Inside An Introducer's Mind - Spotting The Aha Moment

Rachel Fay | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK
Rachel Fay

The big bonus for you as a host company or individual is in the last two feelings that your guests will experience: satisfaction and greed. They'll be satisfied with what you have provided them and they'll leave wanting more. Job done!

Inside An Introducer's Mind - Witnessing A Mutation

Rachel Fay | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fay

So, when an invitation arrived asking me to attend the 'headline social event' of a major British fund-raising organisation at a major London art gallery I thought back to what this would have meant twenty years ago.

Five Handy Hints For Weddings, Conferences And Running Events

Daniel Singleton | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Singleton

Whether it's your wedding, birthday party or conference, it is always key to remember that in fact, it isn't just 'your' day. It is for the benefit of your guests, customers or delegates. When I was trailing around after my fiancée to the photographer, venues, florist etc

Freshman Or Freshers? - Advice To A Brit Studying In America

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

The life I have here is one I never want to give up and one that if given the opportunity, I wish every person could experience. America may be a huge cultural shock but it's been the best shock of my adolescent life.

The New Social Working Week

Simon Lockwood | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Lockwood

More and more people are championing having their events earlier in the week; so let's consider the best scenario of how to broach the subject of hosting your work social on a Monday night - be honest, is it really such a bad idea?

Drinking At Christmas

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

Drink Driving. We all know the rules right? The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 milliliters of blood or 35 micrograms of alcohol for every 100 milligrams of breath. So, if you are over the limit, bye bye license.

Gifts And Parties - Do Kids Get Too Much?

Tamara Spurway | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

Now that he is two we have been invited to his playmates' parties and they have been fun. If I start organising parties for him now, as an Event Organiser I have to go all out. It won't be cheap, it will be over the top and I'm not sure I will know when to stop. Then next year I will have to top that and so it goes on.

Party Political

Anna Frankowska | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Frankowska

Pulsing music is the beating heart of our capital and its rich tapestry of personalities, coming together when the sun sets and they've escaped daytime responsibilities to talk with strangers, dance, create, explore... live.

Why 2016?

John Watson | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
John Watson

What has triggered the "interesting times"? Some children want to become engine drivers. Others want to become political pollsters. But those incli...

Christmas and the Alcoholic

Jody Sabral | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Sabral

The holiday season is here and with it comes an increased acceptance that getting wasted is the social norm. Which is fine for normal drinkers, but for alcoholics the Christmas season poses the risk of relapse and endangers themselves and everyone around them.

Managing Social Anxiety and Party Phobia During the 'Social Season'

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

This time of year is popular for social engagements such as office parties, fun get-togethers with friends and festive family gatherings. But for many sufferers of social anxiety, this can be the most traumatic time of the year. While many people look forward to a good knees-up, those with social anxieties may experience feelings of dread as the party season approaches.

This Is The Profession Most Likely To Have Sex At The Christmas Party

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

People who work in IT, legal and HR are most likely to get crunk and a little bit naughty at the Christmas party. A survey of 2,000 adults by Ann S...

What It's Like to Have the Perfect Student Job

Natasha Barrett | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Having made it through a three-stage application process over the summer (much to my genuine surprise) I've managed to secure myself what many people ...

I Just Want to Be Alone (Don't Take It Personally, I'm a Social Introvert)

Anna-Louise Dearden | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna-Louise Dearden

I'm sociable, I really am. Everyone I meet pegs me as an extrovert, the proverbial life and soul (burning bright but fast). I feed off interesting people like some kind of creature of the night, but afterwards I definitely need to recharge, assuming I haven't run out of battery mid-way through a party and am left standing paralysed in the full beam of small talk (or hiding in the loo, as above).

Political Parties' Failings Seen in Use of Old and New Media in Election Battle

Vic Davies | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Politics
Vic Davies

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and all the other party leaders will be jostling for voters' final decisions over the coming week in the lead-up to 7 May but on social media, one of their key communications tools, I feel they've got it all wrong.

Nothing Says Love Like a Gigantic Helium Balloon

Felicity Fox | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Felicity Fox

I would do rational tomorrow. Today, I was freaking out. I hurried down to the location, hair thrown on top of head, make-up absent and dressed in full-spandex running gear as I knew my endurance would be tested.

The Introverts' Guide to Surviving Parties

Roy Sheppard | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roy Sheppard

A successful life is down to how adept you are at attracting personal and professional opportunities into your life, and the lives of everyone else you know. Meeting new people face-to-face is the single best way of doing that. It applies equally for purely social events as well as work related parties, drinks receptions etc.

Seven Tips for Surviving Christmas Parties and Avoiding the Christmas Bulge

Cat Elliott | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, everything is all beautiful and shiny, people are happy and jolly, and there is just an air of warmth and love - But it often comes hand in hand with extra parties and gatherings where you are tempted to over-indulge in loads of food and drinks you normally wouldn't.

9 Weird And Wonderful Halloween Parties In London

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you're like us and you leave everything to the last minute, then you may be having a minor panic on where to be seen for Halloween. Well, never ...

Seven Things You Need to Know About Living With Students

Joel Tennant | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joel Tennant

Your second and third year is usually spent sharing a house or flat away from campus with your friends and it's probably going to be the weirdest experience of your life so far. Here are some of the less-than-great aspects to sharing a place with your fellow students...

The Alexander Technique, Not Just for Christmas

Susanna Scouller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Scouller

Christmas is an exciting time to dress up, and whether to impress colleagues at the office party, or to wow friends and family, it's important to ensure that you're looking and feeling good - not only for December but right through to next year.

Debutantes 2.0

Josa Young | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Borne up on a wave of white frocks and tiaras, the Queen Charlotte Ball has sailed back into town. It was always a bit of a mash-up - there is no continuing tradition from George III holding a birthday ball for his wife Queen Charlotte.

There Is No 'N' in 'Restaurateur'

Russell Norman | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

It is a query that assumes many things, the worst being that we are somehow defined by what we do for a living. My answer, "I'm a restaurateur", usually gives way to a tumbleweed moment as I am stared at blankly. But sometimes people correct me... They will say "Don't you mean restauraNteur?"

Most Legendary School Party Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student's end of exam house party turned into a riot and had to be shut down by police after it was advertised on Facebook. The bash, held on a p...

A Brief Encounter With the Guy You Will Always Find in the Kitchen at Parties

The Guyliner | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I slink over to the kitchen and scour the worktops for a tipple. I settle on a big bottle of Plymouth gin and glug as much as decency will allow into the nearest clean glass, before peeking around the kitchen, like a meerkat, on the search for tonic. I soon see a bottle, which is attached to the hand of God, or his nearest approximation on Earth.