Cool

What Does It Mean to Say Someone Is 'Cool'?

Tom Fielder | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Fielder

In effect, the mask of cool represents a certain stylised suffering and compels wonder in an outside observer: Who is this person? What has she or he experienced?... It is a performance of emotional self-control that demands the suppression of a range of emotions.

And The Coolest Brand In The World Is... Predictable

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

Apple has retained its title as the coolest brand in Britain for the third year but Twitter has fallen out of favour to make way for rival Instagram, ...

Coping with Climate Change

Andrew Matthews | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Over the past few weeks it's been hard to swing a sunburned shoulder without hitting some sage advice on the subject of keeping cool in the 'heatwave'. Judging by the tone of rising hysteria if you're not at this very moment stuffing your fridge with pillows while running a tepid bath and eating a curry then hell mend you.

Why Bruce Springsteen Will Always Be Cooler Than Facebook

Grant Feller | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

Who wants my precious spare ticket to this weekend's Bruce Springsteen gig? Really. Because I desperately need someone to tell me I'm not a boring, uncool, faded jeans, slightly-paunched, greying, 40-something rocker whose refusal to grow up is no longer charming but worrying.

The Evolution of the 'Cool Music' Listener

Random Impulse | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Random Impulse

With the kind of music I make, I never imagined in a million years that I would look out from stage and see guys and girls wearing One Direction t-shirts singing along to what I'm playing, standing next to guys that are almost old enough to be their fathers and who look like they were the Ramones' number one fans.

When It's Cool to be Dumb

Brian John Spencer | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brian John Spencer

For the average young person, quite frankly it's not cool to be smart. Stick your head above the noisy herd and you risk setting yourself out for a barrage of scorn and ridicule. What a sad and perverse state of affairs: that a young person should be punished for showing ambition.

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which I Am Not Sexy

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

I am not very good at being sexy. And that's just as well, as this season is not about traditional sexiness. It's about the no-sex sexy.

London Fashion Week - Are You Cool Enough?

Scottee | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Style
Scottee

It's London Fashion Week - #LFW is trending on twitter, the BBC are pretending to have a clue what 'on the bias' means, everyone who's anyone is in the front row of something or other and I'm at home listening to Radio 4.

Girls And The All Too Familiar TV Woman

Stephanie Chase | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie Chase

With a show creating so many differing opinions you would think that what you are watching is something radically different, especially for American television. Well behind the cameras it is, but unfortunately on screen it's just more of the same.

Why I Avoid Cool People, and My Vision of an Impossible Utopia

Tom Cook | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cook

I have studiously avoided cool people my whole life. That's not meant as a slight on those I have been friends with. By 'cool' I mean people whose egos are largely driven by them being good-looking, or having a little bit of status.

London 2012: Why Being 'Cool' Matters

Nick Keller | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

The past few days confirmed that London is delivering not just the greatest Olympics in history but, more interestingly, the 'coolest'.

Hip to be Spherical: How Football Transcends Trend

Henry Cooke | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Sport
Henry Cooke

For five years the forces of Social Media have waged an electronic campaign against our most understated quality: modesty. Favouring stealth over strength, the enemy concealed their weapons is the form of presents: MySpace, Bebo, Facebook, Twitter. The plan was beautiful in its simplicity, the opponents of humility had only to watch as we encouraged friends and relatives to unnecessarily broadcasting their thoughts, before we turned the gun on ourselves.

WATCH: Obama Says That 'Folks Faint All The Time At My Events'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Comedy

We've previously discussed just how cool Barack Obama is, day in, day out. You may disagree with his politics, but his ability to squish a fly in mid-...

The Art of Smoking

Ashleigh Brown | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Brown

To a non smoker, the concept of smoking is often considered absurd. A regular smoker could and does spend up to £50 a week on a biting cigarette addiction, regularly strolling to the local shop to buy a box or tobacco packet decorated with a picture of a dying baby, a pussing red globular throat tumour, or a simple corpse.

Who Is Britain's Coolest Man?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

What makes a man 'cool'? According to ZOO magazine's latest poll, quite a few things. A man's cool factor can be ratcheted up by a combination of: gre...

Bye-Bye 'Thank You' - Are Brits Forgetting Their Manners?

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Once considered the only polite way to express gratitude, 'thank you' is a dying phrase, a new poll has revealed. No longer ‘minding their Ps and...

How to be Cool ... and Other Myths.

Martin Treanor | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Treanor

It can arguably be said that before the 1950s men were suave and debonair, and women delightful - a tentative balance, whereby everyone knew their pla...

Helmets Are Cool!

Sue Hedges | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Hedges

As soon as he started to enjoy skateboarding and scootering, I felt nervous. He was watching videos on youtube for hours and then would go out and try to copy the tricks he had seen on the screen.

Is Smiling Socially Unacceptable?

Sorab Shroff | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK
Sorab Shroff

If we lose the joy of smiling in our day to day interactions, we lose a great deal more than a display of our imperfect teeth. We lose the currency to communicate, to express desire, to reassure. So please don't be cool, please smile.