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Imagine

Katherine Press | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

Scrolling though the news channels this morning was like the opening sequence to a film in which the director is trying to convey just how chaotic the world has become in the dystopian future. Except it's real life. It's right now, and though I can choose to turn off the TV, I cannot forget what I've learned and I cannot ignore it - and nor should you.

I Hit My Daughter

Gemma Devaney | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Parents
Gemma Devaney

I hit my daughter. I hit her on her face, on her mouth, in her stomach. Sometimes I even hit her on her bum. I hit her so hard sometimes she screams and tells me to stop... Now replace the word hit with kiss. It's not so horrifying now is it?

Love, Sex and Desire in the Diaspora

Chayya Syal | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chayya Syal

For many South Asian women to simply talk about sex, sexuality and/or desire are topics which are difficult to discuss. Even as I write this, I feel like I'm walking on eggshells and having to be overly cautious with what I want to say - which says a lot if you think about it...

Maternal Hoo-ha

Katherine Press | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Katherine Press

Every time a female politician begins a statement with "as a mother" I tend to switch off. It's a patronising and lazy way to give yourself authority on a subject. "As a mother" doesn't mean anything other than you may know your own offspring quite well...

We Neglect Our Relationships for Our Careers, or Our Careers for Our Relationships

Vincent Dignan | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Tech
Vincent Dignan

When it was a straight choice between staying in bed with her, and going to the meeting I was being paid a lot of money to attend, I wondered what I d...

Ruby Rose Gives Everyone A Lesson In Celebrity Dating

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Orange Is The New Black actress Ruby Rose has shared an incredible message about love that reminds us all to stop judging other people's choices. The ...

The Biggest Danger of Brexit; Entitlement as Usual

Marko Kasic | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Marko Kasic

When Napoleon remarked 'In politics, stupidity is not a handicap' I doubt even he could have foreseen the damage of blending stupidity with unmasked plutocracy and obsequious entitlement. Last week's apathetic paroxysm by British citizens was far more about the obedient breakdown of society than it was about the affirmation of our individual and collective preservation.

What the Brexit Vote Tells Us About Humankind

Susanna Halonen | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Politics
Susanna Halonen

Nearly a week ago Britain made the historic vote to leave the EU. To this day, nearly half of the country (48.1% of the voters to be exact) continues to be devastated with the shocking results. That includes me.

Kitten And Puppy Defy The Odds To Be Together In Adorable Clip

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Two unlikely pals have moved mountains to be together in a touching storyline that would rival Romeo and Juliet. The clip above shows a kitten trying ...

Love Breeds Love

Stacey Hirlam | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Parents
Stacey Hirlam

I am not usually one for writing about current news stories. However, every so often the real world sneaks up on me, smacks me right between the eyes...

What We Have to Learn from Jo Cox's Tragic Death.

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK
Elizabeth Wright

Jo Cox's death on Thursday, along with the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, has been a wakeup call for all of us, in a world where its becoming increasingly apparent that violence is the accepted answer to someone who doesn't agree with you or isn't like you. When did this way of dealing with difference become the norm?

What Makes You Perfect for Love

Becky Walsh | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Shyness has a cute vulnerability to it and can be more loveable than confidence. We think if you're not confident you won't stand out, but what really makes people see one another is resonance.

Dating Just Got Serial

Krissie Rogers | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

London is a fickle city and its relationships are too. With so many people coming and going, it's not exactly an environment for a stable love life and just when you get in the groove with someone and think you're making some headway, you'll find you've taken three steps backwards. How did that happen?

Elderly Couple's Anniversary Photo Shoot Is Beyond Adorable

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An elderly Chinese couple have showed their love for one another is still going strong in a stunning photoshoot. Wang Lijin, 95, and Huang Caozen me...

Here's A Thought: Is This Love I'm Feeling?

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Re-reading De La Rochefoucauld's Maxims and came upon this most magnificent one: Il y a des gens qui n'auraient jamais été amoureux s'ils n'avaient ...

Orlando: Why Must We Hate?

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

One day, we too may be at the wrong end of a gun, facing someone who believes we deserve to die. And then we may regret all the hours we wasted complaining, bitching and condemning those we thought were wrong and wish that we had spent more time dancing, loving and brightening life ourselves.

We Stand Together

Katherine Press | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

The terrible and terrifying mass shooting in Orlando at the weekend has shaken everyone. I cannot imagine the heartbreak of those who were there, and the family and friends of those who were murdered. Aside from the absolute need for gun laws to be changed in the USA, so too do many changes need to happen around the world.

Marriage: The Rings or the Love?

Jennifer Gilmour | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Gilmour

I don't remember the actual moment when we made the decision to marry but it was because of what we learnt from the loss of two such important people from our lives that we suddenly felt that it was important to us and important that we didn't waste time waiting.

When 'Yes' Equals Rape

Amber Amour | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

Some argue, "learn how to speak up for yourself. Just say "no." But nos are often ignored and become impossible to say when someone feels like they have no choice. The CONTEXT in which consent is given is the most important part and needs to be taken seriously by us as individuals, by court officials & police, and by the whole of society.

We Need to Become Hate-Conscious: Reviewing Qasim Rashid's 'Talk to Me'

Umar Nasser | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Umar Nasser

I imagine myself sitting in a New York theatre, one with velvet red curtains and a single microphone occupying the stage. Qasim Rashid walks out from ...

The Ultimate Guide for Overcoming a Breakup

Charo Merida | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

There are plenty of types of breakups, probably just as many as people in this world. There are breakups in which you are coming out of a long relationship, which leads to an also long and some times tedious breakup period.

Tinder V Romance

Stephen Bailey | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I am a single, gay man, living in London and telling my little dick jokes for a living. What an exciting time to be alive. Anything is possible. Except when it comes to finding that someone special.... I am not afraid of dying alone - in fact, I've even rephrased it. I'll die independently.

Was Jesus For Real, and Is He Returning?

Tony Lobl | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Tony Lobl

Humanity needs the Christ too much for humble hearts to give up on God and sacrifice the hope of genuine, Christian healing.

Thirty-Five Wrong Ways to Ask for Sex

Amber Amour | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

No one is entitled to your body and on the flipside, no one in the entire world owes you sex. If you get rejected, reply nobly with something like, "I respect that" or "that's cool". Suggest cuddling or doing a non-sexual activity that will make both of you feel comfortable.

Love and Tyranny

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

How then do couples overcome the tyranny of anger and abuse so they can feel safe to tell the truth and connect? It's of course never easy because the roots of anger and frustration go way back and they are habits learned in our family of origin.