UK Lifestyle

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.

Ride London 100 - A Few Tips Before You Go

Steve Halsall | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Sport
Steve Halsall

I had my leg shaving kit poised. New blades, new foam, even borrowed some moisturizer from the missus. I will have the legs of a pro -cyclist. Until that fatefull Sunday ride and subsequent lunch. If lightening strikes, then I'm waiting for the third bolt. So much so, I actually bottled out of a thunderstorm ride yesterday. You can never be too sure in the thunder, can you?

The Advantages to Women Making the First Move in Dating

Renee Cutaia Olson | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Renee Cutaia Olson

It's traditional to wait for a guy to make the first move. Why is that, exactly? We are running corporations, being treated as equals, and taking the world by storm. Why does that have to be any different in the dating realm? Millennials and technology have reinvented the dating game, and the old traditions don't hold up like they used to.

The Challenges of Life After Dunc's Death (Part One)

Beth Phillips | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

Many of the events that occurred in the early weeks of our new life are a blur that I can barely remember. However, I can vividly recall the amount of energy that surviving them consumed and the overwhelming tiredness that resulted (and lasted for about nine weeks). The simplest of tasks seemed almost unmanageable, exhausting and strangely scary.

HuffPost's Week That Was: The Third Metric

Carla Buzasi | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

On Tuesday evening at Bafta in London, nearly 300 women - and a 'few good men' - gathered to discuss how we redefine success in the 21st Century. Hosted by myself and Arianna Huffington, HuffPost UK's inaugural women's conference addressed an issue facing both women and men across the globe: how do we strive for success in a world where money and power are the only metrics of success, and yet those metrics are to the detriment of so much else human beings hold as important. Where is the place for wellbeing, for giving back, for mindfulness, for health and happiness?

Take a Break Before It's Too Late and Get a New Professional Life

Maite Baron | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

If it's the 'corporate grind' that's causing the problem, now may be the moment to break away completely and create your own opportunity, setting up a business that allows you to follow your true dreams and aspirations. After all, it's pursuing a passion that will drive you forward and give you the extra push that's needed when the going gets tough.

Game Change: The New Student Stereotype

Isabelle Kerr | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Kerr

I brace myself upon entering the shared student kitchen for the first time at uni. I await all kinds of horrendous sights, but above all, the notorious baked beans.But alas, my anxiety is unnecessary, in fact, the whole moment is an anti-climatic disappointment...

Mini-breaks: Becoming a Frequent Traveller Without Letting Real Life Get in the Way

Sasha Szczepanski | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sasha Szczepanski

For those of us with unrequited wanderlust in our hearts, a major barrier to frequent, consistent travel is, quite simply, lack of time. Many people wonder how they can travel while working a full-time job and juggling their daily responsibilities. After all, isn't travel only for the privileged few with loads of leisure time? Wrong!

A Disastrous Date and a Blast From the Past

Nicola Six | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

It didn't get off the greatest start when we both went to completely separate bars within the same building and when we finally met up we only had half an hour to get acquainted. Initial perceptions weren't great - he was the same height as me and was cut a lean, wiry figure in his hipster garb.

Inspire Me: Best Quotes From The Third Metric Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Nine experts and leaders in the fields of mindfulness, meditation and global business came together at the first ever UK event to discuss the Third Me...

The True Story of When I Lived With A Ghost in North London

Sofie Hagen | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

I started trembling. I buried my face in my hands, refusing to look. Slowly, the scent became stronger. And stronger. Then it was right there. Right under my nose. I felt my eyes tearing up. I have never been that scared in my entire life.

Our Children Shouldn't Grow Up Thinking Looks Are the Most Important Thing in Life

Jo Swinson | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jo Swinson

Parents can despair when they hear their seven-year old daughter complaining about feeling fat, or see their teenager struggle with insecurity about her looks. Young girls in particular are constantly bombarded with unrealistic images of beauty - images they can never live up to. The images of beauty we see in the media are all pretty much the same - it's as if there's only one way of being beautiful. I'd like to see a much broader mix of people in magazines and on TV, to help young people of every size, body shape and skin tone feel that there is a place for them.

E-Cigarettes To Be Sold.. By Tobacco Giant

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Cigarette giant British American Tobacco is launching a new product - which will help people quit smoking. The company confirmed its entry into the...

See Me, Not My Age

Beth Britton | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

It is perhaps no wonder that I often read comments from younger people vehemently arguing against getting older. They don't want to lose their money, independence, purpose or standard of living, nor do they want to need care or be the recipient of poor care. For all of us who possess youth rather than experience the time to change this culture is now.

Blogger's Block?

Caragh Little | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It felt like a hundred years of news coverage. As the commentary and the endless, pointless interviews grew ever more banal, I began to hope for a live feed to the Royal Nursery, where the paint might still be drying on the walls.

Planet Appetite: Architecture, Music and Gastronomy in Vorarlberg, Austria

Rupert Parker | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Situated on the edge of Lake Constance, Vorarlberg is the most Western state in Austria and offers a fine mix of culture and nature - hike in the morning, listen to Schubert in the afternoon and relax with opera on Lake Constance, in the evening.

Top Books For Women

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There is more to women's fiction than pink glittery book jackets with curly writing and protagonists obessessed with shoes and Chardonnay. We're not d...

I Hope Something Can Be Done About Twitter Rape Threats... But the Proposed Solution May Lead to Unintended Consequences

James O'Malley | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Tech
James O'Malley

One suggestion that has picked up momentum is the suggestion that Twitter create a more visible and streamlined 'report abuse' system - in fact, this has become the subject of a growing petition. Whilst I can understand the sincere urge for something to change to stop this horrible abuse, this option in particular does seem as though it could have some unintended consequences.

Bride And Groom Hold Wedding Reception In McDonald's

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

A fast food restaurant might not be everyone’s pick for a romantic venue but that didn’t stop a Bristol couple from celebrating their wedding rece...

So What If the Royal Baby Is a Boy? The Royals Have Never Been About Female Advancement

Poorna Bell | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Don't get me wrong - I'm not a republican - more like an agnostic. But I think there's a very clear difference between liking the monarchy and pinning our hopes on them to effect change where it matters - down in the grassroots, in between the school run, long working hours and gender equality. Kate seems like a nice girl and all, but there's no point hoping that she'll do anything for us or feminism.

Emma Sleight

Why Are We So Addicted To Sugar?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Sleight | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

From childhood memories of penny sweets to office chocolate binging and coffee mornings laden with home-baked cakes, sugar is an inextricable part of ...

From Despair to Hair: The Hidden Link Between Emotional Abuse and Home Beauty Remedies

Bidisha | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bidisha

The thing that makes me sad is the despair and fear I see in my own eyes and body language. Sometimes I think I look exactly like what I am: a 35 year old woman who did not survive an abusive relationship. The thought of being found sexually attractive fills me with horror and the sheer terror that I might be set up to be knocked down again.