UK Lifestyle

Mania: The Joyous Destructor

Barry Hyde | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Barry Hyde

feel there is far more written about depression so I thought I'd talk about mania. The upswing, the joyous, wild up thrust of the see-saw. Mania. The war took place entirely in my own mind and I was not prepared for the fight. It was like fighting bullets with sticks and stones. I was slaughtered.

Are Avocados Really Good For You?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether they're smashed onto toast or blitzed into our favourite smoothies, we can't get enough of avocados. Global consumption of the creamy fruit ha...

Teen With Crohn's Disease Shares Powerful Message For Other Patients

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager with Crohn's disease has shared photos of her scars and ileostomy bag in order to inspire other patients to be body confident. Aimee Rousk...

What You Can Learn From Being in a Choir (Apart from the Songs)

Rosie Dow | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Dow

In a choir we learn songs, of course, and every rehearsal we build on that knowledge and musicality. But I suspect over time we also learn so much more from being in a choir than just the music, so I asked my choir Facebook friends to help me out with their thoughts on this and I've distilled the top five take-aways from being in a choir.

World No Tobacco Day: Smoking and Mental Illness

Brian Dow | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brian Dow

People with mental health conditions typically smoke at higher rates and are more heavily addicted than average. Around one third of adult tobacco consumption is by people with a mental health condition. This means that they are much more likely to experience serious health conditions, such as cancer and heart disease, as a result of smoking.

Feeling Bold? Be Brave and Use Black and White in Your Home Interior

Celia Sawyer | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Celia Sawyer

It is easy to see how this grouping frightens the life out of many novice interior designers, the less adventurous part of you, however it doesn't need to be overpowering and coarse, more of a way of expressing drama with an elegantly powerful appeal.

Blogger Shares Swimsuit Selfie, Sticks Two Fingers Up To Body Shamers

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A style blogger has shared a series of photos of herself in a black swimsuit and has proven to haters that she's more badass than they'll ever be. Cai...

Statins Could Prevent Breast Cancer From Returning, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Statins could be prescribed to breast cancer survivors after researchers discovered the cholesterol-lowering drugs may prevent the disease from return...

Why I Befriended A 90-Something Widower On Holiday (And the Valuable Lesson He Taught Me)

Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

On Monday I returned from a 10-night holiday in Crete and I found it to be a pretty life-changing experience. Not for the endless sunshine and cocktails, or for the beautiful sunsets. Not even for the many stray cats that I managed to feed during my trip. It was life-changing because I met an elderly chap called Ken.

How to Do the Galapagos Islands on a Budget

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

The Galapagos Islands are unlike any other in the world; made up of a group of isolated volcanic islands, this is a place that hasn't been tainted by tourism. A dream destination to say the least. But with extortionate travel prices, the Galapagos Islands feels like an unfeasible reality for many.

One Year Travelling Around the World - Our Costs and Secrets

Natalie Deduck | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Deduck

Time does fly when we are travelling around the world! We are about to publish our 2 years travelling round up. So let's review what happened in our first year of travels. Moments, curiosities and how much we spent in 1 year travelling [the question everybody ask us].

Bellyful of Happiness

Rico Griffiths-Taitte | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rico Griffiths-Taitte

My grandparents never displayed their affection for each other, especially in front of the rest of us. We all knew it was a love of undisclosed fortitude. She was the rock that held the family together, and grandpa was happiest shouting at the wrestling match between 'Giant Haystacks' and 'Big Daddy'. Easy! Easy! Easy!

This Deconstructed Coffee Proves 'Hipsterism Has Gone Too Far'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Just when we thought we'd seen all the world had to offer in the form of hipster food and drink, a café in Melbourne has gone and taken things one st...

Artist's Beautiful Tribute To His Dead Cat Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, digital artist Richard Saunders was inspired by his feline friend, Tolly. After spotting a bush that looked like a sleeping cat, the artis...

Women Who Suffer Migraines May Also Be At Risk Of This Illness

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women who suffer from migraines may have an increased risk of developing heart disease and experiencing a heart attack or stroke later in life, expert...

Amy Schumer Is A Greek Goddess In Post Preaching Body Positivity

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Amy Schumer has shared a kickass photo of herself juxtaposed next to the goddess Aphrodite. And it's well and truly put all the body-shamers in their ...

Should We Be Using Organic Sanitary Products?

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Tomlinson

Walking through Sainsbury's in Wilmslow recently, I overheard a woman complaining to her husband. 'They don't even have any organic tampons, Andy,' she sighed. (This is the sort of thing that happens in Wilmslow. Everywhere you go you hear things that sound like they have been pulled of the 'Overheard in Waitrose' Facebook page.)

WHO Advises Eight Weeks Of Safe Sex After Visiting Zika-Affected Areas

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you've travelled to a country where Zika virus is prevalent then you're now advised to practise safe sex, or not have sex at all, for at least eigh...

Men And Women Equally Self-Conscious About Appearance, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In a world where we're bombarded with filtered and Photoshopped images on a hourly basis, it seems none of us are immune to experiencing a lack of bod...

Pre-Diabetes Patients Could Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk With This Diet

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People with pre-diabetes who stick to a low calorie diet of just 800 calories per day could cut their risk of Type 2 diabetes by almost 90%, a new tri...

How Digitally Tracking My Sleep for Four Weeks Helped Me Doze Off for Longer

Amy Packham | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Tech
Amy Packham

Unlike my sister or boyfriend who can fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow, it takes me a good half an hour to relax in bed let alone finally drift off. It also has to be dark, warm and deadly silent. But sleep is pretty important and recently, after reading a tonne of articles confirming this, I've tried to focus on getting more sleep per night.

Three Quarters Of Young People With Diabetes 'Not Receiving Key Health Checks'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Almost 75% of young people with diabetes are not receiving important health checks to help keep their condition under control, according to a new repo...

Dad's Reaction To His Daughter's Tattoo Has Us In Stitches

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When Marie Venezia got a tattoo of a knife on her arm, she had no idea how her father was going to react. The 18-year-old art student from Phoenix, US...

The Last Resort

Caragh Little | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's a strange thing, living in a holiday resort: particularly strange, maybe, when you haven't always lived there and it used to be somewhere you went for a daytrip on a Summer day.

The Never Ending Bulk

David Kingsbury | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

For the most part people look good lighter than they might think. Even with top actors I work with their bodyweight for the shirtless scenes is lower than people expect, the truth is being really lean gives the impression of size better than soft size does.