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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...

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

7 Ways To Make Your Sex Life More Hygge

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

With candles and knitwear slowly taking over our homes, it seems a natural progression that hygge - the Danish concept of living well - should nuzzle ...

15 Stages Of Having A Day Off Sick From Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Flu season is upon us and we’re all desperately wishing we’d come down with something that means we can spend a guilt-free day sleeping. But the ...

Looking Back On Six Things Smoking Took From Me On World COPD Day

Margaret Storey | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Storey

Today is the awareness day for a condition I have lived with for around 17 years called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a life-long condition that makes it difficult to empty air out of your lungs because the airways have been narrowed. Though you've probably never heard of it, around 1.2m people in the UK are diagnosed.

Daughter Buys Mum A Puppy After Finding Out She Is Terminally Ill

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A daughter bought her mum a new puppy as a surprise, after discovering she is terminally ill and has less than a year to live. Sharing the heartbreaki...

13 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Your Late Twenties

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Adulthood is fraught with obstacles that we have to learn to overcome: paying bills, booking our own doctor’s appointments and cooking something oth...

My Depression Blog

Marijka Barber | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marijka Barber

The stigma associated with a depressive illness is very evident in our society; I'm 30, have a lovely home, a great husband and 2 healthy boys. So to anyone outside my inner circle it can look like I have "no reason to be depressed".

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider S&M Sex

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Fancy venturing outside your comfort zone within the four walls of your bedroom? Well we have some good news for you, S&M sex has been shown to have p...

13 Things You'll Only Remember If You Were A Brownie

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As Girl Guides enjoy a popular resurgence, not least because it’s finally been shown how good it is for you later in life, we’re feeling nostalgic...

10 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From The John Lewis Christmas Ad

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Donald Trump might have won the election, but do not fear because the John Lewis christmas advert has arrived just in time to save national morale fro...

Woman And The Moon

Saskia Lee Stewart | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Lee Stewart

She's a ghost. A shapeshifter. Heavenly woman. Her mystery is very seductive, and perhaps that's what stirs and excites me when I look upon her... transforms me. It's as though her ethereal fingers of light reach inside me and remind me of my own mystery... connect me to my own luminous centre..

QUIZ: The Best Dinners For Cold Winter Evenings, As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The cold weather has arrived, which means it is officially the season for comfort food, blankets and a boxset while you slowly morph into your sofa. ...