Justine PhilipponJustine PhilipponJuly 28, 2017


We have asked our experts for other ways that we, ourselves, can support our health in the workplace…

1. Does the shoe fit?
You could spend less time sitting in traffic, or being cramped on a tube, by swapping public transport for your feet (or at least for part of the way), which can also help to up your step count. However, make sure your footwear fits properly to avoid discomfort. “Sore feet after even a short walk? This is a common occurrence for those of us who do not have correct fitting shoes, and this can put us off walking altogether. Be sure your foot has enough room in the toe box. There should be a thumbnails width (or about a half inch) between your toes and the end of the shoe. The shoe should be wide enough in the toe that your toes can move freely. Your heel should not slip, and the shoe should not pinch or bind, especially across the arch or ball of your foot,” explains Carnation Footcare Podiatrist Dave Wain (

2. Opt for a packed lunch
Are you a regular at the local lunch hot spots near your work? Skip the lunch queues and start by making your own lunches; not only can this be much cheaper but you also know exactly what is going into your meals, rather than thinking the salad you purchased is healthy, before learning how calorific the dressing is.
“Making your own lunch gives you full control over what you eat and how much of each food group you consume, which can help especially when looking for lower calorie options. You can prepare sandwiches or salad bases over the weekend if you struggle to find time in the mornings,” suggests Nutritionist, Cassandra Barns.
If you’re not sure what to add to your lunchbox to make a nutritious and filling meal, try the general rule of having the size of your clenched fist as your carbs and the size of the palm of your hand as your protein.

3. Curb your sugar cravings
If you’ve had a stressful meeting, have had to deal with a difficult customer or are struggling to get through your emails try to avoid the feeling that you ‘deserve’ a high calorie treat each time. Identifying your emotions and finding alternative ways to deal with them, as opposed to powering your way through the likes of endless crisp packets, can help you take back control of your eating habits. “This may take effort and time, as we often hang on to what is familiar, but if you stick to it, you will soon be reaping the rewards for a little thoughtful decision-making, retraining and application of willpower – with a little help from your Slissie friend,” explains Psychologist, Corinne Sweet.

Slissie (from £24.99, is the first of its kind as it delivers curb-craving flavourings that instantly help you resist the temptation of sugary, calorific snacks. Once the flavours that contain aromas are detected by your tastebuds and olfactory receptors, messages are sent to the appetite control centres of the brain leaving users feeling their appetite has been satisfied. At the press of a button you can taste flavours such as, chocolate, vanilla and mint, making your brain think you’ve had that sweet treat without any nasty sugars being involved!

4. Don’t become a desk potato
Feeling snowed under at work? Make sure you still take a break and stretch your legs to help combat against stress. “Exercise is a great stress reliever. Take a brisk walk to stimulate anti-anxiety effects, this helps to clear your thoughts and feel more relaxed upon returning to the office,” suggests Cassandra.

5. Set an alarm
“If you’re a bit of a desk jockey, set a reminder to make sure you have a brief walk around the office to get yourself moving,” advises Dave.

6. Replace your Americano for a green tea
Green tea is an excellent healthy mood booster. “It contains some caffeine, which gives you a bit of a lift, but also contains the amino acid theanine. Theanine which can have a relaxing effect and may help to relieve anxiety and mental stress, potentially by increasing your levels of serotonin, dopamine (responsible for reward and pleasure), and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA, which has a relaxant effect),” explains Cassandra.

7. Learn to say no
“If you feel the symptoms of stress coming on, learn to get your priorities right. There is nothing in your life right now more important than your health. Learn to say no if you feel that you have taken on too much. Being assertive is invigorating and empowering. It also helps to make lists of what is, or is not a priority, and to tackle the priority tasks first. This will help give you a sense of control over your life,” says Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author of Natural Solutions for Dementia and Alzheimer’s (

8. Get your veggies
Does your lunch lack vegetables? This can be a significant way of you adding calories to your diet, by filling your plate with other food groups, such as carbs. “Soups are a fantastic way of boosting your veg intake and using any odds and ends of vegetables in the fridge, especially those that are starting to look a bit limp and sad! Gently steam all vegetables, add lots of garlic, onions and herbs such as rosemary, caraway and thyme. Then blend in a food mixer or liquidiser. Serve hot or cold!” says Cassandra.

9. Make time for breakfast
“The old saying says that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ and when you have breakfast you are literally ‘breaking the fast’, this supports the idea that you shouldn’t skip breakfast. Sleeping causes your metabolism (fat burning capability) to slow right down and nothing gets it going faster than breakfast,” explains Marilyn.
“But always remember that just as important as having breakfast itself, it’s also vital to choose healthy breakfast options such as wholegrain cereals like porridge, organic ‘live’ natural dairy products like yogurt, organic eggs and fruit. Sugar-laden cereals will cause your blood sugar to rise sharply and drop quite quickly, making you feel more hungry quickly – you need something that will sustain you and keep you feeling fuller for longer,” adds Marilyn.

10. Spring clean your desk
It may not come as a shock to you that the technology you use every day is often swarming with germs. Your computer keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat and your mouse is 45,670 times dirtier than a toilet handle.

Johana BaldellaJohana BaldellaApril 12, 2017



  • Parliament and Big Ben as seen from Westminster Bridge tops poll of London views that bring Brits infinite pleasure
  • Ancient and modern British sights celebrated in nationwide study, as Brits found to take over 1,000 pictures each year, many of which are scenic views
  • Views of St Paul’s, Tower Bridge and deer in Richmond Park all feature in top ten
  • Study commissioned by Samsung to launch new Galaxy S8, alongside photography project with Landscape Photographer of the Year capturing incredible views nominated
  • Giant 7x 3 metre phone installed at London’s Coin Street Observation point to frame city view

The view of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from Westminster Bridge is London’s most iconic sight, according to a new study that celebrates the most incredible views, both ancient and modern, in the capital today.

More than 2,500 people took part in the study which asked respondents to vote from a longlist of incredible views which was created by a panel of leading travel experts from publications including Rough Guides, Mr and Mrs Smith, Wanderlust and Good Housekeeping.

The study was specially commissioned to mark the forthcoming launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone which boasts an innovative ‘Infinity Display’ screen and premium best-in-class camera which has been used to capture a series of stunning photographs of many of the views listed.

Topping the list of the greatest London views, all of which are from ‘ground-level’, is the sight of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from Westminster Bridge, which is followed by an eclectic mix of stunning sights across the capital, from skylines to buildings to complete the top ten.

The full list of the 10 greatest London views is:

  1. Parliament and Big Ben, viewed from Westminster Bridge
  2. Tower Bridge, from the Southbank
  3. St Paul’s, viewed from Millennium Bridge
  4. Richmond Park, deer in the morning mist
  5. Buckingham Palace as viewed from down The Mall
  6. St James’ Park, beyond the lake with the London Eye in the background
  7. London skyline from Parliament Hill, Hampstead Heath
  8. Little Venice, barges on the canal
  9. Canary Wharf from Greenwich Park
  10. Portobello Road, multi-coloured terraced houses

Just missing out on the top ten London views were the sights of The Thames Flood Barrier in Woolwich and Columbia Road Flower Market in Hackney.

The study also pinpointed the five key factors that make up a quintessentially British view, with rolling countryside coming top (42%), followed by rugged coastlines (21%), country villages (20%), historical landmarks (15%) and spires, cathedrals and architecture (15%). 

Samsung has celebrated the greatest British views by commissioning a new photography project from Matthew Cattell – Britain’s reigning Landscape Photographer of the Year which will be shot entirely on a Galaxy S8.  Matthew is travelling the length of the UK in March and April to capture a series of stunning shots at locations which were named in the study, including the London skyline, the Lake District and St Ives Bay.

 Selected views named in the study are also being framed by the giant Infinity Display on a 7x3m scale model of the Galaxy S8, which Samsung are taking on tour throughout April to locations which featured in the top 20, including St Ives, London and Stonehenge.  The giant S8 phone will be positioned at London’s Coin Street Observation point from Monday 10th April.

Sam Grant, Marketing Director at Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland said: “We wanted to mark the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S8, with its unique and groundbreaking Infinity Display, by celebrating the beautiful views in our country of mountains, highlands, beaches and urban skylines that are best enjoyed unconfined.” 

Landscape Photographer of the Year, Matthew Cattell said: “The Galaxy S8 has the most evolved smartphone camera in the world today creating impressively sharp pictures, even in low light conditions – which is just as well as we encountered a fair few spring showers and grey days whilst shooting the project! I hope people enjoy the results and are encouraged to get out and shoot the amazing views closest to them.”


The findings shine a spotlight on some of the most photographed sites in the UK revealing that the average British adult takes in excess of 1,000 pictures each year, predominantly on smartphones – the majority of which focus on landscapes and city views which was cited by 66% of those surveyed as their favoured photographic subject matter.

The study also revealed the subjects which are most likely to make pals envious when they were posted on social media sites.  Topping the list were awesome views (48%), followed by pictures of friends and family (10%), food and drink (6%) and selfies (5%). In addition to provoking jealousy, pictures of beautiful locations were also inspiration, with half of us (50%) admitting we are more likely to visit a place having seen a posted picture.

The Samsung S8 is available for pre-order until 19th April and launches in the UK on 28th April, and will be available from selected retailers as well as the Samsung e-store – for more information and stockist details visit


Annie PalmerAnnie PalmerSeptember 2, 2014


Little Miracles are a beautiful blend of organic tea and super fruit juice with carefully selected panax ginseng and acai in its purest form. It is the perfect pick-me-up morning, noon and afternoon and what better place for a little miracle to happen than at annual 4th National Reality TV awards show and with over 1.3 million TV fans nominating and voting for their favourite TV shows, production companies, and more. Guests will be able to sample the juice that is destined to be the name on everyone’s lips. Little Miracles will be sponsoring the Most Inspiring TV Show 2014 and the Best Reality TV Judge category with nominees including ; Will -i-am (The Voice) (BBC1) , Bruno Tonioli (Strictly Come Dancing) (BBC1) , Kimberley Wyatt (Got To Dance) (Sky1) , Naomi Campbell (The Face) (Sky Living) , Paul Hollywood (The Great British Bake Off) (BBC2) , Karren Brady (The Apprentice) (BBC1) , Alesha Dixon (Britain’s Got Talent) (ITV1) , Len Goodman (Strictly Come Dancing) (BBC1) , Peter Jones (Dragon’s Den) (BBC2) , Kylie Minogue (The Voice) and Nigella Lawson (The Taste).

Nominees for the Most Inspiring TV Show sponsored by Little Miracles include;The Call Centre (BBC3) , Child Genius (Channel 4) , The Big Reunion (ITV2) , The Apprentice , The Island with Bear Grylls (Channel 4) , One Born Every minute (Channel 4)
Mary’s Silver Service (Channel 4) , Dragon’s Den and Educating Yorkshire.

Now available in over 20 countries, Little Miracles bottles are sold in the very best convenience stores, gas stations, gyms, cafe’s, deli’s, trains, airlines and supermarkets.
Previous NRTA winners, BBC’s The Apprentice also battle it out with Dragons Den who are both nominated for a record x5 nominations . Both shows are up for the heavily contested Best Entertainment Show, Best Business Show , Most Inspiring TV Show.
Sherrie Silver ( Sponsorship & Partnership Executive of IEG Global / NRTA )commented “Little Miracles is one of the exciting new fresh beverages to launch in the UK for sometime. The brands ethos of enthusiasm and providing a drink based on great taste, great quality, reasonable price , good design and packaging is why we are proud to introduce it to our NRTA audience and our future IEG Global events”.
This year over 1.7 million reality TV fans took to the official NRTA website to cast their submissions in 20 categories from the beginning of January. Voting officially commenced on on the 19th of August 2014 and will end on the 20th of September 2014. The winners of each category will be announced by Actress and TV Presenter, Louise Gookey at the prestigious awards ceremony taking place on the 22nd of September 2014 at the Porchester Hall in London and will be televised for broadcast on Sky 192 in October.

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Marian ButnaruMarian ButnaruJuly 17, 2014

Peculiar is not a word that pops into your mind when someone mentions Chelsea, but after a trip around King’s Road, South Kensington and Knightsbridge, you’d be surprised at some of the things that can be found.
King’s Road

This long high street that connects to Sloane Square and leads to the Saatchi Gallery has quite a couple of interesting things around that can grab your attention as you walk by them. Here are five of those interesting things:

I'm not in any position to criticise the names of places, but the name of this shop just invites people to make a “Came rich, left broke” joke.
The name of this shop just pushes me to make a joke along the lines of “Came rich, left happier!”
I have to agree with whoever placed this sticker here, on my scale from one to gnarly, maps have a very high score.
I have to agree with whoever placed this sticker here, on my scale from one to gnarly, maps have a very high score.
Technology has advanced so far that phone-booths now come with ATMs, now we can take out money while talking to friends and family! (Was that too sarcastic? I feel like that was too sarcastic…interesting use of a phone-booth nevertheless.)
Technology has advanced so far that phone-booths now come with ATMs, now we can take out money while talking to friends and family! (Was that too sarcastic? I feel like that was too sarcastic…interesting use of a phone-booth nevertheless.)
A conveyor belt, for when you feel too lazy to carry things down the stairs.
A conveyor belt, for when you feel too lazy to carry things down the stairs.
How to make your window slightly creepy in three easy steps. Step 1: acquire semi-realistic baby doll. Step 2: place said baby doll on window sill, preferably in plain sight. Step 3: wait for passers-by to react. Fun for the whole family!
How to make your window slightly creepy in three easy steps. Step 1: acquire semi-realistic baby doll. Step 2: place said baby doll on window sill, preferably in plain sight. Step 3: wait for passers-by to react. Fun for the whole family!
South Kensington

South Kensington, in close proximity to Sloane Square, also has some weird and interesting gems hidden in the streets, here are four of them:

Someone obviously had to choose between the door and flowers, they seem to have chosen both. This is almost as practical as using potatoes for- oh…I already made that joke… Moving on!
Usually, people protect their house using an array of locks and gates. Some people in Chelsea, however, create forts out of flowers to protect their precious houses.
I wonder how many people have hurt themselves while walking into the window of this shop before the sign was there, I wonder if there is CCTV available for whenever that happened, it makes for good viral videos.
The fact that a the sign on this window exists suggests that many people might have walked into the window without noticing it. Which is just a funny thing to think about.
The young Picasso wannabe that was on King’s Road obviously seems to have travelled to South Kensington, trying a new medium and changing from drawing faces to drawing sea birds.
This is quite a cute doodle on the doors of a building being renovated. It’s cute and inoffensive, unlike graffiti/drawings found in other areas of London.
This piece by Marina Kurikhina (called ‘The Wall’) is a wall around a parking lot that has range of paradoxical phrases (like the one seen in the picture) pasted over it. It gives you something to think about and enjoy after parking your car, unless you don’t enjoy paradoxes and or reading, then you can just ignore them.
This piece by Marina Kurikhina (called ‘The Wall’) is a wall around a parking lot that has range of paradoxical phrases (like the one seen in the picture) pasted over it. It gives you something to think about and enjoy after parking your car, unless you don’t enjoy paradoxes and or reading, then you can just ignore them.



The extravagant area around Knightsbridge, full of large buildings and hotels, has it’s own fair share of interesting and peculiar things and here are two of my favourite:

The upside-down ice cream cone, this season’s most popular hairstyle according to these mannequins.
The upside-down ice cream cone, this season’s most popular hairstyle according to these mannequins.
This might be one of the only pigs in the world that does not smell bad, unfortunately, this is also not a real pig (just in case the green leaves that it’s made out of didn’t give that away), you could still cut it up and cook it, but I doubt it will taste great.
This might be one of the only pigs in the world that does not smell bad, unfortunately, this is also not a real pig (just in case the green leaves that it’s made out of didn’t give that away), you could still cut it up and cook it, but I doubt it will taste great.


And that was the conclusion of the interesting and peculiar things around the area of Chelsea, I hope you enjoyed reading this and were at least slightly entertained by my cheesy writing and sarcasm. If you’ve seen something interesting in your area, do not hesitate to tweet it at us using #OnlyInChelsea

Jordan KensingtonJordan KensingtonJuly 1, 2014


It’s the 1st of July 2014 and I have finally turned 33. Well, here are the 33 things I have learnt so far during my humble time on planet earth!!!

I am not perfect, I am that, I am and pretending to be perfect doesn’t make us perfect!! I stumble, fall, and fail at times… Yep! I am human and so are you!!

In 1999, I launched my company called Invincible. I was 18 years old a young teen on a mission impossible, it became possible and now I can walk away at any time from everything pretty much intact. To be free is to be able to walk away from anything materialistic that holds an emotional connection.  #MindPeace  #RealFreedom

I’ve learned that the most valuable things in life are priceless. Memories, Happiness, Freedom, Good Health, Forest, Trees, Nature Humility, courage, braveness, love and friendship…That’s the real riches and wealth.

People will judge you, hate you, fall in love with you and hate you again in equal measures. Love them back always. Your consistent love is a seriously strong energy! #LoveMore

Success has nothing to do with money. Success is realising that you can appreciate and observe your breathing in the ‘now’. It is that simple– That is the present, my everyday birthday present. So, many people envy other people’s successes but never forget not every finger in your hand is the same length so everybody has a different path on their mission on earth but success is ultimately an inside job. If you feel like sh***t that’s you being unsuccessful if you decide to change it to feel ‘good’ that’s success. If you learn to program your self-esteem by changing how you feel consistently without any outward interference… Congratulations, you have achieved true success!    #JustBreathe

I learned never to try and look for happiness. There is no pursuit of happiness (sorry, Will Smith). We were all born happy. It is just an internal switch.  The choice is yours ‘light on’ = Laugh and ‘lights off’ = don’t laugh. The person who stops you from being happy, stops you from achieving anything is YOU!!!! You make that choice every single morning you wake up and simple choice determines your whole day, whole week, whole month, and whole life!!  #ItisthatSimple

Talk when you need to but don’t talk because you feel you have to. Listening, is important and in listening you learn so much. If someone says something to you that is really wrong. Your silence will confuse them because it is not the normal reaction to what he/she will have been accustomed to.

I learned that problems don’t really exist, they are simply GREAT opportunities in disguise. What really counts is your creative reaction to what is commonly referred to as problems. When you think you have a problem, remove yourself out of the equation. Get your laptop and write the whole problem out so it is out of your brain and on a paper. Read it out loud, and you will find loads of solutions to the problem? Why…? Your brain has more than 60.000 thoughts or more per minute. When you have  a problem, it is difficult for it to concentrate on a solution so it goes head first into the part of the brain (Amygdala) responsible for fear and then panic sets in. I learned that what you might think  is the worst problem that ever happened to you in that moment might actually turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you. I can recall many  instances when I thought it was all over only to laugh about it several years later and thank my lucky stars that that’s how things turned out. #CreativeReaction

I learned that F.E.A.R stands for ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’. Many experiments have been done to find out how the brain interprets stimuli and how animals develop fear responses. The emotion, fear, has been hard-wired into almost every individual, due to its vital role in the survival of the individual. Researchers have found that fear is established unconsciously and that the Amygdala is involved with fear conditioning. There is only one truth.  We are all born with northing and one day we are all going to die with northing, so it’s what we do in the middle that counts. Don’t waste your time worrying as life is not a dress rehearsal for a stage show. Make your time useful by helping people every opportunity you have. #NoFearEnergy  #Creativity   #MakeitCount

Have you ever thought of someone and they called you instantly and then you say to them.. I just thought of you and then they say… “Oh come on stop it, you are lying”… Then you can’t be bothered.. because you can’t prove it?? Yes. Well, we all have the power to think something and then receive it. But, you have to think it, believe it is going to happen by being thankful, and then put it out there to the world.  Everything is possible when you think it, create it,  be thankful for it (even without receiving it) and then receive it.  #IsthatSimple

I learned that Race is a classification system used to categorize humans into large and distinct populations or groups by anatomical, cultural, ethnic, genetic, geographical, historical, linguistic, religious, and/or social affiliation. First used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations, in the 17th century, people began to use the term to relate to observable physical traits. So… the term racism is a word used to describe someone with deep rooted insecurities about themselves which tend to be projected at someone who is different from themselves. Anyone who is racist will probably freak out at what they fantasise about (i.e if the world was made of 10 billion identical twins!).. Wow,  that would be boring living in a world were everyone looked and sounded thesame. I also learnt that every humanbeing has a mental bank where they store images, content and character references about how they think each race behaves. This is true. Let’s try it… if I said. What do you think of the Germans? What comes to your mind? Ok now.  What do you think of Americans? Now, what do you think of people from Romania ? Ok, point made. When we respond to everyone with a   blank slate.. Welcome, who are you and pleased to meet you???as oppose to welcome, where are you really from and I mean “really from”?.. then you will uncover a deeper truth that  every single one of us, race, colour, size, shape, etc has a unique difference that is waiting to shine if you care to look behind the “Stereotype”.   There is only one race –  #HumanRace   #EmbraceDifference

The music I listened to when I grew up was moving and inspiring. The music kids listen to now has no message and the music videos look like horror films gone wrong!  #RealTalk

Give more than you have and don’t wait till you have before you can give.

I learnt that most people are confused because they understand themselves . When they start to ‘overstand’ themselves then they stop being . Understanding yourself keeps you ‘under’ your  true self  whilst Overstanding yourself, helps you to remove your ego and study yourself from an outsiders perspective (ie. Look over yourself and look over your actions).  #Overstand

A child at 5 years old speaks the purest form of the truth until parents unconsciously re-programme and supress their instinctive ability to communicate the truth. Re-programming happens by the cartoons you let them watch, the weird stories you tell them… “Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch…..  , Little miss puppet sat on the wall and what did the big spider do???  …. , every story you tell them instils fear from an early age. When they grow into their teenage years, the story changes to films which are written to raise anxiety and fear and before you know it.. You have a full grown adult without any real self-knowledge and intuition. You have someone who is always fearing the worse… It starts with Children.  Set them free and they will always be #FREE

I don’t believe in religion as I don’t know what it means. RELIGION was created by humanbeings and it is the reason why so many people fight eachother in our society . Anything that is created to make a member of the human race feel superior to another is wrong. But,   I believe in God , you can call him the Universe, you can call it ‘everything and everything’ and I have learnt to have an important relationship with the source. The source is Love, the source is always GOOD, that’s how you know you are ok and you cannot CONVINCE someone to join a religion.. but you can convince someone to do GOOD by doing GOOD you are truly living in the light.  #ThinkBigger

My Dad was a legend but my Mum is a true legend. That’s why I will always respect an independent driven woman. My mum is responsible for building my character.  Once in school when I failed my exams, she threw me a party to celebrate the failure and since then I embrace failure by throwing a party eachtime I have a set back. #CharcacterBuilding #NLS

I have learned to take responsibility. Have you ever heard someone say the words, “I think they thought I had the words Mug written on my forehead”… You did. If you project bad thoughts and energy, you will receive the same thing back from people. This is so important but people do it in relationships all the time. You make a list about what you don’t like about the other person ..and then you begin shooting at them from all angles. Result: bad energy.. What did you think was gonna happen??? Why not make a list of what you actually love about them and shoot at them from all angles.. Result???? Need I say more!!! Be responsible for your thoughts and the energy you bring to the room!!

14 years ago I coined the phrase #NexLevelShhh.. or #NLS  to describe all experiences that transcend normality. 90% of  my experiences have to be capable of achieving #NLS ©   It’s just my personal decision not to live life average  but to live life to the fullest!!!  …  #NextLevelShhhhh…

A ship is sailing continuously in the ocean, people inside the ship are drinking champagne and having fun. Sometimes, the Titanic can happen. If you can come out of it in tact. Then you have related to the ship. We are all ships sailing consistently in our own little ocean in a bubble. When someone can relate to your ship and vice versa, then you have a relationship. Hollywood films make you believe your eyes will meet this lovely person and instantly something will happen and they live happily ever after. In reality, even the actors/actresses who play those characters don’t have Hollywood romances that live happily ever after. People are attracted to people daily, that is lust and other people are searching for someone special when everyone is special in their own little way. In the digital age, for a relationship to truly work is for two people to put all their imperfections on the table and truly accept eachother as soulfriends whilst committing to always bring 90% happiness to the table. The other 10% can work itself out. Would you hurt your soulfriend? No and Why? Well because, real love is not based on romance, candle light dinner and walks along the beach- Everyone who is half decent can do this with ease. In fact, it is based on Respect, Laughter,   Love, Compromise, Honesty, Humility, Care and Trust!

I’ve learned that your mind is like a garden. If you water it, look after it . The flowers will grow but if you desert it. It’ll turn to a bush and one day you will come and meet a forest with loads of weird animals in it.  So, look after your mind.. If you do physical exercise without mind exercise… Your outcome will be temporary. Let’s take someone trying to loose weight, for example.. Your body is not the one making you go to the fridge to eat more chocolate cake… Did you see what happen? As you read, chocolate cake… your mind made your mouth water and your brain pictured chocolate cake and you want it now.. Don’t you???  That’s your mind at work. Your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined, so train your mind!  #TrainYourMind

I’ve learned that anyone who writes negatively about other people or the ones who are looking for information in an attempt to bring someone down are 21st century playground bullies with a keyboard who channel their negativity by trying to bring someone who is ‘Up’  to their level ( ‘DOWN’) . Never believe any negative story you read about someone until you have met them and asked them directly. Remember, what goes around always comes back around and if you haven’t got anything nice to say stay silent. It is important to be nice but it is not nice to think you are important by causing some else’s downfall !!

My immediate family are my two sisters, my mum and my nephew . I love them more than everything else.  #Number1

I’ve learned that real Friends are individuals whom you know deep inside your core that they will and have always been there for you and vice versa especially in challenging times. I have been blessed to have those friends, they know who they are. They will defend you in every situation because their friendship comes from a pure place. Always, do something special for friends like that.. to let them know in your own little way that they matter. #RealFriends

I’ve learned that 80% of famous people are truly unhappy. I have been blessed to work in my career with so many of the world’s biggest/talented  names in music, film and television. Most of them become best friends because I always brought them back to earth because living in planet ‘stars’ can sometimes be a lonely place. The stars shine bright in the sky and look good and then fade away when morning comes. That is what Fame is.. very ‘fleeting’ with no ‘real substance’ …  ‘Fame’ is the biggest scam ever invented. It is the worst drug known to man. Once you get fame, if you don’t overstand yourself. It will become addictive but will leave you empty. Those who haven’t got fame, will do Anything to get into the VIP Club and once they get in, it is an illusion of smoke and mirrors. When you realise you were misled…you get disappointed and do so much drugs to numb the pain.  #BeYourself

I’ve learned to be inspired by people, to appreciate great talent. But not to worship people who can sing, dance and act as idols. Talented individual are also known as humanbeings just like you and me. We eat, sleep, drink and breathe the same air.  Enjoy great music, appreciate great acting and just   #BeEntertained #NotoIdolWorship

We are in an era of smart phones, smart gadgets, and smart working. Someone, can work hard and earn £200 in a day whilst someone else can work smart in a day and earn £30k .  Most people are not getting ahead because they work too hard. The problem is you are working too hard for your own good.  #WorkSmart

Every decision I have made that has led to something incredible would have been even more incredible if I just started immediately. You have an idea, start now! It doesn’t cost you ANYTHING to start writing your idea down this second and then researching the next and then asking everyone you know, who has any connections with someone who can help with the idea. Start now because you will never Stop because a ‘Full Stop’ is not a real end because we can start a sentence after that… #StartNow #NoToProcrastination

One of my favourite words is #No. I learnt the power of #No when I was 16. I fancied this really gorgeous girl in college and after I had gathered the courage to ask her out, in front of all my friends and her friends.. She said #No, everyone started laughing. They were laughing so hard that something happened in my brain as I stood there speechless. I suddenly found it really funny.. so I burst out laughing.. she burst out laughing. We all laughed, and needless to say.. We ended up going out together for 2 years ending the relationship as we embarked into University but becoming really good friends. Last week I made this speech at her wedding and we all laughed again but this time as grown up’s. Everything I have ever achieved in my life, came from someone saying No to me. I worked with Blackberry as a VIP Ambassador for the brand in 2006 and 2008 when they said #No to a project I was doing. I put plans in place to design and create my own range of phones and tablets called Zuricom. A well known BAFTA Award winning Director was doing a film 2 years ago. I told him I’ll invest 1.5 million pounds in his film if we can co-write and direct together. He said ‘No’, he had more better suited individuals than me. So, I wrote, starred, and directed my own film, it’s called #TheNewspaper and it’s out in September! So, the lesson here? Don’t be scared of #No from the small #No’s to the #BigOnes… NO… turned backwards is ‘ON’…. Say ‘NO’ to me and I’ll Move ‘ON’ to bigger and better things!

Trust everyone until they let you down. Not everyone will let you down in life. The majority of us all have had people who you have trusted for years and they have always remained loyal and if someone you trusted let down. It’s their loss not yours. #KeepOnMoving #KeepanOpenMind

I’ve learned that the past is not the future. For example; when you drive, do you drive in reverse gear or do you accelerate forward? If you keep on driving backwards to the past, you will end up in the past. Start with the present and create your future from today!
Do something today that your future self is going thank you for!

I’ve learned to realise the power of simplicity. Life is simple, don’t complicate things… Kiss… (Not literally lol) is the acronym for… Keep. It. Simple. Stupid #KISS

I’ve learnt that holding onto resentment is like drinking POISON and expecting the other person to DIE. Let it go for your own good!!! The last two words in Forgive and Forget are the strongest. You give what you get. #ForgiveandForget

What about you? What have you learned so far? What do you wish someone would have told you?
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Annie PalmerAnnie PalmerJune 23, 2014


With this year’s only Friday 13th also coinciding with a full moon one company decided to tackle this double whammy of negative superstitions head-on by seeking out some unsuspecting people who were down on their luck and transforming their misfortunes with the ultimate experience.

After setting up a series of hidden cameras and microphones in a popular UK café they quickly spotted those struggling with broken or smashed phones, one of modern life’s most annoying problems. One by one the unlucky folk were gifted with not only a new Lumia phone to replace their damaged devices but also a whole plethora of goodies that when combined transformed their technological woes by giving them access to the whole Microsoft ecosystem.

All day long Microsoft gifted their products and software including X-Box One consoles with X-Box Live Gold and X-Box Music – allowing them to kick back and enjoy the coming weekend. In addition, they were given Surface 2 Pro tablets, Office 365 and Skype subscriptions, which allows them to connect to their documents across the range of Microsoft devices and also further techy accessories and much, much more – with all the software working seamlessly across X-Box, Surface and the Lumia phones.

Watch what unfolded here:


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