Friendship

Some Truths About Travelling the World- Before You Take Off

Chloe Palmer | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

In two weeks and one day I will be setting off to travel the globe. I have been planning this trip for the past six months and boy have I learnt a few lessons.

Festival Love, Its a Beautiful Thing!

John Mason | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
John Mason

Yes there was amazing music, yes there were unbelievable djs, yes the food was incredible. But for me, what made my first festival so brilliant, were these moments of 'festival love'. The sense of community that seemed to flow through and unite everyone there. We were all having the same experience.

If Your Partner Is Your Only Friend, You Need to Get a Life

Tracy Buchanan | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tracy Buchanan

If you're one of those people who spouts off about not needing friends because your partner is your best friend or because you're too busy, widen your horizons. Become an individual. Don't get into that unhealthy trap.

Is This Killing Your Relationship? It Is For Other Brits...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A study of UK relationships has unearthed some interesting facts about being with another person in 2014. Aside from the fact that a quarter of th...

My Story, or How I Settled on Dogs

Anna Roth | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I've combined my love for dogs with my knowledge of dog training. It's so much fun when my four-legged friends do what I want and not vice versa. At the same time, my dogs should be happy, because if my dogs aren't happy, neither am I.

The New Way to Keep Employees Happy: Find Them Friends

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

In a survey of 11,500 professionals across 14 countries, approximately 46% of those aged 16 to 65, including 60% of those aged 16-24 years old said having friends at work made them feel happier, with 50% reporting more motivation.

The Mate Escape

William Higham | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

From festivals to social media, we're spending more time with our friends. A growing number of us enjoy a close group of mates that we consider to be a surrogate family: a friendship-family or 'Framily'. In some cases, this is taking over from where the traditional family unit may have left off: either in distance, as people move away from home, or emotionally.

8 Unlikely Animal Friendships To Celebrate International Friendship Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Comedy

It's International Day Of Friendship! And here at HuffPost UK Comedy, we don't think it be restricted to mere humans. Oh, no. Just check out these an...

Quotes About Friendship

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether going through a break up, experiencing work troubles or simply feeling down in the dumps, there's nothing better than grabbing a cuppa (or bot...

18 Funny Quotes About Friendship To Celebrate International Friendship Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

It's International Day Of Friendship on 30 July. So if you're after a funny quote to share with your friends (after you've shared a hug/pint/non-ro...

Seven Ways to Ruin a Friendship

Emma Clarke | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Clarke

I like to think of myself as a pretty easygoing woman. I have great female friends. I get on with many, many women. But, man, there are times when engaging in girl-talk can feel like you've been chucked in a bear pit.

Extreme and Dangerous

Caragh Little | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

You'd think a book would be the least dangerous thing you could send to your friend who's just begun their summer holiday. Nothing could be much safer, it might seem, than relaxing on a deckchair, in a peaceful garden or hotel poolside terrace, with a book and a cool drink. But this is Northern Ireland, and when we send parcels, we have to risk assess.

Getting Out of the 'Friend Zone'

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

The reason why you are both just friends with each other is because you never actually showed sexual interest. Therefore you never really saw each other as a sexual threat.

This Adorable Bathroom Graffiti Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think about typical bathroom graffiti your mind will probably jump to penis pictures and trashy 'RM 4 RZ 4EVA 'N' Alwayz' declarations of teena...

Kindness: An International Value

Georgina Jones | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

family and friends but also to unite strangers through a value that can be included in every aspect of life. Kind acts do not have to be newsworthy to involve a positive chain and this effect is often present in everyday kindness we see and do like helping a stranger carry their luggage upstairs.

Are You a Square Peg in a Round Hole, Too?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

For decades I didn't feel like I belonged anywhere. As far back as I can remember, it was difficult to "fit in". My mother was always saying "Why can't you be more like this person or that person?" I wondered that, too. I tried as hard as I could but somehow, it just didn't quite work. I didn't think like other people. And I was often misunderstood.

Is Dating Your Friend a Good Idea?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

The biggest risk was telling each other that they liked each other, in that way. Because they were friends the risk and impact of rejection is much higher. At the other end of things, if the relationship doesn't work, particularly if it ends badly, you run the risk of ruining the friendship.

A Friend in Need Is a Friend Best Avoided

Paul Marshall | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Tjat's the trouble with friendship. It's like an elastic band. It only stretches so far before it finally breaks. There's only so many times you can ask someone for emotional support, only so many times you can fall on their generosity, only so many times you can watch Beaches with them.

Don't Lose Your Friends Over Love

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

The three most common reasons why people's friends don't like the latest love interest provide insight into understanding where your friend is coming. Smoothing over any potential ructions before they occur can keep your friendship intact during your relationship.

How To Tell If Your Friend Is A Toxic Soul-Sucker

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All of us at some point have had a toxic friend - the one who's more interested in your bad news, isn't particularly happy for you when good things ha...

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

My Friend's a Ukip Politician - So What?

Grant Feller | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

So when is it acceptable to drop a mate? All men like to think that they're unfailingly loyal, understanding and loathe to engage in petty vendettas with friends. But two encounters this weekend made me consider the dilemma of standing by a friend no matter what they do.

Here's A Very Good Argument For Not Arguing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While popular thinking dictates that bottling your feelings up is bad for your health due to internal stress, researchers have found that regular argu...

Female Friends: The Antidote to Family Irritations?

Helen King | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

I love my friends. I can almost plot them through my different life stages. My friends have been there through thick and thin. They have helped to structure the route that my life has taken and will take in the future.

Tea and Empathy - A Simple and Effective Way to Alleviate the Loneliness of More Than a Million Older People

Trevor Lyttleton | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Lyttleton

The Health Secretary has declared a national emergency and we offer a tried and tested solution with your help, as volunteers - monthly drivers and annual hosts or as sponsors of our Golden Jubilee Appeal - so we can extend our hand of friendship to many more of the neglected million older people.