UK Lifestyle

Why You Should Never Date a Christmas Refusenik

The Guyliner | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

There'll be rumblings of Christmas being "too commercialised", that the town centre is "hell on Earth" throughout December and, when you slink in feeling warm and merry after your work Christmas drinks, he will look with scorn upon your flashing Rudolph nose and antlers, brush the crumpled mistletoe out of your hand and will refuse you drunken Christmas sex. What a joyless, heartless b*****d.

Raise a Glass to Absent Friends and Family This Christmas

Jody Thompson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK
Jody Thompson

When I was just eight years old, Christmas Day came to have a different, bittersweet meaning for me, compared to most lucky souls. Because when I was meant to be celebrating my eighth birthday (yes, I was born on 25 December), my Uncle Eddie, who lived next door, and to whom I was extraordinarily close, passed away in the early hours of that morning.

Why Your Best Friend Doesn't Always Give The Best Advice

Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The wonderful, yet slightly disconcerting thing about best female friends is that they often know us better than ourselves. From listening to our inne...

What Xmas Treats Should You NOT Feed Your Dog?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The "Ah go on, it's Christmas" rule that covers a multitude of eating and drinking sins also extends to our pets this Christmas as we feed them extra ...

Recipe for the Week: Steak With Artichokes, Carrots and Horseradish Sauce

Theo Randall | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Artichokes and carrots are a really good combination. They have a similar texture when cooked this way and the sweetness of the carrot works well with the unique artichoke flavour. Horseradish is delicious with beef but by using bread instead of cream it has a much more heat so be careful how much you serve... Have a good week and Happy Christmas!

WATCH: Relationship Red Flags: Here's Why You Broke Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

No idea why you broke up? As we head into 'Christmas Curse' aka break-up season, here are some excellent relationship red flags from the folk at B...

Where Are All the Caring Men?

Nick Clements | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

It has been argued, men don't feel they are good at such sensitive jobs, they feel they lack the necessary skills and caring work has traditionally been the female domain, and has become highly feminised, often men say they are intimidated by the environments...

Social Care

Martyn Sibley | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Martyn Sibley

My disability has been with me since my birth. There's a lot of things I can't do for myself. However I have always ensured that it never defined me. After all, my identity is about far more than just some things I can't do physically. I generally like to ensure my physical needs are supported, and just crack on with living and having fun.

Three Easy Christmas Recipes You Can Make With The Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to be a kitchen whizz to start cooking with your kids - in fact not getting it right can be the best fun. Celebrity mum Kate Garraway h...

Easy Ways To Shave Off Christmas Calories - According To The Experts

BDA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We've already established that Christmas shopping in itself is a workout and can use up to 1500 calories - but unfortunately it will take a lot more t...

Do You Realise How Lucky You Really Are?

Jamie Flexman | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

It's ridiculously easy to pick out the parts of our lives that might need changing but often this comes at the expense of acknowledging the things we should actually be grateful for.

23 Tips To Stay In Shape Over Xmas Without Dieting

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We realise how foolish it would be to get between you and the mince pie you've been coveting, so far be from us to suggest you chew bean sprouts over ...

WATCH: How To Wrap The Perfect Christmas Present

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It should be as simple as boiling an egg, but Christmas present wrapping can sometimes be mind-bogglingly difficult. From finding the invisible en...

A Truly Magical Winter Wonderland Awaits At LaplandUK (REVIEW)

The Huffington Post | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Welcome to the new and improved Lapland UK. The new location is bigger, brighter and quite frankly better than ever before. The arrivals hall is t...

15 Festive Funnies From Female Comedians

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Father Christmas, Rudolph, the baby Jesus, the Three Wise Men… Christmas, as with so many historical traditions, is just a little bit male skewed fo...

How to Ease Your Festive Stress

Beth Burgess | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

Aaah Christmas. A time of jingling sleigh bells and jangling nerves. Of togetherness and family, and massive rows with your nearest and dearest. Yes Christmas is a time for joy and celebration, but it's also a time that causes most people an untold amount of stress.

How To Make The Perfect Mince Pies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mince pies might seem like they're tricky to make, but as Christmas treats go, they are pretty straightforward. We collected four recipes from the...

'The Winter Party' - HR Rebrand the Christmas Social

Chris Rooney | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The office was busy for a Friday afternoon but I had committed to the action and was determined to see it through. I went into the toilet and checked myself in the mirror; I straightened my tie then donned the large Santa hat. I turned to the side, someone else would make this look good, I thought.

Christmas Gifts 1950s Style

Sara Sheridan | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

The world loves the 1950s. The recent resurgence in high heels, cocktails and home-baking (think cupcake) has made the 50s a decade synonymous with treats. So if you're struggling with your Christmas shopping, look no further for inspiration:

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 53 - Paris and a Prayer

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Thursday and I am on the train to Paris. Not that the early part of the week was dull in London. In fact, far from it.

Things You Can Do to Help Stray Dogs

Ryan Harrison | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Harrison

Some dogs are genuinely scared of humans and will run from you when they see you. You have to try to build up trust with the dog. Leaving some treats in an area where it frequents is one way of doing this. Keep some dog treats in your pocket and put one on the ground, before walking away again...

Pregnant Mentally-Ill Woman Can Be Forced To Have Caesarean Section

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A pregnant mentally-ill woman could be forced to have a caesarean section after a High Curt judge gave doctors permission to perform the procedure. Ru...

I Don't Believe in God... but I Do Believe in Good

Shy Keenan | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK
Shy Keenan

The fact is that certain faiths are unwittingly helping the paedophiles to destroy their good work, good name and good future by letting these vile toxic beings dry hump their fear and good ethics this way. Time to be brave, stop keeping their secrets, cleanse them from your system and start again, you are completely worth it.

I Like Old Clothes and I Cannot Lie

Ben Shires | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

My only real party gripe, and one I fear is acutely specific to me, is that small talk - the lifeblood of the latter uPBE - often throws up a situation that leaves me stumped. And annoyingly, it's all my own fault.

Island Hopping: Mini Guide to Thailand's Islands

Frontier | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wherever you look Thailand is bathed in stunning panoramic views. Wherever you go there are palm trees, sand and beautiful clear blue waters. Here is a list of Thailand's best sun-drenched islands that you can hop on and off as you please.