UK Lifestyle

Why Valentine's Day is the Best Day of the Singles Calendar

James Preece | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

Valentine's Day is the one time of the year that most people are looking for love. Whether through online dating websites, through friends, and by simply putting in more effort, your chances of meeting that special someone increases.

Axel the Magic Horse

Catherine Davies | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

As a significant birthday approached I felt I needed to go for it or give up my dream forever. Did I dare? I knew it would probably cost a lot, would take up a lot of time and take me away from OH and the boys. And the reality was that I was really too busy to chase frivolous dreams.

A 'Frozen' Guide to Surviving Valentine's Day

Caroline Thain | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

From thinking of getting engaged, to finding a date or working out what to do on the evening itself, this advice, inspired by Disney's 'Frozen' film, will help make your Valentine's Day a success.

Travellers Should Always Show Respect

Liz Jarvis | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Jarvis

Travel doesn't just broaden the mind, it enriches it. If you're visiting sites of cultural significance, temples or churches, it's basic, surely, that you show appropriate reverence.

Why Stay-At-Home Dads Need Companionship and Not 'Fathers For Justice'

David Ready | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Ready

Dads often suffer a crisis of masculinity, particularly stay-at-home dads who rely on their partner as the breadwinner, finding themselves reluctant to ask for money from the partner, which goes against their natural instinct as a male, to be able to provide, to be self-sufficient and a role model to their child.

Colombian Travel and Food

Layne Lieberman | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

The touristic and historic cities of Bogotá, Cartagena and Medellin are brimming with culture, innovation and energy. Colombia is known for valuable emeralds, rich coffee, beautiful woman, salsa dancing and the rise and fall of the world's most infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Five Tips for Happiness... From the Experts

Jon Young | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Young

I have spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to understand what happiness means for me. I am definitely not an expert, and my girlfriend will (correctly) tell you that I don't always practise what I preach. But as I've gone along, I've come across a handful of recurring and inspiring themes.

Cooking With Seville Oranges and Seaweed

Fi Bird | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

This year I've made my marmalade on the mainland, on an Aga without the aid of the fierce, controlled gas flame available from my Island kitchen cooker. The first rolling boil of the marmalade season can often be a hit and miss affair and this year was no exception.

Dementia or Are We There Yet?

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Aging is about saying goodbye and a reminder of the ephemeral nature of life. Botox and plastic surgery are the favoured companions of many these days but they appeal to our fear of life and by inference, death. It is a sad indictment of our society that we do not value older people or the process of aging.

Africa's Top Five Lodges

Marc Harris | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

Which lodge is "best" is a near-impossible to question to answer. Different areas come into season at different times of year and factors like a change of manager can make all the difference, both positive and negative.

Migraine: A Burden on Patients, And a Strain on the NHS

Sarah Mehta | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

During my first attack my left side went numb and left me thinking I had had a stroke; with no headache I had no clue that the culprit was migraine. An out-of-hours GP sent me straight to accident and emergency.

The Prozac Bucket O'Lard List

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

So I have now decided that after the surgery and the following weight loss it will be time for wholesale change. I have a bucket list of sorts, not to do before I kick the thing but more to do with the chance that now I possibly could.

V Word... Variety this Valentines...

Jennifer Irvine | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Irvine

There's nothing more romantic than reminiscing about a special moment or event that has meaning to your relationship. The traditional dinner for two is also an obvious choice, being wined and dined, but in reality, romance is often forced into a jam-packed restaurant and over-priced.

A Letter

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

From the moment I was handed your death certificate, I have had to reluctantly crawl and claw my way back to what non spouse bereaved members of society would call 'normal' whilst crippled by nerves and anxiety, my physical and mental health continually hanging by a thread during a drunken haze of euphoric reflection.

Man Who Walked 21 Miles To Work For 10 Years Finally Gets His Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just one week after student Evan Leedy decided to raise some money for James Robertson to get a car, he has been given a brand new Ford Taurus by a lo...

Planning to Propose on Valentine's Day? Here Are Some Tips...

Simon Glazin | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Glazin

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, there must be many men (and some very modern women) who have a diamond-filled ring box ready to be opened, along with THE question of their life. But where to pop the question? And what with? There's some planning to do it seems, even before thinking about the actual wedding.

Five Characteristics of Women Who Give Back

Nikki Armytage | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Armytage

Those who give back are calmer, more focused and their presence is more powerful. They are ready to take on anything, nothing is too big. They are called to lead. Life begins to flow...

Valentine's Day - Love or Singleness Burnout?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

If the need for closeness is making itself known in your life, be aware that burnout can also find a foothold. Yes, you can burn-out on the absence of the personal in your life. Burnout feeds on starvation, so any area of your life that is feeling deprived can be fertile ground for burnout.

Dear George Osborne, Please Stop Taxing Us For Having Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Government currently taxes tampons, but not crocodile steaks. That's right folks, those things you need on a monthly basis are currently classe...

'50 Shades Of Grey' Author To Be Sued In Sex Lube Lawsuit

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman from California has launched a class action lawsuit against 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' author E.L. James and UK sex toy company LoveHoney because ...

How Facebook Helped This Woman Beat Depression

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Charlotte Reed was clinically depressed. But the 36-year-old says she cured herself by posting cheerful Facebook statuses. Reed, from London, refus...

Does Being Fit Equal Success?

Lauren Riley | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Riley

To discriminate against anyone based on a physical attribute alone I don't agree with, however knowing how much of my physical appearance I attribute to my attitude and determination I would have to question whether or not I would want to employ someone without this underlying determination.

Could Being More Spontaneous Change Your Relationship?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The funny thing about falling love is that the act is probably one of the most spontaneous things you’ll ever do in your life. You’ll spontane...

From a Year of 'Us' to a Year of 'Me': Starting the Year as a Young Widow

Rachael Dickson Hillyard | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Dickson Hillyard

However, 2014 is over and 2015 has arrived whether it was welcomed or not. If 2014 was a year of 'us', it seems 2015 will be a year of 'me'. My focus has been someone else for so long and I'm not yet comfortable with this new solitary mind set.

Amaretti Berry Crumbles

Linda Duffin | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Adding Amaretti biscuits to the crumble mix gives it a lovely lift of almondy flavour that marries so well with fruit, especially blackberries and raspberries. I pinched the idea from the excellent Mark Hix but went a step further this time and added a slug of Amaretti liqueur to the fruit.