UK Lifestyle

Planet Appetite: North Sea Jazz Festival 2014, Rotterdam, Holland

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Now in its 38th Year, North Sea Jazz never fails to please and, this year, with Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams topping the bill, it was better than ever... It's a marvel of good organisation, as the sound is impeccable, everything starts on time, there's never really any crush and everyone's good natured.

2014 Michelin Restaurant List: Cream of the Crop

Tom Rokins | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Rokins

Sometimes it feels fantastic to splurge on an experience with all the finer trimmings. As we are gradually moving out of the recession, spending on luxury items and days out is increasing, so let's look at what's on offer for the discerning palette!

The Diary of a Hermit: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Eggleton

The frequency of brain fog and general lethargy has made the task of writing this feature an arduous one, so on this occasion you will have to absorb my story from my video tale. Rather than a finely-tuned scripted speech, I decided to just press record and see what came out on the subject.

Move Aside Penis Pouch, Here's The Loom Band Bikini

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Since a dress made from loom bands reached bids of £170,000 on eBay it seems like everyone's trying to make a quick buck from clothing made out of th...

Why People With Colostomy Bags And Scars Are Saying #GetYourBellyOut

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

First former model and Crohn's disease sufferer Bethany Townsend proudly showed off her colostomy bag wearing a bikini, then bodybuilder and ulcerativ...

Amanda Byram: Italian Retreats, Ti Sana

The Spa Spy | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

After two weeks living it up in Paris, the thought of a visit to Ti Sana was very welcome indeed. It is a beautiful retreat which lies in the heart of a sleepy hamlet in northern Italy and is constructed from part of a former Italian nobleman's home dating back to 1711.

10 Reasons Why Denmark Should Be the Next Country You Visit | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Chances are, you haven't been to Denmark. Often overshadowed by neighbouring Scandinavian giants Norway and Sweden, Denmark doesn't often feature on travellers' wishlists. But despite its modest size, Denmark is a country that packs a big punch.

This Could Be Triggering Your Migraine

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Suffering from migraines can have a seriously negative impact on both your work and social life, but what exactly causes those splitting headaches? ...

What On Earth Is A Gender Reveal Cake?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Move over baby shower, it's now all about the gender reveal party - and you'll be requiring a different sort of cake or cupcake for the occasion too. ...

How Wonder Can Save Your Life

David Mochel | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Wonder, a combination of curiosity and appreciation, is a powerful experience that is good for your physical and psychological health as well as your relationships, creativity, and work performance... Not only is wonder good for you, it could actually save your life.

Picture Perfect: Why the Female Selfie is Here to Stay

Anna Brown | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Anna Brown

I'm ashamed to admit that when the trend first started, I too brushed it off as an over-indulgent social media phase that would probably just die out. Thankfully it hasn't - and the selfie is fast becoming one of the most incredible celebrations of women the internet has ever seen.

10 Ways Dads Can 'Breastfeed'

Caroline Thain | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Thain

Feeling slightly inadequate or left out is normal. You may sense that you are missing something special, by not being able to feed the baby. You might experience a perceived (or real) loss of intimacy, as your lover's role is reframed... So, it is helpful to know there are many ways you can 'breastfeed' the baby!

5 a Day... or 10 a Day?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Five-a-day has been the mantra for years - though did you know that very few people manage it? However, recent research showed that people who manage to do even better than this and eat at least 7 and ideally 10 portions a day of fruit and veg had a 25-33% less chance of early death from cancer, heart disease and other causes.

Why We Need to Love in a Time of Hate

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

The press is awash with the brutality of this world. Since I was a little girl the big topic has always been peace in the Middle East... When we become so inured to blood and gore and it fails to move us, there is the risk of being permanently desensitised.

Rachel Moss

Grow Veg And Sell it To Your Neighbours With This Fantastic Initiative | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you know any avid gardener, at some point you’ll likely be invited round for dinner and leave with a bundle of excess vegetables. But while g...

The Four Best Pick Up Lines

Kezia Noble | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kezia Noble

The truth is, there is no magic line that fits all occasions and caters to every type of woman, however, there are FOUR effective 'Opening structures' that can be used in any situation and allow enough space for a man to add his own character stamp to them.

What My Baby Niece Has Taught Me About Wonder

Poorna Bell | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Babies and I have never really hit it off. But while I have never been that person who will coo on cue at the babies of strangers, I have a new-found appreciation of babies via my niece Leela who is just about The Best Thing Ever. When I visited my sister in the hospitable three weeks ago, I burst into tears at the sight of this tiny little person who hadn't even existed a year ago.

Husband & Wife's First Words After 70 Years Apart Will Make You Teary

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A couple who married against their families wishes and were then torn apart from each other by war, have been reunited after 70 years. Pan Zhishan,...

Five Things I Haven't Learnt at All About Holidaying With Kids

Andrea Mara | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

Every year, bright-eyed and innocent, I look forward to going on holidays with my kids. And every year, I am taken by surprise to find that the holiday isn't quite the restful experience I expected. Here's what I have, in theory, learned this year - but will forget all over again by next year.

World Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Very Ordinary

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

This week is World Breastfeeding Week and while I've been rifling through my brain cells about how to celebrate this on Huff Post, I've concluded that the message I'd like the world to hear about breastfeeding this week is that it's normal; pretty bog-standard really.

Easy Cornish Ginger Fairings Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

My grandmother loved food but hated cooking, and saw it as unnecessary drudgery. Imagine my surprise after she died to find a well-worn recipe book in her house with this handwritten into it. Not once did she make these for me and yet they are wonderful! Here's the recipe translated into metric.

Seven Reasons Why the Mental Health Stigma Is a Killer

Danny Baker | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Baker

One in four people - so on average, someone in the typical two parent, two children family - will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Yet even though so many people are affected, mental illness carries a devastating stigma, which can harm sufferers in every aspect of their life.

Pole Position - The Reality of Lapdancing Clubs in Today's Soho

Colin Vaines | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Vaines

The ladies on the door of the lap dancing bar opposite my flat in Soho are all of a certain age. Their dress code is "smart casual" Top Shop, rather than the thigh-flashing micro skirts favoured by young East European girls in more up-market establishments, and they're all "real" women making a living, with a healthy sense of humour and cynicism.

No-one Knows Gran Canaria Beaches Like Mr Gran Canaria Local

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Moving to Gran Canaria as a parent has turned me into a beach lover. There are 80+ beaches on the island and I'm determined to visit them all. Currently, my tally's just above the 50 mark.

Fashion & Music... So Happy Together

Shannon Edwards | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

Who doesn't want to be a rockstar? Dressing like one is the first step. But it goes even deeper to the music itself which can help us imagine any fashion choice as possible... even those funky trainers in no way appropriate for my feet.