Holiday Season

Telltale Signs of 'Body-Enhancement' Drug Use

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

It's the time of year when many of us are thinking about our summer getaways and lazy days spent at the poolside - but to what lengths do people go to tan and tone their body?

Exodus: University Style

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

The start of December marks a mass exodus of students from university. We are flung to various outposts, some local and some rather exotic as our colleges send us packing; eagerly anticipating the lucrative conference and holiday crowds.

A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping: Slow Down and Turn Off

Dave Coplin | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

For many office workers, the months leading up to the holiday are hugely busy. We juggle our hectic, pressurised work lives, working overtime in the evenings and at the weekends, with balancing time for family and friends. But by the end of December we're tired, overstretched, longing for a rest.

Poorna Bell

What Do Nutritionists Eat At Christmas?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Like property porn, our version of food porn is peering at other people's plates to see what they eat for Christmas - especially people who talk about...

Seven Holiday Season Survival Tips for Singles

Liz Marie | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

No matter what your relationship status, this is the most wonderful time of year and you should enjoy it! We've compiled our top holiday survival tips for singles, so that you may have your (fruit) cake and eat it, too.

Six Moderation Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Charli Cohen | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

Everything in moderation, including moderation, right? So often bandied about as the 'top tip' for surviving the Holiday Season, yet so rarely accompanied by useful advice on HOW exactly to 'moderate'.

Which Holiday Accommodation Is Right for You?

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

The more I travel, the more I begin to appreciate my own personal space - wherever it is that I happen to be visiting. Whether it's a hotel, a villa or an apartment, it's becoming more important to be where we stay and not just where we are.

Recipes: Five Wonderfully Warming Winter Cocktails

Andrew Matthews | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Based on my work as a mixologist, I've put together five of my favourite winter cocktails for you to quaff and add some bloom to your collective jowls. So take note, because the best time to enjoy these drinks is right now, in this weather.

Seaside Snipers

Amber Key | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Key

There is nothing random or especially aggressive about seagull behaviour. Rather than responding to their environment, gulls assert control over it from the sky (much as humans do on the ground), dealing with threats and opportunities with supreme efficiency.

Five of the Best Slopes on Val d'Slere

Amanda Walters | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

The Val d'Slere is one of the most well known skiing locations in the world with many of the slopes being used to host Winter Olympics and World Championships. This encourages those, who feel their skiing abilities are strong; to try out the many different areas of the Val d'Slere and the skiing experience it has on offer.

Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring...

Caragh Little | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK
Caragh Little

From my favourite clifftop vantage point, I can see the peninsula of what is finally beginning to feel like my home-town. It's an ever-changing view, but today it's calm: I can see the snow-topped haziness of Islay in the distance, far beyond.

Spring Break Syndrome

Jody Brettkelly | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Brettkelly

My four kids have three different Spring-Easter Breaks so I planned to take the two youngest boys. The forecast was not bright: rain, no snow and rocks galore, but the place we'd booked would only allowed cancellation with two weeks notice.

Time to Lose Weight

Sammy Sultan | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sammy Sultan

The festive period has passed, and yeh sure you had a good time blah blah blah. Yet now a sobering thought as you gear up for a return to the mundane:...

Better Gifting Through Listening

Jure Klepic | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jure Klepic

What are the top gifts and gadgets people want from Santa this year? I asked the jolly old elf himself and he said the secret to packing his sleigh with just the right gifts is really just listening.

Five Amazing Skiing Destinations Perfect for Children

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Skiing is a wonderful vacation idea for families with children. Not only do you get to spend time being active outdoors together, but your children will spend their holiday making new friends, learning new skills and building their physical confidence.

'I Don't Do Poor Countries': Unicef Sweden's Christmas Advert Shows The Meaner Side Of Santa (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Comedy

It's Christmas time, so that must mean only one thing... Christmas-themed adverts. Christmas-themed adverts like this one from Unicef Sweden, in fact....

Video: Prince William And Kate Middleton Join Nativity Poopers

The Huffington Post UK | Simon Crisp | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

It's a Spanish tradition that hidden in a nativity scene, there's a 'caganer' or 'pooper' -- a character bending down as though taking a poop. We're n...

Want to Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Without Breaking the Bank This Year?

Liane Dietrich | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Liane Dietrich

Having worked in the ecommerce industry for over a decade now, I am constantly surprised by the ingenious ways you can save money, from voucher codes offering percentage savings to using price comparison websites to make sure you're going to the best-value stores on the high street.

Weekend Shopping: DIY Nail Art (For Even The Most Cack-Handed)

Sarah McGiven | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Thanks to the likes of Sharmadean Reid, founder of WAH Nails, and Sophy Robson, creator of the legendary 'Eek' show nails for Giles and TopShop Unique's Dalmation design, nail art has come out from between the chicken shops and international phone card stores to take its place in the beauty spotlight.

Here's to a Merry (Mobile) Xmas - Online and Off

Dan Wagner | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Tech
Dan Wagner

Let's cut the doom and gloom, embrace our position at the forefront of new retail trends in Europe and look forward to a High Street that's mobile, virtual and social. As far as I am concerned, its already here.

The Static Staycation...

Sue Hedges | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Hedges

Staycation - it's new new word for holidaying in this country. It's a bit of a trend - apparently. But for me it's become a way of life. I spent ye...

Summer Holidays - Don't Hate Them - Love Them!

Sue Hedges | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Hedges

So - it's the summer holidays - six weeks of sorting out the children, keeping them entertained, feeding them all day long and sorting out the battles - doesn't sound much fun does it!