UK Love

Sex, Love and Death... Only One of Which Is a Certainty in Life

Alison Powell | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Powell

When someone dies we are often shocked. Even if that person is ill and therefore their passing is expected to be imminent, I am still yet to lose a loved one to an illness and not be a bit surprised. I am taken aback, maybe slightly affronted.

48 Definitions of Being a Mother

Claire Kirby | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

On good days being a mother it's full of smiles and laughter and cuddles, on bad days it's full of tears and tantrums from both the small people and me. On normal days it's busy, loud and always unpredictable.

Sunglasses Are My Saviour

Julie Elizabeth | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Elizabeth

During my three days of contemplation and dismay a cloud of consciousness floated in my window. Cuddling a cup of tea I realised that after months of living deliriously depressed and convinced of my lack of existence, I did in actual fact exist.

How to Increase Happiness and What Really Matters

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

When it comes to aims and ambitions in life, most people admit that their main aim in life is to be happy. This will mean different things for different people, but when you feel happy, you are relaxed, you are content and you are more confident.

Instagram Account Documents How Couples Met (And It's The Cutest Thing Ever)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Romance isn't dead. And this Instagram account sets out to prove just that. 'The Way We Met' tells the stories of how couples first met. From the a...

Heartwarming Video Of Fathers And Adult Children Telling Each Other How They Feel

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Parents

Why is it so hard sometimes to voice how much we really love our family? Ten fathers and their children were asked to participate in a short video ...

Seven Things You Probably Didn't Know About Bulimia

Hattie Gladwell | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Hattie Gladwell

From 2010 to 2013 I suffered quite badly with bulimia. I was always of average weight, so no body really looked at me any differently or noticed. It ended up getting quite bad, to the point where I was hospitalised at the end of 2011 with pneumonia and a collapsed lung - caused by the vomit that had been trapped in my chest area from purging all the time.

What Is the Best Form of Therapy for Personal Growth?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Given that everyone is different and we all have our own ideas about what constitutes personal growth, it stands to reason that some people would benefit from one form of therapy while other people would benefit from another form of therapy.

How to Make Relationships Work in Five Easy Steps

Laura Roche | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Roche

Relationships are notoriously fraught with difficulties, no matter how much you love and adore your partner. It doesn't matter how compatible you are, there will be times when things can get a little testing. I've compiled a list of five handy points to bear in mind when the going gets tough.

Falling in Love with a Foreign Language: The Risks of a Metaphor

Lucy Bell | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

Unless you are brought up in a bilingual environment, a relationship with a second language is something you work to achieve and strive to maintain. It is not something you can buy.

Can You Spot What This Groom Has Hidden On These Wedding Invites?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you ever needed confirmation that letting your future husband design your wedding invitation was a good idea, then here you go. A "save the date...

By the Shores of the Indian Ocean

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

That veranda, with its endless, ocean view, brought us both a semblance of peace in a time of growing turmoil and uncertainty. Just to sit there was enough. On other occasions, we would take my telescope up to the roof to study the stars.

Letter to the Young

Aaron Vallely | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Settled I was, in the dim of a Café in the gut of Dublin City. I was navigating myself through the torrent of Facebook status' on my phone, when I no...

Young Couple Share Touching Story Behind Wedding Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This beautiful wedding photograph has been shared thousands of times across the internet. And the touching story behind it will make you feel all f...

Why Women in Their Thirties Need to Lower Their Expectations

Katy Horwood | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

When it comes to finding love, women in their thirties need to lower their expectations. They need to compromise, stop being so fussy and realise that the older you get the less of a position you are in to start making wild demands about what you expect from a partner. There, I've said it.

Bilingualism Is the Norm - And Now Being a Good Lover Is Too

Lucy Bell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Lucy Bell

So I would say that Riotta's article attracted a large amount of attention not only because he brought the hot topic of relationships and romance into the less media-friendly (but nonetheless extremely important) topic of language-acquisition, but also because - very simply - there are a lot of bilinguals out there. And following on from Riotta's logic, a lot of good lovers.

Adorable Son Is On Mission To Find His Mum A Date

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Alex Lyngaas, from Norway, is on a simple, but oh so important mission. He wants to help his mum Eve find the love of her life. So he's spent the l...

Chemistry on a First Date? You'll Be Lucky

Caroline Brealey | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

These days most of us know that first dates don't always (never!) go to plan. Awkward silences, cringy jokes and jilted conversations are the norm. That's what happens when you meet a stranger outside the tube and proceed to vet them for the next hour...

To My Precious Children, From Your 'Stay at Home' Mum

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Parents
Vanessa Olorenshaw

Everyone was born a baby - we are all here for a short time and no matter how wonderful someone might appear, or how much they seem to have, we all come into the world and leave it the same way. With nothing but our body and our character.

Facebook and Relationships: How Has Social Media Changed the Dating Landscape?

Brett Harding | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Brett Harding

Are you "single", "in a relationship", "married? Or do you have an "it's complicated" status? How do you manage your personal relationship via social media? Do you obsessively watch what your partner is doing on there?

Photos Of Cancer Survivors Prove Love Really Does Conquer All

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's often when we hit the hardest of times that we feel the most love and affection for the people around us. Photographer Randy Bacon has photogr...

The Visit

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Half the fishermen and artisans on the beach where we live were expecting them even before they arrived. R had asked about dhow rides and a fishing trip for my dad and on our weekend strolls, they would wave us over.

Embrace Change and Life Becomes Easy

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I am currently living in a Buddhist community in northern Thailand. Everyday we practice meditation, and mindfulness is a way of life; it is embedded in the way we talk, walk, work and eat.

Let's Dissect L-O-V-E!

Deirdre Collins | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

What is love? What does it mean to be 'in love'? Is it different for different people? Well individuals by their nature are different so it follows that no two people's experiences are exactly the same, right?

A Special Moment With A Stranger

Chloe Gunning | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I blush. I know where this is going, and unfortunately I don't feel he's my type. At this point I would usually run a mile, but instead I stand there and share a rare moment of conversation with a stranger.