Friendship

This Dying Dog's Bucket List Is Unbelievably Sweet

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Lauren Fern Watt found out that her English Mastiff, Gizelle, was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, she was absolutely devastated. Watt's ...

National Hugs Day: 12 Embraces You'll Experience In Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Limber up those shoulder joints and flex those arms wide y'all - 'cause it's National Hug Day. From man hugs to group hugs to keeping-yourself-warm...

Friendship Breakdowns; Ten Things You Need to Know

Kirsten Brown | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsten Brown

Funny things, aren't they; friendships? When they're good, you feel like you're wrapped up in a lovely emotionally supportive and hilarious bubble, but when they go south, it can be tricky to know how to handle it, devastating, even.

The Social Networking Stigma: Blocking

Claire Lim | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Claire Lim

Whatever the reason for the blocking, it is the right of the blocker to block whomever they wish, after all, it's their personal feed. Social networking is not real life and it must be remembered that we should separate the two.

Turn(it)around Bright Eyes

The Mac Twins | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Sometimes the magnitude of everything you want to do in your lifetime is so overwhelming that you don't do any of them at all. Read all of Game of Thrones, re-visit chess, triathlon training - the list trundles on and on.

Controversial Joys: Benefits From the Social Media

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Social media networks such as Facebook can be easily addictive, because we are interested in what our friends are up to lately. After all, we are social animals who love our friends...

Word Games

Caragh Little | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK
Caragh Little

We place ourselves on the blank canvas of others' judgment and opinions: longing to be liked, afraid of being hated, desperate for our words to find common ground with someone, even for a moment.

And The Top Ten Happiest Moments In Life Are...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are many things in life that make us happy - buttery crumpets, sunny days and cute cat videos being just some of them. Now, a new piece of re...

8 Reasons Why Your Best Friend Is WAY Better Than Your Boyfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From consoling one another over the House of Cards finale to discussing their latest boy troubles - friends are a crucial part of our lives. They'...

What It Means to Lead

Shannon Edwards | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

While fighting sadness, fatigue and pain over the past two years, Kate has written tirelessly about her friends, her family, her love of fashion; she's encouraged us to look at the devastating realities of Africa. She helped define who and how you can grieve if you don't know someone going through this intimately.

Christmas Cards - Is It Time to Stamp Them Out?

Paul Marshall | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Marshall

The trouble is that we all tend to think we're a little more well-liked than we are. Therefore, the receiving of a Hallmark offering is often the only validation we have of our self-perceived popularity.

The Lifestyle Implications of Your Social Network

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dundovic

Human beings are social animals. This is something we've known for a long time, but often neglect in practice. Maintaining our social interactions is a fundamental human need, and consequently holds many undervalued benefits to our health, our well-being and our economic prosperity.

Make a Friend...Any Friend...

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I've been thinking about friendship a lot recently. Because friendship is a weird thing in recovery. Any recovery. From anything. Recovery teaches you that you can never assume how a friend will act.

How to Be Happy - A Simple Formula!

David Hurst | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Hurst

We all know that seeing a friend has this positive effect, but sometimes we repeatedly push it away in pursuit of happiness by other means. But in the pursuit of "achieving" this other happiness, we usually neglect what we know does make us happy: spending time with friends.

The Truth About Growing Up

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daphne Ashley Sze

Nobody said it was easy. We're all shoved into a momentary oblivion with clouded judgment and unclear future. We're forced to choose between two things we can't let go of, and punished to cry in silence and accept defeat. But really, most of the time, we are almost always forced to grow up.

So, What's Your Situation?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Often when such friendships end, they end rather badly, like a romance gone sour. Over the years, I have learned that not honouring purely situational friendships with closure leaves them existing in the subconscious mind. Not only does this bind us to the past, but often it does so negatively.

How to Tell When Your Friendship Has Ended

Liberty Forrest | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

It's true that sometimes friendships can be kind of lopsided. One friend might have an ongoing issue and needs some support for a while. Perhaps for a very long while. And you're doing all the giving and that friend is doing all the receiving. But then there are times it works the other way and you're on the receiving end for a while.

The Importance of Female Friendships

Robyn Harris | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robyn Harris

If there's one piece of ultimately invaluable advice that I can offer to women and girls of all ages, it is that there is nothing more important in this world than creating and maintaining strong, positive and ebullient friendships with other women.

Making Friends After Divorce and Separation

Helen King | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

Until this point you might have had a ready-made social life. You may have been a couple hanging out with other couples. Suddenly that social scene turns upside down. You might feel that you don't 'fit in' so well, as the talk still revolves around what to do as a pair. You may feel ready to re-assess your life and decide what route you alone would like to take.

Assassins and Advocates

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

I'm not innocent. I have been defensive. I have been guarded and on many occasions these things have manifested themselves with disastrous consequences but in spite of it all, I am still here.

These Friends Posed On Their Sofa To Create Holiday Photos With A Difference

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Comedy

"My friends went on a summer long roadtrip in their van," explains Redditor thezim0090, "and decided to capture the memory of their different destinat...

How Do You Know If You Have a True Friend?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Living our lives we run into, work with and connect with so many people and sometimes, if we are real lucky, we make a true friend... Which brings me to my question. What is a true friend? Is there anyone in our life that we can call a true friend? As we get older it gets harder to make new friends. When we are young we have so much more time to make friends than we do as adults.

What to Do When Your Friends Are Parenting, Borderline Patronising, You

Olga Levancuka | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Some studies claim that a break-up with a close friend harms your heart the same if not more, as a break-up with your beloved. But don't be tempted, it is time to get busy. You have new friends to meet, new relationships to build and new opportunities to fulfill.

Even the Most Time-Stretched of Us Could - And Should - Be Able to Share a Cuppa With a Lonely Human Being

Clare Finney | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

I am 26. I met Rachel, an 86-year-old British Ghanian, through an elderly befriending scheme in Islington. We've been chatting, sipping tea or shandy and half-watching Home and Away every week for the past two years.

Things We Really Say When Our Friends Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All John wants is to drink a lemonade - neat, no vodka. But his friends have other ideas. Will John ever get the early night he craves, or is h...