Lifestyle

Men win the battle of break-up etiquette

By Steve Taggart They’re often painted as the villains when it comes to big screen break-ups, but men are actually more likely than women to play by the break-up rules, according to new research. The research, by online smartphone retailer Mobiles.co.uk, reveals that the majority (60%) of men end their relationships face-to-face, compared to 55% of women. They’re also more likely to have ‘the talk’ over the phone (41%), with just 1 in 5 (18%) doing the dirty work over...

Affairs in the workplace aren’t always as they seem

 By Sara Davison @SDDivorceCoach   The headlines are often full of stories about affairs, almost to the point where they have become an accepted part of married life. Infidelity affects people from all walks of life, from celebrities hooking up with their dance partners on Strictly Come Dancing, housewives and their personal trainers to bosses and their PA's.    The excuses or reasons are often the same "We became close as we were spending a lot of time together" Or...

The World Celebrates Michael Jackson’s 56th Birthday

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at STYLIGHT.co.uk With a new album, hologram performances and still more controversy than you can shake a stick at, the media hype around Michael Jackson lives on over five years after his death. However, as what would have been his 56th birthday approaches (29th August), we've taken the opportunity to look back at Michael's top ten fashion trademarks. From his iconic penny loafers, to that red leather 'Thriller' jacket, and his now unforgettable white 'Smooth...

London men require most help when it comes to DIY

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Bank holidays, like this one, are generally spent resting, drinking or indulging in the UK’s favourite past time…DIY. Well it appears that this might not strictly be the case anymore, especially for men, traditionally the seen as the master builder of the household - AKA the first to A & E after hammering their thumb. Recent consumer research by on-demand cleaning and repair service Handybook has found that 1 in 3 UK men have had to employ a...

5 Common Fitness & Diet Fails

By Louise Hazel, Team GB Olympian - founder of the Podium Effect and REPS ambassador It’s nearing the end of the summer and if you’ve managed to stay on track with your new healthy eating and exercise regimes then pat yourself on the back, however it’s not uncommon for most of us to fall out of the habit of exercising and sticking to our diets and with a million and one ways of ensuring a slender waistline nowadays.  However, I have...

Notting Hill Carnival Style Guide

By Charlotte Stringer, Style Editor at STYLIGHT.co.uk A London institution, the Notting Hill Carnival has developed a mixed reputation, however, revellers descend en masse year after year to enjoy the music, food and parade. If you’re heading to West London this bank holiday weekend, make sure you stand out by taking inspiration from these carnival looks… If you’re on your feet all day - dancing, walking, and just generally having a great bank holiday weekend - give your tired tootsies...

Old Meets New: Matching Antique with Modern Furnishings

By Tim Lowry, creative at Authentic Furniture  gives his thoughts on how to mix beloved antique pieces with quality modern furniture. The last decade saw people embracing fleeting fashions and buying throw away pieces that needed to be replaced after a few years, however shoppers are becoming wise to this false economy. With the ‘buy cheap, buy twice’ mentality firmly embedded, a great furniture renascence is underway, with more and more people looking to invest in something of true quality,...

Three ‘Real’ Festival Fashion Essentials

By Leanne Dempesy, fashion writer @leanneysbabble It might be coming up to the end of music festival season here in the UK for this year, but with there still a couple of big ones coming up this weekend (Creamfields and Reading/Leeds festival) I thought it might be a good time to talk about ‘real’ festival fashion. Now, don’t get me wrong; I love denim shorts, floral headbands and tassels as much as the next person but let’s be real; you’re...

Top 8 celebrity ice bucket challenge videos

By Steve Taggart The Ice Bucket Challenge is the new craze across social media. It involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS association in the US. They also get to nominate other to follow suit, giving them just 24 hours to comply. It has gone viral and now a number of celebrities have joined in. We have complied the best clips of celebs joining in the fun. Enjoy...   1. Brooklyn Beckham 2. ...

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