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How I Keep My Life 'Straight Up'

Em Ford | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Em Ford

Sharing with others what you're going through is a great way of overcoming and dealing with it. The impact of 'You Look Disgusting" meant that a lot of the online abuse actually ended due to the film. And I was completely blown away by the support - I had no idea that I would ever reach over 26 million views - and touched that so many women related to what I was saying.

What I Wish I'd Known Before Fresher's Week

Katie Grace | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

One last thing; Fresher's Flu is inevitable, so make the most of the five Jagerbombs for a tenner, and prepare for coughs and sneezes to be echoing around your lecture halls for the next six weeks.

An Ode To Retail Workers

Katie Grace | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

To begin with, I will give you a little bit of background history in case you haven't read my previous posts. I've worked in retail since I was 17; two years in a bakery and two years in a supermarket alongside my studies. While I know this doesn't exactly make me a retail veteran, it did open my eyes to something important.

The Rise Of The Insta-Mum

Jodie Andrews | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents
Jodie Andrews

You can paint a life that looks nice on the outside, but it's nothing if it's not authentic on the inside. The reality is that your nice white walls have once been covered in paint, felt tips, ketchup. The reality is that your kid has thrown a major tantrum in the middle of a busy supermarket. The reality is that you've been covered head to toe in sick, poo, piss. The reality in actual fact, is much better than the painted pretty picture. The reality is life as it is. Pure, authentic and real. 

Contraception 101: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Katie Grace | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

The education system should be equipping young people to deal with the real world, and this is a real issue that can have a massive impact on your life. While I don't expect Contraception 101 to replace History or Spanish, it could at least knock a few P.E lessons of the timetable.

Beach Summer Body. How Does That Term Feel When You Are Plus Size?

Kenty Lichtenberg | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Style
Kenty Lichtenberg

Let us move from the typical stigma of being an "average" size, and let us focus on being a size HEALTHY. The smallest I have ever been in my life was at the age of 17 and that was a resound size 12! Fast forward to now being a size 16/18 and a few pounds heavier, this beach body question always resurfaces.

French Fitness Blogger Killed By Exploding Cream Dispenser

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK

A French fitness blogger has been killed after a whipped cream dispenser exploded in her home. The device struck Rebecca Burger in the chest, causing ...

Six Things I've Learned In Six Months Of Marriage

Mimi Osakwe | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Osakwe

So with any milestone recently, I like to use that time to reflect on how that time has been and look at what lessons I've learnt and I thought I'd share it with you. Never know, you may be able to relate, advise or learn or thing or two. So here are six lessons I've learned in six months of marriage:

Blogger Gets The Inside Of Her Nose Waxed, And The Internet Is Not Pleased

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Style

In another installment of places-women-are-expected-to-be-hair-free we’ve got a new one for you, your nose cavity. If we’re being totally honest,...

Over In England, The Bedtime War Rages On

Sharon Brison | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Parents
Sharon Brison

I am amazed my kid's secondary school haven't jumped on this bandwagon and put up a similar one. I have it on good authority from my kids that 'everyone' falls asleep in lessons. Now, not wanting to wrongly guess it's the lesson that sends them to sleep, it's probably due to not getting enough z's.

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

What Do Dads Keep In Their Pockets (...And Bags)?

John L. Adams | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

The other day, after a long day of parenting, I set up my video camera and recorded myself as I emptied out my pockets and revealed to the world what junk was in them. I found a piece of broken tambourine, loose change and a hair band.

Mummy Blogger Films Herself Swearing In Bedtime Story While Son Listens

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Parents

A mummy blogger has gone viral after reading a controversial book to her toddler, that features heavy swearing. Sophie Cachia, aka The Young Mummy, po...

Do You Suffer From FOMO?

Zeyna Sanjania | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Zeyna Sanjania

Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn't I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?

Edda's Illustrative Fancies Make For Fashion Week Fun

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Edda's patterns are a canvas - at times literally - for her fun and figurative broad-brush stroke designs which are digitally printed onto textiles. The result is graphic, bold and a whole lot of fun.

Breastfeeding Uncovered: How I Went From An Embarrassed Young Mum To Breastfeeding Live On TV

Sophie Mei Lan | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK Parents
Sophie Mei Lan

When the cameras turned to me... she pulled out my boob to get some milk. I have been overwhelmed with the reaction to our appearance, receiving lots of positive messages from other families who are pleased to see breastfeeding normalised. Nobody in the TV studio blinked an eyelid either. Of course I had a negative tweet from one lone man, but that was it!

I Am A Step-Child And I Refuse To Deny It

John L. Adams | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

Fact: I am a step child. Another fact: More than once in my life I have been told not to refer to myself in this way. Why is there an aversion to using this phrase? What is the problem with acknowledging I am a step child with step relatives? It is, after all, merely a statement of fact.

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

Do Women Make Better Parents Than Men?

John L. Adams | Posted 08.10.2017 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.

How To Write A Blog Post: 9 Dos And Don'ts

Patric Morgan | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK
Patric Morgan

The one vivid memory I have of that interview was John looking me right in the eye and telling me that the best thing you can do is learn from others, whether it be friend or opposition. It was something that had helped him to succeed and something I've tried to implement in many aspects of my life since.

Blogger Writes Open Letter About Things Dads Are Praised For When Mums Are Criticised

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has written an open letter criticising the way people react differently to when a father looks after the children, rather than mothers. Constan...

Smoke, Mirrors and False Assumptions

Lisa Valentine | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Valentine

In a world filled with social media, filters, bloggers (hands up) and newspaper scandals, it's easy to assume that the edited versions we see of people a true reflection of reality. However smoke and mirrors can be deceiving...

Surprising Things I Miss From My Twin Pregnancy

Ursula Brunetti | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Parents
Ursula Brunetti

It's all down to looking after other people instead of looking after myself... and that brings me back to the subject of pregnancy. When your whole entire job is to look after yourself so you can nurture that little life (in my case lives) growing inside of you.

Separation Anxiety

Neil Ransome | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

I have always been someone who was career driven, with clear work ethic and never shied away from hard work. It's was instilled in me growing up. I remember my dad telling me of when I was a baby, he had 2 jobs so at 5pm he'd finish work come home, eat, get a bus into Central London and then work into the early hours.

When The Cracks Appear

Lisa Valentine | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Valentine

Sometimes in life, shit happens. Relationships change, jobs come and go and kids grow up. That's just life, right? Ups and downs with no guarantee of what may be next. So what happens when the 'bad days' become something more serious?