UK Death

What Happens When We Die? People Who've Done It Reveal All

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What happens when we die? It's a question that has divided scientists and religious leaders for centuries, not to mention groups of friends down th...

Why We Should Talk More About Death

Jonathan Jong | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Jong

We are all going to die, but we barely want to think about it, talk about it, or prepare for it in any way. Only three in 10 people in the UK have prepared their wills, and probably fewer still have made any decisions about how they want to die.

There Are Always Options for Compassionate End-Of-Life Care

Leigh Kendall | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

The distinction in Hugo's care between 'there being no hope' and 'no further treatment' being worthwhile with 'nothing more can be done' is crucial. Nothing more could be done to save Hugo's life, but we were able to give him a good death.

Woman 'Hooked On Booty Shots' Dies After Fourth Buttock Enhancement

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

A 34-year-old mother has died after allegedly receiving her fourth illegal buttock enhancement. Dallas Police are investigating the death of Wykesh...

My Dead Brother....

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I often feel a connection to people when I find out they have lost a sibling. Its the forgotten thing. We talk about people losing their parents or children, but we don't really discuss what its like to lose a sibling.

Death Becomes Us: Why We All Need to See Death and Decay

Carla Valentine | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Carla Valentine

I've worked with human remains in various guises for over 10 years and the idea of interacting with them, for example at medical museums, is currently particularly contentious.

R.I.P. Our Beloved Irish Wolfhound

Anna Roth | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Today I wanna write about Zozo, our Irish wolfhound. She died last year at the age of 11, and since days constantly she comes to my mind. Now she is laying under the earth on a hill, side by side with Mikroula, her best dog friend.

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

US State Plans To Reinstate 'Wild West-Style' Executions

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Utah's state government has voted to resume firing squad executions while the state struggles with a nationwide shortage of lethal injection drug pent...

This Is Why Vegetarians Could Live Longer

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Veggies could be destined for longer innings, if this new research is anything to go by. A study has found that a diet which is 70% vegetarian can ...

Home-Made Religion

Kai Humphries | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

It's all an assumption based on some-one else's assumption based on someone else's assumption dating back to when people were more ignorant than we are now, if you believe that's possible.

Terminally Ill Man Dies Two Weeks After His Miracle Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A terminally ill man who wed his childhood sweetheart in a race against time has passed away. Paul Williamson, who had cancer, only had one wish wh...

Grief at 50,000 Feet: When Your Dad Dies and You're On Honeymoon

Laura Zito | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

"Dad had an accident." At this point, I prayed so hard her next words weren't what I feared they would be. "Dad's died." I screamed, making a noise that had never come out of my body before. David was sitting on the bed. I ran through the balcony doors and told him dad was dead.

What Happens When We Die, According To A Man Who's Done It

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What happens when we die? Is there such a thing as life after death? These questions have divided opinion for centuries, but one man who claims to ...

The Number Of Children Being Tasered By Police Is Very Troubling...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

The man who put stun guns in the hands of British police has called for their use to be questioned following the release of new statistics. Former ...

A Cup of Tea and a Text Message

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

Walking into a heavy silent house lit by golden waving glass shadows, one full cup of tea sat on the kitchen counter. It was the cup of tea he never finished when we rushed into hospital two days before. Stale, cold and miserable it had spent 48 hours unaware of its fate.

Is God a Monster? A Response to Stephen Fry

Madeleine Davies | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Madeleine Davies

I think we're a bit embarrassed about talking about the actual experience of faith here in the UK. But surely it's this that enables people to struggle with theodicy but believe in, love, and even trust in God anyway.

A Letter

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

From the moment I was handed your death certificate, I have had to reluctantly crawl and claw my way back to what non spouse bereaved members of society would call 'normal' whilst crippled by nerves and anxiety, my physical and mental health continually hanging by a thread during a drunken haze of euphoric reflection.

'You Will Not Surely Die' - Art, Consciousness and Immortality

Kester Brewin | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

In the face of abundant evidence that we clearly do die and rot and decay, we surmised that a) we must have offended God in our hubris and have been subject to a great 'fall,' but b) there remains in us a spirit that aches to lift back up and rejoin the divine.

Lack Of Exercise 'Twice As Deadly As Obesity'

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Human sloths listen up: if you'd rather eat cabbage soup for a week than don fitness gear and workout then you might want to reconsider your lifestyle...

These Are The 10 Leading Causes Of Death

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Taken from a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the above video counts down the 10 biggest causes of death worldwide. More importantly, ...

The Ins and Outs of January

Nigel Rayment | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Rayment

It's tragic that for so many of us clarity about what really counts arrives so late in the day. And might not this clarity deliver a sight more humility, empathy and equity in the world?

This Is Why Men Are More Stupid Than Women (Apparently)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We finally understand why Dumb and Dumber doesn't feature two female leads, as a study has unveiled that men outweigh women in the stupidity and 'risk...

I'm Letting the Boys Down

Jeff Brazier | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Keeping the many facets of our lives going is a great and progressively more common achievement that we have little choice but to challenge ourselves with. However, if you are not paying attention to the areas of your life that matter the most then in the end the success is found to be hollow because we dropped the ball that matters the most...

Obesity Can Deprive You Of 19 Years Of Healthy Life

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A computer model has predicted that diabetes and heart disease, results of obesity, could deprive a person of up to 19 years of healthy life. The m...