California.

Watch Skydiver Become First Ever To Jump Safely From 25,000 Feet Without Parachute

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK

A Hollywood stuntman has become the first person in history to skydive from 25,000 feet without a parachute - landing in a net at the speed of 120 mph...

This Teenager Came Out To Her Family While Riding 'Splash Mountain' And It's So Good

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager has come out to her family in the best possible way - while on a water ride at Disneyland. Gina, originally from California, was visiting ...

Californian Retreats: Golden Door, Escondido

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Golden Door comes with a starry spa pedigree that other destination spas can only dream of. Opened in 1958 by Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, writer and early pioneer of the So-Cal wellness movement, this groundbreaking spa was soon attracting Hollywood luminaries such as Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Burt Lancaster, in preparation for film roles.

Watch Out, the Californian Death Cult Is Upon Us, Apparently

Sam Dick | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Sam Dick

Change will come, California proves that. It's just a matter of when and who will be the last opponent standing.

My Thoughts on Emigrating to California Two Years On

Dr Anna Arrowsmith | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anna Arrowsmith

On this day in 2014, my husband Tim and I exited the LAX immigration offices for the first time as US residents. It was a momentous move that involved selling our home in the beautiful British countryside, leaving all family and friends, uprooting our businesses, shipping our entire house contents and flying two whippets over the Atlantic.

Mums Matter

Stephen Fear | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Fear

In my opinion there is another actor, now dead unfortunately, who would have certainly made a brilliant Bond had he been young enough at the time, and that was Cary Grant. Without doubt Grant had the looks, acting talent, and presence, to have made the role his own.

Young People Reveal Holes in the Foster Care Safety Net

Andrew Lam | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Lam

Liberty Dycus, 23, who was adopted from Ethiopia as a child, ended up in foster care after being abused. She says that when she emancipated at 19, sh...

Huge Elephant Seal Refuses To Budge During Stand-Off With Rescuers

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK

A 900-pound elephant seal has been tranquilised and returned to the wild after blocking traffic on a California highway for two days. The animal at...

Music City and its Easy Charm had Us Hankering After Music Men

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A mild case of heat stroke or the result of a lingering PBR hangover, either-way I was buzzed by the easy charm of Music City, its music-rich story and the promise of fiery hot chicken on every corner.

Student Left 30 Minutes From Death After Tapeworm Burrowed Into His Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left 30 minutes from death when a tapeworm became lodged into his brain after wriggling its way in and forming into a cyst. Luis Orti...

Student Left 30 Minutes From Death After Tapeworm Burrowed Into His Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left 30 minutes from death when a tapeworm became lodged into his brain after wriggling its way in and forming into a cyst. Luis Orti...

I Couchsurfed and Survived... And You Should, Too

Carolina Are | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

What brings a supposedly sane person to embark upon what most people would describe as a suicide journey? A year ago, I took off on a mission: surviving - and most of all enjoying - my first-ever Couchsurfing trip across the United States of America.

This Ghostbuster Light Show Changes The Game For Epic Halloween Illuminations

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Halloween wouldn't be quite right without one household going that extra mile... And this year is no exception: For Creative Lighting Displays hav...

Kayaker Pummels Shark With Paddle And Proudly Claims 'I Just Kicked A Hammerhead's Ass'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A man has has fought off a hammerhead shark using only his kayak paddle, off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Mark McCracken filmed the 15 m...

Man Gallantly Saves Wife, Child And Huge Slab Of BBQ Ribs From House Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

A BBQ fan who saved his wife and child from a fire in his building has revealed how he delved back into the flames to rescue a huge chunk of almost ch...

Our Waterloo

Ben Stockman | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Stockman

There is an old legend relating to the end of the battle of Waterloo, which passed its bicentennial anniversary last week. The story goes that immedia...

California Is Giving Its Poorest Residents Something Essential Absolutely Free

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

The sun and all its goodness is essentially a free gift of nature. Harnessing its energy however, can be an expensive affair that has a starting price...

Californian Oil Spill Turns Coastline Into A Graveyard For Wildlife

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Elliot Wagland | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

The picturesque coastline near Santa Barbara has become a graveyard for wildlife after an underground pipeline leaked thousands of gallons of crude oi...

Anthony Gilardi: Acting Coach Training Hippos in Southern California

Kay Smythe | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

In my experience, all the best stories start with a central character. All great ensemble casts need leader and in the lives of many, acting coach Ant...

Almonds and Other California Nuts

Roger D Barris | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Roger D Barris

If you want to see what happens when politicians ignore basic rules of economics, look no further than California's water crisis. The UK's Daily Mail...

Here's What You Need to Know Before You Head to Yosemite

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

Last year, more than 4m visitors flocked to Yosemite national park in California to gape at the dramatic mountains, hike through the vast meadows and soak up the stunning scenery. There's nothing worse, however, than trying to bask in nature's glory while being jostled by a coach load of snap-happy selfie enthusiasts.

I Know Your Fear Anti-Vaxxers, But This Isn't Your Choice

Lucy Unwin | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Lucy Unwin

The crux of my problem with the current debate is that this just isn't one of those decisions we make for our families alone. This isn't one of the times where you get to weigh it up and make the call. This isn't about your individual freedom, its about basic community responsibility.

Musings on Kim Fowley and Edgar Froese

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Nirenberg

These two artists couldn't be any more different, yet each had enormously prolific outputs that have influenced culture directly and indirectly. These two careers that cannot be summed up adequately in short order.

Mabel the Penguin Does California (and Vegas, Baby)

Dan Hughes | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Hughes

Well, a few weeks later we packed our bags, jumped on a plane to LA and checked into our first hotel to begin our great Californian honeymoon adventure; I wearily opened my luggage, and who should I find? Mabel, of course.

The Fall and Rise of Lindsay Lohan

Aaron Vallely | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

We now bizarrely, in our age, follow the narratives of famous strangers, feeling as though we know them in some weird way by following their trial and errors. We follow them to gain some understanding of who and where we ourselves are. Modern man in search of a soul, said Jung.