UK Life

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

Regret Versus Remorse and Why We Need to Feel Both

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Plants and animals do not walk around tormented by guilt, drowning in a need for penance and a wracked conscience. This is a human failing, perhaps to not move onwards and away from the errors and mistakes we are destined to make.

The Ins and Outs of January

Nigel Rayment | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Rayment

It's tragic that for so many of us clarity about what really counts arrives so late in the day. And might not this clarity deliver a sight more humility, empathy and equity in the world?

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...

Men Get Lonely - So What? Tell Someone Who Cares

Xavier Toby | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

"Hey you. If you've got a problem, do something about it. Don't talk about it. Nobody cares." As a man, I've heard this before. All the time actually, and in several different ways. After a girlfriend cheated on me, when I was shattered and expressed a need to discuss it, a friend told me: "You need to stop talking and thinking about it right now. Nobody cares."

Bouncing Back

Maggie Currie | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Life happens. It doesn't matter how positive or balanced and centred you are, there are going to be times when you are knocked sideways. Times when your carefully organised life is turned upside down and you get knocked for six. Life happens!

Being Grateful for What You Have This Christmas - How to Avoid the Post Christmas Emotional Crash

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

I've experienced some really shitty moments in my own life, and it's this time of year where I'm usually reminded - not because of any specific event that occurred during this festive period, but because of the over indulgence that usually happens within the following weeks.

So... What Is Life Exactly?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Tech

What is life? That's one of those annoying questions that sounds simple, but as soon as your son/daughter/cousin/nephew asks you'll probably be totall...

The Values of a Compassionate Existence

Robert Bradley | Posted 22.12.2014 | 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.

Four Steps to Reduce Stress In 2015 - How to Reduce Stress

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Create some healthy habits, this can include many things but overall is covered in one area - Fitness. Exercise not only improves physical confidence but it also helps your brain work more efficiently and process information faster.

Achieving a Work Life Balance...Is It Possible?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Pause for a moment now to consider the balance you currently have in your life...and the balance you're striving to achieve.... The most common areas of consideration are family, work, health, friends, and spirit...all of which you try to "juggle" at the same time.

Racing Against Time

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

If life flies by this quickly, we need to make the most of it. Take every opportunity that comes long, as you might not get that chance again. I'm pretty sure that when I look back on my life, I'm far more likely to regret the days I wasted doing nothing.

Scientists Create 'Spark Of All Life'... With Lasers

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

As 'creative' acts of science go, it's pretty hard to beat. Scientists have imitated the first 'spark' of life using a powerful laser. Research...

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

Jojo Furnival | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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?

Compassion and Kindness

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Compassion is a funny thing isn't it? Human emotions are complicated and difficult to understand; sometimes we can barely understand ourselves, let alone others. Motivations and reasons behind our actions and behaviours and responses can intersect, and finding the true root of a problem can seem impossible at times. Often, it isn't the answer we expect.

The Genius of Picasso and the Curse of Convenience

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Samantha van Dalen

Picasso famously said, "I find. I do not look". He also said: "Look and you will never find." Many have remarked that these two messages from the mouth of a genius are obtuse and incomprehensible.

Bringing Comfort Through Music at the End of Life

Yumiko Sato | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yumiko Sato

Daniel was showing signs of "terminal agitation." People at the end of life often experience this state characterized by confusion and restlessness. As a hospice music therapist I had seen many patients in this state before.

How to be a Calm Parent - Body Language Expert Reveals All

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

No matter what anyone says, the stresses involved with parenting are unlike any other stresses that exist. As a father of two, I know that despite the best parenting efforts, boiling point will be experienced with a number of situations no matter what you do to keep your emotions under control.

On Life, Death... And Grandmothers

Roberta Verdant | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

It's Autumn, well and truly. Equinox fell the weekend before last. Autumn is always new year in my heart. Not for me the arbitrariness of a new year in January when the Northern Hemisphere is in darkness. Rather, Autumn, when the air is full of life and death, possibilities and change. That's my new year.

How Not to Stress About Money

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

The feeling of being trapped is a horrible feeling, when pushed into the corner we usually make irrational choices that further worsen the situation and prolong the suffering. If you're feeling trapped, with debts increasing and that light at the end of the tunnel is appearing further away then GET HELP! Remove any pride from your situation and reach out; you'll thank me if you do!

The Great Mumpreneur Divide

Jo Gifford | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

They will be dealing with school letters, bake sales, dress up days, poorly small people sent home, packed lunches, homework and after school clubs as well as taxes, accounts, sales, marketing, outsourcers, coworkers - oh, and the actual work that you charge for.

4 Reasons Why Stress Can Be Good for You (In Moderation)

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Stress in our modern culture is deemed to be negative; something that only the weak have and the reason for mass depressive illnesses - but what isn't understood or factored is that stress if controlled and managed correctly can improve the quality of your life.

Some Truths About Travelling the World- Before You Take Off

Chloe Palmer | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Palmer

In two weeks and one day I will be setting off to travel the globe. I have been planning this trip for the past six months and boy have I learnt a few lessons.

Make Life Last Longer

Nicole Latchana | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Latchana

As a kid those 6 week summer holidays seemed to last forever. But now, looking at my diary and seeing that we are in August has made me feel like I blinked mid June and ended up here dare I take a nap and wake up in a morgue? Here are some of the things I've noticed that will help slow down time.

Summer Lovin' Five Budget-Friendly Dating Ideas

Chenice Clarke | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chenice Clarke

I'm a big advocate for continuing to make an effort in your relationship, after you've made it "official", and I love finding new, fun, and most importantly budget-friendly date-night ideas. Here are my top five money-saving tips for dating on a budget.