Emotions

Is Fear Real? Will the Worst Happen?

Maggie Currie | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

That feeling of fear. What is it? Describe it? When I ask this of myself and others, the replies are the thoughts people have about fear and not a description of the "feeling" of fear. That is not unexpected, after all it is the left brain's, rational/analytical job to put into words feelings that arise from somewhere in our bodies, the subconscious.

Robots Got Synthetic Emotions

Jose L. Salmeron | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Tech
Jose L. Salmeron

For robots to make highly specialized tasks, sometimes it is needed to embed affective behaviour that have not been associated traditionally with intelligence. Indeed, emotions play a critical role in human's way of reasoning and its decision-making activities. In other words, emotions have a critical impact over intelligence.

Adorable Four-Year-Old Jackson Left In Floods Of Tears

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

An Adorable four-year-old was left in floods of tears after hearing “Say Something” by A Great Big World (feat. Christina Aguilera), as he's drivi...

So It's Okay For Us to Cry in Public Now?

Kerry Hudson | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Kerry Hudson

Yep. So get out your tissues, top up your mascara, and sob your heart out, because we are now a nation of emotional wrecks, but proud?

Man's Best Friend? Dogs Have Feelings And Emotions Like Humans, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Next time your dog-owner friend fusses incessantly over their pooch, don't roll your eyes. According to new research, our canine friends have emotions...

Get Out of My Way - I Have Post Holiday Blues and I'm Prepared to Use It

Alfie Evers | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

I am confronted by a dead pigeon. Its body hard pressed and flattened to the floor. Its face contorted to a fixed expression of doom. Its guts spread across the road. I sigh. We are one. Its state reflects how I am feeling.

Three Ideas to Brighten Up Your Life

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

For me, right now, it is walking in my beloved Brockwell Park in Brixton. As a psychotherapist, I tell my clients that happiness is the purpose of life. But it is not possible - or helpful - to be happy all the time. For balance, we need to experience a range of emotions (including difficult ones that popular culture seems so adverse to).

Head or Heart in Sales?

Mark Young | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK
Mark Young

What shouts louder to you? Your head or your heart? In this kind of market people are sick of getting badly thought out approaches that don't truly e...

Co-Parenting - It's really not about you.

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I'm not going to create a tip sheet for you on what to do to be successful in your co-parenting arrangement because no matter what I or anyone else says, the one thing that you need to constantly keep in mind is your child. That's it.

Should Universities Teach Wellbeing?

Jules Evans | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jules Evans

Shouldn't university teach us to criticise simplistic or politically convenient definitions of happiness?

Life in the Arts Lane: Willy Rizzo Week 16

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am very proud of the time Willy and I worked together. We always used to joke about him being 'pere et fils' to himself. His own life offering up two careers but in truth he was not just a creative genius, he was mainly a really lovely man who was full of fun and generosity.

Bringing the Romance Back

Jeff Brazier | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

In a way I do envy those that are childless and about to embark on a relationship that will see them marry and have kids as the years progress. Single parents like us do the best they can for ourselves and for our kids - but the best time to get it right is before you've got it wrong, but some people need to get it wrong before they are ready to get it right!

A Tear-Drenched Date With the Guy Who Kept His Ex in His Sights

The Guyliner | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Breaking up is hard to do. I know; I've done it. Relationships can be a long, languorous drive around winding country roads. The break-up is the huge tractor or speeding idiot who appears from nowhere, slicing through your cosy hatchback of coupledom.

Sadness Steals Your Smile

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

Start forgiving today and what happened yesterday will start falling away as you begin to feel, experience and know how it feels to be free of hate, anger and resentment.

Why You Should Never Stop Believing You Can Have a Baby

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I had always expected I would have kids. As a child you dress dollies and give them names. Mine were two girls, just like my sister and I. Charlotte and Helena. Then you start dating boyfriends and imagine what your children would look like. Then life happens. Career, divorce, loss of a parent, sadness.

Ten Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Realbuzz.com | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Many people experience feelings of sadness, depression and lethargy once the winter months kick in, often due to the change in weather, the shorter days and long periods of being cooped up indoors. If the winter blues are starting to set in, check out these 10 ways to boost your happiness this winter.

Worst Break-Up Ever? Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald Speaks Out

Xavier Toby | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Jilted lovers have been known to go to outlandish lengths to express their displeasure at the sudden ending of a relationship, but none so much as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

Learning to Love, Second Time Around

Eleanor Moran | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Moran

Last Wednesday I went on a date. I put on too much make up, then took most of it off. I tried on knee high boots before deciding they made me look like a low rent version of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. By the time I ran, breathless, for the tube I'd pretty much metamorphosed into Mary Whitehouse.

Teaching My First Yoga Class

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I've been practicing yoga for years and often dreamt about leading my own class. Here I was doing it, and I wasn't about to let it become an unjoyful event.

5 Surprising Secrets To Being Happy

Tom Cornwall | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cornwall

How to be happy is a question that can be answered, you just need to pursue it with the right map.

Julia Gillard Shows That Authentic Emotion Does Still Have a Place at Work

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Geraldine Gallacher

Rather than women feeling like they should act more like men, my experience of coaching both men and women is that women's generally more collaborative style and more prudent approach to risk appears to chime closer with the particular demands of today's workplace.

Addiction Beat: Learning From the Red Cross

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

For too long, people have been told that harm reduction - offering help of any kind - is in fact bad for the problem substance user. This one preachy bit of tripe is something our society can do without. Then, finally, more and more honest and practical decisions will be made.

Bring on the Knight

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The Knight will come. He will. Everyone is deserving of a fairy-tale ending. Just make sure you've rescued yourself first. And when he does turn up, before you leap into his arms? Take a breath. Take a pause. Check your balance.

Teach Kids About Dangers of Porn, But Don't Let the Sex Ed Crowd Do It

Mike Judge | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Judge

If mums and dads knew the half of what is really taught in sex education, they'd be horrified. Which is why I don't trust them to teach the risks of porn to 10-year-olds.

Is an Emotional Affair Technically Cheating?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

So when we actually sit down and think about it, even though we aren't ripping someone's clothes off and throwing them around the bedroom, by sitting with them in the nearest coffee shop or bar we begin to become emotional dependant on them and by default this is cheating.