Month: August 2015

Looking After Mind, Body and Soul

If we were to believe our friends’ Facebook posts it would appear that the majority seem to be having a much better time than we are.  We all have a mate who seems to document their cool life in photographs and brilliantly written posts – they have hundreds of friends who seem to hang on to every word making their posts come up to the top many times.  Some friends do have disasters but seem to be able to document them in an amusing way so that they gain encouragement but not pity.  Comparing yourself to attention seeking friends can cause us to feel seriously inadequate and question the quality of our own lives.

These negative feelings can sometimes lead to anxiety and depression because we forget that social media is all about edited highlights, showing the best bits of people’s lives.  Remember the world is bigger than Facebook and time should be spent away from the computer, laptop or smart phone you usually access it with and life should be lived. Always seeking popularity and recognition does not make you a happier person as it just highlights insecurities that cast darkness in our lives.

Step away from the smart phone and look at the world around you, not the screen, grab your Converse sneakers and go for a healthy walk to meet real life friends and family. Fresh air and good company banishes away any negative feelings you may have. Sometimes a communal moaning session allows everyone to support each other and get their woes of their chest.

This article by Mind Body Green gives, ’15 Simple Tips To balance Mind Body And Soul’, which will help you to live life to the full and forget about social media.

How To Survive Freshers Week

Whether you hit the mark and got your university place straight away, or had to go through clearing, you will be starting to gear up to leaving home and experiencing university life.  Your parents will be feeling nostalgic and will be getting upset about you flying the nest and you will be excited with tinges of nerves.  Whether you will be going far away from home or just a couple of hours away your life will be changing forever.  You will gain independence, make new friends, have to cook your own food and do your homework without being nagged by your parents.

When you are driven to your hall of residence the car will be full of kitchen utensils you will never use, washing powder you will never use and probably a brand new piece of tech.  If you are clever you will have calculated how long you are going to leave it before you visit home and bring enough clothes to last then take them all home for mummy to wash – because she’ll love that.  Your parents will worry about you eating properly, making friends and enjoying your course when in fact this worry is misplaced because it is Freshers Week that should worry them the most.

Freshers Week is when you wear your best pair of Levis jeans and brand new trainers so you can dress to impress but are more likely to damage the knees when you lean over the toilet being sick.  Freshers Week is when all the good innocent girls and boys suddenly become rampant alcohol fuelled sex machines that cannot hold their booze.  Freshers Week is when you make loads of new cool friends that you spend the rest of your time at uni trying to un-friend. In fact during that time period your future career is the furthest from your mind.

Here are four important tips to get you through Freshers Week without causing a negative impact on your future career:-

  1. Avoid taking selfies that would get you into trouble such as; being naked, taking drugs, having sex and stealing traffic cones.
  2. Use protection – you don’t really want to make babies at this point or catch STDs (Even sexy chicks have STDs).
  3. Always carry enough cash for the taxi fare home and learn your address off by heart.
  4.  Please regulate your drinking because you really don’t want to get done for being Drunk and Disorderly or spend the night in A&E.

Whatever you do enjoy yourself but don’t put your health at risk – you will still make friends if you don’t become centre of attention.

How To Take Inspiration From New York Menswear Fashion Week Without Looking OTT.

If you are the kind of guy that likes to change your gear from season to season and are always on trend where do you find out what is hot and what’s not?  This is a genuine question because we have looked at the styles of the New York Menswear Fashion Week and can kind of see where they are going but would quite frankly be afraid to wear any of the clothes displayed without looking like a prize turnip.

One sure fire way to get an indication of the type of clothes that are going to hit the streets is by looking at the collections selected by online retailers such as, Stand-Out.Net and AllClothes.co.uk who will have interpreted the new trends and stocked their brands accordingly.  Many of us can’t really afford to replace our wardrobe every season so it is important that we choose classics within each trend, enabling us to wear them more than just once.

By looking at our featured image it seems that loose block coloured suits and red feet seem to be the new trend for a taster of the cat walk this video produced by Parke and Ronen (two designers) will give you a taster of the types of outfits on offer.

Looking some of these clothes maybe it would be just be safe to stick to a brand new white -T-shirt.

Ellesse The Nandos Brand!

Ellesse is the type of brand that reminds us of summer days and a sporting past.  Established in Italy in 1959, the brand’s popularity rose during the 1970’s where they became popular suppliers of quilted jackets and ski pants.  As with many resilient brands Ellesse extended their collection to include sports wear and became a favourite brand of many famous tennis players including; Chris Evert, Boris Becker,  Anna Kournikova and Formula 1 driver Alain Prost.  Celebrities such as; Roger Moor and Mohammed Ali have also been associated with the Ellesse brand.

In 1994 The Pentland Group, owners of Berghaus and Speedo bought out Ellesse and in 2014 Ellesse became the offical clothing brand of food chain Nandos and produce all of the staff’s uniforms.

Here is a video showing staff what the new Nando’s Uniform is like and the versatility of the clothing design.

How To Break Up Without Getting Bruised

2015 seems to be the year of the break up, One Direction has devastated tweens everywhere by announcing that they are going to spend the year apart following their own dreams. Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards split up after a whirlwind X Factor romance, Zayn Malik broke fan’s hearts by leaving One Direction earlier in the year.  Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have shocked fans by breaking up and even Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy have called it a day on their long lasting romance.

Breaking up in the lime light is more difficult than for us everyday folk simply because everybody is watching every step they make.  Some manage to break up in a sophisticated manner like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin who announced their, ‘concious uncoupling’, a while back.  While others like Katie Price and Peter Andre have never resolved their differences and seek to humiliate each other whenever the opportunity arises.

Let’s face it breaking up is difficult, whether you are the one who does the dumping or you have been dumped, it causes heartache and issues where shared friends are concerned. Here are a few tips that won’t make breaking up any easier but will help you to find a way to end an unhappy relationship respectably.

  1. Make sure that you are certain that your relationship has reached breaking point.
  2. Break up in person (don’t be a cowardly celebrity and use text messaging or social media).
  3. Be calm and give warning by saying that good phrase, ‘We need to talk’.
  4. Explain how it is the relationship that is not working and don’t make it too personal.
  5. Give time to talk it through then part amicably (hopefully).
  6. Put distance between you and don’t be tempted to go back out with each other as it will all end in disaster.
  7. Go shopping and buy that Star Wars T-Shirt she wouldn’t let you wear.
  8. Spend your time with your friends.
  9. Date again only when you are ready.
  10. When you bump into her, smile and say hello and be amicable.

There is no real advice to help a break up to be less painful but as the clichés say, ‘Time will heal’, and, ‘There are pleanty of fish in the sea’.