UK Lifestyle

Seven Reasons You Need A Little Sisu In Your Life

Paul Adam Mudd | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Adam Mudd

Sisu is a Finnish term that can't be readily translated into English, but is a derivative of the word Sisus which quite literally means the internal organs (or guts), of either an animal or a person.

Imran Khan: Why This Man Isn't Really Sexy

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Mohsin Tanveer

Imran Khan - sex symbol, matinee idol and pin-up cricketer - is not fantastically good looking. Maybe it's because his eyes are particularly small, hi...

Mum Moved To Tears After Receiving The Only Photo Of Her With Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

All parents know that although we might have hundreds of photos of our babies on our photostream, there are far fewer that feature mum in the picture ...

Inside Scoop: How Do You Develop A Concept?

Aarti Popat | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Aarti Popat

I always have a lot of people asking me how I choose a look and develop the concept for a project, which can be as complicated as using a keyword derived from primary and secondary research or as simple as a 'style' of living.

How Learning To Love The Gym Eased My Anxiety

Katie Teehan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

'Oh god, have you been at the gym again?' I arrive to dinner with friends carrying a tell-tale sports bag, and inwardly wince at their reactions. The joking 'you're obsessed' comments, the well-meaning but misplaced concern that I'm doing too much, and even worse, the implication hanging in the air that somehow my attendance at a spinning class makes them feel bad, or a bit lazy.

Morrisons Recalls Beef Slices Over Infection Concerns

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms among vulnerable people. The retailer has a...

Modern Dating And The Fear Of Settling

India Benjamin | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
India Benjamin

Modern dating is like a game now; sure there are people who are in it to find their forever half, but even they are unlikely to stick to the three step, pre-tinder date process of getting into an official relationship. More likely, they will date the same person without ever agreeing that it's 'official' or 'exclusive'.

Random Acts Of Kindness Day, Or Week, Or Whatever...No Thanks

Alex Muller-Nicholson | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Muller-Nicholson

Having an allotted window in which we're meant to up our kindness efforts only makes us look at ourselves in a negative light and consider that we're 'not kind enough' already. It might not be said out loud, but it's implied. Surely we don't need another thing to criticise ourselves for?

My Personal Story Of Domestic Violence

Lauren Derrett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Derrett

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, I know that now because it happened to me. We were living a middle classed life that from the outside was enviable. The whole time I was at war with the man I had invited in mine and my kids' lives.

Electric Muscle Stimulation: What's The 20-Minute Workout Really Like?

Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

EMS sessions are carried out by a personal trainer. The session involves wearing an EMS bodysuit (a bit like a wet suit) that delivers currents to different body parts to reach deep muscle layers hard to activate through conventional training.

Can You Be Healthy And Hygge?

Kayleigh Tanner | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kayleigh Tanner

The Danish art of 'hygge' traditionally revolves around enjoying time at home with friends and family, lighting candles and eating indulgent comfort food. But following the Christmas binge you might be thinking that scoffing Danish pastries just isn't synonymous with trying to lose weight.

Having More Than One Laser Beam Focus

Malcolm Levene | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

So there you have it; be flexible enough so that you can focus on more than one thing in any given moment. That way, you expand your mind. Be creative and watch how your delivery, demeanour and ability to shine improves immensely.

How Do You Know Whether You Are Classy?

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

But we forgot that the tiny, messy details of life have a way of peeking out of unexpected corners and hinges. And in our apartment we didn't have to go looking for them, we found them staring in our faces at all times. We just chose to ignore them.

What Chronic Illness Looks Like Behind Closed Doors

Amani Omejer | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Living with chronic illness is lonely as fuck. I spend so much time on my own -- more time than I ever expected to spend on my own, or have ever wanted to. There is so, so, much of my life that people don't see.

BBC's 'Notes On Blindness' Humanises Visual Impairment

Georgie Bullen | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Georgie Bullen

Over a third of older people living with sight loss suffer with depression, which is an issue not often discussed or considered. And more than two million people in the UK live with sight loss. That's 1 in 30, and the figure is rising.

Can I Overdose On Touch?

Darren Brady | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

I went to a Cuddle Club (CC) the other day. Yes you heard right. It's a two hour gathering where a group of gay men experience a series of activities that basically involve hugging, holding and, you guessed it, cuddling. And before you ask... it's fully clothed.

Dear Gym, It's Not Me, It's You

Olivia Cox | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

There's so much choice that there is literally no point in committing anymore. And that leaves classes full of people who really want to be there. I mean, you're unlikely to pay £20 for an hour class to then mess around or not push yourself.

Does Depression Make Me A Bad Friend?

India Benjamin | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
India Benjamin

It makes me irritable, and unforgiving. I live in this state of agitation, pushing people away because I can't stand to listen to them. I avoid eye contact when I'm talking so no one can read my thoughts. I 'mm' my way through conversations because I have no attention span.

Living With Emotional Abuse

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

Emotional abuse, or any abuse, starts small. People with the tendency to become abusive (that's a nice way of saying abusers) know that they have problems with control or with anger, and at the start of a relationship, they are good at hiding and trying to act 'normal'.

I Went To An Energy Gym And Didn't Realise How Much My Brain Needed A Workout

Amy Packham | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

Like many others, I wanted to ensure that come January, I wouldn't get myself into that position again. I love going to the gym, but if I'm working so hard on my exterior, it should be because I believe the foundations - i.e. my mind - are worth building on.

How To Fail At Living A Minimalist Lifestyle

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

I spend quite a bit of time in online minimalist communities and reading blogs on the topic. As a result, I have seen many people adopt and then give up on this lifestyle. Over time, I have identified a few main reasons why this tends to happen.

Eight Alternative Ways To Spend Valentine's Day

Nicola Wiggins | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Wiggins

It's that time of year again: the minivan flower-sellers are out, Clinton's shop-fronts glisten, red-glittered and teddy-beared, on the high street and you can't buy your M&S lunch without having to skirt the mountain of champagne bottles in the walkway (how very middle-class, daaarling).

Channel 4 Show Gives A Revealing Insight Into Life As A British Naturist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Would you ditch your clothes for a life in the nude? Members of British Naturism are on a mission to boost their dwindling membership, before their wa...

Stop The Sugar Shame - We Need To Take The Blame

Charlotte Moore | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Moore

It's time to pull on our big boy/girl pants and admit the truth - sugar addiction is not the reason we're overweight or unhealthy, WE ARE THE REASON. There, I've said it and while I know it's not what you want to read, it's time we stopped pussyfooting around with excuses to make ourselves feel better.

Playboy Reversing Nudity Ban Because 'Naked Is Normal' Is Hijacking The Feminist Message

Katie Gatens | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Gatens

Woah there - what happened? Cooper Hefner, son of Hugh and chief creative officer (since last October, after the ban was implemented) has decided he respects women so much, he wants to put naked women back in Playboy to celebrate the female body.