UK Lifestyle

Is It Right to Estrange Yourself From a Family Member?

Becca Bland | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becca Bland

The hard reality is that for the many people who do the walking away, breaking out and living alone is often safer than the culture of abuse that came before it. Exposure to an antagonistic or rejecting 'close' relationship has a negative impact on physical and mental wellbeing, which is a fact that has been well researched and documented.

Let's Work Together on International Day of Happiness

Nic Marks | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

There is a huge body of research that says that not only do good relationships contribute significantly towards people's happiness at work, but also helps people become more resilient in the face of every day stresses and frustrations.

Total Strangers Have Raised $20,000 For Matt Diaz's Skin Removal Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Matt Diaz, who captured the hearts of people across the globe with his weight loss story, has already received enough money to get the skin removal su...

The Cutest Thing You'll See Today: Farmer Tweets Birth Of Sheepdog Puppies

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Brace yourself for a cuteness overload... a farmer has live tweeted the birth of ten sheepdog puppies and the photos are too adorable for words. W...

I May Be an IVF Baby, but There Is Nothing Synthetic About Me

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

There is nothing synthetic about the hideous pain that my mum went through giving birth to us (sorry, mum), there is nothing synthetic about hugs at bedtime, family holidays and first days of school. But most prominently, there is absolutely nothing synthetic about the fact that my parents loved my brother and I so much that they did absolutely everything within their power to have us.

The 'Kate Effect' Is As Strong As Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

The Duchess Of Cambridge has grown more confident in her maternity style during her second pregnancy and is sticking to styles she feels most comforta...

The Power of Shame

Bethany Black | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Bethany Black

The reality is being called an idiot, a bigot, a racist, a homophobe, a transphobe, an ableist, a misogynist, a misandrist or anything else isn't restricting your freedom of speech it's a group trying to use shame to make you conform to their world view. The question is, do you care?

FGM, Let's Not Get Distracted

Aimee Gander | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Aimee Gander

To be told that performing consensual piercings on female genitals is going to be considered FGM is ridiculous and I think distracts from the real issue.

Why We Set Out to Create a Platform to Celebrate Femininity and Creativity

Nellie Eden | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nellie Eden

Sure that other girls around us were tired of being underestimated too we set out to create a platform to celebrate femininity and creativity- because quite frankly, we were drowning in it. Why shouldn't there be a sweet little spot for girls doing their thing that was cooler than LinkedIn and more career-focused than Instagram?

#GiveBenAJob: I Had No Idea the Country, Never Mind the World, Would Engage With My Appeal

Fiona Hodge | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hodge

Call me cynical, but I've come to the conclusion that large chains provide work experience to people with learning disabilities solely to give the public impression that they're inclusive and supportive, but have no intention of ever employing and paying them.

Pictures Can Be Just as Damaging as Words When It Comes to Mental Health Problems in the Media

Sue Baker | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Baker

We know pictures can be just as damaging as words when it comes to mental health problems in the media. Far too often, we have seen the notorious 'headclutcher' - the solitary person, with head in hands, in the stock shots that are used over and over again.

Why 2015's World Down's Syndrome Day Is So Important

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the fact that around 775 babies are born with Down's Syndrome in the UK each year, many people still struggle to understand the condition. ...

Hairy Swimsuit Means You Can Do Away With Your Bikini Wax

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Ever have that nightmare in which you're naked in public and you have the dawning realisation that you are in need of some serious personal grooming? ...

Addicted To Success

Malminder Gill | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Looking at different addictions, not every habit is dangerous. You can become addicted to learning, or addicted to working out, or even addicted to working. Anything in an overabundance can be unhealthy and unbalanced.

A Lovely Date Followed by Silence

Chris Rooney | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

These days, however, people don't want to give up their Wednesdays or Thursdays either - these being the preferred evenings for socialising or working late. The first date has therefore been loaded into the front end of the week - along with the rest of life's administration.

You Are Not Your Thoughts!

Victoria Ward | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

You are not the thinker of your thoughts (that would be the lizard brain), you're the one who hears them. You're the one that's left when all the shitty thoughts about yourself that have been learned (incorrectly) along the way because of the life experiences your brain has been exposed to are stripped away.

Dreaming, Uncertainty and Dreaming Your Way Through Uncertainty. (What Do You Dream About?)

Roberta Verdant | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Winter is for the dreaming, as far as I am concerned. As the darkness sets in I begin to long for storytelling, for deep talk by candlelight, for open fire to stoke my spirit, for dreaming deeply.

Man With Down's Syndrome Overwhelmed With Job-Seeking Help After Twitter Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A trained chef who was struggling to find paid work has finally received two job offers since his stepmother Fiona Hodge started a Twitter campaign. ...

The Weak and the Strong

Jo Haigh | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

Being strong sadly means I cannot tolerate weakness in others. This is a poor trait and inconsiderate at best but it's no good pretending otherwise. If I can be strong I just can't understand why you can't be the same.

Packing for Labour: What's in My Hospital Bag

Faye Jacobs | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I am not pinning my hopes on this baby arriving on time! I am however, slowly but surely getting the house together and sorting things out in preparation for the little ones arrival. So starting with the hospital bag, I wanted to share with you what I would be packing.

How To Poo In Peace At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We may have all read 'Everyone Poops' as children, but it seems as adults we are still coy about going to the loo - especially on a date or at work. ...

R.I.P. Our Beloved Irish Wolfhound

Anna Roth | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Today I wanna write about Zozo, our Irish wolfhound. She died last year at the age of 11, and since days constantly she comes to my mind. Now she is laying under the earth on a hill, side by side with Mikroula, her best dog friend.

Wedding Dress Codes Explained

Marina Licht | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

I have worked in the bridal industry for fifteen years, so as you can imagine, I have seen a lot of beautiful weddings. I can't tell you the amount of times I have looked at photographs of a stunningly dressed bride and groom, and then looked at the guests standing next to them, and thought, 'what are they wearing?'

'I Can't Go To Your Birthday Party Because You're Black'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

A father has revealed the shocking RSVP his daughter received to her birthday invite, where a young classmate explained she might not be allowed to at...

Why My Husband is More Like a Dishwasher Than an iPhone

Kathryn Minchew | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Minchew

It is important to learn from ones mistakes. My Blackberry was like my first husband. It was the wrong decision from day one. I should have gone with an iPhone (and the redheaded hockey player who wore his dark side much closer to the surface).