UK Lifestyle

Men - Please Don't Tell Me About Your Sexism

Bex Felton | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Bex Felton

Why do they bother keeping score in a game where the odds are stacked so extraordinarily in their favour? Why do they play this game of graceless one-upmanship?

Sexually Promiscuous Cupcakes

Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Barrell

These things are incredible. Even better than they look. All other cupcakes may as well give up and go home right now.

Banana and Almond Lattice

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's National Pie Week and what better way to celebrate than to take tropical inspiration from this delicious Banana Lattice. With vanilla, almonds and unrefined sugar, this sweet tropical twist on a classic pie really will be something you'll probably cook over and over.

Being 'Normal': We Can't Avoid a Hetero-Normative Society, But We Can Help Make It Less So

David Mooney | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mooney

I shouldn't have to order my Valentine's Day card online to be able to customise it, so that it's not one of the thousands that says 'boyfriend' that features a girl giving a boy a bunch of flowers.

Mary Seacole - International Woman

Elizabeth Anionwu | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Elizabeth Anionwu

What on earth motivated this Victorian woman to trek thousands of miles from Jamaica, her country of birth, to the wretched battlefields of the Crimea? Mary's feistiness and self-confidence leap from the pages of her book. As does the disdain displayed to anybody who dared to consider her inferior due her skin colour.

Why Mental Health Education in Schools NEEDS to Be a Priority

Tayana Simons | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Since stigma is still an issue even in today's society, we should be teaching ALL children to understand a range of emotions including mental illness from a young age. Being aware that feeling sad or low or anxious is nothing to feel ashamed of could help young people to open up, and prevent them developing into something more serious in later years.

Transgender Models Create Calendar To Fight Prejudice

Barcroft | Aamir Bashir | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender people in India regularly come up against intense prejudice, including both verbal and physical threats. But in the face of that hostil...

Women Are Definitely From Venus

Elaine Benton | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Women are used to bearing it all, talking candidly and honestly on every topic you could possibly think of. In a safe environment, we are willing and able to share our deepest thoughts and bear our soul without fear of judgement or incrimination.

Dangers of Solo Female Travel - A Response

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

If I've learned one thing while travelling solo, it's that the majority of people are good, honest and helpful. I've actually felt less safe in areas of my home city of London than places people would often be nervous about visiting like Honduras or Brazil.

Why Stay at Home Mums Love the Bad Days Best

Charlene Allcott | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Allcott

On the bad days we feel like we're where we're supposed to be; secure in the knowledge that we're the only one that can deal with the calamity caused by a broken biscuit. Those evil hours give us the chance to do mothering the verb and not just be passive, nouny old Mum.

Reasons to Celebrate International Women's Day in the UK

Joana Alfaiate | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joana Alfaiate

The celebration of women should be done every day, but in the upcoming International Women's Day I will celebrate the fact that I am a woman living in the UK.

Having it all as a Woman

Jayne Morris | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Yet, more than 100 years on and women are still not paid equally to men, not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally have a long way to go in terms of improving women's education, health and the presence of domestic violence. Can we really have it all?

Why Is My Hair Falling Out Post Baby?

Anna Tyzack | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tyzack

My short, wispy fringe is not some kind of fashion statement. I try to keep it hidden but when my hair is newly washed thick tufts of it stand up on end. It looks ridiculous but at least it shows my hair is recovering from what is fetchingly known as postpartum hair loss.

Using the Mind as Well as the Body...

Mark Foster | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

Becoming mindful and conscious about how I breathe, for instance, and the use of silence in my routine opens up all sorts of thought and emotional pathways and provides real insight into how I function in the everyday world and how I could improve it.

Why We're Confused and Fascinated with African Beauty

Amita Murray | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amita Murray

Call me stupid, but it took a passionate discussion of the relevance and place of hair and hairstyles as cultural markers from my black students, to bring it home to me just how complicated African hairstyles are.

I Left My Heart in Amsterdam

Hannah Bullivant | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Bullivant

I left my heart, and as it turns out, my laptop charger, in Amsterdam. It is not often we visit a place and start to plot to move their within a couple of hours of setting foot in it.

Celia Imrie Is Wrong, Women Don't Need To 'Lighten Up' About Catcalling

Rachel Moss | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Celia Imrie's comments in Glamour villainise women - like me - who hate being catcalled. But we don't need to "lighten up" about catcalling, we need to shout about it and tell the world that IT'S NOT OKAY.

Taylor Swift Makes Dying Girl's Final Wish Come True

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Jalene Salinas is four years old and has spent much of her life battling an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. At the top of her bucket list...

Everyone Is Falling In Love With This Video And You Will Too

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new video released by the American Ad Council has people everywhere smiling. It begins by showing a large crowd some skeletons on a screen, befor...

Alcohol May Make Us More Attractive To Others

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking one glass of wine can make you look more attractive - even if your date is sober. That's according to a new study, which reverses everythi...

Tweeters Using #DearMe To Share Inspiring Messages For Their Younger Selves

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To coincide with International Women's Day, YouTube has teamed up with a host of popular female vloggers to encourage people across the world the shar...

Feeling Low? You Need To Visit London's First Happy Café

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget expensive spas and luxury holidays, stressed-out Londoners may now have a new way to unwind - London's first happy café launches on Wednesday....

How The #LikeAGirl Campaign Reclaimed It As A Powerful Phrase

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you were told that you do something 'like a girl', would you feel ashamed or would you feel proud? For too long the phrase 'like a girl' has bee...

Training And Diet Tips From 'The Fittest Woman On Earth'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet was crowned 'The Fittest Woman On Earth' when she became the female winner of the 2014 CrossFit Games. At just 5'2", the 26...

This Woman Runs A Retirement Home Just For Old Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An English charity is running what they believe to be the only feline retirement home in the world. Lincolnshire Trust For Cats has almost 80 elder...