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Our best life hacks to help you get more from your life.

How to manage your time better – part 3 – Life Hacks & Career Counselling – collage of clocks

How to manage your time better – part 3

In part 3 we offer 10 tips for effective meetings and look at how time management can help you to manage stress … more

10 tips for managing stress – Life Hacks – relaxing at home

10 tips for managing stress

We’ve all been there. The overbearing pressure that makes us feel frustrated, angry or helpless. If this sounds familiar, check out our 10 tips for managing stress … more

How to manage your time better – part 2 – Life Hacks & Career Counselling – collage of clocks

How to manage your time better – part 2

We look at how to stay on track with your plans, how to say no to others, and how to be as productive as you can … more

How to manage your time better – Life Hacks & Career Counselling – collage of clocks

How to manage your time better – part 1

Whether it’s the pressure of unrelenting demands at work – or just keeping family life on track – managing our time skilfully is one of the best ways of fighting back … more

How music makes you happier – Life Hacks – photo of violinist

How music makes you happier

Music can raise your spirits and keep you going when things get tough. But how does it work? We look at the evidence and help you get more music into your life … more

How to be happy on social media – Life Hacks – photo of woman with Facebook eyes

How to be happy on social media

Social media can be a force for good but also seems to make some of us unhappy. How can we use it in a way that works well for us – and makes us feel happier? … more

How to reach your goals in four simple steps – Life Hacks

How to reach your goals

Want to make positive changes in your life? Many people fail to reach their goals. We show you how to achieve yours with our simple four step approach … more

Fake News – Life Hacks – photo of clown reading newspaper

How to spot fake news

Most of us confidently believe we can sniff out a fake news story. But can we really? Judging by the number of fake stories shared on social media, it’s clear many do slip through. So what are the things to look out for to avoid being taken in? … more

How to worry less – Life Hacks – photo of worried face

How to worry less

If you’re a worrier you are not alone. You keep good company. But worrying can be unhelpful and sometimes even harmful to your health. The good news is that asking yourself a few simple questions can help you worry a little less … more

How it feels to be a new dad – Life Hacks – photo baby holding dad's finger

How it feels to be a new dad

The idea of becoming a father will instil different emotions depending on your current path in life. New dad Tim describes his experience – and how changing nappies has changed his world … more

How dogs can improve your health – Life Hacks – photo of dog playing

How dogs can improve your health

As any dog-owner will tell you, dogs are great companions and a huge source of comfort to many. But the evidence is mounting that dogs can also have health benefits for those that spend time with them … more

Remembering Passwords – Life Hacks – password dialog boxes

How to remember passwords

Remembering passwords is hard. We’d rather not have to deal with them at all. We show you two simple techniques for generating passwords and remembering them too. Never get locked out again! … more

Social Media Safety – Life Hacks – collage

How to stay safe on social media

Nobody can doubt that social media has changed our lives. But lack of knowledge or carelessness can lead to problems. So how can we share our lives online and stay safe at the same time? … more

How to be rich with less money – Financial Management – money vs experiences

How to be rich with less money

We’re not going to claim we don’t need money, or even that it can’t contribute to happiness. But how much do we really need, and how much difference does it make what we spend it on? … more

How to haggle for a great deal – Financial Management – bargain being reached

How to haggle for a great deal

Whatever you’re buying, or if you just want to keep your bills down, we share our top tips for getting a bargain. How to plan, what to say – and when to walk away … more

How to survive your daily commute – Career Counselling and Life Hacks – station

How to survive your daily commute

The average person spends the equivalent of 20 full days commuting per year. So how can that be reduced or avoided – and what can you do to make the most of it? … more