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Dealing With My Friend Anxiety

Lorna Weightman | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Weightman

Anxiety latched onto me in 2009 when I was going through a time that I want to forget. She started as a tight feeling; those butterflies that are not from excitement but from fear. I didn't want to leave home; I only felt secure and safe when I was in my own nest.

Daughter Asks Dad To Buy Sanitary Towels, He Can't Handle It

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Tia Savva learned a very important life lesson: never send a man to buy you sanitary products. Savva asked her dad to buy her a packet of sa...

Harry Potter Fan Creates Marauder's Map To Propose To Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In what is probably the most nerdiest yet adorable proposal known to man, one Reddit user has told of how he proposed to his girlfriend with a hand dr...

Three-Day Week Could Be Best For Workers Over 40

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're over 40 and looking to cut down the number of days you work, science might have found a very credible reason for going part-time. A new stu...

Everything You Need To Know About PCOS

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Despite brave women like Harnaam Kaur sharing their experiences of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the condition is still misunderstood by many peop...

Former Soldier On How He's Finally Found Joy After Face Transplant

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A former soldier who was left severely disfigured in a car crash has revealed how a face transplant has changed his life. In 2001, Mitch Hunter was in...

A Different Kind of Love Story...

Ashleigh Mitchell | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Mitchell

At the start of 2016 I made a promise to myself to cut out the negative self-talk and just be unapologetically me. I have literally wasted YEARS of my life trying to fit in or to be someone else and now that I'm discovering who I am, I rather like myself.

Bipolar Management (Tricky Business)

Oli Jones | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Oli Jones

Bipolar really is manageable - six weeks of sleep deprivation (Almost slipped but back on track). Almost a year ago to the day, my recovery from Bipo...

Why Are Flowers and Fruit Banned From Some Hospital Wards? And What Get Well Gifts Are Welcome?

Anikka Burton | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anikka Burton

Flowers and baskets of fruit can also take up precious space around the patient. When undergoing treatment there is a lot of equipment around the bed, and if people are in for a while they have all their own bits & pieces too - everything in an already limited space. And having to ask visitors to take large items home each time they visit can also be a pain.

Shake it Off, Ladies: 12 Ways for Women to Build Resilient Careers

Neela Bettridge | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Neela Bettridge

These are great leadership qualities for anyone, but they are particularly useful for women. We're often told that women lack self-esteem and pursue perfectionism to their own detriment. Resilience can neutralize that self-doubt.

Why Being a Perfectionist Is Bad for Your Health

Melissa Noakes | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Noakes

The pressure to be perfect and 'always on' is overwhelming. Whether the aim is to be the perfect boss, employee, partner, sibling or have the perfect life, home, children, body - there is a never ending stream of "perfectionism" with which our generation is struggling to keep up with.

How To Store Your Fruit And Veg To Make It Last Longer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you find you're constantly throwing out food that's gone off, it may mean you're storing it incorrectly. Certain fruit and veg produce gases during...

How to Receive More Love

Jody Shield | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Shield

When you understand your love language and your partners, you finally realise you've been expressing your love to each other in different ways. They might tell you they love you by spending hours making the perfect gift for you. You might tell them you love them by holding their hand and giving them a big squeeze.

Would It Be Such a Tragedy If White People Stopped Growing Dreadlocks?

Dale Lately | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Lately

I should come out and say first of all I've never had dreads, nor wanted them. I'm white and I've always loved reggae, but never wanted to symbolise that love with my head. And perhaps I don't have any right to speak on this subject given my race. But then I think this question goes far beyond me.

If I May Say So...

Jennifer Evans | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Evans

As a lesbian living in today's society freedom of speech is a tool I hold dear to my heart. In the UK the LGBTQ community, by law, has the luxury of freedom of speech; some of us are able to embrace it and use it for all its worth. Some of us are not so able to.

10 Things Slowing Down Your Fitness Progress

David Kingsbury | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The road to fitness can be a long and arduous one. It's rarely without pitfalls, problems and self-doubt, even for the most focussed mind. With any training regime that can soon become all encompassing, there are things that will slow down your progress, especially if you're not aware of them. Here are the top 10 things that may be slowing down your progress.

The 26.2 Things Going Through the Mind of a First-Time Marathon Runner Right Now

Jackie Scully | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Why did I sign up? Your life is unrecognisable. Your house resembles a gym changing room. And, that sacrifice STILL doesn't guarantee you'll make it. Anything could happen, and you're convinced 'anything' will happen to you.

My Husband, Not My Helper

Victoria Leith | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Leith

I have lay-ins on weekends. I make sure I am the one who tends to our babes at night, every night, since their births. I let my husband sleep. I make dinner, he makes dinner, sometimes one of us does more, the other does something different. We are always doing something of value to add to our family.

Man Looking For Threesome Sends Text To Wrong Number, Recipient Responds Perfectly

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When personal trainer Bill Walsh received a text from a unknown number recently he responded in the best possible way. Walsh, from Ireland, had been i...

The Terrifying And Common Reality Of Alcohol Addiction

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Louis Theroux is sat in a hospital ward with a young man wearing a camel-coloured jacket. His hair is dishevelled, his speech is slurred and he looks ...

'Promising' Skin Cancer Treatment Can Eliminate Deadliest Form Of Disease

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A combination of two immunotherapy drugs can wipe out the most deadly form of skin cancer, even when it has reached an advanced stage, new research su...

Injury-Free Running: The Golden Secret You Need to Know

Bill Coles | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

For myself, I'd been running for well over a decade before I first came across the Golden Secret five years ago. I was training for the Marathon des Sables, in the Sahara, and one of the absolute keys to finishing this extraordinary race is to stay injury-free.

The New PRP Vaccination: A Solution to Male Infertility?

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

As someone who has witnessed many changes in the field of fertility over the past 40 years, I was fascinated to see that researchers are increasingly focusing their attention on male fertility factors.

Organ Donation: How a Small Act of Kindness Can Leave An Eternal Legacy

Adam Manuel | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Manuel

Dom knows nothing about his organ donor, apart from that he was a man, aged 29, who was declared legally brain-dead. While this stranger's premature death is a terrible event, hopefully his family feel comfort knowing that he could have saved the lives of up to eight people.

Bride Shaves Her Head At Wedding For Heartbreaking Reason

Mercury Press | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A brave bride paid her terminally ill husband a touching tribute by shaving off her hair on her wedding night. Joan Lyons, 44, from Huyton, Liverpool,...