Festive Season

Kendall And Kylie Jenner Launch Exclusive Topshop Party Season Collection

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Style

If you're frantically looking for the perfect party dress, Kendall and Kylie Jenner may be able to lend a hand. On Friday 20 November, the sisters...

John Lewis - Is Huge Spend on Festive Advertising a Waste of Money?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

The Christmas commercials have landed, and with them the moral outrage and corporate cynicism of the masses, not ironically in the lazy, easy-activism format of internet meme.

Chinese Broccoli With Garlic, Chili and Ginger Sauce, and Tong Yuan

Krissy O'Shea | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Krissy O'Shea

Typically on the table at this time of year would be dumplings for luck, a rich roast Peking Duck, the clean flavor of steamed whole Sea Bass with bright lemongrass notes, something sweet of course and the beautiful orange glow and sharp bite of mounds of clementines.

Be More Festive Than 'Stresstive' This Season: Five Tips to Laugh Your Way Through the Holidays

Mandy Riches | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Riches

This time of year can be brilliant fun, but occasionally can also be just a little bit stressful, what with buying gifts, cooking elaborate dinners or perhaps simply being thrown together with relatives you do not see very often for long periods of time.

Assess Your Happiness This Christmas

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Barez-Brown

Christmas is a wonderful time for us to step back from all the busyness that surrounds us so that we can get a clearer look at who we are and where we are going in our lives. A simple way to help us make the most of this opportunity is to 'unplug'.

Avoid Morning-After Regrets When You're Planning That Legendary Christmas Party

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

It's that magical time of year when the woolly hats come out, and your office is crammed full of mince pies and tins of chocolate. Your organisation has worked really hard all year long, so to thank them, employees are being treated to a festive office party.

The Best Places to Feel Festive This Year in London

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

For me, the festive season is when being a Londoner really starts to pay off. It's a beautiful city at the best of times, but during the festive season the city really takes on a new lease of life.

Spare a Thought for the Homeless this New Year - It Could Be You

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK
Lord Victor Adebowale

There will be many people who read the headline on this article and think 'it's not my problem.' Yet the majority of us are only a paycheck away from not being able to pay the mortgage. The journey from home-ownership to rough sleeping can be a short and brutal one. So spare a thought for the homeless this 2014. It could be you.

Drugs at Work 2: Christmas - Showing Dry January What Fun Was

Josh Barrie | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Josh Barrie

Many people in the UK decide to detox after the Christmas period. Stilton, port and vast amounts of mince pies are all very well, but come at a cost. It's a price some aren't always happy to pay, so they then spend January and beyond moaning about weight gain and their plans to get fit for the summer.

Why Your Chances Of Having Sex Are Likely To Increase Over Christmas

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If sex has been off the cards because your other half has turned into a stressed-out lunatic thanks to all the pressures of preparing for Christmas, g...

Mastercard and PayAnywhere Forge Bond; Consumers to Gain?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

It has been long since consumerism left the alleys of physical stores and supply chains, and made internet its alternate home. In fact, nothing else t...

Surviving and Thriving During the Holidays as a Singleton

Ambi Sitham | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ambi Sitham

Before meeting my other half I spent the best part of five years navigating the peaks and troughs of single life and know all too well the pain and pleasure of flying solo on special occasions. Here are some of my tips on how I enjoyed, made the most of and kept my sanity/perspective in check at Christmas and many other special occasions.

Poorna Bell

What Do Nutritionists Eat At Christmas?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Like property porn, our version of food porn is peering at other people's plates to see what they eat for Christmas - especially people who talk about...

Do You Have Xmas FOMO?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're a regular sufferer of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), you might be experiencing a sudden and unforeseen surge in your social anxiety pangs. T...

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas the Feminine Way - Part Two

Claire Brummell | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

The four Rs - Rest, Relax, Recharge and Reward! When time gets short, us ladies sometimes decide that to create more of it we will simply stay up later, get up earlier or worse...both!

Poorna Bell

How To Cope With Depression At Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Depression - whether it is clinical or brought on by a bereavement, divorce or work - is often at its worst for some people during the holiday season....

Capturing the True Magic of Christmas: How I Rediscovered My Love of the Festive Season

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

So what happened to release me from the confines of my decidedly Scrooge-like slump? A trip to the doctors believe it or not. Somewhere in the stench of other people's bugs, a delay of nearly an hour on my allotted appointment time and some delightful piped Christmas tunes a change occurred.

Top 10 Tips for Surviving Christmas the Feminine Way - Part One

Claire Brummell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Brummell

We know that we women have a tendency to take on a little too much and Christmas often throws another dozen balls into our over-capacity juggling act! So the question is, how do we not just survive the Christmas season...but actually ensure that we ENJOY it?

Ten Best Christmas Trees 2013

Andrew Matthews | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

'Tis the season to creep about the attic hunting down a box no-one bothered to write 'Xmas' on 12 months ago. Traditionally, this is followed by the much-loved 'it looks squint to me' debate; a long, sour silence over whose responsibility it was to check the lights BEFORE they went on the tree; and, my particular favourite, competitive bauble re-positioning.

How to Turn Things Around When You Feel Down and Get Through This Festive Season

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Christmas is just around the corner, and it can be a proper stressful time of the year for many of us. However, you CAN turn things around, and not let the stress get the better of you! Below are a few tips to help guide you through this festive season blissfully.

Selfie-Obsessed - How to Avoid the Festive Season Blues

Stephanie Goward | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Stephanie Goward

Instead of screaming bloody murder at your screen, maybe you should feel sorry for the gloaters. While you bask under the florescent lighting of your office, dreaming of greener grass, your travelling online-associates are raining on their own parade. They are wasting their time in #paradise by making sure that you at home know all about it.

Start Preparing Your Festive Wardrobe

Ravi Grewal | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ravi Grewal

A good pair of jeans are a must for any gent's wardrobe, and with the festive season fast approaching, now's as good a time as any to start thinking about a wardrobe refresh before the parties start.

Echelon Redux

Annie Machon | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

In the same way that President Obama signed the invidious NDAA on 31 December last year, despite his previous protestations about using his veto, it appears the US government has sneaked/snuck through (please delete as appropriate, depending on how you pronounce 'tomato') yet another draconian law during the festive season, which apparently further erodes the US constitution and the civil rights of all Americans.

How to Survive and Thrive in the Festive Season

Sarah Rozenthuler | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Rozenthuler

To help you navigate your way through the dark days and nights of TV specials, nativity plays and carol concerts, here are my top 10 tips for coping with Christmas. As someone from a large family who's often found it a challenge, I've learnt that a little preparation can go a long way.

Surviving the Festive Period

Iain Mahony | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Iain Mahony

Alcohol is ubiquitous at this time of year. Abstinence may make you feel virtuous but can also be dull. If you do drink, I'd advocate men avoiding beer. Beer increases levels of an enzyme called aromatase. This converts testosterone into oestrogen and leads to fat deposition around the pectoral - the dreaded man boobs. Stick to a few glasses of good quality red wine instead.