UK Lifestyle

Can This 'Love Translator' App Help Men Understand Women Better?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Fair or unfair, us women have a reputation for saying the exact opposite of what we really mean. When was the last time you said "I'm fine!" and genui...

Blue Is the Colour

Nick Clements | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

I recently heard a good story from someone about becoming a dad. After his child was delivered the man was handed the tiny baby, as the midwife did so she quickly checked the sex, and proudly said 'here's your big strong boy.' The father wondered if the midwife had delivered a girl whether she would have said 'here's your big strong girl.' Right from the first seconds of being born we are judged and compartmentalized.

It's SO Unfair!

Nick Abbot | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The kids are revolting. And they are revolting against stereotyping by the media. That is so typical of them, what with their whining and their egotism and their thinking that they are the centre of the universe. Unless that is stereotyping, in which case I take it back (and taking things back is typical of the lilly-livered, spineless middle aged).

Why the London Underground Sucks

Carina Maggar | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

The London Underground. It's dusty, it's grimy and it's full of people's body odours that I care not to sample. If i wanted your armpit shoved up against my chin, i'd be in a relationship with you. Then there are the breed of people who think it's acceptable to eat curries/pasties/burgers in such a confined place. This was my horrific experience recently:

Why My Brother's the Majesticest (Yes, That's a Word) Person in the World

Patricia Doma | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Doma

Arms like Thor's hammer, brain of Einstein's descendant, heart of a thousand puppies. Financial analyst, serious Apple geek, proud PS4 owner, a fantastic motorcyclist and an incredible person. I'm talking of course about my brother. Kind of feels like I'm writing this on an online dating profile at this point, but just go with it.

Wellbeing And Health Neglected By Employers, Say More Than Half Of Workers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than feeling neglected and unvalued at your workplace, especially when you're giving it your all. More than half of workers f...

Experience Russian Delicacies in the Unlikeliest of Places - a Banya

Alaina Wong | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alaina Wong

In a matter of swishes and swooshes, I am on a journey of rebirth. Banschik's (doctors) collect hot vapour spurting from the central stove and envelop your body in a cloud of steam, followed by intermittent veils of cooling air. Immediately after, cold water is poured all over your body before you are sent to plunge into a pool of 10°C ice cold water.

Tech Powers Social Good - the Enablers, Protectors, Healers and Eco-Warriors to Watch

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

I'm always scouring the web, news and events circuit for the fascinating advances in technology that have high potential for social impact. Some just prompt me to stop and think "Now that's just both useful and clever".

Why We Love Instagram Food Porn (Even If French Chefs Don't)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Taking pictures of our food and posting it online: guilty as charged. Who hasn't? Unfortunately, Michelin-starred French restaurants don't share t...

Three Very Simple Things You Can Do to Build Confidence

Annie Ashdown | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

Confidence is the key to improving our performance in the work force and to creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

Valentine's Day Is Over for Another Year - Thank God

Christina Kenny | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

It's ludicrous that otherwise sane, rational people can invest so much emotional and financial capital in a day that they know is designed to fleece the consumer. More ludicrous still that we persist, despite the fact that everyone - single, attached, or 'it's complicated' - has a terrible time on Valentine's Day.

Why Does The Brain Remember Our Dreams?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How many times have you woken up in the morning wishing you'd remember your dream, but you couldn't? Or the opposite: when a dream was so vivid, you n...

How To Tell Whether A Guy Is Interested In You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A lot of us are quite bad at reading signs, especially when it comes to the first date, which is a minefield of mixed signals and nerves. Fortunat...

WATCH: What's The Sweatiest Part Of Your Body?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sweating, though isn't too pleasant, serves a great purpose: it is the body's built-in air conditioner. Ever wondered which body part of yours prod...

Tasting Brad and Angelina's Wine

Tom Cannavan | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

The ultimate celebrity winemakers must be Bradd Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who bought the highly respected Provence estate of Chateau Miraval early last year. Their maiden vintage sold out almost instantly, so grab this 2013 now if you want some.

Travel Eye: Budget Accommodation in Southeast Asia

Karen Edwards | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Bargains don't pop up too often these days, meaning we're all holding out for "the right moment" to take that perfect trip. Well, that's where the wonderful region of Southeast Asia comes in. Because once you've bought the flight ticket, you'll find bumming around the area is actually pretty cheap!

When Did Feminism Become a Bad Thing?

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

A common misperception of feminism is that it is about women being better than men, about giving us the highest status in society. This is absolutely untrue. I do not believe women are the superior sex, and you'd be hard pushed to find a feminist who does believe this. What we want is equality.

Worst Valentine's Day Gifts A Man Can Give (Including Herpes)

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your valiant Valentine just so happens to lack some creativity this Valentine's Day, fear not, we've all been there. We asked our lovely Faceboo...

This Will Melt Even The Coldest Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The crew of a Royal Navy destroyer have sent a Valentine's Day message to their loved ones back home by forming a red heart on the warship's flight de...

Bodybuilders Unaware Of Consuming Supplements That May Contain Breast Cancer Drug

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bodybuilders may be unaware they are taking supplements containing the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, experts have warned. Researchers said "obscure...

How About Just Being Nice and Polite to Each Other?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

Certain happenings of late have got me thinking about etiquette. Take for instance the sorry state/lack of genuine "Hey, good morning. How are you?" in the workplace or the mass disruption of the tube strike by the RMT and TSSA unions. Better yet, a fellow journalist being trolled for getting Vincent Vinturi's "rape manual" eBook removed from Amazon.

Judgement Day!

Sophia Davis | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Sophia Davis

Life is like a memory box. You choose what you put in, you choose what you take out. Are you going to fill it with things that make you smile, or things that make you sad?

Breast Cancer Drug Launched To Help Women Who Have Stopped Responding To Herceptin

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A breast cancer drug for women who have stopped responding to Herceptin has been launched in the UK. Kadcyla - also called T-DM1 - is given to pati...

Boy Misses Out On 7th Birthday Party Due To Mother's Homophobia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The invite was a hoax, concocted by a local New York radio station. A little boy has missed out on attending a 7th birthday party because...

Total Abyss of the Heart

Caragh Little | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Valentine's Day shopping cannot be the only means for making love become a transitive, active verb.