How To Be A Fun Parent

By Hugh Wilson | Jackie Gallego | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Parents

At the baby stage parenting sometimes seems like an endless round of dirty nappies, sleepless nights and not much else. Later on, tantruming toddlers ...

10 Cheap Ways to Entertain Kids During Summer

Kate Tunstall | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

It's that time of year once again, when parents the length and breadth of the country take a collective intake of anticipatory breath...

Summer Bucket List

Lucia Williams | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucia Williams

Living in the UK you learn from an early age that summer is a special time, to be savoured, cherished, enjoyed, worshiped even? It's a time for BBQs, festivals, parties in the park, softball, families, ice cream and fun.

Why Having Fun Is a Serious Business

Rosie Dow | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Dow

Anyone (myself included) who works with people affected by cancer knows just how serious it can be when we witness its often devastating impact on lives again and again. Perhaps that's why many find it difficult to appreciate the impact of singing as a 'serious' intervention - when you look at a laid-back, smiling and dancing choir of people how can the impact be real?

Why That School Trip Can Change your Child's Life Forever

Jo Heywood | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jo Heywood

If you grew up in the 1970s and 1980s like I did, that first school trip may have been a day out at the zoo. Close your eyes and remember just how exhilarating it was to see wild animals in the flesh - to watch them, hear them and even to smell them.

This Gym-Cum-Human-Arcade-Game Makes Us Want To Work Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Exercise is great for health, but it can still be a bit of a chore - which is where New York-based fitness studio Asphalt Green comes in. The gym is b...

Betting on The Grand National Was More Fun for Clueless People

Sophie Alderson | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Everyone's betting on the Grand National and nobody knows what they're doing. That's how Saturday 9th played out amongst my friends.

Am I an Adult Already?

Vicki Psarias | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

I still dream BIG-like crazily big, the world's my oyster, no limits big, you know how kids do, without too much fear and great hope-the line 'to hope first before fear' in Gary Barlow's The Girls recently rung true to my ears.

Cruising At Mile 24

Laura Maisey | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

I recently did a marathon and, due to circumstances out of my control, I ran once in the fortnight leading up to it and only a handful of times in the...

Breathe Responsibly! Bompass & Parr's Alcoholic Architecture, London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Feeling aggravated at that long bar queue on a Friday night? Is everyone ordering fancy cocktails and all you want is a pint? Well experimental (emphasis on 'mental') foodies Bompass & Parr have found the answer.

Are You Taking Your Fun, Safety and Security For Granted?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

You were once a child and may have children now. We all had a childhood. Usually filled with learning, playing, making friends and having fun. PIC C...

Dad Instinct Strikes Again

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

Dads really can save the day... and their kids and their car ALL at the same time. A hilarious gif has surfaced showing a dad's instant reaction t...

13 Games Parents Used To Play That You'll Want To Teach Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Parents

Let's face it, when you were younger you weren't glued to your iPad, addicted to 24-hour children's TV channels or creating online social media profil...

Is the Work-Life Balance Always Greener on the Other Side?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The truth is we all think we have Peter Pan inside of us. But we don't. We all want to think we can get in touch with the inner-child. We want to. But we can't. Our adult lives have thoroughly taken over. Our clean houses, our new carpets and pristine sofas have won.

Is the Work-Life Balance Always Greener on the Other Side?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Jethro Shirley-Smith

We need to spend more time with our children. We want to see them grow; we want to see them learn; we want to be the ones who teach them. And so we must continue to pine for our holidays. Because that's our time.

Animator Creates Amazing Plans For Hayao Miyazaki Theme Park

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plans for the theme park to end all theme parks have been unveiled - artist Takumi has unveiled his vision for a Hayao Miyazaki wonderland. Called ...

An Alternative Results Day

Emily Clark | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Clark

A change in focus. A change in priorities. A change in what matters most. Something I've experienced and heard so much in the past few months. Cancer really has a way of throwing everything up in the air, with it landing in different places than thrown.

Have You Got Too Serious?

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

When I was younger, I was the life and soul of any party. I was the giggler. In fact once I started I usually couldn't stop and then of course, my giggling would be infectious. My friends would all be laughing until we were crying or struggling to breathe.

Excerpts From the Diary of a Pretentious 10 Year Old

Chris Betts | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Chris Betts

I scraped my knee this afternoon playing Bolshevik Revolution with Tim. He shoved me from behind and when I cried foul he claimed that the divine right of kings empowered him to do so.

How to 'Do' Italy in Only Eight Days

Anna Pitts | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Travelling is extremely popular with students and graduates but we don't always have the time (or money!) to go gallivanting around the world for months. I have just got back from 8 glorious days in bella Italia- no, not the restaurant- beautiful Italy!

Things You'll Miss About Student Life

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gabrielle Leimon

You now wander past costume shops and realise that events nowadays rarely require costumes for no good reason... At this post-graduate stage of your life having at least three bottle openers in any given handbag is seen as excessive rather than handy... You're a grown up now.

Fun, Green Ways to Celebrate the World Cup

Rob Crumbie | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Crumbie

The World Cup is upon us and, with it, football mania is here again! Years of discussion, dilly-dallying and endless debate in the sports pages has been replaced with make-or-break decisions and top footballing action featuring some of the most talented players of all time. Not to mention the likes of Pele the Piranha, this tournament's favoured psychic sports pundit!

Seven Tips For a Happier Life

Mark Boustead | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Boustead

I have made some pretty big changes in my life recently and, as a result, I like myself a heck of a lot more. I don't take things so seriously all the time and there is a lot more fun and laughter in my life.

Genealogy Is Nothing but a Game!

Scott Phillips | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

"Scott. You look like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Lighten up, kiddo!" I must have heard this phrase from my parents a million times. Now as I spend my career working in the field of genealogy at Onward To Our Past®, I think it is an apt phrase for many who pursue their ancestry, genealogy, and family history.

Time for Fun Resolutions!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Have you made some resolutions? How many do you think you will keep? Not many? I have a theory about that. Most resolutions are about changing a habit, stopping or starting something. Trouble is that if we really wanted to do that then we probably already would be doing it.