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...

App To 'Connect And Empower' Women Will Give You The Ultimate Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new app for women could help you make a new BFF or even find a new boss with the swipe of a finger. The app, called Hey! VINA, is designed to "co...

30 Life Lessons From Friends

Kylie Barton | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kylie Barton

Thinking back, or re-watching daily as millions do on worn out VHS, DVD or comedy central, it is apparent that Friends was way ahead of its time, and there are many life lessons we have all learnt along with our favourite TV characters

The Four Things Your Friend With Anxiety Is Too Worried to Tell You

Dr Pooky Knightsmith | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Whilst we might be seeking treatment there may be many months when anxiety punctuates our daily lives. Many of us are lucky enough to have friends who support and try to understand. Those friends and colleagues mean the world to us but your kindness often leaves our worried mind full of unanswered thoughts and questions that we're too scared to voice...

Bereavement Is Just the Beginning

Louise Whitehill-Smith | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Whitehill-Smith

I had never really experienced death until I lost my grandfather in 2014. Four weeks later, my mother was diagnosed as terminally ill, and she passed in March 2015. These were excruciating losses, but little did I know that this was just the beginning of losing people from my life.

Woman Discovers Former Crush Has A New Girlfriend, Her Reaction Is Priceless

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A video of a woman's reaction to the new love interest of her former crush has got the internet in stitches. Marian Bull, 27, was scrolling through...

The Only Resolution You Need

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Ok, I'm a bit late. All the fuss has died down, the gyms are already full (for at least the next couple of weeks), diets have no doubt started in earnest and your Facebook feed is full of smug sweaty people showing off how many miles they've swum/cycled/run/hopped and how much weight they've already lost.

From #eineArmlänge to Friends of Friends : Why does Harassment Seem So Rife During the Holiday Season?

Rhiannon Walsh | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Walsh

If any of these occurrences had been done by a stranger or a random club-goer I would probably have shouted or slapped or let the Irish rage bubbling up inside erupt. Instead I kept quiet and for the most part, laughed it off. So as not to cause unnecessary drama amongst friendships or to maintain a polite-ish persona.

IRL - When Social Media Replaces the Real

Julian Vigo | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

For while one might question if my friend really "missed" Reeve's presence any more than if he had been, say, eating a pretzel waiting for a colleague in the very same spot. I mean, we are always missing something else by simply living.

Fifteen Things I Learnt in 2015

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2015 was probably one of the worst years of my life. I know, a bit of a depressing start to this blog plost. The thing about 2015 is despite the many valleys and storms, there was just something so beautiful and amazing about it.

Are Your 'Closest Circle' Impeding Your Progress?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whether young or old; male or female; rich or poor; the new calendar year is upon us all and represents a fresh opportunity for change for many. Although, psychologically, change can occur at any moment on any given day of the year, you cannot deny that people ooze positivity at this time of year.

Woman Befriends Baby At Christmas Party, They Become Instant BFFs

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has found internet fame after she shared a clip of the moment she found an unlikely soulmate at the office Christmas party. Twitter user @S...

The Art of Moving On

Aaron Vallely | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

One can change their city. One can change their friends. One can change their job. One can change their hairstyle. What one cannot do, is change their experience.

You Can Now Send Your Bad Friends Gift-Wrapped Coal For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Has one of your friends been a bit of a let down this year? Well now you can let them know by sending them a lump of coal in the post. Startup com...

The Pain of Losing My Best Friend

Lizzie Green | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Green

I would love to be able to write a touching article about how I feel my friend is at peace now, and not in pain anymore. However, truth to be told, I miss her and can't bear the thought that her life was cut short, at only 18.

'Is There Anything I Can Do?' - Starting Conversations About Self-Harm

Rachel Piper | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Piper

One in 12 young people in the UK self-harm yet all too often their friends and family are unsure about what to do or how to help. I spoke to a student who has experienced self-harm, about what helped her most and how the stigma around self-harm can be broken down.

The Year That Didn't Go as Planned

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

So at the start of the year the plan for this post was to list 40 amazing things we did... however we only did two things, so now this post will be much deeper and instead I will list 40 things, my 40th year on earth reinforced or taught me.

Can We Choose Our Lives or Are We Dyed in The Wool?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Are we born a certain way or are we a compilation of our experiences that lock us into who we are? Can we choose who we want to be and then become it or are we determined by our genes and our family dynamics?

Make the Effort With Each Other...

Toni White | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Toni White

I get it. We live in a fast-paced society that is always pulling us in different directions. We're having to take the kids to school, work, play, maintain relationships simultaneously because we only have a few hours a day to do it all. So we're all incredibly busy.

Two Thirds Of Women Received First Ever Sex Toy From A Pal

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nearly two thirds of women aged 35 and under received their first sex toy from a female pal. Now that's what we call friendship. A survey of 2,000 ...

Reducing Isolation Amongst Older People This Festive Season

Beth Britton | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

For many older people, Christmas can be the most isolating time of the year. The whirlwind of the festive season can easily go on around, rather than involve, many older people particularly if they don't have a family they see regularly or groups within their local community who provide support.

Why Relationships Break Down

Sonja Lewis | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Relationships break down for many reasons, whether as a result of distrust, betrayal, ineffective communication or other issues. And not just romantic relationships: family relationships, friendships, business relations, and so on, can all be subject to a fallout for one reason or another.

Watching Your Friends Fly the Nest

Katrina Vasey | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Vasey

As universities have had their Freshers in the last few weeks, all media seems to be focused on those going away; things they ought to know, recipes they should have and so on. However, there doesn't seem to be anything for those left behind...