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Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart
How often do you have your blood pressure or cholesterol levels checked? Maybe not that often. Yet, coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK's biggest killer. Here are the foods you should be eating to improve the health of your heart. Read More...

My Time in Kent

My Time in Kent
Gemma Haughey is a 3rd year student at the University of Limerick undertaking her teaching practice. In January 2014 she joined a secondary school in Kent for a week's work experience. She is hoping to teach Science in Kent as a newly qualified teacher in September 2015. Read More...

We may experience some turbulence

We may experience some turbulence
“Ladies and gentlemen, we're experiencing some turbulence. Please return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts." I was flying back to England when this announcement came out over the tannoy (although 'being flown' is probably a more accurate description - the distinction is important). Whilst being buffeted around the cabin, I began to question: how much training and experience did my pilot actually have; were they the best person for the job (i.e. getting us to England in one piece) and, most importantly, what could I do about it if I wasn't happy with the way the plane was being piloted? Read More...

So...you are feeling stressed?

So...you are feeling stressed?
Anything and everything has the ability to overwhelm us - it could be the traffic jam, the shopping queue, the paperwork or even something on TV that just annoys us! How can food and diet help us to keep calm? Read More...

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions
How’s it going or has it already gone? Do you love the resolution of making a new start or does it always turn out to be a challenge too far? If your resolve is to bother with resolutions this year, time is running out, which adds a sense of urgency to the whole purpose of the act. Read More...

Cold Turkey...

Cold Turkey...
We’ve done the tinsel, crackers and Christmas pud – now it’s time to go cold Turkey. More to the point it’s time to get out there, shake off that weight gain and make that extra poundage history. If you are feeling sluggish and low, make January jolly rather than SAD. Read More...

An Ice Cream Van in Winter. Great Shout!

An Ice Cream Van in Winter. Great Shout!
Last Monday I attended an INSET day at school. For once, Sunday was a joy with no lessons to plan for Monday and it felt like a bit of a holiday! I almost felt refreshed when I rocked up to school in my jeans and slightly Christmassy jumper, and I wasn’t alone... There was definitely a buzz in the air from the array of teachers who were feeling a bit naughty having actually enjoyed a Sunday without doing any work. Sssh… Don’t tell anyone. However, this was to be only the beginning of a very positive day indeed. Read More...

Preparing for Interviews

Preparing for Interviews
So, you got an interview – well done! You’ve successfully jumped the first hurdle, now you need to get over the next one. Read More...

Vitamin D can be our best friend during the winter months...

Vitamin D can be our best friend during the winter months...
Why is it so hard to fight the draw of the infamous “duvet day” as the temperature drops and the mornings get colder and darker? As our sleep and waking cycles become disrupted by the lack of sunlight, it’s no wonder we feel tired and sluggish. Less sunlight means our brains produce lower levels of a hormone called Melatonin which in turn makes us feel sleepy. Read More...