UK Lifestyle

This Christian Blogger Says Leggings Cause Men To Have 'Lustful Thoughts'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Yoga pants and leggings are a staple in most women's wardrobes. But one Christian blogger has caused a stir online by saying that she will no longe...

Knowing M.E, Knowing You

Stephen Tudor | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Tudor

Imagine being told with utter conviction from a stranger that what you had - whether it's an illness, the ability to recite the seven times table, or an actual living entity like a cat in your arms - wasn't actually real, and all because they once read an uninformed piece about it in a tabloid paper.

How I Survived Being Trapped in a Tube!

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

No matter what your external circumstances, you can take charge of your internal landscape. You can take charge of your response to outer stimuli. You can be liberated in prison (like my mindful stress management students were) or you can be imprisoned in your everyday life.

Have I Made a Mistake Choosing Divorce?

Sara Davison | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

After the initial January fresh start, how many people who are now in the process of divorce actually start thinking, have I made a mistake? Is it really worth it? How do I stay focused not he future? Will I ever move on?

You're Going To Be Fine

Kiran Chug | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

There's small talk on the nursery run if you can't avoid it and you wonder if anyone can tell you haven't brushed your hair and still have your pyjama top under your coat and then you realise you forgot to fill in the permission form that's sitting on the kitchen table.

Trans Suicide - The Unspoken Epidemic

Stephen Donnan | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

I'm a little angry and here's why: in 2014 and every year before that I have read story after story about young LGBT people taking their own lives, being locked up, turned out onto the streets and made homeless, fired from their jobs, being hospitalised, murdered.

'You Will Not Surely Die' - Art, Consciousness and Immortality

Kester Brewin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

In the face of abundant evidence that we clearly do die and rot and decay, we surmised that a) we must have offended God in our hubris and have been subject to a great 'fall,' but b) there remains in us a spirit that aches to lift back up and rejoin the divine.

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder and Leftovers

Linda Duffin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

The shoulder is cooked long and slow and is so tender by the end that it's literally falling off the bone. It takes five and a half hours not counting prep time, so you have to plan ahead, but once it's in the oven it's pretty much trouble-free.

Meditation Tips for Beginners

Deborah Quibell | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

It may not feel like meditation when we plop down and try to sit cross-legged on a pillow in the middle of a hard wood floor. We end up meditating on the amazing, migratory pattern of pain as it moves from our hips to our knees and back to our hips again.

How to Tell if You're an Alcoholic

Rachel Black | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

In the lead up to stopping drinking we will all have wondered if we do actually drink too much. A lot perhaps, but too much? That's something different.

Seven Top Tips for Renovating A Property

Tilly Wikeley | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Wikeley

Having made cosmetic changes to our first flat and embarked on major renovation of our first house, people often ask me what are the key things I've learnt from the experience. We've learnt some the hard way and I know I'd definitely do things differently next time...so here are my top tips for getting the best out of any house project you take on.

Tasty Treats, No Calories or Other Sins in Sight!

Susan Leigh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

These are typically our vulnerable times, the times when we reach for that one reliable friend, the quick fix that sustains us and never lets us down. It's often only later that we berate ourselves for being weak and picking the 'easy' option that's not such a good friend after all.

Happier Than Office Workers? Freelancing Was Just About The Most Stressful Job I've Had

Poorna Bell | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

I quit my office job in 2008, utterly frazzled and having just born the brunt of being managed by a terrible boss. I was exhausted, disillusioned with journalism, and just wanted an environment where I wasn't being bellowed at daily. Freelancing seemed the perfect option.

Behind the Voice of the London Buses: Q&A with Emma Hignett

Dan Hughes | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Dan Hughes

It's very hard to say what makes a good voice artist; the brilliant thing is that the jobs and the voices are so varied, so one voice is perfect for one job while another voice is perfect for another job.

The Heart Stopping Moments of Parenting

Claire Kirby | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

What I wasn't prepared for was the fear. When I say fear, I mean heart simultaneously stopping, dropping down to your stomach, then, bouncing back up into your mouth fear. The kind of fear that leaves you momentarily frozen to the spot and unsure as to whether you might poo your pants or throw up in your mouth.

24 Things No Parent Wants to Hear

Sinéad Fox | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sinéad Fox

They all talk all the time (no idea where they got that from). I love the chats and the sweet singing, but there are some sounds that send me over the edge, that make my heart sink, my head hang or my shouting commence. These things more than others are triggers for me, especially when I'm tired.

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

The Last McDonalds Burger Sold In Iceland Still Looks Like New Six Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's mightily impressive yet simultaneously stomach-churning - this McDonalds burger and fries are six years old. In fact they're a little bit more...

This Lady Took A Friend's Antibiotics To Relieve Her Flu, Ended Up With 70% Burns

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Yaasmeen Castanada took a friend’s antibiotics in November, she hoped it would offer relief from her flu-like symptoms. Instead the 19-year-...

Eat Your Way to Beautiful Skin

Rachael Phillips | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Phillips

Whilst its nice to have a dresser full of lotions and potions, real beauty starts from the inside. There's no point in spending £100's of pounds on the latest anti-wrinkle cream if you're going to fill your body full of junk food. So, try adding these super foods to your diet and eat your way to great skin...

Life-Long Learning

Juliet Bernard | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

One of the greatest joys of being a knitter is passing on your skills to other people, although I have to admit it took me nearly 40 years before I felt I had enough skills to teach anyone else.

Fashion Bloggers Visited A Cambodian Sweatshop And Got One Hell Of A Wake-Up Call

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A Norwegian TV show has forced three young fashion bloggers to confront the reality of the conditions endured by those who make their clothes. Frid...

I Embraced Baldness and Learnt These Four Things

Nick Chowdrey | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Chowdrey

One of the biggest fears when going bald is what other people will think. I used to ask myself questions like "Will people make fun of me?" "Will I be attractive?" "Will people think I look weird?"

Hindsight is 20:20

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

The black dog has left the building. I'm back to myself; returned to the living. I swear next time when this happens (if it happens again), I'll be more on the lookout for signs. I looked back in my diary and read what I was doing just before I had a major depression.

Veganism: Why Fake It?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

So as each and every one of you will know, this month has been Veganuary - a 31 day long promise to the birds and bees and cows and pigs and sheep and prawns and former racehorses that for the duration of January 2015 I will comply with a more compassionate lifestyle that diminishes their need to suffer.