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...

I'll Be a Good Friend Soon

Bridget McGrath | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Parents
Bridget McGrath

I'm sorry when she does have a tantrum, our coffee is cut short and we have to leave almost immediately. You never judge me for this and always reassure me that I'm doing the best job in the world, even though it doesn't feel like it at the time.

What to Do When Your Friend's Child Dies

Samir Dawlatly | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samir Dawlatly

Deprived of the time, due to family and work commitments as well as logistics, to be of practical help to Chris and Jane, Charlotte's mum and dad, we struggled to think of what we could do to support them and their wider families. In the end we decided to do what came naturally; be creative, bossy and try to organise people.

Owl Hugs The Man Who Nursed Her Back To Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When GiGi the great horned owl arrived at a Mississippi rescue centre, she was in a bad way. The owl had suffered severe head trauma and was concussed...

On Unrequited Love and Respecting Each Other's Emotions

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

You don't need outside confirmation that love is love. Love just is. It's a rare and strange and beautiful thing. It's different for every last person who feels it.

Why I Befriended A 90-Something Widower On Holiday (And the Valuable Lesson He Taught Me)

Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

On Monday I returned from a 10-night holiday in Crete and I found it to be a pretty life-changing experience. Not for the endless sunshine and cocktails, or for the beautiful sunsets. Not even for the many stray cats that I managed to feed during my trip. It was life-changing because I met an elderly chap called Ken.

You Couldn't Stop Me From Talking About Men With My Best Friends If You PAID Me

Tamar Broadbent | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Tamar Broadbent

There's a kind of rumour going round that it's not very 'good' for women to talk about men all the time. As if it trivialises us. Well, meh. OF COURSE we talk about other things: like Brexit, the threat of Donald Trump, and how would you genetically engineer a unicorn?.. but you couldn't stop me talking about men with my friends if you paid me.

Mum Friends Make the World Go Round

Amy Ransom | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

They were still there. Of course. But they were busy. With life and older kids. As we all are. I really missed them. It was lonely not having mums around with babies the same age, that I could chat to and share our worries.

Study Reveals The Age When You Start To Lose Friends

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

How many friends did you have during secondary school? What about university? How does that compare to how many friends you have now? A new study has ...

The Art of Long-Distance Friendship

Emily Morgan | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Morgan

That friendship doesn't change as time passes. When you are reunited, they don't ask you indirectly - who are you now? - by endless questioning about what you do and the logistics of your life. Those friends look into your eyes and know immediately of all your adventures through the happiness they find there.

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Victoria Wills | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

You find yourself in a situation which is, at best, undermining your efforts and at worst, absolutely soul destroying and likely to have you reaching for the comfort of cake as you slip back in to the perpetual vicious circle.

Is Doing an NCT Course the Friendship Moment of Your Life?

Lisa Williams | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Williams

Your first NCT class is like your first day at a new school; there you are, at a huge milestone in your life, wearing new clothes that make you feel very grown up, and eyeballing your new classmates wondering which one is going to be your new best mate.

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...