UK Lifestyle

Take a Break and Manage Stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Recent research has highlighted how important it is to take a break at regular intervals throughout the day. When a three month survey was undertaken at Sheffield University involving 850,000 people they found that responses, rapid perception and decision-making were better, more effective when people avoided cramming intensively and applied a looser, more relaxed approach.

Burnout: 21st Century Curse or Blessing?

Jayne Morris | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Behind every burnout there is a story of overwork and overwhelm, which is why it is becoming a problem of epidemic proportions and affecting people of all ages and professions.

Do I Hate Sheryl Sandberg?

Zoe Fenn | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Fenn

I nearly choked on my coffee last week when I read an article in the Washington Post entitled "Why I hate Sheryl Sandberg?" How could this be? Isn't she the bible for all smart women my age? Didn't I internalise her mantras? Preach her words to my friends? Quote her stats to my husband? So how could this be?

To Baby or Not to Baby and How Do You Know If You Want One?

Louis McIntosh | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louis McIntosh

People espousing being child free as a choice and not by circumstance are somewhat missing the grand point. Which is this: the childless person making that decision is completely different to the person they' d become if they were to have one.

Planned Parenthood Generation Action: Celebrating One Year of Awesome!

Kelley Robinson | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Kelley Robinson

Today marks the one-year anniversary, or the first birthday as we like to call it, of that moment for Planned Parenthood Generation Action - a movement of passionate, committed young people across identities and issues that organizes with, by, and for their generation in order to achieve reproductive freedom.

Proud to Be a Mumpreneur

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

There is nothing like a label to make me grumpy. Call me anything that pins me down to more than that moment in time and I will kick against the label pinned to me until it well and truly falls off.

It's Not Your Chair, It's You

Raquel Baetz | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Raquel Baetz

So short of changing chairs a lot, and giving everyone Alexander Technique (though I do recommend both), what can businesses do with regards to chairs to protect their employees? What chairs should they buy?

10 Unexpected Rape Prevention Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A list of ten top tips for preventing rape is going viral, despite being written years ago, proving the ongoing need for an in-depth look at rape cult...

Hurghada and St Anthony's Monastery

Petra Shepherd | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez in the north to the Sundanese border in the south. It is, effectively, the east coast of mainland Egypt looking across the sea to Sinai. Looking away from the desert and out from the coastline, you will find islands reachable on short boat trips and each with their own individual appeal.

National Paella Day - Simple and Easy to Follow Paella Recipes

Antony Bennett | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Bennett

There is nothing the Spanish love more than the three Fs: family, fiestas and, most importantly, food! So much so in fact, that there is a day dedicated to the classic Paella! 27 March is National Paella Day and celebrates the traditional Spanish dish in all its glory.

Parental Guilt - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Shrimpton

I have come to accept that feeling guilty is just a part of parenting that will never go away. It's one of those, "you're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't" type of things that you just have to accept and live in harmony with and trust yourself that you are always doing your best for your children. YOU are enough.

What Will My Sons Do Now?

Nick Taussig | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Taussig

The parent of a disabled child, you are suddenly forced to look with a hard and discerning eye at the society your children live in. Will it nurture them, in spite of their condition, or will it neglect them?

The Easy Guide To Making Eggs Benedict

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eggs benedict is a Sunday brunch staple, but rather than head out to a cafe, this video featuring chef Gee Charman will walk you through some of the t...

This Week I Ate... Broighter Gold, Frescobaldi and M

William Sitwell | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

My munching has taken me to the plains outside Derry in Northern Ireland. Near the village of Limavady are fields where, in 1896, a farmer tilling the land uncovered what became known as the greatest hoard of gold found in Ireland.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Joke About Masturbation

Suzi Godson | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Women are, and always have been, reluctant to masturbate. In fact, a wealth of research has consistently confirmed that masturbation is the biggest difference in sexual behavior between men and women.

Mindfulness Is More Than Just Focus

Dr David Cox | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Cox

When you spend time observing your thoughts, you start to realise that that's all they are - thoughts. And then you notice things about them - not just their content, but also their emotional payload, their frequency, patterns in which ones you have when and why.

Three Steps to Happiness

Vanessa King | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa King

Is there a formula for happiness? Well not exactly - lots of things contribute to how we feel in the moment and about our lives overall, and it varies from person-to-person and over time. But if I had to pick a number - when it comes to happiness that might well be three.

Zayn Malik Quit One Direction After Being 'Signed Off With Stress': Is It Serious?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Zayn Malik has quit One Direction after being 'signed off with stress' in the middle of a world tour. The group published a statement on their offi...

This Woman Created A Skincare Range For Cancer Sufferers

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

When a woman is diagnosed with cancer, she doesn't stop being a woman. She may be exhausted from treatment or worried about her future, but that do...

#BirthJustHappened: Post-Birth Photos Mums Need To See

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

Mums have been sharing 'post-birth selfies' on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #BirthJustHappened, to spread the message that pregnant women sho...

Three Ways to Happiness: Doing, Thinking and Being

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

There are many ways of understanding human well-being, but perhaps the most simple and useful is to think in terms three different approaches. In other words, if you want to find happiness, there are three different routes you can take.

Nutrition for Dogs With Cancer

Kristina Johansen | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

No other disease strikes as much fear deep within our hearts as cancer. We panic and start searching the Internet for something that can save our dog. There is a lot of information out there, some websites even offering miracle supplements and cures for cancer. Please remember that promises that seem too good to be true very often are.

You Know You Are a Mum of Boys When.........

Kerry Gibb | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Gibb

You are forever stopping prying little eyes trying to look behind you as you have a wee as they try to fathom how you can possibly do that when you have no willy! You stop waxing your bikini line in an attempt to cover your bits from the above investigation!

So Take a Look at Me Now

Jared Joffe | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jared Joffe

Eye contact is the most powerful non-verbal message you can send to another person. Many human beings struggle with eye contact due to the fact that maintaining it can be very revealing.

Did Marijuana Help Me Travel and Write?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

In my experience cannabis (which is the generic name for the evil weed) can make you feel highly imaginative but it removes the energy required to actually do anything creative