UK Lifestyle

The Birth Plan, Really?

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Birth doesn't always allow for a 'heads up' on what is likely to happen. Are we giving some women the idea that they will be in control of something that really is an unknown, just by calling it a 'Birth Plan'? We can only really be in control of how we respond to some events, not the events themselves.

Romeo Beckham Smothered With Kisses By 'Proud' Parents As He Becomes A Teen

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

David Beckham never shies away from posting family photo tributes on social media of late, and Romeo's birthday was no different. For their second-...

Taking Statins Could 'Cut Risk Of Dying After Surgery'

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Giving people statins before an operation could cut their risk of dying or suffering complications, research suggests.The cholesterol-busting drugs ar...

Brazilian Wasp Sting 'Could Help Battle Against Cancer'

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Getting stung by the Brazilian wasp Polybia paulista may not be such a bad thing if you have cancer, research suggests. The social wasp's venom con...

Caitlyn Jenner Could Model At New York Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Style

New York Fashion Week kicks off later this month and rumours are flying that Caitlyn Jenner could be bracing the runway. An insider told Life & Sty...

Sandra Bullock Adoption Story Posted Using Fake Facebook Account

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Parents

Sandra Bullock's name made headlines yesterday after quotes about her adoption allegedly from herself were posted on a Facebook page. However, Huff...

Hilarious #DivorceSelfies Are Proof That Not All Break-Ups Are Bad Ones

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of an overjoyed newly-divorced duo has urged other separated couples to snap post-proceeding selfies, proving that not all break-ups are ugly ...

I Have a Mental Illness: When Should I Tell the Person I'm Dating About My Condition?

Mariel Norton | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mariel Norton

After leaving a trail of broken relationships in my wake, know all too well the heartbreak associated with love and mental health. However, I also know that as someone with a mental illness, I am capable of having fulfilling and loving relationships - and have the happy memories to prove it.

What Causes Stillbirth And How Can You Support Someone Who's Had One?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week, Eastenders was praised for its sensitive scenes of stillbirth as characters Shabnam and Kush said goodbye to their baby. The sce...

This Will Teach You A Lot About How To Make A Woman Come

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The idea of pleasuring a woman can frazzle any person's brain (some women included). And it's nothing to be ashamed of. I mean, we aren't exactly ...

It's Time to Take Our Breasts Back

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

Of course I totally support women who prefer to wear breastfeeding bibs to cover up when they are feeding. But it still begs the question, why do they feel the need to hide their breasts when they are simply keeping their child alive by feeding it?

Newly Pregnant Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer Plans To Take 'Limited Time Off'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

Yahoo's president and CEO Marissa Mayer has announced she's pregnant with twins in a sweet blog post on Yahoo's Tumblr account. Under the title "ha...

It's Time to Open Up: Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month 2015

Athena Lamnisos | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Athena Lamnisos

Not having those conversations can cost lives. So what's stopping us on this one? The dictionary definition of vagina is very straightforward: 'the part of a woman's body that connects her outer sex organs to her womb'. It's an anatomical term, and should be used without shame.

Alexa Chung Nails How To Dress For Swinter

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Style

Alexa Chung - she who "woke up like this", queen of the effortlessly chic, style icon who managed to launch a thousand sold-out Topshop dresses. Th...

This Is What Happens In Britain's First Technology Addiction Clinic

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

[Picture: ADAM HESTER VIA GETTY IMAGES] Standing in the reception of Nightingale Hospital, there is one thing that sets it apart from any NHS w...

Why I Set Up The Baby Resuscitation Project

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Parents

Inspiring mum of four Natasha Jones has opened up about her life-saving community project Baby Resuscitation, which she launched after rescuing her ow...

NSFW: Women Rally Around Friend After She Was Slut-Shamed For Tinder Profile

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When a man posted a screenshot of Olivia Melville's Tinder profile onto Facebook, the abuse she received was abhorrent. Her Tinder bio contained a ...

How To Get Miley Cyrus' MTV VMA Hair In Five Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Style

Miley Cyrus' controversial 16 outfit changes were the talking point of the MTV VMAs, but while other people were focused on her clothes, we were fixed...

Time to Stop Craving an Outdated Body Aesthetic

Jan Shure | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

The hegemony of the ultra-thin bony child-woman/boy-woman continued for the remainder of the 20th century and into this millennium in a chicken-and-egg race to be thinner and to earn more approval from the Press.

Hidden Gems of Europe - Hyères and the Golden Isles

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Who doesn't love chic and sunny Cannes, Nice and Antibes on the French Riviera, so an invitation to Hyères, the 'original Côte d'Azur' piqued our interest. Hyères, with its medieval centre and nearby beaches, covers a 30 km area and was a favourite destination from the 18th-century onwards among the international jet set.

Sail on the MS Wilhelm Tham Along Sweden's Bohuslän Archipelago

Lynn Houghton | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

It is August and the sun is shining gratuitously as a stiff sea breeze blows, ruffling my hair. The enjoyment of being on the water, seeing yachts and dreamy luxury vessels, spotting seal colonies - as we drift alongside West Sweden's beautiful rugged, rocky coastline - is a recipe for a truly special experience.

Finding Your Life Purpose

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

I could save you a lot of time and heartache by just saying "do what you love". And whilst the solution is that simple the path to the solution isn't always that easy. In a recent conversation with Gig Young, intuit and popular YouTuber, we discussed the path and why the easiest way is actually the best way.

Why It's OK to Walk Away From People (If You Have to)

Katie Portman | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

I look for the good in people, even in the worst kind of people. Even in the ones who don't probably deserve it. Which is lovely in many ways, but as I've learned over the years, it can also be a very painful place to willingly put and keep yourself in.

A Positive Outlook and Healthy Dose of Romance Can Help Make Later Life a Better Prospect

Patrick Stannah | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

Although we face challenges as we grow older, such as in relation to health and mobility, more and more people are realising the benefits of finding ways to remain active for longer and of maintaining a positive state of mind.

What Is the Connection Between Leadership and Digital Stress?

Sofie Sandell | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

When we carry our digital devices with us it means that we bring our work with us everywhere we go. It's right there in our pocket or on the table next to us. Our brain and body are never really disconnected from our work life.