UK Lifestyle

Please, No More Broken Promises: No More Broken Families

Leo Andrade | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Leo Andrade

Even now, when I go to see my son, he falls asleep in my lap. His finer motor skills are totally lost, he trembles so much he can't even hold his fork and he drags his feet along because his body is so weak. To see my son so yellow and so sad is not the Stephen we know.

Eight Reasons to Take a Babymoon (Even If You Think You Don't Need One)

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

With one week to go before the due date of our first child, my husband and I have been walking round in a haze of fear and exhilaration. We regularly turn and gaze at each other with slightly frightened, portentous expressions, before one of us breaks the spell by saying: "Thank God we went to Thailand."

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Version 2.0

Casey Douglass | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Casey Douglass

Technology has changed the world around us, so is it any wonder that our mental issues have reached the next version number too? If you have OCD and happen to be a geek, it will almost certainly poke its nose into your favourite hobbies and interests.

How To Teach Children Manners Without Turning Into A Bossy Schoolmarm

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork/Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Teaching children manners and etiquette is a tricky business. Thankfully, we've moved on from the days when people thought children should be seen ...

You've Got This...

Amy Anka | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

All you have to do, is send your thoughts, and feelings out into the universe, and watch and see what happens. And not let fear of the unknown hold you in a place where you are afraid of every new thing that crosses your path.

Eclipse: A Magical Moment Obscured by Bureaucracy.

Jackie Kemp | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Kemp

How sad. An eclipse is a special thing; it's a moment to celebrate the great celestial coincidence that the sun is exactly 400 times the size of the moon and it's 400 times further away, creating the necessary conditions for the great blazing light to be eclipsed by a candle.

To the People Who Try to Keep You Small.

Amber Bell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

It takes a lot to lay your heart out on a platter, hopelessly preparing yourself for the vultures to attack. To put yourself in the firing line and risk losing your passion forever. To wait for that lethal knock to your confidence, the bruising of your ego.

The Reality of Paradise

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

The problem with holiday brochure paradise is that holiday brochures are written by advertising professionals and designed by Photoshop. There are white sand beaches with palms and 'crystal clear water' - of course, but that's not all you need.

What's Eating the Morbidly Obese

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

As time goes on, I know for a fact that I will be congratulated on how well I look and how slim I have become and be told I have done well, but the minute that it is known that I have cost the NHS in the region of £8,000 people's opinion of this weight loss will change.

Do You Believe in Yourself?

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Do you take notice of how you talk to yourself or your thought patterns around what you are doing? This is an area that I am really working on in my own life. We are our own worst critics before our external critics weigh in with their opinions.

This Man's Special Proposal Is The Most Romantic Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man with Down's Syndrome has starred in the most heartwarming video you'll see today, presenting his long-term girlfriend Caterina with a key to the...

Take a Break and Manage Stress

Susan Leigh | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Recent research has highlighted how important it is to take a break at regular intervals throughout the day. When a three month survey was undertaken at Sheffield University involving 850,000 people they found that responses, rapid perception and decision-making were better, more effective when people avoided cramming intensively and applied a looser, more relaxed approach.

Burnout: 21st Century Curse or Blessing?

Jayne Morris | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Behind every burnout there is a story of overwork and overwhelm, which is why it is becoming a problem of epidemic proportions and affecting people of all ages and professions.

Do I Hate Sheryl Sandberg?

Zoe Fenn | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Fenn

I nearly choked on my coffee last week when I read an article in the Washington Post entitled "Why I hate Sheryl Sandberg?" How could this be? Isn't she the bible for all smart women my age? Didn't I internalise her mantras? Preach her words to my friends? Quote her stats to my husband? So how could this be?

To Baby or Not to Baby and How Do You Know If You Want One?

Louis McIntosh | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louis McIntosh

People espousing being child free as a choice and not by circumstance are somewhat missing the grand point. Which is this: the childless person making that decision is completely different to the person they' d become if they were to have one.

Planned Parenthood Generation Action: Celebrating One Year of Awesome!

Kelley Robinson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kelley Robinson

Today marks the one-year anniversary, or the first birthday as we like to call it, of that moment for Planned Parenthood Generation Action - a movement of passionate, committed young people across identities and issues that organizes with, by, and for their generation in order to achieve reproductive freedom.

Proud to Be a Mumpreneur

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

There is nothing like a label to make me grumpy. Call me anything that pins me down to more than that moment in time and I will kick against the label pinned to me until it well and truly falls off.

It's Not Your Chair, It's You

Raquel Baetz | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Raquel Baetz

So short of changing chairs a lot, and giving everyone Alexander Technique (though I do recommend both), what can businesses do with regards to chairs to protect their employees? What chairs should they buy?

10 Unexpected Rape Prevention Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A list of ten top tips for preventing rape is going viral, despite being written years ago, proving the ongoing need for an in-depth look at rape cult...

Hurghada and St Anthony's Monastery

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Egypt's Red Sea coast runs from the Gulf of Suez in the north to the Sundanese border in the south. It is, effectively, the east coast of mainland Egypt looking across the sea to Sinai. Looking away from the desert and out from the coastline, you will find islands reachable on short boat trips and each with their own individual appeal.

National Paella Day - Simple and Easy to Follow Paella Recipes

Antony Bennett | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Bennett

There is nothing the Spanish love more than the three Fs: family, fiestas and, most importantly, food! So much so in fact, that there is a day dedicated to the classic Paella! 27 March is National Paella Day and celebrates the traditional Spanish dish in all its glory.

Parental Guilt - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Lucy Shrimpton | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Shrimpton

I have come to accept that feeling guilty is just a part of parenting that will never go away. It's one of those, "you're damned if you do, you're damned if you don't" type of things that you just have to accept and live in harmony with and trust yourself that you are always doing your best for your children. YOU are enough.

What Will My Sons Do Now?

Nick Taussig | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Taussig

The parent of a disabled child, you are suddenly forced to look with a hard and discerning eye at the society your children live in. Will it nurture them, in spite of their condition, or will it neglect them?

The Easy Guide To Making Eggs Benedict

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eggs benedict is a Sunday brunch staple, but rather than head out to a cafe, this video featuring chef Gee Charman will walk you through some of the t...

This Week I Ate... Broighter Gold, Frescobaldi and M

William Sitwell | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

My munching has taken me to the plains outside Derry in Northern Ireland. Near the village of Limavady are fields where, in 1896, a farmer tilling the land uncovered what became known as the greatest hoard of gold found in Ireland.