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I Wish My Son Was a Dog

Alex Smith | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Alex Smith

Last year when the Manchester dog's home went up in flames I was watching the television and my first thought was how proud I felt that the UK was such a generous nation of animal lovers. However this was swiftly followed by my second, which was, how can we possibly justify raising of £2million for animals when there are children like my eight-year-old son, Harrison, dying every day from fatal illnesses. Harrison has Duchenne, a disease that means he probably won't live to see his 20th birthday. In 2011 I founded Harrison's Fund to raise money to fund research to develop a cure.

This Week I Ate... West Thirty Six (Not), Blacklock and Bo Drake

William Sitwell | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

I'm an emotional wreck. My boat of foodie criticism, of which I am both captain and cabin boy, has this week been buffeted by heartless winds and raging seas, before unexpected waters of calm are again suddenly whipped into cruel storms...

We Can Improve the Lives of People Affected By Autism Through Research

Dr James Cusack | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Dr James Cusack

My hope is that we can now harness this focus towards the furthering of our knowledge of autism through research. We urgently require evidence-based interventions for autism, but yet the standards of research to support interventions fall significantly below that of other medical conditions.

Women Of The World Founder Jude Kelly: 'We Have To Get Men Involved'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In September, Emma Watson's #HeForShe speech made it clear that for feminism to up its game in 2015, it needed to get men involved. Finding a way t...

Meet Gluta, The Happiest Dog In The World Who Overcame Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This is Gluta. She's the happiest dog you will ever see in your life. Ever. A photo posted by The happiest dog in the world (@glutadog) on Nov 13...

Sopwell House, St Albans - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

After our massages, we had a swim in the indoor pool and then enjoyed some time relaxing in the spas sauna and stream rooms. We also read our books lazing in our robes on the loungers by the pool before heading back to our room.

The A-Z of Spanish Culture: Beyond Toros and Flamenco by Pilar Orti, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Considering myself to be a reasonably well-read connoisseur of Spanish literature, I looked forward to "Q is for Quixote: Great classic writers." With good reason, as it turned out. Yet I discovered that I didn't know quite as much about Spain's literary world as I thought with Orti introducing me to some authors I'd never heard of.

14 Travel Tips for Foreign Students Staying in London

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tom McLoughlin

With pockets of social groups and subcultures - from the super rich in Chelsea and ultra-glamorous in Mayfair to the vintage fans of Portobello Road and the artists in Hoxton Square - finding somewhere to fit in is easy. That's why London is for everyone.

Is Travel Writing in the National Press Truly Independent or Influenced by Advertisers?

Justin Francis | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Justin Francis

I think its striking how little critical commentary we see in travel writing compared to other popular sections of the paper.

Six Unforgettable Family Holidays

William Gray | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

The stuff that memories are made of: Arriving at Delhi Airport and making our way to the railway station was like being launched into a real-life version of Mario Karts - our taxi lurched through the city amid a maelstrom of fumes and horn blasts, black and yellow tuk-tuks swarming around us like angry bees.

Why Have Confidence and Strength Become Dirty Words for Women?

Genelle Aldred | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

Being confident, strong AND ambitious has become something many women don't want to be seen as. We have all seen how a bright star has be brought tumbling down to earth. How people say, "there's just something about her I don't like, can't put my finger on it."

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.

Goats' Cheese Frittata

Linda Duffin | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

A frittata (stop me if I'm teaching you how to suck eggs) is the Italian version of the tortilla, or Spanish omelette. Unlike a light, fluffy French omelette, it's designed to cook as a single thick cake which you cut into wedges. It makes a very good supper or lunch and an easily portable picnic dish.

Get a Job Ruling

Sara Davison | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

A Judge has recently ruled in the case of Tracey Wright that she should go out and get herself a job rather than rely on her ex-husband to provide maintenance for her to live on. This has caused huge ripples as there is now expected to be a huge rush to the courts to renegotiate divorce settlements.

Simit Recipe

Rebecca Williams | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

I'd tried a Simit or two before, they taste a lot like a bagel in that they have a dense crumb and I find them very filling but these have a distinct sweetness that you won't find in a plain bagel. A recent trip to Istanbul had me thinking about making them back home.

Labels are for Clothes

Clare Allington | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Allington

My parent experienced first-hand what it was like to be thrown out of a "ladies" toilet, it was on a cruise ship (she was nearly arrested as well). She experienced hatred from women and men, which went far beyond just words on a social media site. She contemplated suicide, she tried to be "cured".

WATCH: The Final Episode. Who Will Win Feasts On The Street?

Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This is it! The final episode of Feasts on the Street. Today we learn who will take home the big prize – the foodie adventure of a lifetime, a trip ...

Hands Up For the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People: Time to Listen to What Young People Want

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

30 years into the HIV and AIDS epidemic, discrimination continues to be one of the most devastating consequences of an HIV diagnosis, and stands in the way of an effective response.

This Is What Comic Book Women Look Like With Realistic Bodies

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Super-human strength and the ability to fly isn't the only thing that's unrealistic about comic book heroines. Their teeny-tiny waists coupled wit...

The Awesomeness of Being a Dad

Ashley Beolens | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

I'll let you in on a secret I LOVE being a dad, it is the single greatest thing in my life. My partner, other family, friends, hobbies and other loves (reading, music, photography etc.) you are all great (don't be jealous now) but nothing, and I do mean nothing, quite compares to the awesomeness of being a dad.

What's the Opposite of Earth Mother?

Suzanne Peters | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Peters

I don't remember much about the classes except I have hazy memories of very graphic birth flash cards, featuring very ugly, hairy-vagina'd mothers-to-be, often with baby heads crowning out of them. It was the stuff of nightmares.

When Things Fall Apart

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

We were told that someone requiring treatment for Aids had died because they could no longer afford to pay their medical bills. Wives of some of the workers started to turn up at our house (R now worked from home as the company offices had no electricity) with babies and small children, asking for help we couldn't give.

Is the Dog Your Archetypal Symbol?

Anna Roth | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

They are an extension of ourselves that we give our love to. They are our friends, our children; their companionship provides us with a greater sense of vitality and represents our character. We adopt them because they need our care, and because we recognize their good intentions.

Can You Shock Yourself Out of A Bad Habit?

Marina Gask | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

An American firm has come up with a wristband that jolts people into giving up bad habits. You just pick the behaviour you wish to prevent and choose the punishment - the wristband does the rest. Buzzes in your ear, demands a financial forfeit or even gives you a mild electric shock.

Working Mums Have it Easy or Do They?

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

At work you need to work. Nobody is interested in whether your baby can eat a whole carrot or not. Why would they be? It's bloody boring! And they're normal -working people who have deadlines, clients to please, travel to book, emails to send.