UK Love

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.

The Idea of 'The One' Sucks - Love Is Earned, Not Bestowed

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

Aside from the actual physical science behind it, which is rather akin to the technical abilities Santa Claus would have to possess to complete his annual visit to the bedrooms of children, wanting there to be a One is sort of madness.

My Five Year Wedding Anniversary as a Widow

Julia Bryson | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Bryson

Five years ago that weekend was one of the happiest days of my life. It was the day I married Roger, my best friend and the man who made me laugh, made me feel spacial, made me feel safe. The father of my children, the one who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

Insurance for Your Child's Future

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

A few days ago whilst we were driving along the backroads of Phuket we saw these three boys in front of us. The oldest one who was riding the bike did not seem a day older than eleven, swigging Coke from a can whilst confidently navigating the roads like a seasoned rider.

Why I'm in Love With Several Different Women

Nick Compton | Posted 19.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Compton

Right now, you're probably casting all sorts of different aspersions on me. Who does this guy think he is? Is he a polygamist? Is he looking for troub...

Life in Kenya's Italy

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

'Bella, you go to the supermarket?' 'Yes, please,' I say to the taxi driver. He takes us past the Italian butchery, the Italian cafe, the Italian re...

Is Marriage Taken Too Lightly?

Esther Dark | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Dark

Life is challenging and at times frightening: the love and support of a marriage partner is empowering and the marriage journey sensational. Whatever life throws at me, I know that I have the commitment and love of my best friend with me the whole way and he has mine.

The Leap Year Question

Chris Tavner | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Tavner

The last couple of weeks have been nothing short of life changing, not to mention busy. As I wrote in my last blog, me and my girlfriend were in the process of buying a house together. Thankfully that all went through and we moved in to our first home together on Friday 19th February.

Not to Hot: How to Reconnect Your Relationship's Sexual Energy

Dr Becky Spelman | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Becky Spelman

It is not easy to maintain a good romantic relationship between two people in this day and age. We have never had more access to distraction, and this impacts on the level of intimacy that two people are able to achieve with each other.

I'm Just Not That Into You - Five Ways to Avoid the Third Date

Krissie Rogers | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krissie Rogers

For the fellas those six words are just so easy. They say it how it is and leave broken hearts trailing in their wake, seemingly without a care. For us girls, it's a little tougher. Unless you've got a truly cold-heart, when we want to give someone the flick we have to consider the emotions involved; primarily guilt.