UK Lifestyle

77% Of Flu Infections Are Symptom-Free

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been suffering from something that's not quite the flu and it's more severe than a cold, you may have fallen into the gap of flu infections ...

Snail Venom Could Be Used To Create Pain Relief Drug 'Stronger Than Morphine', Experts Say

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Venom of a sea snail could be used to create a pain relief drug stronger than morphine, scientists say. Scientists have reported creating five new ...

Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mother's Day is coming up this weekend but before you decide to resort to a soap and moisturiser gift set, how about trying something a little differe...

Easy Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Flapjack Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

If I see one more creme egg brownie picture in my facebook feed I'll scream. It's time to break out, try something new. I know they're good, I know. But a change is as good as a rest. And these babies are a little less guilt inducing. They've got oats in them for goodness sake. Slow release carbs combined with an Eastery sugar fix.

Hidden Sugar: Do Baked Beans Have More Sugar Than A Can Of Coke?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sugar is 2014's bogeyman, as stated in our recent article providing 12 easy tricks and tips on how to cut back on your sugar consumption. This swee...

It's Time to Reclaim Happiness

Dr Mark Williamson | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Williamson

Everywhere we look the story is the same: buy and achieve these things and then you'll be happy. But remember, you'll then need to keep getting more in order to stay happy and keep up with your peers. And if they start to get ahead then just keep consuming! On and on we go in a mindless and seemingly endless cycle.

Indian Vegetarian Recipes: Savoury Yoghurt Kebabs And Blackberry Lassi

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Holi is one of India’s most energetic and vibrant festivals taking place on 17 March, traditionally celebrated by throwing bright paints and powders...

How Do The Sleeping Habits Of Men and Women Differ?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate National Sleep Day we decided to shed some light on our bed time routines, the things we do that annoy our partners and our go-to relaxat...

How A 15-Minute Delay Can Affect Stroke Victims

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eliminating the delays of clot-busting drug reception can be life changing for stroke survivors, according to new research, as for every 15-minute del...

Common Painkiller May Be The Key To Fight Against Superbugs, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Common painkillers may be the key to fight against a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic drugs, also referred to as "superbugs"...

Building the Super High Street

Mary Portas | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK
Mary Portas

Business is strongest is when it's face-to-face with customers and the beautiful products can be displayed physically in an alluring way. I regularly tell retailers who moan about the web to work out how to compete effectively instead. Innovators in top up grocery shopping, web purchase collection and so on, understand that the future is omni-channel and are making money. Grenson shows us how a perfect customer experience makes people feel special and gets them buying. And everybody please remember, you can't get your hair done, grab a quick drink when you fancy it, have your shoes mended, collect your prescription or dry cleaning quickly on the web (yet).

Fathers and Nappies

Nick Clements | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

There are three types of fathers when it comes to nappy changing. Those who don't and won't, those who will, and those who are excluded.

WATCH: The One Natural Remedy That Can Help Prevent Car Sickness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone has at least one person in their family who goes green during long car drives. Especially during those hairpin turns. Motion sickness is t...

Pornstars to Stage Protest in London

Jerry Barnett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK
Jerry Barnett

Female pornstars can't win: they are labelled victims, and if they try to defend what they do for a living, this is taken as proof of just how 'oppressed' they are. According to SPC and Object, their voices are not worth hearing. This is why we are protesting outside the SPC conference from 3pm on Saturday 15 March.

Vegetarian Taxidermists: How Does That Work?

Margot Magpie | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get several vegetarians and vegans signing up for my taxidermy courses in London each week, which baffles people. How does that work? Being vegetarian and doing taxidermy do not seem like compatible lifestyle choices. Or are they?

Science Wouldn't Be The Same Without These Incredible Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Astronomy, molecules, dinosaurs. There's not a thing in the universe women haven't tackled yet. With our Conversation Changers campaign we'd like t...

Why I Read My Horoscope

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

My name is Rhiannon and I read my horoscope. Unlike an AA meeting, I'm not here to stop; I'm here to tell you why you should too. Before you roll your eyes and condemn me a time-wasting day-dreamer, allow me to present three facts about myself...

Why We All Need to Be Less 'Judgy' This Lent

Sophie Haslett | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Haslett

I could feel it rising in me before I'd even had the chance to process what I was thinking. 'That Chanel dress Keira's wearing is so darn odd. Disturbing...', I tweeted, without so much as a second thought. There it was again, the judgyness: the cool, dismissive female-to-female criticism that slips so easily off my tongue.

Bang for Your Buck

Ryan Cheti | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

A sense of value is a funny thing. Good value definitely doesn't always mean cheap. This'll be plainly obvious to all of us having bought a cheaper alternative to only find it break on first use. It however, also certainly doesn't mean the most expensive - there are plenty of products on the market that are simply there to exploit those with more money than sense.

In Defence of Early Sex

Lea Emery | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Lea Emery

But here's my main gripe: why does having sex on the first date mean that someone isn't girlfriend material? There is the obvious double standard of women putting out being sluts and men having sex being lads and the misogyny tied up in those stereotypes.

Last Week I Ate: La Serre and The Ivy in Dubai

William Sitwell | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The menu at La Serre - written first in French, and advertising a large splash of Mediterranean flavour - offered up a tomato, goat's cheese and hazelnut starter. It was staggeringly good. So simple, but the tomatoes were bursting with sweetness. Someone here has their hands on a good supplier...

Fatphobic People Say the Darndest Things

Sofie Hagen | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

Like most fat people, I have had a lot of mindless, hateful abuse spat at me. Strangers have either shouted "F**k you, fat b***h!" after me as I walked down the street or simply added a "You shouldn't eat that." if I eat anything but lettuce in public.

How To Reduce The Amount Of Salt You Eat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new app has been launched to improve our health by helping us cut the hidden salt inside shoppers' food baskets. The SaltSwitch app allows users ...

Dementia 'Could Be Detected Three Years In Advance With New Blood Test'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scientific study claims to have developed a new blood test that can predict with 90% accuracy whether a person is prone to develop dementia within thr...

The Power Of A Good Nap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Naps may seem like a naughty indulgence but the health perks of a quick sleep mean people are starting to take it a bit more seriously. So how gre...