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The Life-Changing Power of a Smile

Charlotte Cramer | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Charlotte Cramer

I rearranged my scarf to cover my nose; pulled my fingers out of my gloves and curled them into my palms, making a fist. "It's's freezin...

Let's Celebrate Britain's Generosity This #GivingTuesday

John Low | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
John Low

So, if you haven't already, why not think about making a small commitment to give your time, your voice, or even your money to back a good cause too?

Government in the Dark Over the State of UK Eye Health

Mike Daw | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Daw

This autumn, a group of cross-party MPs posed questions to the Department of Health, in an attempt to gather information on the current state of the U...

Relationships and Cancer: 'It's Nice to Be Called Beautiful When You Take Your Wig Off'

Ellie Philpotts | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Philpotts

When you're a teenager, sex, relationships, self-esteem and everything in-between can be tricky to navigate, but, to churn out an old cliché, they're all valuable parts of growing up. But what happens when you throw cancer into the equation?

George Osborne Uses Emotional Blackmail to Keep His Tampon Tax

Thomas Church | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Politics
Thomas Church

Women still have to pay unfair tax, women still get abused and assaulted, and women still get underfunded support and treatment. Don't let the emotional blackmail trick you. Giving to charity should be an 'as well as', not an 'instead of'.

Goodwill to One and All?

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

The season of cheery goodwill is approaching fast. The big Christmas ads are up and running, the city centre lights are sparkling against the chilled night skies and holiday plans are being formulated.

Should Free Time Be a Right?

Nicky Goulder | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Goulder

These people can be of any age, ethnicity or gender. They always put someone else's needs and welfare before their own, often without recognition or praise. Many have little chance to socialise, which can lead to isolation; and they have an overwhelming sense of responsibility. Who am I talking about? The UK's 'hidden workforce' of unpaid carers.

Newcastle Rowing Students Create Nude Calendar For Charity After Teammate's Serious Brain Injury

The Huffington Post UK | Daisy Greenaway | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Newcastle University Boat Club is back with a new naked calendar - this time in support of the brain injury charity Headway. Headway works to supp...

'I'm Not Worth It' - Why Care Leavers Sabotage Opportunities

Gemma Pettman | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Gemma Pettman

Imagine you have been shortlisted for a job interview; it's the job you have set your heart on and one which potentially opens the door to your dream career. You have researched the company, re-read your CV, ironed your shirt and polished your shoes. Knowing that this could be a turning point, you would turn up for the interview, right?

The Big Lottery Fund: Not Your Money, Mr Osborne

David Robinson | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
David Robinson

George Osborne isn't the first politician to covert the lottery millions. Rumours have circulated regularly, some well evidenced, but in the end no more than rumours. The Chancellor must understand, as have his predecessors, the unique and irreplaceable valuable of a substantial fund that meets need and unleashes potential in communities throughout the UK. The Big Lottery Fund is at the heart of our common wealth. It is not your money, Mr Osborne.

Building Long-Term Partnerships to Create Lasting Change for Children

David Bull | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
David Bull

The ways that charities and businesses work together are changing. The notion of corporates supporting a cause with the sole objective of good publicity is slowly diminishing. Gone too, are the days of non-profits working with companies purely as a means to an end to generate funds...

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

Finding Common Ground: How Big Banks and Small Charities Can Work Together

Lareena Hilton | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Lareena Hilton

You may think a leading bank with an extensive global presence and a shelter for homeless and vulnerable people in South London make an unlikely partn...

Actions Have Consequences Mr Cameron

Sue Brown | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

So, Mr Cameron, you and your Government have some tough decisions to make in the next week. As you put the finishing touches to the spending review, heed the warning signs in social care and remember the benefits that excellent social care brings to the NHS, the economy and the people who need it.

Remember, Remember, It's Time for Movember!

Νικόλας Μακαρέζος | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Νικόλας Μακαρέζος

So it's this time of the year again, when the leaves fall, the humid wind is dominating the atmosphere and a sweet melancholy penetrates our minds. Bu...

A Data Revolution - Thwarted?

Dan Corry | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Corry

You might think that, with money tight, Whitehall would be interested in anything that helps the government do more with the resources they already have. That Ministers would jump at initiatives which will let them spend their money a bit better, on things that are tested and proven to work.

Give Us Time - Can You Donate a Holiday to Support Our Troops?

Karen Hay | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Karen Hay

When it comes to forces families, family breaks and holidays can prove even more crucial, as long periods of separation mean family dynamics can change and it can become stressful for service personnel and those left behind affected by the rigors of operational deployment on return...

The Big Christmas Boycott

Kylie Barton | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

The commercialisation of Christmas is one of the biggest swindles of our time. The holiday is supposed to be about giving to those in need, and about cherishing what we have, more importantly who we have.

When I get older I want to be...

Mike Niles | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Mike Niles

I think my generation is the last to experience the old and the new worlds. I recorded the Pepsi Chart from the radio onto a cassette; I played Bamboo...

Christmas Commercials: Please, Someone Give Us a Break

Paul Marshall | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

For my sins (I've atoned for them now) I used to be in advertising. One of the very first ads my brother and I ever created (the responsibility M'Lu...

Babies In Womb Create Colourful Artwork Using Their Kicks

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents

Pregnant mothers had paintbrushes attached to their bumps, so their unborn babies could help create charity artwork. The six mothers from Belgium,...

The Question 'Where's Wally?" Just Got A Whole Lot Easier... He's On Instagram.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Your childhood dreams may be about to come true, as it looks like you can now actually find Wally in the crowds of London. Judging by the recent pi...

Mariatu's Smile Tells Us That the Ebola Epidemic Is Over, But Her Eyes Reveal That the Crisis Isn't

Molly Hodson | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK
Molly Hodson

Twelve year-old Mariatu has a beautiful smile. But she doesn't smile often. Her 15 year-old brother Mohammed doesn't smile at all. They are kind and polite as they talk to me before heading to their school which has now reopened; but they carry sadness in their eyes...

Sarah Ann Harris

How 'Crack And Cider' Are Helping Homeless People This Winter | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK

“People don’t give me money because they just think I’ll spend it on crack and cider.” That's what one rough sleeper told Charley Cramer an...

A Little Time for a Big Reward: A Call for Graduates and Undergraduates to Join Mosaic's Mentor Programme

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Jonathan Freeman

If you are a graduate from a UK university then it's likely that you remember your years of study with immense fondness. For those fortunate enough,...