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Training Starts Tomorrow

Olivia Cox | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

In last week's post, I alluded to the fact that I had signed up to do a 10k run. In fact, I more than alluded to it - I outright stated it. And I'm ashamed to say that it wasn't strictly true. In fact, what I had done is challenge the editor of a well-known running magazine to a race. I mean, you can probably see the flawed logic already.

CurveSomeYoga at Om Yoga Show Manchester 2016

Donna Noble | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Noble

It was a wonderful experience, being able to connect with yogis from all over the UK. I was surprised at how many yogis travelled up from London. I am not entirely surprised as there is such a cool vibe in Manchester.

He's The Man: What Modern-Day Masculinity Really Means for Men...and Women

Tana Dawn | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tana Dawn

Other men seek their salvation in the ring by punching seven bells out of a component to not only prove their manliness, but to release their own pain of losing a father to suicide. Who would want to argue whether its sweat or tears rolling off his rippled body?

Escape to Ibiza: The Top Three Retreats for a Mind and Body Recharge

The Spa Spy | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

A haven for hippies and healers since the 1960s Ibiza is the perfect choice for those looking for a bit of a recharge in their holiday time. The Balearic island is home to hundreds of retreats, from purifying cleanses to spiritual stays, and the five star fitness break is the latest way to harness the magical energy of the White Isle.

Mushroom and Tofu in a Red Pepper Curry Sauce

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

When I came across a recipe which blended roasted peppers into a curry sauce, I knew I had to make a version of it. I am a sucker for sweet curries, probably having eaten a lot of restaurant and take-away curries in my youth which are notoriously full of sugar.

Woman Claims Airline Stopped Her Boarding Flight Because Her Shorts Were 'Inappropriate'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A burlesque performer has claimed airline staff stopped her from boarding a flight because they considered her outfit to be "inappropriate". Maggie ...

How This Grandma Became A Bikini Model In Just 8 Months

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother who has become one of Britain's oldest bikini models has revealed the secret to her success is a diet of 80 eggs a week. Kim Wright, 55,...

60-Year-Old Woman Overcomes Fear Of Heights To Join National High Dive Team

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother overcame her fear of heights to become a member of the Swedish national high dive team at the age of 60. Annika Naenfeldt, from Stockhol...

'Bungled' Sugar Tax Won't Improve Diets, Critics Claim

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The sugar tax is "entirely arbitrary" and has "little to do" with the actual sugar content of drinks, according to the Tax Payers' Alliance. The camp...

Would You Be Allowed to Have a Mental Health Problem?

Cal Strode | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

Today I received a letter from somebody who found it difficult to believe a young woman's story of living with mental health problems and self-harming. The letter asked if things could have really been so bad, pointing out that they thought she appeared to be 'attractive', 'intelligent' and had attended university, all things the author felt placed her at considerable advantage.

Child Mental Health Services 'Playing Russian Roulette' With Young Lives

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

More than a quarter of children referred for mental health support in England last year - some of whom had even attempted suicide - were sent away wit...

This Woman's Genius Invention Could Change The Future Of Periods

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Liita Iyaloo Cairney is on a mission to change the face of periods, forever. Cairney, 32, from Edinburgh has created a reusable menstrual device which...

A Quick Daily Writing Practice That's Proven to Make You Happier

Izzy McRae | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

I found this practice had a really profound effect on me. For starters, I realised that I had been overlooking many of the good things that happened. I'd have a great day, marred by one argument, and at the end of the day I'd come home thinking about the argument instead of all the good things.

More Than Just Punctuation Marks: Why Periods Really Matter

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Gruer

In low income countries, many women and girls don't have access to affordable and hygienic feminine products; instead they are forced to use improvised materials like rags or leaves, which are not only uncomfortable but can also lead to infection or embarrassing leaks.

10 Reasons Yoga is Anxiety's Ultimate Cure

Amber Bell | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Anxiety can rear its head in so many different ways. From insomnia to fully blown panic attacks, days spent hidden away in bed due to the sheer pressure it drowns you in and a sudden loss of control over your thoughts and actions. However your body reacts, one thing is for sure: it isn't nice and it isn't pretty.

Meet Britain's Most Tattooed Couple

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Curly and Jacky Moore are thought to be the most tattooed couple in Britain. The pair, who appeared on ITV's 'This Morning' on Friday, have spent a co...

Girl Takes Selfies With Strangers Making Out, Nails It Every Time

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us turn a blind eye when strangers start making out next to us, but not Imgur user sofiagia. For the past two years, she's been taking selfie...

'Once-A-Day' Sunscreens Wear Off In Hours, Watchdog Warns

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sunscreens that claim to offer coverage when applied just 'once-a-day' may wear off much sooner than they suggest, a consumer watchdog has warned. Whi...

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Linda Duffin | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

These spicy kebabs are easy to make, quick to cook and pack quite a punch. They're perfect for barbecues but can be cooked on a grill ... and if formi...

Women Only Carriages for London? Reflections from Mexico City

Rosie Ferguson | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Ferguson

Crossing a metal barrier into an odd small cage for women while men glare over the divide felt like I and the other women were communicating 'I feel vulnerable around men', emphasising the power of the men outside the zone.

Six Reasons to Love Working Part Time

Laura Clark | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Clark

I always imagined I'd love being a stay-at-home-mum. Although I've always enjoyed working, and I'm pretty good at it, I've never been what you'd describe as a career girl. I assumed once I became a mum I would find my forte in life and never look back. I figured I would eventually go back to work part time but it would be because we needed the money, not because I actually wanted to return.

Five Menopause Myths and Top Tips

Rachel Lankester | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lankester

Menopause is still a taboo subject and in our youth-obsessed culture, it can often knock a woman's confidence. It certainly knocked mine. But it really shouldn't be that way. Menopause happens to all women if we live long enough and it can mark the start of an exciting new stage in our lives.

Bumpy Roads Often Lead to... Beautiful Destinations!

Charo Merida | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

By the end of 2014, I was completely exhausted and frustrated, because I couldn't get the job I decided "I wanted", a corporate role in one of the big world photography agencies based in London... -how little I knew back then of what I really wanted! ; )

Can a Feminist Get Married?

Emma Critchley | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

I am married but I am not controlled by my husband and lo and behold if he ever tried. Yes, I am a stay-at-home mum but Mr C also appreciates that I juggle this with my writing work. Therefore, we share housework, cooking and when it comes to the ironing....I don't touch it! Mr C does it all.

Divorce - What NOT to Do...

Jonathan West | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan West

Over the years I have heard all manner of suggestions about how to act when separating or divorce. It is a rarity for this advice to have any merit whatsoever - sometimes I can understand why it is given - but sometimes it really falls into the category of roll your eyes stupidity.