UK Lifestyle

This May Be Why Paracetamol Isn't Helping Your Back Pain

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're struggling with back pain, taking paracetamol may not be the solution you're looking for. A study has suggested over-the-counter paracet...

What Was That Pilot Thinking?

Ruby Wax | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

How many times can you remind people that it's one in four who have a mental disorder, that means if we prohibited everyone with a mental illness from working there would be empty floorboards in the boardrooms.

Fitspiration Month: Why We're Tackling Taboos With Positivity

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Let's be honest. No matter how much we all try to pretend to love hitting the gym, most of us (save a superhuman few) find exercising a complete and utter chore. That's why we're dedicating the entire month of April to fitspiration, where we hope to inspire our readers (and ourselves) to get fit and embrace sport by instilling positivity and realistic goal setting.

Flares Are in This Spring, But Can Anyone Actually Pull Them Off?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Style
Daisy May Sitch

Sure, Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne give good flare game but are we non-model, non-celebrity types actually likely to trade in our skinnies and move into bell-bottom territory? Yes, but all summer?

Did You Know Your Trench Coat Was A Symbol Of Feminism?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Style

Throwing on a trench coat instantly smartens up any outfit - and it is this easy styling that has earned it devoted fans such as the Duchess of Cambri...

Where Are All The Plus-Size Men?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last month, Jamie Dornan fever swept the nation. Now, it seems to be Aiden Turner's turn to be ogled. Topless pictures of the star of new BBC dram...

You Are Enough- Improving the Relationship You Have With Yourself

Lisa Regan | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

When the chips are down or things are not going exactly according to plan that's when you know you are truly living life, for I believe it is life's challenges and obstacles that make us see where we are and where and how we need to move forward.

Changing Trends Show Many Teens Getting Hooked On E-Cigs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A new study has revealed shocking trends among young people, with many getting hooked on what researchers call "alcopops of the nicotine world". Th...

This Apologetic Mother Might Be The Best Parent In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman from Birmingham, Alabama, has become a viral sensation after offering a heartfelt apology to cinema-goers for her the poor behaviour of her ch...

Beat Stress - Perform Better!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

In essence stress is an imbalance between the demands put on you and your ability to cope with them. Pressure can come from all sorts of places - from moving house to money worries to relationship problems but in most cases the biggest perpetrator is work.

Beware of Feeding Sharks

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

I confess, there's a part of me which liked seeing someone else get drunk. It was terrible yet magnificent. I liked the thrill of being on the edge looking down at the feeding shark, in a frenzy of pain but also unbridled chaos and freedom.

Women and Big Dogs: An Easy Target for Everyday Sexism

Joy Jewell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Jewell

Bruce wasn't difficult down to the fact that he's a big dog with a puppy personality, no, I was failing him because having a vagina means I am ill equipped to train anything taller than my ankles.

This 80-Year-Old Grandmother Has Slept With 1,000 Younger Men

Barcroft | Rebecca Lewis | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Shirley Andrews lives in a housing complex for elderly people. She enjoys knitting and crochet, but Shirley isn't your average 80-year-old. The gra...

Why You Should Follow Popeye's Lead And Eat Spinach Every Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Popeye may have been on to something eating all that spinach. Eating just two portions of leafy greens per day can significantly help protect brain...

Woman Loses 9 Stone - By Posting Pictures Of Her Lunch On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 22-year-old woman from Exeter has revealed the surprising secret to her stunning 60kg weight loss - posting pictures of her food on Instagram. No...

This Guy Lost 180kg But Now Needs To Deal With Masses Of Loose Skin

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man who lost a monumental 180kg in two years has revealed the shocking toll obesity took on his body - including leaving him with 20kg of excess ski...

Coolest Granny On Instagram Transforms Into Kate Moss And Kurt Cobain

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Style

Kate Moss's status as a style icon has now been cemented, as she has received the highest of accolades - a tribute from Instagram sensation 86-year-ol...

Could Low Sperm Count Be Caused By Non-Organic Fruit And Veg?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're suffering from a low sperm count, your choice of fruit and veg may be to blame. Pesticide residues coating non-organic fruit and vegetabl...

How To Cope With Hot Flushes And Mood Swings During Menopause

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mood swings and hot flushes are common symptoms of menopause, but they don't have to have a negative impact on your lifestyle. In the above video, ...

The LBD Is A Fashion Icon, But How Did It Get So Popular?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Style

The Little Black Dress - or LBD as it's affectionately known to its friends - has become synonymous with seductive glamour, with style icons such as A...

Rebel Wilson: 'There Are No Women My Size And Age In Hollywood'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Rebel Wilson has said that despite having 'zero fashion sense ' - her words, certainly not ours - she feels a responsibility to take an interest in he...

Earl Grey Tea Infused Cupcakes With Parma Violet Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Barrell

Despite being a bit tough to get your hands on if you don't know exactly where they're sold, they make an excellent part of a cupcake when ground into a fine dust. That lovely aroma and childhood nostalgia pairs perfectly with the unique blend of Earl Grey, but you can use any tea you like.

Notes on Loss

Marion Coutts | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marion Coutts

All research advances are to be applauded but we do worse with brain cancer than with other cancers and deaths are on the increase. At the moment only 1% of the national spend on cancer research is allocated to the disease, yet tumours in the brain kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

An Appreciation of My Son - and the NHS

Soraya Moeng | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soraya Moeng

When you go down to the anaesthetic room with your child, you're handing the most precious thing you have to strangers - albeit ones whose entire professional lives are dedicated to making sure they don't mess up. The consequences don't bear thinking about.

Things You Never Knew About Sweden

Steve Vickers | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Vickers

Across Sweden, and particularly in big cities, you'll see small orange-and-blue signs with the word skyddsrum written on them. These mark the entrances to bunkers designed to protect people in the event of a military strike - or even a peacetime disaster.