UK Lifestyle

How to Survive the Summer Holidays: 10 Simple Steps

Jeff Brazier | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Now how on earth am I going to juggle my work, the mountain of life coaching coursework AND entertain the children for the next six weeks?! As I pondered the enormity of the situation it struck me that I knew exactly how to cope.

Rachel Moss

Stung By Jellyfish, Former ME Sufferer Is The First To Swim From Cornwall To The Isles Of Scilly

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us, if faced with a life-changing illness, would be inclined to crawl under a duvet and hide from the world - but that was not an option for ...

Summer Pet Dangers - Tips on Keeping Your Pet Safe

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Most of us humans know only too well the many health risks associated with hot weather, often taking sensible precautions to avoid painful sunburn, annoying allergies, and dreaded heatstroke. But are we looking after our pets enough to allow them to enjoy their summers too?

14 Self-Care Practices That Can Lead You To A Happy And Healthy Life

Danny Baker | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

My life was a train wreck, but I was committed to recovering, and over time, I learned how to manage my illness so effectively that it doesn't negatively impact upon my life anymore. Below are 14 self-care practices that I learned from various therapists, doctors, self-help books, athletes, artists and my parents that helped pull me out of the abyss and lead me to happiness.

Let's Make Feminism the Biggest Joke in Town

Rachel Stroud | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Rachel Stroud

If there's one thing I'm bored of hearing when I ask to be treated equally to a man, it is 'you take yourself too seriously'... Humour, we're told, is a boys' game. Men are taught that their friendships should be forged in pranks and banter, while women are instructed to take the serious stuff - problems, worries and secrets - to their female friends.

Decoding Dumb Clichés People Post on Dating Profiles

The Guyliner | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Your dating profile - or the bio on whichever app your fingers are getting busy with - is your storefront, your prime advertising space. Sure, a picture tells a thousand words, but as anyone who's spent more than a minute in the company of a boyband can tell you, hot looks are no guarantee of a great brain or a good time.

Ladies: What to Wear This Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Summer is well and truly here, as well as a little sunshine, and with the new season comes a series of delectable new collections from your favourite quirky boutiques, high-street brands and upscale labels. Stuck for style this August? Check out my top summer fashion picks below...

Gents: What to Wear this Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

From well-known high streets brands through to brand new independent boutiques and labels, there's a lot of great male fashion on offer this summer. If you need a little inspiration for a wardrobe refresh this season, check out my men's fashion highlights for this August below.

Why Your Five A Day Is Pointless

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Health experts recently advised us we should be eating more than five portions of fruit and veg per day - but new research shows upping our intake may...

The Harsh Truth: No One Wants To See Overweight Doctors

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In theory they know more about healthy eating than the rest of us, but it seems even doctors and nurses struggle with keeping their weight at a health...

My Life Is Great, So Why Is This Thought Keeping Me Awake at Night?

Rebecca Sparrow | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Sparrow

Wow, I thought. Life is great! GREAT! And for a moment I was flooded with happiness and joy about how well everything was going. And then, as it always does, sheer dread kicked in. This can't last, I thought. Oh my God, I'm too happy. Things are too perfect. It's just a matter of time before the other shoe drops. Horrible, awful things happen to people all the time. I should know.

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee! Why Caffeine Can't Solve Burnout

Lowenna Waters | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lowenna Waters

I admit it: I've had issues. Whether stumbling into the office bleary eyed from lack of sleep, stressed out from the commute, or plain grumpy and in need of a boost, there has always been one thing I've gone to. Coffee. One delicious, double shot, skinny cappuccino and the world snapped back into focus, tiredness was held at bay, and energy returned.

10 Facts About Rape Richard Dawkins Needs To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Richard Dawkins recently posted an extremely controversial tweet about rape. Speaking in a way that he deemed 'logical' - but many Twitter users d...

This Is Literally The Best Instagram Account On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Want to see gloriously ripped men gallivanting about on an Australian beach but can't afford a flight to Australia? Fear not, men’s swimwear and ...

Nicki Minaj: Little More Than a Big Butt?

Gail Dines | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gail Dines

The media is on fire with questions about whether Nicki Minaj went "too far" with the artwork for her next single, Anaconda... Amazingly, what nobody is discussing is the wider issues of the historical roots, cultural resonance and contemporary implications of a mass circulated image that arguably reduces black women to just "big butts" and little more.

Do We Really Need Rib-Jutting Mannequins, Primark?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You'd be forgiven for assuming that after the bikini bridge and thigh gap backlash, retailers must have realised the general public do not find these ...

We Adore Gwen Stefani's Stunning Breastfeeding Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Should mothers be able to breastfeed in public without criticism? It's a question that has divided many women - and men for that matter - but one ...

Meet the Mindful Traveller

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Puddicombe

Travel is such a rich area for mindfulness. It's driven partly by curiosity, an interest in what's out there, and partly the essential need to take time out from routine. In a sense it's a bit like the practice of meditation... Here are a few tips we've put together to help you be a more mindful traveller.

10 Big Fat Health and Fitness Myths

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Fitness myths plague the industry. Lose weight quick schemes and fads just don't work, and worse, can cause long term health issues... So today I want to blast 10 of the top fitness myths that might be stopping you from getting fit and healthy and losing that extra weight.

Brown Fat - Our Ally in Weight Loss and Diabetes

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

A new study, just out, has given more evidence to support the idea that brown fat could help our fight against obesity and diabetes. Whilst we all know that 'brown is best' when it comes to bread, pasta and rice, did you know that your body is made up of both brown and white fat and brown is better than white here too?

Getcha Street On

Sarah McGiven | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

These three collections take street influences, from classic 90's hip hop style, Kawaii and the gritty London realness that is the Tube, and turn them into super cool, easy to wear, edgy fashion for men and women, that references London, New York and Tokyo style.

Be Positive About Your Twenties

Esther Hayden | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

As you get into your 20s you often start to use other peoples lives as a marker of how grown up you feel. Whether it's people getting married, moving into their own place or getting a real adult job, there is always someone that makes you feel immature in comparison.

We Have A Massive Crush On The Pirelli Calendar's First Plus Size Model

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Pirelli Calendar will be back in November with its 2015 edition - 'why should we care?' we hear you ask. Well, dear reader, this year's Pirelli...

This Is What Would Happen To Feminism If Cats Ruled The World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a group of feminists, the team here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle were a little confused by the social media movement 'Women Against Feminism'. The '...

Britain's Best Parks - Which Ones Made The Cut?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to go to New Zealand for impressive mountains and miles of fields - magnificent countryside can be found right here in the UK. This...