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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.

Lisa Kudrow Recalls ‘Friends’ Star Who Told Her ‘Now You’re F***able’

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

It might be 13 years since the final ‘Friends’ was aired, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not still totally fascinated with the show and its ...

How To Be Better At Being Single... And How Your Hair Can Help

Dee Greenwood | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Greenwood

Who'd be single ay? Chatting with potential suitors, getting all dressed up and pulling out your wittiest convo only to be 'ghosted' or 'breadcrumbed' after only two or three promising dates. Don't write it off just yet though...single life might be more advantagous than it first appears.

Five Things NOT To Say When Someone Has A Family Member With Cancer

Rochelle Bugg | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rochelle Bugg

How do you comfort someone whose world is in the process of spinning off its axis? You want to be supportive but when you open your mouth you realise you have NO IDEA what to say so just blurt something out and hope for the best but worry the whole drive home that you offended them.

Girls Compete. Women Empower

Jenna Newell | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Newell

What worries me is that some women are weaker or more easily intimidated. I've become strong enough to not let drama like that affect me but that's not the same for everyone. Whatever happened to supporting each other through thick and thin? To raising other women up, empowering them?

Friendships That Last The Test of time

Susie Hawes | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Susie Hawes

It was lovely to see everyone, but I came away from it feeling sort of sad. We only had a couple of hours together. There were four couples and six kids between us. The amount of one on one chat time I got with my friends wasn't long enough.

My Love Letter

Hattie Harrison | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

You are busy, responsible working people with full and exciting lives and serious jobs, and yet you come into my living room and make up dances with my 5 year old as if it is the most important performance in the world. If you're not in them then you've watched them. Countless times. You jigged my firstborn around for me. You jigged my second born around for me. You jig my baby around for me.

Why I Love my Child-Free Friends

Emma Johnson | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Johnson

I have to admit to hating the phrase 'mummy friends'. I didn't like it before I became a mummy and I don't like it now. It seems to conjure up a cliquey image of slightly soft, doughy women, with scraggly hair, sitting around drinking cold tea and talking about breastfeeding

Why I'm Grateful I Was A Loser At School

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Being unpopular made me tough as hell. I got used to incessant criticism, of myself and everything I did. It stopped bothering me to the same degree. When you are the class whipping girl, every aspect of your existence is a problem to someone. It taught me to pay attention to the misfits, the people on the fringe, the purple cows. After all, I was one of them. I still am.

Losing Friends, Holding On To Others

Stephen Mayne | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Mayne

They were the people I spent a significant proportion of my week with, the people who, if only for a brief time, shared the same concerns. I listened when I was told to expect changes, and I heard but didn't really believe. When it's so easy to keep the conversation going, why would it ever stop?

Reaching The Summit Of Mont Blanc, With No Mountaineering Experience

The Tempest Two | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Tempest Two

The reason we took on Mont Blanc, was to show that ordinary people can go and take on these challenges. We could have easily come back down and said it was easy, a walk in the park. But what is the point of that?

Guy 'Delivers' Best Friend A Hug At 2am, Gives Us All #FriendshipGoals

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You may think your best friend is awesome, but they (probably) haven’t got anything on Jeffrey Walsh. The 16-year-old was recently chilling at home ...