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When You Choose To Spend New Year's Eve Alone - Hit Or Miss?

Lisa Ives | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

When, on the last day of 2016, you realise that the biggest decision you have to make each day is whether to use the curling tongs or straighteners yo...

Dark Times, Bright Voices: Hope From The Diaspora

William Barylo | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK
William Barylo

While Brexit and the American election have sent shockwaves across the globe, I thought it is important I do not become overwhelmed by negativity, and look at some positive stories happening around me.

Life is a Beach

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

You can see the vibrant colours. You can almost see the life bursting from them. Imagine putting all that living goodness inside your body. These days, I eat no processed food. I don't each much carbs or empty calories. I eat a lot of these. From these I can make:

Under Attack From a Beige Establishment: Why the Green Party Are Now a Major Political Force

Karl Davis | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

The Green Party have a duty to continue to provide for the nation a fresh, fair and radical alternative to the 'business as usual' establishment, just as media chiefs from the BBC, ITV, SKY et al have a duty to promote and encourage a wide, engaging and relevant debate involving those extended the right to vote and elect.

Deadly Denim - The Darker Side of Firetrap

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

A story on fashion is not my usual Huffington fair, but I actually started my writing career working for an alternative fashion magazine called Sinzine and studied fashion at college back in my New Romantic youth.

Alternative Way of Life - The Key to Happiness ?

Marion Bretagne | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marion Bretagne

The farm was composed of a family of three. Dimitri, the father, a charismatic Greek man in his sixties, Kathrin, the mother, a thirty-year old German woman and their six year-old son Theo, born at home without doctors, trilingual since birth and Vegan since... pro-creation.

Resentment in Retrospective: Pulp's 'His 'n' Hers', 20 Years On

Robyn Strachan | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Strachan

Best song? Couldn't say, that would be cheating. Although I will admit, Pink Glove has a certain bite and drive that is irresistible, and who could resist that incendiary, bitchy, gleefully observant chorus?*

On Behalf of One in Five Women of a Certain Age, I'm Throwing Down a Gauntlet to the Press

Paula Coston | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

not many childless women are yet willing to be spotlighted in the press, but that's partly because the press don't treat them as newsworthy, feature-worthy, in the first place. If they don't feel valued, it's a vicious circle. And yes, some of the key messages are hard to hear.

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.

How to Spend Your New Year's Eve in 2013

Freya Bromley | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

Always big on the celebrations, London's got comedy, cabaret and spectacular club nights up its sleeve, not to mention the ever-brilliant New Year's Eve firework display over the Thames.

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

Tattoo Shaming, Sexuality and Cheryl Cole

Harriet Williamson | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

The headline, irrespective of poor grammar, clearly suggests that Cole's tattoo might impinge on her sexual desirability, which I believe is part of a wider culture of associating tattooing on women with their sexuality.

Fifty Percent to Contract Cancer

Clive Norman | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

As a society we are told that heart failure and heart disease is on the decrease, and I would suggest as an ex-smoker that the decline in smoking, may well have been the largest contributor to this decline. But WHY, with all the advances in treatments for the many differing types of cancer is this particular disease apparently on the increase.

Alternative Ireland

Andrew Matthews | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

In the tense final moments of 'Travel One-Upmanship' it's handy to have some opposites up your sleeve. So when it's gone beyond the country, it's veering towards a championship point but it's still all left to play for in the details, just steer the topic towards something that completely contradicts what your rival did.

Daringly Different Wedding Dresses

Kate Thompson | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

We are all one of a kind, and we want our wedding to be different and memorable in its own right, to reflect our own personal style. Why then is the ubiquitous ivory, strapless bridal gown still the choice for most brides today?

Top Ten UK Comedy Shows...You've Never Heard Of

Philip Joa | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Philip Joa

Here's a list. Not a television show of a list but a real list written in real words. The topic? The finest alternative comedy shows ever produced for UK television...that you've never watched.

Time to Stand up to Tory Austerity

Lutfur Rahman | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Politics
Lutfur Rahman

This demonstration has been a long time coming. It comes at a time when for the first time we can really see the true extent of this government's plan to cut the public sector and shrink the state to proportions that would even shock America.

Can You See What This Flower's Really Made Of?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

In the mood for flowers, but find the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 a little too mainstream? Perhaps conceptual art book Not A Rose will float your...

Goth Gathering: Whitby Sees An Influx Of The Pale And Interesting (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

It's where Bram Stoker wrote Dracula, so what better meeting point for Britain's goths than windswept Whitby? This weekend the seaside town became...