New Year'

David Attenborough's Grisly Discovery, the Revolution & Digging Up History on Richmond Hill

Annabel Burn | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Annabel Burn

Sir David Attenborough is one of the higher profile residents of Richmond Hill in Surrey. Recently, while his builders were converting the old "Hole in the Wall" Pub by his home, a severed skull was unearthed and examined, solving the "Barnes murder" dating back to the 1800s.

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work

Rebecca Allen | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Allen

Its your first day back at work after the Christmas holidays. Its cold, dark, and the lights of Christmas have been extinguished, it's a really long time to your next holiday, and you over-indulged during the holiday season to the point where your work trousers feel considerably tighter than they did a month ago.

Top Three Excuses for Being Fat

John C. Parkin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John C. Parkin

It's January and most of us are concerned about being fat after the over-consumption of the festive period. Here are your best excuses for being fat: that you can use throughout the year, not just in January.

How I Survived New Year's Eve 2013

Xavier Toby | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Now that New Years Eve is a few days behind us, lets take a moment to reflect on the annual celebration of the year that often feels like, 'On this night, you need to have the most unbelievably epic time ever or you're a loser.'

Drugs at Work 2: Christmas - Showing Dry January What Fun Was

Josh Barrie | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Josh Barrie

Many people in the UK decide to detox after the Christmas period. Stilton, port and vast amounts of mince pies are all very well, but come at a cost. It's a price some aren't always happy to pay, so they then spend January and beyond moaning about weight gain and their plans to get fit for the summer.

David Cameron's New Year Message: What He Was Really Saying

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

We offer up a translation of the Prime Minister's message to Britain for 2014. (Made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Handface.) MORE TOPICALOLS: ...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Merry new year! And welcome to the new-look Funny Tweets Of The Week for 2014 - now streamlined for your viewing pleasure. From New Year's Eve to N...

New Year Conservation Resolutions

Frontier | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Frontier

Today is the day that we fight this curse or rather lack of motivation and make resolutions that matter, resolutions that are for change, resolutions that give back!

My Top Campaigns of 2013

Nadeem Javaid | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Nadeem Javaid

2013 has been a great year for activism. Throughout the world people power has been rising up and inspiring change; from mass protests in Brazil to challenge rising bus fares, to a little old mosque in York which challenged perceptions by serving tea and custard creams to members of the EDL...

All Year Resolutions!

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

By simply taking each month as it comes and applying positive changes, you're not trying to conquer the world in one fell swoop, but taking small baby steps towards long-standing change that will last for years to come. Here's how.

Genealogy and New Years: Some Commonsense Suggestions for Us All

Scott Phillips | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

Rather than suggesting resolutions here, I am going to offer some commonsense suggestions that will, I believe, help make your family history and genealogy efforts more effective and successful

New Year's Resolutions for Beauty, Skin & Soul This 2014

Amanda Elias | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I like the thought of New Year's resolutions, I think it gives us a great goal to be a better "you" in the New Year. Most of us have the usual goals s...

How to Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet

Jayne Morris | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

The New Year offers us an opportunity to make a fresh start and create a vision of what we truly want to be, do, have and create during the year ahead.

From Oscar To Homer, 10 Funny Quotes About New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

From Oscar Wilde to Homer Simpson, Mark Twain to Charlie Brown, we round up some of the funniest words of wisdom about New Year's resolutions... ...

Life Is Not Black & White

Elaine Benton | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Born with Gaucher disease and battling for the last eight years with Parkinson's, I became an advocate for both diseases. It may sound odd, but my ill health has taken me on a tremendous journey, one which I would never have dreamt of a few years back.

How to Stay on Track With Your 2014 resolutions

Realbuzz.com | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Spending a little time really thinking about what you want and why is every bit as important as taking steps to making it happen. Always set goals that follow the SMART principle; make sure they are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-framed.

Man Swept Out To Sea During New Year Celebrations

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man was swept out to sea while celebrating the new year on the beach. The 27-year-old is feared dead after going missing in Cornwall, the day aft...

New Year's Eve in London: What It Was Like to Be at the World's First Multi-Sensory Fireworks Show

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Sara McCorquodale

Fact: Londoners hate waiting. Tubes more than two minutes away, be damned. Slow walkers, we curse you. So, to get a Londoner to queue - to wait - for bloody hours, something extraordinary has to happen. Or the world's first multisensory fireworks display has to be happening on the Thames to bring in the New Year. Yeah, I know - what the hell's that, right?

LOOK: Soggy New Year's Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

New Years Day celebrations were battered by appalling weather as 2014 got off to a soggy start. London's traditional pageant saw rain-soaked cheerl...

The Dignity In Serving

Michelle Holmes | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

From teachers, carers, nurses and doctors, street sweepers, sales assistants and the like, working in service is an exchange of energy as old as civilisation. Serving one another in some way is a natural human instinct that we all have inside of us and can deliver on daily basis through our individual talents.

Say No to January

Carla Buzasi | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

Hands up those of you giving up booze for January? Now those planning a detox New Year diet... Have you ever noticed how many New Year resolutions are all about giving things up? During the most depressing month of the year, instead of indulging in the things that make us happy, we ban the good bits and suck all the fun out of life. With this in mind, this January at HuffPost UK, we've decided to twist things on their head and instead of saying no to all the things we love, we're saying yes to everything life affirming instead.

Psychologists Find the Best Way to Achieve New Year's Resolutions - Is to Not Make Any

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

New Year's resolutions commonly involve resolving to end bad habits - for example giving up alcohol or smoking. However the latest psychological research suggests that, paradoxically, trying hard to not do something, might render it more likely you will perform negative habits.

Life's a Beach

Leila Monks | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Monks

Life's a Beach. No really it is. Each grain of sand is a moment. Slipping through your fingers - some moments you wish you could hold onto forever.

The Torchlight Procession - Edinburgh Hogmanay 2014

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I am a born and bred Edinburger, so I've celebrated many a New Year by taking to the streets of Edinburgh for their legendary Hogmanay celebrations. This year I decided to visit the event that takes place the night before, the iconic Torchlight Procession.

A Letter To My Teenage Self

Amy Anka | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

In a lot of ways, I still feel like I'm her. Yet the sands of time have helped me to evolve into the person I am today. I am no longer that teenage girl. I am now a woman in her mid 30s. Where did all that time go?