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  • Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    You want to 'shop small' but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here's how you can help too.

  • Is it time to start your own business?

    2020 has forced many of us to radically rethink our careers, goals and dreams. Muddy meets four inspiring women who took control and started their own businesses during Covid. Is it time we joined them?

  • 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.

  • video calls

    J’adore/ J’abhor: video calls

    Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face.

  • support our shops

    Muddy opinion: let’s support our shops

    Anyone else itching to get into a real shop when they open on 15 Jun? Here's why we think hitting our local high streets is a good thing.

  • 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.

  • work from home

    How to WFH (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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 stationery

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

  • The juggle is real

    How the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

  • Your careers advisor will see you now…

    Job driving you mental? We put your work dilemmas to our clever new careers coach. Here's what she had to say.

  • The future’s AllBright

    Want to start a business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Entrepreneurs, meet your new best friends.

  • Happier At Work

    With a third of our lives taken up by work, it's never been more important to figure out how to enjoy. This feature might just change your life!

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