Friendship

A Friend Till the End

Elaine Benton | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Having a much-loved pet put down, is one of life's unpleasant responsibilities when owning a dog. Saving an animal from unnecessary suffering, when nothing else can be done, we sometimes have to make the difficult decision, knowing it is the kind and humane thing to do.

Depression Sufferers Open Up About The Social Networking Site Made Specifically For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When depression takes hold, those caught in its grips can feel increasingly isolated. The mental health condition is not uncommon - in fact, rough...

Why Facebook Friends Matter

Juliet Simmons | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Tech
Juliet Simmons

If Facebook really is just about superficial friendships and the right now then why do I care much about the people out there and what they think about what I have to say? The truth is that I've found that Facebook has been a magical way of connecting me with people from different parts of my life.

On Making Peace With Social Media and Navigating Life Online

Christobel Hastings | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech
Christobel Hastings

We would do well to remember that it isn't social media that's made us unsocial. We simply over-indulged, lured away from living in the moment as we hungrily traversed the web. The platforms themselves enable us to make connections... by nature their vast reach makes them ideal for proliferating dialogue, highlighting injustices and uniting people through common causes.

Why Growing Up Just Sucks a Little Bit!

Chloe Bevan | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Bevan

When growing up your life changes a lot from moving school to leaving education all together. I have come to the realisation that my life over the next few years could really change, from where I live, to my family and friends, and that is a very scare thought indeed!

How To Plan A Trip To Disneyland Paris For Adults

HuffPost UK | Liz Jarvis | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What's the plan for the weekend? Same old drinks in the same old bar followed by the same old late night bite waiting for a cab under a windswept umbr...

Keep Your Friendships Fresh

Karen Pine | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

As humans we have evolved as social animals. It once made sense for us to stick to our own tribe because outsiders represented danger. They don't any more. Invite more outsiders into your tribe and freshen up your friendships and your life.

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 23.04.2015 | 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 19.04.2015 | 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 17.04.2015 | 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 14.04.2015 | 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 14.04.2015 | 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 11.04.2015 | 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 08.04.2015 | 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 07.04.2015 | 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...