UK Lifestyle

Pregnancy Advice to Ignore - The Eleven Bits of Bulls**t to Ignore When Pregnant!

Olivia Siegl | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

For any first time mum to be, currently being subjected to hours of unwanted advice and comments on how they should be handling their pregnancy, what they should or should not be doing and what type of mum they should be aiming to be, here is a list for you to pin up in your consciousness to remind you that when it comes to parenting no one is a God damn expert.

From 'Pramface' to Professor: Look What Can Happen If We Support Teenage Mothers Instead of Stigmatising Them....

Alex Blakemore | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Blakemore

Being at university was very different from being at home changing nappies and reading stories to my three babies... Investing in young mums (and dads too) by giving support, encouragement and free or affordable full-time childcare is vital, as is removing barriers to education. Who knows what those other young women - insultingly known as "pramfaces" - could turn out to be if they were helped and supported as I was.

Who Brings the Zoo to You?

Dr Daniel Allen | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Daniel Allen

What I dislike is the lack of regulation, and the rise of start-up companies with neither the knowledge nor experience to share such specialist animals with the public. The problem with animal encounter companies can be split broadly into two main areas: animal welfare, and, public safety.

#ManProblems - Can't Get It Up

Jack Fletcher | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

The male erection: the epitome of manhood... The truth is, impotency can affect anyone, and certainly at any age. It's a taboo subject that is far more common than most would realise. Just as having an erection at an inappropriate time, often for no real reason; it can be an awkward experience.

Ten Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Jane Anderson | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Just because you're going on honeymoon doesn't mean you have to stick to the tried and tested "romantic" destinations for newlyweds. Here are 10 alternative honeymoons that will be sure to get your hearts racing...

How South Koreans Are Making Napping At Work A Realistic Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of you know that we seriously value sleep. The Huffington Post's founder Arianna Huffington says the best way to succeed in business is to "s...

This Is What Happens When You Leave Your Contact Lenses In Longer Than You're Meant To

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever considered making your contact lenses last just one more day? Watch this video and you won't ever consider cutting contact corners again. ...

Rachel Moss

How You Can Help Stop FGM and Forced Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

By the end of today, we will have made another move towards eradicating violence against women both in the UK and abroad. On Tuesday 22 July the U...

Acting up at The Poor School Can Make You 'Rich'

Lynne Parker | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

What does matter is what you take away from it. Four days away from emails and social media banter made for a very welcome break and to spend an hour working out where my diaphragm exists in my body, or sing about 'Clambake' surrounded by assorted foreign accents puts a whole new perspective on life.

Beauty Queen Sparks #ShowMeYourPump Diabetes Trend

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this month, Bethany Townsend inspired other Crohn's Disease sufferers to post pictures of their colonoscopy bags online, now another fearless ...

7 Of The World's Strangest Superstitions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Black cats, four-leaf clovers and walking under ladders - we Brits have more than our fair share of quirky superstitions. But look further afield a...

Stop Hating Your Body

Jessica Smith | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Smith

I've struggled with negative body image my entire life. Born missing my left arm and then at 18 months of age suffering third degree burns to 14% of my body after knocking boiling water on myself while struggling to get used to a prosthetic arm. I grew up looking and feeling different - in a society where so much emphasis is placed on physical appearance and the desire for perfection - I felt isolated and alone.

Do You Know Your Jigger From Your Muddler?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Are you master of the Margarita, boss of the Bellini or ruler of the Rob Roy? You could be exactly what Jamie Oliver's Drinks Tube are looking for with their brand new competition - Jamie Oliver's Search for a Cocktail Star with Bacardi... It's open to professionals and amateurs alike, whether you shake it up for family and friends only or if you're in a top hotel bar.

Distracted By Work When on Holiday? You Might Be Suffering From Infobesity

Dave Coplin | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

Nearly half of the UK's office workers are suffering from 'Infobesity', the over-consumption of information. It's making us unhappy, is bad for our health, and hurts our productivity... There must be something wrong with the office culture in many companies when 45% of workers feel that they should reply to work email instantly - no matter where they are or what they're doing.

How To Get Through The Heat Wave (And Still Have An Awesome Time)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The summer is most definitely here with temperatures due to hit 32C by Friday – but before you grab your flip-flops and head to the beach, you need ...

We Like The FDNY Firefighter Calendar A Whole Lot More This Year...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For the first time a female firefighter will grace the pages of the FDNY charity calendar - and, can we add, she looks mighty fabulous. Danae Mines...

Here's How To Spot The Symptoms Of The Norovirus

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The norovirus, sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, is now the most common stomach bug in the UK. According to the NHS, it's estimated that ...

Downing Street Catwalk May Be 'Heinously Sexist' But It Will Inspire Young Girls To Get Into Politics

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Watching glamorous women walk into No. 10 will inspire a new generation of girls - from all backgrounds - to get into politics, Esther McVey said. And, as a girl from a less well-off background, I'm inclined to agree. Because this isn't solely a gender issue, but a class issue.

Start Putting Vulnerable Health Before Money, Government!

Matt Clifton | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Clifton

Perhaps the conservatives will soon realise that the increase in depression in children, teenagers and adults is something that needs addressing and the support through NHS counselling should be in place, rather than forcing the support, it should be offered without long, unnecessary waiting lists.

How A Small Bump On The Head May Cause Brain Damage

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone accident-prone might want to take more care than usual - experts have discovered that sustaining a mild injury could lead to brain damage. ...

This May Stunt Your Child's Growth

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

According to the NHS over 1.1 million children in the UK have asthma and the condition is usually managed with the use of inhalers. But new resear...

You Will Never Guess How Much This Loom Band Dress Sold For

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For every generation of kids, there's a trend that appears and out nowhere and takes over the playground - yours may have been yo-yos, scooby-dos or P...

Britain's Biggest Burlesque Dancer: 'You Don't Have To Be A Size 10 To Be Sexy'

SWNS | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Britain's biggest burlesque dancer - who has become Britain's top erotic stage performer at 14 stone, size 16. Charlene Taylor, 26, once shied...

From Plus One to Zero at an Awkward Dinner Party Date

The Guyliner | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

When Polly goes on and on about Toby's previous boyfriends, all of them beautiful demigods who adored Polly and would probably have turned straight for had she asked, I should defend myself, or step up my patter in an attempt to impress her. But I don't care what she thinks, so I nod politely and play with my napkin.

This Woman Sacrificed Her Life To Save Her Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The lengths mothers will go to to protect their children is extraordinary - Nicola Cockx made a remarkable sacrifice for the baby she hadn't even met ...