UK Lifestyle

Six Secrets Of Highly Radiant People

Sarah Zafar | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Zafar

It takes time to build a career, a relationship, a house. If we try to speed up the process, we are likely to become frustrated. Worse; we may build something that is less than what we have hoped. It's never too late to start over. If you were not happy with yesterday, try something different today. Do not become stagnant. Do better.

Cancer Almost Took My Voice But It Couldn't Take My Spirit

Fiona Scott | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Scott

My thyroid cancer saga ended up being over a year from start to finish; I'm now taking a synthetic version of the hormone I can no longer produce myself and getting back to normality. I was well enough to move to Brighton at the start of this year after months of lethargy.

The Meningitis Vaccine That Nobody Has Heard Of And How I Plan To Change That

Sharon Sandell | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Sandell

As it turned out, the practice told us that they did not have enough of the vaccine in stock and Lauren would have to wait two weeks to get it. We were not told anything about this new MenW strain. Lauren started university and an appointment was booked for her to get the jab next time she was home. But that turned out to be too late.

A Period Emoji Would Help Normalise Menstruation

Tanya Barron | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Tanya Barron

When you can find an emoji for pretzels and pianos, why not for periods? I'm fairly sure the average British woman has more periods than she does pretzels. Meanwhile, there are four different emojis for bicycles - but not a single one for something that happens to half of us, every month, for a huge portion of our life.

I'm Talking But No One Is Listening

KReimer | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics

In the poem Punchline, performed exclusively for HuffPost UK here, spoken-word artist KReimer talks about cuts to mental health services and how hard it is to get help.

Three Michelin Star 'Fakeaways' Guaranteed To Impress

Thomas Church | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

Michelin Star meals don't need to come with the hefty price tag. Use the ideas of surprise and slow cooking to upgrade your meals at home, while still enjoying low prices at supermarkets.

What Is It Like To Get Married In Antarctica?

Quora | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Without knowing it, George had just planted a seed that was resistant to everything. He should have known that an idea like that - once it goes into my brain - is going to fester and fester in there until it happens. I was going to get married in Antarctica. And hopefully, George would be able to join me for our wedding.

The Original Cure

Amanda Byram | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Byram

The Original FX Mayr Health Clinic has retained a sense of honour and caring for its patients (guests) which many others that have come since seem to have forgotten about in lieu of making money.

To Those Of You Who've Lost All Hope

Naomi Barrow | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Eventually, in time, we will find glimmers of hope again. We will find cracks of light. We will begin find things to believe in, and our little pile of good things will grow. We might find them in the most unexpected of places - a podcast that speaks to us, the ability to read a page of text, or the joy of being able to taste a cup of tea again. It might take weeks, it might take months, it might even take years, but it will happen.

The Attention Paradox: Winning By Slowing Down

James Hewitt | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
James Hewitt

Let's consider the work cycle of Jing - a hypothetical manager based in a typical multinational business. She gets out of bed at 6:30am and, like four...

The Training Regime Behind Dina Asher-Smith - The Fastest Woman In Britain

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At 21 years old, Dina Asher-Smith has become something of a powerhouse on the athletics track. In July 2015, she became the first ever British woman ...

The Five Golden Rules For Throwing A Divorce Party

Sara Davison | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

A divorce party is a great way to mark your new beginning. However, it's important to make sure that you have the right intentions behind it. If done in the right way it will be a positive and rewarding experience. If done in the wrong way, the downside is that it can increase bitterness, hurt and leave you feeling even worse about your break-up.

A GP's Concern About The Lack Of Mental Health Services

Dr Sara Ahmed | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Dr Sara Ahmed

With the mental health service functioning in a deprived state, we as GPs will have to fill in the gaps. Regardless of whether we have the appointments to accommodate this, do we even have the skills? And can we safely evaluate risk in a 10-minute consultation? All of this leaves me unable to shake the sense of foreboding during my mental health consultations.

My Letter To My Younger Self: You Will Find Your Career Vocation Eventually

Vivien Edwards | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Vivien Edwards

Exams are over and it is really time to feel liberated and rejoice. Why? Because your life and I emphasis 'your' life is only just beginning. The wor...

The Issue Of Weight Hate

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

To add a note to my dedicated personal haters - every time you attack my weight rather than my views you lose the debate. You prove you are unable to refute the arguments I put forward against hate and that all you are capable of is resorting to silly insults that, even you must have noticed by now, achieve little other than to make me laugh at you.

Cancer? What? Me?

Stella Ralfini | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

It started with a black blob on my shin which looked like a dead fly. I took little notice until it began developing wings at which point I hauled myself to a dermatologist. 'This looks ominous,' she said, 'we need to do immediate tests.'

In A Spin

Caragh Little | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

And what of the endless spinning of messages and comments and demands? If we fidget with our every thought to kill time, are we destroying all those moments which really matter, passing the spinning to everyone around us like a fidgety, blurring virus?

This Morning Routine Will Set You Up For The Entire Day, Everyday

Andy Pilides | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Pilides

Each day you'll only get a certain amount of 'oomph' and willpower and this is likely to fade as the day develops and your diary begins to fill. Use your morning oomph! Consistency is key. Following your morning ritual will feel forced at first but stick with it, your perfect morning is just a lemon water away.

The Science And Psychology Behind Why We Can't Resist Snacks

Sophie Morgan | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Morgan

I watched as a potato was dropped onto the production line and just 14 minutes later it emerged as a bag of crisps. It was still warm! And they take a picture of every single crisp before it goes into the bags. Any crisp that isn't perfect is removed. This is an industry that has perfected the art of making us come back for more.

Sexual Harassment Is Not A Compliment- It's A Statement Of Power

Caitlin Roper | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Caitlin Roper

Women's bodies are their own. They are not public property. They do not exist for your enjoyment; they are not props, scenery or eye candy, not for you to openly appraise. Women are human beings. Having a female body and existing in public is not an invitation.

The Barbershop Can Save A Man's Life

Tom Chapman | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Chapman

I had spoken to my friend just a few short days before his death. Of course, I had no idea what he was dealing with and didn't realise anything was wrong. This gut-wrenching experience, combined with the hard-hitting facts above, is ultimately what inspired me to create the Lions Barber Collective.

10 Types Of Terrible People You Always Meet On Public Transport

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For anyone who has had the misfortune to travel on public transport, you’ll know your fellow citizens aren’t always the best version of themselves...

The Insecurities Of An Insta-Life

Cora Bauer | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cora Bauer

It was New Year's Day and I was feeling awful after seeing everyone's motivational posts and super-toned bodies. I felt overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy and didn't like how I couldn't go to sleep at night or get out of bed in the morning without checking the app.

Dog Reincarnation: Has My Pooch Lived Before?

Monica Cafferky | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Cafferky

I feel tearful because whenever I hold my dog close, or look into her eyes, I feel my heart expand. It's a fact, Tilly's love did heal my broken heart and next time I stare into her eyes, I'll remember that I'm looking into the soul of an ancient and wise being.

My Crohn's Story For World IBD Day

Bryony Hopkins | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bryony Hopkins

I guess the positive of undergoing such repetitive surgery was becoming proud of my scar. It's 30cm long, stretching from just below my chest to below my pelvis and it's extremely visible. I wear it loud and proud now and I take the stares on the beach to mean, 'wow - that girl must be made of steel!!'