5 tips to get kids off their digital devices

  Image: https://unsplash.com/photos/group-of-women-standing-on-green-grass-field-during-daytime-DqgMHzeio7g Screentime for children is increasing dramatically and it’s getting harder to break the habit. A study from the UK in 2021 showed that children spend, on average, two hours and forty-five minutes per day online by the age of eight. However, that time increases to nearly four hours by the age of…

9 in 10 neurodivergent employees report burnout in tech sector

  90% of female neurodivergent employees are experiencing burnout in the tech sector, according to the latest research by social enterprise Code First Girls.  In the UK alone, there are 5 million people who consider themselves to be neurodivergent - but only 120,000 have been formally diagnosed. This is a particular issue for women -…

Poor sleep costing UK £40 billion annually, claims UCL study

  University College London has revealed shocking statistics detailing the economic impact poor sleep is having on businesses across the UK. According to the report, led by Dr Gillian Weston, productivity losses are estimated at over £40 billion annually – a staggering amount in an already challenging economic climate. With nearly half of the UK…

Debunking Seven Winter Heating Myths

Our expert sets the record straight on these seven common misconceptions about winter heating... As the weather gets colder, it’s important to keep yourself and your home warm. But many people have some strange beliefs when it comes to winter heating, many of which might be making their homes less energy- and cost-efficient to heat. …

4 tips for burnout prevention and stress-relief in the workplace

Feeling stressed every now and then is perfectly normal, especially with a changing work climate. Research shows a moderate amount of stress can actually make you stronger and better at managing stress in general. The problem is when you have so much to work on that stress becomes hard to manage. In these cases, you’re more likely…

1 in 3 kids spend less time playing than adults spend on their smartphones

Singer Paloma Faith teams up with the LEGO Group to mark World Play Day. Image: The LEGO Group ●  A new global study shows 1 in 3 children (32%) are spending less time playing a week than most adults spend scrolling on their smartphones per day     ●  The LEGO Group is encouraging families…

The Emotional Journey of Caregiving: How to Stay Resilient

Caring for a loved one can be both an incredibly rewarding and burdensome responsibility. You want to make sure that you provide your beloved with the comfort, security, and compassion they need during this difficult time, but it can come at the cost of significant personal sacrifice. The emotional strain of caregiving can take a…

My Fitness Pal tops list of highest-earning wellness apps

The wellness industry is a fast-growing market, with digital wellness apps providing millions of people with solutions to improve their sleep, fitness, mental and menstrual health. But which wellness apps are the most successful in 2023? Tipalti has analyzed a range of wellness apps, from fitness to women’s health, and determined which apps are seeing…

Top 30 things that give older people independence – gardening tops list

Retirees are determined to maintain their independence in later life, by dressing how they please, going on as many holidays as possible and learning new skills. A poll of 2,000 adults in their seventh decade and beyond found 72 per cent are troubled by the idea of being a burden to others in the future.…

Bumble launches mental health features for dating app

Bumble, the women-first dating app, has released a new suite of profile prompts and interest badges centred around mental health and selfcare. It is hoped that the addition of profile prompts and badges will give people on Bumble the space to easily highlight what’s most important to them and encourage an open dialogue around mental…