Nurturing entrepreneurial spirit in your children

By Gemma Johnson, CEO, MyFamilyClub.co.uk Ah, the famous ‘entrepreneurial spirit’. For me, it’s one of the most exciting spirits an individual can possess. But what is it, exactly? It’s hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. People with entrepreneurial spirit tend to have irrepressible ambition and desire to succeed. They’re not put off by risks that would scare other people rigid (such as the possibility of losing large amounts of money) because all the risks they take...

Frugal Cooking: Method behind the madness

By Jack Peat There's no such thing as a frugal recipe. Indeed, the idea of a recipe negates the very concept of frugality. But there is method behind the madness. Some mothers in Eastern Europe refuse to shop until all reserves in the pantry have been used up. It wasn't until a Polish friend of mine went into my kitchen after a night out to find little more than a few cans of soup, stale bread and some dated cruciferous...

Residential parking: Is a postcode lottery ripping you off?

FOI request finds residents can expect to pay anything from nothing to £360 a year.  Following on from the recent news that congestion charges are to increase in London this month, motorists have been hit with another piece of bad news – or perhaps good news, depending on where you live. A Freedom of Information requests made by Trusted Dealers found that residential parking schemes in the UK cost anything from nothing at all to £360 a year, and even residents of...

What is online personal training and does it work?

By Scott Laidler Online personal training is a relatively new phenomenon in the fitness world. However, with the recent economic problems, it’s becoming an increasingly popular method of personal training. A big reason for this is that, for a fraction of the cost of training in person, you can hire a highly skilled personal trainer to help you achieve your fitness goals from anywhere in the world. For example, as a personal trainer develops a strong reputation for delivering results,...

The power of music: Keep on running

By Jasmin Prichard Scent is supposed to be the most powerful memory trigger, but for me music is far more evocative. A song can bring back countless memories whether it's the best night you ever had, heartbreak or a momentous festival moment. You hear the first few strings of the guitar or the starting notes of the piano and you're instantly transported back to that memory that is most strongly associated with the tune. Whatever that moment might be, that...

London’s best bars for a first date

By Sophie Watson So, you’ve found someone that you fancy enough to take out for a first date. You’ve even agreed to meet for a drink (which, with London prices, means you must really fancy them). Of course, once you’ve decided on drinks, it is time for a tough decision. Where are you going to go? According to most sources, there are at least a couple of thousand pubs in the Greater London area. Great news for those who like...

The low-down on cheating in a relationship

By Sophie Watson If popular music is anything to go by, cheating in a relationship is an all-too-common event. As the songwriters tell it, Cecila is shaking your confidence daily, Jesse isn’t worth changing the sheets for, Ruby is taking her love to town and that Jolene has her emerald green eyes firmly fixed on your man. But how do these tales of woe translate in the real world? Do regular people cheat the way that music’s muses do? And,...

Why Sleep is So Important

By Olly Smith - Smiths The Rink furniture store. Sleep plays a vital role in our health and general well-being. This is why disruption to our sleep pattern at night can often leave us feeling groggy and often grumpy during the day. And with the average Britain getting two hours less sleep at night than they used to, good quality sleep has become almost as important for our bodies as water and a healthy diet. With our internal body clocks...

How to avoid Back Pain- 6 Top Tips that really Work!

By Sophia Kupse, qualified Holistic Practitioner As soon as you start to feel pain in your neck, shoulders and back you immediately start to think, what did I do to create it? People overlook the obvious and blame a root cause - my heels are too high, I sit at my computer for hours each day, I drive too much, I over did it at the gym, etc. Sophia Kupse Holistic Therapist and author, known as The Muscle Whisperer, states...

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