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Technological Solutions

Martyn Sibley | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Sibley

Technology and Science both hold empowering answers. With science we have to be more careful of falling into the cure or eradication trap. But, scientific progress for living healthier and happier with a disability is ok by me.

10 Ways To Tell If Your Partner Is Cheating On You

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The average person tells three lies every 10 minutes, but it can still be difficult to tell when you're on the receiving end of a porkey pie, especial...

There Might Finally Be A Cure For Peanut Allergies

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Australian scientists may have found a way to end life-threatening peanut allergies. A study by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbou...

The Move

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

By the time I flew home, I was in talks with a newspaper editor in Nairobi and had six weeks to plan my move: five months, one week and one day after R and I had first met. The nearness of my impending departure, this time with a veiled sense of permanence hanging over it, hit my mum a little more.

Why #SmearForSmear Selfies Aren't The Way To Beat Cervical Cancer

Rachel Moss | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

When the first #SmearForSmear selfies started popping up on my newsfeed, I couldn't help but let out a disappointed groan. For me, the suggestion that women need yet another thinly-related social media campaign to make them take their health seriously is all a bit patronising.

Making the Private Public: How 'Honest Blogging' Made Me Braver in Real Life

Amy Jane Smith | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Jane Smith

Society breeds stigma, but by keeping these stories behind closed doors, sometimes so do we. Even if we have the best intentions. We perpetuate it by thinking these normal, more-common-place-than-we-realise, stories of illness such as addiction, have to be secrets. Maybe they don't.

The Loss of What Could Be

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

The woman who performed the ultrasound calmly turned to me and said with an apologetic tone of voice that there was no fetus at all in my uterus. She then moved the instrument towards my fallopian tubes and that is when they found the ectopic pregnancy in my right side.

Why Premature Ejaculation is a Sensitive Subject

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Every man has an idea of how long he should 'last' in order to satisfy his partner - from a few minutes to 20 minutes or longer in some men's minds. One study found that, on average, penetration lasted five and a half minutes.

What 100 Days of Sobriety Taught Me About Life

Kevin Widdop | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Widdop

Dry January was never really too daunting, given three-quarters of October, November and December all passed in a state of complete sobriety. My dirty little secret - drinking coca cola at parties and telling white lies by hinting I had already had enough that night - is well and truly and out. I'm as sober as a judge, people.

Misrepresenting Scientific Data Exacerbates Public Misunderstanding, say ME Sufferers.

Mark Brewer | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Mark Brewer

By examining too little - i.e. the narrow scope of one set of data - a bias is ushered in through the backdoor.

Three Ways to Come Out at Work

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

We all know that coming out to new people can be either stressful, boring or both. I mean seriously, we should all get stickers on our foreheads or something. "Hi, I'm Gay, Feel Free To Ask Questions", so this can be a lot easier all round. The stickers would be glittery, obviously.

Straight People Guess What Eight Gay Phrases Mean - With Hilarious Results

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

When I first entered Gay-Land I had no idea what a Pillow Princess was, or why people kept telling me I couldn't be a Gold Star. And why did people keep saying I had Lipstick on when I didn't? I was so confused.

Authoritarian and Motivational Weight Loss Hypnosis Sees Sister Lose Six Stone

Steve Miller | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

"Right now I have to warn you that you are too fat and I am concerned," I explained to my sister. It was the line that made her sit up and listen, and go on to lose six stone. I recall the time I would see my sister struggle because she was carrying too much fat.

The Vogue Guide to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Vogue.fr | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Like all good guides, we'll start from the beginning, the beginning being the cut of your diamond, which should be chosen with care. If you're looking for timeless, opt for a princess, round or oval cut, with their softly faceted shapes.

The Most Magical New Year in NYC

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

Sure, we didn't do the average 'Times Sq and Ball Drop' shenanigans - but we lived it up in the city all the same and it was incredible. But before going to NYC I felt like the only option for celebrating 'NYC-Style' was to cram into Times Sq. But I didn't really feel like doing that.

Putting More Diversity in Comics and Illustration: Why I'm Taking the #NonIdentikit Challenge

Sarah McIntyre | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah McIntyre

One of the problems with drawing diverse characters in cartoons and comics is that making main characters generic is one way to get readers to identify with them. We read characters into even the simplest shapes.

Which is Better... Running or Walking?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that adding exercise to your lifestyle is one of the biggest steps you can take in improving your health. And one of the simplest (not to mention cheapest) forms of exercise is to go running or walking.

Ten Top Tips to Finding the Perfect Photographer for Your Wedding

Marina Licht | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Think about it. You are spending an absolute fortune on ensuring your wedding is the best day of your life. Imagine if you leave finding a wedding photographer to the last minute and end up with someone you are not 100% confident with.

Five Freelancing Faux Pas

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Self-discipline is a common problem for freelancers. Whether you're checking social media or getting distracted by your cat, it's easy to stray from your work without a boss breathing down your neck, which causes all sort of problems.

Are We Finally Getting Over Our Obsession With Big Breasts?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Breasts have been big news in recent weeks, with The Sun's Page 3 and debate around breastfeeding in public dominating headlines. While big breasts...

Grief for a Living Child: A Taboo That Needs to Be Broken

Melissa Mostyn | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn

It was the force of that grief, rather than the shock of Isobel's diagnosis, that I fought desperately to eject from myself. It took great strength to not let it blind me to the very beautiful little girl who had arrived with the potential to light up my life.

Single Woman Fulfills 'Self-Love' Pact And Becomes Her Own Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A single woman displayed the ultimate act of self-love this month when she became her own wife at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Y...

We Have Independent Living If You Want It

Simon Stevens | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

For me, independent living is not about where you live or how much personal assistance you receive, although they are factors, but it is an attitude to life and living that enables people to embrace their personal rights and take on their responsibilities as interdependent citizens of society.

My New Love Affair With Parkrun

Shannon Colman | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

On Saturday I took part in my first 'parkrun'. This is a weekly 5k run organised by volunteers and held in 305 park locations across the UK (and 561 in the world). Once registered free of charge, runners receive a barcode that allows them to receive their result after each run, which can be in any participating park.

Fitness Fails and Nutrition Blunders

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Overall I think that we, the fitness community, do some hugely positive things, inspiring people to make changes, which can sometimes be genuinely life changing. However, I am also aware that in our haste and enthusiasm to promote our fitness ideals, we are also in part to blame for the veil of confusion that has descended upon it all, which brings with it more questions than answers.