Happy

Getting Old Is The Key To Happiness, Say Scientists

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

It seems the ‘fountain of youth’ might not be the key to happiness after all. A new study revealed that the older we get, in fact the better our m...

Don't Give Up on Love!

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Don't ever give up on love. One thing I believe to be true is that, life is ALWAYS conspiring on our behalf, and I have absolutely no regrets in any of it, no matter how hard it got (and boy did it get hard!!). Keep the faith, keep looking ahead and allow your heart to soften, and your dreams to blossom. Don't let life toughen you too much, often when there is a heartbreak it can be a blessing in disguise to allow an even better match in to your life.

Feeling Blue? 25 Ways to Instantly Feel Better (Without Chocolate)

Karen Laing | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

Is there such a thing as an instant pick me up? When you've been feeling glum for a few days, what can you do to get your mojo back? I'm usually a pretty positive person. For me the cup is always half full. But I'll be honest, of late I'm struggling a little. Politics and economics haven't helped. Some personal decisions to make have compounded it.

The Night Tube

Olivia Jones | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Olivia Jones

I wouldn't like to assume what the Night Tube is going to be like but after once speaking to the ticket inspector on the high speed service from St Pancras International to Strood, I understand that the later the service, the more unpleasant the experience. He nick named that service the Vomit Comet, which I think dangerously glamourises it.

Break Up 101

Makeda Phillips | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Makeda Phillips

We've all been there and felt the numbing ache in pit of our stomach when a relationship comes to an end. Whether or not you knew deep down it wasn't meant to be or whether you were the person who ended things, it rarely makes a difference. You're sad, you're hurt and you're also committed to making the next few months the most painful, and memorable, for yourself.

Why Don't You Drink Now?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

You could take away every positive non-drinking has ever given me. You could bring back into my life every negative that dissolved as a non drinker. I'd cope with them all. Everything except the itching. The feeling of having never had enough. I will never, ever stand for such a feeling in my life again. Nothing is worth that.

How to Be Happy

Kai Humphries | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We're all in this together, whatever the hell this is, we're all born into this crazy world the same; naked, with no teeth, helpless and without a cl...

Happy Endings

Mark Robins | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Robins

I wrote in December about doing Christmas brilliantly. I hope everyone did and had a great time. Part of that ramble was saying that Christmas is an opportunity to end the year well and start a new one well. Ending something well has become a bit of a theme over the last few weeks for a number of reasons.

The Happy Face of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Liza Bel | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Liza Bel

"Goma is seen as a place with no life, where everyone is in desperate need of foreign aid; a place in need of pity", tells me Arsène Tungali. This 25...

Travelling Alone: It Doesn't Have to Be Lonely

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

For those who have an overzealous presence on social media, the opportunity for constant interaction and an accessible point of contact can help dispel any glimmer of feeling cut off from the world no matter where you are.

What Defines Success?

Luke Cameron | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

See, up until recently, I thought that this was success. Working long hours and enjoying the ever-shortening weekends, to live for the end of the month only to spend most of my money in the first few days and then wait all over again.

Have You Forgotten Who You Are?

Maggie Currie | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Do you feel that you, and other people, have forgotten who you really are? Do you feel you are just someone's parent/partner/carer/sibling? Do you want to find your own identity again and boost your confidence?

It's Hard to Speak My Heart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I got my other wishes. Today I dressed myself. Fed myself. Left my flat and walked. I never take those things for granted. They will remain a privilege, rather then a right, for the rest of my life. Not because I believe they will go away. But because they are part of a long list of things I am overwhelmingly thankful for every day.

Role Playing Can Make You Happy

Sarah Brett | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Brett

Anybody who thinks this is about sex, keep reading. It's not, but keep reading anyway - it might just make you happy. We're right in the middle of Happiness Week on BBC Radio 5 live...

How to Increase Happiness and What Really Matters

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

When it comes to aims and ambitions in life, most people admit that their main aim in life is to be happy. This will mean different things for different people, but when you feel happy, you are relaxed, you are content and you are more confident.

Humour

Jo Haigh | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Jo Haigh

I find that humour is a much underestimated skill, in life generally and most definitely in business.

These People Are Making The UK Happy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Britain's oldest female triathlete and an artist who turned a phone box into a library are among 100 people being celebrated for making the UK a happ...

17 Things That Make Us Moody Brits Instantly Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Brits can be a tough bunch to crack. There are often zero smiles, scrutinising looks wherever you go and those who aren't busy frowning are rushing...

Sleeping In A Freshly Made Bed And... Er, The Royal Family? 50 Things That Make Us Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What makes you feel happy? The smell of freshly cut grass and the first bite of a chocolate bar we can understand, but... Liz, Phil and co? ...

Three Steps to Happiness

Vanessa King | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa King

Is there a formula for happiness? Well not exactly - lots of things contribute to how we feel in the moment and about our lives overall, and it varies from person-to-person and over time. But if I had to pick a number - when it comes to happiness that might well be three.

A Reason To Smile

Maggie Currie | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

In reality, happiness is not the exclusive right of those people who appear to have unlimited time and don't seem to have any troubles to speak of. Some of the happiest people on the planet are often those coping with the most serious challenges.

Let's Work Together on International Day of Happiness

Nic Marks | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

There is a huge body of research that says that not only do good relationships contribute significantly towards people's happiness at work, but also helps people become more resilient in the face of every day stresses and frustrations.

Shake Off a Bad Mood

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

How do you deal with a bad mood? Do you eat yourself silly? Reach for chocolate? Go out for retail therapy? Look for other things to fuel the bad mood? Snap at anyone who gets in your way? Because a bad mood must be shared with others, right!

Mr Selfridge: All Window Dressing and Very Little Else

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

We long for him to stomp along the corridors ranting and raving like a mad man. In a fit of uncontrollable rage, we want him to smash office equipment to bits as he humiliates and insults another of his employees. More than anything though, we hope for a few choice expletives to come out of his mouth.

Happy 50th Birthday to Me

Danny McCubbin | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

I used to read a great deal about spirits and how to lead a life that is "spiritual" with the hope and desire to find answers to so many questions that I used to ask. Always dreaming that the next book would hold the key - a great deal of my time was spent searching. Book after book, chapter after chapter, always seeking and asking and not a great deal of "doing".