Five Friendship Tips I Learnt From Desperate Housewives

Liz Marie | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

No matter the twists and turns that your love life takes, your girlfriends will always be there to pick up the pieces and put you back together again. The housewives were insane, but they stuck together and got each other through the tough times.

My Transgender Transition: Coming Out to Family and Friends

Jayden Ray Billington | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayden Ray Billington

Coming out as trans to my friends and family was both the easiest and the hardest thing I have ever faced. I had touched upon the subject with two friends in a light hearted manner to see what their reaction would be a few months prior to 'coming out' but I was not ready to fully engage with them the depths of how I felt or how serious I truly was...

Rise of the Henzilla

Sarah Kwong | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

My friend, the one who is being suitably forced to pay extra for the activity that nobody wants to do (pottery), goes on to say that she's being dragged to Bristol on a WEEK NIGHT to look at 'pubs and places that we can go'.

Making Friends as an Emptynester

Helen King | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen King

Suddenly on your own again, with the disappearance of all the family chores, it can be a frightening prospect. All of a sudden you have to accept that your child rearing days are over. You have to adapt to life solely with your partner or on your own, and you have to think about what you are going to do with all that spare time, previously taken up with family activities.

Why Gossip Is No Bad Thing...

Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Gossip, especially gossip at work, is generally considered a bad thing. While it’s hard to deny that few catty words shared at the water cooler can ...

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

The Art of Loneliness

Aaron Vallely | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aaron Vallely

Having a friend die young, one realizes that their own existence is not guaranteed simply because of their youth. It might seem obvious, but it can be easily overlooked. Friendship is a quintessential and resplendent activity for each of us all, indeed, a luxury for the living. T

Niamh - The Beautiful Baby Girl I Miss So Much, Even Though I Never Met Her

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I genuinely think that I was as excited about Becky and Neil expecting Niamh as I was when Carolyn was expecting Anna and Iris. And I don't mean that in a dismissive way about my girls. I love them completely. But I remember Becky telling us that she was pregnant and it was incredible.

Woman Given Up For Adoption Tries Looking For Her Mother Via Facebook, Finds Two Sisters Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Facebook: it's certainly good for some things. Nicholle Oliver, 36, from Pittsburgh, embarked on Facebook search for to look for her mother, posti...

The 'Friends' Reunion

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

Why are we so obsessed with reuniting fictional characters and losing weight? Well the latter may need its own blog but for now let's talk about; Friends: The one with the reunion.

Travelling With Friends

Kerry Christiani | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them," Mark Twain once quipped. How right he was. Travel can make or break a friendship, so before you journey to the other side of the globe, only to realise that your best mate is your polar opposite...

5 Types Of Friends We're Lucky To Have

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In light of our #MonthOfKinship campaign we're continuing to celebrate and cherish all kinds of relationships - not just romantic ones. The beauty ...

The 11 Facebook Friends You Need to Un-friend Immediately

Kate Leaver | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech
Kate Leaver

Going through a thorough Facebook friend cull can be really hard. But sometimes it's just necessary. I'm here for you. Here to hold your hand. Here to take you on a un-friending journey that will ultimately leave your newsfeed - and your life - lighter. Alright. Let's do this.

#MonthOfKinship: How To Mend A Feud With Family Or Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Long-standing feuds, we've all got (at least) one: the estranged friend, banished family member, the ex-flatmate who you still haven't spoken to since...

Poorna Bell

The History Of Friendship: Why It's So Fundamental To Your Happiness | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Friendship isn't just something we humans do - anyone who has seen kittens and puppies cuddling or chimpanzees enjoying a good nit-picking session can...

Blurred Lines

Amy Anka | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

Can men and women ever be just friends? I wondered this out loud on Saturday night as I was sitting down to dinner with a girlfriend. "No" she told me, matter of factly. "No?" I asked. I was a little crushed. I love men as friends. In fact, sometimes I prefer their company over women's. They generally think from a logical place rather than an emotional one, and they are often the voice of reason.

Brogan Driscoll

#MonthOfKinship: HuffPost Editors Dedicate February To Their Loved Ones | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From a young age we're taught - through anonymous Valentine's cards and love poems - that 14 February is an exclusive event reserved for those who are...

Month Of Kinship: Why February Isn't Just For Lovebirds

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems perverse that after January - the month when the most number of break-ups and divorces take place - February follows with its glut of heart-...

What To Say And Not To Say To Someone Going Through A Crappy Time

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite most of us having family and friends that we love, some of them - even with the best intentions - say some pretty stupid things when trying to...

This Totally Sums Up The Difference Between 'Friends' And 'More Than Friends'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Take a female denialist and a guy who's too chicken to tell her how he feels, and you have the age-old conundrum of "are we friends or more than frien...

Why It's So Difficult To Make (And Keep) Friends When You're An Adult

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Arranging to meet friends, the older you get, becomes less about spontaneity and more about 'let me check my diary' and settling on a date weeks - eve...

Borrow My Love

Lucy Horobin | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Horobin

So, we may be single, in our 30's & with no sign of marriage, babies or even a relationship on the horizon, but do you know what? No thanks. I'll take a friendly lick on the face & picking up poop over a one night stand & baggage. You can keep your awkward first date dinner for 2, I've got a platonic play date with a Dachshund.

Thirteen Things I've Learned

Chenice Clarke | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

As 2013 is ending, I've taken the time to reflect on the last 12 months. I think reflection is an important part of growth, and I look forward to hearing what you've learned in 2013 and what you hope to achieve in 2014.

(Obvious) Life Lessons from 2013

Adele Barlow | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

So whenever this time of year rolls around and I'm getting reflective on what this year taught me, or what I can attempt to do better next year (as always: more exercise, less worry, more comfort-zone-exiting, less overanalysing) - I notice the random highlights that stick with me, the moments which remind me of the obvious 'lessons' I want to hold onto going forwards.

Why Your Best Friend Doesn't Always Give The Best Advice

Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The wonderful, yet slightly disconcerting thing about best female friends is that they often know us better than ourselves. From listening to our inne...