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Crash Diets & Cravings

Many of us have tried diets in order to shift a few pounds, I myself have tried several over the last decade ranging from the cabbage soup diet, smoothie diets, the green and red diet, low fat, low carb, GI diets, vegan diets, fruitarian diets, various bodybuilder diets to lose fat and retain muscle, and […]

Who Wants to Live Forever? – Part 1: The Origins of Celebrity

If one had to name or describe the dominant theme of our cultural epoch, it would almost certainly be celebrity, and the public’s obsession with fame; what we have come to call the cult of the personality. Never before has a culture been quite so fixated with fame: the quest for it; the acquiring of […]

How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

Adrian Fernand – Australia’s seriously stylish agony uncle and creator of idobelieveicamewithahat.com – answers your questions on life, the universe and everything. This week, Adrian has advice on how to deal with sibling rivalry. Dear Agony Uncle, My older sister and I have never got along. At the tender age of five, playing ‘hide and […]

Goodbye Honeymoon… Hello Relationship

The honeymoon period in most relationships is usually crammed with the culmination of endearing gestures, poignant revelations and spontaneous acts. From being contentedly overwhelmed by the late night phone calls and flirty text messages, to the impulsive date nights and that feeling of being totally besotted with each other; it is easy to conclude that […]

Time for Body Detox

I can hardly believe it’s March already, I expect you are all looking forward to the coming spring and summer months and venturing abroad for your summer holidays or just looking forward to spending some time in the sun. After the cold winter months we may have all indulged on rich food and perhaps been […]

Causes of the Obesity Pandemic

In spite of all the modern advances in science and pharmaceutical health in the developed countries, we still face one major health concern which affects our cardiovascular health and wellbeing – obesity. Although there are a multitude of causes, the result is the same for all, almost all obese people have developed some symptoms of chronic […]

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  • Eight Energy Boosters

    Eight Energy Boosters

    London Life Coach & Wellbeing Consultant Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about energy boosters. Follow Sloan Life Coach on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s Life Coaching website www.sloansw.com Psychology, physiology and physical fitness affect our moods, wellbeing and the way others perceive us. In modern day life the majority of us live in the fast lane […]

  • Meridian Psychology: Emotional and Mental Wellbeing - Part 2

    Meridian Psychology: Emotional and Mental Wellbeing – Part 2

    London Life Coach & Wellbeing Consultant Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about Meridian Psychology in the second of her two part series. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com Continuing on from Part 1 on meridian psychology the following article looks at emotion and mental well being and neurovascular holding points for the […]

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  • How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

    How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

    Adrian Fernand – Australia’s seriously stylish agony uncle and creator of idobelieveicamewithahat.com – answers your questions on life, the universe and everything. This week, Adrian has advice on how to deal with sibling rivalry. Dear Agony Uncle, My older sister and I have never got along. At the tender age of five, playing ‘hide and […]

  • How to be a Gay Cougar

    How to be a Gay Cougar

    Adrian Fernand – Australia’s seriously stylish agony uncle – answers your questions on life, the universe and everything. This week, Adrian has advice on how a confirmed homosexual bachelor can become a gay cougar. Dear Agony Uncle, As a long-established (homosexual) bachelor who has never felt the need to compromise myself by entering into relationships, I […]

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  • Crash Diets & Cravings

    Crash Diets & Cravings

    Many of us have tried diets in order to shift a few pounds, I myself have tried several over the last decade ranging from the cabbage soup diet, smoothie diets, the green and red diet, low fat, low carb, GI diets, vegan diets, fruitarian diets, various bodybuilder diets to lose fat and retain muscle, and […]

  • Who Wants to Live Forever? - Part 1: The Origins of Celebrity

    Who Wants to Live Forever? – Part 1: The Origins of Celebrity

    If one had to name or describe the dominant theme of our cultural epoch, it would almost certainly be celebrity, and the public’s obsession with fame; what we have come to call the cult of the personality. Never before has a culture been quite so fixated with fame: the quest for it; the acquiring of […]

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  • Beauty: The Math

    Beauty: The Math

    Why it’s OK to splurge on the important stuff if you don’t mind scrimping on the essentials! It is true to say that I do love me a beauty product. I’ve never quite got the shoe thing though, I know for instance that Posh Spice is quite happy giving herself bunions pouring her feet into […]

  • Top 5 Tips for Harmonious House Sharing

    Top 5 Tips for Harmonious House Sharing

    City Connect brings you another informative yet fun article from Adrian Fernand – Australia’s most stylish agony uncle and etiquette guru. This time he has advice for those leaving home for the first time and shares his top 5 tips for harmonious house sharing. So you’re finally cutting the apron strings or mother bird has shoved […]

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  • Stress & Cortisol

    Stress & Cortisol

    We are all accustomed to feeling stressed from time to time, be it work related, general fatigue, linked to a hectic home life or everyday problems. The effects of stress are wide ranging. Stress hormones trigger back pain, weaken the immune system, increase blood sugar, promote diabetes, increase the chances of developing gum disease, decrease […]

  • Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

    Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

    Matthew Bourne‘s Swan Lake is a different take on the classical ballet. I was very happy when I was able to get a seat to see this. The difference between this and the classic is that men portray the swans. A young Prince (Simon Williams) has led an ordered life but his mother The Queen […]

  • Nostalgia - Part 2

    Nostalgia – Part 2

    “The past is not dead; it is living in us and will be alive in the future, which we are now helping to make.” – William Morris In Part One of my nostalgia-themed article, I pointed out that the cult for nostalgia is not new, discussing the Victorian predilection for an idyllic past as exemplified […]

  • How To Avoid Relationship Faux Pas

    How To Avoid Relationship Faux Pas

    When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. (Deepak Chopra) The start of a new year always brings about reflection, new ambitions and inspired action to achieve more. As a result, most will initiate diet’s, insist on physical check –up’s […]

  • That Awkward Moment

    That Awkward Moment

    That Awkward Moment stars Zac Efron. It’s mainly about three guys dating and the resulting stories surrounding this. As the title states, you can be sure the dates won’t go smoothly! Jason (Efron) is in a relationship but doesn’t take it as seriously as his girlfriend and wants to end it. Then you are whisked […]

  • 8 Ways to Get to the Bottom of Cellulite

    8 Ways to Get to the Bottom of Cellulite

    How many times do you look in the mirror and pick up on those dimply thighs and that wobbly bottom? Don’t you just hate it and wish it was not there? There has always been a debate whether or not cellulite exists but if you suffer from the orange peel effect on your bottom, thighs […]

  • The Paleo Diet - Eating Like a Caveman

    The Paleo Diet – Eating Like a Caveman

    Ever since the gastroenterologist Walter Voegtlin coined the phase Paleolithic diet, people have been copying the diets of caveman in an attempt to eat healthier and lose weight. Foods can be either hunted and fished, such as meat, offal and seafood, or gathered, such as eggs, fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and spices. In […]

  • Skincare: The Ten Commandments

    Skincare: The Ten Commandments

    1. Thou shalt not go to bed with the night before’s make-up on OK, I admit there has been occasion where I have broken this one, but not very often I might add, and that’s because I fully appreciate the importance of letting my skin breath overnight (after all this is the time when it […]

  • Nostalgia - Part 1

    Nostalgia – Part 1

    We live, it would seem, in nostalgic times. Clothing now hailed as the height of fashion by critics and fashionistas, is more often than not, derivative of earlier times; usually the 1960s and seventies, sometimes earlier. Often this is regarded by cultural critics as referentiality; a self-conscious and ironic invocation of the past through the […]

  • Happy Birthday Ewan McGregor

    Happy Birthday Ewan McGregor

    On 31 March, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Ewan McGregor OBE, the Scottish actor who has had widespread success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), […]

  • How to Survive the Honeymoon Period

    How to Survive the Honeymoon Period

    “The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are.”(Stephen R.Covey) Every day the papers are overpopulated with stories of unfaithfulness, impending divorces and kiss and tell stories of the Rich and Famous. It seems as though, we have lost the secret ingredient […]

  • Eat Well - Therapeutic Foods

    Eat Well – Therapeutic Foods

    Currently in the UK, the Food Standards Agency, the Government and NHS guidelines indicate the healthiest way to eat to avoid obesity is to use the “eat well plate” This is essentially a simple way to ensure that you eat the “right” amount from each food group. It recommends plenty of fruit and vegetables plenty […]

  • Two Minute Make-Up

    Two Minute Make-Up

    OK so the alarm didn’t go off, or you just fancied a lie in – either way you are LATE for that all important interview or special occasion or you’re a busy mum, you have got to look your best but just don’t have the time and you’re in a dilemma. Don’t panic… I can […]

  • Kitchen Cupboard Beauty

    Kitchen Cupboard Beauty

    I never fail to be surprised by how multi-tasking some of our kitchen staples truly are, and whilst some of the so called ‘natural remedies’ are arguably a bit barmy (beer as a hair conditioning treatment, anyone?), some really do work! Here are a few of my favourites: Cooling Cucumber For a bright-eyed look when […]

  • The Resurrection of Oscar Wilde

    The Resurrection of Oscar Wilde

    Wilde’s persecution and exile have been regarded by some as a “crucifixion”. There has been a crucifixion, so, it follows; there must be a resurrection. Such is the power of the narrative; of the myth-making machinery that operates in our culture in the creation of icons. Oscar Wilde has a remarkable capacity to touch the […]

  • Carrot Chutney (Microwave Version)

    Carrot Chutney (Microwave Version)

    A couple of weeks ago I had a Wensleydale cheese and carrot chutney sandwich  which I really enjoyed. I looked at a few stores to see if this chutney was available to buy but alas no luck. My hubby suggested the following recipe and we rustled it up with just everyday ingredients I had in […]

  • Diet & Fitness Goals

    Diet & Fitness Goals

    Michael Jordan, the famous American Basketball player, once said “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” So if you have a goal in mind, go for it but make sure you plan ahead. To aim for a goal half heartedly will just cause frustration and the end […]

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