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21st Century Goodbyes

Philip De Ste Croix | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip De Ste Croix

Funerals are never going to be happy occasions but increasingly we are seeing people wishing to forego the traditional sombre ceremony in favour of a more upbeat 'celebration of life'.

The Day My Novel Saved A Life

S.D. Robertson | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
S.D. Robertson

As an author I love hearing from my readers - but I never expected one to thank me for saving their mum's life. After my debut novel was published la...

This Is How You Can Stop Taking Your Frustration Home From Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It is a truth universally accepted that 90% of conversations with your spouse are not spent talking about happiness, holidays or kittens, but about yo...

Why We Need To Invest More In Marriage And Less In The Wedding

Sarah Zafar | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Zafar

We must teach our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters that it's not about finding the right spouse, rather, being the right spouse. Every successful marriage has a goal which both spouses journey towards.

Lost Time

Rachel Lamb | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

The important point to remember is you choose your own path. Along that path you choose your own way, and everyone will have something different and unique to them, we won't reach where we want to be all at the same time.

Literature And Language In Action

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Farida Ahmed

As a private tutor and mentor to young people, I am always looking for ingenious ways to truly connect with students to make teaching and learning as ...

Twitter Fightback Begins After Reports Trump Wants Female Staff To 'Dress Like Women'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has been derided after it was reported that he wants his female staff to “dress like women”. The news website Axios was told by a sou...

Life As A Journey

Katrine Horn | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katrine Horn

One thing you'll notice on life's journey is that some people just bring a backpack and others choose to bring several suitcases. Nothing wrong with the backpack approach and I'd say nothing wrong with the suitcase approach. Depends on who you are, doesn't it?

Losing My Job Meant I Found A Life

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hotston Moore

I still think about my own painful times, but learned from the job loss journey that you can have it all and suddenly have nothing; and also that with the right help, someone who has nothing can be given that most precious thing of all: their life.

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...