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Seeking Connection Not Collection: Why I Invited My List to Unsubscribe

Abigail Eaton-Masters | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Eaton-Masters

Who knows, maybe one day soon I'll be inundated with my work, my own TV show, jetting off around the world helping people to bounce back, that I'll need to value my work more with a financial representation. But right now? My desire is to reach as many people as possible.

Being Bipolar: A Dangerous View on the Illness

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

You wouldn't tell someone with diabetes not to take their medication, and you shouldn't do that to someone with bipolar either. It is a serious illness that needs to be treated seriously.

The Internet of (Some) Things

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Many of us are already haunted by results from health trackers, and Google Search, when we cannot make sense of the results, and possibly, neither can our doctor

This Is What Really Causes Autism, According To New Research

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There have been many theories as to the cause of autism over the years, including an infamous claim by British researcher Andrew Wakefield in 1998 tha...

Ergonomics in the Evolving Workspace

Raquel Baetz | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech
Raquel Baetz

As someone who developed a debilitating repetitive strain injury while working (hunched over my laptop) in a collaborative workspace, I think it's time our approach to office ergonomics evolves right along with our offices.

How The Mediterranean Diet Could Keep Your Heart Healthy

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's been hailed as the go-to diet for tackling obesity, but now a new study suggests the Mediterranean diet can also help heart health. Research h...

Life's Too Short. Eat the Cake!

Vicki Marinker | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

I was brought up to finish everything on my plate - a hangover from my parents' experience of post war food shortages and rationing perhaps, the requirement to be grateful for what you're given and not knowing when you'll get your next decent meal.

Is it Wood Pulp, Cow Dung or Orchid Fruit? What ARE You Putting in Your Bakes??

Judith Lewis | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

While I have always used vanilla extract, I have never given it much thought. It was something that was always a part of every cake, cookie, cupcake, brownie and loaf but not something I ever thought much about. Vanilla was just something I included because the cookbook told me to.

Reflections on a Year Past

Anne Look | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

There is a kind of loneliness here. Australia forces a sensory of self that holds no prisoners. It's a strange juxtaposition, resting somewhere between a launching pad for the fearless and a refuge for the fearful. You're exposed in your remoteness, yet somehow comforted by the thought of it.

Baby Bursts Into Tears Whenever His Dad Pretends To Cry

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fabian Herrera's 6-month-year-old son has to be the most empathetic baby we've ever seen. Whenever Herrera pretends to cry, baby Aris cries too. ...

Man 'Has Sex 118 Times' After Posting Adverts For A Girlfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Finding 'The One' is never easy, especially in a huge city like New York. So 51-year-old Dan Perino decided to advertise for a girlfriend, by leavi...

Stop Using Mental Illnesses as Adjectives

Claire Greaves | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Greaves

Many of us have done it, "Kate can be a bit bipolar can't she?!" meaning that one day she can be in a good mood, the next she can be in a bad mood or ...

Who Am I (That Bothersome Question)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

A number of factors have persuaded me that perhaps it is time to live out the rest of my life exactly as I would want it. The last twenty years have been to say the least, quite traumatic: upheavals, long journeys, divorce and terrible betrayal within my own family.

Daddy Has to Work; Let's Go Travel

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

So, I'll be travelling solo... with the three kids. Are you imagining mature, responsible, well-seasoned travellers between the ages of seven and 14? I'm talking about twin boys, who've just turned five, and a little girl, barely two. They are newbie international explorers and I am mad.

Is Your Sneaky No a Saboteur to Your Health and Happiness?

Kiran Ram | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

The mind is a wonderful thing. It's also a complete liar, constantly convincing you not to take actions you know are good for you, and limiting many great experiences and changes in your lives.

Men - Please Don't Tell Me About Your Sexism

Bex Felton | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Bex Felton

Why do they bother keeping score in a game where the odds are stacked so extraordinarily in their favour? Why do they play this game of graceless one-upmanship?

Sexually Promiscuous Cupcakes

Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Barrell

These things are incredible. Even better than they look. All other cupcakes may as well give up and go home right now.

Banana and Almond Lattice

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's National Pie Week and what better way to celebrate than to take tropical inspiration from this delicious Banana Lattice. With vanilla, almonds and unrefined sugar, this sweet tropical twist on a classic pie really will be something you'll probably cook over and over.

Being 'Normal': We Can't Avoid a Hetero-Normative Society, But We Can Help Make It Less So

David Mooney | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mooney

I shouldn't have to order my Valentine's Day card online to be able to customise it, so that it's not one of the thousands that says 'boyfriend' that features a girl giving a boy a bunch of flowers.

Mary Seacole - International Woman

Elizabeth Anionwu | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Elizabeth Anionwu

What on earth motivated this Victorian woman to trek thousands of miles from Jamaica, her country of birth, to the wretched battlefields of the Crimea? Mary's feistiness and self-confidence leap from the pages of her book. As does the disdain displayed to anybody who dared to consider her inferior due her skin colour.

Why Mental Health Education in Schools NEEDS to Be a Priority

Tayana Simons | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Since stigma is still an issue even in today's society, we should be teaching ALL children to understand a range of emotions including mental illness from a young age. Being aware that feeling sad or low or anxious is nothing to feel ashamed of could help young people to open up, and prevent them developing into something more serious in later years.

Transgender Models Create Calendar To Fight Prejudice

Barcroft | Aamir Bashir | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Transgender people in India regularly come up against intense prejudice, including both verbal and physical threats. But in the face of that hostil...

Women Are Definitely From Venus

Elaine Benton | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Women are used to bearing it all, talking candidly and honestly on every topic you could possibly think of. In a safe environment, we are willing and able to share our deepest thoughts and bear our soul without fear of judgement or incrimination.

Dangers of Solo Female Travel - A Response

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

If I've learned one thing while travelling solo, it's that the majority of people are good, honest and helpful. I've actually felt less safe in areas of my home city of London than places people would often be nervous about visiting like Honduras or Brazil.

Why Stay at Home Mums Love the Bad Days Best

Charlene Allcott | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlene Allcott

On the bad days we feel like we're where we're supposed to be; secure in the knowledge that we're the only one that can deal with the calamity caused by a broken biscuit. Those evil hours give us the chance to do mothering the verb and not just be passive, nouny old Mum.