Six Reasons Why Being Engaged (to be Married) Is Seriously Weird

Samantha Baines | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

All anyone wants to talk to you about is the wedding and the proposal and it's lovely but very strange because before I remember having other conversations. I even miss banal exchanges about the weather just for some variety. Although I think I have missed out on a couple of those because I was too busy staring at my ring.

This Guy Took Engagement Photos With A Burrito And It Was Almost Romantic

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

If you're tired of seeing the same old engagement photos clogging up your Facebook feed, check this out. San Francisco-based writer David Sikorski...

Getting Your Staff to Engage

Mac Attram | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Mac Attram

Unengaged employees physically show up for work every day but leave their heads and hearts at home. Not only is this a sad state of existence for the employees involved, but it's bad for the employers too. Employees who have "checked out" of their jobs aren't as productive as they could be.

Guys, Don't Propose At Someone Else's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Take a look at this picture. At some point in his life, this gent decided it would be romantic to completely ruin his friend's wedding and ste...

Woman Describes Herself As A 'Serial Fiancée', Here's Why

PA Real Life Features | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who has broken off three engagements has vowed to make it fourth time lucky. Self-confessed “serial fiancée” Diane Hambley, engaged to...

Young Votes Matter, Too

Louise Wilson | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Wilson

If I may be so bold as to ask one thing of you, it's to take half an hour out of your Thursday to head to the polling station. Make your mark. Make your voice heard. Because en masse, that 56% can make a difference.

How to Spend a Weekend in Paris

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Paris happens to be one of the easiest places to get to from London, in fact you can get there in the same time it'd take you to get up to Leeds or Manchester. You don't even need to board a plane... which is awesome for people like me who would rather give the stress of the airport a miss if it's only a weekend getaway.

How to Keep It Real and Get a Grip Whilst Wedding Planning

Phoebe Miller | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Miller

I was out on Friday night with one of my friends who is recently engaged. We inevitably started talking weddings. "Where did you start?" and "how on earth are we going to afford this?" were her burning questions to me. So this is a little of what I had to say...

Seven Elevators for Elevating Your Culture to New Heights

Annicken R. Day | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Annicken R. Day

If you are a leader, believe me when I say that by embarking on the elevating leadership journey, you will not only quickly see changes in your teams; higher levels of engagement, more inspired cultures and better business results. You will all also be having more fun and live happier lives.

Taking a Page Out of the Six Nations Playbook

Garry Veale | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Garry Veale

In the build up to this year's Six Nations Championship, the spotlight was on last Friday's opening game between England and Wales at the Millennium S...

The Mathematics of Marriage

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

For the next 10 minutes I would squeal, pause and catch my breath, catch sight of the ring, and then squeal some more. Repeat x 5. What was odder still, was that I felt some sort of sisterly connection with this girl, even though I don't think I even know her boyfriend/fiancée's name?!

Planning to Propose on Valentine's Day? Here Are Some Tips...

Simon Glazin | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, there must be many men (and some very modern women) who have a diamond-filled ring box ready to be opened, along with THE question of their life. But where to pop the question? And what with? There's some planning to do it seems, even before thinking about the actual wedding.

The Vogue Guide to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Vogue.fr | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Like all good guides, we'll start from the beginning, the beginning being the cut of your diamond, which should be chosen with care. If you're looking for timeless, opt for a princess, round or oval cut, with their softly faceted shapes.

The Most Magical New Year in NYC

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Sure, we didn't do the average 'Times Sq and Ball Drop' shenanigans - but we lived it up in the city all the same and it was incredible. But before going to NYC I felt like the only option for celebrating 'NYC-Style' was to cram into Times Sq. But I didn't really feel like doing that.

I Definitely Do - Why You Should Only Buy Fairtrade Gold

Harriet Lamb | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Harriet Lamb

It is one of the great scandals of our time that in 2014 small-scale miners of such a precious metal should work in appalling, dangerous conditions for less than $1 a day. Because that is the sad truth hidden away deep underground.

21 Things That Happen When One Of Your Best Friends Gets Engaged

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

'Tis the season to be jolly - and pop the question, it seems. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past fortnight (or in the countryside ...

Most Creative Marriage Proposal Videos Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

When it comes to being creative (and downright cheesy) when proposing marriage, forget Hollywood. Amateur movie makers are in love with love. And 2...

Were These The Most Successful Video Campaigns Of 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech

Viral campaign videos from charities and businesses have become an embedded part of popular culture. So much so that when the annual John Lewis Ch...

Avoiding Hibernation Mode by Putting Neuroscience to Work

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

Clocks are turning back soon - October 26 to be precise. The long mornings and evenings where we can attend to our life and show up to our work feeling satisfied that we're generally on top of life will shrink considerable.

Putting a Ring on It

Rae Duke | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

Wedding bells are on their way out - we mere mortals should expect to hear just a faint tingle of their quaint ding-dong. Yet I, along with many others, will be donning a white dress and saying 'I do' in just under a year's time. So why, quite frankly, do we bother?

Regardless of GCSE Results There's Now a Real Opportunity for Educational Reform

Charlie Rigby | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Rigby

GCSE results alone provide a narrow and confusing measure of success with no real consideration of the overall benefits to children of their time at school... under new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, there is a real opportunity to take an approach which not only provides a strong academic grounding but also instils character values in students.

Engagement Is the Number One Metric in Marketing

Raconteur Media | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Raconteur Media

At Raconteur we endeavour to have honest, frank conversations with the best of the best - we feel it's important to know how different field leaders, from advertisers and business people to creatives and consumers, think about the world of marketing today. So we interviewed Heidi Taylor, Head of Government & Public Sector Marketing at PwC...

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part 2: Ask Your Father

Alex Smith | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

'Perhaps we should sit down,' WHY DID I SAY THAT? Now he thinks I've killed someone he loves. Great start. With all of the calm of a fully charged vibrator I continued: 'I have something I need to ask you, I was wondering how you would feel, if you would be okay with, if you would allow me...(yep that's all the ways to say that sentence - must get to the point) if I asked Phoebe to marry me?'

Real Life Engagement Stories: Brooke and Shaun Simons

Simon Glazin | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

"There we were, standing on the rooftop of Soho House, alone, under a huge umbrella in the dark. We were looking out at the lights of London, and it started to rain. The setting could not have been less planned and more romantic.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part One: Back Pocket Ring Burn

Alex Smith | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

Have you ever felt that perhaps you have too much money? That the money you have set aside for a house, a car or that kidney transplant a doctor has told you that you critically need, could be put to better use? Perhaps it could be better spent making someone else's hand worth more than most people's car, well then perhaps you, like myself, have recently decided to get engaged.