How Lists Can Make Us Feel Less Alone In The World

Rachel Briscoe | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Briscoe

It's remarkable what you can get from a list: its succinctness means it is so often like a story where you fill in the gaps. Responses to Things I inherited from my mum are sideways portraits, full of love but also unafraid to acknowledge their subject's less attractive qualities.

Tantrum Parenting In Ten Easy Steps

Suzanne Treharne | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Suzanne Treharne

If we're to cope with and survive this stage of parenting (however long it lasts - please give me hope parents of four year olds) I feel like it is essential that we understand the tantrum process.

Dating In 2016

Lewis Oakley | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Oakley

As a bisexual man and a reformed serial dater I have a lot of experience in the field and whether you like men, women or both my advice is to be happy with yourself first. Don't go out there like some desperate incomplete person searching for your other half. Put yourself out there with no expectation of finding someone, just enjoy meeting people and having a nice evening

My Commencement Essay

Ann French | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ann French

What do I know? Very little in truth. But at reaching 32 I decided to set myself a handbook. A guidebook list if you like of pointers to keep a smile on my face. We are human beings and more often than not we forget about the little things but mostly we're all in the same boat. Here is some of my advice and inevitabilities.

My Favourite Films Since 2000 And The Problem With 'Greatest Of' Lists

Dan Einav | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dan Einav

The BBC has published a list of the '21st Century's 100 Greatest Films", collectively compiled by 177 critics from around the world. Such a venture is...

Small Children V Dogs

Frances Taylor | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

He is a disloyal, food stealing, baby waking, neighbour visiting, smelly trip hazard... but for some reason we keep him around. The dog came to live with us a year or so before the toddler was born. As a baby, she was fairly disinterested in him, as he was in her (with the obvious exception of meal times).

6 People Who Should Be Representing The UK At Eurovision

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Comedy

The musical event of the year is upon us, with the whole country itching to see who will win Eurovision this year. The UK's entry for 2016 is former '...

Things I Don't Have Time for Now I Have Kids

Frances Taylor | Posted 29.04.2017 | UK Parents
Frances Taylor

In a pre-child life, if someone were to ask me what I got up to at the weekend and I replied that I went swimming and to the supermarket all in one day, the person asking might look at me as if to say 'and...?'. With children, doing two different things in 24 hour period is something to be proud of. Medal-winning territory.

7 Reasons The Queen Hates Having Two Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Comedy

Her Majesty's 90th birthday is here - the real one, not the "official" one. Queen Elizabeth II last year surpassed her great great grandmother Queen V...

The Art of List-Making

Alice Instone | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alice Instone

I started to collect the lists of other women and was overwhelmed by the collective unburdening as they shared their stories of how they wrote their lists and what they put on them. Nearly all the women I knew seemed to keep some sort of list and there was a confessional aspect to the sharing.

The List Every Woman Needs to Have (Or Make)

Katie Portman | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

Have you ever sat at home wondering why you never have time to do the stuff you love? Why your home is never as homely as you want it to be? Why you have people in your life who treat you poorly? Why you never manage to get stuff done? (Even with all the bloody to do lists.)

The 10 Weirdest Excuses For Not Having A TV Licence

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Comedy

The knock of the licence fee collector is enough to put fear in the heart of any TV-watcher who forgot to pay the bill, but some people go to truly ex...

Labour Lists Show a Party Unwilling to Change

Louise Wilson | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Louise Wilson

Scottish Labour will seriously lose out in this election, of that there is little doubt. Amid speculation that the Conservatives may even beat them to the punch as the SNPs main part of opposition, Labour released its regional list rankings. How will the makeup of the parliamentary party have changed after May?

The 10 Dumbest Criminals The World Has Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Everyone loves a good story about a dumb criminal, so here's ten videos of totally idiotic lawbreakers getting caught on camera, from drunken joyrides...

31 Doomed And Cringeworthy Attempts To Relate To Young People

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Ah, millennials. The demographic brands find themselves pandering to far too often. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, there's now no shortage ...

The 14 Best Auto-Tuned Remix Videos Ever To Grace The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Just when viral videos were starting to be a thing back in the 00s, a new trend emerged - piggybacking on those viral videos by slamming on some autot...

Every New Year's Eve Ever, Summed Up In 19 Gifs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Comedy

New Year's Eve is a predictable time of year - all the extroverts in the world think it's going to be the best night ever, while cynics grumpily sit i...

The 15 Biggest Political Cock-Ups Of 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK Comedy

2015 just flew by didn't it? Almost so quickly you couldn't stop and enjoy all the wonderful gaffes being churned out by our political elite. Which...

15 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Every Family Christmas Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Comedy

It's that time of year again, and we're all feeling pretty much the same way - a mix of optimism and dread for the festive period. Everything normally...

13 Top Tips For Surviving Christmas With Your Dysfunctional Family

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we spend months hyping up a single day as if it will help all our problems disappear. Everyone starts off m...

That's Not Going on the Christmas List

Claire Kirby | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

Over the years I have learned to filter these lists to stop undesirable toys getting in through the door. This year I am thinking of operating a doorman style policy on Christmas presents. You know, if your name's not down, you're not coming in.

The 39 Steps To Being A Country Life Writer

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Lifestyle magazine Country Life recently published two articles which have caused a bit of a stir. First, they discussed what it means to be a man,...

18 Ways To Know You're Too Old For Trick-Or-Treating

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Halloween is the one time of year when children are encouraged to beg strangers for sweets, and adults are expected to provide them, at risk of being ...

13 Weird Laws from Around the World

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Comedy

Did you know it's illegal to die in the House of Parliament? Or that any whale's head that washes up on the beach legally belongs to the king? We'v...

The Five Traits of Free Thinkers

Chris Paradox | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Paradox

No one knows how it will come or where it comes from, but Inspiration's against-all-odds M.O. works it's magic on the hearts and minds of Free Thinkers everywhere, like the great reset button in the sky.