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Census 2011: Muslims Are Not to Be Feared

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Many headlines have seized on the fact that Muslims now make up nearly five percent (4.8%) of the English and Welsh population. At the same time, especially after the London bombings in July 2005, the level of prejudice against Muslims has multiplied.

Why Dita Von Teese's Cat Made Her Late to the Party

Caroline Reay | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Reay

The news that Dita von Teese was late to a launch party when her cat napped on her chosen outfit will strike a chord with every cat and dog owner.

Who Needs a Work-Life Balance?

James E. Stephenson | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James E. Stephenson

The term work-life balance is curious - chiefly because it suggests that our lives are so easily divided into two separate buckets: one which consists of 'work', and another that consists of everything that isn't 'work' - something we should refer to as 'life' or 'living'.

Putting The Mistletoe To Good Use..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

We've had the serious university rankings, the less serious sex leagues.. now it's time to find out which students lock lips the most. In its most ...

Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas Is My Hair Back

Laura Price | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Dear Santa, I never imagined I would spend most of the year fighting breast cancer. Please bring me a full head of hair in 2013 and a cancer-free future for me and all those I love!

Panorama - Reality Bites

Shan Ellis | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shan Ellis

I took decisive action and then decision to move was made long before I went to court in the April of 2011, I had to put a roof over my kids' heads. That's what my priorities were. Stuff how much money I owed, how poorly I was, they had to come first.

On Being a Spiritual Atheist

Judi Sutherland | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

The 2011 census results were interesting, weren't they? The rising trend of atheism was a key finding, with 25.1% now saying that we have "no religion" versus 14.8% of us in 2001. As ever, I'm completely on trend, having been an atheist for almost thirty years.

No Regrets aka 'Live your life AWESOME!

Billie Kell | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Billie Kell

According to the British Heart Foundation each of us has on average up to six regrets and spend roughly five days a year dwelling on them.

Anna Söderström: Spinning Yarns

Jason Holmes | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Style
Jason Holmes

Anna is an advocate of the Drapers SOS Save Our Skills campaign which also has the backing of Arcadia boss Philip Green. Save Our Skills champions the sourcing of product categories which are no longer cost effective to produce offshore.

The Alternative Christmas Gift Guide

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Style
Diana Verde Nieto

Christmas is the season for uncontrollable urges - it's like it was designed to mess up every good intention. There's the mistletoe and the alcohol for starters - which is practically inviting misbehaviour and then there's chocolate lying around.

Stupid Reasons to Love the UK

Corinne Purtill | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Corinne Purtill

When you're living in a strange place, it's all too easy to focus on what's missing and what's wrong. That's particularly true at this time of year, when the holidays are close and family feels far and the weather turns icy and it's pitch black at 4 p.m. like the place is run by goddam vampires.

Sir Ian McKellen's Secret Battle With Prostate Cancer

WENN | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

Sir Ian Mckellen has opened up about his secret prostate cancer fight. The Lord of the Rings legend has lived with the disease for the past "six or...

Planet Appetite: Cézanne and the Past - Tradition and Creativity at Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts, Hungary

Rupert Parker | Posted 05.02.2013 | Home
Rupert Parker

Budapest makes a great destination for a long weekend with its many fine buildings, funky bars and excellent restaurants. I certainly recommend a long soak in one of the many thermal baths after a hard night on the tiles.

The Diary Of A Nobody

Caragh Little | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It began as a discussion of the benefits of wearing a fleece in the icy weather. 'It saves money on the central heating, I suppose... wearing fleeces....

Should We Be So Very Scared of Giving Birth?

Milli Hill | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Milli Hill

It's not really surprising that so many women feel this way. The media portrayal of birth ranges from the rather ridiculous soap opera version - 'woman looking terrified and sweaty delivers baby in pub drama' - to programs like One Born Every Minute - 'woman looking terrified and sweaty begs for drugs in hospital drama'.

Advertisers Leave Dogs Out in the Cold Again This Christmas

Alice Wright | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wright

People are talking about one of the Morrisons' adverts this year for all the wrong reasons, because it shows a child giving his leftover Christmas pudding to the family dog. Nothing wrong there you might think, unless you know that the innocent Christmas pudding can be fatal to dogs.

Is Junk Food the New Tobacco? No, Not Really

James Bloodworth | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Bloodworth

Blaming the food industry for making you fat is a bit like blaming Hooters because your husband likes breasts. It may be comforting to curse the corporate giants as you reach for another chocolate digestive, but it's attitudes like this that will end up destroying the NHS.


Jeff Brazier | Posted 08.02.2013 | Home
Jeff Brazier

Simply put, I feel like I'm letting them down. I'm not there to pack them of to school or to tuck them into bed and that niggles me... Bringing up kids in modern times is a full time job in itself and then we want to go and have another full time job at the same time?! Working parents/professional jugglers? Same thing.

Charlie Thomas

Christmas Party Made You Miss Your Train Home? There's An App For That | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK

As the season for office Christmas parties approaches, a series of new mobile apps could herald the arrival of a new way to book hotel rooms. Over ...

Five Reasons to Have a Beer

Aidan Goggins | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

And a prime example of an underserved, tarnished reputation is that of alcohol. Seen as a vice, more harmful than healthful - in binging amounts this can't be denied. But what about 'moderation' referring to two or less drinks a day for men and one or less for women?

Animals Deserve Good Lives - and Good Deaths

Beth Nicklinson | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Nicklinson

Animals have feelings and emotions, and they suffer from pain, disabilities and diseases just as humans do. But unlike my father, who could clearly communicate his wishes through a system of blinking his eyes, animals can't tell us (at least not in human language) that they don't feel well, are in terrible pain or even want to die. They depend on us to notice when something is wrong and to be brave enough to make the heartbreaking-but-humane decision to end their suffering when the time comes.

Warnings That You Should Stick to the Wine: 10 Cocktail Red Flags

Ryan Cheti | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

Cocktails require craft. If they're offering you half price drinks there's something fishy going on - they're not offering you half price beer or wine are they? Chances are it's cut price booze and a lot of sugar - neither which your head or liver will thank you for the next day.

If We Know Breast Is Best, Why Are We Allowing the Baby Food Industry to Get Away With 'Murder'?

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Aseem Malhotra

The science underpinning the importance of breast feeding has been well documented and cannot be overstated. In 2003 the Lancet published a series on child survival emphasising that exclusive breast feeding, if universalised, could save 13% of all under five deaths, (an estimated 1.3million in the 42 high mortality countries).

Planet Appetite: On Safari in Malawi, the Warm Heart of Africa

Rupert Parker | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

As the dusk approaches we stop for a sundowner and then join the rest of the guests for a bush barbecue under the stars. Next morning, it's an early start to go out on foot for a game walk. Now, you might think this is slightly risky, but we do have an armed guard and only potential danger is a few distant elephants.

Why I Won't Cheer Up

Judi Sutherland | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judi Sutherland

We women already do so much. We take care how we dress, we choose jewellery, spend money on make-up, have expensive haircuts, all to look more pleasing to others in a way a man would never countenance.