UK Lifestyle

Why Everyone Should Read the Qur'an in Plain English

Shihab S Joi | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

Thing is, they're not entirely wrong: there are plenty of instances of hatred, bigotry and hissy fits, but there is also much love, tolerance and, goddamit, beauty. To get it, you absolutely have to read it as a narrative rather than a pick 'n mix of copy and paste.

Top Psychologist Answers Burning Questions Such As: Are Men Better At Maths?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When our mates are having a crappy week, many of us like to try our hand at pop psychology, using vague theories to explain why their ex-boyfriend/bos...

Six Ways to Thrive as a Carer at University

Paul M. Davies | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul M. Davies

Studying for a degree as a carer was the biggest challenge of my life. I was pushed to my limits as I fought to juggle the two... If you're willing to fight for it, there's no reason why being a carer should exclude you from going to university.

Why We Should Remove 'Victim' From Our Vocabulary

Sophie Pope | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Do we really want to go through life being labelled a victim? The word 'victim' connotes frailty. It says 'handle with care', 'don't push it', 'poor thing'. Do we want to be looked at that way just because of an isolated incident that happened through no fault of our own?

Six Things Nobody Tells You About Giving Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many women count giving birth to their children as their biggest achievement in life, but as every mum knows, labour is far from a walk in park. Wh...

Could This Rid The World Of Hepatitis C For Good?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It is estimated that around 215,000 people in the UK have chronic hepatitis C, but there may be some good news for those suffering. A new pill trea...

Family and Friends vs The Fug

Pam Warren | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

I made a promise to myself while recovering from my injuries to always put family and friends needs before anything else. In the ensuing years I have managed to keep this promise. What I could not foresee was how this vow would be tested when I was torn between both family and a friend, at the same time, in the past two months.

Little Wonder This American Apparel Advert Has Been Banned For 'Sexualising Schoolgirls'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

An ad for American Apparel's "back to school" range has been banned for "inappropriately sexualising" girls and potentially normalising predatory sexu...

Reports On 'Leaked Nude Photos' - Just Another Form of Victim-Blaming

Joy Goh-Mah | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joy Goh-Mah

Leaked. Over and over, the same phrase is being employed. The photographs were leaked... Did the photos of these women suddenly find themselves on the internet in an unfortunate accident, brought about through the laws of physics and a defective containment system? Or was there something else at work here?

This Map Reveals Which Country Drinks The Most *Insert Name Of Alcohol Here*

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Which country drinks the most alcohol? Is it Ireland with Guinness, Russia with vodka or England with its love for anything on sale in Wetherspoons? ...

What's The Nordic Diet And How Can It Help You Lose Weight?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget Paleo and ditch Atkins - the latest diet claiming to help you lose weight is the Nordic diet. Scientists at Copenhagen University developed ...

Win Two VIP Color Run Entry Tickets Plus A Training Kit From New Balance

The Huffington Post UK Lifestyle | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Color Run, presented by Dulux, will take over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 28th September where Color Runners can relive the fun of Lond...

The Invictus Games Inspire Us All To Look Beyond Adversity

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Resilience, strength and determination are qualities we can all admire, and there are few people who embody these attributes more than the participant...

Why Unplugging And Digital Detox Has Never Been More Important

Poorna Bell | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

We rely on our beloved rectangles for everything from telling time to finding out what's happening in our friends' lives, from Googling where we're going to eat to unlocking the mysteries of GPS by telling us which street we're walking down. But the problem is that our smartphones are not going to say: 'Hey, you've been stalking that person on Instagram for half an hour - don't you think it's time to sleep?'

This Video Of Healthy Vs Smoker's Lung Will Make You Quit For Good

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're addicted to smoking, this video may provide the final push you need to quit your unhealthy (and oh so expensive) habit for good. The bel...

Dogs: Food for Thought

Kristina Johansen | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kristina Johansen

It is important to remember that although dogs are part of the family they have completely different digestive systems to humans and some foods we class as healthy can be toxic... There are some foods that dog owners should avoid at all costs including chocolate, sweets, grapes and onions.

Cluttered Kitchen? Time To Get Some Tips From Granny's Larder

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If cooking dinner typically involves you darting around the kitchen in a haze of smoke, surrounded by chaos, it could be time to rethink your kitchen ...

How to Entice Customers Through Your Pub Doors

Andy Maddocks | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Maddocks

Our industry is unrecognisable to what it looked like 20 years ago when I first started out in the licensed trade. Having good food, reasonably priced drinks and excellent customer service are no longer virtues to brag about, they are now the norm and the expectation of every customer who comes into our bars.

Even If You're Fed Up With The #IceBucketChallenge, This 5-Year-Old's Version Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the Ice Bucket Challenge hype begins to die down, a video with a difference has come to our attention. And we have to say, while watching our ma...

This Mum's Better Than All Our Mums - She Can Drag A VW Polo With Daughter And Boyfriend Inside

Barcroft/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Petite Becki Barrett is only 5ft 1in tall but she doesn’t break a sweat as she lifts her six-stone sofa with one arm to hoover underneath. She do...

The Lullaby Is Now in Space

Jo Worgan | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Where on earth do I begin with this one? I really don't know, and I am not sure if what I will tell you will make any sense whatsoever, but I'll give it a try. It may make more sense to me if I write it all down.

This Is Why Energy Drinks Are Never The Answer When Tackling Burnout

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you're suffering from a lack of sleep, it's tempting to grab an energy drink to help get you through the day. But new research has now linked the...

PE Kit Sucks So Bad It's Actually Putting Girls Off Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No one expects their PE kit to look like its been designed by Stella McCartney (if only!) but it turns out the new generation of young women are less ...

Putting Out Fires, Stopping Fights...Why Kebabs Are Literally The Superman Of The Food World

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When your vision is blurry and you're struggling to remember your own name, there's only one thing that can save the day... a kebab. And thanks to ...

Sex on the Syllabus

Simon Cooke | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Cooke

It's this younger generation that we're letting down by being prudish. Just like you and me, they are or may soon be having sex. We - their parents, teachers and health professionals - should be equipping them with the information and contraception they need to enjoy themselves safely.