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'I Have Four Friends In Real Life But 4,000 Online' - Craving Instant Gratification

Richard Pursey | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Pursey

So, perhaps, if you know what you're doing, having 4000 friends online may not be so bad after all - and if you're lucky, some of them may even be old English sheep dogs!

Are Friends Good For You?

Susan Leigh | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

TV channel Lifetime recently commissioned a survey on this very subject and discovered that millions of Britons 'can't stand' their friends because they're too high maintenance or have no shared interests. It's hardly surprising when we reflect that many of the people we spend time with are there through circumstance or accident.

Socialising With Friends? Unleash The Power Of Three

Daniel Lewis | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Lewis

What's the ideal number when socialising with friends? For the most congenial meetup, I think three is pretty much perfect. Thanks to Freud's most infamous idea, though, that's a controversial opinion.

People Are Sharing The Signs Someone Is A 'True Friend' And It's Giving Us All The Feels

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Today in wonderful news, people have been sharing what defines a ‘true friend’. A Reddit thread entitled ‘What are the small signs that someone ...

'Into It': Celebrity Divorces, Reality TV Rows And Unpopular Sitcom Storylines

Into It | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Into It

In this week's 'Into It', the team examines the reaction to Chris Pratt and Anna Faris's break-up, and questions whether the public outcry suggests we're putting a little too much pressure on celebrities and their personal lives.

​This Epic Twitter Thread May Just Change Your Mind About The Worst 'Friends' Storyline

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ask any ‘Friends’ fan what the worst storyline in the show’s 10-year run was, and the majority of the time you’ll get the same answer - Rachel...

Is Friendship The Antidote To Poverty? How Human Relationships Give Value To Survival

Andrew Horton | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Andrew Horton

It's said a problem shared is a problem halved. That's one of the great things about friendship. But what if that problem is global poverty? You'd sti...

Jennifer Aniston Set To Return To TV Alongside Reese Witherspoon, 13 Years After ‘Friends’ Ended

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston is set to return to the small screen in a brand new series with her friend Reese Witherspoon. It will be the actress’s first TV sho...

I Have Epilepsy, But I'm NOT Invisible

Cece Alex Noel | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cece Alex Noel

I'm disabled. Although, you wouldn't know from looking at me... The best thing about having epilepsy is having so many near-death experiences that teach you not to take life for granted.

FriendsFest Is Back With Another UK Tour, And This Time There's Even More To Enjoy

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Entertainment

Despite ending more than a decade ago, ‘Friends’ remains as popular as ever, so it’s no surprise to hear that fan event FriendsFest is returning...

Getting DCIS Off My Chest

Kathryn Berens | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Berens

How would I sum up the last three months? Strangely life-affirming. Yes, my body has been somewhat rearranged (arguably my mid-forties body needed a bit of reworking anyway) but I'm one of the lucky ones and I'm very aware of that.

10 Things You Should Do When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With Motor Neurone Disease

Susan Graham | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Graham

Jaspal lived with the disease for 10 years. I was one of her carers for this time and through my experience supporting Jaspal, I have compiled a list of 10 things you should do when a loved ones tells you they have been diagnosed with MND.

Courteney Cox Reveals Why Facial Fillers Are 'No Longer Her Friend'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

Courteney Cox has revealed she’s had her cosmetic fillers dissolved, admitting they made her feel like she was no longer herself. The former ‘Frie...

Inside An Introducer's Mind - Match-Making Apps Are No Match For Mother Nature

Rachel Fay | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fay

Isn't it great when you make an unexpected, instant connection with someone? It might purely be based on physical attraction, it could be sharing a sudden smile with someone at a funny situation or you might hit it off with a stranger after exchanging only a few words.

Why You Should Try Obstacle Running

Lorraine Lewis | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorraine Lewis

It is not an event for the elites. Anyone any age, shape, size and disability can take part. I have seen people take part who are in wheelchairs, who are missing limbs, who are 60 plus and people who are not running to achieve a personal best. No one judges, everyone (and literally I mean everyone) wants to see you do well. This is not only the marshals but the other runners too.

A Few Ways You Can Be There For A Friend Who Is Feeling Down

Sara Tofiq | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Tofiq

Failing to help a friend in a time of need may be downplayed by thoughts such as being embarrassed to let them know that you care, or perhaps you may fear that your offer of comfort may be rejected. And given the opportunity to look away makes it easy to miss important signs.

Friends Who Survived The Blitz Reunite After 70 Years Apart

SWNS | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two friends who survived the Blitz have caught up on decades of missed memories after they reunited for the first time in 70 years. Kit Sollitt, 97, ...

Text Kiss Politics

Olivia Jones | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

Love bravely, text wildly and add an x wherever you go. Take back control. It's your choice to put the x not theirs and if you're not ready, don't put that x. If they take back their x, laugh wildly with your head back because they could not be as brave as you.

Squad Goals: Keeping The 'Womance' Alive

Sophia Walker | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

It's 6pm on a Friday and the weekend has begun. But I'm avoiding texts from my girlfriends who I'm supposed to be meeting for a drink. I'm still at home waiting for my husband to return so we can exchange our baby like a dodgy brown package, and I can have my night out.

Why Photos Of These Best Friends Make One Dad Feel 'Very Emotional'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents

A dad-of-two has opened up about the rush of emotions he feels when looking at photos of his youngest daughter and her best friend. American journali...

Little Girl Shows Friends Her New Prosthetic Leg And Their Reactions Are Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents

The heartwarming moment a seven-year-old girl showed her friends her new pink prosthetic leg and became the star of the playground has been captured o...

How To Organise A Hen Party That Won’t Piss Off All Your Friends

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Wedding season is upon us, and while we promise we are all completely over the moon for our friends who have managed to escape the tumbleweed-filled w...

Student's Sweet Birthday Gifts To Grieving Friends Who've Both Lost A Parent Leaves Everyone In Tears

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vanessa Mendoza and Norma Bates have both had a tough couple of years, having both lost one of their parents. In May 2015, Bates’ mum died from canc...

Confessions Of A Rubbish Friend

Stephanie Kirsch | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Parents
Stephanie Kirsch

I want to tell you that I often see things that make me think of you. And every time I think of you I smile. I want you to know that I love you. I'm always here if you need me. You're always welcome in my home for a hug and a cup of lukewarm tea.

How Important Are Your Mama Friends?

Becky Clark | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Becky Clark

Sharing my pregnancy news with my friends was exciting but being the first one to take the plunge was scary. Like Christopher Columbus with boobs, I found myself venturing into uncharted waters. Having no idea what to expect or even the faintest idea how to change a nappy it came as a sigh of relief when a work colleague suggested I try an NCT antenatal course.