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Don't Waste Time Fighting Time

Denise O'Neill | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Style
Denise O'Neill

I think we need to re-evaluate what it is to grow older and place value on it. My personal wish is that the beauty industry would market products using a 'positive-ageing' message, highlighting the natural and ageing beauty that is in our faces.

10 Books That Will Guide You On The Road To Success

Quora | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK

What 10 books would you recommend for an adult who wants to start trying to live a successful life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain ...

The Five Most Exploitative Things About Student Loans

Liam Evans | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Evans

Student loans have quickly become the most exploitative, unethical and deceitful loan systems on the market. Uncapped to reasonable inflation they bleed those questing for higher education dry and profiteer off of hapless children committing to 30 year promises while still in school.

What To Expect When Your Business Is (Triple) Expecting

Rachel Deacon | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK
Rachel Deacon

It's by no means a finite process. But adapting an approach to suit each mum - as far as is possible - can pay dividends for the business too. No doubt, with the joy of the next pregnancy announcement will come another new mum, with a new set of expectations, fears, challenges; and another opportunity to find an even better way.

Rich Kids Of Instagram Donate Thousands To Help Children Living In Slums

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Known for private yacht parties, mid-week bar tabs that run into the thousands, and popping bottles of Cristal champagne just to pour them into the oc...

Life Is A Beach!

Harnaam Kaur | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harnaam Kaur

Most of us should connect to this concept. Of course we do, in some way shape or form. Well, actually if I stand by truth then I can honestly say that life is a bitch! I mean how many hardships do we need to go through?

6 Reasons Eating Chocolate Is Good For You, So Have Another Easter Egg

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Hallelujah, Easter is on the horizon and that means we will all enter a chocolate coma for the next 72 hours, interrupted only for a roast lunch and p...

What To Expect When You're Expecting Adopting

Ali Russell | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Parents
Ali Russell

In the last part of the adoption process, before we were officially matched, everything seemed to hang in the balance because nothing was official until the matching panel, where (very knowledgeable and kind) strangers would decided if we were the right match for the children we'd never met but had all ready fallen in love with.

8 Of The Worst Things The World Has Ever Done To Coffee

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For centuries humans have been relying on the sweet taste of coffee to give them the energy they need to get through the day. And while we are not goi...

Are Viruses Alive? Giant Discovery Suggests They're More Like Zombies

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

What the hell is that? Scientists ask this question every day when trying to work out how different living things are related to each other. The answers aren't easy or trivial. Biological affiliations are used not just to build a catalogue of life but also to understand how life has evolved into its many forms

5 Things That Everyone Experiences After Sex, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Given the amount of time we all spend thinking about sex, we have to admit that the majority of that brainpower is dedicated to the before and during ...

In The Time It Takes To Read This Someone Gave Up And Ended It

Umairah Malik | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Umairah Malik

When I sat down to write this I was scared. The reason I was scared was because as a society in general there are things we talk about. And then there are things we don't talk about. I think the right word I'm looking for is taboo. This is one of them.

Campaigners In Fiery Exchange Over Anti-Abortion Tampon Tax Grant

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK

An anti-abortion group’s award of £250,000 from money raised through the tampon tax has been criticised by campaigners. Funds gained from a five pe...

Don't Be Afraid To Speak The Truth

Rosie Burnham | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

Still people believe that child abuse or any formal of abuse doesn't happen within the school system whether private or public but the truth is that it does. I am one of many people that are silence by the school fearful of being sued if I mention the name of the school or that my case cannot be brought to court because to lack of collation evidence and the media unwilling to listen to survivors` stories and given them a voice.

Things I've Learned From Being Unemployed

Megan Ward | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Ward

In conclusion, I've learnt nothing of relevance from my time in unemployment and I need a job ASAP. If you're still at Uni reading this, please enjoy your last few happy months. It's hell out here in the real world, trust me.

When I Am Older I Will Not Diet, Ten Year Old Me I'm Sorry

Umairah Malik | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Umairah Malik

I am seven years old and I am asking for second helpings of dessert and I am asking for third helpings because numbers do not matter and I am hungry. ...

10 Things I Realised When I Became a Parent

Ali Russell | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ali Russell

Before the children moved in, lots of parents we know told us that nothing prepares you for parenting. If I'm honest, I listened and nodded but felt slightly smug because I've worked with children for 10 years, so surely that would have prepared me.

Is There An Afterlife?

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Nader Dehdashti

If I had asked myself the question 'is there an Afterlife?' Three months ago, I would most definitely have said no. No being in me believed that there...

How To Catch A Curve Ball And Hurtle The Thing Back

Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland

"Help", I thought to myself, I need to un-hear what I am being told. I'm sat opposite the specialist and he is telling me I have kidney cancer. Not what I thought would happen to a fit forty something. Yet, there I was being told it needed to come out, as soon as possible. Then a year and a day later I lost my husband to the same awful disease.

Does It Really Matter What My Eyebrows Look Like?

Rachel Fernie | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fernie

I am in good company though, Beyoncé admitted that she tries to make everyone around her happy (which I think she does a pretty good job with) and closer to home, my own mum and nana both rush around trying to solve everyone else's problems. They help others, putting their own feelings and well-being much further down in their priorities.

Finding Happiness In Your Twenties

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nader Dehdashti

I am just going to come out and say it; the twenties are the new thirties. There is too much pressure on young adults to have it all figured it out before they hit their thirties and this can make it very difficult to search for happiness when you're too busy finding your purpose in life.

One In Five Breast Cancer Patients Could Benefit From Existing Drug

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Around 10,000 women a year in the UK could benefit from a change in how doctors issue breast cancer drugs, research suggests. Currently, women who ha...

Dealing With My Father's Passing

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nader Dehdashti

No one prepares you for the intensity of grief and loss. There is no warning about the speed at which you are expected to close someone else's life. The documents you must sign and the countless phone calls to funeral directors, each time reminding you of the loss you have suffered.

I'm Back! A Little Explanation For My Relative Silence!

Claire Lynch | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Lynch

So you'll probably all have noticed that I haven't been around for a while; or perhaps you hadn't noticed but now I come to mention it... but I'm going to indulge myself and pretend that you had all most definitely noticed my absence, even if you hadn't missed my ramblings.

When Mental Wellness Becomes Mental Illness

Umairah Malik | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Umairah Malik

We are here. And one day we won't be. One day we won't have any tomorrows left and all our yesterdays will have been in vain. But we don't stop. We all realise that we are on the same side and support each other. We need to help people because we can. If you and I are here, we can. The question that remains is will we?