Reaching The Summit Of Mont Blanc, With No Mountaineering Experience

The Tempest Two | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Tempest Two

The reason we took on Mont Blanc, was to show that ordinary people can go and take on these challenges. We could have easily come back down and said it was easy, a walk in the park. But what is the point of that?

How To Survive In A Wheelchair

Kevan Chandler | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevan Chandler

I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which weakens my limbs and leaves me highly dependent on others. I have my wheelchair and I do fine on sidewalks. But batteries die, stairs show up, and I do get hungry from time to time. Now, throw zombies into that mix!

7 Tips For Shy People On How To Start Conversations With Strangers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’ve moved somewhere new or simply want to expand your friendship circle, often the only way to make a new connection is to talk to a stra...

When Your Best Friends Are No Longer Your Best Friends

Lucy Wigley | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Wigley

I started to feel like that about a lot of my friendships, from very early on in my pregnancy, and once my first baby arrived, it became clear that maintaining certain friendships was going to be harder than climbing Kilimajaro in heels. But it was a struggle of emotions- these were friendships I'd had for 20 years- I'd been friends with these people for longer than I hadn't been.

Real-Life Footage Shows The 'Magic' That Can Happen When You Meet Your Neighbours

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Only half of us know the names of our neighbours, but a new campaign is aiming to change that by bringing community spirit back to Britain. The initi...

Guy 'Delivers' Best Friend A Hug At 2am, Gives Us All #FriendshipGoals

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You may think your best friend is awesome, but they (probably) haven’t got anything on Jeffrey Walsh. The 16-year-old was recently chilling at home ...

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Grandma With Wrong Number Invites Stranger To Thanksgiving, So They Become BFFs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A grandma accidentally invited a stranger to Thanksgiving dinner after texting the wrong number. But, after the pair realised the mistake, the loving ...

Social Life After Becoming A Parent

Mark Thomas | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents
Mark Thomas

Friends will know you as socially reliable - you're one of the inner-circle. You will be there at "the event", whatever that may be, and you're great for that. You're not one of the flaky guys who will inevitably cancel at the last minute and give some sorry excuse.

Things I Could Never Tell The Expectant Parent

Samantha Wills | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Wills

They started to tell us about the absolute non-negotiables - the car seat, that would be researched with absolute scrutiny, likewise the breathing sensor pads. My husband and I threw an almost imperceptible glance towards each other. "Oh, they're in it now alright. They're in the baby game. And they don't even know the half of it."

11 Pitfalls Of Ghosting A Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone has that one friend in their life who brings more drama and emotional baggage than an episode of Eastenders, and now you’ve decided to get ...

Why I Ghosted My Best Friend

Charlotte Long | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Long

A day after my 20th birthday I 'ghosted' my best friend Gemma*. Feeling particularly hungover after a night clubbing we had our very first fight, where eight years of toxic resentment surfaced. I then deleted her off all social media sites, blocked her number and never spoke to her again. I never told her the real reason why either.

The Moment A Boy With Autism Found True Acceptance

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was moved to tears when she witnessed the moment her son, who struggled to make friends, found true acceptance. Shanna Niehaus’ five-year-old ...

How To Deal With Moody People

Amy Shefik | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

One of the best pieces of advice I have ever been given about leading a positive and inspiring life, is to take yourself away from negative people and situations. Our environment and the people we spend our time with have a huge impact on our happiness and success.

These Little Boys Are Giving Us All The Friendship Goals

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Parents

Best friends are the person we rely on to send us cat GIFs when we are having a terrible day, or provide a shoulder to cry on when we get dumped. Now ...

There's This Really Funny Woman At Work...

Amy Howerska | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Howerska

We are tucked up in a quiet little bar in Leith, both my friend and I having chosen to live outside of the city centre of Edinburgh for this years Fri...

We All Get Lonely Sometimes - Why Does It Feel So Shameful?

Chris King | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris King

In a society where image often matters more than substance, people must make more of an effort to understand loneliness. Nobody chooses to be lonely. Human beings cannot help being introverted, shy or quiet. To finally combat the so-called last taboo, we could all do with remembering this.

11 Things You Only Know When You’ve Found Your Work BFF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The only thing that gets us out of bed and into the office on a Monday morning is our work BFF. The friend who gives us all the juicy gossip, sends th...

Why Elton John's Drummer, Nigel Olsson, Is A True Gentleman

Tom Cridland | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tom Cridland

I was almost hopeless and had run out of money trying to start up the Tom Cridland brand two years ago, aged 23, when I sent an offer of a complimentary pair of our trousers to Nigel Olsson, who has been Elton's drummer since 1969 and was one of my favourite musicians, via his rep. Much to my surprise, I had an email from Nigel himself the next day, saying he loved the look of my designs.

The Many Relatable Stages Of When Your BFF Gets A BF

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Having a best friend is almost like have a significant other. After all, you text them more than anyone else, you see them at every available opportun...

How Well Do You Really Know Your Facebook Friends?

Suzanne Day | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Day

At the moment it seems that you can't escape a designated 'day' on social media celebrating friendship or the sisterhood! We've had Girlfriends Day, International Friendship Day, Sisters Day, and coming up soon Best Friends Day.

Embrace the Great Outdoors and Challenge Yourself This Summer

Peter Westgarth | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK
Peter Westgarth

The summer months provide the perfect time to walk the hills and roam the valleys of our outstanding British countryside. But last week's research tha...

The Girl Movement

Deirdre Collins | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

The female of the species has a bad rep when it comes to how we treat each other, but a movement where girls have secret groups online and organise meet ups is changing that perception.

These 13 Birds Perfectly Illustrate Your Relationship With Your BFF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

International Day of Friendship (30 July) is a time to reflect on those relationships we choose to have in our lives rather than enforced on us by blo...

I Was a Victim of Hate Crime for Five Years - But I Didn't Realise It at the Time

Bartek Rzepka | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Bartek Rzepka

Figures this week showed that the number of prosecutions for hate crimes against disabled people has risen by more than 40% over the last year. I have a learning disability, and I live in supported housing run by Mencap. When staff there told me about the rise in hate crime, I was shocked but not surprised.