UK Lifestyle

Heck Yes Online Dating Sucks But Here's What You Can Do About It

Saskia Nelson | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

I'm a huge advocate of online dating. I mean I met my boyfriend of six years on Guardian Soulmates and I've since forged a unique business helping people find love online. In fact, I truly believe everyone can find love online. But... let's not pretend here, online dating sucks.

How Well Do You Know Your Husband?

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

Last year I turned 40 and for my birthday we went on holiday to Aruba, in the Dutch Caribbean. I had been to the island years before on a press trip and had loved the weather (28 degrees all year round), the wide range of activities, and the interesting mix of Caribbean, Dutch and South American influences.

Seven Days of Learning: Northern India

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

It was a week of doing, becoming, seeing and persevering. A rare opportunity in adult life to revert back to the basic pleasure of giving something new a go, leaving behind the forever dreaded self-consciousness and instead taking hold of an inner childlike curiosity.

I've Spent Eight Months Talking About Periods - and Here's Why

Bridget Hamilton | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Hamilton

It only really dawned on me that I had become caught up in a Zeitgeist when a woman I had recently interviewed about her cycle - by connecting with her naively on Facebook - popped up in The Guardian. Our formerly taboo, at best innocuous, monthly cycles are front page news - and I've been watching the whole thing unfold.

Christmas in India

Richard Cashman | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Cashman

Kodaikanal is on the border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Throughout most of the region the heat, oppressive and fetid, compresses and explodes as thunderstorms roll in from the Bay of Bengal and Laccadive Sea.

Great Scenic Railways of the World - Part Two

Andrew White | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

There's something magical about a scenic railway journey... leaving driving behind allows you to focus on the landscapes and soak up the culture. If you're as big a fan of scenic railway journeys as I am, then you'll love these less famous I've discovered across the world...

A Day in the Life of an Expat in Moscow

Richard Cashman | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Cashman

I've woken up; I think because the snow plough's just rattled past my window clearing the small access road beneath. Or maybe it's because it's freezing in the room since I've fallen asleep with the window open again.

Unscreened and Not Heard

Paul Breckell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Breckell

As a charity, at Action on Hearing Loss we often talk about the 10 million people in the UK living with a hearing loss. While this is a shockingly large figure - amounting to one in six of us - what we perhaps don't stress enough is that four of those 10 million live with an unaddressed hearing loss.

Hitching With a Migrant

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

As I squeezed my vast rucksack into the narrow seats behind the driver I couldn't believe our luck: we were going to Manchester, which is only half an hour train ride from Liverpool. And we were in a flash car! My faith in human nature, and in hitchhiking, was instantly restored.

Vintage Photos Of London Fashion Show The 60s In All Its Glory

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Style

If you could flit back in time to any era, which would you choose? For us, it'd undoubtedly be the 1960s, the age of Peter Pan collars, mini skirt...

Keith Duffy Delighted At Daughter With Autism's 'Unbelievable' Achievement

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Keith Duffy is over the moon with his daughter with autism's "unbelievable" exam results. Duffy's daughter Mia, 15, who was diagnosed with autism a...

Models Carry Handbags 'Dripping With Blood' Ahead Of London Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Style

Models carrying handbags "dripping with blood" took to the streets of central London today to protest the use of exotic animal skins on the catwalk. ...

Watch The Amazing Evolution Of The Bra

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Style

Ever wondered what bras looked like 500 years ago? This amazing new video from Glamour is about to give you a lingerie history lesson. The vid chr...

Girl Draws Dad Giraffe, End Result Is Pretty Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Children are a source of constant entertainment, even when it's completely unintentional. This young girl did the sweet gesture of drawing a pictur...

Mum Shares Heartwarming Reason She Is 'Forever Thankful' To A Rapper

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

A mum has shared an emotional post on Facebook after her son was inspired to go without his prosthetic eye thanks to his favourite rapper Fetty Wap. ...

Thin Models Should Be Banned From Catwalk, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Style

As the industry gears up for this year's London Fashion Week, the size zero debate has once again been brought to the forefront - and one British MP i...

This Is What Women Really Think About Sex...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding women when it comes to sex. Some believe we have a lower libido, while others think we just don't or...

What Do You Value in Life?

Joanna Cates | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

His values in the long term turned out to be incredibly important - not just for him as an individual but for society as a whole. The transgression of this value on a global scale had possibly played a significant role in triggering one of the worst financial crises of the last century.

It's Hard to Speak My Heart

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I got my other wishes. Today I dressed myself. Fed myself. Left my flat and walked. I never take those things for granted. They will remain a privilege, rather then a right, for the rest of my life. Not because I believe they will go away. But because they are part of a long list of things I am overwhelmingly thankful for every day.

Man Has Toes Transplanted Onto Hand After Losing His Fingers

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Frank Barreda lost the fingers on his right hand after a work-based accident, he feared he'd never be able to do manual labour again. But doct...

If We Have Such a Healthy Diet Why Are More Than a Quarter of Us Dying of Heart Disease?

Nigel Denby | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

We have to accept that some people cannot and will not ever eat a healthy diet. So, we ought to plug our nutritional gaps, and protect ourselves from disease with good quality supplements. Better to be safe than sorry!

Tom Kerridge Talks Pubs

Victoria Ferran | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

In a leafy pub garden bordering the river Thames, Chef Tom Kerridge is dishing up BBQ delights on an impressive chrome-topped contraption. It's called the Hoppodrome and has been custom-built for the occasion, hewn from three hefty Greene King beer kegs.

Would You Sleep in a Slum?

Katy Gough | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

Going on one of these tours, sleeping in a favela guesthouse or having dinner in a tourist friendly favela restaurant does offer an alternative to mainstream Rio. So, would YOU spend a night sleeping in a slum?

Why I Gave Up All of My Plans, Permanently

Holly Seddon | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Seddon

If you spend your life focussing on an end goal or set of end goals, with tight timescales, you're setting yourself up to either fail (because who on earth can hope to hit every goal) or miss out on an awful lot by racing to the finish.

Dwayne ‘The Rock' Johnson May Be Hearing The Pitter Patter Of Tiny Feet Soon

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian are reportedly expecting a baby together in January 2016. A source confirmed the news t...