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I Stand Quietly: A Letter to My Daughter and to Everybody

Jill Finch | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jill Finch

I have had to learn to do these things quietly because my daughter needs me to. She is seven; bright, super funny, articulate, thoughtful and loving. She also has autism spectrum disorder.

Why IdeasTap Is Worth Saving

Rita Suszek | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rita Suszek

There is a huge number of creative people that make important, thought-provoking art - on a shoestring, in the back of the pub, after their full-time job, you name it. But art market is competitive and with the advance of Internet - ever changing. We cannot allow creativity and art to become a pursuit solely for financially privileged.

Cows, Capitalism and the Power of Profit

Joe Ware | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

There are millions of women around the world that are business owners-in-waiting. By breaking down the cultural barriers and being equipped with start-up resources they have the potential to take back power over their own lives and transform their community.

The Job Is Not "Done" When It Comes to Youth Unemployment

Rosi Prescott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Rosi Prescott

The government must be challenged so that we can create a generation that no longer feels lost or bereft of employment prospects. Not only will this save billions of pounds in public finance, it will also help with the wider economy, reduce crime, support skills shortages, and boost our nation's productivity.

Do You Want to Know the Secret to Everlasting Happiness?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

You get happy by creating something, experiencing connection, giving and receiving love, and by having the most fun it's possible to have being you. It isn't the moon you shoot for, it's the rocket you travel in.

A Baby Girl Died Today...

Laura Tenison MBE | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Tenison MBE

There are so many ifs and buts. If only the two motorbike ambulances we have purchased had already arrived, if only the hospital was not so far, if only the nurse had not been away, if only there had been more support at the birth.

£8k Could Buy You An Apple Watch Edition. Or It Could Pay For All This Amazing Charity Work...

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Comedy

If you think £299 is extravagant for a timepiece, then how about £8,000? Yes, the starting price for the new Apple Watch Edition is a cool £8,0...

Ellen Wallwork

Thousands Of UK Women And Men Take Naked #Breasties For Breast Cancer Charity

HuffingtonPost.com | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of people across the UK have taken anonymous Breasties (photos featuring only their breasts) - and before you ask, they haven't been swept u...

Real Life Spider-Man Gives Food To The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A real life super hero has been walking the streets of Birmingham - but instead of climbing walls and catching villains, this Spider-Man has been buyi...

How Can Billionaires Be a Force for Good?

John Low | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
John Low

In London alone you can walk through Coram's Fields, or shop at Columbia Road flower market, borrow a book from a library paid for by Carnegie, or study at the Cass Business School - all fruits of wealthy individuals moved to make a difference.

This Billboard Sums Up Why We Can't Look Away When It Comes To Domestic Violence

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Commuters making their way through London's Canary Wharf on the morning of Thursday 5 March were presented with a choice: to face the effects of domes...

The Miseries of the Yazidis Six Months On

Frances Guy | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Frances Guy

While there has been deliberate targeting of minorities, including Christians and Yazidis, it is clear that acute need exists among people from all religious backgrounds. An estimated 2.2 million people have been displaced across Iraq in the last year and 5.2 million require humanitarian assistance.

I Wish My Son Was a Dog

Alex Smith | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Alex Smith

Last year when the Manchester dog's home went up in flames I was watching the television and my first thought was how proud I felt that the UK was such a generous nation of animal lovers. However this was swiftly followed by my second, which was, how can we possibly justify raising of £2million for animals when there are children like my eight-year-old son, Harrison, dying every day from fatal illnesses. Harrison has Duchenne, a disease that means he probably won't live to see his 20th birthday. In 2011 I founded Harrison's Fund to raise money to fund research to develop a cure.

Who Ever Said Students Were Lazy? Youths Volunteering Contributes £175m To UK Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Field | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Student social action and volunteering contributes £175m to the UK economy while 57% of further education students are involved in volunteering, acco...

A Mission Against Sexual Violence

One Young World | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
One Young World

Silence. That's how most of us have been programmed to deal with sexual assault. As children we are sheltered from its existence. The first introduction to abuse is when it happens to you, or to someone you know.

Charity Is Not a Lost Cause - Do Something Amazing Today

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

It doesn't take much to make a real difference to the lives of many. While we all lead increasingly busy lives, we should not forget the privileges we have. Let's take advantage of the benefits we have in our lives and assist those less fortunate than ourselves. It needn't cost us a thing but the payoff is unimaginably huge.

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

The True Corporate Initiative for Human Social Responsibility

Mark Braund | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

The success of the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign was fundamentally reliant on the natural human impulse to engage and partake in social causes, the ever evolving human need to be a part of a global community and the viral exposure that social media facilitates.

Women In Business: How This Private Members' Club Is Helping The Homeless Get Back On Track

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From the word go, you know Sandra Schembri means business. Behind her infectious laugh and assertive tone, there's a woman underneath who knows wha...

The New Model for Responding to Domestic Abuse

Polly Neate | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Polly Neate

By listening to women, identifying their resources and their needs, and working with them to achieve the best possible outcomes for themselves and their children, we can provide help earlier and make sure its effects actually last.

How Far Would You Go for Charity? Get to Know Jailbreak.

Nicholas Makarezos | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Makarezos

Fortunately, fundraising societies in most of the UK Universities have recently come up with a plethora of genuinely creative and entertaining ways to raise money for charities. Doing something that you enjoy, and at the same time supporting someone in need, is a win-win situation, it acts as a great motive for you to be part of this.

Breaking Down Barriers to Understanding Research. In A Pub.

Owen Sharp | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Owen Sharp

Scientists too - especially those whose work is more about understanding prostate cancer biology than developing new treatments - can sometimes feel like the clinical sterility of their lab is a long way from the living, breathing men behind the numbers. These men, when you stop to think about it, are the reason they get out of bed in the morning.

Why This Woman Set Up A Kindness Initiative To Help Strangers In Need

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In a country where food banks are a necessity for thousands and the poverty gap is ever-widening, it can be easy for those who need an occasional help...

No Electricity, No Mobile, No Problem! Why This Gruelling Sub-Zero trek Is the Best Fun You Can Have on Skis

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

In the Arctic, with no reception, your phone is nothing but a poor-quality torch for as long as the battery lasts. By the end of the first day I didn't miss it any more. The world became tightly focused on the trail in front of me, the skis on my feet and the 12 people I was sharing the journey with.

There Is No Quick Fix for Child Sexual Exploitation

Javed Khan | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

Recent weeks have given us a sobering reminder of the dreadful impact of child sexual exploitation. The further revelations regarding Rotherham coupled with the announcements of new investigations in Manchester, Halifax and Essex, reinforce the belief that we are only beginning to scratch the surface of this emerging national blight.