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Fear And Detachment

Maria Khan | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Khan

After befriending your unconscious, fear creeps into your house, bed, bath and soul, and sometimes it sneaks into your dreams, until it completely hijacks and paralyses the part of you that was born to bloom.

11 Things You'll Only Understand If You're Addicted To Coffee

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Can’t imagine living without your morning cup of coffee? A new study has revealed that your caffeine addiction might actually be encoded in your DNA...

The Expectation Vs The Reality Of A Bank Holiday Weekend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

August Bank Holiday is a highlight of the working calendar - a full three days to make the most of the summer sunshine/inevitable rain. Every year we ...

Coffee In A Cone Is Now The Only Way To Drink Our Morning Caffeine

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Flat whites and double-shot soy chai lattes: your standard coffee order is no longer just black in a paper cup. But the newest coffee trend in South ...

8 Reasons Why A Jaffa Cake Is Definitely A Cake And Not A Biscuit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It is the debate of the twenty-first century: dividing a nation, families and tea time across the land. Now #JaffaGate has been brought back to the f...

17 People Who Didn't Nail National Burger Day...And Those Who Did

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There’s are times - break-up/hangover/Sundays - when a burger fixes all that’s wrong with the world. But sometimes, in the excitement to put their...

How To Get Over Your Ex: 10 Life Lessons From Other People

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Going through a break-up is never easy: you’ll want to sing Beyoncé, drink a lot of vodka and leave your ex an emotional voicemail at 3am. But ther...

10 Inspiring Quotes That Prove Time And Again Women Deserve Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A new study from the Institute of Fiscal Studies has revealed what we already knew; gender pay gap isn’t a myth. In fact, women earn 18% less an hou...

8 Green Fingered Things You Can Do In London

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Living in the urban jungle often means the only green spaces around us are parks (you can forget having a garden in a London flat). But in the heat of...

11 Times The Great British Bake Off Summed Up Our Own Cooking Pain

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Prep your ovens bakers, The Great British Bake Off is back - returning to BBC One on Wednesday 24 August. Although the contestants can nail technical...

QUIZ: Are You A Real Adult?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Only a minute ago we were teenagers, navigating our first kiss and GCSE results. Now, people are talking to us about mortgages and the state of the ec...

9 Things We Won't Miss About Catching The Last Tube

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Starting on Friday 19 August, the Central line and Victoria line will be running a 24-hour service on Fridays and Saturdays. The arrival of the night...

10 Tweets That Prove The World Is Completely Obsessed With Aperol Spritz

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Aperol Spritz is the Marmite of the alcohol world - you either love it or you absolutely bloody hate it. In case you’ve been living under a rock, A...

7 Love-Filled Moments From Rio That Will Make Your Heart Burst

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Now we know the Olympics are inspiring for lots of reasons, but the last few weeks in Rio have been giving us all the feels. After all, what is more ...

12 Signs You've Reached Peak Prosecco

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With sales of the sparkling wine growing 80% in the last five years, HM Revenue and Customs has estimated that 31.6 million gallons of Prosecco and ca...

Sugar Is Actively Controlling Your Brain More Than Previously Thought

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

German scientists have discovered that your brain is actively taking in sugar, rather than passively absorbing it, as previously thought. Prior to thi...

11 Texts That Prove You Should Never Let Yourself Drunk Text

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Alcohol makes us all believe we are God’s gift to words - capable of crafting texts that make people fall in love with us, be our best friend and wa...

Smoke, Mirrors and False Assumptions

Lisa Hoptroff | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Hoptroff

In a world filled with social media, filters, bloggers (hands up) and newspaper scandals, it's easy to assume that the edited versions we see of people a true reflection of reality. However smoke and mirrors can be deceiving...

10 Tweets That Sum Up Life As A Leftie

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Left handed people of the world, we feel your pain. The constant hours spent scrubbing biro off the inside of your hand, the ring bound notebooks tha...

6 Reasons Sober Sex Is Much Better Than It Sounds

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Let’s face it, the prospect of sober sex with a new partner is terrifying. It’s not that we think drunk sex is the better alternative, but a few d...

Best Foodie Snapchat Accounts: 9 People To Get You Back In The Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The rise of the foodie has no doubt been accelerated by Instagram and everyone trying to nail the secret of achieving the ultimate brunch flat-lay. Bu...

9 Things That Are Only Acceptable At Airports

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Travelling through airports is like living in a parallel universe: your body feels awful, you never know what the time is and everyone is even grumpie...

13 Signs You Know You're A Book Person

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Celebrating the wonderful things that mark us out as book people, voila: 1. When You Take A Whole Suitcase On Holiday Just For Books. 2. Whe...

Bride Walked Down Aisle By Man Who Received Her Father's Heart In a Transplant

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Walking your daughter down the aisle is one of a father’s proudest moments, but what happens when your dad isn’t around to do the honours? Jeni S...

This Engagement At Rio Olympics Reminds Us All That Love Wins

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You would have thought being picked to play sport for your country at the Rio 2016 Olympics would be the highlight of anyone’s year. But not for Bra...