January

#MyJanuaryIn5Words Summarises January Perfectly

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

January is nearly over, and, as seems to be tradition with anything that's hashtag-able nowadays, a stampede of Twitter users have taken to the site t...

Veganism: Why Fake It?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

So as each and every one of you will know, this month has been Veganuary - a 31 day long promise to the birds and bees and cows and pigs and sheep and prawns and former racehorses that for the duration of January 2015 I will comply with a more compassionate lifestyle that diminishes their need to suffer.

Your Neighbourhood Needs You - Give a Little Community Spirit to Help Our Elders

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

One of the saddest things I read while investigating community spirit was to learn that one million people in the UK may not have spoken to another human being in a month. And, for an estimated five million older people living alone, TV is their closest companion.

Why My Year Starts in February

Gina Lyons | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Gina Lyons

Last year I was constantly not good enough. Not good enough at my job, my friends, my family, my looks. This year somethings gotta give and it really should be the self beating I keep knocking myself out with.

Why January Is a Good Month

Zoe Jones | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

After the excesses of December, which now seem to take over the whole month, not just Christmas, I have actually found myself craving my own company, reading books, catching-up on films I haven't seen yet and focusing on eating healthily and moving more.

Reasons Why Blue Monday Doesn't Have to Be Blue

Claire Lim | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Lim

I felt fine yesterday so why am I being told that I'm depressed today? Even if you are feeling the January blues, there are still plenty of reasons to be feeling quite the opposite. Let's not start the year on a sour note, let's push on and make the best of the first month of the year.

Veganuary: an Omnivore Faces Facts and the Ethical Hangover

Harvey Wilks | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Hang on, veganism is not solely about the health benefits bestowed on the individual, is it now, dear commenter? What about the benefits enjoyed by the animals that don't get ingested, or X-ed out as collateral damage in some intensive food manufacturing process?

Gym Thoughts

Sadie Brown | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

I'm also punishing myself each morning by doing 50 naked squats in a full-length mirror so I can witness the full horror of enjoying Milk Tray for breakfast, Ferrero Rocher for lunch and Christmas cake for dinner in HD.

Why January is the Perfect Opportunity for a Vital Conversation

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

This year more and more will be typing terms into Google such as 'care home', 'nursing home' and 'retirement living'. We know that this spike following the festive period is no coincidence.

Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack Goes Up 33 Times on Monday Mornings!

Adam Strong | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Strong

With the start of the New Year, many people are wanting to start afresh, focusing on new goals and beginnings. But the reality for most of us is a huge backlog of emails and the need to get on top of all those customer enquiries and new performance targets.

Word Games

Caragh Little | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK
Caragh Little

We place ourselves on the blank canvas of others' judgment and opinions: longing to be liked, afraid of being hated, desperate for our words to find common ground with someone, even for a moment.

12 Reasons Why January Doesn't Suck As Much As You Think It Does

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With the constant talk of diets, gruelling exercise regimes and exhausting self-improvement, it feels like someone, somewhere, is determined to make u...

Is It January Yet? In My Head, Yes...

Suzi Dixon | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Dixon

New Year's Resolutions seem to revolve around abstinence. Don't do this. Don't drink that. Don't you DARE eat that, else you will be this... It's actually a very negative concept if you approach it in that manner. The words 'don't' and 'shouldn't' aren't very helpful to anyone, let alone an anxious girl. I've learnt lately how powerful language can be.

Premier League January Transfers 2014 - Ins and Outs

The Huffington Post UK | Edward Tew | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Sport

There's only one more day left of the January transfer window, so catch-up on all the ins and outs with our club by club guide: ...

Marmalade, Baked Ham, Duck Confit

Philip Dundas | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

Something about January marks the midset of winter. Cold. Wet. Miserable. Looking forward now to that wonderful March day when the light evenings return. But in the meantime, we close the shutters and head for the light box. This weather urges me to re-stock the larder.

Fuel Up to Feel Good on January Mornings

Naomi Mead | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Mead

Just like a car, our bodies need to be well fuelled to run efficiently. A car with an empty tank of petrol is going nowhere! Make your mornings count, and follow these top tips to accelerate you out the front door.

Why Detox Is the Hardest Word

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

Emotionally fraught after three days worth of calm self-reflection, women were not sleeping, having nightmares, leaving the room at 6am for calming swims, dozing off at 6pm, or haggling mindlessly over #firstworldproblems. It turns out that living with yourself is just about the hardest trip you'll ever take.

The Ugly Truth, of January

Ava Cooper | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ava Cooper

A faltering sex life, tensions over finances, and different goals in life, tend to be the biggest causes for conflicts with a spouse, but in most cases no one willingly wants to end their marriage, they simply want something extra for themselves, without causing hurt to anyone else.

Divorce January

Susan Eskinazi | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Eskinazi

January not only sees the most depressing month of the year because of tighter clothes and maxed credit cards but it also holds the record for most couples filing for divorce. THOUSANDS of warring couples will have made Monday 'Divorce Monday' as their relationships hit the buffers.

Beating Afternoon Fatigue With Nutrition This January

Naomi Mead | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Mead

It is commonly known as the post-lunch slump. It usually strikes around 3pm and can make the remainder of the afternoon feel like an insurmountable task. For many of us it is an unwelcome daily occurrence. And what do we do? We reach for the coffee and raid the biscuit tin we have so admirably been resisting all day.

She Who Dares Wins

Naomi Hefter | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I reluctantly took the risk and borrowed the £170 fee to join after being told I was sure to get bookings and make £450 for a night of wining and dining. I never heard back from them. Ringing and ringing asking for my money back, all I got was an answering machine message saying " Welcome, our offices are currently closed due to the weather" ... now I'm left MINUS £170.

All the Horrible People You Will Meet in January

Danielle Warren | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Danielle Warren

January brings with it a much more vicious and ferocious beast than a few Facebook updates from Jen about how 2014 is her year (and that her cheating boyfriend can go to hell). Allow me to introduce to you, the January sales-seekers, otherwise known as the most horrible people you will come across in January (maybe).

Dry and Diet January

Rivkie Baum | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

If you want to make a life change in 2014 - Do It - and good luck with it. But do it for yourself, because it's what YOU want - not what an advert or a magazine tells you, you should be doing. Do it the right and sensible way. Make a lifestyle change that you want to keep, but don't spend your life denying everything you enjoy. It's about re-education, not fad fixes, that's the only way they're long lasting.

15 Ways To Make Money In January

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

January is a tough time for the old finances, we all know that. But instead of moping about money, why not make some instead? We've put together ou...

Top Three Excuses for Being Fat

John C. Parkin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John C. Parkin

It's January and most of us are concerned about being fat after the over-consumption of the festive period. Here are your best excuses for being fat: that you can use throughout the year, not just in January.