UK Lifestyle

How to Choose the Right Hedge for an Urban Garden

Gareth James | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth James

Hedges are an attractive addition to an urban garden, providing privacy, shelter and an environmentally-friendly home for local wildlife. But what happens when a hedge outgrows its welcome?

Toddler REALLY Doesn't Want A New Baby Sister

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Comedy

WARNING: Contains the blood-curdling screams of an unhappy toddler....

Awkward? Let's End It Now!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I found the statistics really shocking, but mostly as they seem to be totally opposite to my own experience. I was born disabled, and became a wheelchair user at the age of fifteen, yet I can honestly say I have never had any trouble making friends, being invited to social situations or finding love.

My Top Five Baby Changing Bags for 2015

Faye Jacobs | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

So being a 'Bag Girl' myself, choosing my first ever nappy bag was up there with the most exciting purchases made during my baby shopping frenzy back ...

Tackling the Tufts of Plug Surgery

Dr Bessam Farjo | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Bessam Farjo

Plug grafts are an archaic form of hair transplantation that was popular in the 1980s. They left many patients with results which were not aesthetically pleasing and many people have turned to today's refined techniques in order to rectify the appearance of their scalps.

You, And You Alone, Must Be the One to Develop Your Sense of Personal Meaning in Life.

Joanna Cates | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

Fulfilling one's meaning in life is so incredibly personal and no two people would do so in exactly the same way. That's because there is no definitive answer. There is unfortunately no list of ingredients to buy or recipe to follow in making a meaningful life.

An Open Letter From Stress

Paula McGuire | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paula McGuire

Nowadays, you treat me like the enemy. I'm a disease to be feared, which, by the way, only makes me worse. Sitting at your desk, with your new-fangled worries, pressing all my buttons with nary an outlet in sight. Seriously, they don't call me a fight or flight response for nothing.

Marathon Training: What Trainers to Buy?

Vikki Stone | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

I have a lot of friends doing it this year, and they're all diligently posting on social media how far they've run, what gels and shakes they're using and showing off sparkly new trainers. There's been a number of things I've had on my 'to do list', and getting better trainers has been one of them.

Time to Talk and the Mind Fundraiser

Lucy Roberts | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Roberts

This day each year encourages people to take just five minutes out of their day to hold a conversation about mental health with friends, family, colleagues, or anyone else you can think of. Participants can log their five minutes on the Time To Change website in the hope of gaining an idea how how much time was spent on this day talking about mental health.

The Four Reasons Caring Professions Should Stay Away From Business (And the One Reason They Shouldn't)

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

When talking with other birth professionals about how they can grow their business', I frequently notice the passion poured into their work, far outweighs the profits taken out. Alongside how common the same self-limiting beliefs prevent amazing women (I tend to work with women) from stepping up to be viewed as the valuable specialists they are.

Breaking the Sugar Chain... Forever

Lisa Regan | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Ah but time and education is a great thing, when we all began to think and saw past the multimillion dollar advertising and marketing campaigns that helped us to choose low fat and literally cut the fat, it was not good to finally learn what we were putting into our bodies.

Why a Man Should Plan Valentines Day

Caroline Brealey | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

There are many awkward moments in the early days of dating. From the heart stopping moment you don't recognise them as they look way older than their dating picture (and not a thing like Bradley Cooper goddammit) to the moment the waiter slides the silver platter with the bill between you both.

Five Reasons to Take Cooking Classes as an Adult

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Cooking classes were fun to take as a kid because they made you seem more grown-up. Also, it was a really good excuse to make a mess in the kitchen an...

Oat-so Healthy: The Power of Oats

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that oats are good for us - they have long been linked to healthy eating, and are one of those staple foods that we rely on when we need something that is going to fill us up, and keep us fuller for longer.

Why Learning to Love Yourself Will Help You Find True Love

Kiran Ram | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

After the excitement and exhaustion post Christmas and New Year, February is a month of great miracle cure. Could taking care of yourself help you find true love? Could creating a nourishing, balanced lifestyle lead you to your Mr or Ms Right? Could focusing on yourself, how you feel inside and out play a part? Hell, Yes!

How To Tell If You Have A Thyroid Disorder

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're feeling irritable, exhausted too hot or too cold your thyroid could be to blame. The thyroid gland is located in the neck - it produces h...

The Mathematics of Marriage

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

For the next 10 minutes I would squeal, pause and catch my breath, catch sight of the ring, and then squeal some more. Repeat x 5. What was odder still, was that I felt some sort of sisterly connection with this girl, even though I don't think I even know her boyfriend/fiancée's name?!

A Taste of Portugal in....Lancashire?

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

The biggest surprise of the evening for me was the discovery of the Abade de Priscos Pudding. This traditional Portuguese dessert had received a contemporary facelift, with the addition of Serrada Estrela cheese, eggplant and pumpkin by Vitor Matos of Casa da Calcada.

'Fifty Shades' Could Be Responsible For A Rise In Embarrassing Injuries

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More people are becoming injured by sexual devices because of the popularity of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey', it appears. According to data from the Cons...

Teen Gymnast Whose Spine Bent 'Like A Banana' Makes Recovery

Caters | Daisy Williams | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Up-and-coming acrobat Lauren Hill faced an end to her sporting dreams after spine began to bend "like a banana" when she grew six inches in just two m...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Hannah Rogers | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Rogers

What I'm talking about, is my vulnerability to Seasonal Affective Disorder: a shortcoming rooted in a magpie like attraction to trends ill-fitting of the current season, leading to regular sartorial dissatisfaction throughout the year. Yes, you heard correctly. The cycle begins over fashion month.

The Fashion Girl's Guide to Running

Lorna Weightman | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Weightman

As a fashion professional, looking good while engaging in such an activity became a priority, as well as ensuring my footwear protects a dodgy ankle I fractured in school playing World Cup standard hockey.

The 75 Year Old Green Goddess Says "Age Has Nothing to Do With How We Dress in 2015! "

Diana Moran | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

So when will retailers realise that whatever our age we women want to dress with style? When will they get the message that more and older women want artful clothes that which will fit their lifestyle and budget, and advice on the secret of how to pull together a look that's flattering?

Health Benefits Of Alcohol May Be Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Almost every month a study will suggest alcohol is good for our health, and each and every time we head to the pub feeling a little less guilty. Bu...

A Size 22 Model Won't Shake Up Modelling as Much as the Press Wants You to Believe

Neely Reyes | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

Now don't get me wrong - I am 100% behind the message that Tess sends out. She is a massive presence online in making people reevaluate beauty standards and she's a gorgeous girl. There are however two things that bug me about this whole story.