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The Healthy Heart Academy

City Connect introduces Adam Shaw and the Healthy Heart Academy. Thank you for taking your time in getting to know me. Your time is precious and can never be replaced. I truly appreciate yours used to connect with me here. A different start in life. I grew up within the grounds of a Psychiatric Institution. […]

Free Hugs – a Fast Way to Feeling Good

“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Virginia Satir It has taken me many years to simplify the potentially complex subject of wellbeing or wellness. Years of study have taught me some incredible and esoteric things that are […]

At Home Beauty: Nails

This is an article I have been meaning to write for a very long time indeed. It’s all about how to care for your own hands and nails if you don’t want to be visiting a professional, or if you are visiting a pro that they are doing their job properly, as many just are not […]

Blood Acidity – Keep It in Check

This week our health correspondent Dr. Sebastian Müller (Ph.D.) continues his series on health and discusses alkalising and acidifying foods.  “You are what you eat” This is such a true statement, and with the increase of variety in today’s supermarkets, it is more important than ever to understand what certain foods are and what they […]

Living and Dying. Which Will You Choose?

Do you ever feel that maybe something is missing from your life? Life is a curious thing. When did it begin? What is really true? Do we live on in spirit once our body dies? Will we be made accountable to all of our actions at some point? What is our purpose for life? These are just some of the […]

Lead, follow or get out of the way?

Some of our readers asked us last week about life strategies and philosophies and thus we are starting a series on coping strategies and relate them to famous people. Thomas Paine, an Englishman who was one of the founding members of the United States of America, made a bold statement once: Lead, follow or get […]

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  • The Healthy Heart Academy

    The Healthy Heart Academy

    City Connect introduces Adam Shaw and the Healthy Heart Academy. Thank you for taking your time in getting to know me. Your time is precious and can never be replaced. I truly appreciate yours used to connect with me here. A different start in life. I grew up within the grounds of a Psychiatric Institution. […]

  • Free Hugs – a Fast Way to Feeling Good

    Free Hugs – a Fast Way to Feeling Good

    “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Virginia Satir It has taken me many years to simplify the potentially complex subject of wellbeing or wellness. Years of study have taught me some incredible and esoteric things that are […]

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  • How to Avoid Blind Date Disasters

    How to Avoid Blind Date Disasters

    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 avoid blind date disasters! Dear Agony Uncle, I have a friend who is perpetually trying to send me on blind dates. I know her intentions […]

  • How to Tell Your Boyfriend He’s Receding

    How to Tell Your Boyfriend He’s Receding

    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 the best way to tackle that difficult conversation with your boyfriend about his receding hairline. Dear Agony Uncle, I love my boyfriend no matter what, but I […]

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  • Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

    Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar

    City Connect’s Girl About Town, Alexandra Abrahams, reviews one of her favourite hotspots in London – Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar. Having worked in the drinks industry for the past few years I am in the privileged position of not only sampling the fine cocktails but also the fine food! There is a real Gin trend […]

  • Wine & Swine

    Wine & Swine

    The other night I attended my first “Wine & Swine” event for a lovely farm called Dingley Dell. This was held at a charming Gastropub called the Leather Bottle in Earlsfield. As a North London lady I have not frequented the area however my aversions were quickly disbanded when I arrived in Earlsfield after a […]

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  • What to Wear to a Balinese Wedding

    What to Wear to a Balinese Wedding

    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 for a UK reader on what to wear to a tropical wedding. Dear Agony Uncle, I’ve been invited to a friend’s wedding in Bali and it’s very important […]

  • Alzheimer’s Protein Amyloid is Strong Predictor of Memory Decline

    Alzheimer’s Protein Amyloid is Strong Predictor of Memory Decline

    Research from Australia has revealed that the presence of the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein amyloid in the brain is a greater predictor of memory decline than carrying the Alzheimer’s risk gene APOE4. The research is published on 16 October in the journal Neurology. The protein amyloid occurs naturally in the brain, but can start to clump […]

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  • Five Unusual Reasons Why You Need Sleep

    Five Unusual Reasons Why You Need Sleep

    In our ever increasingly busy lives, more and more of us are sacrificing sleep in order to fit more tasks into our day. But this is having a detrimental effect on our health, and for more than just the most obvious reasons. Next time you’re thinking about pulling an all nighter, remember these pearls of […]

  • Girl's Night - Cambridge Style!

    Girl’s Night – Cambridge Style!

    So, it’s Saturday night in the summertime and it’s girls’ night. You’ve spent two or three weeks trying to get everyone together, so what are you going to do? Stay in or go out? Let’s have a look at some ideas for both options… Staying In While Cambridge has a plethora of great places to […]

  • How to Organize a Disco Party

    How to Organize a Disco Party

    Most people are sociable and love having a really good time. We regularly go to parties and when we want to organize one, we want to be sure that it will be remembered by all guests. The problem is that organizing disco parties is a lot more stressful than what many believe. You will soon […]

  • Hungry for Change?

    Hungry for Change?

    Detoxing is something that I do occasionally to give my system a flush and raise my energy levels. The outcomes are increased energy, motivation and drive. Not to mention extra time, where I would have been eating. The experience also comes with challenges. Not eating is not natural to most human beings. Changing the habits […]

  • Outsourcing Your Work

    Outsourcing Your Work

    Many business owners are stuck working 80 hour weeks. This cuts down on time spent with ones significant other, with one’s family, and eventually work consumes every waking hour.  Yet in this day and age, technology has allowed business owners to take control of their over worked lives while doing so for pennies on the […]

  • Why Last Winter Was a Milder One for a Lot of the UK’s Most Vulnerable Residents

    Why Last Winter Was a Milder One for a Lot of the UK’s Most Vulnerable Residents

    Last winter was a cold one for many people in the UK, with plunging temperatures making themselves felt across the country at different times. However, the good news is that it was a milder one for many of the most vulnerable residents of the UK. An extremely worthwhile helping hand from npower has made sure […]

  • Drug Effectiveness Diminished in Space

    Drug Effectiveness Diminished in Space

    Astronauts on long space missions may not be able to take antibiotics to treat infections or aspirin to treat headaches, simply because drugs have been found to decay much faster in space than on earth. A recent study in the AAPS Journal found, that the half-life of drugs is much lower in spacecrafts orbiting the […]

  • Who Gets the Armrest on Planes?

    Who Gets the Armrest on Planes?

    Dear Agony Uncle, I travel quite a lot and I’ve been meaning to ask you: what’s the etiquette of who gets the armrest on a plane? Regardless of whether they are wider than my slender self as a result of too little or too much gym attendance, should I always have to cramp my arms […]

  • Seesaw Your Way to Super Fast Fat Loss

    Seesaw Your Way to Super Fast Fat Loss

    You may have tried one or two (or more) ‘low carb’ diets and if you have, you likely saw a good few pounds gratifyingly drop off in reasonably quick time. However, one of the most common complaints I hear from dieters is that after a while, cravings for bread, pasta, potatoes and pastries start to […]

  • Managing Your Stress at Work

    Managing Your Stress at Work

    According to a 2008, 12 year study of 10,308 London-based civil servants, chronic work stress was found to increase the risk of Coronary Heat Disease by 68% and is higher in employees under 50 years of age. This study also found that work stress was also associated with further poor health behaviours that could compound […]

  • Casts Away!

    Casts Away!

    New drug may reverse the effects of osteoporosis, but caution is warranted. A new drug, recently featured in a top medical journal, could be that ‘magic bullet’ needed for the three million UK osteoporosis sufferers. Studies have highlighted a number of benefits, including increased bone formation and bone mineral density, whilst decreasing the bone decay […]

  • Bags: This seasons hottest

    Bags: This seasons hottest

    Like clothing, accessories have changed this season to cater for  the flavoursome ambiance created by the  SS/14 trends. They have proven to be rather an inciting challenge with so many ideas blooming from designers; because of this we have a variety of apparel and accessories to choose from this summer.   Here are just a few […]

  • Depression - What to Do?

    Depression – What to Do?

    1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health challenge in any one year, according to mentalhealth.org. Furthermore, major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million adults in a given year in America, according to the NIMH. What are the symptoms? Depression will often manifest as a lack of motivation. When you don’t want to […]

  • Film Review: Parkland

    Film Review: Parkland

    Parkland stars Zac Efron and the shooting of US President Kennedy is the main story. Viewed from different perspectives, so there’s an ensemble cast. I saw this on DVD recently. It covers the day of the shooting and then three days afterwards. Dr. Charles James “Jim” Carrico (Efron) is working at the hospital where JFK […]

  • How to Speak Up Whilst Dining Out

    How to Speak Up Whilst Dining Out

    Dear Agony Uncle, I recently visited a local restaurant with a good reputation for food and service—usually a relaxed atmosphere and easy to keep one’s head down—however, for a party of five booked in advance, we were shown to a table for four. With one “emergency chair” placed at the side. I didn’t enjoy my […]

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