UK Lifestyle

11 Myths about Quitting Smoking

Karen Pine | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

With the UK's National No Smoking Day less than a month away, if you're planning to give up on that day you need to start preparing now. Don't be fooled by some of these myths about quitting smoking and you can be smoke-free next month!

How to Get Off Your Yogi High Horse and Come Back Down to Earth

Bridget Tate | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Tate

When I began doing yoga it was to escape and balance out a very stressful corporate job. And it worked. It really worked. And I suppose it is still "working", however, I am more cautious now than ever about my involvement and relationship to yoga.

There Are Shades Of Grey in Consent Too

Lucy Unwin | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Unwin

Perhaps we owe it to these teenagers to talk more openly and honestly about those many shades of grey they're discovering in sex, and how to bridge the difficult and confusing gap between their own desires and the clear-cut, oh-so-simple version of consent they're being presented.

A Goat, PTSD and Me

William Shield | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Shield

When I sat there comforting the goat, watching it painfully die I looked into it's eyes. The goats eyes met mine for the briefest of moments and I felt a wave of emotion. Emotions I hadn't felt since August 2012. I guess you could say I had a flashback.

Why It's Okay to Love 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Bridget Tate | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Tate

Instead of the constant critiquing and debating (and, ahem, blog posting), shouldn't we all be a little embarrassed that this movie is so popular? The movie posters boast that it is a "global phenomenon", and, based on the volume of discussion, media coverage and blatant outrage that this movie has sparked, I am starting to actually believe this to be true.

Creating Your World

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

We are all able to choose to support ourselves, to be compassionate and loving toward ourselves. The way that we behave toward ourselves is the most important message that we are communicating to the rest of the world about what we expect from the people that we invite into our lives.

Born to Be Together

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Clark-Coates

A long time ago, there were two ladies who became friends, whilst waiting for appointments at their local doctors surgery. Both were expecting babies, and they just hit it off....You know when two people meet and suddenly you become friends for life, this is what happened to them.

Our Past Does Not Define Us

Amber Bell | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

We do not have to live life by the hand it dealt us. No, we choose our own path and say, "This is the life I'm going to live and this is the person I'm going to be... and I'm damned if anything is going to change that."

Plan Your Marriage Before Your Wedding

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

If you were one of the lucky couples to get engaged over Valentine's Day weekend, congratulations! This is a special and exciting time, and no doubt thoughts of engagement parties and wedding preparations are already providing hours of anticipation and joy.

Five Alternative Ways to Deal with Anxiety Attacks

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

For anyone that's encountered one, anxiety attacks are terrifying. You genuinely believe you'll never be able to breathe again, that your mind has convinced your body that your time has come, that it's just not capable of continuing.

Facing Up To Female Facial Hair

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nitin Shori

Whilst designer stubble may be the epitome of style for a man, facial hair is usually a less welcome trait for females. It's certainly not uncommon though, as it affects four in ten women at some point in their life.

The Best Things to do in Prague

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Prague's main sights, such as Prague Castle, Charles Bridge (below), the Old Town and Wenceslas Square, are not to be missed. However, the city also offers some offbeat experiences that will broaden your mind and feed your soul as well as entertain. Here's our guide to four of the best.

Planet Appetite: Walking Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Tenerife is the Canary Island famous for its sandy beaches and year round sunshine, but its Walking Festival is a good introduction to over 1500 km of hiking trials and there's plenty of luxury accommodation to salve your weary limbs and make your stay a comfortable one.

An Escape From One English Winter Became Ten Years In Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Mid-January, ten years ago, the colours and sunshine of my first day in San Miguel had me pinned. A week later, I met the person who was to become my husband. Today, we are raising three young children.

Six Luxury French Ski Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

French alpine skiing is among the best in the world and together with fine dining - for which the French need no introduction - their ski resorts offer a winning combination.

Pregnancy Announcement

Claire Kirby | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Kirby

Thank goodness my announcements are done, because there is no way in the world I would have had the patience to plan a 'surprise announcement.' Hell, I didn't even have the Patience to wait until my period was late to take the test.

A Comment On Women and Food

Lisa Edwards | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Last year, I gave up any form of weird food restriction after a Dieting Decade which saw me trying every single fad going to keep my weight under control. Atkins, Dukan, 5:2, GI - I'd done the lot. And I was heartily sick of it.

How to Find Love

Karen Ruimy | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

You already have everything in you: you are embodying a soul. Your soul has come here to express, to create, to experiment, to love - but mainly your soul is a loving being. And the most important thing in terms of love, is loving yourself.

How To Avoid Valentine's Day Disasters

Oliver Tezcan | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Tezcan

Even if your loved one says, "Oh don't worry about getting something, I'm not bothered," this does not give you Carte Blanche to buy nothing. It is something that is likely to be held against you for quite some time, possibly decades.

Women, Film, and Censorship, What We Can Learn From Pre-Code Cinema

Eleanor Taylor-Davis | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Taylor-Davis

At a time when - despite being a fully modernised world in most others senses - women still fail to receive pay packets equal to their male counterparts, the need for women to be portrayed as equals in mainstream media has never been more critical.

Could Fibre Be The Simple Key To Weight Loss?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Knowing where to begin when trying to kick-start weight loss can be an absolute minefield. But new research may have just made dieting far easier. ...

Why Is Everyone Putting Maca AKA 'Nature's Viagra' In Their Smoothies?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're in need of an energy boost, or feel your libido is a little low, you might be tempted to try maca powder. Dubbed "nature's viagra", the ...

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of Tea

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Northerners drink more tea than people in the South, although a Welsh town has been named the tea-drinking capital of the UK. A study by Tetley fou...

The Support for PSHE Education Behind the #PSHEpledge

Joe Hayman | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Joe Hayman

While the support for the campaign is growing, it is important to listen to those who are still concerned. During the Education Committee's inquiry, anxieties were expressed in relation to the subject and its potential impact on parental responsibility and faith communities: these are voices which should be heard and concerns which we should try to address.

Japanese Tacos? 5 New Street Food Trends You'll Want To Try

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Discovering the cheapest, freshest and most authentic native street food has always been a mark of kudos for British travellers abroad. But until a fe...