Time off for expectant fathers

Did you know that from 1 October 2014, an expectant father will be entitled to unpaid time off for ante-natal appointments. 30% of fathers don’t take any time off before the birth of their child and the new legislation is aimed at encouraging fathers’ involvement with their children. Continue reading

How to avoid getting ‘blue’ this winter?

Besides from the fun and festivities, many of us associate winter with the blues and bad moods. A lack of sunlight, cold weather, slush and widespread winter related diseases all contribute to this idea. Nonetheless, just because it is winter it doesn’t have to be the case that we are all as sad as the weather. Continue reading

How to avoid getting ill this winter?

Winter is just around the corner and with it, naturally, comes widespread contamination of the common cold and flu. Everyone’s had the groggy feeling of a cold on a windy and chilly day or even the feeling of waking up with a blocked nose after a seemingly fine sleep. Usually these aren’t enough to restrain us from going into work so how can we avoid getting such illness and their disrupting symptoms altogether? Continue reading

Sleep and Productivity: A Commonly Neglected Relationship

Adults in the 21st century are often sacrificing the time they spend sleeping in order to fit in extra works hours or important tasks that would otherwise be left undone. In reality, if more people slept longer and to a schedule they would find they could get more done in less time. Continue reading