Having It All

Kim Kardashian and Other Celebrity Mums Have a Right to Enter the Debate on Women Having It All

Sheila Hageman | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

Can a woman have a successful career and balance a family at the same time? Yes, of course she can, but there are going to be challenges; there are going to be sacrifices. We all know that. No matter which "work" we decide to focus on, kids or outside-the-home job, we are going to have questions about whether we are making the right choices.

How One Woman Is Sticking Two Fingers Up At The Idea Of 'Having It All'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 2014 women are expected not only to bring home the bacon, but cook it and clear the table after everyone has eaten. Not only is it confusing, but i...

Rapture, Blister, Burn: The Voice for Our Generation

Rebecca Myers | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Myers

Enter stage left Gina, a playwright whose brainchild Rapture, Blister, Burn previewed this week at the Hampstead Theatre, and, under the umbrella of the 'can women have it all' debate, simultaneously discussed housewifery, porn, casual sex, families, feminism, marriage, careers, submission, and everything in between.

Nobody Asks Whether Men Can 'Have it All'

Francesca Day | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Francesca Day

Too often childcare and the running of family life are still seen as primarily the mother's responsibility. Mothers who return to work immediately after having a baby, leaving the baby in the care of their husband or another family member, are labelled "bad mothers". The term "bad father", by contrast, is very rarely used.

Having it All - The Career, The Kids and Your Sanity

Kate Thompson | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

The trick is, to not feel the pressure from all sides, but instead to accept that you can have it all as long as you have help. If giving up work to have children is what's important to you, then do it. If you don't want to give up work but do want to give your children enough of your time, then look at working part time or taking some time off before going back to work.

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Edith Bowman

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life’ section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes th...

One Of Britain's 'Most Powerful Women' Reveals Her Version Of Wellbeing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In the third installment of our interviews with Third Metric panellists, who are discussing how we need to introduce wellbeing as a measure of success...

Goodbye Work-Life Balance: Let's Embrace Work-Life Integration

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsay Pattison

Work-life balance is, in my view, a pretty retro concept. The expression was first used in 1970s England, then crossed the pond to 1980s America to package up the predicament of workers putting in increasing hours. And it never really evolved.

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Liz Earle, Cosmetics Guru And Businesswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life’ section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes th...

Tracey Emin Says She Wouldn't Have Had Same Success If She'd Had Kids

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Controversial artist Tracey Emin said she does not think she would have had the same success if she had had a family. Emin, who turned 50 last week...

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Dawn Elson, Head Of Engineering At Gatwick

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life' section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes them...

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Zaggora Co-Founder Dessi Bell

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life’ section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes th...

Can I Have It All? If So, Do I Have Enough Cupboard Space?

Mr Pickwick | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

A fundamental question discussed in all forms of media is "Can I have it all?". At the micro level, the answer can be best illustrated in the Pickwick household through the topic of cake. The Pickwick family are fans of cake, setting upon it like a pack of hyenas around a decaying carcass, wherever it can be found. Mrs Pickwick however is a woman for whom cake and guilt are regular bed fellows, convinced that cake will be her downfall but at the same time enjoying the descent.

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: HuffPost UK Editor-In-Chief Carla Buzasi

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life' section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes them...

Why Consumer Culture Must Shoulder Some Blame for the Riots

Steve McKevitt | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Steve McKevitt

I believe that the riots were, in part at least, a consequence of keeping people in a permanently dissatisfied state and persuading them that their lives will be improved by owning something they haven't got, can't afford and almost certainly don't need.

Nobody Can Have It All, and That's OK

Peter Blair | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Blair

Not only is it true that we men need to man up and start contributing more both outside work and to the debate, but everyone needs to accept the hard truth that regardless of sex we're all trying to do too much. Nobody can have it all.

We've Got Everything We Want - So Why Are We So Bloody Miserable?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Steve McKevitt

We are living through a time of endless choice and unlimited convenience. Whether we're deciding on cars, mobile phones, holidays or simply which sandwich to have for lunch, the range of available options can be genuinely overwhelming. Yet with so much effort dedicated to giving us what we want, and enjoying unprecedented levels of income, entertainment, and calories as 21st century Britons, we don't appear any happier for it. In return for having Everything Now, we have to work harder and longer. According to the TUC, UK employees work some of the longest hours in Europe, so it's no surprise that unhappiness at work is often cited as a major cause of this broader discontent.

Do It All? Give Me A Break!

Chireal Shallow | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Chireal Shallow

I sit in my office chair and wonder why this question has us (woman) at each other throats again. I question, should I, could I be a stay at home mum?

"Having It All": Why it's High Time the Media Changed its Tune

Hannah Mudge | Posted 22.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Mudge

The concept of not being able to "have it all" is frequently framed as the natural consequence of the fight for gender equality, a signifier that women will never run with the big boys because the world won't change.