Friendship

The Unbearable Kindness of Strangers

Chloe Palmer | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

I have been travelling for just over six months and haven't put finger to keyboard for the whole time beyond the weekly reassuring email home. The good English girl that is still left in me feels like I should apologise for being so slack and not meeting expectations.

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

'Learn To Love Yourself' And Other #GoodAdviceIn4Words

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When we're in need of some advice, we usually turn to our best friends or long-suffering mothers to offload. But we might be looking to social medi...

Your Perfect Boyfriend... or Your Female Friends? When the Gender Differences Stab You Through Your Heart.

Olga Levancuka | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

We women, stopped trying to bring our remarkable female qualities that can only benefit our relationship, our career, our social circles, our community. We think of our unique qualities as something to be ashamed of, given our inner beauty and our female nature held us captives in a male world... only decades ago.

Why I Want to Stop Saying This Word

Victoria Leith | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Parents
Victoria Leith

I could hear my thoughts clearly... sorry about the mess... ah yes, sorry about the stains... sorry about the piles of books, sorry that the rubbish is still in the kitchen as is the recycling, sorry that the hallway has some stuff in it and suitcases that we still haven't unpacked from arriving home from living in China...

Are You Ready to Spring Clean Your Relationships?

Sarah Abell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Abell

Spring has most definitely sprung - and many of us will be tempted to clean up our home, sort through our wardrobe or tidy up the garden. It can be hugely satisfying to get rid of unwanted stuff, clear away the grime, fix anything that is broken and display what looks good.

School Reunion - To Go or Not to Go, That Is The Question

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

I am today a much different person to that child. In some respects I would like to tell him it will be alright and deal with it for him, in others I am glad it has made me the man I am today. I honestly have to be hard pushed to fear anyone so it certainly did one thing for me, it built character.

A Cup of Tea and a Text Message

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

Walking into a heavy silent house lit by golden waving glass shadows, one full cup of tea sat on the kitchen counter. It was the cup of tea he never finished when we rushed into hospital two days before. Stale, cold and miserable it had spent 48 hours unaware of its fate.

Friends are like fashion...

Gina Lyons | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Gina Lyons

My best friends from home all have babies, marriages, businesses, studies. They live 70 miles away and are on total different time scales to "us Londoners"

10 Reasons Why Travellers Make Terrible Friends

Amy McPherson | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy McPherson

Yep. You know us. We are the ones who post photos and updates from exotic places on Facebook. We are the ones whose fashion collection make up of cultural rags from all the countries we have been. We are your friends. Your terrible, terrible friends who travel.

Stuff Your Chocolates And Flowers, It's Galentine's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The day before Valentine's Day, expect to see restaurants, bars and cafés jam-packed with happy looking ladies. Because 13 February is Galentine's...

African Paradise Found

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

We have come to the serene Diani Beach, on Kenya's south coast, near the border with Tanzania. Lions and elephants roamed here only a few decades ago when it had been mostly bush and undeveloped land.

20 Reasons Why Best Friends Are, Um, The Bestest

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The proof is in the pudding when it comes to the sheer awesomeness of best friends. So, to celebrate their incredible ways (and because it's our M...

Men United - A Team I Support Without Question

David Morrissey | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
David Morrissey

Men United is one team I am happy to support, without question. Sometimes we have to turn a blind eye to our friends little quirks and oddities, I know I did. My best mate is an Evertonian, I am a dyed-in-the-wool Red. And that's exactly what Prostate Cancer UK wants us all to do: get your friends together and do something great to beat this horrible disease that affects one in eight men. Men United hits the spot for a lot of people and has got some top blokes in its team. 200,000 and counting - and I'm one of them.

The Blink-182 Drama

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So I'd imagine that most people have heard about the Blink-182 drama that hit the news this past week. As a self-professed music addict, I thought I'd chip in my two cents on the story. I'm not going to rehash the whole affair - a quick internet search will get you up to speed - and what I'm going to say doesn't have to only apply to this specific band.

Why I'm Fleeing the Country This Valentine's Day

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

February is traditionally the month for celebrating romantic relationships, while the single ones get pissed and end up being sick into a bin or in the bed of some stranger, but at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we're tired of it.

How To Help A Friend Who's Been Diagnosed With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are an estimated 2.5 million people in the UK currently living with cancer. But statistics can feel irrelevant when someone you care about finds...

Natasha Hinde

Finding Friendship Online Is The Perfect Antidote To Big City Loneliness

HuffingtonPost.com | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In an age where the term trolling is an everyday utterance, it might come as a surprise that - rather than bullying one another - there are hundreds o...

24 Signs You're In A Bromance

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

So you thought you were just having beers and watching episodes of 24, turns out you were sowing the seeds for a full-on bromance. Kicking off the Mon...

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

Amber Bell | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

I always thought of myself as an incredibly independent person. And I am - to a certain extent. I moved out of my home city at 18, I funded my way through University and a few months ago I packed my bags and emigrated to Italy.

This Dying Dog's Bucket List Is Unbelievably Sweet

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2015 | 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 21.03.2015 | 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 16.03.2015 | 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 14.03.2015 | 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.