Friendship

200 Years Since His Birth: Who Is Bahá'u'lláh?

Genevieve Seri | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK
Genevieve Seri

Celebrations are underway in every part of the world in response to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Baha'i Fai...

Lads Deliver Epic Best Man Speech By Creating 'The Apprentice' Spoof

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Josh Sacofsky began planning his wedding, he asked not one, but eight of his mates to be best man. The gents were more than happy to share the ro...

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.

Why Long-Distance Friendships Can Be Easier To Maintain Than Close-Distance Ones

Andrea Carlo | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrea Carlo

Long distance: those two words alone conjure up a myriad of largely negative connotations - difficulty, frustration, and ultimately break-up. When applied to romantic relationships, it's said that they never work; when left to friendships, there's an ounce more optimism, but the vision is still seen as grim.

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 ...

The Internet Is Loving This Man's Interview With His Sister's First Date

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man has taken looking out for his sister to the next level by playfully grilling her date at the front door - and the internet loves him for it. Sh...

The True Cost Of Friendship - £££s

Lisa Ives | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

I have fallen victim to social media envy on more than one occasion. There, I said it, I'm a bitter, twisted, envying billy no mates. I didn't used to be, there was a time when I had a large circle of friends and my home was a buzzing social hub. Then I moved away from London at a time my son was of an age that I wasn't going to make any new friends through him.

When It Comes To Your Kid, We Don't Need To Talk About Kevin

Conor Drum | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Conor Drum

I think the real problem is that James is settled now and I am not. That is his life, and it's different to mine. I think my irritation at the baby talk is more soreness at my own life than resentment at his.

This Mum Never Wanted 'Mummy Friends' Until She Realised She Needed Them

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Parents

A mum who didn’t think she wanted “mummy friends” before she gave birth has summed up just how important they can be. Gylisa Jayne, a blogger fr...

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...

Protecting Cultural Exchange Will Save Our European Friendships

Ciaran Devane | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

The repercussions of Brexit have been measured almost exclusively in economic and political terms. Very little has been said about the impact on the country's reputation, particularly among young people in Europe and further afield.

I Dread Going Out. Am I Normal?

Daniel Lewis | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Lewis

If human beings really are social animals, then we should all naturally favour social activities. Yet have you ever watched the muddy hordes of Glastonbury, fought your way through a crowded pavement of after-work drinkers, or opened an invitation to a friend's wedding in Majorca with distaste rather than envy or anticipation?

People Are Sharing The Beautiful Impact Online Friendships Have Had On Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Spending time on social media can sometimes get a bad rep and while it is important for us to be mindful of our screen time, it can also have a lot of...

People Who Don't Approve Of Their Friends' Relationships Explain Why

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An insightful Reddit thread has revealed why some people don’t always approve of their friends’ relationships. And, most of the time, they have ve...

Man Nails Why Guys Need To Stop Joking About The 'Friend Zone'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Joking about being relegated to the “friend zone” may feel harmless, but it can actually be pretty offensive. A writer has schooled the internet o...

The Importance Of Having Friends At Work

Matthew Finch | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Finch

A friend in the workplace doesn't necessarily have to be your very closest friend, but if you do share your working day with someone you can trust and rely on, both of you will find the working day much more palatable. Of course, making friends at work isn't always easy, but by following a few simple tips, you could find you have new friends in no time at all.

Social Media Around The World: Behind The Statistics

Daniel Lewis | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Lewis

It's totally okay to use social media to kill time or browse the news, but as I hope I've shown here, it can do so much more. And I think social gets really exciting when it helps us make the most of our offline lives.

'Heartbroken' Best Man Gatecrashes Bride And Groom's Wedding Photos And It's Comedy Gold

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your best mate gets married it’s natural to wonder if their new relationship status will change your friendship. But one best man ensured his ...

Two Bullets And A Friendship Down

Alexander Walters | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Walters

It's 7am at a London airport security desk. I'm peering at a bomb scanner monitor that shows a remarkably accurate X-ray of my bag. On the screen are ...

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.

Guy Turns Up To Christening In Fancy Dress After Epic Prank From Best Mate

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A man was left red-faced recently when he rocked up to a christening, dressed as a knight. The unnamed gent had been fooled by a prank by his best mat...

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.

What It's Like When Your Best Friend Is An Asylum Seeker

Jenn van Twillert | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK
Jenn van Twillert

I carry some of her pain with me, wherever I go. I will always be proud of her, whatever happens. I will always admire her resilience, patience, self-sacrifice and kindness. My hopes have grown weaker but the little braveness that is left says that one day we will share the same privileges and she will finally be allowed to hit the play-button of her own life.

Bride Teams Up With Best Friend's Boyfriend To Help Him Propose On Her Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bride did the most wonderful thing to thank her best friend for helping to make her wedding day perfect. Leading up to Jessica’s wedding, her brid...

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, ...