Bored, bored, bored – are you stuck in a rut?

Stuck in a rut? 5 ways to get you out

The world is in a state of flux. But you’re doing the same thing this week as you did last week and nothing seems to change. People are taking to the barricades over Brexit and climate change and you’re snacking on popcorn checking for Instagram updates. You’re in a rut. You had a plan for New Year, New You 2017 …

Giles BroadbentStuck in a rut? 5 ways to get you out
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

On September 28 in 1865, east London pioneer and political Elizabeth Garrett Anderson activist qualified to become Britain’s first practising woman doctor. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of 12 children born to a Whitechapel couple, went on to defy convention as the first Englishwoman to qualify as a doctor as well challenge society across the spectrum by championing the feminist movement. …

Giles BroadbentThe remarkable life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Charles Dickens at his writing desk

Where has your creativity gone? (And how to get it back)

Charles Dickens would write prodigiously from 9am to 2pm and then go for a walk. JK Rowling wrote mountains of notes about her planned seven book series about a young wizard, completing the novels on scraps of paper in longhand. PG Wodehouse could write 10,000 words a day.  They were the masters, of course, but the majority of Brits believe …

Giles BroadbentWhere has your creativity gone? (And how to get it back)
Young couple looking in estate agents' window for a home together

If you want to buy a home, get a partner

Getting on the property ladder is a job for two people. With a first London home needing a £90,000 deposit, the Bank Of Mum And Dad can only stretch so far. Increasingly, 18 to 35-year-olds are waiting for The One or, at least, another one, before they quit renting – which is a more expensive option. According to Halifax, 45% …

Giles BroadbentIf you want to buy a home, get a partner

The annoying habits that drive Tube passenger mad

BBC’s new comedy show The Mash Report ran a spoof news report – a man from the North is treated like a terrorist for greeting Londoners, eventually forced to issue an apology from outside a police station for his excessive cordiality. What goes for London goes double for the Tube . Least in the streets, a garrulous A new YouGov poll has …

Giles BroadbentThe annoying habits that drive Tube passenger mad