Mistakes

We Shouldn't be Scared of Failing

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daphne Ashley Sze

When you're shaken, bent on your knees with hands over your face; far too many times, we almost always accept defeat right away. However, failure doesn't teach us to accept defeat, it teaches us that every time we fall down, there's nothing more important than growing up and getting back up.

How to Spot If You Are a Perfectionist

Jayne Morris | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

When high expectations are held of us from an early age we can start to nurture an internal drive to meet the standards set for us and feel chronically unhappy or dissatisfied if we don't achieve the level of success we set out to accomplish. This develops into perfectionism in adulthood and results in the relentless quest for excellence.

Dead End Towns and Daring to Change

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Everyone has a different relationship with their home town, both growing up and as adults. Some can't wait to escape, others never want to leave. We all lead our own lives and must make these decisions for ourselves, so I would never judge someone for doing what makes them happy. But our home towns are just one tiny corner of a large planet, which has a whole lot of stuff to offer.

The Ultimate Compilation Of Spelling And Grammar Mistakes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We're all guilty of missing an apostrophe here and there, or perhaps getting our long words mixed up in an attempt to sound cleverer than we really ar...

Making Mistakes Is Good for You

Nick Clements | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Clements

As we grow up we have this natural behaviour suppressed. Schools encourage children not to make mistakes, to get things 'right'. This continues through into the world of work, where the making of mistakes can be criticised and mocked.

Success in Life and Business Rule #1: Learn From Mistakes

Jack Kershaw | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

In 2014 of course it is not really politically acceptable to assume that it was me that made a mistake. It is always someone else's fault; the bank mis-sold the endowment policy, the credit card company mis-sold the payment protection insurance, the council should have stopped me building on a flood plain, MacDonald's is to blame for my obesity and so on.

How to Behave On Twitter

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

Early on in my Twitter career I made a relatively large cock up. Big for me anyway, as although I swear like a truck driver I would never intentionally want to upset someone.

Don't Revisit your Childhood, on your Children

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

As the world evolves, so humanity remains essentially emotionally the same. All of it crystallized in sharp relief within the hellish prison of childhood. I always said I'd never forget...and yet now I have children, I find myself getting annoyed because their drama doesn't meet my criteria for what merits hysterical crying and slammed doors.

You Do The Math (Because Tesco Can't)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Comedy

If you thought you were crap at maths rest easy – Tesco is even worse. The supermarket failed to entice customers with a half price offer on cho...

You Had One Job!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Some stuff-ups are funnier than others. A typo in an email - forgiveable. Spelling the word "school" wrong as you paint road markings is something els...

There Are No Mistakes

Alice Grist | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Suddenly my thoughts were interrupted, no, they were overdubbed by an intrusion. The intrusion (of unknown source as I was alone) quite loudly and clearly stated: There are no mistakes.

Doctor Removes Wrong Fallopian Tube Leaving Patient Unable To Conceive Naturally

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

A doctor who removed the wrong fallopian tube from a patient, leaving her unable to conceive naturally, has been criticised for her "hasty, careless, ...

PICTURES: Lost In Translation - Signs From Around The World

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

People pedantic about punctuation have long been on the warpath for signs bearing grammatical-errors but these posters take mistakes to a whole new le...

Dear Mr F**k Off - Dad Receives Insulting Credit Card Application

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Halifax referred to a Lancashire dad as ‘F**k Off’ on a credit card application form, in an embarrassing gaff by the national bank. Horrified s...

The 6 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

If you want to lose weight, there are so many different ways to do it. But why then, do so many people struggle to lose weight?

A-Level Students Braced For Repercussions of Exam Blunders

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Around 100,000 students are believed to have been affected by exam blunders, the Press Association has reported. The mistakes ranged from impossibl...