UK Living

Ten Things Everyone Should Have in Their Home This Winter

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

How can you hold on to that early snuggly happiness brought on by the thought of winter, and prevent your life descending into a mildly confusing mixture of mulled wine, Wham-on-a-loop and nightmares about layering?

The Genius of Picasso and the Curse of Convenience

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Samantha van Dalen

Picasso famously said, "I find. I do not look". He also said: "Look and you will never find." Many have remarked that these two messages from the mouth of a genius are obtuse and incomprehensible.

A Few Useless Words of Advice for Students

Alex McBride | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex McBride

I left it a 'bit late' till I realised that University was the only viable option left for me to spend my afternoons in bed and my early hours watching films I'd seen before and eating Rocky Road bites, but nevertheless, I'm here now and going into my second year at 23...

My Bucket List...

Liz Fraser | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

This, for some reason, seems to be a much bigger deal than turning 39, even though it requires the same amount of effort on my part, ie none. A lot of people have suddenly started asking me about my Bucket List, as if turning 40 wasn't already bad enough without also implying certain death.

Solving A Reader's Challenge: The Issue With Lighting A Dark Room

Fritha Strickland | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

With the only access to direct sunlight through the adjoining kitchen she wanted to know what she could do to brighten up the area without a major overhaul. We talked about the colour palette that would work best and were drawn to bright pinks, golds and turquoises to complement the other features in the room.

Don't Die With the Music Still in You

Maggie Currie | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Imagine in your mind a mirror, and imagine that you are standing in front of it. Look into that mirror and see yourself as you are today.

One Day in the Life, Food Chain, Anchor Yourself

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

Albertina- this gentle pensioner had recently lost two grandchildren- one in a road accident and the other from a heart attack. She had just returned from comforting her daughter who is 'coping' with the loss of her two children. Albertina is teaching herself French to take her mind off her lost grand kids...

All Around the World, We're All the Same

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

None of us can save another human being. Each of us has a responsibility to save ourselves. No one is to blame when the easiest option becomes the best option. Life is hard. Life is cruel.

What Can We Gain From Taking Risks?

Leanne Davis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

After a whole load of deaths (though clearly not my own) and other unhappy endings in 2012, I came to realise that I could worry all I like - my anxiety will rarely prevent the bad times but will likely inhibit the good.

'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

Blog Of The Week: Jordan Ayres On 'Living Deliberately'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

| Are you a student blogger? Fancy appearing in our Student Blog of the Week series? Click here to find out more | Introducing... Jordan Ayre...

Apartment Living

Zahra Razavi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I moved into my first apartment last June. Before that, I'd lived my life in relatively spacious countryside homes and city terrace houses, and if I'm honest, I didn't consider the potential differences apartment life might brings.

Super-Stylish Interiors Trends for 2013

Jess Shanahan | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Shanahan

Like anything, the interior design industry has its own trends that come and go. Some of them are influenced by the catwalks but most of them come from beautiful design exhibitions and the practicalities of life.

Life, Death and the Greatest Regret

Steven Bartlett | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Steven Bartlett

It is all too easy to let your true ambitions, your dreams and consequently yourself, be consumed by the expectations of others, by life's pressures and by fear of failure. This however; is no excuse to surrender. I often say that mistakes are things I did and regrets are things I didn't do.

Why "Execution-Style Killings" Are Anything But

Rob Atkinson | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK
Rob Atkinson

"Execution-style Killing". It's one of those chilling news-story phrases that are fairly frequently-used, lazily, thoughtlessly and as a knee-jerk re...

'Flatmate' Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Hattie Clarke | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Clarke

Living situations are one of the most important and impacting factors for students, and the hardest to get right. Most of my friends have either found that perfect living partnership, or its been disastrous from beginning to end. I belong to the latter party, the one who's dreams never seem to come true.

Too Hot To Sleep?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While we all enjoy basking in the sunshine during the day, we can't say we're fond of the sweaty sleepless nights that follow them after hours. Gon...

Finding Your Spiritual - An Easy Peasy Guide to Getting Soulful

Alice Grist | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The longer I live and explore a spiritual life the easier it gets. When I started off my adventures I visited a dozen or so different faiths and I got down and dirty with the meditation, the praying, the mantras. I had the patter and the pose, but none of it felt right. Some of it felt convoluted or ridiculous. Most of it didn't quite fit, it was someone else's story, someone else's journey.

Win The Ultimate Interior Design Experience

www.lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever wanted to give your home a bit of a makeover, but despite lots of good ideas, didn't know where to start? Well, you're not alone; breath...