Working well – 5 steps to develop your personal brand

Whether you’re considering a new career, facing the chop, or looking to develop in your current position, developing a strong personal brand is important.

Are you the office wallflower? Stop being ignored at work because of your age

Ageism at work is illegal, but it does happen. Training expert Erika Lucas suggests five ways to get noticed in the office – and make sure the boss knows you’re ambitious An opportunity for promotion comes up. You’ve got bags of relevant...

Harnessing the power of the micro-adventure

When you really feel like you need a lift but you’re short on time or funds, a micro-adventure can work small miracles. In an ideal world we’d all like to explore Patagonia, drive Route 66, walk to John O’Groats and generally do the kind of things...

Losing loved ones, shedding baggage

When a family home that held up to seven people slowly whittles down to two, then ultimately just one, it’s time to downsize, but how do you go about unpicking a life spent together? About 18 months ago I lost my lovely step mum – she’d had a...

Snore and peace: why I chucked my partner into our new snoring room

Faith Eckersall couldn’t sleep for her partner’s lip-flapping, honking-style snoring. So she made like the Americans and kicked him into a makeshift snoratorium, or ‘snore room’ Haemorrhoids and an evening with Donald Trump...

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