UK Lifestyle

Eight of the Best Scottish Craft Gins This Summer

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Babington Smith

It's world gin day on the 11th June, yes I know some marketing genius has dreamt this up, but still it's a good excuse for a tipple of this delicious spirit. Gin is having a fashionable renaissance at the moment with a thriving industry, 70% of it supposedly made in Scotland, generating £1.76 billion of value to the UK economy.

Green Tea Could Improve Brain Function For People With Down's Syndrome, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking green tea may improve some of the intellectual capabilities in people with Down's syndrome, new research suggests. The study found that epiga...

Six Great Places to Set Sail on a Budget Around the World

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You don't need much to set sail around the world. As long as you've got a boat that floats and some cash in your pocket, sailing is an easy game. But we never said it was going to be cheap. For the majority who charter their own vessel, their pockets run deep and money is no object.

Hero of Harlem Beats Ayn Rand With Altruism

Jeremy Howick | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Howick

Evolutionary theory would be compatible with altruism if we could expect the same in return. One monkey picks the parasites from the back of his monkey friend, then his monkey friend returns the favor. But it is hard to see how the 'you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours' gene could ever gain dominance in the first place.

Have You Got The Time to Delete Blood Cancer?

Lisa Barry | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Barry

I may never get a call asking for my services but if I do I will have a chance to save a life! This will most likely involve a process where blood is taken from one arm and filtered through a machine that removes the stem cells. The blood is then replaced in my body via my other arm. In some cases a lumber puncture is required but this is rare.

The Surprising Factor That Can 'Improve Cancer Survival'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Married people are more likely to survive cancer than those who are single, new research has suggested. A study of almost 60,000 blood cancer patients...

Insomnia: What Is It And Why Do We Get It?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Insomnia is a waking nightmare, literally. All you want to do is go to sleep, but the more you panic about not sleeping, the harder it is to drift off...

The Best Places To Get Fit Outdoors In London

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When the sun is shining and the sky is blue, the last thing we want to do is workout inside a stuffy gym. Luckily there are plenty of places in London...


Ravinder Randhawa | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ravinder Randhawa

The British-Asian community has existed for three or four generations now, but many of its traditions and customs have frozen in time; they're still the same as when the first generation came. Despite this, the ambitions and dreams of younger generations have moved on.

Five Reasons I Will Not Reproduce

Kylie Barton | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

I have chosen not to have children. My choices and my reasons are my own - I respect others; society please respect mine. If I do wake up one day and have that urge, I will choose to adopt and give an existing life a life they deserve.

12 Life Lessons That No One Ever Tells You

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Some of the most important lessons we learn in life aren't taught in school. In his blog 'Stuff No One Told Me', illustrator Alex Noriega shares some ...

Why Women Are 'Still Being Excluded' From Exercise Research

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women are being excluded from meaningful sport and exercise research because of their periods, a new report suggests. A review of more than one thousa...

Want To Cut Down On Your Drinking? Try This Simple Trick

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're guilty of having one too many on a regular basis, the size of your wine glass may be to blame. New research has found that buying wine in la...

Crunchy Knee Device Could Help Diagnose Bad Joints

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The crunching of your knee could soon help doctors determine whether your joints are healthy or not. Professor Omer Inan, from Georgia Institute of Te...

Man Throws Birthday Bash For Girlfriend Using Cardboard Cutout

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In an act of utter devotion, a man has thrown a birthday bash for his long distance girlfriend using a cardboard cutout of her. But sadly she looks ...

Owl Hugs The Man Who Nursed Her Back To Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When GiGi the great horned owl arrived at a Mississippi rescue centre, she was in a bad way. The owl had suffered severe head trauma and was concussed...

All The Story of The Night Told Over...

Caragh Little | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Caragh Little

This was a special production, too, in that the parts of Shakespeare's 'Mechanicals', the working men of Athens who stage the play-within-a-play at Theseus and Hippolyta's wedding feast, were played by actors from local amateur dramatic groups in each region visited by the tour, and the parts of fairy attendants being played by local schoolchildren.

These Four Lifestyle Changes Could 'Prevent 250,000 Premature Deaths By 2025'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A quarter of a million people in the UK will die from preventable health conditions by 2025 if current lifestyle habits continue, a new report has sug...

If Middle Age Is a Dress That Doesn't Fit, Try Midulthood

Annabel Rivkin | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Rivkin

Welcome to Midulthood, a generation defining tribe where we are not our mothers, where - for once - it doesn't matter if there are kids or not. Where it's okay to be not at all okay. Where we swear because we're grown-ups and share because we're human.

Ditch 'Low-Fat' Food For Mediterranean Diet, Says Weight Loss Study

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget counting calories because new research has found that sticking to a Mediterranean may be a more effective way to lose weight. A study by scien...

Pining for Passive Aggression: A Brit in the USA

Rosie Ferguson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Ferguson

I'm currently travelling from Seattle to New York by bus and experiencing the best and the worst of American culture. It is surprising what you miss when you are away from home and it isn't always the comforts you expect it to be. What hit me this week is that being in the USA makes me miss passive aggression: I've come to realise what a core fundamental it is in British culture.

Woman Has Perfect Response To Trolls Who Body-Shamed Her Engagement Photos

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A nurse who was body-shamed by trolls after posting her engagement photos on Instagram has responded to haters in the best possible way. Mzznaki Tette...

Hard Sell Sobriety

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

When I see people working so hard to try and get people to convert to their way of living, quite often it is from a place of kindness and concern. But, equally often, it's from a place of needing every one to be the same as them, so they don't feel they are missing out anymore.

Goan Retreats, Resort Rio, India

The Spa Spy | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Landing in Goa I found myself instantly falling in love with the inherently chilled, lushly tropical beach state. Quickly finding myself nestled in the back of a bright white resort car, the drive from the airport to Resort Rio in the north gave me the chance to marvel at Goa's serene green fields, tranquil rivers and multiple palm clusters.

16 Father's Day Gifts He'll Adore

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Father's Day is fast approaching and if you've not yet bought a gift to say "nice one, dad" then it's time to get a wiggle on. This year, Father's Day...