UK Lifestyle

Why I'm Grateful to Scoliosis

Naomi Cooper | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

When I was 12 I was diagnosed with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. As it continued to worsen, I was sent to a specialist at Guy's Hospital in London and after what seemed like hours of bending over in my knickers and a flimsy hospital gown, surrounded by medical students, the doctor sat me down to discuss my options.

How to Cook With Herbs: Choux Pastry Cream Buns

Kathy Slack | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

Oh my word I've never seen so many herbs in the garden! This spell of warm wet weather has sent everything into a growing frenzy. The rocket is living up to its name - 'wild'. The parsley is going to need mowing if it grows another inch.

Wearing Makeup Isn't Empowering

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Make up only enhances one aspect of you. Your physical appearance. Which does nothing more than accentuate the level to which you are judged by it. Contouring does not enhance your intellect, a nice shade of eyeshadow does not highlight your practical or social skills. All it does is enhance the physical you. A tiny element of who you are as a person.

Model Shares Troll's D**k Pic To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Harassment Online

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Model and blogger Stina Sanders is sick and tired of being sexually harassed online. The 24-year-old, from London, has made a stand by sharing a d**k ...

Man's Ex-Girlfriend Won't Stop Sending Him 'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From weeing in your ex's bath water to spray painting their car, we thought we'd seen every kind of revenge the broken-hearted had to offer. But one ...

Managing Acute Diarrhea in Dogs

Kristina Johansen | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

Most cases of dietary indiscretion are mild and do not have lasting consequences beyond an upset tummy. As long as your dog is still active and there are no other symptoms that point to something more serious then you don't need to panic.

Adult Self-Harm: A Secret World of Pain

Dr Pooky Knightsmith | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Pooky Knightsmith

As I share my story, I am finding that I am so far from alone. That there are a lot of other adults out there who are using self-harm to manage their thoughts and feelings too. Some of them have done it since childhood - or like me have reverted to a coping mechanism of old. Others have discovered self-harm as a fully fledged adult.

Facebook Rejects Photo Of Tess Holliday For 'Violating Its Health And Fitness Policy'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When feminist group Cherchez la Femme recently created an advert for a body positivity event, plus size model Tess Holliday seemed like the obvious po...

Rose Walters on Battling Anorexia: "Without My Parents' Perseverance, I Most Definitely Would Have Died or Killed Myself"

Heenali Patel | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heenali Patel

At the age of 14, Rose Walters was hospitalised for anorexia. With no friends, and no one in hospital to support her, she'd look forward to the two hours each day that her parents were allowed to visit.

Mental Health Awareness Is More Than Just Knowing the Stats, It's Understanding What One in Four Brits Actually Experience

Shirley Reynolds | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Reynolds

The statistics should never stop shocking us: one in four of us will experience a diagnosable mental health difficulty at some point in our life.

Free Your Mind

Stephen Haynes | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Haynes

I've seen the impact that depression and anxiety can have on people's ability to perform and reach their potential. I've worked with managers and leaders who have either wanted to better support their own people facing mental ill-health, but not known how, to those who through a degree of ignorance, had taken the approach that people should just 'deal with it'.

Dealing With Anxiety in Work - A Brief and Stupid Look at Life

Luke Chandley | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Chandley

Anxiety out of work has bred anxiety in work. My crippling self-awareness of said anxiety in work and out of work has made me anxious to not be visibly anxious therefore ruining my entire life and giving me horrible, tough stomach butterflies in the process.

How To Peel A Kiwi In Seconds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Kiwis are great. Kiwi skins...not so great. Thankfully the life hack video above is here to show you how to remove that pesky, furry coating in second...

How I Overcame My Mental Health Issues

Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

My mental health issues improved because I didn't give up on them and I didn't get let them own me - I kept learning about them and about myself, and I kept looking for the underlying causes of the symptoms.

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Part 2 of baking with chickpeas. This was initially intended to be a chocolate cake. When it emerged from the oven, I thought it was ruined, but in fact, it was something even better!

99-Year-Old Brit Thought To Be World's Oldest Person To Beat Cancer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 99-year-old is thought to be the oldest person to beat cancer in the world after recently undergoing bowel cancer surgery on the NHS. Grandfather Vi...

Low FODMAP Diet: Warm Halloumi and Potato Salad

Emer Delaney | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

This Mediterranean warm halloumi and potato salad is the perfect lunch on a hot summer's day. It's quick and easy to make, spicy and full of flavour and, whether your guests are meat lovers or vegetarians, they'll LOVE IT!! It's also perfect for anyone following a low FODMAP diet such as people with IBS or digestive disorders.

The Difficulty with Ditching Meat

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ioan Marc Jones

'Don't you miss meat?' This is the first question posed by the friends and family of the newborn vegetarian. The question, for me at least, isn't offensive. And the answer isn't complicated. I rarely miss the taste of meat - although I occasionally dream, like a vegetarian android, of mint-coated sheep - but I do miss the loss of ritual that accompanies meat consumption.

Ten Surprising Things About Grief

Alexandra Massey | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

My husband Pete died suddenly last year. His death was completely unexpected. Well to me anyway. But others have since told me they saw it coming. But I didn't. And even though he'd been ill for a long time, I thought he was going to live forever.

One Week on and We Are at Peace

Karin Sieger | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Your beloved cats don't come to you on the bed, so I hear. The one called Little Sock does not part from your mother's side. Perhaps they give you space. Perhaps they have started to let you go. Your mother says she is strong, now, but does not know about after... how she will cope. She will be 80 next month. Her only child is dying.


Danielle Wood | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

By definition, success is accomplishing an aim or purpose. Success is subjective: to one it is working on Wall Street while to another it's efficientl...

Why I'll Be Wilder in June

Tiffany Francis | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany Francis

I've always been drawn to wildness. My infant days were filled with bluebell walks and mangled badger bones kept in jars, while rainy evenings found my little heart caught in the perils of Farthing Wood videos.

Getting Your Skin Summer Ready

Seena Seka | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Seena Seka

Finally, with warmer weather soon to arrive, is your skin ready for the extra UVA / UVB exposure? Sunny days generally mean more bare flesh - so now is the time to make sure your skin is looking its best and continues to do so with adequate protection!

Damning Report Says You Should Ignore Official Diet Guidelines And Avoid 'Low-Fat' Food

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Official guidelines that urge people to follow a low-fat diet are having "disastrous health consequences" on the nation, a new report has warned. The ...

Tom Cridland's Five Top Wardrobe Choices

Tom Cridland | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Style
Tom Cridland

I like dressing flamboyantly and in bold colours that make me happy. I apply a buy less, buy better attitude to fashion and accessories, and I love collecting things and wearing them again and again. The two collections of mine that I am most proud of are of shoes and sunglasses.