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The Meaning Of Life ...?

Natalie Savvides | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Sunday morning. I lay awake catching those five, extra minutes as my husband wakes up our son and I savour the moment of quiet before the little one ...

Unbroken: A Letter To My Attackers

Rosie Burnham | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

I never thought I would be in a place to write an honest letter to the attackers. I always hoped I would get to a place where the abuse and rape didn't define or affect me to a level where I was unable to engage in the world around. This day has come where I have finally let go of the past. I am not a victim. I am a survivor.

Feeling Down Is A Great Pick Me Up

Rico Griffiths-Taitte | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rico Griffiths-Taitte

The whole furore of Christmas and talking to my friend left me with a great sense of depletion. I recently found employment and I even worked in the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve. While I was working I thought about my friend, who told me that she did not want any medication and preferred to live with just her memories.

Parenting The Millennial Generation

Sarah Zafar | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Zafar

However, today, there's an entire generation that's growing up with a feeling of lesser self-worth and self-esteem. Why? Because when they came up with problems as young children, they were given latest gadgets by their parents to'"solve' the problems instead of lifelong advice by their elders

A New Year!

Natalie Savvides | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Crikey - it's so easy to feel a failure isn't it - so easy to look at everyone else with their acts together (or so it appears)... in the gym, glowing faces, bouncing around all over the place - but really is that what's actually going on behind closed doors? Who really knows!?

Does An Anxious Parent Make An Anxious Child?

Jodie Andrews | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jodie Andrews

She's daring and not afraid to speak out to anyone that will listen. I love this quality of hers, it inspires me to overcome my anxiety and push it as far to the back of my mind as I possibly can. There are a few things we can all do to try and not let our anxiety rub off onto our children...

QUIZ: Christmas Family Arguments Bingo

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As traditional as the turkey with cranberry sauce, family arguments are an integral part of Christmas celebrations. What would Christmas be without h...

17 Stages Of Travelling Home For Christmas

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One of the best parts of Christmas is getting to spend time with your family (even if that feeling only lasts for a couple of hours). The arguments, ...

9 Reasons Why Pigs In Blankets Should Be Worshipped For The Tiny Miracles They Are

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

They reign supreme on the Christmas buffet table, outshining the turkey and bread sauce by a mile. But here are 9 (we could have come up with 99) reas...

This Is What You'll Be Eating In 2017

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You might not have heard of them yet, but these are the foods that’ll be flying off the shelves in 2017. This year was twelve months of rainbow ba...

IKEA Re-Brands Furniture With Brutally Honest Names In Honour Of All Our Relationship Problems

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone knows that the true test of whether your relationship is going to go the distance, is taking your partner to IKEA on a Saturday morning. If ...

How To Assess The Value Of Your Creative Work

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

We'd all like to get paid more for what we do. But we have a habit of feeling our stuff is impossible to value because we develop an emotional, personal relationship with it. Doing business with our creative outputs can feel like selling off a section of our very soul.

Myth-Busting: The Honeymoon Period

Samia Aziz | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samia Aziz

So suddenly making one life together becomes more than about managing your preferences like what you each want for dinner, or agreeing on how to make the best cup of tea. It becomes about merging your lives, and at the same time, trying to be "married". This is where we often find we have gaps in our expectations, communication and understanding.

16 Things You Should Know Before Cooking Your First Christmas Lunch

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Cooking your first Christmas lunch is not something to be undertaken by the unprepared, so we’re sharing the 16 things everyone should know before o...

Surviving Playgroups

Vicki Coombe | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Coombe

They are also pretty intimidating at first though; walking into a room of strangers, fears of cliques and the fact you are transported back to an irrational school child fear that no one will like you

9 Rules Of Dating A New Person In December

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The first few months of dating someone new are always a honeymoon of peace, love and intolerable smugness. And even more so if you win the romantic lo...

How To Tell If You Are Getting Enough Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

At least once a day, you’ll hear about how tired a colleague is, or you’ll be telling them about your own lack of sleep. Now, a new study - the fi...

13 Things All Brits Do Now That It Is Bloody Freezing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Unlike the first signs of autumn - golden leaves, crisp evenings - the advent of winter is far less romantic. Namely, you can’t feel your face anymo...

15 Terrible Excuses Everyone Uses When They Get Back With Their Ex

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Going through a break-up is never easy - you wondered whether you’re making the right choice and in fact more than half (54%) end up not being able ...

The Journey Of Life: The Best Years Of Our Lives Are Still To Come

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

The best thing about being young is the fact that we have so many opportunities to look forward to. When I graduate, there are so many things I can't wait to do from moving to London to hiking the Grand Canyon. My best years are still to come and I plan on embracing life in any way I can.

When Your Annoying Relatives Ask You Why You're Still Single At Christmas, Tell Them This

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being single at Christmas is never a barrel of festive laughs - no one to kiss under the mistletoe, no one who is legally obliged to take you to a San...

16 Struggles For Americans Celebrating Thanksgiving In The UK

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For Americans all across the world, Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays in the calendar (not least as a practice run all the food we ne...

16 Things You Only Know If You've Been Breadcrumbed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you have ever swiped into the world of online dating, you will undoubtedly be familiar with the concept of breadcrumbing. This is where someone lea...

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Relationship Survives Cuckolding

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For most couples, seeing their partner have sex with a stranger would spell disaster for their future together, but not for everyone. Cuckolding - wh...

The Definitive Ranking Of Christmas Chocolate As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Tis the season to eat our body weight in chocolate and have absolutely no remorse. But what is your sugary weapon of choice? Perhaps you are a family...