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'Modern Family' Star Dies Aged 55

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Elizabeth Pena, an actress whose credits include ‘Modern Family’ and ‘The Incredibles’, has died at the age of 55. Her manager Gina Rugolo...

Treat Fathers Like Idiots...

Soozi Baggs | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

There has been a lot of speculation about how men won't take up the opportunity of shared parental leave because the money is not enough for them or because childcare is not seen as a man's job. These are valid concerns but I think it goes even deeper than that.

Benedict Leads Brits In Emmys Nominations (FULL LIST)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

In less than 12 hours, we'll know who's walked off with this year's Emmy Awards - and, for a whole host of British television stars including Benedict...

How Does Today's Technology Bring Families Back Together?

Andrew Denham | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

This week (26th May to 1st June) marks National Family Week. Backed by all major political parties and over 200 national and thousands of non-for-profit organisations, National Family Week is designed to bring families together through a programme of fun activities.

Celebrating Families - International Families Day, May 15 2014

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

What has changed most for you in the last 20 years? Chances are, it's to do with family: maybe you have started one, or you are caring for one. Maybe you have gained new family members or you have suffered a loss? It's possible you are in a blended family situation, a single parent one, or your family has a dual income.

Fathers Need Longer Paternity Leave

Torsten Klaus | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Here is the contradiction: Society wants men to spend more time with their kids and families (believe me, at least once a week I get a comment like "Oh it's good to see daddy being in charge" when in public), but employers and government do next to nothing to support them. I believe we need some fundamental changes here...

The Complexities of Gender Roles in 2013

Jay Nadarajah | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jay Nadarajah

Why, in this modern age, is it still sometimes hard to replicate this same transition as easily on the home front? To this day, it's still common to grow up in a family where mum is the one predominantly wearing the apron and dad brings home more of the pennies.

My Modern Mobile Family

Fiona Phillips | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Tech
Fiona Phillips

2013 is the year tech-savvy millennial children become teenagers (and therefore legally are able to begin using social media). As a mother of a millennial baby I am experiencing this shift of interests with a child who is now a teenager and permanently attached to his smartphone.

Back to the 1950s? The Impact of Technology on Family Life

Sian Breslin | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sian Breslin

The one place I will not have technology is on the dinner table at family mealtimes. Someone recently asked me why this was and I couldn't immediately put my finger on it. I just knew in my heart it was wrong. Call me old fashioned, but I just think that 15 tech free minutes a day to engage in conversation is vital to a healthy family.

Who's Breadwinning Now?

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Sutherland

One in three working mothers is now the main earner in their homes - this is an overwhelming 80% rise in the last 15 years. The report shows that maternal breadwinning has increased for all family types, for all age groups and across all income groups.

Time to Admit That Modern Fatherhood Is a Myth

Gideon Burrows | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gideon Burrows

As an equal parent in and out of working hours for over five years now, I've realised there's no fairytale quite so engaging, but quite so without actual substance, as the modern fatherhood myth. There's a convincing but untrue story about a huge army of fathers out there across the UK, all merrily doing their fair share of childcare, or maybe even more than their female partners. Just take a look outside. Where are the groups of dads sitting in coffee shops, or joining sing-along at the local library?

Child Abuse Advert Shows Hidden Message for Children

Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In a bid to improve improve the effectiveness of its campaigns to help young people in trouble, a child abuse support charity has taken an innovative ...

Parents Don't Change The World - They Help Create It

Adrian Millar | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

"Clap, girls, clap!" I say to her sisters, knowing that a repeat performance is more likely tomorrow if they feign interest. They give her a rousing send-off and disappear back to Drake and Josh on the television.

Yummy, MILF, Dishy and DILF - It's All About Sex

John L. Adams | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

So what of the dishy daddy? Is it all about sex? In fairness you rarely hear the phrase and I've never had a woman sidle up to me in a bar and use the phrase "dishy daddy" as her opening line.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Modern Family

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Modern Family is on a wave. The same-but-different sitcom, built around three generations of one family, has just won another clutch of Emmy statu...

Pets and Children: Why Every Child Should Own a Pet

Elena Barbiero | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

It's not always practical to own a pet, especially in cities: it's undoubtedly a sign of responsibility to not acquire one, when the environment and resources to give an animal a good life are not there.

Parenting Teenagers: Making Mistakes

Elena Barbiero | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The teenage years, a little like the 'terrible twos', are a stepping stone in the individual's development: from baby to toddler, and from child to young adult. They each indicate the transition from one important stage to a very different one: but why is it often so challenging to deal with teenagers?

An Olympic Adventure

Elena Barbiero | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

The Olympics, surely, have been one of the highlights of this Summer: so back in June, when my son Thomas announced that his secondary school had awarded him two Olympic tickets to see the women's hockey team in action, there was general jubilation in our household.

Anchorman Star Arrested For Exposing Himself

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Anchorman star Fred Willard has been arrested for exposing himself in an adult movie cinema in Los Angeles, reports TMZ. Fred Willard was in Anch...

PICTURES: TV's Highest-Paid Woman.. No, It's Not Kim Kardashian

PA | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sofia Vergara has become TV's highest-paid woman. Forbes estimates that the Modern Family actress, who has just turned 40, earned a staggering 19 m...

Let Parents do the Job of the CSA? Are You Crazy?

Suzy Miller | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will shortly be launching a new £14m Innovation Fund across Great Britain. It will support separated families and help them to collaborate in the best interests of their children.

WATCH: What If 'Dora The Explorer' Was An Action Movie?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Comedy

What happens when you mix a much-loved children's cartoon with the young star of a critically acclaimed US sitcom - that's Ariel Winter from Modern Fa...

Michelle In Bed With TV's Loveliest Ladies

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

We already know that Downton Abbey is opening doors everywhere for Sir Julian Fellowes. His previous success, the Oscar-winning script for Gosford ...

The Red Wine Mistress

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Macnaughton

When I first met Hagar and we were in the throws of young love I had a perception of what a military officer's wife was like and it wasn't me. I looked down my arrogant, young nose at those betrothed and thought I will never become one - 'no way Jose'.

Do You Have More In Common With George Osborne Than You Think?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While George Osborne might think he has it tough - most of Britons are equally as worried about balancing their own budgets this year. Nearly three...