Pancakes and Parenting

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

My youngest child Georgina does not like to cook. She thinks it's a waste of time. She thinks she has more important things to do with her time. If she needs food, she'd rather blitz something in the blender and chug it down.

The Kindness of Everyday Danes

Melanie Haynes | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

I have lived here for eight years and I really believe that despite the Danes reputation as closed and unfriendly people, the reverse is true. Yes, Danes both respect and protect privacy but they are the first to step forward and help others when that help is needed.

App To 'Connect And Empower' Women Will Give You The Ultimate Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new app for women could help you make a new BFF or even find a new boss with the swipe of a finger. The app, called Hey! VINA, is designed to "co...

The Most Amazing Woman in the World

Luke Cameron | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

Throughout my Nicest Job journey I have met some incredible people - but one of those people stick out more than all the others. This week I am going to tell you about Maria.

Dear Dad at Soft Play

Natasha Mahtani | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Parents
Natasha Mahtani

Dear dad, you look like a nice guy. You're well dressed, as is your kid. He came to you for comfort, he came to you for a cuddle, to tell you he'd been hurt. He wanted your reassurance, your love, your comfort.

Killed By Busy-ness

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

Yet we are teaching our children to be busy. Busy-ness is good! It shows that we are moving forward (to a faster end?). It means that we will be first in the (meaningless) rat race. It means that we will win (a bag of sand which is your bones at death).

How This Woman's Simple Act Of Kindness Saved A Homeless Man's Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

"I wanted to kill myself today. Because of u, I now do not. Thank u, beautiful person." Those were the words that a homeless man called Chris wrote...

Kindhearted Stranger Offers Shivering Homeless Man His Shirt And Hat

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man has filmed the moment a stranger gave a shivering homeless man a shirt and hat to keep him warm. Lazaro Nolasco, 21, was travelling on a trai...

Video Shows Moment Kindhearted Stranger Dresses Shivering Man In His Own Clothes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

A kindhearted stranger has been filmed giving the clothes off his back to a half-naked man shivering on the New York subway. Video footage captured...

Woman Who Donated Wedding Dress To Make Gowns For Stillborn Babies Inspires Wave Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Parents

A woman who donated her wedding dress so that they could be made into funeral gowns for stillborn babies has inspired thousands of other women to do t...

After One Of Humanity's Most Trying Years, What We Posted On Twitter Showed The World Is Still Kind

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Tamblyn

With Twitter fast becoming the go to place for abuse it seemed only logical that the figures would reveal a truth which we all felt was inevitable - that social media is the breeding ground for hate. What I saw shocked me, but not for the reasons you might have expected. Twitter's most influential moments were not trolling campaigns, messages of hate during a terrorist attack, nor were they based around celebrity gossip or the revelation that the world's most famous pop star does indeed have a penis...

Three Ways to Change Your Inner Voice

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

When we were young, my brothers and I would snitch on each other the way kids do. My mother would always tell us, 'If you have nothing good to say, don't say nothing at all", quoting Thumper's mummy (from Disney's Bambi). She refused to listen to these snitching.

With Kindness, Not Love

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I am not a psychologist and I know that releasing childhood emotional trauma is a big complicated area. I wouldn't know how to start advising people, but as a mother of five children, I follow the old adage, it is easier to raise a happy child than mend a broken adult.

The Year That Didn't Go as Planned

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

So at the start of the year the plan for this post was to list 40 amazing things we did... however we only did two things, so now this post will be much deeper and instead I will list 40 things, my 40th year on earth reinforced or taught me.

Woman's Unusual Birthday Cake Experience Shows Why It Pays To Be Kind

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has shared a very important lesson in kindness. Lisa Sarber Aldrich was shopping at her local supermarket when she decided to buy a birthda...

Four Days of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

So many times I have seen where charities, groups and movements fighting the same cause, wanting identical results refuse to pull together through differing opinions, politics and egos, but sadly, no matter what the issue, unless we can unite for what we are fighting for, world leaders and governments will always have the upper hand.

Kindness Doesn't Cost a Thing

Josie Scantlebury | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josie Scantlebury

Growing up with a learning disability can make life difficult. Nine out of 10 children with a learning disability have been bullied at some point. It's time we put a stop to this. At the same time 1200 people with a learning disability are dying avoidably each year within the NHS. I really think that public attitudes towards people with a learning disability are behind this.

Happy Kindness Day!

Sandi Mann | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

In today's me me me society, we seem to have lost our way somewhat when it comes to kindness. Yet we are actually programmed to be kind because being nice gave us evolutionary advantages in that it is a process that encourages the exchange of resources within a group.

Self-Help Remembrance for Every Day

Lucy Unwin | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Unwin

As the paper poppies are unclipped and lost in a drawer for another year, and politicians and TV presenters are bare-lapelled once more, I feel a familiar sense of hollowness following this Remembrance Day.

One Driver's Kind Gesture Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Receiving a parking ticket can ruin a driver's day. So when one woman saw the car parked next to her had been stung, she paid the charge and left ...

To the Mama of a Highly Functioning Autistic Child

Reneé Davis | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents
Reneé Davis

Sometimes you feel like a fraud, because your autistic child is high functioning, and you question whether you even have the right to complain when other families have it so much worse.

Sharing the Love #Youaregreat

Lisa Regan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I made a rule to myself when I was 22 that when I heard anything nice, kind or positive being said about anyone I knew, I would always tell them.

No I Won't Accept It......

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

The definition of acceptance is to realise the reality of a situation and be at peace with it. When you break it down like this you can see it's not an over night flick of a switch. For example living with pain requires a level of kindness to oneself and an ability to be with things as they are to move on and carry on in life.

A Dog Needed a Job, Which Turned Into This International Tour

Liberty Forrest | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Liberty Forrest

(Photo of Toby courtesy of A. Wells Photography) I've always been fascinated by the way in which a brief moment, a chance meeting, or one person c...

What Is the Purpose of Education?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

What do you think the purpose of education is? If you agree things need to change, what will you do about it? Whether you're a headteacher or a class teacher, at any stage of education, whether you're a parent, or a pupil, you have the power to make a difference in the small daily deliberate actions you take.