UK Lifestyle

Transgender People Discuss Their Biggest Insecurities When Transitioning

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A group of transgender people have discussed their biggest fears and insecurities when transitioning, in a video to mark Transgender Day of Visibility...

The Wonder Years

Anne Look | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Where do you see yourself in five years time? Stop what you're doing and take a minute to think about it. Make a coffee if you will. Watch the kettle...

Genderspecs - The Gendered Gaze

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

I cringe at my own female gaze. The times I size up a woman, assessing whether or not I think she can pull off her outfit, if I think someone that age be wearing that length of skirt. It's some sort of triggered instinct that surges into my brain before I can stamp it down. Changing the way we see each other takes effort.

The Ultimate Gin and Tonic

Victoria Ferran | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Gin, tonic, ice, and lemon. Serving a classic G&T couldn't be simpler, in theory. And yet home-made attempts are often lacklustre compared to bar-bought ones. Access to quality ingredients are not the problem - local supermarkets are awash with small-batch artisan gin brands

Vaginal Beer Now Exists And It's Beyond Weird

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

First there was vagina bread, now it seems vagina beer is the order of the day. The beer labelled 'Bottle Instinct' is the first in the world to be c...

How Eating Pulses Every Day Could Help Kickstart Weight Loss

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to lose weight, upping the amount of pulses in your diet could be a good place to start. New research has found that eating one portion of...

Eating and Living - Recipes for Recovery

Francesca Baker | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Francesca Baker

Eating & Living is a recipe book for those in recovery from eating disorders - by those who have been there. This collection of recipes has been shared by people who are recovering or are recovered, carers, friends and family of sufferers, professionals and health experts - and each of them has told their story as to why this recipe matters.

Why This Common 'Confidence Boosting' Tip Doesn't Work (and What to Do Instead)

Cat Neligan | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

One of the reasons I lack confidence in many situations is feeling like an imposter. Like I'm a total fake: just waiting to be found out. Whether it was when I was in my first job (junior web designer), with no real experience in web design other than my own experiments in Dreamweaver (more like Nightmare weaver...)

The Best Afternoon Teas in London

Carolina Are | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

London has taken the all-British tradition of the afternoon tea to the next level with new options ranging from the stylish to the quirky. From fairytales to cigars, here are the best afternoon teas in town.

Diabetes Drug 'Increases Bladder Cancer Risk By 63%'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A drug used to treat people with diabetes could increase bladder cancer risk, new research has suggested. Pioglitazone is used to control blood sugar ...

Feeling Disconnected? Time to Get Talking

Lizzie Horgan | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Horgan

The bloke sat opposite me looked pretty no nonsense from the minute I sat down. But Pig, with expert nose and a taste for said man's sausage roll (not a euphemism - he'd actually been to Greggs), chose him as subject of upmost affection.

Do Cats Have Accents Like Humans? This Phonetics Expert Hopes To Find Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

While it might seem a little weird imagining your cat with a Geordie accent, one Swedish phonetics expert has set out to discover whether cats actuall...

Dog Praying With Owner Before Dinner Is The Cutest

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's a struggle to get most puppies to sit when told, let alone wait when there's a bowl of food in front of them. But Chris Credendino, from Atlanta,...

Student Sends Mum Life-Sized Cardboard Cutout Of Himself, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When Dalton Ross left his home in Tennessee to study here in the UK he knew his mum would miss him. So to soften the blow of their year apart, the stu...

End Of Life Care In England's Hospitals Is 'Not Good Enough'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Friends and family are not being informed when a loved one is about to die in hospitals across England, a new audit has found. The review of care of 9...

11 Women Fighting Sexism In The Music Industry

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The world of music has long been notorious for being a sphere in which sexual harassment, assault and objectification are a daily reality for women - ...

Watch 78-Year-Old Grandma Shirley Deadlift 225 Pounds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Shirley Webb is a 78-year-old grandmother with a penchant for lifting pretty hefty weights at the gym. Webb can deadlift 225lbs (that's more than 16 ...

Cancer Is Rarely Your Main Concern as an Average Sixteen-Year-Old Girl

Louise Thomas | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Thomas

Looking back now, how I hadn't noticed this happening myself seems almost ridiculous. But at such a young age, illnesses such as ovarian cancer weren't even on my radar. Any stomach pains I'd been having, no matter how intense, I simply put down to period pains or exam stress.

I Owe the NHS My Life

Tom Haward | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Haward

I am ill. I am mentally ill. I am always walking the tightrope of depression where a misstep could lead to self harm or, worse, suicide. That tightrope though has been made much wider because of the NHS. With the wonder of the NHS I do not walk a path where I cry out in hate but smile in gratitude.

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls

Steph Matthews | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

Spring brings about embracing the lighter side of things and these carrot cake bites are a total treat! Not only are they incredibly easy to put together, they're also raw, vegan, and gluten free! They take no time at all and are as delicious as a freshly baked carrot cake.

Jaffa Cake Granola

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Have you noticed a bit of a theme going on here? Chocolate and Orange AGAIN? Well, it is my favourite chocolate combo and when you can healthily eat chocolate for breakfast with the sprightly zest of orange, what could possibly be wrong with that?

You Can Now Sleep Over In A Shark Aquarium

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Just when we thought life couldn't get any more exciting, Airbnb went and launched a competition offering the chance to sleep - yes, sleep - in a shar...

Self-Confessed 'Adult Child' Devises Hilarious Plan To Ensure Parcel Gets Delivered

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you've got a really exciting delivery turning up but then you realise you've got to go somewhere. It doesn't matter if it's a doctor's ...

Woman's Relief After Having Bowling Ball-Sized Tumour Removed From Her Face

PA Real Life Features | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After fourteen years of suffering, a school teacher from Madagascar has told of her relief after having a bowling ball-sized growth removed from her f...

They've Got Bottle, but could BrewDog end up with IP hangover after beer recipe release?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wayne Beynon

What happens, for example, if home-brewers manage to master the recipes, bottle them, and sell them for a profit? Could BrewDog be opening a floodgate of potential copyright or design infringements? Worse still: if supermarket own brands start tasting like BrewDog's Punk IPA, how could they prove, or stop it?