UK Lifestyle

Grief for a Living Child: A Taboo That Needs to Be Broken

Melissa Mostyn | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Mostyn

It was the force of that grief, rather than the shock of Isobel's diagnosis, that I fought desperately to eject from myself. It took great strength to not let it blind me to the very beautiful little girl who had arrived with the potential to light up my life.

Single Woman Fulfills 'Self-Love' Pact And Becomes Her Own Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A single woman displayed the ultimate act of self-love this month when she became her own wife at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Y...

We Have Independent Living If You Want It

Simon Stevens | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

For me, independent living is not about where you live or how much personal assistance you receive, although they are factors, but it is an attitude to life and living that enables people to embrace their personal rights and take on their responsibilities as interdependent citizens of society.

My New Love Affair With Parkrun

Shannon Colman | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

On Saturday I took part in my first 'parkrun'. This is a weekly 5k run organised by volunteers and held in 305 park locations across the UK (and 561 in the world). Once registered free of charge, runners receive a barcode that allows them to receive their result after each run, which can be in any participating park.

Fitness Fails and Nutrition Blunders

Jean-Claude Vacassin | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jean-Claude Vacassin

Overall I think that we, the fitness community, do some hugely positive things, inspiring people to make changes, which can sometimes be genuinely life changing. However, I am also aware that in our haste and enthusiasm to promote our fitness ideals, we are also in part to blame for the veil of confusion that has descended upon it all, which brings with it more questions than answers.

Three Healthy Habits to Beat Hibernation Hunger

Juls Abernethy | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Juls Abernethy

Its almost the end of January, spring is just around the corner, but with the nights still long and dark and the days still cold its hard to image. During these long dark winter months there is a primal urge inside us that says wrap up warm, stay inside, eat!!!

Instinct, Cutting the Small Talk and Being True to One's Self

Roberta Verdant | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

You know that precise moment when you walk into a situation or you meet someone and you notice something feels wrong? How often have you disregarded that feeling, and in the process disregarded yourself; your needs and inner guidance?

Men Suffer Eating Disorders Too: A Heartbreaking Story Shows That Anyone Can Be a Victim of Food

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Duncan Lindsay

Spare a thought also, therefore, for those who don't fall into the stereotypical profile of a skinny young girl who wants to look like a Cosmo cover girl. The elderly, the children, the middle aged and the men who also suffer from conditions that take over a whole life.

Girl Survives Freak Explosion That Burned 45% Of Her Skin After Lighting A Candle

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just three months ago, Kilee Brookbank lost almost half of her skin when she lit a candle in her home that led to a freak explosion. On 10 November...

Passport to Your Special Needs Holiday: Our Stress-Free Travel Tips

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Goleniowska

When our youngest daughter was diagnosed with Down's syndrome shortly after birth, I vividly recall thinking that we would never travel again, never even go to our local beach. I don't know what reasoning there was behind that initial fear, born of shock and ignorance, but I couldn't have been more wrong.

Find, Forage and Feast With an Edible Hedge

Gareth James | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth James

Whether you prefer foraging, cooking or the simple pleasure of 'growing your own', an edible hedge is the perfect way to enjoy fresh food for free. Edible hedges can provide a wide variety of fruits, nuts and herbs, and all it takes is a quick trip to the back garden to top up your supplies.

Nine Spectacular Walks in Europe

Zorica Loncar | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zorica Loncar

Europe offers some fantastic opportunities for walking and not just in the countryside and wilderness, but also in its cities rich with culture and history. Not only will you explore new places, but walking is also a fun recreational activity suitable for all ages. Here are my picks for the 9 spectacular walks in Europe.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure - Observations From the Baby-Maker

Emma Cannon | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Cannon

I hope that this generation learn from us; look after your health, it is the most important asset you have. You may think that your health and your fertility is a given and that when you decide it's the right time to have a baby it will somehow just happen.

Why Must Moms Feel the Pressure to Have Abs of Steel?

Sheila Hageman | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sheila Hageman

There are already so many pressures placed upon women to look a certain way and be a certain way as moms, that a photo and message like this can trigger negative thoughts and behaviors in non-model moms.

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and what better way to spend it than on a weekend in the most romantic city of them all, Paris? We've listed six of the best ways to make the most of your trip below.

Lessons on Defeat and Empire Building in Wolf Hall: how to be fired and come out smiling (or not)

Malory Nye | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malory Nye

That was over three years ago, and during that time the descent into the mental and physical decline that finished Wolsey has felt very familiar. Indeed, I am just a few years younger than Wolsey was at the time of his removal from office.

KFC's Latest 'Chicken-Instead-Of-Bread' Sandwich Looks Disgustingly Good

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're on a diet, you might want to look away now. KFC have announced a new addition to their "Double Down" line-up - an endeavour by the fast f...

#Brinner: How Healthy Is Eating Breakfast For Dinner?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It may be Breakfast Week but eating cereal, waffles, pancakes and a full English in the morning is so 2014. Instead, everyone who's anyone seems to...

This Christian Blogger Says Leggings Cause Men To Have 'Lustful Thoughts'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Yoga pants and leggings are a staple in most women's wardrobes. But one Christian blogger has caused a stir online by saying that she will no longe...

Knowing M.E, Knowing You

Stephen Tudor | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Tudor

Imagine being told with utter conviction from a stranger that what you had - whether it's an illness, the ability to recite the seven times table, or an actual living entity like a cat in your arms - wasn't actually real, and all because they once read an uninformed piece about it in a tabloid paper.

How I Survived Being Trapped in a Tube!

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

No matter what your external circumstances, you can take charge of your internal landscape. You can take charge of your response to outer stimuli. You can be liberated in prison (like my mindful stress management students were) or you can be imprisoned in your everyday life.

Have I Made a Mistake Choosing Divorce?

Sara Davison | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

After the initial January fresh start, how many people who are now in the process of divorce actually start thinking, have I made a mistake? Is it really worth it? How do I stay focused not he future? Will I ever move on?

You're Going To Be Fine

Kiran Chug | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

There's small talk on the nursery run if you can't avoid it and you wonder if anyone can tell you haven't brushed your hair and still have your pyjama top under your coat and then you realise you forgot to fill in the permission form that's sitting on the kitchen table.

Trans Suicide - The Unspoken Epidemic

Stephen Donnan | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Donnan

I'm a little angry and here's why: in 2014 and every year before that I have read story after story about young LGBT people taking their own lives, being locked up, turned out onto the streets and made homeless, fired from their jobs, being hospitalised, murdered.

'You Will Not Surely Die' - Art, Consciousness and Immortality

Kester Brewin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

In the face of abundant evidence that we clearly do die and rot and decay, we surmised that a) we must have offended God in our hubris and have been subject to a great 'fall,' but b) there remains in us a spirit that aches to lift back up and rejoin the divine.