Friendship

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, ...

Parenting: What My Friends Without Kids Have Taught Me

Celine Bell | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Parents
Celine Bell

They've been your friends forever. Don't write them off because they are the link to your past, to dancing on tables, to uni finals, to first loves and inappropriate crushes. Sure, you'll dance on tables with your new mum mates (at some point).

Squad Goals: Keeping The 'Womance' Alive

Sophia Walker | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

It's 6pm on a Friday and the weekend has begun. But I'm avoiding texts from my girlfriends who I'm supposed to be meeting for a drink. I'm still at home waiting for my husband to return so we can exchange our baby like a dodgy brown package, and I can have my night out.

Why Photos Of These Best Friends Make One Dad Feel 'Very Emotional'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents

A dad-of-two has opened up about the rush of emotions he feels when looking at photos of his youngest daughter and her best friend. American journali...

'One Last Goodbye': Elderly Woman's Dying Wish To Cuddle Her Cat In Hospital Is Granted

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In her final hours, an elderly woman wanted to be comforted by her best friend. And who could deny her that? A photograph shared on Imgur shows the mo...

We Never Give Up Fighting For Our Children

Amanda Alexander | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Alexander

In theory, when sharing a table at a sought-after restaurant, our social manual encourages us to talk around the tricky stuff, snapping away on our mobile phones and naturally sharing our proud moments on social media, but I couldn't quieten the voice that wants to acknowledge their plight.

Women Share The Best Drunken Experiences They've Had With Other Drunk Women In Toilets

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There is nowhere on Earth more supportive than the ladies’ toilets on a night out. Whether you’re crying over boy drama or puking your guts up ove...

Bridesmaid Rewrites ‘The Real Slim Shady’ And Makes Wedding Speech History

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought Eminem was good at rapping, let us introduce you to ‘The Real Slim Katie’. A bridesmaid, known only as Katie, took on this stage pe...

Please Don't Stop Inviting Your Friend With Anxiety

Anna Gaunt | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gaunt

Don't give up on your friend who cancels plans last minute. Don't confirm the overwhelming worries that may be preventing them from coming in the first place. I know how frustrating it is, but please don't stop inviting your friend with anxiety.

I Gave Up WhatsApp - Here's What 'Appened

Sophie Deal | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Deal

Giving up WhatsApp was refreshing, particularly to begin with, and gave me a lot more thinking space than I'd had in a while. Rather than being engaged in endless, meaningless exchanges, I was able to focus more on the real world.

An Open Letter To My Childless Friends

Lauren Godfrey | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Godfrey

Please don't stop trying to reach out to new mums - I may not reply but continue to contact me on as many different forms of social media as possible and as often as you can. Despite being incredibly caught up in my own world of spit up, babble, lack of sleep and dirty nappies, I try to listen and hear what you're telling me about your life too - honest.