UK Lifestyle

The Issue Of Weight Hate

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

To add a note to my dedicated personal haters - every time you attack my weight rather than my views you lose the debate. You prove you are unable to refute the arguments I put forward against hate and that all you are capable of is resorting to silly insults that, even you must have noticed by now, achieve little other than to make me laugh at you.

Cancer? What? Me?

Stella Ralfini | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

It started with a black blob on my shin which looked like a dead fly. I took little notice until it began developing wings at which point I hauled myself to a dermatologist. 'This looks ominous,' she said, 'we need to do immediate tests.'

In A Spin

Caragh Little | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

And what of the endless spinning of messages and comments and demands? If we fidget with our every thought to kill time, are we destroying all those moments which really matter, passing the spinning to everyone around us like a fidgety, blurring virus?

This Morning Routine Will Set You Up For The Entire Day, Everyday

Andy Pilides | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Pilides

Each day you'll only get a certain amount of 'oomph' and willpower and this is likely to fade as the day develops and your diary begins to fill. Use your morning oomph! Consistency is key. Following your morning ritual will feel forced at first but stick with it, your perfect morning is just a lemon water away.

The Science And Psychology Behind Why We Can't Resist Snacks

Sophie Morgan | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Morgan

I watched as a potato was dropped onto the production line and just 14 minutes later it emerged as a bag of crisps. It was still warm! And they take a picture of every single crisp before it goes into the bags. Any crisp that isn't perfect is removed. This is an industry that has perfected the art of making us come back for more.

Sexual Harassment Is Not A Compliment- It's A Statement Of Power

Caitlin Roper | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Caitlin Roper

Women's bodies are their own. They are not public property. They do not exist for your enjoyment; they are not props, scenery or eye candy, not for you to openly appraise. Women are human beings. Having a female body and existing in public is not an invitation.

The Barbershop Can Save A Man's Life

Tom Chapman | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Chapman

I had spoken to my friend just a few short days before his death. Of course, I had no idea what he was dealing with and didn't realise anything was wrong. This gut-wrenching experience, combined with the hard-hitting facts above, is ultimately what inspired me to create the Lions Barber Collective.

10 Types Of Terrible People You Always Meet On Public Transport

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For anyone who has had the misfortune to travel on public transport, you’ll know your fellow citizens aren’t always the best version of themselves...

The Insecurities Of An Insta-Life

Cora Bauer | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cora Bauer

It was New Year's Day and I was feeling awful after seeing everyone's motivational posts and super-toned bodies. I felt overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy and didn't like how I couldn't go to sleep at night or get out of bed in the morning without checking the app.

Dog Reincarnation: Has My Pooch Lived Before?

Monica Cafferky | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Cafferky

I feel tearful because whenever I hold my dog close, or look into her eyes, I feel my heart expand. It's a fact, Tilly's love did heal my broken heart and next time I stare into her eyes, I'll remember that I'm looking into the soul of an ancient and wise being.

My Crohn's Story For World IBD Day

Bryony Hopkins | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bryony Hopkins

I guess the positive of undergoing such repetitive surgery was becoming proud of my scar. It's 30cm long, stretching from just below my chest to below my pelvis and it's extremely visible. I wear it loud and proud now and I take the stares on the beach to mean, 'wow - that girl must be made of steel!!'

Why The Global Fight For LGBT Equality Starts At Home

Liam Beattie | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Liam Beattie

The rights of LGBT people to live free from, discrimination and fear are far from won. Visibility is our strength in challenging discriminatory attitudes both at home and overseas. The fight for justice continues and with that so should our sheer determination to do something about it. In the words of Conchita Wurst, "We are unity and we are unstoppable".

What Makes The Perfect Instagram Post?

Mike Bandar | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Bandar

More than 1.2 million posts have been scheduled through HopperHQ to date - that means we have a lot of data at our fingertips! We thought it would be helpful to analyse this data to find out just what makes the perfect Instagram post. When we say perfect, we mean it terms of getting the most engagement through likes and comments.

Mike Bandar | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mike Bandar

More than 1.2 million posts have been scheduled through HopperHQ to date - that means we have a lot of data at our fingertips! We thought it would be helpful to analyse this data to find out just what makes the perfect Instagram post. When we say perfect, we mean it terms of getting the most engagement through likes and comments.

We're All A Bit Mental (And I'm Okay With That)

Frank Hamilton | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Hamilton

It's not that I don't appreciate the progress that's been made, it's just that parts of the existing narrative are still a little divisive and often draw a line between the haves and the have nots - those who are broken and need fixing, and those who aren't and don't.

7 Signs You Are In A Happy Relationship, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Many relationships go through ups and downs, but only some of them are going to stand the test of time. And because we don’t have a crystal ball to...

12 Things You Will Only Understand If You're A Terrible Sleeper

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A few more hours sleep every night wouldn’t just make us feel better, it would also mean our blood doesn’t need to be 99% coffee. But not all of u...

Easy Ways To Eat Healthier Post-Treatment

Lee Thrash | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

Remember: there's no scientifically proven food or diet that can cure or prevent cancer. However, there are foods that promote overall health and others that should be minimized or eliminated from your diet.

Would You Like A Cup Of Tea With Your Cancer?

Tina Medlock | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina Medlock

We've all read the articles about skin cancer awareness, highlighting the unsightly mole pictures and advising you to see a GP if you have one that changes shape or colour so when I was diagnosed with a MM it didn't follow the usual chain of events.

11 Reasons You Should Talk To Your Pet Instead Of A Human

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In a new study scientists have finally verified what pet owners have known for years, that dogs can actually talk to their humans. While everyone els...

Your Psychology Is Costing You Money: Here's How To Fight Back

Thomas Church | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

We need to be critical of our feelings and especially what we imagine them to be in the future, in the context of buying things. Most money saving experts talk about cutting down to save money. They fail to understand why we want it in the first place.

Handicrafts And The Path To A Stress-Free Lifestyle

Jyoti Agrawal | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jyoti Agrawal

Hobbies aren't simple ways of wasting time when you should be doing other tasks for your work. Successful people acknowledge the importance of giving yourself enough time to enjoy the things you love to do, as it's the first step towards personal fulfilment.

Gluten-Free Is More Fun Than You Think

Olivia Cox | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

So my point: gluten-free doesn't mean taste, sustenance or fun-free. Especially if you like tequila as much as I do (some vodka is made from wheat, some from potato - it's a gamble I'm unwilling to take).

A Cycling Accident Shattered My Bones And Olympic Hopes But Now I Really Am Living The Dream

Charlotte Roach | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Charlotte Roach

life less ordinary banner Life had never been simpler. I was lying in my hospital bed with only one goal: survive. The level of pain was extreme, I had 12 broken vertebrae, two punctured lungs, multiple broken ribs and a broken collarbone.

Why Body Shape Trends Need To Stop

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

It sounds silly when summarised in a paragraph like that but it's true. I was a self conscious teenager who found that fashion was geared to slim girls with low rise hipster jeans and crop tops. I would get excited about buying a new item of clothing and then scowl that I didn't look like everyone else in it. Being skinny was cool and hips weren't.