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Three women win Nobel Peace Prize 2011

This year's Nobel Peace Prize 2011 has been awarded to three pacifist activists and defenders of women's rights: Three women win Nobel Peace Prize 2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,...

Girls rule: Women have more fun with the girls

Girls night out or sofa snuggling with your man? Be honest. We know which one we'd have more fun doing this Saturday night - and we're not alone! Girls rule: Women have more fun...

British women's bad bedroom habits revealed

The summer may be drawing to a close but for many women the damage of holiday flings and steamy foam party hook-ups is already done. British women's bad bedroom habits revealed A...

British women spend £100,000 on makeup in lifetime

We all like our lipgloss, concealer and bronzer, but even we didn't realise that our make-up habit could add up to £100,000 over the course of a lifetime. British women...

Women want GPs to pick up on domestic violence

According to a new study by the University of Bristol, the women who experience domestic violence want their GPs to raise their concerns with them. Women want GPs to pick up on...

Work for yourself - get your small business online

Using the internet to your own advantage is one of the most important lessons to learn in your professional life... especially if you work for yourself or have started a small...

How to deal with redundancy

Redundancy can seem like a pretty scary word, one that no-one wants to hear. But unfortunately in this financial and economic climate, redundancy is a word that a lot of us might hear...

Get rid of the bad atmosphere in your office

The most common cause of a bad day at work is not the busy commute, a nightmare boss or irate customers – it’s a negative workplace atmosphere. 54% of Brits surveyed...

Topless campaign for women's right to bare all

Go Topless campaign We're all for equality but we had to raise an eyebrow when we heard topless LA 'feminists' revealed all at Venice Beach, as part of their campaign to sunbathe...

Wave goodbye to the WAGs

WAGS - are they good role models? While WAGs appear to be living the dream, it's time to wake up and face reality. WISPs (women who are inspiring, successful and powerful) are...

Germany: towards gender parity on boards

After Norway in 2003, Spain in 2007 and France in early 2010, Germany is now calling for legislation which will see more parity on boards of directors. Towards male/female parityF...

Registering and voting: everything you need to know

The general election is fast approaching, and 20 April (Tuesday) is the last day to register if you want to vote on 6 May. Not sure how to do register? Can’t remember whether...

Fair trade

The term 'fair trade' has been around for several years now: fair trade coffee, clothing, bananas, etc... most of us know a bit about the products but not a lot about the principles...

How To Successfully Negotiate A Pay Rise

Do you feel underpaid? If so, now is the time to bring up the question of a pay rise. With our tips, you will be perfectly equipped for the negotiation! The company's (financial)...

International Women's Day: top female motorsport personalities celebrate at Silverstone

There aren't many sports in which women get to compete side by side with men. Motorsports happens to be one such sport but with women making up only 8% of all registered licence...

Maternity leave may be extended to 20 weeks full pay

New mothers could soon be entitled to 20 weeks maternity leave on full pay. A committee of the European Parliament passed draft legislation that would extend paid maternity leave...

Campaign aims to boost recruitment of social workers

Sadie Frost, Michelle Ryan and Emilia Fox are among celebrities lending their acting skills to a new campaign aimed at highlighting the role of social workers and boosting recruitment...

Controlling your moods

Bust-up with your other half? Call from the banker? Stuck in traffic again? It’s not easy to keep your cool in these types of situations, but you need to learn how to control...

Chronopsychology

Varying tasks, taking regular breaks – you've heard it all before, but did you know that this type of sensible advice comes from chronopsychology? Chronopsychology is a type of...

Sexual harassment

According to a study from the European commission, 30% of working women are victims of sexual harassment in Europe. Sexual harassment is serious and widespread but often misunderstood...

Reviews and appraisals

More and more companies conduct reviews or appraisals, and these are important dates in your work calendar. It brings manager and employee together once a year to discuss progress...

Making yourself heard at work

Your mother thinks you’re wonderful, your sweetheart calls you ‘Superwoman' and you're the 'career girl' in your circle of girlfriends...but at the office, you feel like your...

Job hunting

Looking for a job isn't easy, especially in the current job market. But are you looking in the right places? There are opportunities out there and you need to persevere, be organised...

Telecommuting

Earning money from the comfort of your own home is sometimes called telecommuting. It developed in the 70s in the US and is still rare in the UK, but people do earn their living...

Graphology (handwriting analysis)

Can our handwriting tell us about our personalities? Yes! This is what graphology is all about. Graphology is very popular in some countries and is even used for recruitment....

Writing a cover letter

Your cover letter introduces you to recruiters and helps them decide whether or not they're interested, so it needs to be perfect. Here’s some advice on writing a convincing cover...

Managing money

Money can't buy you happiness but it can definitely contribute! It's important to know how to manage your money, bills, everyday and unexpected expenses. Here's our guide to avoiding...

Public speaking

Presenting a project in front of your colleagues, a speech at a wedding or chairing a debate at work? Need to address an audience? Don’t panic! Even the best public speakers have...

Body language

A warm, persuasive voice and wide-ranging vocabulary aren't all you need to charm your way around people: according to research 55% of communication is transmitted by body language...

Being a working mum

It can be difficult to get the work-life balance right when you're a working mum. Here are some tips to help you cope. - At homeTime can be your best friend as well as your worst...

Affirming yourself at work

Feel like your voice isn't being heard? Not sure how to get your ideas and your rights across? Asserting yourself at work isn't always easy, but it's essential if you want to...

Settling into a new company

Once your contract has been signed, it's time to prove yourself and integrate as best you can into your new company. Here’s our guide to settling in! 3 months to prove yourselfThe...

Friendship at work

Friends are often colleagues, but friendships born in the workplace don't play by the same rules as other relationships. They should be handled with care if you want to get the...

How to stop putting everything off until tomorrow

Housework, shopping, bills...yeah, I’ll do it tomorrow! Who hasn't put off doing something that could/should be done today? Procrastination can be an art form...here's how to...

Job interviews

Job interviews are crucial and also cause a great deal of apprehension. They should be carefully prepared for and never improvised! From preparing for questions to how to act...

How to manage conflict at work

Stress, misunderstanding, disagreement, different points of view, rivalry...tension in the workplace is pretty common! Before a situation gets out of control, it’s important to...

Dreams About Money

Our dreams tell us a lot about our desires, even the unconfessed ones. Some leave their mark and their images can be interpreted, including the notion of money, which has different...

Life coaching

Coaching can help you overcome difficult times such as a break-up, a new job or illness. We take a look at a rapidly-expanding phenomenon. Support in hard timesCoaching is not therapy...

Managing your emotions at work

Anger, anxiety, joy and sadness - the workplace can generate a myriad of emotions every day, postive and negative. It can sometimes be difficult to keep your emotions in check...

Personality tests

Personality tests try to determine the principal character traits and social skills of an individual. They are often used by psychologists and recruiters. Each test has its own...

20 eco-friendly tips to help save the planet

Freak weather, floods, bad air quality and animal extinction are affecting us more and more, as are governmental campaigns to save the planet. Even the corporate world has jumped...

IQ tests

Our IQ can tell us about the development of our intellectual capacity. How do we measure it and what is the average IQ? Definition The term IQ refers on the one hand to a series...

Writing a good CV

Your CV is the first thing a potential employer will look at. If you want to get an interview you need to make it look good! Here’s how to make your CV look as appealing as possible...

Time management at work

E-mails popping up all the time, the phone ringing non-stop and meetings cramming up your diary? Worried you won’t be able to meet your deadlines? The only solution is to get...

When to say 'no'

It's not easy to say no to your boss, kids, neighbours and the rest, and we often end up saying 'yes' when we want to say 'no' but don't know how to. Here's some advice to help...