UK Lifestyle

60-Year-Old Woman Overcomes Fear Of Heights To Join National High Dive Team

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother overcame her fear of heights to become a member of the Swedish national high dive team at the age of 60. Annika Naenfeldt, from Stockhol...

'Bungled' Sugar Tax Won't Improve Diets, Critics Claim

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The sugar tax is "entirely arbitrary" and has "little to do" with the actual sugar content of drinks, according to the Tax Payers' Alliance. The camp...

Would You Be Allowed to Have a Mental Health Problem?

Cal Strode | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

Today I received a letter from somebody who found it difficult to believe a young woman's story of living with mental health problems and self-harming. The letter asked if things could have really been so bad, pointing out that they thought she appeared to be 'attractive', 'intelligent' and had attended university, all things the author felt placed her at considerable advantage.

Child Mental Health Services 'Playing Russian Roulette' With Young Lives

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

More than a quarter of children referred for mental health support in England last year - some of whom had even attempted suicide - were sent away wit...

This Woman's Genius Invention Could Change The Future Of Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Liita Iyaloo Cairney is on a mission to change the face of periods, forever. Cairney, 32, from Edinburgh has created a reusable menstrual device which...

A Quick Daily Writing Practice That's Proven to Make You Happier

Izzy McRae | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

I found this practice had a really profound effect on me. For starters, I realised that I had been overlooking many of the good things that happened. I'd have a great day, marred by one argument, and at the end of the day I'd come home thinking about the argument instead of all the good things.

More Than Just Punctuation Marks: Why Periods Really Matter

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Gruer

In low income countries, many women and girls don't have access to affordable and hygienic feminine products; instead they are forced to use improvised materials like rags or leaves, which are not only uncomfortable but can also lead to infection or embarrassing leaks.

10 Reasons Yoga is Anxiety's Ultimate Cure

Amber Bell | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Anxiety can rear its head in so many different ways. From insomnia to fully blown panic attacks, days spent hidden away in bed due to the sheer pressure it drowns you in and a sudden loss of control over your thoughts and actions. However your body reacts, one thing is for sure: it isn't nice and it isn't pretty.

Meet Britain's Most Tattooed Couple

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Curly and Jacky Moore are thought to be the most tattooed couple in Britain. The pair, who appeared on ITV's 'This Morning' on Friday, have spent a co...

Girl Takes Selfies With Strangers Making Out, Nails It Every Time

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us turn a blind eye when strangers start making out next to us, but not Imgur user sofiagia. For the past two years, she's been taking selfie...

'Once-A-Day' Sunscreens Wear Off In Hours, Watchdog Warns

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sunscreens that claim to offer coverage when applied just 'once-a-day' may wear off much sooner than they suggest, a consumer watchdog has warned. Whi...

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Linda Duffin | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

These spicy kebabs are easy to make, quick to cook and pack quite a punch. They're perfect for barbecues but can be cooked on a grill ... and if formi...

Women Only Carriages for London? Reflections from Mexico City

Rosie Ferguson | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Ferguson

Crossing a metal barrier into an odd small cage for women while men glare over the divide felt like I and the other women were communicating 'I feel vulnerable around men', emphasising the power of the men outside the zone.

Six Reasons to Love Working Part Time

Laura Clark | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Clark

I always imagined I'd love being a stay-at-home-mum. Although I've always enjoyed working, and I'm pretty good at it, I've never been what you'd describe as a career girl. I assumed once I became a mum I would find my forte in life and never look back. I figured I would eventually go back to work part time but it would be because we needed the money, not because I actually wanted to return.

Five Menopause Myths and Top Tips

Rachel Lankester | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lankester

Menopause is still a taboo subject and in our youth-obsessed culture, it can often knock a woman's confidence. It certainly knocked mine. But it really shouldn't be that way. Menopause happens to all women if we live long enough and it can mark the start of an exciting new stage in our lives.

Bumpy Roads Often Lead to... Beautiful Destinations!

Charo Merida | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

By the end of 2014, I was completely exhausted and frustrated, because I couldn't get the job I decided "I wanted", a corporate role in one of the big world photography agencies based in London... -how little I knew back then of what I really wanted! ; )

Can a Feminist Get Married?

Emma Critchley | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

I am married but I am not controlled by my husband and lo and behold if he ever tried. Yes, I am a stay-at-home mum but Mr C also appreciates that I juggle this with my writing work. Therefore, we share housework, cooking and when it comes to the ironing....I don't touch it! Mr C does it all.

Divorce - What NOT to Do...

Jonathan West | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan West

Over the years I have heard all manner of suggestions about how to act when separating or divorce. It is a rarity for this advice to have any merit whatsoever - sometimes I can understand why it is given - but sometimes it really falls into the category of roll your eyes stupidity.

Third Of British Women Too Embarrassed To Talk About Periods

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One in three British women admit they are embarrassed about their periods, according to a new poll released by ActionAid. The poll of more than 1,000 ...

On the Suicidal Scale, I Am a Three

Tom Haward | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

Eventually your suicidal scale reaches boiling point and you can no longer keep it at bay. All consuming thoughts of death take over and the only rational thing to do is to die. In that moment, when my mind snapped like a twig, I had become calm and methodical.

9 Adult Colouring Books That Are Most Definitely Not For Kids

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The world of adult colouring books has come a long way since Johanna Basford kicked off the trend with 'Secret Garden' back in 2012. Last year, more t...

Gluten-Free Diets 'Not Healthier' For Most People, Doctors Warn

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Eating gluten-free food is not healthier than sticking to a regular, balanced diet for most people, doctors have warned. In an American study, experts...

Fitness Blogger Proves It's 'Normal To Have Rolls' When You Sit Down

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A fitness blogger has shown that even women who have chiseled abs have stomach rolls when they sit down - and that's absolutely okay. On the day befor...

The Surprising Health Risk Linked To Artificial Sweeteners

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Replacing sugar in your diet with artificial sweeteners may not be as beneficial to your health as you think. New research has found that while switch...

Jack Osbourne Pens Open Letter About Living With Multiple Sclerosis

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Jack Osbourne has written a heartfelt open letter about what it's like to live with multiple sclerosis (MS) in order to raise awareness about the dise...