UK Lifestyle

Whose Story Is It Anyhow?

Sonja Lewis | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

There is almost always a story to be told, whether it is a private heart-to-heart with a good friend or a public release on Facebook or the like. Make no mistake about it: the latter is not my cup of tea, or coffee for that matter, but I'm probably in the minority nowadays.

The Fear of Missing Out

Dipo Faloyin | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dipo Faloyin

On the surface of things, it appears too easy to experience all the experiences, to feel all the feels, to dance all the dances, drink all the drinks, to gig all the gigs - to generally consume until your heart's content. But what happens when you think your heart is fully content?

Do You Need a Sabbatical From Your Relationship?

Susan Leigh | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The reasoning behind taking a sabbatical is that it provides a breathing space to reflect on your life, what your relationship means to you, ponder the good and the bad, really consider what it is you want. But are there other ways of reaching that same level of insight and awareness?

10 Disgusting Things That Could Be Living In Your Bed Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From the potentially fatal "vampire" bed bug to antibiotic resistant superbacteria MRSA, there are many horrifying organisms that could be lurking in ...

Wine Becomes the Nation's Favourite Tipple - So Why Is It as Mystifying to the Majority of Us as Ever Before?

Tony Cooper | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Cooper

After years of being looked down upon as a nation of lager lovers by our more refined European neighbours, our tastes seem to be maturing. Some 60 per cent of adults in the UK are now choosing wine over other alcoholic drinks, according to a recent poll.

When the Tide Goes Out the Forager's Table is Laid.

Fi Bird | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Some foragers sprinkle salt over the tell tale keyhole marks that razor clams leave in sand but seasoned foragers will leave noisy kids and dogs at home and quietly grab their razor clam. As with so many things, patience and practice help to perfect the skill.

The Most Stylish Chancellor of the Past 50 Years

Oliver Tezcan | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style
Oliver Tezcan

It was a good look and quite easily put him in the running for best dressed Chancellor in the past 50 years. Admittedly the competition from Ken Clarke, John Major, and Alistair Darling isn't exactly that strong, and the only thing Gordon Brown wore well was a scowl.

The Ten Reasons Why I Deactivated Facebook (and Five Reasons Why I Went Back)

Fleur Missaghian | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Fleur Missaghian

Every time I saw a baby photo or cute kids photo/video it hurt my heart. I found myself involuntarily comparing my life to the person's life - especially the mother - and for a moment I just felt bad about the path my life has taken.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Gives Struggling Gym-Goer Pep Talk

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a young man took to Reddit to tell others about his bad day at the gym, he didn't expect body builder turned Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegg...

A Bowl Of Quinoa A Day Keeps The Doctor Away - And Death Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a bowl of quinoa or other wholegrain every day could reduce the risk of premature death from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease and dia...

How One Man Became The Best Uncle In The World By Putting On A Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jesse Nagy is currently the internet's favourite uncle, after donning a princess outfit to accompany his niece to the cinema. Little Izzy wanted to...

No One RSVP'd To Boy's Birthday Party, So Twitter Threw Him One Instead

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Odin Camus turned 13 on Friday, his mum, Melissa, planned to throw him a bowling party in Peterborough, Ontario. But after sending invitations...

Meet 'Rubber Boy', The Super Flexible Teen Contortionist

Barcroft | Aamir Bashir and Tom Midlane | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jaspreet Singh Kalra has earned the nickname 'Rubber Boy', and with very good reason. The 15-year-old, from India, has left friends and family asto...

6 Breathtaking Cruise Routes To Try In 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here are six reasons to try out a cruise holiday this year on board P&O's new cruise liner, the Britannia... 1. Visit Russia without a visa ...

We All Need Friends

Richard Kramer | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Richard Kramer

Our friendships are among the most valuable relationships we have. This is the same for people young and old. We are all social beings and require one another. However, many people with disabilities are facing major challenges in making and sustaining friendships.

I Hope Octavia Hill Would Be Proud of Her National Trust

Dame Helen Ghosh | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Dame Helen Ghosh

Fast forward to 2015, and what do we think is the biggest challenge the nation faces, in which the National Trust we can play a part? It's not saving great houses any more, though we need to make sure that people carry on enjoying them and feel that the past they represent is still relevant to their lives today. No, the threat is to the health and beauty of our countryside.

Embrace the Shame

Wendy Wason | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Wendy Wason

I do try to rationalise this shame. I wonder if it has been sent to me to help me understand what my mother went through and why she made her choices. She would have had to go through this 30 years ago and as a strict Catholic had other pressures on her too.

Please, No More Broken Promises: No More Broken Families

Leo Andrade | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Leo Andrade

Even now, when I go to see my son, he falls asleep in my lap. His finer motor skills are totally lost, he trembles so much he can't even hold his fork and he drags his feet along because his body is so weak. To see my son so yellow and so sad is not the Stephen we know.

Eight Reasons to Take a Babymoon (Even If You Think You Don't Need One)

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah O'Meara

With one week to go before the due date of our first child, my husband and I have been walking round in a haze of fear and exhilaration. We regularly turn and gaze at each other with slightly frightened, portentous expressions, before one of us breaks the spell by saying: "Thank God we went to Thailand."

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Version 2.0

Casey Douglass | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Casey Douglass

Technology has changed the world around us, so is it any wonder that our mental issues have reached the next version number too? If you have OCD and happen to be a geek, it will almost certainly poke its nose into your favourite hobbies and interests.

How To Teach Children Manners Without Turning Into A Bossy Schoolmarm

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork/Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

Teaching children manners and etiquette is a tricky business. Thankfully, we've moved on from the days when people thought children should be seen ...

You've Got This...

Amy Anka | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

All you have to do, is send your thoughts, and feelings out into the universe, and watch and see what happens. And not let fear of the unknown hold you in a place where you are afraid of every new thing that crosses your path.

Eclipse: A Magical Moment Obscured by Bureaucracy.

Jackie Kemp | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Kemp

How sad. An eclipse is a special thing; it's a moment to celebrate the great celestial coincidence that the sun is exactly 400 times the size of the moon and it's 400 times further away, creating the necessary conditions for the great blazing light to be eclipsed by a candle.

To the People Who Try to Keep You Small.

Amber Bell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

It takes a lot to lay your heart out on a platter, hopelessly preparing yourself for the vultures to attack. To put yourself in the firing line and risk losing your passion forever. To wait for that lethal knock to your confidence, the bruising of your ego.

The Reality of Paradise

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

The problem with holiday brochure paradise is that holiday brochures are written by advertising professionals and designed by Photoshop. There are white sand beaches with palms and 'crystal clear water' - of course, but that's not all you need.