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  • Back-to-school for grown-ups

    The kids may be going back to school but why should they get all the new gear? We all deserve shiny winter boots and bags too. Here's our pick for back-to-school style.

  • Which entrepreneur won Tide’s £2000 helping hand?

    Thanks for asking! Say hello to Jade and her delicious bakery business and find out how the money has helped her boost her business to the next level.

  • How to work from home (without going stir-crazy)

    Working from your home office (or, er, the sofa) for the foreseeable? Don’t panic! These top tips will help you stay calm, collected and productive – or at the very least, sane. Find your space Creating a specific (ideally well-lit) space to work from home is spot-on for your sanity. If you have to work […]

  • How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    Muddy chatted to author and comedian Viv Groskop - about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • Let’s Reset: Workplace Wellbeing

    With International Women’s Day approaching (Sunday), we talk to media entrepreneur, and proud Hertfordshire resident, Suki Thompson about mental health, wellbeing and success.

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer two grand to give you the boost you need. Competition now closed.

  • How to be happier at work

    Don't let work pressures and stress get you down. Founder of The Mind Tribe, Anji McGrandles, shares some tools and tips for keeping your wellbeing in check during the 9-5.

  • #inlovewithlocal

    Put a face to your indie favourites

    Wanna find out what it's really like to run a local business? We chat to some entrepreneurs in our area about why it's so important to get behind them, and how we can all do our bit.

  • Flexible working – a personal view

    It's a contentious issue, that's for sure! As a full-time working mum and business owner, Muddy Founder Hero Brown can see both sides of that fence. Wanna know what she thinks?

  • Are you an imposter too?

    Self doubt, anxiety and an inability to believe in your own success. I've just been there and it's not pretty. Here's how to stop it happening to you.

  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here's some food for thought from the autumn's hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

  • Flexi-time – are you working it out?

    Flexible working is a buzzy phrase, but seriously - how many of us actually live the dream? Muddy's Editor-in-Chief Hero Brown explains how it could work for you.

  • Sexy stationary

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And - whoop! - it's National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot.

  • Who do you think you are?

    Do you ever get the feeling that you're going to be found out? I talk to life coach Jessica Wall about Imposter Syndrome.

  • How to be a workplace warrior

    With a third of our lives taken up by work, figuring out how to enjoy the ride has never been more important. Here's how to do it.

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