UK Lifestyle

9 Things To Do In Los Angeles If 'La La Land' Has Inspired A Trip

Rachel Moss | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Like many people in cinemas around the world, this week I fell utterly in love with La La Land. For me, the film had extra sparkle because I went to Los Angeles last summer and got to reminisce about an absolutely wonderful trip.

Women Still Need To Educate Each Other About Feminism - Female Equality Is Not A Burden

Catherine King | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine King

Feminism is about women having the same freedom men have, to have the choice to live whatever life they wish. To reiterate, you can always, always be both. And so, with this in mind, if and when a woman decides to marry and/or have children there should be no change in her plight for female independence.

Social Media - The Truth Behind The Pictures

Nicola Humber | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nicola Humber

Have you noticed that more and more often we're inundated with a newsfeed of shiny, happy photos on social media? Even though we know they don't always tell the full story, it's all too easy to compare ourselves unfavourably with what we see online and feel dissatisfied with our lives.

I Wish I Had Cancer

Dave Meldrum | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Meldrum

A.S. is a chronic, incurable, probably degenerative disease in the arthritis family affecting my spine, neck and other joints. It leaves me with daily flu-like fatigue. I have had these symptoms sporadically from the age of 20. Every day since I was 27, my first year of marriage. I am 43 years old.

Fit Fix: Victoria Pendleton On Her 2017 Fitness Goals And Why She Loves Feeling 'Gym Smug'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Victoria Pendleton is a prime example of someone who is well and truly in love with fitness, health and everything that comes along with it. She won ...

Ships Passing By (Part One)

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

I was fourteen years old when I had my first 'boyfriend'. What kind of relationship can you have at that age? After two weeks, I thought to myself, "I do not have time for this", so I broke it off and went back to favorite hobby at the time: dancing.

4 Home Renovation Projects That Probably Aren’t Worth The Money (And 4 That Are)

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Increasingly, homeowners are regarding their property as a future income, expecting to tap into the value of their home to fund a good retirement life...

Why Millennials Are Actually Brilliant At Saving Money

Jen Barton | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Millennials get a bad rap and are sometimes thought of as irresponsible – especially when it comes to money. So it may come as a surprise that despi...

Science Tries To Explain Why It’s So Hard To Save Money

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There’s good news and bad news in recent statistics on saving for retirement. The good news is that retirement saving in the UK has reached the high...

10 Real-Life Adventures You Could Have On Your Next Holiday

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We all look forward to a holiday; a chance to refresh our batteries, step away from work and our daily routine and spend quality time with those we're...

7 Reasons Why Getting Old Is More Fun Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s a common assumption among some people that getting older is something to be at best, ignored and at worst, feared. Advancing years are associat...

5 Habits Of The Uber Rich

Jen Barton | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While we often think of wealth as conspicuous consumption – flashy cars, fancy clothes, fast jets – the truly rich know that making money, and kee...

New Research Into Eating Disorders Shows What We Already Know - This Is Not Just A Young Women's Issue

Tom Quinn | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK
Tom Quinn

15% of the calls to our helpline last year were about someone over the age of 40, and common but rarely talked about eating disorders such as binge eating disorder mainly affect older people, with most sufferers developing the illness in their 30s and beyond.

Wellness Trends: Out With The Old, In With The New

Polly Humphris | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Humphris

Call it an industry; call it a lifestyle; call it a combination of the two - whatever it is, health and wellness has its finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to moving with the times. This year kisses goodbye to seaweed and souping and waves hello to tiger nuts and super spices, just two of the wellbeing trends that look set to soar in 2017.  

Extraordinarily Ordinary Social Satire

Anne Look | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Never has a generation held so many useless, unused degrees and yet felt so entitled to having it all. Unfortunately selfishness just might be our legacy. Our tombstones would read "A bunch of educated fools.", if anyone were around to see them.

Change The Way You See Yourself, To Beat Creative Block

Leila Johnston | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

The best thing when you're feeling creatively blocked, in my experience, is anything. Leave your immediate surroundings and make yourself act on an id...

Is Your Diet Ageing Your Face? 5 Tips For Weight Loss That Won't Age Your Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

New Year, New You? Have you started the year focused on changing how you look this year? What if the diet you've started is actually going to make you...

Pursued By A Bear

Caragh Little | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

In darker times, it can be the simple, almost imperceptible moments that can change a life as well. That moment when you notice someone repeating themselves just once too often, saying something which seems at odds with what they think... the diagnosis may be the momentous thing, but somehow it was those days you just began to wonder when you knew by instinct things were going to change.

Move Over Meditation

Samantha Glass | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

With a 32% increase in diagnosed mental health conditions in adults since 2007 and 92% of students feeling mentally distressed, it is of significant importance that we are constantly exploring different ways in which societies mental well-being can be improved as a whole.

11 Things You Learn On Your First Holiday As A Couple

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget asking someone out on a date, the true test of a new relationship is the couple’s minibreak - 48 hours of sharing a bathroom can break the be...

What Does It Take To See The Light?

Kimberley Burbidge | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kimberley Burbidge

You would think that life changing experiences were potentially defined by their rarity. By a stand out quality or uniqueness that makes them exquisite and precious by virtue of them being one of a kind. An experience for you alone.

Relationship Ghosting

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

It doesn't matter if you have been with someone 12 days or 12 months, feelings can sometimes change in an instant. Either that, or the feelings they had were never real in the first place and they were just swept up in the excitement of a new person.

Anxious Annie

Gina Lyons | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

In speaking openly about Annie this week, I have noticed a few things. Some people, don't get it, and are probably my reason for writing this. Annie is convinced she wants everyone to know she is here. They love you and want you happy and carefree, and to them it looks like you are driving yourself mad, like this is a thing YOU do that YOU must stop. If only YOU could stop.

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Amy Packham | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I usually get lost in crime fiction or romantic novels that are easy to read, rather than non-fiction books that could teach me a little bit about life. But, after seeing a series of books cropping up on social media with claims they could "improve my life for the better", I took the plunge and bought some.

The Truth About Blue Monday

Isabella Goldie | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Isabella Goldie

The truth that Blue Monday gives us an opportunity to talk about is that we all have mental health and that there are steps we can take all year round to protect it. The major risk factors for mental ill-health, poverty, trauma, loneliness, ongoing stress and physical ill-health, are not confined to one day, let alone one month.