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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 ...

Confessions Of A Yoga Mama

Harriet McCafferty | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Harriet McCafferty

The more you practise, the deeper you go, you begin to break patterns in life that no longer serve you, you find a deeper peace in life as you take your practise out of the hot room and all the alignment you find in the yoga, you bring to your daily life.

Five Things People Say To Single People That Essentially Translate To 'Thank God I'm Not You'

Elaine Cogan | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Elaine Cogan

When it comes to being single, I am the most experienced person I know. Tedious online dates where you get talked at for hours? Check. Turning up to discover a date who is unrecognisable from the photos they posted online? Check.

12 Things You Only Know If You've Fallen For Your BFF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows what it feels like to realise that point in a friendship when instead of banter you’d much rather have ❤️. And worse, when your u...

11 Pitfalls Of Ghosting A Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone has that one friend in their life who brings more drama and emotional baggage than an episode of Eastenders, and now you’ve decided to get ...

These Little Boys Are Giving Us All The Friendship Goals

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents

Best friends are the person we rely on to send us cat GIFs when we are having a terrible day, or provide a shoulder to cry on when we get dumped. Now ...

Famous YouTube Musicians Recreated The 'Friends' Theme In 9 Different Styles And It Was Epic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Comedy

A bunch of famous YouTube musicians have come together to create one of the coolest collaborations ever, performing the famous ‘Friends’ theme tun...

We All Get Lonely Sometimes - Why Does It Feel So Shameful?

Chris King | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris King

In a society where image often matters more than substance, people must make more of an effort to understand loneliness. Nobody chooses to be lonely. Human beings cannot help being introverted, shy or quiet. To finally combat the so-called last taboo, we could all do with remembering this.

Mate Break-Ups - When Your Friendship Finishes

Florence Buswell | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Florence Buswell

There is a perceived feeling that friendship love is not as deep as romantic love. But I'd disagree. The heady feelings of finding someone you click with, the nights where you buy each other dinner because the other one hasn't been paid yet, the crying over nightmarish bosses or shattered dreams along the way - it's all the same. It's just minus the sex (generally, at least for me).

Best Boyfriend Ever Pops Question In Chandler And Monica's Apartment

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A ‘Friends’ fan taught us all a thing about romance, when he proposed to his girlfriend in Monica and Chandler’s apartment. The touching moment ...

11 Things You Only Know When You’ve Found Your Work BFF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The only thing that gets us out of bed and into the office on a Monday morning is our work BFF. The friend who gives us all the juicy gossip, sends th...

I've Won Gold

Samantha Walsh | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

Call 'em what you like, but there's no debating a close-knit gaggle of girlfriends is worth their weight in gold; like the sun in the sky, they are the one true constant in the ever-changing scenery of life. No matter what life throws at us, I know my Sisters From Other Misters have got my back.

How Well Do You Really Know Your Facebook Friends?

Suzanne Day | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Day

At the moment it seems that you can't escape a designated 'day' on social media celebrating friendship or the sisterhood! We've had Girlfriends Day, International Friendship Day, Sisters Day, and coming up soon Best Friends Day.

The Girl Movement

Deirdre Collins | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

The female of the species has a bad rep when it comes to how we treat each other, but a movement where girls have secret groups online and organise meet ups is changing that perception.