UK Lifestyle

This Is The Food People Love To Hate (It's Not Marmite)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You're at another person's house for dinner when they serve up a plate of food that you just can't stomach. After frantically looking for a dog, y...

Win Paperchase Goodies Worth Over £300

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Love Paperchase? Win this spectacular stash of stylish prizes and a £100 voucher by entering our competition! With a value of over £300, this im...

On Robin Williams

Ruby Wax | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Why is it such an 'out of the blue' experience for everyone that Robin Williams killed himself? Is it because we think if someone's funny they must spend their lives, head thrown back, wheezing away? I know very few comedians who in their real lives have their heads thrown back, it's not funny being funny; it's a killer.

Why the Mystery About Women's Orgasms?

Mairi Macleod | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

What do you know about women's orgasms? If you're a woman you know about your own ones but you're probably in the dark about whether they're the same in quality and quantity as your friends' (they're probably not) and if you're a man, unless you're particularly attentive, the whole thing is most likely a total mystery.

10 Baking Tips From A Former Great British Bake Off Finalist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

On your marks, get set, bake! Season five of The Great British Bake Off is well under way, inspiring us to get creative in the kitchen ourselves. ...

Moving to Hong Kong: On Being a Curiosity

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

In the Hong Kong district of Sham Shui Po, Kowloon side, the market stalls play host to many a social gathering. Groups of older men, stylish in aviators, crisp white, or pastel, short-sleeved shirts and tailored trousers, stand in a cloud of imperial leather, discussing, well...I rarely know. But sometimes there's a clue in the shape of racing forms being passed around, or a grandchild being proudly held aloft - a champion at a sporting event.

A Simple Solution to the UK's Obesity Problem - 'Tax the Fat'

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

As a therapist that specialises in weight loss, I've heard more excuses why people can't lose weight than a secondary school teacher asking for homework. Everything from I'm allergic to healthy food, to fruit and vegetables make me fat - and the finger seems to be always pointing at everyone else...

Brits Find Facebook And Twitter Harder To Quit Than Caffeine And Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK, we're big believers that every now and then, a digital detox really helps us to de-stress and get more sleep. But it turns out...

Why Do People Get Depression?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since Robin Williams' death, many people have highlighted the need for more open discussion and understanding around the subject of depression. Acc...

Daniel Radcliffe Suffers From Cluster Headaches - But What Are They?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Taking blood pressure tablets is something we usually associate with older people, but Daniel Radcliffe has openly spoken about taking the medication ...

Dancing Because You're Happy Isn't Just For Young Folk, You Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

August is HuffPost UK Lifestyle's Month of Happiness and boy, do the people in this video make us smile. An impressive 60 residents and staff from ...

Some Antibiotics Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Antibiotics are usually prescribed to make us feel better, but one antibiotic could actually be damaging to our health. New research suggests a com...

The Ups and Downs of Being a Fashion Intern

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Drysdale

The days were long, tedious and rather tiring and I quickly learnt that everything I had heard about being a fashion intern was frighteningly true. The lows are lower than low, but the highs are pretty darn great... "If I can do this and still love this industry, than this is the industry for me."

9 Excuses To Eat More Chocolate

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget apples, it seems like a square of chocolate a day that could keep the doctor away. According to the above video, dark chocolate could have ...

This Woman Spends All Her Spare Time Dressing Like A Disney Princess

SWNS/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us grow out of dressing up like Disney characters by the time our age reaches double figures - but not this lady. This self-confessed Disne...

US Vogue Features First Non-White, Non-Celeb Model On September Cover In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bethann Hardison's diversity campaign has highlighted the lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry and it looks like US Vogue may have finally...

Why Retreats Are the Ideal Way to De-Stress Your Life

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Retreats have been happening for a long time, the sense of freedom away from your everyday life can provide relaxation and can be the ideal solution for releasing pent up stress and anxiety. This time is a great opportunity and ideal time to implement a change in lifestyle

This Is Why You Should Get To Know Your Neighbours

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Neighbours aren't just handy for watering your plants while you're on holiday, they could also improve your health. New research suggests people w...

Your Four-Year-Old's Drawings Show How Clever They'll Be

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a far away drawer in most parents' houses lies a tea towel with a child's self-portrait on. There's no denying these primary school keepsakes a...

How I Gained 180,000 YouTube Subscribers

Rebecca Brown | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Brown

I started to realise that things had taken off in 2009, when I had 100,000 views in one month for one of my videos. I remember putting that number into perspective, thinking that a stadium's worth of people had seen my video.

Suicide Is a Global Healthcare Crisis

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cynthia Joyce

The collective grief around the death of Robin Williams has been remarkable, but not at all surprising... what I cannot understand is why there isn't a similar collective public call to urgently address suicide. This is a healthcare crisis - indeed, it has been one for some time.

Living With Mild Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Conor Penn | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

I can't remember a time in which I wasn't obsessed with my appearance. There is a harsh, vindictive little critic who sits on my shoulder and breathes his bile into my ear incessantly... He tells me I'm grossly overweight, unattractive, and undesirable. He turns my head towards every reflective surface and excoriates every lump, bump, crease and curve, imagined or otherwise... I no longer feel I have any concept of what I actually look like.

VI Talk: Building a Social World on Audioboo

Emily Davison | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

In this modern day, society has been cultivated towards the productivity of the Internet and its many social media platforms. From Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with millions of people across the world accessing them on a daily basis it is no wonder that many are turning to the Internet to make new discoveries.

Know Your Burrito From Your Gordito?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the mood for a delicious Mexican meal today? Why not try out a yummy flour tortilla dish: from taco to enchilada, there are plenty of tasty, health...

This Week I Ate... Memories of Greece

William Sitwell | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

A brilliant young cook called Lucy, the daughter of the cookery writer Jane Lovett, turns out amazing dinners of grilled prawns, tuna nicoise (the finest I've had; from locally caught fish, seasoned hard and given the merest charring from the grill), lamb tagine, soft slices of pork in a tuna sauce and chicken with peppers and lime.