UK Lifestyle

Eating My Way Through Scandinavia

Valentine Warner | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Valentine Warner

As I travelled through these Scandinavian countries I enjoyed wonderful tastes I'd never experienced and incredible produce. Liquorice, cherry wine, haddock, langoustines, beers, cloud berries, salt cures, birch syrup, fermented herrings, cheeses spruce tips, smoked reindeer heart, rhubarb aniseed cake and moose.

Going Through Uni as a Virgin

Gayathri Kanagasundaram | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gayathri Kanagasundaram

For some students, the idea of boasting about newfound sexual promiscuity at uni is enticing. Why not? The freedom of suddenly being away from home is there to be embraced. However for those who are still virgins when they reach university, the idea of sex itself (not to mention the kind of environment mentioned above) can be incredibly nerve-racking.

'Poor People Should Buy Less'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

"Poor people" should buy fewer clothes and be more careful about the quality of the garments they buy, according to Dame Vivienne Westwood. Speakin...

Kelly's Mag Cover Raises Eyebrows

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Kelly Rowland's cover photo for the October issue of Shape magazine has raised a few eyebrows. The former Destiny's Child singer, who works out fiv...

Meet: The Chicken Nugget Base Pizza

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Chicken nugget base pizzas and lasagne on toast are just some of the questionable recipes students have concocted to see them through university, rese...

The Stigma Surrounding HIV and AIDS

Scott Forbes | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK
Scott Forbes

How would you react if someone told you they were HIV positive? Would you treat them the same as any other person? Would you still hug them without thinking twice? Would you take a sip from their glass of Coke? It sounds harsh, but unfortunately a negative stigma has developed around HIV that causes many people to react with fear towards anyone who tests positive.

Terms And Conditions

Caragh Little | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK
Caragh Little

The Back To School signs have been in the shops since June. Bargain uniforms, special offer pencil cases: making spirits plummet as the summer break ...

Celebrating 14 'Uplifting' Years in Lingerie

Michelle Mone | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Mone

Ultimo celebrated it's 14th birthday last week, which was a very proud moment for myself and my team. It's been a rocky year for the brand due to my marriage break up (a lesson learned, never mix business with pleasure!), but the company is back on solid ground and our future is looking very bright indeed. I couldn't be more excited about the next chapter. Like any birthday, you find yourself looking back nostalgically at what you've achieved, where you've been, what you would have done differently - and after 14 years in the industry, I can honestly say it's been an incredible ride and I wouldn't change a thing...

The International Junkie

Lana Citron | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

The International Junkie rages in three different languages. We hear her, below our window. It is late September, I am in Barcelona with friends staying in a house along the narrow streets of Barcelonetta.

Poorna Bell

Jodie Marsh Gets Twitter Support After Anti 'Lose The Lads Mags' Campaign Comments | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

After the Co-op supermarket chain dropped lads mags Front, Nuts, Zoo and the Sunday Sport after they refused to cover their magazines in modesty bags,...

Improving Wellbeing Should Be Our Global Priority

Dr Mark Williamson | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Williamson

People's daily experiences and concerns differ enormously around the world. While a farmer in Angola prays for a good harvest, a manager in Greece worries about losing her job. And while a mother in Egypt comes to terms with life in a conflict zone, a doctor in Denmark struggles with work-related stress.

Luxury and Relaxation in Bury St Edmunds

Lauren Razavi | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

It was this mindset of exploring a place overlooked that led me to spend a couple of days in Bury St. Edmunds, a Suffolk town close to where I grew up. I'd passed through the place many a-time but never stuck around to see what was on offer.

Planet Appetite: Moti Mahal Restaurant, Covent Garden, London, Pairs Whisky with Indian Food

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I have to say that initially I was quite dubious about the idea of whisky and Indian food but, once I got going, I realised that this was not the first time I'd tried the combination.

10 Reasons Why Puppies Are Like Babies

Rachael Buzzel | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Buzzel

We decided to get a puppy. Well, my husband decided to get a puppy. "Great for the kids," he argued. As it turns out, having a puppy is like having a baby. Yes, it is!

Someone Left the Date Out in the Rain

The Guyliner | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Afternoon dates are always a risk. Daylight can be unforgiving, of course, and going for a drink in the afternoon always seems a little seedy when you're with a stranger. But here I am... I didn't factor in the rain, but here it is, like a gooseberry. A wet, miserable chaperone to match my date's mood.

Life After Death - Why I'll Be Remembering a Charity in My Will

Angela Rippon | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK
Angela Rippon

It's a common myth that only the rich and famous leave money to charity when they die. This couldn't be further from the truth. The reality is without the gifts left in Wills by people like you and I, many of the charities we know and love simply wouldn't even exist.

Recipe for the Weekend: Lamb With Green Beans and Salsa

Theo Randall | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Boning a leg of Lamb may look a bit daunting but if you go slowly it isn't that difficult. This is a great way to cook a whole leg of lamb. If you have a barbecue it will taste even better. Green beans are perfect with the Lamb and the addition of the anchovies make it very tasty. Have a great weekend!

Should We Admire Vogue's Attempt to Educate Schoolgirls?

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Sherriff

Vogue has announced it will be sending educational videos to 1,000 schools across the UK, in an attempt to show young, influential schoolgirls models don't come pre-polished. It's an interesting - and admittedly admirable - concept. Let's remember Alexandra Shulman et al don't actually have to dispel the shimmer of perfection which surrounds their models.

Man Who Spent Cancer Charity Money Raised For Children To Be Sentenced

PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

A man will be sentenced for stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from children's cancer charities, including one he set up to help his own son. ...

Dear 21-Year-Old Me

Adele Barlow | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adele Barlow

I was at an Escape the City event at Adam Street Club in London last night and I met this recent graduate - she had a sweet face, nervous laugh, and she kind of asked me for career advice...

The Way We Were and The New Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Professionals in the late 30s, 40s and 50s are realising that with increasing retirement ages they will probably need to carry on working for another 20+ years. If that is the case they want to do something that is much more fulfilling and rewarding.

Carry-over - Monarchy Influencing British Lifestyle?

Patricia Evans | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Despite the long standing argument as to the validity and the justification of the Monarchy and its continued existence, there is no denying the fact that such practice of power cannot simply be abolished. For one, the Monarchy is part of a long historical tradition.

Lucy Sherriff

WATCH: Women Get Their Own Back On Robin Thicke.. | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Three female students have become a YouTube sensation overnight after parodying Robin Thicke's controversial "Blurred Lines" video - and making their ...

Born in South Sudan

Agus Morales | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK
Agus Morales

Giving birth can be risky in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state, which has one of the world's highest maternal mortality rates. To help make childbirth safer, Médecins Sans Frontières midwives are working with traditional birth attendants - and a pregnant doll.

The Jury Is Out on E-Smoking

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

The e-cigarette debate was fuelled last week, with new research suggesting that some electronic pseudo cigarettes on the market could potentially be as harmful as tobacco.