Friendship

Mum Friends Make the World Go Round

Amy Ransom | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

They were still there. Of course. But they were busy. With life and older kids. As we all are. I really missed them. It was lonely not having mums around with babies the same age, that I could chat to and share our worries.

Study Reveals The Age When You Start To Lose Friends

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

How many friends did you have during secondary school? What about university? How does that compare to how many friends you have now? A new study has ...

The Art of Long-Distance Friendship

Emily Morgan | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Morgan

That friendship doesn't change as time passes. When you are reunited, they don't ask you indirectly - who are you now? - by endless questioning about what you do and the logistics of your life. Those friends look into your eyes and know immediately of all your adventures through the happiness they find there.

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

Victoria Wills | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Wills

You find yourself in a situation which is, at best, undermining your efforts and at worst, absolutely soul destroying and likely to have you reaching for the comfort of cake as you slip back in to the perpetual vicious circle.

Is Doing an NCT Course the Friendship Moment of Your Life?

Lisa Williams | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Williams

Your first NCT class is like your first day at a new school; there you are, at a huge milestone in your life, wearing new clothes that make you feel very grown up, and eyeballing your new classmates wondering which one is going to be your new best mate.

9 Photos That Capture The Special Bond Between A Toddler And Her Bulldog

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

The friendship between a toddler and her pet bulldog is being documented in a heartwarming Instagram account. Two-year-old Erin Craig, from New York, ...

How It Feels Getting Dumped By Your Work

Anita Shargall | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Shargall

I come out of the meeting and feel overwhelmed with emotion, armed with a pack of redundancy docs, now known as 'the white envelope of doom'. My face is puffy from all the crying and the fact my HR colleague has been plying me with cheap kitchen roll. Word of advice to any HR advisors- invest in Kleenex.

Child's Heartbreaking Message In A Bottle Found Washed Up On Beach

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Parents

A young boy's heartbreaking message to his best friend who passed away was found washed up on a beach. Jonathon Torres, whose age and location are unk...

25 and Friendless

Kylie Barton | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

It is quite something to admit you have no friends. This doesn't mean you smell, are a failure, or a social moron. You are in fact, not alone! I implore all friendless people to stand up, fess up, and speak up.

A Voice From the Dark: Why Talking Taboos Makes for a Better Society

Angela Brightwell | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents
Angela Brightwell

It's important to share our stories if we can, especially those of us who find it easier to express ourselves through the written word than others may. In fact, it's our duty to do so, in the hope it might help others.

The Touching Story Of These Kids Meeting Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a heartwarming story of the moment her daughter met a little boy on the beach and they became instant best friends. Ayanna Toye ...

Woman Tries (And Fails) To Drill A Hole In Her Wall, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to using power tools, things can be a little confusing to say the least. With drills, for example, there are multiple add-ons and drill...

Video Of Old Man And His Dog Captures The Beauty Of Friendship In Old Age

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A short clip of an old man walking his dog has managed to simultaneously break and melt the internet's icy heart. The clip shows the old man slowly wa...

I'm Not Bragging When I Tell You Someone Hit on Me

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

When I was 17 years old a man pulled over an articulated lorry on a busy road to hit on me. I can't be sure, but I think that's when a lifetime of being hit on constantly began. Now wait - before you think "ugh, what is this woman complaining about now?" I'm here to explain why women need to stop thinking other women are bragging when they tell these stories.

We Could All Benefit From Wimbledon High School's Toxic Friendship Lessons

Polly Allen | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Allen

Young people are fantastic early adopters of technology, but they don't have the emotional resilience to cope with the fall-out when feelings get hurt along the way. Girls, in particular, seem to be experts at internalising this upset.

The Strength of Everyone Else

Kevan Chandler | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevan Chandler

My parents took in the words, the concerns, the information. They sat there in a cold room, surrounded by doctors, and they decided to be strong.

'Buddy Bench' Ensures No Child At School Ever Has To Play Alone

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school has installed a "buddy bench" in their playground where children can go if they're looking for a friend. The rules of the bench are ...

Two Men Share The Story Of Their Friendship For Down's Syndrome Awareness Week

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

World, meet Chris and Rob. The pair met at the football a while back and are now really good friends. Every Thursday they do a 'Gym & Swim' session to...

Touching 'Before And After' Photo Celebrates Man's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man has shared a beautiful photograph which celebrates a very special 15-year friendship - with none other than his loyal pooch. Imgur user 'KarmaL...

Best Friends Prove Why Inclusion Is So Important For Kids With Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents

The important friendship and inclusion for children with Down's syndrome has been captured in a heartwarming video of two childhood friends. Best frie...

You're in Love With Your Phone and It's Making You a Bit Rubbish

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Jade E. Bradford

I've had all the notifications turned off on my phone for about a year now. Nobody would ever know, though. I never miss a thing. Because the damn phone is always in my hand. I'm never not looking at it. On the rare occasions I'm not looking at it, I'm thinking about the fact that I'm not looking at it. I'm in an unhealthy relationship with my phone and we need to break up.

An Open Apology to My Friends With Babies

Angela Brightwell | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Brightwell

We'll play this weird charade - you playing it down for my benefit, and me over-enthusing for yours. When you pop into the kitchen to grab the pump, you won't notice me furiously blinking up at the ceiling, or the marks on my arm from trying to pinch it all back.

Why You Should Let Your Friends Give Up, Even If You Don't Want to

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

I'm what waiters, dinner party hosts and anyone who can't mind their own business might call a dietetic pain in the ass. In the last few years, I've become a prolific giver-upper of things, which can sort of make me difficult to cater for. It does not however, make me difficult to be around.

Welcome to My Family of Addicts

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Both my uncles are obsessive shoppers, both of whom are equally obsessive about paying the bill at any given restaurant. Both my grandfathers died from a smoking addiction and my Grandma has a tendency to clean manically when stressed. Three members of my family have a tendency to over-eat and are incapable of stopping and my mum can't sit still until all the drawers and doors in the house are shut.

Looking Beyond Appearances

Maggie Currie | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

If you have ever judged someone dismissively, thought they were not worth bothering with, only to have them become an extremely good friend once you got to know them properly, then you will understand the hazards of the judgement cycle. An experience like that may lead you to question your natural tendency to believe your first impressions.