These Things Make You More Attractive, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to be more attractive to others, it may be time to invest in a new perfume. New research suggests attractiveness isn’t just a matter of ...

Social Media Can Change Lives - For Better Or Worse

Dawn O'Porter | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn O'Porter

all women everywhere There is no forgiveness on Twitter. In real life words disappear in the air; on social media, they are there forever - you can delete your tweet but others can then still have ownership over your words through a timely screen grab or a re-tweet. An innocent mistake, a flippant remark, a tweet poorly wordsmithed can change your life in a moment. And there are no shades of grey.

A Fit Mind

Kamontip Evans | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Pick up a women's or men's magazine and the dominant features will be appearance, nutrition, fitness, work, sex and romance. We want to be strong, fit, healthy and attractive and enjoy our work and love life. We want them and expect them to go right, but we can be in for disappointments when they don't go according to plan. We need a Plan B: a fit mind to back us up.

It's All About Appearances

George Charles | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents
George Charles

It's apparent these trends have even leaked into the lifestyles of the older generation when we look at a recent survey conducted by In the study they found that over two thirds of British mothers admitted to being concerned about what other parents at the school gates thought of them.

Are We Judging Mental Illness On Appearance?

Vicki Cockerill | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Cockerill

I have made no secret about the lack of mental health care on offer to myself after my son was born and admitted to NICU. When we were discharged, I was left to my own devices with no offer of aftercare. Why was this

Are You Too Pretty or Too Ugly for Success?

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

In specific industries a woman's appearance is vitally important- modelling is one of them and you'd think (according to Miller's theory) one where men are feeling very uncomfortable and distracted. But are we applying the same criteria to other industries too?

Man Wears Same Suit Every Day for a Year - But Sometimes a Suit is Just a Suit

Andrea Mara | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

Have you read about Karl Stefanovic, the Australian TV presenter who wore the same suit every day for a year? He decided to do it to prove that men escape the kind of scrutiny to which women are routinely subjected.

So What Should Cancer Look Like?!

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

'But you look so well!' It was a shocked response I have become used too. If the illness of a person is judged on their appearance, then I generally haven't fitted the criteria. It doesn't matter that I have incurable cancer, to many people, there is almost a sense of disappointment that I don't look like I'm on my death bed.

Revamp Your Wardrobe - Live in the Present

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Change how you feel about yourself with the practical task of revamping your wardrobe. Begin to live in the present moment, really think about the contents of your wardrobe.

Pressures on Teenage Girls to Join the 'In Crowd"

Nicci Roscoe | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicci Roscoe

Surely we can't all be expected to look like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. Girls approaching their teenage years are becoming more vulnerable to outside influences and obsessive about their looks.

Is the Sun Playing Havoc With Your Skin and Getting You Down?

Louisa Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

There's nothing quite like the sweltering heat and blistering sunlight to bring out the worst in sensitive skin. I should know, I'm faired skinned and prone to breakouts, and while most people seem to be blessed with a healthy glow right about now, I, on the other hand, was (until recently) dried-out and blotchy, and I swear I had more wrinkles.

Dove's Dirty Tricks

Kate L. Gould | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate L. Gould

The nice folks at Dove are at it again: in their bid to convince women that they don't have to look on the point of collapse or have preternaturally symmetrical features and skin unmarked by life to be beautiful, they've conducted what they're calling "a compelling social experiment".

Why I Think I'm Even Better Than Samantha Brick

Melissa Steel | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Melissa Steel

It is hard to be a woman in the Western world and not feel ashamed of your appearance. In the press, starlets in bikinis are picked apart more comprehensively than if an autopsy was being performed on them. Scrutiny naturally turns toward your own, inevitably inferior, body.

Research Reveals That Beauty Shines Through A Grimace

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Beautiful people are seen as good looking even if they distort their faces into grimaces of disgust, surprise, fear or anger, according to new researc...

To Hell With Being Meaningful; Performance is About Presentation

Matthew Phillips | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

My band, Kites, once had a slogan, which read 'All style; no substance'. At the time, this mantra was designed to be facetious. You see, I have unveiled contempt for performers who are so consumed by their own highfalutin that they forget to create a show for their audience.

Are the Olympics Winning the Race in Promoting Appearance Diversity?

Dr. Liz Jenkinson | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK
Dr. Liz Jenkinson

While watching the Olympics over the last week, it wasn't just Team GB's fantastic medal tally that made me stop and think. Something else was different, noteworthy. Gone were the airbrushed, botoxed and identikit actors and actresses of soap operas, dramas and commercials. Instead, people of many shapes and sizes danced across the screen.

Cosmetic Surgery - A Cure for Confidence or an Obsession With Perfection?

BritChick Paris | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I am still conquering my lack of self esteem, goodness only knows how girls of today will turn out. We owe it to them to reverse the trend - let's start the inner beauty revolution.

Are Appearances Really Deceiving?

Simone Roche | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Simone Roche

What you wear to work not only reveals your taste in fashion, but demonstrates the quality of both your judgement and decision making. Your appearance conveys how professional you are, while the effort and time you put into your 'look' ultimately demonstrates respect.

The Mean Girls Mentality: Why Do Women Hate Each Other?

Rosslyn McNair | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rosslyn McNair

I can instantly hate another woman on the basis of something very trivial. The stereotype I perceive from her hair colour, the floral print summer dress she is perhaps wearing or her articulate discussion on how the latest tax reforms will affect her.

Changing Your Life in Two Minutes

Carin King | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carin King

Many of us will have started this New Year with a host of resolutions about how to improve many aspects of our life in an attempt to make ourselves look and feel better.

Glitter Amidst the Gloom: Elizabeth Taylor, Jewellery and Image in the Recession

Carin King | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Carin King

That the auctions of the late Elizabeth Taylor's possessions began with the world's economy teetering on the brink of another recession was the type of contrast which underlined the separation between a great Hollywood star and the rest of us mere mortals.

Women Look Their Best For Just Two Hours A Day, Says Study

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Despite spending 38 minutes getting ready each morning, women only look their best for two hours and 22 minutes a day, suggests a recent study by Impe...