashion psychologist Dr Aurora Paillard to hear just how important what you wear is to your wellbeing! As a busy parent, if you’re too time strapped to worry about the next addition to your …

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[ 6 Jun 2018 | No Comment ]

Advance meal prep is a popular strategy for managing your time, budget, and diet. When you plan ahead, you can count calories, organize your shopping list, and ensure that you have nutritious, high-quality meals waiting for you every day without the need to run through the grocery store or hit a fast food window. There are many compelling reasons to start planning and prepping ahead for your meals.
Avoid the Temptation of Fast Food
The majority of people who eat fast food do so out of convenience. Less than a third of …