The Magic of Exercise

Doctors and other health professionals argue that one of the most important things we can do for our health is to get physically active. But millions of us happily ignore the advice and as a result suffer from all types of ill health.

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A Big Thank You To Omagh Parkrun Volunteers

Every Saturday at 9:30am a whistle blows and droves of brave runners start their dash to the Omagh 5k parkrun finish line. But it is the dozen or so volunteers who marshal the course and guide the runners that are the real heroes.

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The Power of Saying No

Finding the time to do everything we want to do is impossible for most people. But there is a simple way to find more time. Embrace the habit of saying NO.

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Train Your Brain For A Long And Healthy

Brain training is in fashion as evidence suggests such activity helps us stay mentally sharper for longer. But the type of training needs to challenge in particular ways for it to be effective.

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Does Economic Growth Threaten Future Sustainability?

Economic growth makes the world a better place as it lifts hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. But does it threaten the sustainability of the planet?

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Can The High Street Be Saved?

Local shops have acted as economic anchors in every town centre in every part of the country for an age. But the growth of online shopping poses problems for retailers everywhere.

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Are You Ready For A Smarthome?

Homes are getting smarter as artificial intelligence inhabits the appliances and gadgets we buy. But will such change improve our lives?

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Can The People Of Hong Kong Keep Their Freedom?

Hong Kong has rarely been out of the headlines in recent months as its people clash with Chinese authorities in a very public way. The streets are regularly thronged with thousands of protestors, as tensions rise and frustrations spill over to create chaos.

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How To Survive A Changing Workplace

Technology is often seen as a driver of change in the workplace. But there are usually more factors at play when such upheaval is taking place.

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Is It Time To Take A Break From Technology?

Technology with its 24/7 access to the internet allows us to be more productive inside and outside the workplace. But is that a good thing?

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The Changing World of Business

Business leaders face a new challenge as success is redefined as making profit and contributing to the protection of the planet. Such a shift in focus means businesses are expected to make money while also creating a better world for future generations.

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China: Friend Or Foe

China regularly captures the news headlines as its approach to government clashes with the West’s approach to democracy. Consequently, it is seen as a threat to the established way of doing things. But what is the truth?

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Is Journalism In Danger?

Journalism was always where we found the truth and learned about what was happening in the world and why. But fake news has arrived to compete with traditional fact-based reporting.

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Are You Ready For The Future?

It’s impossible to predict the future because what comes next depends on so many unknown and unknowable variables. But from experience we can guess it will be different from the present or the past.

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How To Get The Most From Meetings

Good meetings are an essential part of any organisation’s success. Bad meetings waste time and are harmful to making decisions. But how can you increase the former and reduce the latter?

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How To Be More Effective At Work

Everyone complains about being too busy as we rush from one activity to the next with little time to stop and reflect. But there is a simple way to find extra time in each day.

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Is A Good Work-Life Balance Possible In The Digital Age?

The nature of work is changing as the always-on culture takes hold in a fast spreading digital economy. But the fight back has begun as workers search for a better work-life balance.

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Are Meetings a Waste of Time?

Every organisation holds meetings and many of them waste a lot of time. But are meetings necessary and if so how can they be more productive?

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The Threat Of Technology

In previous generations governments around the world threatened citizens with totalitarianism as a way to control the population. For today’s generation, the biggest threat comes not from governments but from large technology companies that want to control their lives.

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Are You Stressed?

From time to time we all feel a little under pressure and stressed at work and at home. But when it gets serious what can we do.

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