The Moment A Boy With Autism Found True Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was moved to tears when she witnessed the moment her son, who struggled to make friends, found true acceptance. Shanna Niehaus’ five-year-old ...

How To Deal With Moody People

Amy Shefik | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

One of the best pieces of advice I have ever been given about leading a positive and inspiring life, is to take yourself away from negative people and situations. Our environment and the people we spend our time with have a huge impact on our happiness and success.

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 ...

There's This Really Funny Woman At Work...

Amy Howerska | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Howerska

We are tucked up in a quiet little bar in Leith, both my friend and I having chosen to live outside of the city centre of Edinburgh for this years Fri...

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.

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...

Why Elton John's Drummer, Nigel Olsson, Is A True Gentleman

Tom Cridland | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tom Cridland

I was almost hopeless and had run out of money trying to start up the Tom Cridland brand two years ago, aged 23, when I sent an offer of a complimentary pair of our trousers to Nigel Olsson, who has been Elton's drummer since 1969 and was one of my favourite musicians, via his rep. Much to my surprise, I had an email from Nigel himself the next day, saying he loved the look of my designs.

The Many Relatable Stages Of When Your BFF Gets A BF

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Having a best friend is almost like have a significant other. After all, you text them more than anyone else, you see them at every available opportun...

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.

Embrace the Great Outdoors and Challenge Yourself This Summer

Peter Westgarth | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Peter Westgarth

The summer months provide the perfect time to walk the hills and roam the valleys of our outstanding British countryside. But last week's research tha...

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.

These 13 Birds Perfectly Illustrate Your Relationship With Your BFF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

International Day of Friendship (30 July) is a time to reflect on those relationships we choose to have in our lives rather than enforced on us by blo...

I Was a Victim of Hate Crime for Five Years - But I Didn't Realise It at the Time

Bartek Rzepka | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Bartek Rzepka

Figures this week showed that the number of prosecutions for hate crimes against disabled people has risen by more than 40% over the last year. I have a learning disability, and I live in supported housing run by Mencap. When staff there told me about the rise in hate crime, I was shocked but not surprised.

Boy Proves Friendship Is More Important Than Winning On Sports Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents

The touching moment a six-year-old slowed down during a sports day race so he would cross the finish line with his best friend who has cerebral palsy ...

Tiny Cat Comforts His Dog BFF After A Trip To The Vets

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A picture of a cat comforting his canine friend after a trip to the vets is melting hearts everywhere. The touching photo was shared on Reddit with th...

I Tried to Find a New BFF Using an App - And Found Something Amazing

Tristen Lee | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Tristen Lee

We're neck deep in the digital age, print media is slowly becoming a thing of the past, and the way we communicate with one another, meet new people, ...

Brexit: Why We Shouldn't Underestimate the Emotional Impact

Tayana Simons | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Tayana Simons

In short the potential impact of all of these factors doesn't just change our status as a nation, but threatens to disrupt important aspects of our everyday lives. The element of anxiety that lies in the unknown will only be exacerbated by the press in the months to come, and whether or not our anxieties will come to pass, it doesn't make the feeling any less valid. So please, stop telling us to 'Get over it!'.

My BFF 'Denial' Made Me Burn Out... So We Fell Out

Dr Bev McLagan | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bev McLagan

Meet my BFF Denial. She has helped me in so many ways throughout my life, both personally and in my business. I could always count on Denial to get ...

Why Having A Fitness Friend Is Important

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine this scene. Your friend arrives at your front door in running gear, raring to go and you say "Aw, sorry, I don't really feel like it." It's ne...

What Communities Are You Part Of?

Brad Frankel | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Brad Frankel

I wrote this a while back but it seemed very apt to publish it today - I wonder how the EU referendum will change and shape the communities that we're...

Two Thirds Of Pet Owners Say Losing A Pet Is As Devastating As Losing A Family Member

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that losing a pet can be incredibly upsetting. But perhaps it's more life-altering than previously thought. A new survey has found that a...

19 Tell-Tale Signs Your Long Distance Best Friend (LDBF) Is There To Stay

Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

One of my best friends lives nearly 200 miles away from me. That really sucks sometimes... But what I've realised in the four years of becoming long-distance best friends (LDBFs) is that there are several tell-tale signs you know it's going to be a friendship that lasts, no matter what the distance is.

The Friendships of Highly Sensitive People

Natasha Batsford | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

A few years ago, I heard a term that made a lot of sense to me. Actually, that's not entirely true, at first it made me roll my eyes at yet another -ism entering the vernacular. I wondered whether the world really needed another label to navigate round, until one day, to my shame, I realised that the label, quite literally, defined me.

Finding Your Squad as a Second Time Parent

Gemma Capocci | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Capocci

Social media suddenly became awash with women celebrating other women whether it be their friends or other females they admired. Of course women should be bigging up other women (I am a big believer in this), but for all the lovely ladies out there feeling lonely who AREN'T included in these lists, these features can only serve to make them feel a little bit sad and their day a little bit sh*t.

Three Best Friends Celebrate 100th Birthday Together In Style

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Three lifelong pals have come together to celebrate their 100th birthday in what was a rare and beautiful occasion. The three ladies, who were all bor...