The Student Migration: International Students in the UK

A Benedictine monk and a Ghanaian walk past each other… No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke. This is university. In the UK, our universities serve to bring together all nations, colours and religions in one place, an eye-opening experience for any student and representative of one of our … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.- “The Well”

The mysterious artefact that sets the episode in motion…  The Well is the most competently written and well made episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far. Until this episode, the show has grappled with an inconsistent tone and lazy writing. Whilst The Well is far from perfect television, it does … Continue reading

Three Ways to Beat the Blues

London Life Coach & Clinical Hypnotherapist Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about depression. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com Tennessee Williams once said, “when so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone”, likewise it is important to … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Decline More Dramatic in ‘Young Old’

Research suggests that despite the risk of Alzheimer’s increasing with age, those in their 60s and 70s show faster rates of decline than people who develop the disease at an older age. The study is published online on 2 August in the journal PLoS ONE. While developing the disease is not … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The Hub”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continues to try to build an identity for itself in the most recent episode; The Hub. After the sentimental and corny tone of the last episode, this is certainly an improvement (if only a slight one). Unlike the previous instalment, the emotional stakes of this episode feel … Continue reading

How Do I Get Over My Miscarriage?

London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about miscarriage, Kelly Brook and how to get over losing a baby. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com Thank you for your question and I am very sorry for your loss. You do not say in … Continue reading

New Phase III Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Announced

TauRx Therapeutics Ltd has today announced that it will begin two phase III clinical trials using a drug intended to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s. The drug, called LMTX™, aims to prevent the build-up of a protein called tau in the brain and will be tested in people … Continue reading

Brain Study Seeks Answers on Dementia

Research which seeks to understand how the brain’s electrical behaviour is linked to dementia could pave the way for better treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Dr Jon Brown, at the University of Exeter Medical School, has just started a three year project to examine the complex networks within the … Continue reading

Sport Psychology – How Does Emotion Affect Performance?

London Life Coach & Sports Performance Coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about sport psychology, emotion and performance. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com If you have read my first article for City Connect in this field you will know that I have been working in Sports … Continue reading

Treatment Window Thrown Open for Alzheimer’s

A team of US scientists has identified a critical time window of 15 years where treatments targeting the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein amyloid might have a greater effect. The study, published in Neurology, adds to evidence that early treatment in the diseases that cause dementia holds real hope for checking their destructive … Continue reading

Film Review: Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim is the latest ‘rom-com’ to be made. So what makes this different to all the others? I’m afraid it’ll be answers on a postcard! There was nothing I could see. All the stars were cute, the situations amusing, the plot lightweight, more like a cosy night in front … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “Fzzt”

The only thing that’s tragic about this “sad” episode is how badly it fails. Fzzt is the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to be aired during the release of a Marvel Studios film. Since S.H.I.E.L.D. is set in the same fictional universe as the Marvel films, it is perhaps … Continue reading

Banish Those Bad Habits Forever

London Life Coach & Wellbeing Consultant Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about bad habits and self control. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com Many of my clients come to me and ask how they can have more self control in breaking what they perceive as a bad … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Counselor

The Counselor is written by Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) and directed by Ridley Scott (the name speaks for itself). The Counselor stars Michael Fassbender as a lawyer who seems to have everything, dabbling in a one time drug deal that goes bad. The movie is visually sexy. … Continue reading

Mortality Figures Show Dementia Rise

The BBC recently reported on new figures from the Office for National Statistics showing that the number of people dying with Alzheimer’s and dementia has risen by 6% over the last decade. Alzheimer’s and dementia was the second most common cause of death in women in 2011, accounting for over … Continue reading

Private Members Club – The Do’s and Dont’s for Your Night Out

London Life Coach & Relationship Coach Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about private members club etiquette. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com There is a price to pay for partying in exclusive surroundings, but that price is not always monetary. It is more the case that you … Continue reading

My Business Partner is Lazy – What Should I Do?

London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about conflict resolution and dealing with lazy colleagues. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com Thank you for your detailed query. I have summarised your question as above but noted all the intricacies. From your description, it … Continue reading

Chocolate: Drink of the Gods

The history of chocolate, that rich and sensuous (and to some, addictive) substance, begins in the ancient and mysterious realm of the Maya civilisation who lived in Central America around 4th century AD. The cacao tree from which chocolate is derived was first cultivated by these early Mesoamerican people and … Continue reading

Commemoration of River Phoenix

City Connect commemorates River Phoenix, the older brother of Joaquin Phoenix, who died on October 31 1993 under tragic personal circumstances. His work encompassed 24 films and television appearances, including the coming-of-age film Stand by Me, the science fiction adventure Explorers,  the action sequel Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and the … Continue reading