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How To Remove Scratches From Wooden Furniture

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Scratched coffee table getting you down or proving hard to sell on eBay? Grab some nuts (yes, we mean the edible kind) and prepare to have your mind b...

Married Life: Why I Like It When My Husband Leaves the Country

Bernadette Ballantyne | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bernadette Ballantyne

There are other advantages to having alone time too: being able to read in bed at night for as long as I like, repeatedly watching Vikings (if I can't see my husband's beardy face and tattoos I might as well enjoy those of Rollo and Ragnar), not having to watch Arsenal, not having to wade through his clothes on the floor to get into bed, not being woken at 6.15 by his alarm every day.

Bank Holiday Opening Times For All Your Supermarket And DIY Needs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Here comes another luscious bank holiday! Originally assigned as the Monday after Pentecost known as Whit Monday, the Spring bank holiday is now t...

Easter Weekend Opening Hours For All Your Supermarket And DIY Needs

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Here comes Easter, a long weekend during which it is traditional to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, eat your own weight in chocolate eggs and gra...

Let's Stop Thinking About Music in Silos and Recognize the Challenges That All Artists Share

Vanessa Reed | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

Why is it that the composers, songwriters and performers who create this independent music are so often perceived as having little in common? Does an upcoming electronica or left field hip-hop artist really have such vastly different career development needs as, for instance, a classically-trained composer?

How Can I Add Value to My Home Ahead of Selling?

Stephen Maunder | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Stephen Maunder

One of the first things you'll need to decide is when you are thinking of moving. If you are looking to move in the immediate future, your focus will be on making aesthetic improvements to make your home more 'sellable'. Alternatively, if a move is a year or more away you could benefit from taking on a more significant project to add value to your home.

This Hoverboard You Can Make At Home

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

A man has potentially made all our dreams come true by building the first working hoverboard that doesn't need magnets, or an entirely fictional sourc...

Exclusive Stream: Great Cynics-Lost & Found

Clara Cullen | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Greats Cynics, purveyors of life affirming punk, are about to head out on tour with Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls. To celebrate this trip across the UK and Europe, they're releasing a tour tape with two new tracks. Released on Jen Long's label Kissability, you can listen to an exclusive stream of their track 'Lost & Found' below.

Stadium Spirit

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

The So So Glos are a band that inspires a wealth of music writing clichés. They're a 'band of the people', they are 'DIY heroes', they 'mean it, man'. The thing about these four guys from Brooklyn is they genuinely are all those things.

At Home Mixology - Cocktail Shaker Alternatives

Michael Stringer | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Stringer

Did you know that your kitchen is already a haven for cocktail making equipment? A huge amount of people love the idea of being able to shake up their own Cosmo or stirring a deliciously dry Martini in their own home for dinner parties or even just with your partner on a Saturday night in front of the TV.

If A Child Can Do These DIY Tricks, So Can You!

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all got those little household niggles – things that need fixing, jazzing up, ripping out or replacing. But they stay on our to-do list beca...

Don't Forget the Toilet Roll Holder

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Once you're happy, or as happy as you can be, with your choice, you want to be confident that any contract is as tight as the space under your stairs. Heavens above, who was the contractor who said that there was plenty of room for a swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium?

It's Time to End the Use of Rogue Electricians

Phil Buckle | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Phil Buckle

Every week, someone in the UK dies from an electrical accident. Dodgy electrics also cause half of all house fires and result in 350,000 serious injuries a year. And yet, our research has found that the use of non-registered electricians has trebled in the last year.

Going Rustic: A Guide to Painting Old Wooden Furniture

Vicky Dean | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Old furniture comes in two categories: a shabby old piece you fell in love with at a second hand store that just needs a little bit of love, or, more likely, a piece you got ages ago when you were broke and is now a horrible eyesore in your home.

Five Bank Holiday Mini-Upcycling Projects

Sian Astley | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any tips for the Bank Holiday, HuffPost UK & Homesense have asked me? Sit in the garden on a roasting hot May Day, with marinated deliciousness grilling on coals and sipping a glass of something cold? Ha! Chances are in the UK, the sky will cloud and the heavens will open.

The Only Really Efficient Way To Remove And Replace A Cracked Tile

Huffington Post UK | Antonia Thompson | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you have a cracked tile lurking somewhere in your home that you've been meaning to get round to fixing - but don't know how - then don't worry beca...

Turning the Garden Shed Into a TARDIS

James Christie | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

I was pretty pleased to finish my shed, manage the house and even work the washing machine efficiently while Mum had a brief stay in hospital. It may seem a bit soulless, but at least she had a clean, tidy, neat and ordered home to return to when the time came. Aspergers has its advantages.

Turning A Yard Yawn Into A Party Patio In Five Easy Steps

Sian Astley | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

My HomeSense & Huffington Post challenge was to turn a dark, dingy Yard Yawn to an exciting, vibrant Party Patio during the course of a sunny Spring afternoon and it's now somewhere that the young couple who live there, Helen and Ben, can relax in, have fun and enjoy with friends.

Channelling Llewelyn-Bowen: Interior Design on a Shoestring

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

In frantic attempts to keep up with the Joneses, 25% of Brits will make improvements to their properties this year, spending just under a grand to make their dwellings that little bit more homely.

Amazing (Low Tech) Life Hacks

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

Improving your life with technology doesn't have to be difficult. It doesn't have to mean buying a watch that can check your heart is still beating, o...

Five Ways To Spend The Easter Weekend With Your Family

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

Parents, beware - because this is also the season of chores, DIY and Spring Cleaning. With the remaining long weekend upon us, what is the best way for families to free up their time so that they can spend quality time together?

Top 10 Learnings from Designs of the Year 2014

Jonathan Hall | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Jonathan Hall

The Designs of the Year awards and exhibition at London's Design Museum offers plenty of food for thought for marketers.

HuffPost Home Partners With HomeSense

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your lunchtimes are spent reading interior design blogs, you adore shopping for homeware online, and have a Pinterest board devoted to your dream l...

Most Women Think Men Are Duffers When It Comes To DIY

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men, we may pat you on the back as you head off to Homebase with a spring in your step, but according to a recent study, 25% of women think you're cra...

You Wouldn't Sell Guns To Just Anyone - So Why Do It With Dangerous Gas Equipment?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

The reason you can't wander into a gun shop and buy a gun, unless you have a licence, is because the thing is a lethal weapon, and in the wrong hands will kill. So why can anyone walk in off the street and buy gas equipment, boilers, valves the lot?