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...

Thank You Adele

Kate Elliott | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

The main reason I wanted to say my thanks was because it's a song that seemed to reach inside of me and really take a bit of what I've been trying to say and put it into the most beautiful words. I love music and singing, but it's been a while since I really felt a song this much.

The Importance of Old Friends

Julia Burness | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Burness

New friendships are full of excitement, I am constantly wondering if certain relationships will stand the test of time. Whether we will ever get to that point of familiarity. Some new friendships are surprising, they move quickly then falter, others move slowly but with meaning.

'You Are the Average of the Five People You Spend The Most Time With' - Can This Be True?

Sofie Sandell | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Sofie Sandell

I've heard the quote used over and over again by motivational success speakers. They have even suggested that you must get rid of some of your old friends and family members to reach the next level of success. Is that a sustainable solution for personal development and becoming successful?

Should Friendships Be 'Worked' At?

Gina Lyons | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

No one can say I haven't worked at my relationships. I've forgiven when needed, been patient when pushed, determined when others would walk away, and always understood that this type of effort was vital to relationships. I just never thought I might have to apply this type of vigor to my friendships.

What Can Taylor Swift Teach Us About Getting Girls Involved in Sport?

Jane Ashworth | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Sport
Jane Ashworth

Taylor Swift has helped us celebrate the power of female friendships. Sports organisations can learn from Taylor and her friends by embracing the social side of sport too.

Pieta House: Fighting Suicide in New York

Aaron Vallely | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

One is forever surprised by the random things one hears from people one never would never expect to hear them from. I attended an event in New York Un...

Friends Like These

Nick Taussig | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Parents
Nick Taussig

I write this post over a week after we completed The Big Bad Ride, a 460-mile endurance cycle from Edinburgh to London in aid of Harrison's Fund, a small charity working hard to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease which affects my two young sons, Theo and Oskar.

World Smile Day: What Happened When I Dedicated My Morning Commute to Smiling at Strangers

Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

Smiling humanises people. Smiling made me realise all those people on my morning commute - the bodies crammed on the Tube, the people working at that time in the morning, the people you simply walk past - they're actually real people.

Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends

Aimee Foster | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

When I had my daughter six years ago, I was wholly unprepared for the raft of life changes I was about to experience. One of the many changes I had not expected was the change to my friendships.

Girl With Autism Writes Poignant Note: 'Wanted: A Friend'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old girl with autism has written a heartbreaking note to let others know the qualities she wants in a friend. Karen Adams says her da...

Six-Year-Old's Heartfelt Plea To Divorced Parents Is So Precious

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents

A six-year-old girl taught her divorced parents an impressive lesson about friendship, and the touching moment was captured in a video that has been w...

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Thirteen: Your Kind of People.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

During your time as an undergraduate you are likely to encounter an array of people, some of whom you will like and some of whom you would pay to see ...

Mum Friendships: Why They're Important And Tips On Meeting New Mums

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents

Making friends with other mums to share stories, have a laugh and unload your worries with, can be a huge confidence boost for new parents. However...

I'm Not Responding But I Still Really Care

Kate Elliott | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I normally have texts to reply to, Facebook messages to read, letters I ought to be writing and sending; but sometimes I just don't have the brain space to respond. It's hard when you have a day when you're feeling low or finding it hard to muster together the motivation to do all of the things you need to and then there's being sociable added in too.

Hilarious #DivorceSelfies Are Proof That Not All Break-Ups Are Bad Ones

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of an overjoyed newly-divorced duo has urged other separated couples to snap post-proceeding selfies, proving that not all break-ups are ugly ...

We Need to Talk About Ana

Maliha Reza | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

If you are supporting someone through this then stay strong. They need you to be. They are full of intense regret and self-deprecation, and your support and love will be one thing getting through the barrier and to the starting line of a healthy life.

Someone Invented A Tampon You Can Share With Your BFF

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has invented a double tampon designed for two gal pals to use... at the same time... while menstruating. We'll give you a moment to let th...

11 Things You Want To Tell Your Pals About Their Phone Addiction

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've all been there: you're sat opposite your friend, detailing your latest life woes and then they do the unthinkable... They pull their phone ou...

Woman Posts 'Groom Wanted' Ad In Newsagent Window On Friend's Behalf

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays, it's pretty easy to land a date. All you need to do is download a dating app, get swiping and get chatting. Obviously this doesn't mean your...

Woman's Kindness To Lonely Older Woman Finds Her A Friend For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has told of how she's found a new lunch friend for life by committing the simplest act of kindness. Brooke Ochoa from Texas was walking int...

Fair Weather

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

While engrossed in grief, the seasons sadly don't always represent their metaphorical meanings. Good weather does not always bring with it good times. Relationships that had remained strong and fulfilling in fair weather had turned to destructive depressions in grayer times.