Friendships

When Your Friend Has A Baby

Lorna Farrell | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Parents
Lorna Farrell

When you have a baby your whole life changes, it's overwhelming and exhausting and amazing all at once. Some people want to retreat and process that privately but a lot of people want to know that they aren't on their own, that their friends and wider family still care for them and are there for them to celebrate and support them. Mamas want to feel loved, and to feel that their baby is loved.

Why Are Friendships So Important?

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

Friends. We all need them. They help us get through life! Without them, our existence itself would falter and grind to a halt. Socialising and communicating with others is something we do to survive. Having friends allow us to talk about our feelings, concerns and passions. We thrive from being around others. Without friends we would find ourselves isolated which could lead to depression and sometimes even suicide.

Table For One

Georgie Bradley | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

This was not a stand-alone situation though. This friend is notoriously late all the time and their pathetic punctuality was particularly pronounced this day. I should have known better but like most people, I try to see past it rather than come down on said person like a barrage of bricks. But one time, two times, three times, finish. NEXT!

One In Five Of Us Are Lonely, And One In Eight Have No Close Friends

Anna Darnell Bradley | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK
Anna Darnell Bradley

Yes, we're all individuals, but we can't escape the inextricable truth that we're social beings too. The relationships and connections we create and maintain with those around us are intimately bound to who we are, who we become and, importantly, how we see ourselves.

Five Things NOT To Say When Someone Has A Family Member With Cancer

Rochelle Bugg | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rochelle Bugg

How do you comfort someone whose world is in the process of spinning off its axis? You want to be supportive but when you open your mouth you realise you have NO IDEA what to say so just blurt something out and hope for the best but worry the whole drive home that you offended them.

My Love Letter To Twitter, On Its Tenth Birthday

Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Welsh

For some reason, even though online dating has become so accepted it's practically blasé, people can still often be dismissive of friendships forged online, as if they're somehow less valuable or meaningful than friendships that stemmed from working on the till opposite someone at Tesco 15 years ago.

Is the Way We Navigate Friendships Changing?

Madeleine Thompson | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Parents
Madeleine Thompson

This loss hurt me. Because it was a friend I had known for many years and though we are not close any more, and indeed have not seen each other for some time, we still connected through social media and I felt that he was still in my life a little bit in that way. So I was sad when I saw he had decided to un-follow me.

Submission - on the Social Cost of Power

Christina Franks | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Parents
Christina Franks

I'm angry, we're all angry and we're all taking it out on people who actually care because we're so frustrated at the limits society places us under, forcing us to submit, and smile about it, or else.

Why I Will Never Have a BFF (Best Friend Forever)

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 18.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fleur Missaghian

So yes, I do have a friend who I feel very close to, but I also have another bunch of friends who I love dearly - so how can I say just one person is my 'best' friend when all friendships are different, irreplaceable, wonderful and unlike any other?

10 Reasons Why Everyone Needs Mum Friends

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents

Mummy friends. Mum friends. Friends with children. However you want to put it, those women get you through more than you realise. They're the women...

Chris O'Dowd Is Teaching Heathrow Staff To Be 'Imaginary Friend Friendly'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Parents

Heathrow has introduced an imaginary friend policy to help children "feel at home" at the airport. Airport staff have been taught how to interact w...

Are Lesbians Responsible for Anti-Feminism?

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

The assumption is that lady-loving-ladies will do just that... Be bloody nice to each other at least. But it's wishful thinking. You've heard of man-hating lesbians but, in my experience, you're more likely to encounter a woman-hating lesbian, however ironic that sounds.

Travelling or Leaving With Style?

Chloe Palmer | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

Choosing to travel is so wonderful so much of the time that it is easy for everyone (travellers included) to forget that it is like any choice in life: when you choose one option you have to forgo whatever the other option may be.

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

Olga Levancuka | Posted 12.05.2015 | 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.

Toxic People: 10 Things They Do and How to Deal With Them

Karen Young | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Young

Their damage lies in their subtlety and the way they can have you questioning your 'over-reactiveness', your 'oversensitivity', your 'tendency to misinterpret'. There are plenty of things toxic people do in an attempt to manipulate the world to their advantage. Here are ten of the classics.

Love Me Like You Do - 14 Budget-Friendly Valentine's Day Ideas

Chenice Clarke | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

Valentine's Day fast approaching here are my top 14 budget-friendly date and gift ideas that will leave both your partner and your bank account happy.

Fourteen Things I Learnt in 2014

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2014 has been unexpected. Dreams I didn't even know I had I've accomplished, friendships I didn't know I needed I've gained and memories I will never ...

Stressed Out, Anxious? How To Be Happy In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We know that the concept of happiness is relative - if there was a one-size-fits-all quick fix to make us feel good then you wouldn't be reading this....

Activist Burnout: Have I Gone Off The Deep End? (Or 'The Unbearable Heaviness of Being')

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Politics
Cerian Jenkins

Sometimes I worry that I've become nothing more than a human embodiment of a 'worthy cause' telethon. The issues which I feel so passionately about s...

Sex and the City vs. Real Friendships: Why the Carrie Bradshaw Model Doesn't Work

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Davies

We all know the scene: Carrie Bradshaw and her gal pals meet up for lunch mid-week in a swanky restaurant, order cosmopolitans and discuss men. It's pretty cliché, so why do so many of us feel bad that our own friendships aren't 'Sex and the City' enough?

Letting Grief Re-Define What Time and Success Mean

Debbie Leven | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Leven

Losing friends or family always makes you contemplate about life. Maybe it's also about being older and having different priorities, understanding that it's not the material things that really make a difference or bring happiness. When I was told the news that my friend had passed away I remember my immediate reaction was 'I thought there was more time.'

How Genetics Plays A Part In How You Pick Your Friends

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You may think you've picked your friends from shared jokes and chance encounters, but science suggests that genetics may have a big role to play. ...

How About Just Being Nice and Polite to Each Other?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Certain happenings of late have got me thinking about etiquette. Take for instance the sorry state/lack of genuine "Hey, good morning. How are you?" in the workplace or the mass disruption of the tube strike by the RMT and TSSA unions. Better yet, a fellow journalist being trolled for getting Vincent Vinturi's "rape manual" eBook removed from Amazon.

Are Old Friendships Worth Re-igniting? If You Think There Is a Chance, Here Is How to Find Them

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The large majority of friendships, even very good ones, simply drift apart as the schism between two people who were once friends grows so wide that neither one has the interest or energy to keep up the relationship.

10 Brilliant Quotes That Sum Up Friendship

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Our friends are the ones who pick us up when we fall (usually because they've bought us 10 vodka shots beforehand), say the right thing to cheer us up...