Friends Like These

Nick Taussig | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Parents
Nick Taussig

I write this post over a week after we completed The Big Bad Ride, a 460-mile endurance cycle from Edinburgh to London in aid of Harrison's Fund, a small charity working hard to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal disease which affects my two young sons, Theo and Oskar.

World Smile Day: What Happened When I Dedicated My Morning Commute to Smiling at Strangers

Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

Smiling humanises people. Smiling made me realise all those people on my morning commute - the bodies crammed on the Tube, the people working at that time in the morning, the people you simply walk past - they're actually real people.

Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends

Aimee Foster | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

When I had my daughter six years ago, I was wholly unprepared for the raft of life changes I was about to experience. One of the many changes I had not expected was the change to my friendships.

Girl With Autism Writes Poignant Note: 'Wanted: A Friend'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Parents

A seven-year-old girl with autism has written a heartbreaking note to let others know the qualities she wants in a friend. Karen Adams says her da...

Six-Year-Old's Heartfelt Plea To Divorced Parents Is So Precious

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Parents

A six-year-old girl taught her divorced parents an impressive lesson about friendship, and the touching moment was captured in a video that has been w...

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Thirteen: Your Kind of People.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

During your time as an undergraduate you are likely to encounter an array of people, some of whom you will like and some of whom you would pay to see ...

Mum Friendships: Why They're Important And Tips On Meeting New Mums

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents

Making friends with other mums to share stories, have a laugh and unload your worries with, can be a huge confidence boost for new parents. However...

I'm Not Responding But I Still Really Care

Kate Elliott | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I normally have texts to reply to, Facebook messages to read, letters I ought to be writing and sending; but sometimes I just don't have the brain space to respond. It's hard when you have a day when you're feeling low or finding it hard to muster together the motivation to do all of the things you need to and then there's being sociable added in too.

Hilarious #DivorceSelfies Are Proof That Not All Break-Ups Are Bad Ones

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of an overjoyed newly-divorced duo has urged other separated couples to snap post-proceeding selfies, proving that not all break-ups are ugly ...

We Need to Talk About Ana

Maliha Reza | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

If you are supporting someone through this then stay strong. They need you to be. They are full of intense regret and self-deprecation, and your support and love will be one thing getting through the barrier and to the starting line of a healthy life.

Someone Invented A Tampon You Can Share With Your BFF

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has invented a double tampon designed for two gal pals to use... at the same time... while menstruating. We'll give you a moment to let th...

11 Things You Want To Tell Your Pals About Their Phone Addiction

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We've all been there: you're sat opposite your friend, detailing your latest life woes and then they do the unthinkable... They pull their phone ou...

Woman Posts 'Groom Wanted' Ad In Newsagent Window On Friend's Behalf

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays, it's pretty easy to land a date. All you need to do is download a dating app, get swiping and get chatting. Obviously this doesn't mean your...

Woman's Kindness To Lonely Older Woman Finds Her A Friend For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has told of how she's found a new lunch friend for life by committing the simplest act of kindness. Brooke Ochoa from Texas was walking int...

Fair Weather

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

While engrossed in grief, the seasons sadly don't always represent their metaphorical meanings. Good weather does not always bring with it good times. Relationships that had remained strong and fulfilling in fair weather had turned to destructive depressions in grayer times.

A Letter to My Friends on International Friendship Day 2015

Dawn Kofie | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Dawn Kofie

So what I'm left with is you lot, my self-selected family. A constellation of kind, patient, clever and very funny people. I'm lucky to have you.

Through My Friends, I Learnt To Be 'Me'

Ciara Lawrence | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
Ciara Lawrence

I haven't always found it easy to make friends. I used to be really aware of my learning disability and I used to worry about what other people thought of me. I was quiet and not myself. I found it hard to talk about having a learning disability because I didn't want people to think I was stupid.

A Message for My Friends

Kate Elliott | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

Mental health problems can be so very isolating at times. Last week I was a bit of a social butterfly, catching up with three friends who I've not seen in far too long. Some days it's tricky, there have been times when seeing people has just been really hard and I've avoided certain social situations. This is a message to my friends...

It's Official: Having A Big Group Of Mates Could Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Friends: they laugh with you, drunk cry with you, and most importantly, they put up with your drama 24/7. But sadly, some of us choose to let hecti...

The Ghosts of Friendships Past

Sarah Pylas | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Pylas

At the time, it was certainly easier for me to avoid a big falling out. I felt no animosity towards anyone, just no longer had the same desire to hang out. Would admitting this have been fairer on them, or served only to lessen my own guilt?

Mental Health Stigma Is Still Alive

Danielle Lowe | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

People keep insisting that the stigma of mental health problems are long gone. From institutions saying it's okay to speak up about your mental health...

Mummy Speed Dating

Elfa Wilmot | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Elfa Wilmot

It's a bit tedious going to playgroups and meeting mums at school and having to spend months figuring out who you want in your gang. Mummy Speed Dating would make life a lot easier. If you had four minutes with each mum, what would you look for? This is how I would suss out my mummy friend soul mate.

This Bunch of Friends Is Changing London

William Barylo | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
William Barylo

Have you ever dreamt about exploring the cultural treasures of London but wondering how to access it and get immersed in these wonderful universes?

There's No One I'd Rather Talk About My Vagina With...

Amy Ransom | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Ransom

I'm sitting in the park and on the table in front of me are a new NCT group. They've all met up with newborns and husbands and I've had to stop myself from going over and sitting with them. Joining in their conversation. Talking about my piles. And giving unsolicited advice. (Yup. I'm going to be THAT type of MIL. Shoot me now. Do it.)

It's Okay Not to Be Resilient All the Time

Vicky Bullen | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

A quick straw poll of some of my friends and colleagues revealed that, whilst many of the emerging themes were common resilience themes, a real plethora of slightly unexpected techniques came through - so I thought I would share some of those.