Fighting Hatred With Humour - Why the #1in5Muslims Trend Was Important to Set the Record Straight

Furqan Naeem | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Furqan Naeem

Me and a group of friends on Twitter decided to get together to start a campaign with the hashtag #1in5Muslims to show that the vast majority of Muslims are just really normal people who oppose the abhorrent views of Isis and the like and with many mocking the survey with jokes and made-up facts.

The Most Positive Things About Being In Your Forties

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Age has it advantages. It's great that men in white vans no longer shout 'YOU SLAG' out the window as they speed past. I like the fact that sometimes when I've had a particularly bad day I get offered a seat on the tube.

How NOT to Use Baby and Toddler Selling Sites - A Normal Mummy's Guide

Helen Wallen | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Facebook selling sites. An annoying yet necessary element of modern parenting... So, here written down for all the delusionals are the top ways to NOT to conduct yourself on selling sites.

Five Benefits of Being Middle-Aged

Katy Wright | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

Twenty five minutes into the show, I grabbed the remote control in a frenzy and hit PAUSE. Carrie was straddling her new boyfriend on the armchair and he had his hands up her top and his tongue planted half way down her throat.

We Are NOT Sheep: Why It's Cool to Be Out of the Herd

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

We have the right to loathe anything we like, even if everyone else insists its ace. Here are a few suggestions of REALLY POPULAR THINGS it's ok to choose to ignore, reject or even outright hate, no matter what the 'too cool for school' crew insist to the contrary.

Rainy Day Activities for Lazy Mums and Dads

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

I know the days spent entertaining the baby and toddler at home by myself are likely to increase now that winter is on it's way... As I can't be arsed to find the rain-cover and spend several hours working out how to re-attach the foot-muff to the buggy. So. Here's my guide to making the most of the rainy days stuck in the house with small people...

Parenting Badges

Claire Kirby | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I wanted everyone to know I was a mum. In hindsight the bags under my eyes and slightly deranged swaying from side to side, was a dead giveaway. However it sparked a conversation about other badges parents need.

Obituary: Dr. Waseem Akhtar

Aamir Aziz | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Aamir Aziz

If I collect accounts from all his intimate friends, an extremely arresting plot of a true epic will be in your hands. But that would require a mettle...

Toddler Catch 22

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

Here are just a few classic toddler manifestations of Catch 22. (Admittedly, some may not technically be Catch 22s, but I think we can all agree that they retain the key component of ridiculousness.)

A Trip to the Chemist

Annie Robinson | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents
Annie Robinson

It's always a bit embarrassing, bumping into someone you know at the chemist. You try really hard to not look at what they are buying, because it's all quite personal stuff, things you buy at the chemist, not things that are normally in the public domain.

The 9 Types Of People You'll Meet In Student Accommodation

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Nguyen | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Freshers' week 2015 is coming. For most first year students, it's an excitement to have complete freedom for the first time and move in a student ...

Interview With the Lean Machine

James Haskell | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

I'm really excited this week to feature an interview I did a while back with the Heroes from The Lean Machine. We have worked together on some videos in the past which I loved doing.

The Alternative Weaning Guide for Second Babies...

Helen Wallen | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

As you can imagine, I've been keen to have a different experience this time... one that is less utterly disgusting, unrewarding and doesn't end with me sobbing into the Annabel Karmel recipe book with partly digested banana in my fringe whilst inhaling hobnobs in the downstairs toilet at 6pm every evening.

The Consequences Axing Cbeebies Will Have on Great Britain

Claire Kirby | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Imagine already over stretched GP surgeries being inundated with mums needing appointments for kidney infections.  I mean seriously how are we going to go wee wee's without Cbeebies?

The Alternative Baby Glossary... (Contains No Gloss and Lots of Disappointment)

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Parenting is like an entirely new language... and unless you're already fluent in babbling your way through a baby-wearing growth-spurt with confused nipples then you'll probably need to read this. (with a gin.)

Five Symptoms of Edinburgh Festival Participant Leftover Bodily Function Syndrome

Helen Sorren | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Helen Sorren

The Festival has ended but you can't quite seem to get it out of your system. Here are five common symptoms to watch out for when suffering from Edinburgh Festival Participant Leftover Bodily Functions Syndrome.

Why Parents Should Not Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed

Claire Kirby | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

By the time the painless bit of the appointment is done, my eyes are streaming, I am a hot sweaty mess, and it is down to sheer luck that I am not covered in my own regurgitated breakfast. My dentist tells me I am not his worst patient. I'm not entirely sure I believe him.

Leaving My Mark

Elaine Benton | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Making a good first impression and leaving your mark is important, but sometimes circumstances dictate an outcome different from what you had hoped for. A particular incident that happened to me a number of years ago comes to mind. I don't think I left the desired impression, but I'll let you be the judge of that...

Back to School: The Nine Traumatic Steps

Katy Wright | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Parents
Katy Wright

Despite reaching your limits entertaining the kids day in and day out for six straight weeks (and feeling great comfort in knowing that this period is finally coming to an end), you realise that you have no idea whatsoever when school actually starts back. You know that it's sometime in early September... but that's about it.

Resistance Is Futile - Tips on Dealing With the Sleep Thieves

Katrina Bruni | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Katrina Bruni

This is it now, you know what's coming; you need to dig deep and find the strength within you to get through the night. But to help you, here are a few little reminders/tips on how to cope when the chips are down.

Eight Times Having a Toddler Was Like 'Lord of the Flies'

Lucy Gaskin | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Gaskin

Hands up who's read Lord of the Flies? (Hand down, Dad, I read your school copy of the book: two pages of the whole book were annotated.) Those who did read the whole book: has anyone noticed their house has gone just a little bit Lord of the Flies since having a toddler?

Does Your Diet Suffer For Your Kids?

Jess Paterson | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents
Jess Paterson

A good diet was hard enough to achieve before I had a baby, what with working long hours, drunken 2am cheese and peanut butter toastfests (try it, it's amazing), and hungover scoffing. But as soon as I fell pregnant, the assault on my good intentions and dubious resolve began.

Mummy Injuries

Claire Kirby | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

The little one is 16 Months old.  Not a tiny baby anymore, yet not quite a toddler.  He's at that precarious in-between stage.  Climbing without knowing the consequences, running when he's not yet got enough miles under the belt walking.  There are bumps and bruises a plenty. Mainly mine.

The Tantrum Cross Code

Helen Wallen | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Toddler tantrums are no rare occurrence, but there's no doubt every tantrum is different... Here's the five levels of toddler rage every parent should know about:

Rockets and Humour: Three Amusing Anecdotes

Thomas Moorton | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

"A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume it will explode." - Letter to the Editors of Astronautics, 1937 I'm sure tha...