UK Lifestyle

Stop Destroying Your Skin With Those Black Peel Off Masks

Amanda Elias | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

If you're active on social media you'll have seen the adverts for these black masks that show the pores being unblocked as it's ripped off the skin, i...

Olive Oil - The Facts

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Sally explores the world of olive oil, taking a look at the research behind its benefits and whether it really is as healthy for us as we think. O...

How Many Dates Should You Wait Before Having Sex With Someone?

Matthew Smith | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Smith

Despite not being the most popular option for men or women, the "three date rule" is more popular when Brits think about other people's romantic entanglements. When asked how many times they thought a newly dating couple should go out before having sex for the first time, 16% of Brits gave three dates as the most appropriate milestone, including 18% of men and 14% of women.

Your Takeaway Coffee Could Be About To Cost More, But For A Very Good Reason

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK

Hitting coffee lovers with a levy for using disposable cups could replicate the success of the plastic bag tax and cut their use by 300 million a year...

Why That 'Acceptable Middle Class Wine Habit' Has a Lot to Answer For

Alice Wilde | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wilde

There's definitely been a noticeable change for good and my children have got a better parent. I want this, not just for them, I want this for me. For the best me that I can be -  because I really like her a lot more than the fractious, snappy wine-hag of the past few years.

Disabled Yet Not A Superhero

Katy Mann | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Mann

I want to be an every day person not training for the 2020 Paralympics just because I'm in a wheelchair. I can barely move my own chair let alone race in one! People expect me to be able to do all sorts of things if I just think positively but sadly it just doesn't work like that.

Maddie Hinch On Why Her Training In The Gym Is Key To Her Success

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Maddie Hinch made history in Rio by winning Great Britain’s first Olympic gold in the women’s hockey team. The 28-year-old first began playing ho...

Beat Text Message Anxiety in New Relationships

Rachel Conlisk | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Conlisk

We still have the agonising waiting by the phone. Only these days it's more likely that it's for a message than a phone call. Don't let text messages cause you stress. Keep them short and sweet and don't let waiting and responding to text messages take over your life

I'm Not A Female Sports Fan - I'm A Sports Fan

Francesca Syrett | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Sport
Francesca Syrett

all women everywhere As part of our All Women Everywhere project, Francesca vlogs on being spoken down to and undermined by men as a sports fan and why she won't let anyone stop her from enjoying and talking about the sports she loves.

My Teenage Diary: A 20th Anniversary Tribute

Lucy Jones | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Jones

My name is Lucy. I live in London and I'm a Mum of Two. It's 20 years since my 16th birthday and to mark the occasion I have decided to blog a year o...

10 Things I Realised When I Became a Parent

Ali Russell | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Parents
Ali Russell

Before the children moved in, lots of parents we know told us that nothing prepares you for parenting. If I'm honest, I listened and nodded but felt slightly smug because I've worked with children for 10 years, so surely that would have prepared me.

In A World Consumed By Technology, We Must Have The Power To Switch Off

Chris Wright | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Wright

Technology may have taken over our lives, but we need to stay in control. It keeps us connected to the world, allowing us to share our opinions with millions and watch the latest shows. But we must have the power to put the smartphones down and walk away.

Three Tips To Turbo Boost Your Way Into Your 50th Year

Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland

What I do love about turning 50 is that I now have this attitude where I no longer care anymore of what others think. I've been there, done that and now I'm living life on my terms. These three tips will help to turbo boost the action beyond the mindset, so go for it, make your 50th year as fabulous as you are.

An Open Letter To Any Woman Recently Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Plenty of people will tell you that you're 'strong' and 'brave,' that 'you have to get on and kick cancer's butt'. But underneath all this fighting talk, you might be just plain scared. We want you to know that we didn't feel brave. We felt there was never any choice but to go on.

I Always Hated Exercise, But Now I'm Part Of The 'This Girl Can' Campaign

Lydia Scott | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Sport
Lydia Scott

all women everywhereSeven years ago I watched a friend play roller derby and decided to have a go. I fully expected that I would try it out, then promptly give it up and chuck my skates into the cupboard with discarded musical instruments. But somehow I found myself hooked.

Table For One

Georgie Bradley | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

This was not a stand-alone situation though. This friend is notoriously late all the time and their pathetic punctuality was particularly pronounced this day. I should have known better but like most people, I try to see past it rather than come down on said person like a barrage of bricks. But one time, two times, three times, finish. NEXT!

More? Or More!

Abigail J. Isaac | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail J. Isaac

In many cases once the destination of yesterday's more is attained, this now creates a hunger for a new level of more. It's no different from the concept of a goalpost that keeps moving. Take one of my clients for example, finally in the job role of her yesterday's dreams.

Learning To Live With Uncertainty

Christopher Dines | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher Dines

The cardinal principle with respect to addressing uncertainty is to consciously and emotionally let go of trying to control results and to anchor oneself in the present. It is by bathing oneself in the present moment that one can access infinite potential and creativity

#Adulting: Looking Behind The Hashtag

Becky Morris | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Morris

As a millennial, the reality of reaching what we consider to be adulthood feels a world away from what was promised. We believed that working hard, educating ourselves and managing our money would lead to success.

A Filth Peddler Talks TV

Jacquie Lawrence | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jacquie Lawrence

all women everywhere In today's political climate we need, more than ever, to get our stories out there. We need a forum where we can normalize our lifestyle without fear of erasure or dilution, because if we don't exist on in visual media then how can we promote, propel and prioritise our very existence in real life?

Did The Rolling Stones Make Me Do It?

Hannah Summers | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Summers

Where were you in March 2016? My husband and I were in Mexico City, being dazzled and inspired by The Rolling Stones! Photo by Author. My husban...

Mother's Day Without A Child

Sharron Phillips | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sharron Phillips

Deleting the day from my calendar and staying in bed is appealing, but it isn't real life. I am finally at a point now that I can face these days with at least some kind of composure. Processing the grief of losing my babies and accepting that we would not have children has been a slow and heart-breaking process.

Why We Must All Find A Way To 'Pay It Forward'

Jackie Scully | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

How do you thank people for going out of their way to be kind when you face huge challenges in your life? For someone who likes to give, it was a question that plagued me as my living room was turned into a garden centre and my shelves filled with beautiful cards and messages during treatment for breast cancer.

I Love You Mum, But This Is Stressful

Olivia Cox | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

Mother's Day is one of those annual events that sends me into crisis mode. First comes the uncertainty - a bit like when the clocks go back (which way is it this time, and is that the good way or the bad way? Does anyone really ever know?)

Wind Beneath My Wings

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

My dad and I are so much alike; we don't give in. That's why our arguments last so long. I must raise my hat to Dad for he has stayed in the picture through this all. Not many men can handle this situation, and it wasn't easy for him.