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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.

35 Sexy Ways to Ask for Consent

Amber Amour | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Amour

As a sexual educator, I get a lot of backlash when I comes to talking about consent (rape culture at its finest, #amirite?). Asking for consent is not only mandatory, but it can be a super sexy way to spice up your sex life, by actively asking for consent throughout all sexual activity.

Break Up 101

Makeda Phillips | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Makeda Phillips

We've all been there and felt the numbing ache in pit of our stomach when a relationship comes to an end. Whether or not you knew deep down it wasn't meant to be or whether you were the person who ended things, it rarely makes a difference. You're sad, you're hurt and you're also committed to making the next few months the most painful, and memorable, for yourself.

How to Receive More Love

Jody Shield | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Shield

When you understand your love language and your partners, you finally realise you've been expressing your love to each other in different ways. They might tell you they love you by spending hours making the perfect gift for you. You might tell them you love them by holding their hand and giving them a big squeeze.

My Husband, Not My Helper

Victoria Leith | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Leith

I have lay-ins on weekends. I make sure I am the one who tends to our babes at night, every night, since their births. I let my husband sleep. I make dinner, he makes dinner, sometimes one of us does more, the other does something different. We are always doing something of value to add to our family.

The Touching Story Of These Kids Meeting Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has shared a heartwarming story of the moment her daughter met a little boy on the beach and they became instant best friends. Ayanna Toye ...

The Art of Conflict

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

We all know that if we are angry, critical, mean spirited and we shut each other out there is no good end to this kind of interaction. So why do we still do it? One answer is that we don't know better.

Forget Routine - A Daddy-Daughter Day With No Rules is the Best Routine in the World

Andrew Robinson | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

We just mucked about all day with no rules to rein us in. We had no clock to worry about, or no structure to adhere to. We just simply went with the flow. An easy-going day full of fun, bonding and an astronomical amount of laughter.

The Wonder Years

Anne Look | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Where do you see yourself in five years time? Stop what you're doing and take a minute to think about it. Make a coffee if you will. Watch the kettle...

My 100-day 'I Love Life' Project and What I Learned

Emma Fulu | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Fulu

Every day for 100 days I shared a photograph (or video) through social media with the hashtag #ilovelife. A photograph that captured an experience, a moment, a thing, an event, that brought me joy or love or wisdom or peace.