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Today's Top Blog Post Picks - Tuesday 25 March

25/03/2014 12:45 GMT | Updated 25/05/2014 10:59 BST

Good morning all and hope we're surviving this gloomy Tuesday....

Blogs continue to shine however, with Emily Buchanan's blog post on why she won't be posting a no make-up selfie still going bonkers and Emma Kelly's evergreen 10 unbelievable facts you didn't know about redheads is still going great guns too - and now trend forecaster William Higham's post about whether prog rock is the new folk is starting to pick up big social traction. *burns banjo, dons cape and iceskates*

Lots of great fresh stuff to take your fancy on our frontpage too, leading with Rob Williams, chief exec of War Child UK on how the crisis in the Central African Republic has shamefully fallen off most of the world's frontpages - not us though, obviously - and how children as young as three are still being raped, killed, maimed and even beheaded. Sobering reading.

Elsewhere, my hugely entertaining lunch date from the other week, former Tory cabinet member and LBC radio host David Mellor, swaps his political hat for a football cap, and says - somewhat boldly - that the time has come for the England squad to bring John Terry back in from the cold. Mind you, David also reckons that England have about as much chance of winning the world cup in Brazil as Nick Clegg has of winning the General Election...

Sir Richard Branson meanwhile gives some tips on how British businesses can make themselves more productive (in which he gives lots of props to how we conduct ourselves here in the Huffington Post offices while following Arianna's wellbeing Third Metric mantra).

Artist Stella Vine has written a wonderful blog post on the redemptive joys of getting out into the countryside, illustrated with her marvellous painting 'Vicky and Black Beauty'.

Elsewhere, Carrie Armstrong talks about the grief you feel as a recovering addict, The Guyliner warns fellow gay daters that that flirty straight man really ain't interested in you, and Welsh comedian Jenny Collier is outraged that she was cancelled from a comedy bill because it had 'too many women on it.'

Gina Lyons meanwhile gives her tips on trying to battle depression, Danny Baker lists 10 things he wishes people knew about depression - ie you can't just snap your fingers and get over it and Dan Farr lists what he reckons are the five most remarkable relegation battles in Premier League history - I am trying to ignore the 2004/2005 one as a Norwich Fan. That's one of my tips for trying not to get depressed...

And finally, Sarah McGiven lists some fantastic ideas for gifts to shower your mum with this Mothers' Day. Get clicking...