UK Lifestyle

#Wakeupcall Selfies Reach Staggering Numbers

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Jemima Khan's #wakeupcall selfie campaign for Unicef has reached over 300 million people, according to social marketing platform Spredfast, as more ce...

How the Girl Generation Came to Be

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Efua Dorkenoo

The issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) requires urgent action: more than 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM - the equivalent of Kenya's entire population almost three times over...

The Secret To Keeping Spiders At Bay, And Other Life Hacks From Your Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Lottie Oram | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to finding ingenious ways to simplify our lives, we often rely on tech and new innovations to help us out. But does that mean that go...

Why I'm Giving Out Free Tampons

Shelly Asquith | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shelly Asquith

This is a relatively simple task for us which will hopefully help our members with costs, highlight the inherent sexism in charging for these essential supplies, and kick off a conversation about periods that is positive and empowering. Because nobody should have to pay to bleed. Period.

Louise Ridley

What Happened When I Ditched Google Maps | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

*Sort of I’m lost without my phone. Physically lost. With a poor sense of direction and little time, I am completely reliant on my Google Maps...

How Baking A Cake Can Make You Feel Less Stressed

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Could our national obsession with baking be less to do with getting a sugar fix and more to do with tapping into the sense of peace and calm it instil...

Rachel Moss

Why We Need To Learn The Truth About Schizophrenia | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Do you believe schizophrenia is about people with multiple personalities? If the answer is yes, you may be in a broad majority, but that doesn't m...

Pre-Teen's 'Wedding Blog' Makes For Difficult Reading...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

This is Thea. She is 12 years old, and will this week be married to Geir, who is 37. She is to be Norway’s official first child bride, according ...

If A Child Can Do These DIY Tricks, So Can You!

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all got those little household niggles – things that need fixing, jazzing up, ripping out or replacing. But they stay on our to-do list beca...

Could Grapefruit Juice Be The Key To Weight Loss?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Never mind the Cambridge, Atkins, Paleo or 5:2 diets, scientists have discovered that consuming grapefruit could help people lose weight. A study ...

When I Grow Up...

Caragh Little | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

When I grow up, none of my lessons will be boring. None of my jokes will be bad, apart from the ones which are intentionally terrible for ironic effect. All of my lessons will be planned to the last second and will never be derailed by tangents or contingencies or people falling asleep.

This Newlywed Explains Why She'll Be Taking Her Own Life In November

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 29-year-old recently married woman is planning to end her life on 1 November after receiving a terminal diagnosis. In April this year Brittany Ma...

This Is The Perfect Way To Hold A Burger

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Burgers are delicious, but eating them without looking like a messy toddler is almost impossible. Should you go for the pick-up method? The fancy k...

We Need to Talk About Sexism at UK Universities

Rachel Thompson | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Thompson

Sexism at UK universities is not just a cluster of isolated incidents, but a real and present issue that students face nationwide. We go to university to learn, to better ourselves, to progress, but we do not expect to be harassed, objectified and subjected to misogyny...

The Great British Bake Off Final: 10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Series Five

Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

It's been a vintage year for The Great British Bake Off, and as an avid cake-maker myself, I've watched the contestants produce outstanding show stoppers, inventive signature bakes and mind-boggling technical challenges in awe every week. The programme never fails to help me improve my baking skills, but this year, it's also taught me 10 valuable life lessons...

How To Get Your Mojo Back After A Divorce

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You would imagine that with two successful daughters like Beyoncé and Solange, Tina Knowles would be one of the most self-assured women on the planet...

Is There Life After Death?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Is there such a thing as life after death? While this was once a question pondered by philosophers and religious groups, scientists are now seriou...

Where the Telegraph and Daily Mail Get It Wrong on Cannabis

Edward Fox | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Edward Fox

Demonising drug users and manipulating research findings to sell papers serves only to avoid an open and honest debate on how to properly mitigate the harms of illicit drugs. If parts of the media continue down this sensationalist road, they will remain a malicious hindrance to real progress.

How Colouring Books Help Thousands Of British Adults To De-Stress

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Colouring books for adults are outselling cookery books in France, and now they appear to be taking over bookshelves in the UK, too. But why? While...

Sleeping Rough in the Age of Austerity

Tony Mckenna | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

While the broader policy of economic hack and slash has created the conditions for a sharp increase in the level of homelessness, stigmatization of homeless people themselves effectively helps shift the focus from the political sphere...

24 Hours of Strain

Tim Hutchful | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Hutchful

This week (6-12 October) is BackCare Awareness Week. Every year the campaign runs to help put the spotlight on the prevention of back and neck pain.

Men's Mag's Seriously Patronising Headline Does Not Go Down Well

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men's Health Magazine have been forced to issue an apology after tweeting this rather patronising headline... That's right, women are, y'know, ...

What You Need To Know Before Using A Public Toilet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Now that we know over a quarter of the population have faecal fragments on their hands, hygiene is certainly on our minds. The (seriously gross) fa...

Man Discovers Three-Inch Cricket Living In His Ear

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When one man told his doctor he had an itch in his ear, he had no idea the cause of his discomfort was a three-inch insect. A live cricket was extr...

Miriam Clegg Bound To Stir Debate With This Very Rare Interview...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez has given a rare personal TV interview, revealing she doesn't understand the concept of women "having it all". The success...