Two-fifths of British workers want 4 day working week to reduce stress

Two fifths (39%) of the nation’s employees wish their employers would trial a four-day working week in order to reduce burnout, new data shows. The findings encourage employers to promote healthy working habits, such as regular screen breaks. Almost half (44%) of employees report feeling burnt out at work, while 1 in 3 find maintaining…

Dog owners are happier – it’s official

Those with a dog have 69 per cent more ‘meaningful’ interactions (one-to-ones which boost their overall mood) than those without. That's according to a study of 2,004 adults which also found dog owners benefit from the simple act of walking their canine chum. Nearly one in three (31 per cent) feel less lonely when they…

All You Need To Know To Help A Child With Autism Live A Happy Life

If you have a child with autism, you know that it can be a challenge to help them live a happy and productive life. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects communication and social interaction skills, which can make everyday tasks difficult for children and their families. However, there is hope! In this article, we will discuss…

Secrets to a good night’s sleep revealed

With new research finding that the average UK adult spends just six hours of the day asleep, experts are warning that millions of Brits are at risk of potentially serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease and diabetes. The research conducted by healthcare provider Benenden Health, also found that more than two-thirds of the nation…
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10 ways to save money in the UK this Easter

Consumer watchdog Which? is advising families facing cost of living pressures on how they can save money over the Easter holidays with these handy hacks for free, or cut-price, activities.... Says Natalie Hitchins, Which? Home Products and Services Editor:  “With the rising cost of living taking its toll on household finances, millions of families are…

First COVID-19 lockdown increased depression, claims University study

The first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, which began two years ago today on 23 March 2020, had a profound effect in increasing the prevalence of anxiety and depression among the general population, according to a new study. A detailed systematic review, conducted by psychologists at the University of Bath and published in the British Journal…

6 expert tips to help you sleep when clocks go forward

It’s that time of year again. On March 27th, we’ll all turn the clocks forward one hour and welcome the longer and brighter days of summer. However, the clock change means a sudden shift in the daylight exposure, something which is essential for our internal body clock to maintain a 24-hour rhythm. To help maintain…

5 Fun Alternatives to Watching TV

Home workouts are an alternative to watching TV As a mature adult, you've probably grown tired of watching TV and Netflix all the time. It's a form of entertainment that has been around for decades and has naturally started to lose its power over recent years. Although watching TV is still…

8 Tips on How to Stop Compulsive Shopping

Image: @arturorey, Unsplash There’s nothing wrong with treating ourselves every now and then. In fact, when practised intermittently and in moderation, retail therapy can actually do us some good.  If you find yourself buying something you don’t need to make yourself happy, spending more money when you’re stressed, then it might…

How to Better Manage Your Life-Work Balance

Getting enough sleep is essential to improve your life-work balance No matter what job you have or the lifestyle you lead, many of us feel like we’re constantly juggling the two. To lead a great quality of life and enjoy every aspect, it’s all about balance. However, for many, work overrides…