Lifestyle

How to Shop Cheaply in London Supermarkets

By Joshua Neil from London's survival guide BrokeinLondon.com The products you need to live and survive day-to-day in London can be expensive no matter where you go: supermarkets, shops, or markets. Most guides for finding cheap food in London will say that the cheapest produce can be found in the markets, and this might well be true. But for most of us, these markets may either be too far away or inconveniently located- or maybe it’s just that, in this busy modern...

Health-Conscious Bargain Hunters; Brits Spend Twice As Long on Weekly Shop

New research has revealed the weekly shop now takes twice as long as it did ten years because Brits have become a nation of health conscious bargain hunters. Researchers found mums spend one hour and 26 minutes strolling up and down the aisles compared to the 38 minutes it took a decade ago. The added time is spent checking the packaging for health content as well as finding items that are on offer, with one in five people surveyed also...

The cost of not listening

By Christine Gatt The second week of October was Mental Health Week, a small frenzy of activity I watched with interest. I have been following the debates around NHS funding and waiting lists for mental health treatment. I’m fascinated by the continued discrimination and misunderstanding of the illnesses which fall under this umbrella. It’s not that mental health illnesses are easy to understand, far from it. More that they are so often neglected, or ignored. The term mental health implies...

Don’t Be a Mean Girl, Wear it Pink This Friday

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at STYLIGHT.co.uk With one in three of us statistically likely to get cancer, it’s certain that everyone reading this article will either know, or be, someone who’s been affected by the illness. However, just because the disease is so prevalent in western society, doesn’t mean that we have no hope of beating it, which is where the Wear it Pink initiative comes in. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month each October, Breast Cancer Campaign...

Durex and MTV team up to promote safe sex

Durex and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation have initiated the new worldwide phase of their joint collaboration Someone Like Me which launched last year to promote better sex education, help improve the sexual health and wellbeing of young people everywhere and realise a world free from HIV. After its successful 2013 World AIDS Day campaign, the next phase of Someone Like Me has been developed as a social movement championing happier, healthier sex lives and respectful relationships for young people around the world, through...

Tackling Dry Hair in time for winter

By Charlotte Hope Lifestyle Editor @charlottehope @TLE_Lifestyle Daylight saving ends next Sunday, did you know? That means it’ll be dark as you get ready for work, and dark when you’re going home from work. It also means that, if you’re me, your skin will start to flake in a reptilian way and your hair will dry and refuse to do absolutely anything you want it to do. Straighteners will snap bits off, brushing it will snap bits off and tying...

Where to eat/drink/celebrate all things Halloween in London

By Steve Taggart Halloween is nearly upon us and it really has cemented itself as one of the most exciting social occasions in the calendar. The London Economic doesn't like to miss out on a party either so we have put together a great selection of places to eat, drink and be spooky this October 31st. 1.Mortos Vivos at Las Iguanas Las Iguanas, experts in all things Latin American have devised two devilishly delicious cocktails for Halloween. MORTOS VIVOS, served...

Size 10 clubber…comes home with suprise baby

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Sophie Aldridge, 20, had no idea she was pregnant - having had no symptoms for the nine months before little Thomas' birth She was discharged from hospital when doctors were unable to find the cause of her back pain and was stunned – when she gave birth just hours later. Sophie from Dover had no idea she was pregnant when she felt a severe back pain, she put it down to period pains and tried to...

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