UK Lifestyle

How Does Eating In Your 20s Differ From Your 30s, 40s And 50s?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You may think you're a pro at healthy eating, but have you had the same diet for 10, 20 or even 30 years? You may be surprised to hear that your b...

How Your Popcorn Bag Is Trying To Kill You

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are some things that we all know are bad for our health, such as smoking, drinking excessive alcohol and living on a diet of Happy Meals. But...

Five Ways to Relieve Boredom

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

If you're bored of routine, try doing the same thing, differently. Change the way and the time when you do the dishes or laundry. Do you drive the same way to work? Maybe take a different route. Eat the same food at the same restaurant? Try something completely new.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 81 - 36 Hours in Basel

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

For the last 5 years I have been to Basel to help vet the Design Fair. I join with Simon Andrews from Christie's and a small group of exhibitors and w...

Quiet, Please: Play.

Caragh Little | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's Glastonbury weekend, and I spot one of those online quizzes: What Sort of Festival-Goer Are You? The sort who doesn't go to Festivals, I think, as I turn on the TV. It's Wimbledon fortnight too, which, here in Northern Ireland, means the end of the school year, with children, teenagers and exhausted teachers rejoicing or collapsing in a heap.

How To Recreate 50 Shades Of Grey With Duct Tape And A Spatula

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since EL James' 50 Shades of Grey topped the book charts in 2011, open discussion about sex and alternative bedroom pastimes has lost some of the soci...

How Barbie Helps Kids Come To Terms With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Coming to terms with cancer is hard for adults, so imagine how difficult comprehending the illness must be for children. But thankfully there's an...

Beating Stress: How To Cope With Feeling Overwhelmed

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

It is important to learn to say "no" when you feel overwhelmed and to do so without feeling any guilt. This goes in tangent with taking time out for yourself and learning to delegate. If you accept less responsibility and allow others to keep personal responsibility for tasks that inevitably would lie with them anyway then your load will be lighter.

This Week I Ate...San Carlo Manchester

William Sitwell | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Off I went to Manchester to see what the deal was. On King Street West, in the main shopping district of the city, you'll find San Carlo. And you'll discover an amazing story about this place too. For the man behind this business - a hugely successful restaurateur making millions from branches from Bangkok to Kuwait - used to be barber.

A New Word, and a New Philosophy

Carla Buzasi | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

I learnt a new word during a yoga class this week: 'Yama'. Devoted yogis will probably point out that it's hardly a new word, having been around for centuries and centuries, but I'm an occasional yogi, and it's been going round and round in my head ever since. According to the yoga teacher who introduced me to it, Yama means not pushing yourself too far. In a world when we're constantly told to strive for more, to push our limits and test our boundaries, the idea of it being ok - and not just ok, but actually wonderful - to find a comfortable spot and just sit there for a while resonated.

How I Learnt To Dance Like Beyoncé In An Hour And A Half

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"By the end of the class you will be dancing like Beyoncé". That was the guarantee that Seen on Screen founder Bonnie Parsons made me before I tr...

Poorna Bell

Why Is Quinoa Great For Toning Up?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Quinoa possesses all the properties on every dieter's wishlist: it has the texture of a grain but isn't one, and is packed with so much protein it's h...

These Kids Prove There's Nothing Sissy About Throwing 'Like A Girl'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If someone told you to run 'like a girl', would you demonstrate a stride to rival that of an athlete or flap your arms about like a deranged chicken? ...

Wimbledon: Why Are Female Tennis Players Going Bra-Less?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you hear the word Wimbledon, you're likely to think of British summer time, strawberries, and tennis whites - and organisers are determined to k...

What Does A Wimbledon Champion's Diet Consist Of?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What does a Wimbledon champion's diet look like? Andy Murray, 27, is served up the same three dinners during the tournament, and said his options ...

Madonna Wears a Burqa! Katy Perry Dresses Like a Geisha Girl! Pharrell Dons a Feather Headdress! So What?

Shihab S Joi | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

Next time you see me at a party wearing a Katy Perry-esque Geisha dress and Pharelle-style headdress, spare me the sanctimonious cultural appropriation lecture about being insulting to the Japanese and Native Americans, but by all means, take the piss out of me for dressing like a tit.

Gut Instincts...

Lucy Horobin | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Horobin

Here's a personal question. Have you ever been constipated for a week? How about for up to 4 days on a regular (oh the irony) basis? I have. And it's horrible. Admittedly, this isn't the nicest or most popular of discussions, but it's something that has recently led to me making a lifestyle change. To put it bluntly, I had no choice...

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

Henrietta Norton | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Magnesium, 'nature's tranquiliser', is the one mineral your body can't afford for you to ignore...

Time for a Fresh Approach to Disability Benefits

Paul Farmer | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Farmer

Whoever forms the next Government must acknowledge and tackle the many barriers people with mental health problems face in finding and retaining a job. The benefits system is very complex and we often hear how people struggle to navigate it, so we also need to ensure such individuals can access advice and support to help them.

Cara Delevingne and Marissa Mayer Are Proof That You Can't Cheat Your Body of Sleep

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

These two incidents as far as we're concerned is good old fashioned sleep shaming. We know both of these women work damn hard, and we're pretty sure they're human and need to sleep, so let's have more of Delevingne's disco naps and not villify Meyer who clearly needs a good kip...

Poorna Bell

Meditation Comics: No Boobs Or Gore But Still Very Cool

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Inspirational illustrations designed to promote calm and peace may have once included cheesy sunsets, rainbows and puppies, but as meditation becomes ...

The Scourge of the Working Parent

Jason Bartholomew | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Bartholomew

Are you a working parent like me? Then you will know that I don't have time to write this piece. And you really don't have time to read this piece. Seriously, go away and do something on your endless mental or written list of things-to-do. Still here? Ok, let's peer in to what your daily life might look like...

A Letter to My Friend With Post Natal Depression

Kim Davies | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

My dear friend, you're going through a really rough patch, I can see it in your eyes. As a newly-minted Mum, you're still rocked to the core by the brutality of a difficult birth. You still feel like you are watching it over and over again as a third person, suspended from the ceiling in the delivery suite, no longer an active participant in the choices that may affect you for years.

10 Everyday Things That Are Giving You Back Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Back pain sure is annoying - research has shown that sex, housework and driving are among the key activities prohibited when back pain strikes. Tha...

Chris York

Chris V Food: How The Double Pork Knuckle Challenge Destroyed Me

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris York | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Challenge 2 - The Double Pork Knuckle Challenge. This mountain of food is laid on at Fulham's Octoberfest Pub, although unfortunately on the day in...