Life Lessons

My Dead Brother....

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I often feel a connection to people when I find out they have lost a sibling. Its the forgotten thing. We talk about people losing their parents or children, but we don't really discuss what its like to lose a sibling.

How To Teach Children Manners Without Turning Into A Bossy Schoolmarm

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork/Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Teaching children manners and etiquette is a tricky business. Thankfully, we've moved on from the days when people thought children should be seen ...

'You've Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You' - Now What?

Ellie Lewis | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

How do you feel when someone tells you "you've got your whole life ahead of you?" I hope I'm not alone with this - I feel absolutely terrified. There is an internal howl of panic and my subconscious screeches: "What am I going to do for the rest of my life?"

Thinking About Thirty

Deirdre Collins | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

As I turn thirty, to the world I am a qualified adult. The final curtain is closing on my 20's, a decade where I was fully for the first time immersed into the big bad world. Thirty may be just a number but it's a good time to take stock and reflect upon the last decade.

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

When you watch the mind, you will find there is a beginning, middle and an end to each troublesome thought or emotion. Sometimes before you even get to the end of it, the mind will jump onto something else.

The Power of One: A Tribute to Kim Pearson

Georgie Bradley | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Kim Pearson was from South Africa and my teacher in Bahrain from 2002-6. It swells my heart with pain to say he has left us. A multidisciplinary teacher, he taught across the board, but Geography and Religious Education in the main.

Reflections on a Year Past

Anne Look | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

There is a kind of loneliness here. Australia forces a sensory of self that holds no prisoners. It's a strange juxtaposition, resting somewhere between a launching pad for the fearless and a refuge for the fearful. You're exposed in your remoteness, yet somehow comforted by the thought of it.

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

This Pixelated Film Is A Heartbreaking Metaphor For Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

'We Go Forward' is a rather beautiful little short film based on the principles of a classic side-scrolling video game. It turns out that games lik...

The 29 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Career

Mark McCulloch | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

Now that have been round the block in brand and marketing terms, I get asked from time to time what my tips are for anyone breaking into their first role or just trying to progress in their career.

And The Top Ten Happiest Moments In Life Are...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are many things in life that make us happy - buttery crumpets, sunny days and cute cat videos being just some of them. Now, a new piece of re...

Fourteen Things I Learnt in 2014

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2014 has been unexpected. Dreams I didn't even know I had I've accomplished, friendships I didn't know I needed I've gained and memories I will neve...

Ten Things I've Learned This Year...

Zoe Jones | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Jones

1. Dancing at home to old vinyl records was the best way to see in 2014. Dancing with no inhibitions makes everyone happy. 2. London is a wonderful city and I'm lucky to live here. Walking to work through Regents Park, exploring hidden canals, swimming in ponds, trying new cuisines, hanging out in cosy pubs - it's got everything - even the weather on occasion.

The Values of a Compassionate Existence

Robert Bradley | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Bradley

Power, control and greed all rage far more frivolously among the less informed and those that are within reach of obtaining such qualities. People will always cast judgement on those that feel violence should always come before compassion.

12 Life Lessons I've Learned in 2014

Jody Thompson | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

As we wave the dregs of the last 12 months down the plughole and prepare to celebrate Christmas, I've realised that a huge amount of positives have come out of the negatives that I've endured... So I thought I'd write them down and share them - if nothing else, because I can refer back and chivvy myself up if things start going wonky again in 2015.

Everything Happens For A Reason -You Decide What That Reason Is

Jojo Furnival | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

From the moment we arrive on this earth, we're looking for answers. "What does that do? ... What does this mean? Why are you doing that?" How often, though, do we get satisfactory, or even honest, answers?

The Quarter Life Crisis: Taking Life One Day at a Time

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Daphne Ashley Sze

The thing is, we don't have to be who others want us to be. We don't need others to tell us what to do, because hell no, our lives are not theirs to control. We're critical individuals who know what we want, maybe not now, but we'll find a way.

The Contradictions and Daydreams of the Irish Immigrant

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

The summer myself and my sister moved to Cornwall after my graduation to live in a caravan and become fully-certified beach bums, I remember feeling both at once a lasting sense of grown-up freedom coasting alongside the fear of being set loose and thinking "So what now?".

We Shouldn't be Scared of Failing

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Daphne Ashley Sze

When you're shaken, bent on your knees with hands over your face; far too many times, we almost always accept defeat right away. However, failure doesn't teach us to accept defeat, it teaches us that every time we fall down, there's nothing more important than growing up and getting back up.

How to Be Happy - A Simple Formula!

David Hurst | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Hurst

We all know that seeing a friend has this positive effect, but sometimes we repeatedly push it away in pursuit of happiness by other means. But in the pursuit of "achieving" this other happiness, we usually neglect what we know does make us happy: spending time with friends.

The Internet Answers: What's The Best Life Lesson You've Learned?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"How old are you and what's the most recent major life lesson you've learned?" That's the question that one inquisitive soul on Reddit pitched to s...

Common Etiquette Questions Answered Including Plane Seats And Mobile Phones

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you apply your lipstick on your morning commute? Or perhaps you use your mobile phone when out with friends? Either way, we have it under good a...

The Magic of the 47th Chromosome

Aslihan Agaoglu | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aslihan Agaoglu

When it comes to Down's syndrome, the most common genetic disorder effecting one in every thousand babies in the UK, we usually hear the stories through the parents' perspective. To them, it is nothing short of a "near-death experience": once it happens, you have a complete different outlook on life, everything you think you know changes and you have to learn how to live and love your new circumstances but in the end, you wouldn't have it any other way...

None So Great a Lesson as the Art of the Graceful Handshake

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

Tossing you up to stomach-churning heights, it's as quick to turn around and peg you in your place just when you feel you've got it, that you're a part of it , that every lesson life has taught you up to this point has merely been a means for preparing you for the daily jostle.

The Great British Bake Off Final: 10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Series Five

Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

It's been a vintage year for The Great British Bake Off, and as an avid cake-maker myself, I've watched the contestants produce outstanding show stoppers, inventive signature bakes and mind-boggling technical challenges in awe every week. The programme never fails to help me improve my baking skills, but this year, it's also taught me 10 valuable life lessons...