UK Lifestyle

Here's What A 30-Minute Walk Can Do For Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Strokes affect over 150,000 people a year in the UK, so no wonder more and more prevention measures are being taken in order to cut down on the risk. ...

10 Signs You're Digitally Distracted

Frances Booth | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frances Booth

We often don't even realise that we're digitally distracted, or notice how much our behaviour has changed. But by being aware of this, and making simple changes, we can make a huge difference to our productivity, health, and relationships.

The Yeotown Detox (Or How I Was Duped Into a Five-Day Health Fest)

Carla Buzasi | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

I was duped into going on the understanding I was tootling down to Devon for a spa break with a friend. I swear the first sentence of the email that came through from aforementioned friend, was along the lines of 'Conde Nast Traveller voted it best spa retreat in 2012'. There may have been other lines; I just didn't read them. So deposit paid, time booked off work, and then the kit-list arrived.

'Dream-Shaping' App Could Be The Key To Better Sleep

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite of the health risks of keeping your mobile phone in your bedroom, there are mobile apps out there that are trying to help us get a good night'...

Ageing Isn't Something to Be Feared, It Is a Privilege

Rebecca Sparrow | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Sparrow

I applaud Diaz for drawing a line in the sand and flipping the bird to anyone who expects her to cross it. Here's the thing though: we all need to draw that line in the sand. We all have a role to play in this anti-ageing crap and we need to stop buying into it. What do I mean? We need to stop whinging, whining and despairing about getting old. So it's at this point that I want to talk to you about my friend Emma.

Mindfulness Is an Internal Weathervane

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

Mindfulness isn't for everyone, we all are as different as fingerprints and have to find our own way of breaking bad habits that can seriously damage our health. For me having a means of tuning into my mind, checking the weather conditions and spotting if a storm is coming has saved my life.

Can We Stop Slagging Off Marks and Spencer Please?

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Marks and Spencer is fast becoming - if not already become - the fashion industry's favourite whipping boy/girl. Watch the claws come out around its second Leading Ladies campaign, as columnists furiously tap away their thoughts about why it sucks, what it did wrong and what M&S needs to do to be successful. But seriously, it's getting a bit tiring.

10 Things I Wish People Knew About Depression

Danny Baker | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

Most people who suffer from depression have had someone say this to them at some point in time. But it doesn't work like that. Depression is an illness - a person with depression can't just snap their fingers and "get over it" in the same way that a person with cancer can't just flick a switch and magically become healthy again.

Developing A New Vaccine Could Prevent 200,000 New Cancer Cases

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A vaccine to prevent infection with a common herpes virus, the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), could help prevent up to 200,000 new cancers worldwide each y...

How To Lose Weight For Your Wedding (Or Any Other Special Occasion)

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

I hate phrases like wedding diet and bikini fit, because they imply a burst of discipline and stricture that just isn't sustainable after the event takes place. Worse, you may find that it doesn't give you the results you wanted. So this is a short guide to what worked for me, and what has sustained.

This Week I Ate... Too Much Chocolate

William Sitwell | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

I shunned restaurants this week, devoting myself instead to chocolate. I tasted cookies, mousse (is the plural mousses? It's clearly not mice), tarts, hot drinks and sauce. And then I judged a new chocolate competition before judging I'd eaten enough chocolate and should lay off the stuff for a while...

First UK Prosecution for FGM Is a Watershed Moment

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Efua Dorkenoo

The public is increasingly engaged and motivated to act. The relevant policy is in place and front line professionals are being slowly equipped with the tools and information they need to ensure that FGM is streamlined into their child safeguarding procedures. There is no reason to continue to fail our girls.

Staffordshire Police Hunt Missing Sleepwalker

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

Police have appealed for help to trace a missing woman who has a history of sleepwalking. Staffordshire Police said Wendy Richards, 43, was last seen ...

Poorna Bell

The Reasons For Suicide Are Complex Say Experts, But There Is Help At Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the aftermath of L'Wren Scott's suicide, there have been endless column inches dedicated to exploring the reasons why she felt compelled to take he...

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato - One Brit's Love Affair with American Culture

George Gabriel | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Readers of my very first blog will remember I couldn't have been more excited when preparing for my inaugural trip across the Atlantic Ocean back in the early stages of 2012. There I sat, carving out the words of my long-anticipated adieu to the green and pleasant land of my birth, to live my very own American dream...

Five Reasons Why You Are Wrong to Criticise #nomakeupselfie

Michelle Beckett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Beckett

This morning, pre morning Yorkshire cuppa & in my PJs, I uploaded my bare face to Facebook. Despite my timeline being peppered with contemptuous comments that everyone who takes part is a lazy 'slacktivist', yes, I jumped on the #nomakeupselfie social media bandwagon. Why? Several reasons.

Planet Office

Sophia Parsons | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

For the past few months I have opened myself up to the world of the office environment, having never experienced this sort of bubble before (usually succumbing myself to either working with children or making coffee) I was apprehensive and intrigued about what I would learn from these new and unfamiliar surroundings.

Chicken and Prawn Magic Rice Bowl Recipe

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's a great dish to serve at a party for a bit of a wow factor, but it's really easy to put together. For those Mauritians out there and for anyone who's holidayed on the island I'm sure this will bring back fond memories so Bon Appetit!

How to Help Autistic Kids With English

Melanie Kendry | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Kendry

As a private tutor, I often work with autistic spectrum children in English. Many of them 'don't get' English. They might struggle to understand what they're supposed to do for homework and can become so frustrated they give up. Though they may not be dyslexic, they might not read...

Why Are People So Afraid to Use the F-Word?

Steve Miller | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Let's be honest here; fat people are eating their own grave so to wrap it all up in cotton wool is just wrong. We should actually be applauding those doctors willing to use the 'F' word as it is much more likely to shock their patients into taking action.

How Do We Find Quiet in a Busy Digital World?

Ruby Wax | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

In my new show, Sane New World which is for everyone, not just the mentally ill but all of us, I'm getting a lot of questions on how to deal with the digital viagra we're all addicted to (I'm even answering spam these days) - especially, how do we help our kids manage this? How do we deal with all this in-coming bombardment of everything from fashion tips to terrorists?

WATCH: How to Tell Good Fat from Bad Fat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the disarray surrounding fat, sugar and protein and the debates between health experts, dietitians and fitness gurus, we don't wish to take sides...

Seven Signs Social Media Has Turned Me Into a Total Idiot

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Daisy May Sitch

That term "always-on" is massively cringeworthy, but working in media means being exactly that. I also blame that FOMO factor. If I don't dip in and out my Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram/ Google+/ Pinterest accounts constantly how can I possibly be down with the latest?

Smile!

Carla Buzasi | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

I can be pretty cynical when it comes to marketing messages, but it feels like happiness is having a moment right now. We know that technically money can't buy happiness, but maybe we're actually beginning to really believe it. We see photos of the rich and famous sunbathing on their yachts, we speculate about how much industry leaders are being paid, and it just doesn't have the appeal it used to. As part of HuffPost's Third Metric movement, we're hearing stories from across the globe of individuals placing emphasis elsewhere in their lives. They're prioritising health and happiness over personal gain, and today, on the International Day of Happiness, we want to celebrate that.

Selfies 'for Cancer': Your Face Won't Change the World

Jessica McKay | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica McKay

This week a new 'nomination' craze has hit Facebook: the 'no makeup selfie for cancer'. Ostensibly a good thing, right? False.