Humour.

Prison Break

Katy Wright | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

Having recently watched Orange is the New Black on Netflix, I can honestly say that a stint in prison at this moment in time would do me the world of good. Here's why.

Having a Laugh in Advertising

Kyle O'Brien | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Kyle O'Brien

Deconstructing humour isn't funny. Certainly, no joke was ever made funnier by explaining it. "Let me tell you why that's funny," might even be a prelude to getting punched in the kisser at a pub.

Delusions of a Perfect Mothers Day

Claire Kirby | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Replace the nice restaurant, well-behaved children and hot food, with a soft play centre, very noisy children and chicken in a basket, and you are a lot closer to reality. The truth is you are only going to have a happy mothers day if the kids are happy. And that means doing what they love.

Signs Your Baby is Teething

Claire Kirby | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

You have bags under your eyes big enough for a trip to New York in the January sales. With a good exchange rate to boot. No amount of Toche Eclat can save you from these bad boys. Sunglasses is the only answer. Even if you are indoors.

Dispelling the Myth of the Lazy Student

James Beeson | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Beeson

We all know the stereotype. Students are lazy, good-for-nothing deadbeats, who do nothing but nap all day and party all night. Right? Actually, I think you'll find that for many of us, the reality is something quite different.

How Many Hands Does It Take to Change a Nappy?

Claire Kirby | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Babies are deceptive by nature. As newborns they lull their hapless parents into a false sense of security by laying perfectly still for every nappy change. However they soon reach their developmental milestones.

The Lesbian Drinking Game

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Nights out with large groups can be grating, and large numbers can really distract your peers from the task in hand - Drinking. So in order to combat this annoyance, I suggest you insist on playing The Lesbian Drinking Game alongside the rest of the general merriment. And here are the rules.

How to Have Sex When You Have Babies

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily-Jane Clark

You and your partner agree to have an 'early' night. Search the underwear drawer for something other than pyjamas. Options are; nighties (baggy tee shirts), comfortable knickers, two old maternity bras, three used breast pads or a random thong that must have escaped the Great Thong Purge of 2010.

Are You Living With a Chatterbox?

Claire Kirby | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

A chatterbox is quite happy to talk to anyone about anything. And by anyone I mean; strangers in the street, the ladies in the supermarket and the neighbour you don't know very well. And by anything I mean; what picture they have on their pants today, that Daddy parped really loud this morning, and that "Mummy said our neighbours are very noisy."

Pregnancy Announcement

Claire Kirby | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Thank goodness my announcements are done, because there is no way in the world I would have had the patience to plan a 'surprise announcement.' Hell, I didn't even have the Patience to wait until my period was late to take the test.

Rookie Parenting Mistakes

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Here are my tales from the front line. The rookie mistakes I made in my first five years of parenting. Of course, I only made them with my first son because when the second came along I knew exactly what I was doing. Can you smell smoke?!

How Rats Can Spice Up Your Marriage

Jess Paterson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

In our case, we have some neighbours who dug up their garden when we least expected it and thus dislodged a family of rats. Who could blame the refugees for scampering along the nearest branch available, straight into the cosy loft of the new family next door?

Fifa Girlfriend Song

Jess Murphy | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Jess Murphy

I wrote a song for all my fellow woman who have to share their man with a team of virtual football players.

The Seven Stages of Toddler Tantrums

Jess Paterson | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

Maternal amnesia is a wonderful thing. I'd forgotten all about tantrums. Even convinced myself that my first two children had sailed peacefully through their twos. Until this morning, when my third baby had his first proper tantrum. And it all came flooding back.

Valentine Schmalentine!

Claire Kirby | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Am I cynical? Have I lost the romance of it all? The way I see it is, there are two distinct types of Valentine's people. Those who love it, and those who hate it. Both however, are damned if they do, and damned if they don't.

Willies, Bits, Boobs and Testi-Whats?!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

When Anna was three I remember getting out of the shower as she opened the bathroom door and strolled in (privacy being something I lost in 2010). She looked at me and pointed. "Wow Daddy, that looks like one of the Muppets!" It took me a minute to realise that she was comparing me to Gonzo.

That's the Best Present Ever! (Not)

Claire Kirby | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Before I had children, I never really knew what to buy children. I'm still not sure I know now, unless it is for my own offspring. What I do know is what not to buy them. So here is my top three gifts never to get a kid. Never. Ever.

Three Ways to Come Out at Work

E J Rosetta | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

We all know that coming out to new people can be either stressful, boring or both. I mean seriously, we should all get stickers on our foreheads or something. "Hi, I'm Gay, Feel Free To Ask Questions", so this can be a lot easier all round. The stickers would be glittery, obviously.

Straight People Guess What Eight Gay Phrases Mean - With Hilarious Results

E J Rosetta | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

When I first entered Gay-Land I had no idea what a Pillow Princess was, or why people kept telling me I couldn't be a Gold Star. And why did people keep saying I had Lipstick on when I didn't? I was so confused.

The Heart Stopping Moments of Parenting

Claire Kirby | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

What I wasn't prepared for was the fear. When I say fear, I mean heart simultaneously stopping, dropping down to your stomach, then, bouncing back up into your mouth fear. The kind of fear that leaves you momentarily frozen to the spot and unsure as to whether you might poo your pants or throw up in your mouth.

The Perils of the Internet: When Strangers Call You Out

Katie Beswick | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Every internet addict, every fledgling journalist, every blogger, every tweeter, every newspaper comment-leaver will know what it's like to be told they're wrong, in one way or another, in no uncertain terms, by someone whose personality they've only experienced digitally.

Five Types of Lesbian NEVER To Date

E J Rosetta | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

It's a battle field out there. The LGBT dating scene is infinitely more exclusive straight dating, so here are the 5 types of Lesbian/Bi woman to be avoided at all costs.

Finished! Twelve Words That Change Their Meaning After Kids

Jess Paterson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

Everything changes when you have children. You enter a whole new world with a whole new vocabulary. Baby-wearing, perineal massage, Bugaboo - yours is a new language. But parenthood also twists the words in your very mouth too.

How to Know Someone Is Good in Bed.. Before bed.

Effi Mai | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Effi Mai

It's always worth looking at these things, because you don't want to get home full of excitement for the sexual times ahead only to find she lies there like a wet fish and doesn't get your fish wet at all.

30x30x30

Ben Shires | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

That's right, it's my 30x30x30 Challenge: Thirty days to conquer thirty as yet unfulfilled ambitions before I hit the big Three Ohhhhhh. Can it be done? Possibly. Will my time, money and enthusiasm hold out for a whole month? We can only speculate.