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Let's Beat Blue Monday!

Let's Beat Blue Monday!

Have you heard of Blue Monday before? The allegedly most depressing day of the year?

Understandably, tightened purse strings following the festive splurge, time passed since Christmas and failed new year resolutions is not a combination for happiness - but why is the third Monday in January apparently the worst day of the year? And who came up with this theory?

The theory was first published in 2005, a press released under the name of Cliff Arnall, who at the time was a tutor a the Centre for Lifelong Learning - an education centre associated with Cardiff University.

According to this gentleman ...

What Makes Good Afternoon Tea?

What Makes Good Afternoon Tea?

We here in the Ugli Office love a good afternoon tea, and so in celebration of Afternoon Tea Week, we thought we’d write a little appreciation post. Scones, cakes, pastries and teas – how could we not celebrate?

Afternoon tea is a beloved English tradition, which traces back to the 1800s when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, began taking tea and a snack in her private boudoir in the afternoon. Since then, the practice spread and grew more and more elaborate – but what makes a good afternoon tea?

• The flavours of sandwiches should be the classics: cucumber, egg mayonnaise ...

Bike Yourself Brilliant!

Bike Yourself Brilliant!

With Bike Week 2015 (13 - 21st June) now upon us, it’s useful to know what all the hullabaloo is about; it’s not just the benefit of a bit more pine fresh, pollution free air to enjoy, you know! Biking actually brings a lot more to the table than thighs that look dashing in Lycra too – here are just some examples of why getting your wheels in motion may be the best thing you ever did…

1) PUT THE PEDAL TO THE POWER OF THE MIND - Illinois University’s research team discovered a mere 5% improvement in cardio-respiratory fitness ...