UK Lifestyle

Video Games Underestimate Young Girls' Potential

Malin Gustavsson | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech
Malin Gustavsson

49% of the British gaming population are female... over 85% of all characters in games are male... Why should girls have to be passive damsels in distress, waiting to be rescued, or have to pout their way to success?

Why the Tour de France Has Proved We Are Selfie-Obsessed

Dr Mariann Hardey | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Mariann Hardey

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen branded the craze 'a dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity' ... in this technologically driven age, each spectator wants to prove they were part of the action and hence the selfie found a new arena... it undoubtedly gravitates towards narcissism. 'Look at how much fun I'm having, I want you to envy me'.

This Proud Father Filmed His Wife Giving Birth On The Pavement

Barcroft Media | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You'd think delivering your wife's child in the street would be a stressful affair, but one man managed to do just that....and film it at the same tim...

How A Negative Attitude May Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It seems like happiness may be the key to good health. Researchers have found that stress, hostility and depression can significantly increase the ...

How That Extra Pint Could Be Damaging Your Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're heading out for a cheeky pint (or five) after work this evening you may want to think twice about how much alcohol you order. Experts hav...

A Fitting Room That Dispenses Compliments Is Both Cheesy And Patronising

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you step out in a new dress and a friend says 'wow you look amazing' with genuine enthusiasm, you're bound to leave the house feeling great. Bu...

The AROMAetum at the Wilderness Festival

Dave Crompton | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Crompton

They call it "cross-modal perception". It comes from the magical and wonderful place in our brain where our different senses cross over a bit - where the signals get blurred. For a while it was called synesthesia. Now, as with a lot of things, what was once considered fringe behavior for the more special amongst us is now seen as something all of us are wired into - to a greater or lesser extent.

10 Reasons Not To Trust Your Memory

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever been in the middle of telling a story to a group of friends when you think: 'wait, did I dream this?'. That's because your mind is a sneaky li...

These Ads Want To Change How We Look At Beauty Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wandered around Boots, filling your basket with more make-up, body buffers and miracle creams than you can carry, in the hope that maybe just may...

Want To Lose Weight? Here's What To Eat On The Atkins Diet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to kick start weight loss you may be among the many who've considered trying out the Atkins diet. Thanks to celebrity endorsement ...

Superfoods: Miracle Foods or a Waste of Money?

Sian Breslin | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Superfood! Does it wear spandex and emit powers from its fingers like any good superhero? Does it have a separate identity that only comes out when danger strikes? Will it save the day when junk food rears its ugly head? ... "There's no official definition of what makes a superfood"

Rachel Moss

This Athlete Had His Left Arm Blown Off. And This Is What He Chose To Do About It | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For HuffPost UK's month of determination, we're talking to men and women who have shown incredible courage that can inspire us all. Jaco van Gass ...

Things You'll Miss About Student Life

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gabrielle Leimon

You now wander past costume shops and realise that events nowadays rarely require costumes for no good reason... At this post-graduate stage of your life having at least three bottle openers in any given handbag is seen as excessive rather than handy... You're a grown up now.

Noticing Is Half The Battle

Ruby Wax | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

Every morning I drag myself from sleep (it's so hard especially when I've been starring in my own dream and I've been a hit) to sitting up on my pillow to do 20 minutes of mindfulness. Every morning I think why am I doing this because when I look in at my thoughts it's never a pretty sight?

You Can't Call Your Baby 'Ahmiracle' - It's Not a Real Name

Xavier Toby | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Celebrities seem to be mad for this. Recently we've had Apple, North West, Blue Ivy and Brooklyn. That last one apparently came about because that's where Posh and Becks conceived the kid. Even if that's true, well that's information you shouldn't share with anyone ever.

No, I Don't Want to Feel Your Flaccid Penis Against My Backside

Vicky Chan | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

A couple of months ago, I was sexually assaulted... I was so completely grossed out. I turned around and started shouting things at him. I didn't care if he would yell back or physically assault me further, I was so furious and disgusted that anyone would feel that they could do that to someone.

Vag-Cam: This Vibrator Also Doubles Up As A Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some people, like Lifestyle editor Poorna Bell, do not wish to look at their own vaginas. But for those of you who do love the sight of your own va...

Does Cycling Cause Prostate Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cycling to work and back may be doing wonders for your calf muscles, but experts have found that excessive cycling may put men at a higher risk of bei...

Revealed: What's Really In Your McDonalds, Starbucks And KFC

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're a nation that love fast food and takeaways - we spend over £30 billion on convenience food in the UK each year. But how much do we really kn...

An Introduction to Gorillia Circus' Trapeze School Ahead of Its Appearance at Wilderness Festival

Ezra Trigg | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Trigg

Attention Wilderness-ers and would-be aerial artists - Gorilla Circus, the UK's only outdoor flying trapeze school (not an actual gorilla circus) is heading to Wilderness this year! We'll be branching out from our current site in Regent's Park.

What Can You Eat On The Paleo Diet?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Paleo diet, a.k.a the caveman diet, is the latest weight-loss trend that everyone seems to be talking about - but what actually is it? In brief...

School's Out For Summer

Caragh Little | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Anticipating coffee and a bun on the second morning of the holidays, I was assaulted by the first Back to School display of summer. No sooner have the holidays begun than we're preparing for them to end: hardly had I dragged myself home on that final half day of term, than the postman assured me with a cheeky grin that the break would be 'gone before I knew it.'

This Sex Book Was Banned In 1969, But It's Back With A Vengeance

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although in 2014 sex education is far from perfect, it's undeniable that teaching youngsters about the birds and the bees has come a long way since th...

You'll Never Guess How Many Calories Cyclists Burn During The Tour De France

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Those cyclists competing in the 2014 Tour de France sure are impressive. Over the three weeks of the famous competition, cyclists will ride 2,277 ...

These Are The Best Mirror Selfies We Have Ever Seen...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Usually when you think of mirror selfies you imagine a pouting person popping their booty and failing to turn off their phone's flash - but the mirror...