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Menstruation Matters: That's the Bottom Line

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Caitlin Gruer

In low income countries, women and girls face serious challenges when it comes to managing their periods. They lack access to affordable hygienic menstrual products and are forced to use improvised materials, such as rags, that are uncomfortable and can lead to leaks and infections.

Moreish Butterscotch Walnut Blondies Recipe

Miranda Gore Browne | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Miranda Gore Browne

Packed with white chocolate, walnuts and brown sugar this tray-bake is quick and simple to make as a delicious tea-time treat. The fudge bakes to create delicious butterscotch morsels that are moreishly good in every mouthful!

Why Employers Need to Look Past People's Backgrounds to Find Their True Talents

Anand Shukla | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Anand Shukla

This is what charities and other campaigners for social mobility have been saying for years, so it's great to hear top employers finally making the same case. After all, they can show the improvements hiring people for their talents not backgrounds makes to the bottom line - and that's something any business can understand.

Melanie Walcott: 'You Don't Realise How Scary Being A Parent Can Be, Until You Have A Sick Baby'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents

Melanie Walcott didn't approach motherhood with rose tinted glasses - she knew it was going to be challenging. But she hadn't prepared herself for the...

Jon Stewart Has Been Secretly Running An Amazing Charity In His Spare Time

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Full-time funnyman and all-round lovely guy Jon Stewart has forced his way further into our collective hearts by revealing what he does in his spare t...

Donations Flood In For Cancer Patient Who Didn't Have Any Food

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Donations from the public have poured in for an elderly cancer patient who dialed 911 because he didn't have access to any food. Clarence Blackmon,...

Lets Talk About "Chugging"

Luke Cameron | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Luke Cameron

Just like putting that red cross on the ballot paper; you have a choice. We live in a democratic country where you are free and able to vote for whichever party you feel will benefit your life. Do the same with charity; donate to the ones you want to, not the ones that tell you that you should.

The Irony of Giving

Bytestories | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

I like charity. I give to charity but like everyone else I hate the harassment of it all. Whether it's on the street or being visually mugged of your tears on Comic Relief I really get aggravated by that.

How Adopted Children Inspired Their Parents To Help Others Become Families

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

When adoptive parents are matched with their children, they know their lives are about to change infinitely. But for many building a relationship w...

Remembering Stephen Sutton's Inspiring £4.5m Legacy One Year On

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Today marks one year since inspirational teen Stephen Sutton died of cancer. More than £1,000,000 of the £4,500,000 total was raised after his de...

A TV First, an Ad That Can Talk to Your Phone

Eleanor Ledesma | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Tech
Eleanor Ledesma

This year we mark our 70th anniversary, but like all charities we need to move with the times and embrace new technologies in order to make it easier for people with busy lives to donate at a time convenient to them.

Just an Ordinary Teenager Running a Global Youth Charity

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

So, I thought I should tell the world more about me and what I am currently doing with my crazy life. The World Youth Organization (formally known as the Extreme Sport Challenges Association), a charity yet to launch in January 2016 was created by Maliha Reza, Amy Lee and myself, Kieran Goodwin...

Three Steve Jobs Business Cards Just Sold For Over $10,000

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you want to get some kind of measurement on the impact that Steve Jobs had on the technology industry then look no further than this story. Thre...

A Humbling and Inspirational 12 Months

Javed Khan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

It's a year since I arrived at Barnardo's and I can honestly say I feel very humbled to be chief executive of this great charity. It's been a challenging year for sure but also a hugely rewarding one.

Nepal: The Education Test for the International Community

Nigel Chapman | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Nigel Chapman

Countries such as Nepal have worked for years to put disaster preparation measures in place. It is essential the international community does the same.

Sarah-Jane Crawford: 'Discovering A Lump In My Breast Changed The Way I Thought About Beauty'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Style

Sarah-Jane Crawford says her understanding of beauty changed when she discovered a lump in her breast while applying to be the host of The Xtra Factor...

Living Below the Line So That Others Can Rise Above It

Jeremy Horner | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Jeremy Horner

At emerge poverty free we work through local partners in East Africa to help people lift themselves out of poverty. Sometimes this is through an education project or by provision of clean water, and sometimes it is by establishing a demonstration farm, so that local communities can learn about improved farming techniques and better crops.

Sarah Ann Harris

Why Sports Bras And Trainers Mean More To These Homeless Women Than Politicians' Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

After Christine suffered two breakdowns, and her family couldn’t afford to support her, she suddenly found herself homeless. "I lost my dignity,"...

10 Reasons to Vote Cruelty Free on 7 May

Carla Owen | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Carla Owen

In the UK, around 22 million people share their homes with at least one companion animal. Yet, despite being a nation renowned for our love of animals, across the country animals continue to suffer and die in laboratories. ..

People Say That Breast Cancer Is 'Sorted' - That Kind of Lie Is Dangerous

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

Some people have been heard to say that breast cancer is a "sexy cause. " That too much money comes our way when a cure is more or less a done deal. And yet breast cancer is still the biggest killer of women with 11,000 women a year losing their life to this disease. Our work is far from done.

Hackney Students Win National Enterprise Award

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Johnston | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students from Hackney's Skinners' Academy have come out on top after winning the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge 2015, a national competition that develop...

A Rare Miracle Amid The Horror Of The Nepal Earthquake

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK

As Nepal struggle to come to terms with the horrors left behind by the huge earthquake which devastated the country, there are still stories of hope. ...

What I Learnt Caring for My Partner With Cancer

Juliet Bouverie | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Juliet Bouverie

Ten years later, what are my reflections on my experience as a carer? First, I never saw myself as a carer. The word 'carer' implies forced responsibilities. I was simply and overwhelmingly John's girlfriend who only wanted the best for him. We had wonderful times together - cancer isn't all bad - and his illness only made us appreciate each other even more.

How To Donate To Help People In The Second Nepal Earthquake

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK

A second earthquake has struck Nepal after the devastating 7.8 magnitude quake in April that killed over 8,000 people, meaning that aid organisations ...

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.