UK Lifestyle

Seven Benefits of Eating Local

Besma Whayeb | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

Local food naturally fits into a sustainable lifestyle: less transport, and less time in storage or in a shop means less energy wasted on the food. On top of that, local food often goes hand in hand with organic food too, meaning you're lowering demand for chemical-laden groceries.

Being My Parent's Parent: How to Be a Carer in Your Twenties

Gabrielle Taylor | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gabrielle Taylor

What happens if you've started noticing little things your parents are less able to do or you have a similar 'moment' to mine? Or something terrible happens that thrusts you into being responsible for one or both of your parents, way too early?

Lena Dunham Takes Time Out From 'Girls' Due To Endometriosis, But What Is It?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Endometriosis affects one in 10 women of reproductive age here in the UK. It is the second most common gynaecological condition, causing sufferers ...

100 Years Of Cocktails From Whiskey Sours To Cosmopolitans

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We've seen 100 years of beauty and 100 years of fashion unfold in front of our eyes, but it's not just our appearances that have changed in the last c...

Woman Pays Tribute To Contraceptive Coil In The Weirdest Way

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has paid homage to her contraceptive coil in the most ironic and hilarious way - by framing an ultrasound scan of it and popping it on her fri...

10 Hot Honeymoon Ideas for Your Valentine

Cathy Winston | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

If you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with a proposal, you might want to start thinking about honeymoon destinations. Of course you could take the easy option and suggest a beach break in Florida or the Bahamas. But here are 10 more exciting options that will put some added spark into the start of your married life.

Why Has the School Run Become Controversial?

Joe Irvin | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

In the past week there has been a spate of news stories related to walking to school. From harmful air quality, to traffic congestion and dangerous parking outside school gates, the school run has become a contentious issue.

World War II Veteran In 10,500 Mile Journey To Meet His Wartime Love 70 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 93-year-old World War II veteran who last saw his wartime girlfriend 70 years ago is to travel 10,500 miles to Australia to meet her. Former para...

Alexa Chung Gives A Damn About This Ethical Fashion Brand

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Style

Alexa Chung has the fashion Midas touch - and she's decided to use her charm to support an ethical fashion brand by putting out a rallying cry for us ...

Safer Internet Day: How To Help Kids Stay Safe On Social Media

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

Children are frequently using social media even though they are below the age restriction, research released to mark Safer Internet Day 2016 has revea...

How to Start a Business on a Shoestring

Tom Cridland | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

Many young people find the idea of starting their own business to be so daunting that they never give it a go. The number of people slaving away, doing jobs that make them deeply unhappy, when they clearly have the talent and discipline to successfully follow a career path that they actually enjoy, is something that saddens me.

Living With Chronic Illness

Lizzie Horgan | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Horgan

My reality of being morale boosted, bathed (sweet memories), packed with vitamins and every Deliciously Ella/Hemsley Hemsley recipe going, provided stark comparison to the desperate stories of isolation and loneliness that I discovered.

Gogglebox's George Gilbey Is Going To Be A Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

Gogglebox and former Celebrity Big Brother star George Gilbey has revealed he is set to become a dad for the first time. The reality star, 31, anno...

You've (Probably) Been Breaking Toblerone All Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You know when something happens that changes the way you've done something throughout your life - and you feel pretty excited about it but kind of gut...

Boy Asked To Change 'Inappropriate' Elsa Costume At School's 'Disney Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

A teen boy who was asked to change out of an Elsa costume he wore for a dress-up day at school has expressed his frustration. Austin Lacey, 13, fro...

You'll Love These Family Days Out As Much As The Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents

The big challenge when it comes to choosing a family day out is finding one that will keep the kids entertained and engaged without boring the pants o...

Strong Young Minds - Inspiring Future Mental Wellbeing for young people

Kate Lee | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Lee

I decided to use the Children's Mental Health Week to find out what support is available to young people in my local area. I hooked up with Kerry Gibson-Yates, Coordinator of Herefordshire's Strong Young Minds project - and found a good news story to start the week.

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Lisa Regan | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

It's time to cut the crap in more ways than one. Vince Lombardi has been for many years a hero of mine. I was so surprised and delighted that many of the things he had achieved and had said made it into my friend's wedding just last week.

A Surprising Amount Of People Have Stayed In A Relationship For Money

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Valentine's Day may be just around the corner but it seems romance is well and truly dead. A new survey has revealed that nearly one fifth (16%) of...

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free And Vegan Pancake Recipes You'll Love

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Pancake day is here bringing with it the promise of sugar, bloating and more sugar. To give Shrove Tuesday something of a health kick, we've scour...

Don't Worry - Be Monkey!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

This year Monday 8 February 2016 marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. They say that those born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be clever, innovative, energetic, enthusiastic and lively.

Having a Positive Attitude in Life and Love

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Kallenbach

There are some days when you listen to the outstanding Kirsty Young on the BBC Radio Four's Desert Island Discs that you wish the programme would go o...

The Best Brunches in London

Carolina Are | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

London has hit peak brunch, with every restaurant trying to come up with a new, innovative menu to keep healthy eaters, foodies and bottomless drinks aficionados happy. I went on a quest to find London's best brunch menus to date. My waistline won't thank me, but you sure will.

Bramley Apple and Cinnamon Crepe Cake

Holly Bell | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Did you know the Bramley apple is only grown in Britain and is over 200 years old? It's loved by both chefs and home cooks for its excellent flavour and texture. It's higher malic acid content and lower sugar levels give it a stronger, tangier taste that retains its flavour when cooked.

This Is What Years Of Heavy Drinking Can Do To Your Body (Graphic)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: this article contains images of a medical nature. A 64-year-old woman has developed a series of bulbous lumps across her back and upper to...