UK Lifestyle

On Rebecca Francis, Hunting, and Being an Animal Lover

Louise Mead | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
Louise Mead

Hunters huh? What must have happened to them in their lives to make them want to kill a beautiful animal then photograph themselves next to him, smiling? This is the question being repeated by animal lovers across the world this week.

Don't Assume I Don't Know About Sport Because I Have a Vagina

Francesca Syrett | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Sport
Francesca Syrett

Just last week, when talking about The Masters, a man said to me "you know The Masters isn't the only golf major of the year?". This stumped me. Not because I didn't know this fact, but because he felt the need to tell me this.

Stop Telling Me How to Control My Type 1 Diabetes

Taryn Aylward | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Taryn Aylward

I've spent 29 years coping with Diabetes and it's not easy, so please spare a thought when trying to tell me how to manage my health. No one knows and no one notices the daily struggle I go through. I've learnt to numb your opinions out of my life. I've spent years trying to get my sugars right.

Dear Mum of Little Ones...

Suzanne Whitton | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Parents
Suzanne Whitton

One day you'll sit in the garden for a full hour, leisurely flicking through a grown up magazine and you'll realise that your kids are busily entertaining themselves without the need for a referee.

The Wild Rabbit, Chipping Norton - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

I'd heard great things about The Wild Rabbit and was looking forward to experiencing what they call a 're-invention of the traditional English Inn'. Serving locally sourced and seasonal food in comfortable and cosy surroundings, I knew I was going to be in for a treat over lunch.

The Best Street Food In London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Over the past week I've discovered three amazing places to eat in Central London, without spending a fortune. The key to all of them - they all serve street food and are great options as the sun starts to make a regular appearance.

Seared Steak with Pearl Barley and Citrus

Linda Duffin | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Pearl barley is something I always have in the cupboard but rarely use. It'll be making regular appearances from now on because I loved the taste and texture in this salad.

New Model Army: How Women Are Already Changing the Way We Lead

Neela Bettridge | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

Many of these female role models aren't just blending in with the status quo. They are spearheading a different style of leadership. This was neatly embodied in an image from the latest BBC General Election debate, when the three female party leaders hugged at the end of the event.

Put the Mobile Away!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

We have so many ways to communicate with each other it's become impossible to switch off. Last night I had dinner with a friend and was saddened to see half the family on the table next to us interacting only with their mobile phones, rather than to each other.

Two Years

Mark Oborn | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Oborn

Both our past and our future are constructions in our own mind. They are not reality, they either haven't happened yet or they are flawed re-creations of what has been. We worry when there is resistance and comparison between the past or the future and the NOW.

How Snoring Could Be Linked To Memory Loss Later In Life

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Heavy snoring and sleep apnea may be linked to memory loss and cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study found that people with sleep ...

High-Functioning Sleepwalkers

David Deady | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Deady

I rarely get moved or struck by things that I read. I don't know if it's as a result of ripping books to shreds and examining their internal organs as part of my time in university, or if I'm just a cold-hearted bitch, but this sentence, and the passage which followed, really stopped me in my tracks.

The Key To Fundraising Is To Be A Beautiful Woman, Study Finds

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The key to raising a lot of money for charity may be beauty. That's according to a new study, which has found men donate competitively on women's ...

Be Brave Like Kids, Don't Behave Like Kids

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

Comparing adults to children might sound patronising. Believe me, it is not my intention. But the truth is, the culture of an organisation, and behaviour of its people all depends on how you are being treated by those in charge. Leadership.

These Salads And Sandwiches Contain More Fat Than Fast Food

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to eat healthy food or kickstart weight loss, you may well pick up a salad for your lunch. But some high street salads and sandwic...

Which Sports Bra Should You Buy? We Put Them To The Test

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Style

Not being able to find the right sports bra deters one in five women from taking part in sport or exercise, according to a study by the University of ...

​Good News and Bad News: The World Is Better Off Than Ever Before but Still Too Many People Are Missing Out

Matthew Frost | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK
Matthew Frost

Despite the horrors of conflicts like those in the Middle East and central Africa, or the outbreak of diseases like Ebola, we have made immense progress in building a safer, freer, more prosperous world. But it isn't yet a fair one, and not everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

This Drinking Club Has A Severe Running Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the words "pub" and "crawl" bring back memories of university days gone by that, quite frankly, we'd rather forget. But the London ...

Could Freekeh Be The Super Grain To Beat All Super Grains?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over quinoa - freekeh is the latest super grain to spark a foodie craze. With celebrities including Jamie Oliver and Oprah Winfrey reported to...

Planet Appetite: The Only Way is Eat Essex, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I travel all over the world for my job, searching out the best places to eat in far-flung destinations, and I tend to ignore what's on my doorstep. I was therefore intrigued to hear that Essex has a higher GDP than Belgium and so, on a rainy saturday morning, I set out to find out what's on offer.

How to Keep It Real and Get a Grip Whilst Wedding Planning

Phoebe Miller | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Miller

I was out on Friday night with one of my friends who is recently engaged. We inevitably started talking weddings. "Where did you start?" and "how on earth are we going to afford this?" were her burning questions to me. So this is a little of what I had to say...

Woman's £36,000 Student Loan Written Off Thanks To An Inspiring Story

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Former student Rhea Shannon has been given a dream gift after her father's death left her struggling to repay her loans. Having co-signed on the lo...

Let's Dissect L-O-V-E!

Deirdre Collins | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

What is love? What does it mean to be 'in love'? Is it different for different people? Well individuals by their nature are different so it follows that no two people's experiences are exactly the same, right?

Why Your 'Eureka' Moment Will Probably Happen in the Shower

Anna Gillespie | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Gillespie

Don't get me wrong - it's great that I feel the need to jump out of the shower and grab my phone to type in some incoherent slew of thoughts. If only these outbursts happen in a productive environment.

The Psychology of 'Over-Sharing'

Sandi Mann | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Social media is crammed with the inane, repetitive and quite frankly dull minutiae of everyday life that can surely interest no one but the poster (and maybe their mum). Why then, do we overshare so much? I have a few theories: