UK Lifestyle

Back To School: A Parent's Guide to the Playground

Leigh Clark | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Clark

I hate school. I'm 37 years old but have to go to school twice a day to take/collect my children. The playground contains my two least favourite things in the world en masse; parents and other people's children. 

Seven Fun-Filled September Family Beach Holiday Destinations | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Europe has been blessed with some extraordinarily beautiful beaches, from the soft white sand and pebble beaches of Greece and Italy, to the golden sand beaches of Spain and Portugal. It's the perfect place to escape the worries of the world and relax....


Gina Lyons | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

A few years ago, I went out with a very skinny, Mr Muscle lookalike dude, who ended up dumping me. I found myself with no confidence and due to his dinners of fried food and cheese, FAT. Not 'Channel 5 doc' fat, but a big, chubby size 16.

Eight Questions to Think About Before Deciding to Volunteer

Frontier | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Regardless of your interests or educational background, there are volunteering opportunities out there for everyone. You can incorporate volunteering with travel, or studying abroad, allowing flexibility and customisation to make the most of every second. If you are planning to volunteer, make you sure read our handy hints on how to choose the right project for you and to ask yourself the following questions.

How Much Does Dating Make For The UK Economy?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK

Single people going on dates in Britain are helping the UK economy recover by contributing £3.6 billion to the wider economy, research has found. ...

Lucy Sherriff

Best Street Food In London: Seychelles Pop-Up Kitchen Vinn Goute | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

VINN GOUTE: The family-run pop-up kitchen is taking London's street food scene by storm. Having already won the praise of the Gaurdian, Evening Sta...

Fox News Did WHAT During Chelsea Manning Segment?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Fox News, Rupert Murdoch’s Republican mouthpiece, has been criticised for a segment on Chelsea Manning, the US Army private sentenced to 35 years la...

The Banes of My Existence 2: Tissue Shovers

Sammy Sultan | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Sammy Sultan

Pockets. As with any invention, the simplest ones are always the best. Pockets are wells of space that hang from our clothing. Why then I ask, do cert...

Can You Work Yourself To Death?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve McCabe

We work because it pays the bills and if we are lucky, allows us to do interesting things and, usually, provides a sense of camaraderie that comes with being with others in the same position. Though few will not wish they could earn more, the reality is that money is not as important as the satisfaction that comes from a feeling of being in control.

German Students Invent Drink To Cure Kebab Breath

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It's a common problem: do you satisfy your stomach and go for the kebab breath, ruining your chances of a post-party snog? Or do you quash your grease...

Lucy Sherriff

Children Bullied At School More Likely To Have Money, Health And Relationship Problems | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Adults who were bullied at school are more likely to suffer "devastating and damaging" repercussions such as have health, money and relationship probl...

Yes Means No: How To Say 'No' And Really Mean It

Georgia James | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Being a 'yes' person has got to be a positive thing, right? Like being a 'can do' person or a 'glass is half-full' person. Having the courage to step ...

After Dragons Den, Will Running Mat Race Off?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Fitness instructor Donna Kerr-Foley dreamed up her "Running Mat" as an exercise tool that would help people train outdoors while managing her ladies-o...

The Banes of My Existence: Limp Handshakes

Sammy Sultan | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Sammy Sultan

Over the next few months, I hope to serialize what I dub, The Banes of My Existence with the Huffington Post. Essentially, this being a collection of ...

The Hidden Beauty of Air Travel

George Gabriel | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

Without a care in the world, we all carry our luggage onto our next destination in search of something greater. As we leave the terminal to continue our own journeys, a new story passes us on its way to check in.

Men Dating Porn Stars: Bad For Them, Bad For Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Men may not understand why a lot of women don't like porn, but for some of us, it's not that we have an issue with the sex part, rather the unreal exp...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 36 - August Workers

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

There is a strange unnerving sense of inertia in the air. Everyone seems to be anticipating a holiday or is away on one. Those that remain at work app...

Near-Death Experiences Explained

Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Near-death experiences (NDEs) have been described by many as proof of the afterlife - intense white light, hallucinations of dead loved ones talking t...

Glass-Ceiling Smashers: 10 Ways Women Can Get Ahead At Work

Georgia James | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The fight for gender equality in the workplace may still have a long way to go but now could be just the right time for women to prove they mean busin...

Romantic Getaways in the UK

Lauren Razavi | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

If you're thinking of planning a romantic getaway in the UK there are plenty of options to choose from. No matter what your budget is or what your interests are, you're bound to find something perfect for you and that special someone in your life.

Best Days Of Your Life?

PA | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It is said they are the best days of your life, but a new survey suggests that very few people thought they were popular at school. Adults are more...

Are you a Victim of 'Compare and Despair'?

Beth Burgess | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

Much of our unhappiness comes from comparing ourselves to where we think we should be, or where others are, rather than seeing what is positive about our own reality. Instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses, we should be focusing on ourselves and ploughing our unique furrow.

Is This The Beginning Of The End For Page 3?

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

The Sun has decided to remove Page 3 girls from its newspaper - but only in its Irish editions. Paul Clarkson, editor of the publication, says "cul...

Revealed: Why Airline Meals Taste So Bad

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The airline menu says succulent chicken breast in a white wine sauce, the reality of course, is something that resembles a test-tube experiment gone h...

A Cure for Social Awkwardness

Robert Bradley | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Bradley

I am all too familiar with such a feeling. Often wondering what else to say in a conversation that has naturally come to an end. I'd always felt that a cure for social awkwardness didn't exist and that in time my confidence would simply turn into arrogance and I wouldn't give a monkeys what people thought of me.