UK Lifestyle

Why You're Supposed To Hate Yourself In January

Charli Cohen | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

I'm aware, as the founder of a brand that primarily sells activewear, I'm supposed to be pressuring you to SPEND SPEND SPEND. January is when you need to hate yourself more than any other time of the year - to be extra proactive about fixing everything that's wrong with you.

Online Dating - Happy Ever After Or A Descent Into Hell?

Emily Jacob | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Jacob

I don't know if they removed his profile, or if he removed it voluntarily. They never replied to me. The next thing I knew, I was being charged for membership: despite having written to inform them one of their subscribers had raped me, they wanted to continue to charge me! Eventually, when they did agree to cancel my subscription, their 'sorry you're leaving' email still contained the standard 'but if you'd like to join us again' text. It was the definition of insult to injury.

Why The Festive Season Can Actually Bring You Down

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Christmas is a time of celebration, getting together but for many it's not as easy as that. You might be alone, suffering from an illness, going through a break up and so these idealistic images are the equivalent of a slap in the face.

We're All Booking Our Next Summer Holiday - 2017 Travel Trends

Richard Moriarty | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Moriarty

The last year has been remarkable. It will certainly go down as a year in which people were taken by surprise in many areas - not least the football results! But whilst some may have felt things were being turned on their head, one thing that remained constant was the Great British public's desire to travel.

Fridgilance: The Answer To Cutting Food Waste This Christmas

Debbie Clark | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Clark

As fridges across the UK are being prepared for their busiest time of year, I want to share my tips on how households can stay 'fridgilant' and keep festive foods fresh whilst ultimately saving money.

Chemo Cookery Club - Around The Christmas Table 2016

Penny Ericson | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Penny Ericson

Now, every year Chemo Cookery Club sends a festive menu to tingle tired tastebuds and hopefully bring a little cheer to those of you that might be a bit more challenged over the Christmas season. This year's menu can be found at:

'Tis The Season To Be S.A.D.!

Kevin Leivers M.R.Pharm.S | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Leivers M.R.Pharm.S

Although January is officially the saddest month of the year, the seasonal dip in our wellbeing starts much earlier. This is the time when the over-indulgence combines with the lack of sunlight and warmth to create a perfect storm on both mind and body

Sweet Potato And Parsnip Latke

Lisa Roukin | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

I weigh the mixture after everything is combined and then divide that by 12 and weigh each latke that I put onto the baking tray so each latke has the same amount of mixture. Not only will this ensure that you make 12 latkes, it will also ensure an even bake.

New Hotels For Luxury Travellers In 2017

Emyr Thomas | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

At the end of the year, my thoughts always turn to my travel plans for the year ahead. My wishlist for the first part of this year includes Mauritius, South Africa Santorini and St Bart's, with many more destinations for later in the year hopefully.

We Won't Let Cancer Divide Us

Dr. Sam Godfrey | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sam Godfrey

One in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, which is why I think this cause resonates with everyone. In a short amount of time Stand Up To Cancer has established itself in the hearts, minds and televisions of people across the UK and I can't wait to see where the future takes us.

Ham Croquetas

Linda Duffin | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Croquetas are a tapas bar staple and one of my favourite Spanish nibbles. Crispy on the outside, soft and luscious on the inside, you can make them with cheese, ham, tinned tuna, boiled egg, prawns ... they're all delicious.

Mocktail Tips For Christmas And New Year

Kimberly Hurd | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kimberly Hurd

Designated driver? End of year detox? Pregnant? Although many of us look forward to enjoying a drink on Christmas day, there are many people out there who can't enjoy a tipple during the festive season.

Day 7: 12 Days Of Christmas Dieting

Ali Stewart | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I do like this time of year. My competition season is over, no shirt off holidays are planned, the big jumpers come out, and, no one really can tell if you're carrying a little more timber on the trunk.

The New Social Working Week

Simon Lockwood | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Lockwood

More and more people are championing having their events earlier in the week; so let's consider the best scenario of how to broach the subject of hosting your work social on a Monday night - be honest, is it really such a bad idea?

Drinking At Christmas

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

Drink Driving. We all know the rules right? The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 milliliters of blood or 35 micrograms of alcohol for every 100 milligrams of breath. So, if you are over the limit, bye bye license.

Travel Eye: Finding Bliss In The Maldives

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

At just under three acres, Thelu Veliga may be a small island but my partner Brad and I are in our own little haven; from our stunning water villa with a balcony that opens up onto the ocean, to a cosy restaurant and beach bar. With just 30 beach and water villas, the resort never feels busy, more remote and exclusive.

The True Cost Of Christmas? Three Months Of Your Lifetime - But Only If You Are A Woman

Jackie Leiper | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Leiper

The research did show that men do spend time on Christmas preparations but prefer those tasks that are typically more 'fun', choosing to lend a hand coordinating outings with family and friends, preparing the festive feast and looking for unusual ingredients for Christmas dishes.

Three People Sit In A Dark Studio, Drinking Port, And Talking About What They Call Their Genitals...

Leah Green | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Green

This is Token, the podcast I present with my colleague Freddy McConnel. We just recorded our Christmas special, with guest Mona Chalabi from the Guardian video series Vagina Dispatches. I am a mixed race, Jewish, northern woman, and Fred is a trans, queer white guy from down south. So between us we have a fair bit of experience of being tokens! Normally the episodes focus on gender, identity, race and culture, but this episode was strictly vag.

QUIZ: Christmas Family Arguments Bingo

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As traditional as the turkey with cranberry sauce, family arguments are an integral part of Christmas celebrations. What would Christmas be without h...

Here Are 11 Reasons Why Being Single Over The Holidays Is Better Than Being In A Relationship

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone bangs on about summer being the time to be single, but actually you are all overlooking the sheer joy of a commitment-free Christmas period. ...

Top Tips To Manage Festive Stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Most people's festive experiences require some planning and compromise. Some people will be alone, perhaps for the first time or are having to share custody of their children or tend to ailing relatives

Who Needs Turkey When You Can Have A Nut Roast?

Jonathan Young | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Rewind back to 2013 or any year before and the thought of a nut roast as the centrepiece of my Christmas meal bordered on blasphemy. I would give it similar short thrift as other usurpers like quorn, tofu and seitan (or Satan as I assumed it was spelt).

Why Teaching Gives Me Goosebumps

Mat Galvin | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Mat Galvin

Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?

Let's Shift The Narrative On Women In Business

Halima Khatun | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Halima Khatun

We need to coin another definition of success for women in business. A lifestyle business should not be sniffed at, and running a business and a home should be well regarded. After all, the latter is a job in itself.

Hyperbolic Salad Dressing

Kevin Fleming | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin Fleming

This life-changing-world-peace-inducing Hyperbolic Salad Dressing is rooted in simplicity. It would feel imprisoned in an ostentatious hand cut crystal carafe. I recommend using an old jam jar and keeping a batch at the ready. It's laidback but does require refrigeration after use.