Friendship

9 Photos That Capture The Special Bond Between A Toddler And Her Bulldog

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

The friendship between a toddler and her pet bulldog is being documented in a heartwarming Instagram account. Two-year-old Erin Craig, from New York, ...

How It Feels Getting Dumped By Your Work

Anita Shargall | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Shargall

I come out of the meeting and feel overwhelmed with emotion, armed with a pack of redundancy docs, now known as 'the white envelope of doom'. My face is puffy from all the crying and the fact my HR colleague has been plying me with cheap kitchen roll. Word of advice to any HR advisors- invest in Kleenex.

Child's Heartbreaking Message In A Bottle Found Washed Up On Beach

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Parents

A young boy's heartbreaking message to his best friend who passed away was found washed up on a beach. Jonathon Torres, whose age and location are unk...

25 and Friendless

Kylie Barton | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

It is quite something to admit you have no friends. This doesn't mean you smell, are a failure, or a social moron. You are in fact, not alone! I implore all friendless people to stand up, fess up, and speak up.

A Voice From the Dark: Why Talking Taboos Makes for a Better Society

Angela Brightwell | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Brightwell

It's important to share our stories if we can, especially those of us who find it easier to express ourselves through the written word than others may. In fact, it's our duty to do so, in the hope it might help others.

The Touching Story Of These Kids Meeting Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a heartwarming story of the moment her daughter met a little boy on the beach and they became instant best friends. Ayanna Toye ...

Woman Tries (And Fails) To Drill A Hole In Her Wall, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to using power tools, things can be a little confusing to say the least. With drills, for example, there are multiple add-ons and drill...

Video Of Old Man And His Dog Captures The Beauty Of Friendship In Old Age

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A short clip of an old man walking his dog has managed to simultaneously break and melt the internet's icy heart. The clip shows the old man slowly wa...

I'm Not Bragging When I Tell You Someone Hit on Me

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

When I was 17 years old a man pulled over an articulated lorry on a busy road to hit on me. I can't be sure, but I think that's when a lifetime of being hit on constantly began. Now wait - before you think "ugh, what is this woman complaining about now?" I'm here to explain why women need to stop thinking other women are bragging when they tell these stories.

We Could All Benefit From Wimbledon High School's Toxic Friendship Lessons

Polly Allen | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

Young people are fantastic early adopters of technology, but they don't have the emotional resilience to cope with the fall-out when feelings get hurt along the way. Girls, in particular, seem to be experts at internalising this upset.

The Strength of Everyone Else

Kevan Chandler | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevan Chandler

My parents took in the words, the concerns, the information. They sat there in a cold room, surrounded by doctors, and they decided to be strong.

'Buddy Bench' Ensures No Child At School Ever Has To Play Alone

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school has installed a "buddy bench" in their playground where children can go if they're looking for a friend. The rules of the bench are ...

Two Men Share The Story Of Their Friendship For Down's Syndrome Awareness Week

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

World, meet Chris and Rob. The pair met at the football a while back and are now really good friends. Every Thursday they do a 'Gym & Swim' session to...

Touching 'Before And After' Photo Celebrates Man's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man has shared a beautiful photograph which celebrates a very special 15-year friendship - with none other than his loyal pooch. Imgur user 'KarmaL...

Best Friends Prove Why Inclusion Is So Important For Kids With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents

The important friendship and inclusion for children with Down's syndrome has been captured in a heartwarming video of two childhood friends. Best frie...

You're in Love With Your Phone and It's Making You a Bit Rubbish

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jade E. Bradford

I've had all the notifications turned off on my phone for about a year now. Nobody would ever know, though. I never miss a thing. Because the damn phone is always in my hand. I'm never not looking at it. On the rare occasions I'm not looking at it, I'm thinking about the fact that I'm not looking at it. I'm in an unhealthy relationship with my phone and we need to break up.

An Open Apology to My Friends With Babies

Angela Brightwell | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Brightwell

We'll play this weird charade - you playing it down for my benefit, and me over-enthusing for yours. When you pop into the kitchen to grab the pump, you won't notice me furiously blinking up at the ceiling, or the marks on my arm from trying to pinch it all back.

Why You Should Let Your Friends Give Up, Even If You Don't Want to

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

I'm what waiters, dinner party hosts and anyone who can't mind their own business might call a dietetic pain in the ass. In the last few years, I've become a prolific giver-upper of things, which can sort of make me difficult to cater for. It does not however, make me difficult to be around.

Welcome to My Family of Addicts

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Both my uncles are obsessive shoppers, both of whom are equally obsessive about paying the bill at any given restaurant. Both my grandfathers died from a smoking addiction and my Grandma has a tendency to clean manically when stressed. Three members of my family have a tendency to over-eat and are incapable of stopping and my mum can't sit still until all the drawers and doors in the house are shut.

Looking Beyond Appearances

Maggie Currie | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

If you have ever judged someone dismissively, thought they were not worth bothering with, only to have them become an extremely good friend once you got to know them properly, then you will understand the hazards of the judgement cycle. An experience like that may lead you to question your natural tendency to believe your first impressions.

I'm Proud I Helped My Friend Recover From Anorexia, But I Wish I Didn't Have To

Amber van Dam | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Amber van Dam

This feeling of thinking you have made a difference is something special and indescribable and I therefore encourage everyone reading this to fight every injustice and try and make a difference because we all have the power to do so. I know it sounds cheesy but if you really want to change something big you can if you just try.

Isn't It Time We Gave All Women a Chance?

Katie Portman | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

Let me tell you, if you're sat there thinking we've got this sisterhood business completely sorted, then you are mistaken. There's a whole mountain range of stuff we still need to get sorted, and pronto, if we want to be happier, calmer, stronger and more confident.

When the Facebook Motherhood Challenge Became the Friendship Challenge

Mags Deakin | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Parents
Mags Deakin

I saw people actually laughing at the thought of someone finding the constant stream of motherhood challenge selfies upsetting. I saw them calling them horrible, unkind names and even posting links to a satirical story referencing 'childless infertile women who should be banished to live with wolves'.

MeetOtherMums: Stopping 'Invisible Mums' Feeling Isolated

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents

For some women, the journey to motherhood can be a long and isolating process. Fertility struggles, the heartbreak of a miscarriage or going throug...

Touching Moment Rescue Cat Chooses Man To Be His New Pet Human

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A photograph of the wonderful moment a cat chose his new human companion is melting hearts across the globe. The moment I knew I had to get this g...