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    Alexander McQueen exhibition at the V&A

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    “London is where I was brought up. It?s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration,? Alexander McQueen. Listen up! There are only nine days remaining for you to get yourselves to the V&A to peruse the stunningly curated Alexander McQueen Savage Beautyexhibition – the only major retrospective in Europe of the work of […]

    The summer slowdown

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    The summer slowdown is still alive and well in the UK. Yet while the summer break is advantageous and can bring heightened motivation and morale for employees, the majority (87%) of finance leaders say it has a negative impact on their business, finds new research from leading recruitment specialist Robert half UK. Thirteen per cent […]

    Be ‘appy to book your next holiday

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    Booking a holiday is no longer exciting. There, I?ve said it. Those of us over a certain age will remember (with a heavy dose of nostalgia) the excitement we felt when choosing and booking a holiday meant actually going to a travel agency, longingly poring over page after page of brochures and dealing face-to-face with […]

    British workers suffering from fatigue

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    Half of British workers, the equivalent to 15 million people (51%), sometimes feel pressurised or exhausted by work, according to the new Britain at Work Study; with Brits regularly working over their contracted hours, sacrificing social and family arrangements and sometimes coming home from work exhausted. The study, which paints a mixed picture of a […]

    Penelope Alice’s dinner date at the London Capital Club

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    Private clubs in the City are a brand of watering holes that turned the old-school world of stuffy gentlemen?s clubs on its head years ago. Previously places for men only, where one popped for a cheeky glass of whisky away from the wife, these retreats have changed beyond recognition – adapting to the modern age by […]

    Females in the working world

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    Last month saw author Ali Smith selected as the winner of the Baileys Women?s Prize for Fiction – designed to shine a spotlight on fantastic writing by women. Her book, titled How To Be Both highlights how the world sees gender and how it has changed. Now in its twentieth year, the accolade, which was […]

    Working into retirement

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    The UK is ready to work into retirement, with the majority (61%) of UK workers planning to carry on working if they haven?t saved enough by the time they hit their target retirement age of 63, according to a release from Aegon UK.  The study found that: ?      Workers expect to retire at 63, two […]

    Wifi: the indispensable technology for travellers

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    Mobile technologies ? including wifi, travel apps and digital wallets ? are transforming business travellers? experience around the globe. That?s according to the first-ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index?, research from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with American Express.? ? ?A massive technological […]

    Pulling sickies

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    We all know friends or colleagues who have exaggerated cold and flu symptoms to get a day off work. But it appears when it comes to pulling off a convincingly believable sickie; women have been found to be far more convincing than men. A survey carried out by Kaloba Syrup of 10,000 adults, found that […]

    Female entrepreneurs

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    The US is the best place to be a female entrepreneur, closely followed by Canada, Australia, Sweden and the UK, according to new research conducted by ACG and sponsored by Dell.   The report looks at 31 countries in total and researched a series of factors in order to determine which countries around the world […]