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Can Love Really Trump Hate?

Ed Shepherd | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Ed Shepherd

It's been reported that hate crime across the UK has increased by over 60% since Brexit, and a recent report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance called out a number of politicians and institutions for inciting the rising xenophobia witnessed in the UK.

His Changing Behaviour

Rachel Lamb | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lamb

I spent half of the night messaging him and talking to him on the phone. The end result was me going home early. In my mind this was a triumph for me, I'd managed to go out. However for him, it was also a triumph, a much bigger, much more overpowering triumph. Mine dwarfed in comparison. He knew he'd won.

Why It Is Okay To End A Toxic Relationship

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

One thing I've learnt from my parents' divorce is that no one is perfect. We all have our flaws, grave mistakes and our positives. One of my favourite quotes is 'We accept the love we think we deserve'. When you have been raised on criticism, abuse and threats, it's only a matter of time before you start to think it's true.

Finding Love In The Face Of Cancer

Lara Honnor | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Honnor

Having a life threatening illness feels like being on the next level. You're not on earth because you're closer to death, but you're not quite in heaven either because you're still alive. You're on this strange limbo level. Mikey feels the same. Being told from the age of four that you could die at any moment and you might not make it past childhood is a lot to deal with.

The Footprints You Leave

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

But one thing we do know is that human beings are born with their respective world-lines unmarked just like blank canvasses. And as we go through life - interacting, growing and learning - others leave their footprints on that canvas of life, in the same way that we leave ours on others' canvasses.

Emotional Moment Man Proposes To Girlfriend While Finishing Triathlon

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The emotional moment a first-time triathlete crossed the finishing line while holding a sign asking his girlfriend to marry him, has been captured on ...

10 Things All Men Should Know About Women

Tristen Lee | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Tristen Lee

It's a widely known fact that women take an unfathomable amount of time getting ready to go out. You may think we have gone for the effortless and natural look, but we actually ordered our outfit three weeks ago on ASOS, and have spent the past five hours shaving, tweezing, moisturising, tanning, nail painting, hair dyeing, hair curling and face painting.

Fretting - Is It Really Worth It?

Natalie Savvides | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Savvides

Personally now with that mind-blowing wonder of hindsight, I can look back over the past twenty odd years, if not more of my life and I have to question whether the constant fretting that I seemed incapable of stopping served any purpose whatsoever.

What Makes a Good Love Story?

Gill Paul | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gill Paul

In Hollywood, writers of romantic films often bring lovers together in what's known as a "meet cute" - like Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant arguing o...

The Pace Of Change

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

Life changed again, deeply and irrevocably so, with the arrival of R's girls. They landed in Mombasa when the city was labouring under a simmering, sweltering heat. R's youngest daughter came running when she saw us. R held it together better than I did.

Meeting The Stranger Who Saved My Husband's Life

Mariacristina Lubrano | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mariacristina Lubrano

What would you say to the stranger who saved your husband's life? How would you even begin to say thank you? Not questions I ever thought I'd have to answer. Until last week. When I started seeing George almost ten years ago, he was still undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia...

100-Year-Old Holds Dying Wife's Hand In Final Act Of Love

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This photograph of a 100-year-old man holding his 96-year-old wife’s hand before she passed away will undoubtedly bring you to tears. The tender mom...

Book Review: The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence

Robert Bradley | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Gavin Extence's writing is both witty and sincere, a clique page-turner it isn't. But certainly a more refined novel for the modern man to read at leisure. Many memorable moments you'll feel compelled to share. For instance, when Gabriel Vaughn feels outmaneuvered by a young clergyman it's made the funnier that in fact, he was outbullshited.

Man Offers Crying Stranger A Sunflower, Gets Overwhelming Response

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man who gave a sunflower to a tearful stranger in a coffee shop has told of how the simple act has changed both of their lives. Danny Wakefield, wh...

Succulent Ring Boxes: A Beautiful New Way To Pop The Question

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

These days it can be hard to find creative new ways to propose - especially when the internet is chock-a-block with viral videos of flash mobs and nic...

Don't Give Up on Love!

Jolene Setterfield | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jolene Setterfield

Don't ever give up on love. One thing I believe to be true is that, life is ALWAYS conspiring on our behalf, and I have absolutely no regrets in any of it, no matter how hard it got (and boy did it get hard!!). Keep the faith, keep looking ahead and allow your heart to soften, and your dreams to blossom. Don't let life toughen you too much, often when there is a heartbreak it can be a blessing in disguise to allow an even better match in to your life.

Yoga and Weddings, Happily Ever After

Charo Merida | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

YOGA & WEDDINGS, HAPPILY EVER AFTER... "It's not about the perfect dress, it is about the perfect frame of mind" After having worked in the even...

'World's Shortest Couple' Share Big News Following Surprise Proposal

Barcroft | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

They may have a combined height of 5ft 10in, but the world’s shortest couple believe they have a big future together after agreeing to tie the knot....


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.