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Your Guide To Foraging

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK

Foraging for your own food in the wild may seem like a romantic idea, but the practicalities of picking the right berries and avoiding deadly mushroom...

Four Habits You Can Start Today To Make Your Life Simpler and More Fulfilling

Quora | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two years ago, amidst a crisis and a career change, I decided to simplify my life, get rid of the junk and focus on what I wanted to do. I'm not all the way there yet, but I'm heading in the right direction.

Five Simple Ways To Make Mondays More Bearable

Quora | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mondays are hard. No matter how much you love your job, making the transition from the weekend back into the work week can be jarring. Here are my five tips for having a really good Monday.

Is Your Job Taking Over Your Life? Here Are Three Ways To Restore Balance And Regain Your Sanity

Quora | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In the beginning, when you first start scheduling this time for yourself, you may struggle with it or feel guilty that you should be doing something more productive. Most workaholics do. They're used to putting everyone else before themselves. But I promise you, just like anything else, being a workaholic is nothing more than a habit that has gotten out of control.

Are Your Regrets Ruining Your Life?

Karin Sieger | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Regrets are human, we all have them. If not managed carefully, regrets can cause self-loathing, anxiety and depression. What to do, when we struggle with regrets?

I Met A Man Who Offered Me An Opportunity To Change My Life. And Then

Suzy Gill | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Gill

Suzy Gill is an actress, playwright and poet. In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Suzy performs an extract from her poem Systematic Problems which was written in response to an uncomfortable situation she found herself in.

5 Good Things About Entering Your 30s

Poorna Bell | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

If you're on the cusp of 30, and people are telling you to keep calm while inside your head is a monkey clashing cymbals together chanting 'you're running out of time', here is my list for the good things about being in your 30s.

14 Stages Of Being Benched When You're Dating

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sorry to break it to you single people, but not only have you got to look out for ghosts and zombies, but you now need to make sure you’re also not ...

All Young People Need To Ensure They Receive This Life-Saving Vaccine

Dr Tom Nutt | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tom Nutt

At UK charity Meningitis Now we're campaigning for everyone who's eligible to take up their vaccine offers. We can't think of a good reason for young people not to get the ACWY vaccination, which protects them from four different strains of meningitis.

That Time I Had A Detached Retina

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

It was the beginning of January and everything still seemed to be settling down after the madness of Christmas and New Year. Whilst getting ready to go out with my little family I noticed a change in my vision; a ball of light that I can only describe as resembling a glare on a lens in the sun, passed across my right eye almost like a bubble.

Striking The Balance Between Social Media And Real Life

Shaz Memon | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shaz Memon

That's the view of the social media nay-sayers, and of course, in many respects they're correct. But that's obviously not all that social media is about. It opens doors to new experiences, knowledge, new music, films and books.

Marking Time

Caragh Little | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Caragh Little

So the famous, iconic chimes of Big Ben are to fall silent until 2021 to allow for essential repair work. It's hard to imagine London without the famo...

Suicide And Carers: Caring For The One You Love Is A Privilege And A Joy, But It Can Push You To The Point Of Crisis

Joy Hibbins | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK
Joy Hibbins

Having been a carer, and having experienced such a deterioration of my own mental health, I can say without reservation that it was not the caring role which made me so ill. It was that I did it without support. I had no idea that continuing to care alone would have had such an effect on my health. Like the man who died, I had had no serious mental illness previously.

Body Postive Yogi Wants To Convince People Of All Sizes That Yoga Is For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dolly Singh wants to convince people of all sizes that yoga is for everyone. The body-positive yogi challenges body stereotypes by posting photos and ...

Pretty Clever Pants

Carol Smillie | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Smillie

Pretty Clever Pants began as a casual chat between my daughters and I about their worries around staying overnight with friends when their period was due. I remember feeling exactly the same as a young girl, and couldn't believe a quarter of a century later we had not come up with a solution to such a common problem.

Everything Is Not OK

Ben Moore | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Moore

Anyway I had a quick look online and I found a study which explained the thinking. People on Facebook are routinely exposed to updates from friends and family showing how well their life is going and what a wonderful time they are having.

I Was Sent 120 Pornographic Photos On The Tube, Don't Tell Me It's My Fault

Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Gallagher

Straight from the off, the discussion born from the thread didn't ask why this pervert felt such a degree of male entitlement that he had no qualms in imposing 120 photographs of his genitals on a stranger who was just commuting home from work. No, instead it neatly circled around my privacy settings and why my AirDrop had been turned on, and left on, in the first place.

Feeling Guilty? Feel Good About it

laure Moyle | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
laure Moyle

What do we feel guilty about? A wide range of topics appearently. From not sticking with a healthy diet plan to not calling friends and family often enough (that's me). Leaving a pet at home (me again - I know, pathetic, but I so do), or having a whole weekend in your PJs.

Why Taylor Swift's Court Win Is A Victory For All Women

Rachel Moss | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I was in school and had barely hit puberty the first time I was sexually assaulted. A bunch of older lads were sitting underneath the stairwell, trying to see girls' underwear as they walked up in their skirts. Encouraged by his mates, one of the boys approached me from behind and put his hand up my kilt.

M.E. Meant This Blog Took Me Several Months To Write

Isabel Walter | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Isabel Walter

everybody banner On holiday in the Peak District in June 2007, three months after being diagnosed with ME, I sat down one afternoon with a pile of postcards and discovered I could no longer write. The words were clear in my head, but the pen in my hand made only meaningless scribbles, empty scrawls. The connection between them had been severed. It was many terrifying hours before it returned.

A Secret Battle

Roxanne Louise | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Roxanne Louise

I'm considerably private and the thought of being judged or talked about kills me. I wouldn't want to appear weak and vulnerable and although it shouldn't, any sympathy makes me feel awkward and undeserving.

Want To Make The World A Better Place? Start Small - Very Small

Quora | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

I think about all the ways I take from life instead of giving back. I wonder if there's a cause I can really get behind. A cause in need of not just my money but also my time and whatever talents I have to offer. A cause that means something to me.

The Thing About

Suzi Moore | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Moore

The thing about buying a car is, you've really got to, 'have the horn for it'. That's what my ex husband used to say. "But they're so expensive," I'...

I Survived The Holocaust. Here's What I Learned About Finding Hope In Dark Times

Quora | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

I have faced some very tough times. When I was 10 years old, my twin sister and I were used in medical experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. He injected me with a deadly germ and a few days later he came to the sick barrack where I was sent.

Serena Williams Is Already A Real Woman - Motherhood Or Not

Aimee Meade | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Aimee Meade

Mothers are wondrous beings and I have the utmost respect for every single one of them. However I don't think it is what makes a woman, a "real woman". In fact, I'm not sure what does - surely it's up to each and every one of us to make our own choices and create our own paths.