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Planet Office

Sophia Parsons | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Parsons

For the past few months I have opened myself up to the world of the office environment, having never experienced this sort of bubble before (usually succumbing myself to either working with children or making coffee) I was apprehensive and intrigued about what I would learn from these new and unfamiliar surroundings.

Chicken and Prawn Magic Rice Bowl Recipe

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

It's a great dish to serve at a party for a bit of a wow factor, but it's really easy to put together. For those Mauritians out there and for anyone who's holidayed on the island I'm sure this will bring back fond memories so Bon Appetit!

How to Help Autistic Kids With English

Melanie Kendry | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Kendry

As a private tutor, I often work with autistic spectrum children in English. Many of them 'don't get' English. They might struggle to understand what they're supposed to do for homework and can become so frustrated they give up. Though they may not be dyslexic, they might not read...

Why Are People So Afraid to Use the F-Word?

Steve Miller | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Let's be honest here; fat people are eating their own grave so to wrap it all up in cotton wool is just wrong. We should actually be applauding those doctors willing to use the 'F' word as it is much more likely to shock their patients into taking action.

How Do We Find Quiet in a Busy Digital World?

Ruby Wax | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ruby Wax

In my new show, Sane New World which is for everyone, not just the mentally ill but all of us, I'm getting a lot of questions on how to deal with the digital viagra we're all addicted to (I'm even answering spam these days) - especially, how do we help our kids manage this? How do we deal with all this in-coming bombardment of everything from fashion tips to terrorists?

WATCH: How to Tell Good Fat from Bad Fat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the disarray surrounding fat, sugar and protein and the debates between health experts, dietitians and fitness gurus, we don't wish to take sides...

Seven Signs Social Media Has Turned Me Into a Total Idiot

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Daisy May Sitch

That term "always-on" is massively cringeworthy, but working in media means being exactly that. I also blame that FOMO factor. If I don't dip in and out my Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram/ Google+/ Pinterest accounts constantly how can I possibly be down with the latest?

Smile!

Carla Buzasi | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

I can be pretty cynical when it comes to marketing messages, but it feels like happiness is having a moment right now. We know that technically money can't buy happiness, but maybe we're actually beginning to really believe it. We see photos of the rich and famous sunbathing on their yachts, we speculate about how much industry leaders are being paid, and it just doesn't have the appeal it used to. As part of HuffPost's Third Metric movement, we're hearing stories from across the globe of individuals placing emphasis elsewhere in their lives. They're prioritising health and happiness over personal gain, and today, on the International Day of Happiness, we want to celebrate that.

Selfies 'for Cancer': Your Face Won't Change the World

Jessica McKay | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica McKay

This week a new 'nomination' craze has hit Facebook: the 'no makeup selfie for cancer'. Ostensibly a good thing, right? False.

Your Makeup Free Breast Cancer Selfie Is a Big Patriarchal Problem

Ellie Slee | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Slee

A makeup free selfie doesn't raise awareness like reading Cancer Research UK's latest statistics would, and hashtagging #nakedface doesn't exactly provide a crash course in checking for lumps. I do think it's great that young women want to involve themselves in fighting cancer, but in 'stripping bare' to be 'aware', we seem to be likening going makeup free to breast cancer.

The Compassionate Gaze

Nick Clements | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

At the recent 'Being A Man' conference on the Southbank the mostly male audience were asked how many of them instantly made a sexually loaded assessment of any new woman they were introduced to. Well over half raised their hands. The unasked question was not addressed to the women in the audience, how many of them...I'm not sure we are really that different.

Promoting Prejudice: Ableism, Weight Stigma and Just Really Bad Science

Angela Meadows | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Meadows

March 17th marked the opening of the 12th International Congress on Obesity in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To get the conference off to a good start, the organisers - The World Obesity Federation - decided to put their money where their mouth was and turn off the escalators in the conference centre. If only they'd put their brains there instead.

Proof Of The Obesity Gene?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People genetically prone to obesity could be more likely to pile on weight from fried foods than those with lower risk, a study suggests. Eating fr...

How Much Does This Increase Your Risk Of Breast Cancer?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought smoking was bad, here's another recently discovered fact that will hopefully make you steer well clear from the toxic fumes. Smoking...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 67 - Approaches to TEFAF

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

On Friday we were invited, by a Masterpiece prodigal son, Vanderven, to their annual dinner at the private club 'Groote Societeit" at the corner of the Vrijtof in central Maastricht. Floris and his wife Nynke are great hosts in the Dutch tradition.

15 Signs He Might Be a Player - Do Not Call That Guy

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

t's amazing how many female clients and colleagues I encounter who are highly intelligent, beautiful, kind, smart, witty and bright yet they get so easily duped by players. Players know how to say the right things, how to hook you by telling you want they think you want to hear.

More Proof Plain Cigarette Packaging Is A Good Thing

PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Cigarettes in brightly coloured packs are considered to be less harmful than others, a poll suggests prompting health campaigners to renew calls for p...

Common Grounds

Caragh Little | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

It's St Patrick's weekend in Northern Ireland, and the lawnmowers are limbering up. For a week or two, now, the rainfall has slowed, the birds have been singing for nesting territory, and underpinning their chorus is that lower, guttural sound: the growling of the First Lawnmowers of Spring.

Are We Ready to 'Steam It Up'?

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

Steam, as a natural element, provides a daily supplementation and mood boosters in a natural and fun way. In an age where "healthy is king", the value chain of this company has the potential to ice-break the market and add a new significant element, to the wellbeing/well-living industry, which counts for billions, just in the US.

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.