UK Lifestyle

No-one Knows Gran Canaria Beaches Like Mr Gran Canaria Local

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Moving to Gran Canaria as a parent has turned me into a beach lover. There are 80+ beaches on the island and I'm determined to visit them all. Currently, my tally's just above the 50 mark.

Fashion & Music... So Happy Together

Shannon Edwards | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

Who doesn't want to be a rockstar? Dressing like one is the first step. But it goes even deeper to the music itself which can help us imagine any fashion choice as possible... even those funky trainers in no way appropriate for my feet.

Degrees and Decrees: Divorce More Common Where Woman More Educated

Vanessa Lloyd Platt | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Lloyd Platt

Divorces over here amongst highflyers have never been so acute. This in turn has led to many counsellors actively advising women to try to dumb themselves down in their relationships because men are finding women who are more intelligent and earning more than them entirely threatened to their psyche and male ego.

Posing Like You Have Toothache Is A Thing Now

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're used to seeing bizarre trends in the world of fashion and this one is certainly no exception. The latest trend in Japan is posing with your ...

Soon You'll 'Scan' Colours Into Your Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

Dying your hair can be an operation fraught with hazards, not only could you be allergic to hair dyes but then there's the possibility that you won't ...

Bride Who Was Abused With 'You're Fat' Taunts On Her Wedding Day Loses 11 Stone

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many people, their wedding day is the happiest day of their life - but that wasn't the case for Chloe Dodds. Chloe was shamed into losing 11 s...

Woman Shamed For Having Stretch Marks Responds In The Most Fantastic Way...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stretch marks are a sign of strength and motherhood, so it boggles the mind as to why any person would want to shame a woman for having them. Moth...

Five Reasons Men Might Think You're 'Needy'

Liz Marie | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

A man will run screaming for the hills if he is afraid he's met a stage five clinger. However, many times a woman will project that she's needy without even knowing it, when that might not be the case! Here are five of the top things women do that scare men into thinking she's needy.

This Man Has Ruined Loom Bands For Everyone (For A Good Cause)

The Huffington Post UK/SWNS | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's official - loom bands have gone too far. Not content with hideously adorning the wrists of practically everyone everywhere, one man has now ma...

Victim Shaming and Alcohol Blaming: Rape Culture and Those who Should Know Better

Sophie Pope | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Here's a controversial thought: Rape happens when an attacker decides to commit it. One in three rape cases occur when the victim has been drinking, and three in three rapes occur when the rapists decide to defile the power of the word 'no'.

Four Reasons Why Being a Fashion Model Really Sucks!

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Being a model is not generally as dreamy as it may look and only a few actually live the dream. There are four reasons why being a model sucks and why envying a fashion model is completely irrational.

Your Partner May Not Be As Faithful As You Think....

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever kept a secret from your spouse? You're not the only one. According to research by a law firm, a fifth of married people have a secret...

Escape Mediocrity: a Takeaway From China

Maite Baron | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

We're living in an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial society... 90% of new jobs created in Britain in the fourth quarter of 2013 were classed as self-employed... it will provide us with opportunities, not just in terms of wealth creation, but also for social mobility and individual well being.

Educated Women Are Less Threatening to Their Husbands - Apparently

Suzy Miller | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

'Marriages in which wives have the educational advantage were once more likely to dissolve, but this association has disappeared in more recent marriage cohorts'... is the only reason that educated women are staying married longer because men are becoming more emotionally intelligent?

This Couple Took A Photobooth Picture For Each Of The 14 Years They've Been Together

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When Giles Paley-Phillips and his now wife Michelle popped into a photobooth in October 2000 aged 18 and 23 they'd been dating for a month. They h...

Easy Rocky Road Florentines Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

These florentines are delicious and really very easy. The crunch and all important brushing of chocolate make them a big hit amongst the smaller people in our family. Add to this already heady combination some marshmallows and sultanas and this could well be treat heaven.

This Week I Ate... An Irish Cricket Tea

William Sitwell | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

For as anyone who plays cricket knows, it's the only sport whose action is cut by meals. If you start in the morning, you break for lunch. Then at around 4pm you stop for tea. There is no difference between professionals or amateurs. Rain may stop play, tea and lunch definitely do.

Can a Holiday Help You Live Longer?

Paul Joseph | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

To live longer, we need to start living better. So, if the mutterings of "I need a break" are doing the office rounds, plan a healthy holiday knowing that the reward is not only an escape but the chance to live life longer.

Travelling to Birmingham

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Many years passed before I realised you can "travel" in your own country, that we are actually surrounded by exotic locations, places we've never seen and dialects we don't understand... I'm visiting England's second biggest city precisely because it's not somewhere a visitor to the UK would normally visit.

Bored Of The Same Old Dips? Delicious Mexican Recipes You May Not Have Tried

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Nothing is more invigorating or tantalising for your tastebuds than a refreshing and delicious salsa dish or guacamole dip, which is why we're always ...

Black Ballerina Receives Countless Rejection Letters, But That Doesn't Stop Her Dancing Her Way To The Top

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

At some stage, most of us will experience rejection - but one ballerina is showing us all that when the powers that be say you're not good enough, yo...

The Worst Thing About a Summertime Date

Chris Rooney | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

"Hey, are you ok?" The sweat was pouring down my face and into my eyes. My oily summer visage had morphed into the face of a swamp creature. "Sure," I said, "I'm just really hot." Jenny furrowed her brow, so I added, "And I'm warm as well. Ha ha." But she did not laugh.

The Top 50 Things That Make Us Brits Happy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems us Brits are a sentimental bunch who really do think the best things in life are free. Popping bubble wrap, receiving a compliment and having...

Mental Health - Ending the Silence

Tim Farron | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

One of the things I am most proud of our party for in government, is the emphasis we are putting on mental health. I want to pay tribute to Paul Burstow and Norman Lamb for their work on this and I also want to thank Lib Dem party members like Lee Dargue who have put in hours and hours, campaigning on this issue. Mental health services are absolutely vital but tragically find themselves swept under the carpet all too often. This silence must end. It costs lives, divides our society and harms our young people. We must have the courage to open our eyes to the truth about mental health and act.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Contemplate Marriage

Suzi Godson | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Men are less emotionally invested in marriage. Research shows that partners who perceive themselves as less emotionally invested, also perceive themselves as having more power in the relationship.