UK Lifestyle

Brits Find Facebook And Twitter Harder To Quit Than Caffeine And Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK, we're big believers that every now and then, a digital detox really helps us to de-stress and get more sleep. But it turns out...

Why Do People Get Depression?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since Robin Williams' death, many people have highlighted the need for more open discussion and understanding around the subject of depression. Acc...

Daniel Radcliffe Suffers From Cluster Headaches - But What Are They?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Taking blood pressure tablets is something we usually associate with older people, but Daniel Radcliffe has openly spoken about taking the medication ...

Dancing Because You're Happy Isn't Just For Young Folk, You Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

August is HuffPost UK Lifestyle's Month of Happiness and boy, do the people in this video make us smile. An impressive 60 residents and staff from ...

Some Antibiotics Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Antibiotics are usually prescribed to make us feel better, but one antibiotic could actually be damaging to our health. New research suggests a com...

The Ups and Downs of Being a Fashion Intern

Victoria Drysdale | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Drysdale

The days were long, tedious and rather tiring and I quickly learnt that everything I had heard about being a fashion intern was frighteningly true. The lows are lower than low, but the highs are pretty darn great... "If I can do this and still love this industry, than this is the industry for me."

9 Excuses To Eat More Chocolate

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget apples, it seems like a square of chocolate a day that could keep the doctor away. According to the above video, dark chocolate could have ...

This Woman Spends All Her Spare Time Dressing Like A Disney Princess

SWNS/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us grow out of dressing up like Disney characters by the time our age reaches double figures - but not this lady. This self-confessed Disne...

US Vogue Features First Non-White, Non-Celeb Model On September Cover In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bethann Hardison's diversity campaign has highlighted the lack of racial diversity in the fashion industry and it looks like US Vogue may have finally...

Why Retreats Are the Ideal Way to De-Stress Your Life

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Retreats have been happening for a long time, the sense of freedom away from your everyday life can provide relaxation and can be the ideal solution for releasing pent up stress and anxiety. This time is a great opportunity and ideal time to implement a change in lifestyle

This Is Why You Should Get To Know Your Neighbours

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Neighbours aren't just handy for watering your plants while you're on holiday, they could also improve your health. New research suggests people w...

Your Four-Year-Old's Drawings Show How Clever They'll Be

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In a far away drawer in most parents' houses lies a tea towel with a child's self-portrait on. There's no denying these primary school keepsakes a...

How I Gained 180,000 YouTube Subscribers

Rebecca Brown | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Brown

I started to realise that things had taken off in 2009, when I had 100,000 views in one month for one of my videos. I remember putting that number into perspective, thinking that a stadium's worth of people had seen my video.

Suicide Is a Global Healthcare Crisis

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cynthia Joyce

The collective grief around the death of Robin Williams has been remarkable, but not at all surprising... what I cannot understand is why there isn't a similar collective public call to urgently address suicide. This is a healthcare crisis - indeed, it has been one for some time.

Living With Mild Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Conor Penn | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

I can't remember a time in which I wasn't obsessed with my appearance. There is a harsh, vindictive little critic who sits on my shoulder and breathes his bile into my ear incessantly... He tells me I'm grossly overweight, unattractive, and undesirable. He turns my head towards every reflective surface and excoriates every lump, bump, crease and curve, imagined or otherwise... I no longer feel I have any concept of what I actually look like.

VI Talk: Building a Social World on Audioboo

Emily Davison | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

In this modern day, society has been cultivated towards the productivity of the Internet and its many social media platforms. From Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with millions of people across the world accessing them on a daily basis it is no wonder that many are turning to the Internet to make new discoveries.

Know Your Burrito From Your Gordito?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the mood for a delicious Mexican meal today? Why not try out a yummy flour tortilla dish: from taco to enchilada, there are plenty of tasty, health...

This Week I Ate... Memories of Greece

William Sitwell | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

A brilliant young cook called Lucy, the daughter of the cookery writer Jane Lovett, turns out amazing dinners of grilled prawns, tuna nicoise (the finest I've had; from locally caught fish, seasoned hard and given the merest charring from the grill), lamb tagine, soft slices of pork in a tuna sauce and chicken with peppers and lime.

It's OK to be Gay, and Have Faith

Jonny Freeman | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

I am gay and I am Christian, and to most people, that's okay... But the problem I've faced is telling Christians. In theory this should be fine: you go on classic theology and teaching to "love your neighbour as yourself", feed the hungry, care for those in need. The list goes on. In reality there have been times where the teachings I've heard have felt like a condemnation.

Azerbaijan Impresses on the World Stage

Raconteur Media | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Raconteur Media

The country's role in the international arena is now extending far beyond sporting and musical events. Most prominently, Azerbaijan currently chairs the Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation. In the words of President Aliyev, Azerbaijan is a young democracy but one that is on the way to "creating a better world for everyone to live in dignity and peace".

Glass Ceilings For Women and Glass Floors For Men

Nick Clements | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

I think the majority of us want to see positive action against the 'glass ceiling' for women in the corporate world. It's about time sensible people ran our big corporations. However, we have an equally divisive 'glass floor' for men, which is not recognised, and yet it is causing just as much damage.

The Tomboy Woman Is the New Sexy

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

The Tomboy style is often misunderstood and negatively viewed. This style is often perceived as a symbol of feminism, violence or characterised women with different sexual orientation. However, I discovered a brand, Wildfang, who made the tomboy attitude looks so sexy and cool.

Apple, Ginger and Maple Syrup Layer Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I wish, wish, wish I'd appreciated my body between the years 1996 to 2013. It really wasn't that bad. Yes, I often sported a few extra pounds, and no, I wasn't a size 10. But really, compared to now, I was in great shape... Here's a cake that almost includes one of your five a day.

Why You Should Drink More Coffee (As If You Needed An Excuse)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When your alarm goes off and the thought of facing the day makes you want to crawl back under the covers, there are few things that get you and up run...

How To Reduce The Chances Of IBS Flaring Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's National Gut Awareness Week and it seems many of us could do with a lesson or two in how to look after our insides. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (...