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Charlotte Walker: 'If you cut mental health funds, you must cut services'

It's been an eventful couple of weeks for mental health campaigners like Charlotte Walker, aka award-winning Bipolar Blogger, whose blog is called Purplepersuasion. With Nick Clegg promoting the government's latest mental health strategy, questions around cuts and the quality of services have been …

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Have a Happier Weekend by Planning Your Activities

Got any plans this weekend? Good! The key to a happier weekend is planning it, according to Laura Vanderkam, author of the book <i>What the Most</i> …

Quick Breakfasts You Can Feel Good About

Let's face it: When you first wake up, the last thing you want to do is prepare a healthy feast for you and your family. But a busy morning doesn't have to mean a bad-for-you breakfast.<p>While there are plenty of options that you could grab quickly — doughnuts, toaster pastries, drive-thru sandwiches …

Use Your Hand as a Guide to Portion Control

If portion control is part of your diet struggle, the best tool you have to judge whether there's too much food on your plate is one you already have …

7 Steps To Organize A Productive Week Easily

Need to get more efficient at work? Do you ever have enough time to get it all done?<p>If you are struggling to find the time to fit it all in, here are …

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10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

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​What Is "Mindfulness," and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep seeing the word "mindfulness" everywhere, tied to everything from losing weight to being more productive. But what does this …

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12 Easy Ways to Make Life Simple Again

<i>Life is not complicated. We are complicated. When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life is simple.</i><p>Would you like to …

The importance of family support

Fourteen years ago, after working 11 years at mental hospital wards I started working as a community psychiatric nurse. A month later I had to take …

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6 Desk Tweaks To Change The Way You Work And Maximize Your Creativity

By Rae Ann Feralong Read<p>Each day, we go to work, sit–or possibly stand–at our desk and do what we’re paid to do. Our desk is just a desk that happens …

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Nighttime Routines for an Easier Morning

I've started a new routine of taking 10 minutes each night, to tackle 5 things that have since made a world of difference in the overall upkeep of …

Just Listen! Your Body Is Speaking to You

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