Engagement.

Avoiding Hibernation Mode by Putting Neuroscience to Work

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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 Mullins | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

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.

Students Are Not Disengaged - Politics Is

Bradley Allsop | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

We're not interested in short-term gains - we have a whole lifetime ahead of us and we want decisions that deal with the long term. We want something new, and we want alternatives in our political parties that go deeper than the colour of the rosette they wear.

Why Multiculturalism is Not Enough

Michael Bond | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Bond

How well do you know your neighbours? By sight? By name? Well enough to know the names of their children? In multicultural Britain we should be asking this question more often, for the answer matters a great deal.

Coffee Loyalty Cards - The Stamp of Success

Dominic Irvine | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

"Do you have a loyalty card?" the Barista asked as I paid for my double espresso. My card was duly stamped - only two more coffees before I could claim a free brew. Most people in the queue had a loyalty card too. And so I got to thinking.

Is This The Crappiest Proposal Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some choose the tops of waterfalls, while others commandeer flashmobs. Some prefer the safe environment of restaurants while others yell it from the h...

Engagement Ring Selfie Craze Sparks Rise In Cosmetic Surgery 'Hand-Life' Injection

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Woman: "If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it... but not before I've had my hand injections." Erm yes, it turns out that the engagement...

Rise of the Henzilla

Sarah Kwong | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

My friend, the one who is being suitably forced to pay extra for the activity that nobody wants to do (pottery), goes on to say that she's being dragged to Bristol on a WEEK NIGHT to look at 'pubs and places that we can go'.

False Certainty

Dominic Irvine | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
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Dominic Irvine

I was incredulous. The account relayed to me of a conversation with a friend with whom I had once worked had me flabbergasted. I had absolutely no recollection of the event described and the account was so diametrically opposed to my core values that I was, 'shocked, stunned and not a little amazed'...

Ashton And Mila Fuel Engagement Rumours

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were caught stealing a kiss behind a baseball cap at a LA Lakers basketball game, fueling claims that they recently got ...

Why Brands Must Communicate From the Shelf Out

Mark Artus | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK
Mark Artus

Consumers consistently tell us that brands should provide clearer messaging from the supermarket shelf outwards, rather than relying on marketing to drive sales. I fully agree and believe many brands simply aren't doing enough to capture consumer imagination where it matters most - in store.

Online Privacy: Terms of Engagement

Louise Orpin | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

Negative comments. We all get them. Not many of us enjoy them, but the majority of us can take the rough with the smooth. However, there is always that one statement (the straw that breaks the camel's back, if you will) that forces us to snap. To respond. To cause an issue. But what makes us do this? And why can't we take a step back, a deep breath, and realise that it's not that big a deal?

Let's Be Members, Not Citizens

Cerith Rhys Jones | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Cerith Rhys Jones

Might we be missing the point? Some people in politics like to think of the public as being a collection of individuals, responsible for their own future. Paradoxically, those same people like to tell us, despite what the vast majority of us are feeling, that we're 'all in this together'.

Kill Me Now: The Best (And Worst) Engagement Picture Ever

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

Tis the season where the high-pitched screaming of your just-engaged friends pierces your eardrums and makes you bleed from every orifice. Yay! ...

The Best Way To React When All Your Friends Are Getting Married

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This brilliant photo first surfaced back in July, but since it's coming up to Christmas which can be the Black Death for singletons, we thought we'd a...

What's in It for You?

Jilly Forster | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jilly Forster

A common characteristic of individuals who are successful as business leaders, teachers, parents, spouses, or healthcare professionals is their ability to be empathetic. Empathy builds connection, eases one's stress and allows others to know that they are not alone in the world.

Seriously Cringey Engagement Photos Put Us Off Marriage For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time when declaring your love for someone, it sufficed to say three little words or simply - to quote Beyonce - "put a ring on it". But, s...

That Time When Everyone Got Pregnant and Married

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Chowdory

Have we only achieved something when we have children and have a ring (metaphorical) on our finger? I don't just ask this as a woman, I mean this for guys as well because do you feel pressure to marry and settle down and have kids? Do you even want to? Is it wrong if you don't?

WATCH: Jilted Fiancé Turned His Embarrassment Into Cash

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Harvey | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's every lovebird's nightmare, to be jilted at the alter. *shudders* So what would you do if you got home one day to find your fiancé left you? ...

How to Not Hate Your Own Wedding

Holly Poulter | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Poulter

Songbird Kelly Clarkson called off the big wedding she and her fiance were planning this October, because she was 'so overwhelmed' and 'so over' planning it... But for most couples, it's simply not possible. So if you've got to knuckle down and get it done, how do you manage to not hate your own wedding?