UK Lifestyle

Relationship Ghosting

Cookie Kibbles | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cookie Kibbles

It doesn't matter if you have been with someone 12 days or 12 months, feelings can sometimes change in an instant. Either that, or the feelings they had were never real in the first place and they were just swept up in the excitement of a new person.

Anxious Annie

Gina Lyons | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

In speaking openly about Annie this week, I have noticed a few things. Some people, don't get it, and are probably my reason for writing this. Annie is convinced she wants everyone to know she is here. They love you and want you happy and carefree, and to them it looks like you are driving yourself mad, like this is a thing YOU do that YOU must stop. If only YOU could stop.

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Amy Packham | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I usually get lost in crime fiction or romantic novels that are easy to read, rather than non-fiction books that could teach me a little bit about life. But, after seeing a series of books cropping up on social media with claims they could "improve my life for the better", I took the plunge and bought some.

The Truth About Blue Monday

Isabella Goldie | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Isabella Goldie

The truth that Blue Monday gives us an opportunity to talk about is that we all have mental health and that there are steps we can take all year round to protect it. The major risk factors for mental ill-health, poverty, trauma, loneliness, ongoing stress and physical ill-health, are not confined to one day, let alone one month.

Through The Looking Glass: Four Trends For 2017

Lucie Kaye | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucie Kaye

or my trend predictions I have looked, listened and joined the dots between what my colleagues at Eulogy are talking about, influencers are sharing on their channels and most importantly asked my friends outside the comms industry what they are getting excited about too. With that information, I've created my 2017 trends predictions. Let's catch up in a year and see if I was right.

So Long Hygge, Hello Lagom!

Helen Redding | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Redding

Whether you go Swedish with lagom or Danish with hygge, you are without doubt destined for great happiness (although where was hygge when Hamlet needed it?). It seems that all our troubles can be solved with a dash of Scandi. Thankfully, lagom presents precisely the same opportunities to be smug as hygge did. You're just doing it in a less wintery way.

Did You Know That You Cannot Fail At Being Human?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

This article is for those who doubt, who seek perfection, who judge, who struggle to avoid failure at all costs, for those who feel something is missing in them. This is for those who need to justify themselves, who struggle to find proof that they are a complete and good person.

Beating Blue Monday - How To Survive The Most Miserable Day Of The Year

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

If on Monday you feel it is particularly hard to get out of bed and that the day ahead is bound to be hard, depressing and miserable, then there could be a reason why. The 16th January is "Blue Monday", dubbed the most "miserable day of the year".

10 Household Items You Own That Probably Need Replacing Right Now

Sade Coady | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sade Coady

From chopping boards to toilet brushes - we often take everyday items for granted, expecting them to pass the test of time and rarely replacing them. Hassle.com, the UK's leading platform for booking a local and trusted cleaner online, have identified 10 everyday items that you should be throwing away!

What's The F-Word In Your Language?

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

There is something cathartic about speaking a language that allows you to abuse freely. To say things that perhaps seem indescribable in other languages. Not because we lack the vocabulary or feel tied down by the hard rules of grammar. But because that particular language brings out the notoriety in our personalities.

iPhone-ly Got Eyes For You

Samantha Walsh | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

I remember the first time I laid eyes on him. His name was Norris Nokia; he was a little on the heavy side and with a tendency towards clumsiness, yet...

Respect Your Body

Lisa Roukin | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

Respecting your body is an ordeal for most. Like myself there is always a part of my body that I wish could be better or improved. Ultimately we shoul...

5 Ways Yoga Is Changing My Life

Elizabeth McGregor | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth McGregor

Nearly two years ago, I started practising yoga. I intended to write about how it has changed my parenting. On reflection, the benefits are steadily r...

India! India!

Angela Hunt | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Hunt

Twenty four years of age and the furthest I had ever travelled from the motherland was to Spain when I was 10 and madly in love with Marti Pellow. Hav...

How To Train And Actually Enjoy It

Olivia Cox | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

I've tried various ways to cajole and bully my way into better shape and health over the years, and - though I used to cringe whenever my mother used the word - balance is key. Variety is the spice of life. Everything in moderation. You get the gist.

Iceland Isn't In Space But It's The Closest You'll Ever Come To Walking On The Moon

Susan Devaney | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

Upon landing, I was met with acres and acres of sprawling desolate land. It was cragged, fractured - but solid in it's base. It looked to the naked eye like it had won a long, hard fought duel with nature's unpredictability.

Since When Did Skinny Equal Healthy?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Faulkner

If you are doing Dry January or are giving up refined sugar then I applaud you, but please do it for your health, and don't for one minute think you'll be happier if and when you are skinny. It doesn't work like that.

The Moment I Knew I Needed To Cut Down On Social Media In 2017

Rachel Moss | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

I've always been my own worst critic and for too long, social media has enabled a personality trait that I've tried so hard to overcome. Having instant access to other people's carefully crafted lives is a sure-fire way to make you doubt your own progress, even when deep down, you know 80% of social posting is one big facade.

Where Are The 'Inbetweener' Models?

Rachel Steeden | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Style
Rachel Steeden

The past couple of years the plus size models have been taking the fashion industry by storm 'empowering women' and encouraging women to love and accept their imperfections, the cellulite... the back fat.

Parenting The Millennial Generation

Sarah Zafar | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Zafar

However, today, there's an entire generation that's growing up with a feeling of lesser self-worth and self-esteem. Why? Because when they came up with problems as young children, they were given latest gadgets by their parents to'"solve' the problems instead of lifelong advice by their elders

Forget The Sugar Tax. New Research Shows That It Won't Work

Alex Murtough | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Murtough

We're petitioning the government to cut VAT to the reduced rate of 5% on all lower sugar food and drink. This will bring hundreds of lower sugar products into price parity with their ordinary counterparts and crucially, will scrap the price barrier which so many of us face.

19 Times The Great British Public Absolutely Couldn't Cope With People With Colds

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s that time of year again: we’re all sniffling into our sleeves, doing shots of orange juice and wishing our ill colleagues would quarantine th...

Embracing Ennui

Laura Roche | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Roche

The UK borrowed the term ennui from France during the height of 18th century European Romanticism and I'm so glad we never returned it. It was used to describe a rather fashionable kind of weariness, boredom and dissatisfaction with the world and a preoccupation with the emptiness of existence.

It's Not Just Paralympian Athletes Who Have To Pee Themselves

Laura Moore | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Moore

I am one of the people who didn't find that news shocking at all. In fact, in an odd way I was pleased that it had happened to someone in the public eye, someone who was brave enough to come forward and tell the media about it so that finally our voices have a chance of being heard.

Why It's OK To Say 'I'm Happy'

Katie Teehan | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

I rarely vocalise this. That's not to say I'm an outwardly gloomy person - I'd like to think I'm cheerful enough most of the time. I just don't ever feel that it's appropriate to bang on to my friends or colleagues about the great things in my life.