I Gave Up WhatsApp - Here's What 'Appened

Sophie Deal | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Deal

Giving up WhatsApp was refreshing, particularly to begin with, and gave me a lot more thinking space than I'd had in a while. Rather than being engaged in endless, meaningless exchanges, I was able to focus more on the real world.

The Problem With Giving Up Chocolate For Lent

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

As a Registered Nutritionist, you'd probably think I was into this. That I should be congratulating these charities for getting us to eat healthier while raising cold hard cash for a good cause and moving the dial farther than 5-a-day ever did (side note: 5-a-day team; maybe if people could raise money...no? Okay).

When Does Lent Start And What Is Ash Wednesday?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

Lent is a Christian season that lasts for 40 days and nights leading up to Easter – the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead. During ...

Could You Give Up Food Waste In 40 Days?

Lishai Kaufer | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lishai Kaufer

You're probably having 'the chat' at the water cooler this week. Perhaps you've started calling your mates to muster up ideas. If you're super organised, you've already Googled "how to decide what to give up for Lent" at least twice by now.

I Gave Up Facebook for Lent - And I Liked It

Sophie Deal | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Deal

I was pretty sure I'd find the challenge difficult, but I had no idea whether it would have significant impact on my everyday life. Would I miss out on things, would it be a massive inconvenience, would I get weird withdrawal symptoms?

QUIZ! How Much Do You Know About Ash Wednesday?

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

The tradition of Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the Christian period of Lent, a time of reflection, fasting, and prayer lasting 40 days. Duri...

Do Lent the Secular Way

Farah Maria-Rahman | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farah Maria-Rahman

However our New Year's resolutions may have been going (or not going) so far, in the spirit of Februa we can take this month as a chance to start again and refocus on what really matters. Here are some secular ideas on how to 'clear' your life of clutter and 'sow seeds' for the brighter months ahead.

The Best Meat Feasts in London

Carolina Are | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

Whether you're a catholic or looking to test your willpower, February 10th marks the beginning of Lent, forty days in which some people decide to give up on meat. So if you're trying to get your fix of beef briskets, pork ribs and roast chicken, here are the best meat feasts in London.

To Those That Gave Up Chocolate: I Salute You... Now Let's Get Stuck In!

Jason Reed | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

I would urge more people to stray from the beaten path of the generic brands and explore the finer side of chocolate.

When Is Mother's Day?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

This year the officially-sanctioned day for honouring one’s mother is on Sunday 15 March. Hopefully you’re showing your dear old mum lots of l...

For Lent: A Letter to My Love.

Polly Walker | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

Things just aren't working out for me anymore. Our relationship has shifted. I've become too dependent on you and I think you know it. Please - forgive me, it's not you, it's me. But I do think you've changed. You used to be sweet, you used to be strong.

It's Shrove Tuesday - Time For The Breakfast Of Kings

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK

Whether you know it as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, 17 February is the day to gorge on one of the most fattening of breakfast treats. Commemorat...

Never Has the Phrase 'Adapt or Die' Been So Apt

Ben Price | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Price

The world over, we are seeing ever more cases of extreme weather, from the recent floods in the UK to wild fires in Australia. With each incident comes the familiar assurances that - this time - the necessary action will be taken to make sure there is no repeat. The reality is we have no choice, as every country faces the fact that climate change - and its impact on the weather - is no longer a distant prediction, but a daily reality. And for the poorest people on the planet, the need to change is not just a matter of saving money, but saving lives.

Why We All Need to Be Less 'Judgy' This Lent

Sophie Haslett | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Haslett

I could feel it rising in me before I'd even had the chance to process what I was thinking. 'That Chanel dress Keira's wearing is so darn odd. Disturbing...', I tweeted, without so much as a second thought. There it was again, the judgyness: the cool, dismissive female-to-female criticism that slips so easily off my tongue.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

It was quite the week on Twitter, oh yes. Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie broke the record for the most retweeted photo ever - while David Cameron's tw...

Cold Turkey for Lent

Naomi Hefter | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So I've just finished eating 6 pancakes, some were slightly burnt and some were thick, soggy and undercooked. They were drenched in golden syrup and I only ate them because its pancake day... actually it isn't...

What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Kat Pugh | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Pugh

Ever since I developed an eating disorder I have been haunted by the start of term or Lent or any of these times as opportunities to start a new leaf and remove from lifestyle any unhealthy bingeing that had been dominating life. Yes, the anorexia was utilising this as an opportunity to persevere into dangerous territory.

Why Lent?

Canon J.John | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Canon J.John

Whether or not you keep Lent, starting on Wednesday 5 March this year - and in what way you keep it - is your choice. But to keep Lent, thoughtfully and prayerfully, is to come into a rich and lasting inheritance. Be blessed this Lent and bless others!

Funny Tweets Of The Week: Hilary Mantel, The Brits And More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Comedy

What a week! And it all kicked off - literally - with the Daily Mail headline 'HILARY MENTAL'. Which in turn led to David Cameron and Ed Miliband wadi...

Funny Tweets Of The Week: The Pope, Russian Meteor And More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Comedy

We think Michael Moran said it best when he tweeted: Yes, indeed. PLUS it was Pancake Day. We rounded up some of our favourite Pope funnies ...

Pancake Day: HuffPost UK Readers Instagram Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Tahira Mirza | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

Shrove Tuesday otherwise known as Pancake Day is upon us! As we gear up for Lent and vow to give up those guilty fatty cravings, this is the day t...

Lent: Ten Ways to Break Bad Habits

Realbuzz.com | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been promising yourself that you're going to ditch a bad habit for a while but have never quite got around to doing so, it could be time to take the plunge. To help ensure your success and make the process a little less painless, check out these ten ways to break bad habits.

Rio Carnival 2013: Bacchanalia In Brazil

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Samba queens, fantasy floats, steel drums and dental floss bikinis - it can mean only one thing. Yep, it's carnival time in Rio de Janeiro, signal...

How Improve Your Self-Discipline During Lent

Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. It’s also a time when our willpower is tested to the limit. But it...

Easter Eggs, the Ultimate Holiday Dessert?

Philip Hepple | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Philip Hepple

The use of the egg in Easter is primarily meant to represent rebirth, which doesn't really make sense to me. When I think of eggs I think more along the lines of mystery. What came first, the chicken or the egg? Is Jesus the egg? Does that make God a chicken?