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Do you wish you were less busy?

If you’re constantly flat out but never seem to complete your to-do list, it’s time to supercharge your productivity. Here are some top tips from the experts…   Do the worst job first If there’s something you’ve been putting off, make a concerted effort to get it done first thing, recommends business coach Arvind Devalia, […]

How to save an hour (in less than a minute)

The clocks spring forward on 29 March (hurrah! Light evenings and summer are just ahead), but FF and you can recapture that lost hour – we guarantee it only takes you 60 seconds to read how to do it… 1. Get ahead It’s not just kids that need organising. Banish morning chaos and get a […]

3 Supposedly Healthy Snacks Your Teeth Actually Hate by Henry Clover

Think back to the last snack that you ate – did you choose it for its low fat content, nutritional value, or just because you fancied it? Chances are, you probably didn’t think about your teeth. Henry Clover from Denplan says it’s time that changed. In a national survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of […]

10 Life Lessons Everyone Should Know by Sibyl Chavis

  I think one of the most important things I have finally learned is to pay attention to the lesons that are coming my way every single day. I totally used to miss them. I always had so much going on and the majority of my attention was focused on what I was doing, but […]

The joy of giving by Bernice Bowmaker-Falconer

  Some say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. People like receiving, but they like giving too. Bernice Bowmaker-Falconer, serial charity giver and all round do-gooder, tells us the benefits of giving around this time of the year.   Shopping is terrifying for me. Shopping malls intimidate me: I never find what I […]

101 Ways To Stop Wasting Time & Start Living Your Best Life by Craig Harper

  What’s Normal?   Like many things ‘normal’ is personal. You have yours. I have mine. The guy over the road has his. And the lady reading the news has hers. We all have our own. We may not have consciously built it but it’s uniquely ours nonetheless. Sometimes our normal empowers us. And sometimes, it keeps […]

When it rains you get more burgers! – by Peter Thomson

  Peter Thomson reveals the attitude it takes to find the good in every situation.   As a father of four sons I’ve been lucky in my life to have the opportunity to share one of life’s key lessons with all of my boys. That lesson – is that there is always something good to […]

Leaders need to be consistently different! – by Peter Thomson

  Peter Thomson reveals the skills you need to really lead.   Now at first view this appears to be a paradox – however when we examine the idea in detail it becomes clear just how true it is. All leaders need to deal with different people in a different way. The effective leader also […]

Why did Ivy Lee get paid $25,000? by Peter Thomson

  Peter Thomson reveals the best way to make the very most of your time.   You’ll have heard of ‘Do Lists’ I’m sure – but you may be unaware of the story behind them and an extra idea that makes the humble Do List so much more effective. The other day as part of […]

I don’t know how you do it – by Jo Haigh, Business and Finance Expert

Business and finance expert Jo Haigh reflects on what she does that enables her to achieve success – and causes people to say “I don’t know how you do it”.   When I heard that old phrase “I don’t know how you do it” for what seems like the gazillionth time I thought to myself: Well […]