UK Lifestyle

Mental Health - Ending the Silence

Tim Farron | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

One of the things I am most proud of our party for in government, is the emphasis we are putting on mental health. I want to pay tribute to Paul Burstow and Norman Lamb for their work on this and I also want to thank Lib Dem party members like Lee Dargue who have put in hours and hours, campaigning on this issue. Mental health services are absolutely vital but tragically find themselves swept under the carpet all too often. This silence must end. It costs lives, divides our society and harms our young people. We must have the courage to open our eyes to the truth about mental health and act.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Contemplate Marriage

Suzi Godson | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Men are less emotionally invested in marriage. Research shows that partners who perceive themselves as less emotionally invested, also perceive themselves as having more power in the relationship.

Rape Is Not Just About Sex

Joana Gomes | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joana Gomes

As she said no over and over again, he just laughed and forced himself into her. She cried, but tears made no difference to him. She lost. After she was raped, she didn't tell anyone because she wasn't completely sure it was rape... Only years later did she realise that even girlfriends and wives can be raped, because if it takes force, it's not consensual.

10 Things to Try Before You Go to Your Doctor for Sleeping Tablets

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

Researching and practising sleep techniques with patients has led me to realise that there are a host of practical, highly effective and sustainable strategies that one can adopt, helping avoid a trip to the doctor... Here are ten tried and tested strategies that I have been recommending for years, which have helped patients learn how to sleep again.

Exploring Retirement - The Gap Between Dreams and Reality

Beth Britton | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

In the working population, the word retirement generally conjures up wistful thoughts of long lie-ins, lazy days, unlimited opportunities to pursue hobbies and the chance to finally get around to doing all of the things that you've never quite had time for. Is that really the reality of retirement though, and what can my 30-something generation expect in later life?

Good on the Pocket and on the Stomach - Indian Food is Tasty and Economical!

Bini Ludlow | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bini Ludlow

It is the general consensus that cooking Indian food is an expensive pastime and while I can understand how it can be perceived that way, I would actually argue that it is one of the best cuisines for economical eating.

Reducing Home's Carbon Footprint, 10 Natural Ways

Patricia Evans | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

We cannot totally get rid of these carbon footprints since it serves a great role in our lifestyle especially those enjoying the comforts of city living... the best way action plan for us is to drastically reduce our carbon footprint. Here are 10 ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

Kylie Minogue's Cancer Tears - Thank You!

Karin Sieger | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karin Sieger

Ten years ago aged 37, Kylie Minogue was treated for breast cancer. In a recent TV interview on Australia's Sunday night's 60 Minutes she was asked about that time in her life. She became visibly emotional and eventually described experiencing a "mixture of emotions and memories, when you are fighting something unknown".

This Man Can't Live Without His Daily Run. Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us go jogging to get fit - but this video tells the story of a man who goes running for an entirely different reason. Ronnie Goodman trains...

National Orgasm Day - How to Ensure Your Day Goes Off With a Bang

Rebecca Newman | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Newman

It's National Orgasm Day people. If ever you needed an excuse, here's one, served up to you hot. Take in my tips for him and her below and make sure your day explodes in fireworks...

These Seemingly Healthy Foods May Be Giving You A Muffin Top

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you think you're eating healthily but having trouble kick-staring weight-loss, you may be eating food with hidden nastiness. In the above video ...

How To Nap At Work Without Getting Fired

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you love a power nap on your lunch break, but you also like being employed, help is at hand. The guide from memoryfoamwarehouse.co.uk will help ...

Performance Enhancing Bacon Is Actually A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Well, someone had to do it eventually - bacon that isn't totally bad for you. Normally known for their trainers, Reebok are stepping into the salty...

Rape Is Not as Simple as X Versus Y

Pavan Amara | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pavan Amara

This week, the evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins tweeted this to nearly one million followers: "Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think." Before that, he had tweeted: "X is bad. Y is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of X, go away and don't come back until you've learned how to think logically."Interesting for me, because - there's no subtle way to say this - I know exactly what it's like to be raped with knives involved.

What Does Your Orgasm Face Say About You

The Huffington Post UK Lifestyle | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Are you a Smiling Sarah, a Wincing William, a Gormless Gertrude or an Over-excited Oliver? We're talking orgasms, or more specifically, orgasm face...

How to Survive the Summer Holidays: 10 Simple Steps

Jeff Brazier | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Now how on earth am I going to juggle my work, the mountain of life coaching coursework AND entertain the children for the next six weeks?! As I pondered the enormity of the situation it struck me that I knew exactly how to cope.

Rachel Moss

Stung By Jellyfish, Former ME Sufferer Is The First To Swim From Cornwall To The Isles Of Scilly

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us, if faced with a life-changing illness, would be inclined to crawl under a duvet and hide from the world - but that was not an option for ...

Summer Pet Dangers - Tips on Keeping Your Pet Safe

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Most of us humans know only too well the many health risks associated with hot weather, often taking sensible precautions to avoid painful sunburn, annoying allergies, and dreaded heatstroke. But are we looking after our pets enough to allow them to enjoy their summers too?

14 Self-Care Practices That Can Lead You To A Happy And Healthy Life

Danny Baker | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

My life was a train wreck, but I was committed to recovering, and over time, I learned how to manage my illness so effectively that it doesn't negatively impact upon my life anymore. Below are 14 self-care practices that I learned from various therapists, doctors, self-help books, athletes, artists and my parents that helped pull me out of the abyss and lead me to happiness.

Let's Make Feminism the Biggest Joke in Town

Rachel Stroud | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Rachel Stroud

If there's one thing I'm bored of hearing when I ask to be treated equally to a man, it is 'you take yourself too seriously'... Humour, we're told, is a boys' game. Men are taught that their friendships should be forged in pranks and banter, while women are instructed to take the serious stuff - problems, worries and secrets - to their female friends.

Decoding Dumb Clichés People Post on Dating Profiles

The Guyliner | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Your dating profile - or the bio on whichever app your fingers are getting busy with - is your storefront, your prime advertising space. Sure, a picture tells a thousand words, but as anyone who's spent more than a minute in the company of a boyband can tell you, hot looks are no guarantee of a great brain or a good time.

Ladies: What to Wear This Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Summer is well and truly here, as well as a little sunshine, and with the new season comes a series of delectable new collections from your favourite quirky boutiques, high-street brands and upscale labels. Stuck for style this August? Check out my top summer fashion picks below...

Gents: What to Wear this Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From well-known high streets brands through to brand new independent boutiques and labels, there's a lot of great male fashion on offer this summer. If you need a little inspiration for a wardrobe refresh this season, check out my men's fashion highlights for this August below.

Why Your Five A Day Is Pointless

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Health experts recently advised us we should be eating more than five portions of fruit and veg per day - but new research shows upping our intake may...

The Harsh Truth: No One Wants To See Overweight Doctors

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In theory they know more about healthy eating than the rest of us, but it seems even doctors and nurses struggle with keeping their weight at a health...