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We’re all ‘Magical Thinkers’ – here are 5 ways to channel your superpowers

“Magical thinking infuses all of our lives, even though most of us don’t realise it, and channelled correctly it can have the potential to add the ‘abracadabra’ to personal transformation,” say coaching course leaders Kirsty Lucinda Allan and Dr Morgana McCabe Allan. The team behind a new online course believes that 2021 is the year that we move up from manifesting and mood boarding and discover the super-powers of magical thinking. So what is magical thinking? According to Wikipedia it’s the belief that unrelated events are causally connected, despite the absence of...

How 76-year-old Queen B is helping to inspire a nation to exercise

A former professional cricketer and award-winning gym owner is challenging the nation to spend five minutes with him to fall in love with exercise. And he's hoping his biggest fan, 76-year-old Queen Brenda, will help him achieve his ambition. Javeno McClean, who played cricket for Lancashire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and Karnataka in Bangalore, India, owns Manchester-based J7, a gym he founded in 2017 which now has more than 11,500 Instagram followers. The 36-year-old has launched the J-7 five-minute start-up sessions on Zoom, to get people off their sofas and on the exercise...

Want to give the gift of life? Then donate your sperm!

It’s not only couples who have faced a sex famine in lockdown. Sperm donation has dried up too! The number of men donating has fallen by 66% in the UK since the beginning of the pandemic. One in seven British couples face difficulty conceiving and the UK is importing around 7,000 samples each year to keep up with demand. New research of 2000 British men shows that more than 78% of them believe more men would donate if they understood more about fertility. In fact, only 8% of men 45 or over...

Uber gift cards, Graze boxes and Headspace subscriptions – the new ‘remote’ work perks you will see on job descriptions this year

Searching for a new job in 2021 has taken on a whole new approach with 23.9 million professionals in the UK now working from home. Car allowances, subsidised travel and lunches, free breakfast, gym memberships and work socials – valued at £8.25bn - now hold little value in today’s job offer package. Phill Westcott – Director of Staffing Business Walters People says: “We’re almost 12 months into the world's largest remote working experiment where 23.9million professionals in the UK are currently working from home – a jump from 1.54 million pre-pandemic. “For...

Grief of losing murdered friend inspires Elisabeth to relieve the pain of top sports personalities

Elisabeth Clare hadn’t spoken to her ex-boyfriend for some time. Even though they’d split up, they remained great friends and she regularly chatted to Jam – short for James. So she reached out to him on Facebook for a catch-up. Ten years later, she’s still relieved that something compelled her to contact him that evening because the following week he was murdered in Miami, along with another of her friends, in a random shooting. The murderer – 17-year-old Shawn Tyson - was given a double life sentence for gunning down the...

Undercover spy Tom Wilde returns to solve military air crash mystery

A Prince And A Spy by Rory Clements Just days after two royal princes meet up for secret talks in wartime Sweden, one of them is killed in a mysterious air crash. The official story is that it was an accident but not everyone is convinced, and soon maverick Cambridge professor and undercover spy Tom Wilde will be undertaking his most dangerous mission yet to dig out the truth behind the tragedy. Former national newspaper journalist Rory Clements is giving the likes of Robert Harris and C.J Sansom a run for their...

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