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31 October 2015
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The Clear Path To Your Goals

Taking a walk in the New Forest, I knew where I was heading but I soon got tangled up in gorse and muddy grass. Before long, I was diverting to find a better path and the finishing point was getting further and further away. Add to that, I’d packed a rucksack full of extra clothes, […]


21 October 2015
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Free Will

Have you written a will? Thomas Simpson Solicitors, based at Hampshire Workspace, are encouraging people to write a will by offering a free service during November. All they ask is that clients make a donation to charity. ‘It’s important that everyone has a will,’ says Robert Simpson. ‘There will be no better time than November […]


20 September 2015
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Unlimited Success

I’ve just read a fascinating book on how to achieve success in life and business, thanks to my mother-in-law. She gave me a National Trust membership, so I’ve been visiting a lot of historic houses lately. Lots of them have secondhand bookshops and I often find a bargain. One I picked up was ‘Napoleon Hill’s Unlimited […]


11 September 2015
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Should You Comment On Your Colleague’s Appearance

So, is it sexist to describe someone’s photo on a business website as ‘stunning’? That was what barrister Charlotte Proudman thought when solicitor Alexander Carter-Silk made the comment to her on LinkedIn. Before addressing that question, I should straightaway say that whatever one’s opinion, it’s wrong to send her abusive and offensive tweets or, as […]


6 August 2015
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The Battle Of The Sexes Moves To Air Con

There’s a cold war between the sexes at work, writes Paul Lewis, and it’s leaving women shivering. The news that the world standard for the office temperature to be achieved by air conditioning is set to suit men rather than women was surprising in some ways and predictable in others. What was no surprise was […]

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