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Dear Tourist - This Is What It's Really Like to Live in London

Shannon Colman | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

I've been making notes of the times pleasant things have happened on the way to work, like the time I spoke to a stranger on the tube or witnessed a man offer to help a woman lift her buggy up the station stairs.

London's Pets and their People

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trisha de Borchgrave

London living with a dog has one exceptional joy and that is access to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, particularly during the months of meteorological misery when one can pretty much have this oasis to oneself.

Why This Woman Hasn't Eaten Any Food For Seven Years

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us get grumpy if we miss a meal, but Nicola Nichols hasn't been able to eat any food for seven years. In 2008, the 25-year-old thought she ...

Man Unable To Recognise His Own Family After Stroke

SWNS | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Bob Cockshott went to pick his 10-year-old son Alex up from school, he knew something was wrong. The father-of-two couldn't pick out his son f...

Jobseekers are People, Not Just Statistics

Teresa Scott | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Teresa Scott

I believe that now the economy is back on track and the statistics consistently tell a positive story, perhaps it is time to remember that people are people, and to really think about what is holding back those who remain unemployed and what we all can do to help them.

Past Perceptions of Sober People

Rachel Black | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

As I was tried and failed to moderate, not yet ready to consider giving up totally myself, I watched sober people with a new sense of awe and admiration. Not only did they not drink alcohol, they appeared content with their ways and looked happy.

Mobile Volunteer Teams Bring Joy to Children Affected by Conflict in Syria's Homs Governorate

Razan Rashidi | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

The Syrian conflict has so far already forced more than five million children to live through terrible experiences. Building on local capacities, UNICEF and its partners are providing crucial psychosocial support for children to help them overcome such traumatic experiences.

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

There Is A Future For Religion In A Tolerant, Open Society

Esther Hayden | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Esther Hayden

Tolerance or diversity is not something that can be learnt through school textbooks, social media posts or the media, it should be something that people are actively seeking knowledge about if they want a just society.

Twenty Types of People Seen in an Airport

Shannon Colman | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

Stressed mums shouting at their husband and children. Common rants and nags include: "Geoff, I gave you the passports!" As soon as boarding is announced, they rush to be first in the queue, as if the plane will leave without them otherwise.

Achieving a Work Life Balance...Is It Possible?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Pause for a moment now to consider the balance you currently have in your life...and the balance you're striving to achieve.... The most common areas of consideration are family, work, health, friends, and spirit...all of which you try to "juggle" at the same time.

Compassion and Kindness

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Compassion is a funny thing isn't it? Human emotions are complicated and difficult to understand; sometimes we can barely understand ourselves, let alone others. Motivations and reasons behind our actions and behaviours and responses can intersect, and finding the true root of a problem can seem impossible at times. Often, it isn't the answer we expect.

Does Your Company Make You Happy?

Vicky Bullen | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

There has been a lot written about happiness in the workplace recently - what it does for efficiencies, productivity, staff retention and loyalty. So I am not being entirely altruistic. I think if I succeed in creating a happy company I will probably deliver against the 'harder' objectives I get set every year far more easily.

Loads Of People Want This Tory Minister Sacked

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

Protesters have gathered outside the Department for Work and Pensions demanding the sacking of welfare minister Lord Freud, who was recorded suggestin...

Tilbury Docks: An All Too Familiar Scene

Jacqueline McKenzie | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Jacqueline McKenzie

This is by no means an isolated incident. In 2000, 58 Chinese people were found dead in a lorry in Dover. In 2002 two young Ghanaian boys were found dead in the undercarriage of a plane. It was only on Monday that police rescued 20 victims of trafficking in Northern Island who were probably being exploited as low paid workers in the food industry.

This Proves Being Left-Handed Is Pretty Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

What do Barack Obama, Paul McCartney, Bart Simpson, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Prince William and HuffPost UK's editor-in-chief Stephen Hull all h...

15 Things That Are Impossible To Do Gracefully

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you're a ballerina or a builder, there are some things in life that are plain old impossible to do gracefully. Slurping the end of your smo...

Bride Who Was Abused With 'You're Fat' Taunts On Her Wedding Day Loses 11 Stone

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many people, their wedding day is the happiest day of their life - but that wasn't the case for Chloe Dodds. Chloe was shamed into losing 11 s...

This Man Went To The Doctor For Stomach Cramps, Found Out He's A Woman With Period Pains

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're guessing that when this married man went to his local doctor complaining of stomach cramps, the diagnosis he received was unexpected to say the ...

Rachel Moss

How This Guy Is Making The World A Less Crappy Place By Trying To Grant Small Wishes

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If Aladdin has taught us anything, it's that wishes come with a price. But what if you were wishing for something small and non-Jafar-like, such as pe...

You Say Potato and I Say Potahto - How Can We See the Same Thing So Differently?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

Couples are frequently talking about entirely different events while discussing the same event. Or they will identify qualities within a person like "She was so angry with me" and as I was sitting right there I could see that it was not happening that way. Allowing for my own warped sense of reality I am often amazed at those inconsistencies within an interaction between seemingly rational people.

One Woman Is Eating Pet Food For A Month - Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are some strange diets out there, from the ice diet to the cabbage soup diet - but have you ever met a person on the pet food diet? One woman...

Meet The Man Who Lives As A Female Doll...

Barcroft Media/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Robby isn't your average 70-year-old. Instead he spends his time dressed head-to-toe in a rubber doll suit and goes by the name of 'Sherry'. 

...

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.

Rachel Moss

Meet The Youngest Woman To Climb Everest - You'll Never Guess Her Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the idea of climbing Mount Everest seems just about impossible, let alone at the age of 13. But one amazing girl has done just tha...