2013

My 2013 Movie Top 10

Eva Grzybek | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Eva Grzybek

One of my New Year's Day rituals is to go through all the films I saw in cinema the previous year and compiling a list of top 10 titles. Yes, I realise I'm a bit late posting this, but here are my favourite films from 2013:

Merthyr Tydfil Is Not a 'Crap Town'

Gemma Parry | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gemma Parry

For Christmas, my parents gave my boyfriend a book entitled "Crap towns returns", which I'm sure most people have heard of. They gave it to him because they found it hilarious that our own home town, Merthyr Tydfil, featured in it, as it has done many times before because, according to the masses, it's a crap place to live.

Top 5 Lesser-Known Albums of 2013

Greg Stevenson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Greg Stevenson

Some of my favourite albums of 2013 have also been some of the most talked about (Yeezus, Drake's Nothing Was The Same, Haim's Days Are Gone, Lorde's Pure Heroine), so rather than re-tread already covered ground, I thought I'd highlight my five favourite lesser-known releases of the year.

The Year In Review

James Thomas | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

Remember the year? Well, now you can, with the help of this: this year's Review of the Year, called "The Year In Review" - the year being This Year. This is the review, beginning now.

Thirteen Things I Learnt In 2013

Anais Mutumba | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

I did this for the first time last year on my website, 12 things I learnt in 2012, and I think I might do this annually. There's always something to be thankful for and lessons to be learnt.

The Dignity In Serving

Michelle Holmes | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

From teachers, carers, nurses and doctors, street sweepers, sales assistants and the like, working in service is an exchange of energy as old as civilisation. Serving one another in some way is a natural human instinct that we all have inside of us and can deliver on daily basis through our individual talents.

Review of British Politics 2013

Kamran Hussain | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

2013 is drawing to an end and it's fair to say it has been an eventful year in British politics. From Thatcher's death, to parliament voting against military intervention in the Syria, this year has most definitely been an intriguing one to say the least.

Thirteen Things I've Learned

Chenice Clarke | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

As 2013 is ending, I've taken the time to reflect on the last 12 months. I think reflection is an important part of growth, and I look forward to hearing what you've learned in 2013 and what you hope to achieve in 2014.

Life's a Beach

Leila Monks | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Monks

Life's a Beach. No really it is. Each grain of sand is a moment. Slipping through your fingers - some moments you wish you could hold onto forever.

Northern Ireland: Haass/O'Sullivan Talks End Without Inter-Party Agreement

Jason A Murdock | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jason A Murdock

The talks chaired by American diplomat Dr Richard Haass have come to an end without a firm resolution with no significant unanimous deal being agreed upon by the five main Executive parties...

Ukip On The Up?

PA | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Politics

The UK Independence Party hailed a rise of two thirds in its membership in the past 12 months as it gears up for European Parliament elections in May....

2013: The Year the BBC Looked Like a Bogus Signer

Will Black | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK
Will Black

My view is that the BBC is simply not transmitting an accurate account of reality. Over the space of the year it has ignored significant news and spun events to present something quite different from what those involved witnessed.

Reasons to be Cheerful in January

Kate Bellamy | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Kate Bellamy

Work is looming, bills will soon start to shoot sadistically through the letterbox. Could things get any worse? No, so here are some reasons to be cheerful in January - put down that sausage roll!

(Obvious) Life Lessons from 2013

Adele Barlow | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

So whenever this time of year rolls around and I'm getting reflective on what this year taught me, or what I can attempt to do better next year (as always: more exercise, less worry, more comfort-zone-exiting, less overanalysing) - I notice the random highlights that stick with me, the moments which remind me of the obvious 'lessons' I want to hold onto going forwards.

2013: The Year of the Survivor

Louise Hulland | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Hulland

But in order to not look back at 2013 as a year of tragedy, loss and bad news, I'm trying my hardest to focus on the fighting spirit it has caused so many of us to employ.

Jessica Elgot

How Online Campaigning Won 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Online campaigning certainly has its critics. In a forthcoming book, researchers from Oxford University say they have found 99.9% of e-petitions f...

The Most Disappointing Films of 2013

Roger Crow | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

There were plenty of bombs, turkeys and over-rated smashes which either left me cross or emulating an indifferent Frenchman winning first prize in a 'So What?' charades contest.

The Year That Was: 2013

Carla Buzasi | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

It was the year of twerking and selfies, of Royal babies and Wimbledon wins, but befitting its numerals, 2013 also had more than its fair share of tragedy and mourning. As we look towards 2014, with a sense of optimism and hope, cast your mind back to the events and people that defined the passing year... We said goodbye this year to Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher, as well as Lou Reed and Iain Banks, but hello to Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge and the future face of the British monarchy. Happy 2014 all; let's hope it's a positive one.

What's Old Is New Again - Deja Vu and Christmastime

Shannon Edwards | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

Every day of every month we are hyper focused on what's new -- from food to travel; cars to celebrities; technology and entertainment; to work and life trends...there is an obsessive, irresistible pull towards the future. We want to be immediately better, smarter, savvier by half past the New Year's ball drop.

Northern Ireland City Mayor Refuses to Open Nelson Mandela Book of Condolence

Jason A Murdock | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Jason A Murdock

The Mayor of Lisburn, the third largest city in Northern Ireland, Margaret Tolerton has refused to open a book of condolence after the recent passing of Nelson Mandela meaning that unlike those in Belfast City Council and Derry City Council, the people of Lisburn City will be unable to formally pay their respects to this much respected man.

The Best Albums of 2013 (That You Probably Haven't Already Heard)

Todd Cochran | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Todd Cochran

In my perfect world, every one of my top 50 would be in heavy rotation on every radio station in the planet. These bands would be filling massive stadiums and spreading the gospel of their brilliance. But alas, that isn't the case.

The Week That Was: Best of All

Carla Buzasi | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK
Carla Buzasi

It's mid-December, which must means it's... end-of-the-year, round-up time! This week you couldn't turn a page or click a link without stumbling upon best of' lists, reader votes and the like, and I'm afraid at HuffPost we couldn't resist joining in. Rather than select our own favourites, however, we teamed up with Ogilvy PR to crowd-source hundreds of recommendations for the accolade of best content of the year, and then asked a panel of experts to judge the final lists.

WATCH: The Top 12 Reality TV Moments From 2013!

The Huffington Post UK | Emma Reidy | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Reality TV certainly hasn't disappointed us this year. There have been wonderful highs and lows, as yet more of the British public have appeared on ou...

120,000 People Witnessed a 1.9 Second Record in USGP

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

Time is of the essence in a sport that is measured in the one thousandth of a second and to change all four wheels in under two seconds is a terrific feat by anyone's measure. Teams practice pitstops regularly and in Austin you could catch some of those practice sessions during the pit walk on Thursday.

Weddings and the Curse of 2013

Kate Thompson | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

Weddings are full of superstition. As a superstitious society we are more likely to expect bad luck to strike on Friday 13th than any other date. Indeed the fear of the number 13 even has a name, albeit one most of us can't pronounce: triskaidekaphobia.