UK Lifestyle

The Bear Breast - A Paean to Breast Feeding

Lana Citron | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Together Bear and the Milk Lady persevered, practicing every few hours. At times the Milk Lady felt alien - not like an earth mother at all.

International Day of The Girl Child

Beth Saward | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Saward

Education is something that most of us in the UK take for granted. We go to nursery as toddlers, move through primary and secondary education before deciding whether college and university are for us. Most of us even grumble about it, complaining about homework, early mornings, the lack of free time. But if we didn't have this opportunity, our lives would be completely different.

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WATCH: How To Cure Fear Of Heights | Chris York | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

I don't have a fear of heights as such - just an aversion to throwing myself off high things. I'm fairly certain it stems from falling out of the t...

Back Care Awareness

Sue Kalicinska | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Kalicinska

Back pain can affect anyone at any age and most people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. It is the UK's leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence.

Low-Carb Diets 'Violate God's Principles'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Pat Robertson, the high profile if slightly unhinged evangelical preacher who attributed the 9/11 attacks to God’s wrath for feminism, abortion and,...

Inspirational Women In Male-Dominated Careers (No Hard Hat In Sight)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Gender stereotypes don't just lurk in the boardroom or the construction site - there are many other male-dominated jobs that we women can get involved...

Lessons Learned From An English Degree

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Anaphora, synaesthesia, pentameter... you learn some tantalisingly useless words during an English degree. I would recommend English to anyone; you get to quilt adjectives, mash up clauses, make sentences swagger and phrases pop like fireworks.

Why Do People Take Drugs?

Shihab S Joi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

See the problem with talking about drugs is that people who don't take it don't get it, and those that do sound like imbeciles when they try to explain it. Well, I'm fairly comfortable with sounding like an imbecile, so here goes...

Trust the Doctor, It's the Same Stuff

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Patients across the country are increasingly being switched from familiar brand name medications that they have taken for years, to carbon copy medications known as generics. These generics are intended to contain the same active ingredients as the original drug with the same chemical structures and mode of action.

I Wear a Bib With Pride

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I can either resent what I need or embrace them with a pride for understanding who I am. Why should I compromise what is useful to me because society is uncomfortable that the image the equipment I need offers, or that many professionals may be worried about the illusion of infantilism...

Here's 15 Ways To Succeed You'd Not Have Thought Of

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

Brits do like to succeed at work, as the popularity of big business egos like Alan Sugar and the Dragons shows. But in a world full of meaningless ...

Child Sexual Abuse - The Taboo of Paedophilia

Dragana Brown | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Dragana Brown

There was an article on an Australian website recently on "mild paedophilia" mainly about Richard Dawkins' justification for a bit of sexual groping not having a lasting impact on someone. Most comments under the article disagree with such an irresponsible statement, yet there are those who feel he "has a point".

"30 Things Before I'm 30"

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

What with my hangovers taking longer, the inability to lose weight when I want, and the first grey hair on my head I found... I need a silver lining to turning 30.

10 Tell Tale Signs You Are Ready to Leave the Rat Race

Maite Baron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Have you had enough of the nine-to-five (or should they call it the seven-to-seven?), the pointless rounds of meetings, and wondering if this is what life's really about? Then here are ten tell-tale signs that it's almost certainly time to make a break.

Porn On the Brain... Whether You Like It or Not

Onjali Rauf | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Onjali Rauf

A few weeks ago, I joined the London Feminist Network in the leafy haven of Bloomsbury for one single purpose: to form a line of women, clad in white ...

Big Yin Gets 'All-Clear'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Billy Connolly has been given the all-clear from prostate cancer. The actor and comedian, affectionately known as The Big Yin, was in Glasgow on Tuesd...

Does 'Bitchy Middle-Class Mum' Exist?

Kirsty Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Smith

You know those mums? The ones that look down their noses at you and your snot covered offspring. The ones with a tribe of picture perfect children all wearing immaculate Breton tops and snacking on hummus and crudités. You know them? Because I'm not sure I do.

Top 10 Worst Fat Traps | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Losing weight isn't easy, especially when you're surrounded by diet saboteurs. Check out the 10 most common fat traps and how you can avoid them...


Debs Wild | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Debs Wild

I can't say I'd had an overwhelming urge to start Judo after watching Gemma Gibbons win her Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympics but the potential of being grappled by a strapping hunk blinded my judgement on this decision...

Has the Seven-Year Itch Become the 11-Year Itch?

James R Brown | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James R Brown

According to the ONS, the average divorce now happens after 11.6 years, and this has been steadily growing - in 1985, the average divorce happened after just 8.9 years... So what are the factors behind this surprising trend?

Forever Failing at London Life (and Netball)

Danielle Warren | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Danielle Warren

As an energetic pre-teen, I was convinced that I had the skills of a world-class goal shooter, menacing my opponents with my sharp eye and killer aim. I ruled the Doncaster courts, not even a palm in the face could come between the net and me.

Who Are Urban Outfitters?

Harriet Williamson | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

I've always hate a love/hate relationship with Urban Outfitters, caught between my adoration for their clothes and my disapproval for the controversies they seem so adept at racking up. They might be known for their hipster beanies and shoes with crazy platforms, but who are Urban Outfitters? Who are they really selling to? And what makes them popular?

Creating That SpottieOttieDopalicious Moment for People

Rebecca Okot | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Okot

For me the love of food and music are deeply intertwined. A good meal can taste even better when enjoyed with the right song. A great track can make me want to eat a good meal. I even have songs in my head for each of my favourite foods.

Why You Deserve Everything You Get

Jamie Flexman | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

Next time you feel the need to publically pour out your emotions, whether it's to a friend or God forbid, the internet. Stop and have a think about whether you could have done anything different and ask yourself if you are partly to blame for the situation.

Tattoo Shaming, Sexuality and Cheryl Cole

Harriet Williamson | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harriet Williamson

The headline, irrespective of poor grammar, clearly suggests that Cole's tattoo might impinge on her sexual desirability, which I believe is part of a wider culture of associating tattooing on women with their sexuality.