New Year'

What We Need In 2015 Is Less Hate

Mark Dolan | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Nastiness appears to have become a habit, a mindset. Fuelled by the often anonymous, cowardly vitriol of social media, hatred has become the default emotion in our society. We're told Josie Cunningham is a scrounging cow, rather than the dim and probably vulnerable person that she actually is. We're led to believe all politicians are corrupt and on the make, as opposed to what they probably are which is mostly hard-working, committed and actually underpaid. There I said it. Underpaid. You probably hate me now don't you?

Deadly New Year Stampede 'Caused By People Throwing Fake Money'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK

The Shanghai stampede that killed 36 New Year revellers may have been caused by someone throwing fake money into the crowd. Relatives streamed into...

Happy New Year!

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Millions of revellers have seen in the new year with fireworks spectaculars in London and Edinburgh dazzling crowds. Thousands gathered along the Tham...

Why We're Saying 'No' To January...

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Instead of making New Year's Resolutions that are calling out to be broken or starting some miserable fad diet/seven-day detox/intensive exercise regime, we believe in making changes and improvements that are realistic and life-affirming.

Ditch the Diet in 2015! Make a More Meaningful New Year Resolution instead

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

The more you insist on removing, taking away and forbidding, the more your body and mind will crave whatever you have confiscated. You will want it more (and more and more and more.) This will not create a harmonious relationship between your heart and body.

Sydney Kicks Off World's New Year Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

It's already 2015 in some parts of the world - Sydney has rung in the New Year with its awesome, annual fireworks display. Sydney greeted January 1...

360 Degrees of Failing...?

Caragh Little | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

It's time. The calendar tells me I can't delay any longer. I have to drag myself, groaning, out of that post-Christmas hibernation and set myself up for a whole year's worth of failing. I've got to make my New Year's Resolutions.

Poorna Bell

Is Your Fry Up Good Enough For This Flipping Hilarious Facebook Page?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"This is what I imagine the insides of a meth addict look like" is just one of the brilliant criticisms levelled at the photos posted on Facebook page...

New Year, New You? Thoughts on New Year's Resolutions

Emily Hay | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

New Years is a time for fresh starts and resolutions - the time of year where we all decide to try and change ourselves just a little bit for the better. Out with the old, in with the new so they say...

Three Scottish Traditions for New Year

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

As 2014 draws to an end, all eyes are on how to see off the old year and bring in 2015 with plenty of cheer...

As the Establishment Struggles Through Filth, Tony Blair and Nigel Farage Come Out Grinning

Will Black | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Politics
Will Black

Given how bizarre 2014 was, it's hard to predict what will happen in 2015. But my money is on Katie Hopkins becoming UN Ambassador, Dapper Laughs becoming NATO Special Representative for Women and Rolf Harris playing Glastonbury via a satellite link from his Category C prison, with Max Clifford working as his PR.

Alternative Apps To Make Resolutions Actually Worthwhile (And Doable)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech

By now you'll have seen these features in the papers, magazines and online: 'New Year, New You'. They're all suffering from a problem though which is:...

Hindsight and Happiness: What I Learned in 2014

Sophie Pope | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

I haven't thought about my resolutions for the coming year yet, but I'm sure they'll be deliciously cliched and sickening. I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and happy new year...

New Year - New Love: How To Find a Partner in 2015

James Preece | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Preece

The upcoming year is the year that you're going to find love the effortless way. As a dating coach I help singles with the process, making it fun and manageable. Here are just a few of my dating expert tips to help you find the love that you are looking for.

First Foot at Hogmanay With Sea Scented Biscuits

Fi Bird | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Seaweed is associated with the Chinese New Year but it is an ingredient that I use at Hogmanay. It is readily accessible to coastal foragers or in dried form online and from food stores.

Five Truths About the New Year

Becky Hopper | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

New Year's Eve is a brilliant celebration, the end of a year, the start of another, the start of something new and the appearance of the 'New year, new me' Facebook status. So here's a list of reasons why New Year is hilariously predictable and ridiculously annoying...

Girls' Lives Matter - India Bring Back Our Girls

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

One million girls being disappeared only because they are girls is a gendercide. And it's an annual occurrence in the world's largest democracy that will happen again in 2015, and perhaps grow in numbers by 2016 and future years without pressure for change. So here's a hashtag to start a conversation: #Indiabringbackourgirls

How I Cloned Christmas

Melkon Charchoglyan | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Melkon Charchoglyan

Being Armenian-British has certain privileges. In fact, the Christmas period is the most rewarding for many easterners living in the west. By easterners I mean those from countries that are traditionally Orthodox Christian. You see, we effectively do Christmas celebrations twice.

Being Grateful for What You Have This Christmas - How to Avoid the Post Christmas Emotional Crash

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

I've experienced some really shitty moments in my own life, and it's this time of year where I'm usually reminded - not because of any specific event that occurred during this festive period, but because of the over indulgence that usually happens within the following weeks.

New Year Resolutions for Your Love Life

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

New Year is a great time to celebrate the successes of the last year while making a plan for a new one. It is the perfect time to create resolutions to ensure you have a happy and healthy love life in 2015. As Benjamin Franklin said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!"

There's No Room at the Inn!

Elaine Benton | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

As adults we often view loneliness as a sign of failure, and a successful person is surrounded by a multitude of friends. In reality, this is not the case, for generally one has only a small handful of what can be considered loyal good friends, the others are merely acquaintances.

Your Year in Review

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

It's the time of the year in which we're inundated with lists or reviews; The best song or the best show or the most heart wrenching celebrity break ups. Well, you can scrap all that because with a kind of wisdom to rival Lorde I have the definitive guide to your year right here. You can just apply it to your life for years to come.

Breathing Through the Holidays

Sonja Lewis | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

If you are feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, you are in good company. Having recently survived the Thanksgiving rush in the US, I am now running around London feeling the heat all over again. Several acquaintances and friends are feeling the tension, too.

How Do Japanese Celebrate Holidays?

Yumiko Sato | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Yumiko Sato

How do Japanese celebrate holidays? New Year is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan.Since 1873 Japanese have been celebrating New Year according to the Gregorian calendar on January 1 of each year, although some parts of Japan, such as Okinawa, still celebrate it according to the Chinese calendar.

Coping at Christmas: The Men With Eating Disorders Suffering in Silence

Sam Thomas | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

From roast turkey, tins of sweets and mince pies - the temptation for excess of food is irresistible for many. However, for those suffering with anorexia and bulimia, the constant reminders of food can feel like never ending pain and torture. The time to be joyful is anything but that.