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Toxic People: 10 Things They Do and How to Deal With Them

Karen Young | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Their damage lies in their subtlety and the way they can have you questioning your 'over-reactiveness', your 'oversensitivity', your 'tendency to misinterpret'. There are plenty of things toxic people do in an attempt to manipulate the world to their advantage. Here are ten of the classics.

How To Build A Healthy, Resilient Young Girl (Who Isn't Bitchy)

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell/Tanith Carey | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A lot of the conversations we're encouraging in HuffPost UK Lifestyle's Women's Month, are around the identity of adult women and the challenges facin...

Sikh Boy Uploads Video Of Classmates Chanting 'Terrorist' At Him On The School Bus

The Huffington Post, UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Shocking footage has emerged which appears to show a child being subjected to racist bullying from classmates on his schoolbus. The boy, who descr...

Family Related Tragicomedy

Bytestories | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

As the eldest of three boys in a single parent family, the pressure to pretend everything was okay was unbelievable. It wasn't okay, our mother was mysteriously overseas and us boys were very far away from understanding why.

Parents Just Don't Think Politicians 'Get It'

Octavia Holland | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Politics
Octavia Holland

Despite the run up to the election dominating the news headlines, many of the parents we speak to say they still haven't heard enough from politicians on the issues that matter to them. They tell us they are frustrated that politicians don't seem to be listening or coming up with the real solutions that they need, and need now.

Dad Answers Daughter's Lament Of 'Why Can't I Wear Anything Cool?' With This Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's a rite of passage for each and every one of us - rocking out with the latest tasseled waistcoat, believing you look awesome, when the reality is ...

Not All Grandparents Should Have the Legal Right to a Relationship With Their Grandchildren

Becca Bland | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becca Bland

The legal right to have contact with grandchildren bypasses the hard work needed to fix relationships in family breakdown. It is a cheap way to avoid facing the idea that the grandparent might have had a part to play in the breakdown of the situation, and could be partly responsible for amicable contact becoming withheld in the first place.

My Children Are as Mexican, as I Am British

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Their first language is English (spoken with a British accent), their use of diminutives in Spanish eclipses mine, they eat Indian food as regularly as they eat tacos, one boy has long hair due to his Sikh heritage and because many a surfer in Sayulita has long hair.

Dad Lets Toddler Dress Herself, The Results Are Truly Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Television producer turned stay-at-home dad Simon Ragoonanan hates gendered marketing aimed at his daughter. His blog, Man vs. Pink, discusses how ...

This Won Best Easter Egg Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A great deal of work goes into meticulously testing for the Good Housekeeping Easter Egg of the Year, and this year the winner is Waitrose's Hand Deco...

Are You Living With a Chatterbox?

Claire Kirby | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

A chatterbox is quite happy to talk to anyone about anything. And by anyone I mean; strangers in the street, the ladies in the supermarket and the neighbour you don't know very well. And by anything I mean; what picture they have on their pants today, that Daddy parped really loud this morning, and that "Mummy said our neighbours are very noisy."

Trying to Be the Perfect Mum? Stop Bullshitting Yourself!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

I have been telling myself for WAY too long now that I need to be performing at 100% on all these cylinders to feel happy and fulfilled. I need to be good, no "GGGRRRREAT!" at all of them to feel validated and this will in turn mean I am a good mum, a sexy wife and a shit hot entrepreneur.

This Is What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

School lunches have moved on from turkey twizzlers and smiley faces, not just in the UK, but globally. American restaurant chain Sweetgreen has re...

Film Documentary, 'Aspie Seeks Love' Documents Twenty Years of Searching for True Love

Jo Worgan | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

We don't want to give too much away but all we will say is that the film is engaging, funny, thought provoking and emotive. While watching the film, you quickly forget that you are watching a man with Asperger's syndrome, instead you just see a man who is searching for love.

Pregnancy Announcement

Claire Kirby | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Thank goodness my announcements are done, because there is no way in the world I would have had the patience to plan a 'surprise announcement.' Hell, I didn't even have the Patience to wait until my period was late to take the test.

How to Find Love

Karen Ruimy | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

You already have everything in you: you are embodying a soul. Your soul has come here to express, to create, to experiment, to love - but mainly your soul is a loving being. And the most important thing in terms of love, is loving yourself.

Is It Time We Stopped Celebrating Valentine's Day? No!

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Lindlar

Why do I think Valentine's Day is ace? Well, because I see no harm in spending an extra day paying special attention to the most important person in my life. If you don't want to do the same, well your beef is probably with something larger than old Saint Valentine.

Is It Time We Stopped Celebrating Valentine's Day? Yes!

Jessie Thompson | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessie Thompson

I hope that your heart-shaped selection box doesn't give you the runs. I hope that this weekend you and your loved one collaborate on a magnum opus of love poetry that would put literary greats like John Keats and Mick Hucknall to shame. But, really, don't you think it's time we stopped enabling Valentine's Day?

'Our Child Deserves The Right To Be Happy': Mum On Son's Transgender Journey

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An inspiring video charting a nine-year-old's transgender journey has gone viral after hitting a chord with parents and the transgender community alik...

An Open Letter to Mum, Three Years Since You Passed

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

I was once torn apart by nightmares that would haunt me night after night. Waking up from those was like losing you all over again. But, in the past year I have started to dream about you - beautiful you. Now there are times when I wake up and I feel like you have been right there beside me.

Why Our Hearts Are Broken This February

Bea Mitchell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bea Mitchell

Any animal lover knows pets aren't just pets. They are part of the family and our friends. I'm wild with rage that Plod met such a grisly fate and I'm livid that my family have lost their lovely little friend.

Daddy Month: What's Not to Like?

Giselle Cory | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Giselle Cory

Increasing paid paternity leave from two weeks to four weeks might sound like a small step, but it's an essential one. It goes someway to creating an equitable system that sees mums and dads as equal and able... What's not to like?

An Open Letter to Kate Duchess of Cambridge: As Three Becomes Four

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

As a Mum of three, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of the things that I wish had been shared with me, as our family grew from one to two children. I've got a lot to say about the upping the ante from two to three, but that's another letter.

Why I'm Fleeing the Country This Valentine's Day

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

February is traditionally the month for celebrating romantic relationships, while the single ones get pissed and end up being sick into a bin or in the bed of some stranger, but at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we're tired of it.

The Human Cost of Ebola

Justin Forsyth | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Justin Forsyth

There is a big debate raging in all three countries on the lessons of what went wrong and what worked. We need to make a commitment to help these countries build a better future. This will take international support and solidarity.