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Questions over Tory law firm used by Grant Shapps to silence constituent in second job row

Grant Shapps used a law firm retained by the Conservatives to force a critical constituent to say that he had not pursued his business interests after becoming an MP<p>Grant Shapps used a law firm retained by the Conservatives to force a critical constituent to say that he had not pursued his business …

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How To Do A Perfect Plank

Your guide to mastering the abs exercise.<p>Things that feel like forever: Waiting for the hottie you met last weekend to message you back; boiling pasta; holding a plank.<p>But even though it may not be super exciting, this simple bodyweight move is really effective—not to mention, one of the best ways …

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

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Trust the Changes

My memory is not what it was. My face is not what it was. I am changing before my eyes. I didn't used to look like this, but then they don't make mirrors like they did. Three years ago I had money. Now I have no money. This morning I was peaceful, at lunch I was impatient, this afternoon I was …

When You're Staring Blankly at Your Computer

When you're staring blankly at your computer or painfully aware that you're not doing what you need to get done, it's easy to fall into some time-investment traps, such as:<p>Thinking you'll just stay up as late as you need to in order to get the work done, which leads to wasting time and being …

Benefits Of A Low Glycemic Approach To Eating

A significant amount of media attention has focused on the potential benefits of eating foods with a low glycemic index. It turns out that the glycemic index was actually designed for people with diabetes to better manage their blood sugar levels.<p>Overall, eating foods with a low glycemic index …

Five exercises for the 30% who never exercise

<b>About 30% of Britons never exercise, according to research by Mintel. But what can people do to get slightly fitter without incurring costs, inconvenience or embarrassment, asks Lucy Townsend.</b><p><b>1. Jog up and</b> down the stairs five times. Exercise doesn't have to take an hour, short quick bursts of …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …

What It Means To Be A Good Listener

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

The Reward of Healing: How to Feel Your Emotions

February is the month of the heart -- from Valentine's Day to heart disease awareness. It's the time to focus on your heart, physically as well as emotionally. Although it's less apparent, tending to your feelings is just as crucial as important in maintaining a healthy heart and body.<p>Feeling your …

7 Ways to Love Yourself

How committed are you to your own happiness? If you were dating yourself, would you be blissful or ready to break out of the relationship? Self-love is an active process of becoming aware of who you are and appreciating all aspects of what makes you unique. It is a practice of self-care and …

6 Benefits of Transcendental Meditation (and How You Can Get Started Today)

Practice transcendental meditation for 20 minutes, twice a day, to help you lose weight, thrive at work, and ward off heart disease<p>Far from the hippy dippy stigma it used to carry, meditation is starting to be viewed as hip—and healthy. And it seems like everyone is catching on and talking about …

#BBCtrending: The woman in Ireland who tweeted her abortion story

<b>Some women who have an abortion don't even tell their closest friends and family - but one woman in Ireland has used Twitter to tell the story of her abortion 20 years ago, in the hope it will help lift the "taboo".</b><p>"I actually didn't intend to share my story," says Janet Ni Shuilleabhain, a blogger …

Hate Receiving Compliments? You Might Have low Self-Esteem

Although most people enjoy receiving praise, some of us bristle when we hear compliments, and a few of us downright hate them. One of the biggest factors determining whether we turn sour at the first hint of positive feedback is our self-esteem.<p>Many of us are more likely to compliment someone with …

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9 myths about introverts that just aren’t true

Introverts: those who get their energy from internal rather than external stimulation. Introversion is not to be confused with (though sometimes …

5 questions everyone asks themselves after getting dumped

Valentine’s Day is approaching with alarming speed in an ominous pinky-red dust cloud, but some of us are too busy recovering from a bad dumping to …

How Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone Can Help Reduce Anxiety

<b>“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~Ralph Marston</b><p>For as long as I can remember, I've been an anxious person. My grandfather died …

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WATCH: Tapping into Hope and Faith

Simply put, part of life is experiencing challenges. I hope this will help at such times ...<p>If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to also watch the first episode in the "Tap Out Your Fears" series -- which explains the basics of EFT -- click here.<p>As with any of my tapping videos, this is …

Idiot Compassion and the Power of Sorrow

<i>To be a spiritual warrior, one must have a broken heart; without a broken heart and the sense of tenderness and vulnerability that is in one's self and all others, your warriorship is untrustworthy.</i> -- Chögyam Trungpa<p>Chogyam Trungpa, the Tibetan meditation master who introduced the Shambhala …

Visual Workout: Five-Minute Plank to Abs of Steel

The abdominal muscle group is the strongest muscle group in the body, and it influences every physical activity you can imagine. From sitting in a chair and walking in the park to running and throwing a ball, all are influenced by the ability of the strength, speed and coordination generated to be …

7 Fat Loss Superfoods That Live Up to Their Hype

I honestly can't remember what food, but this woman was waxing poetic about its numerous benefits. I was at a dinner party having a conversation with another nutritionist, trying to tune her out, but this woman became so impassionate about this "miracle food" she was practically shouting.<p>Seems that …

What I Discovered by Beginning a Mindfulness Practice

It had been one of those years. Life kept handing me lemons, and instead of making lemonade [eyeroll], I was losing my hair and becoming overly familiar with the slim pickings on TV at 2 a.m. when my anxiety kept me awake. When my "stress" began to seep into my children, I realized it was time to …

Stop Hating Yourself for Hating Vacation

I have a confession: I am really bad at vacation. More to the point, I am really bad at doing nothing. When I say doing nothing, I don't mean not having an activity or a plan, at that I am quite skilled. Rather, the doing nothing that is so hard is that of not being engaged in some kind of …

15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …