Perception

The Silver Lining

Kamontip Evans | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Parents
Kamontip Evans

I listened to the crying every night but one night I heard the father opposite sobbing. His child was getting worse. Doctors and nurses rushed in, discussing next steps. At that moment, a flash of insight hit me: this pain is universal. It's not personal, it's not mine alone. That's just the way things are.

Live Life Happy Everywhere

Maya Danielle Nissim | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maya Danielle Nissim

Before you continue your day, take a moment to think about what is truly important to you. Take another moment to appreciate those things and let go of anything you cannot change. Find your own balance to happiness.

The Max Factor - Celebrating My Son Maxwell's Third Birthday On World Down Syndrome Day

Molly Macleod | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Molly Macleod

Will he be isolated, with no friends because he can't talk to them the way they talk to each other? Will his needs be overlooked when he is in the care of others because they can't understand what he is trying to say through signing? How will he find his place in the world and will his voice ever really be heard and valued?

Let Me Compare Thee To A Tree

Kamontip Evans | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Kamontip Evans

Shakespeare immortalised the beauty of a woman in his sonnet: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Over 400 years later her beauty lives on. How wo...

What Does Believing In Father Christmas Or The Tooth Fairy Have To Do With Confidence And Self Belief? How To Start Believing In Yourself

Sam James | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Sam James

When asking, whether the Father Christmas's at the different grotto's are real, he accepts the explanation that some of them are special elves, sent by Father Christmas to help him out. He doesn't argue it.

Are We Serious About Valuing Older Workers? Lessons From Robert de Niro

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

On a recent flight over to the US I watched the 2015 movie 'The Intern' - not Oscar winning stuff but a tongue in cheek reminder of what embracing mul...

This Insane Inversion Brain Trick Is Going To Bug You All Day

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech

'Inversion' is a powerful optical illusion which suggests that, when an edited image of a face is seen upside down next to the original, both will loo...

Moving On

Julian Vigo | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

A nomadic childhood allowed me to witness the various ways in which people bond, communicate, disagree, conceive of the social, and form friendships while also lending me a certain objective distance, a detachment of sorts, from the very lives I observed.

Betting on Blue

Lewis Worrow | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Worrow

It is now more important than ever to pay attention to the key details, all too often we overlook the obvious. What is key to understand is that colour is one of the most important parts in what makes up our experience and if an individual or business can refine their understanding of the subject then they can build a very successful brand.

Getting Touchy: Reg D Hunter and Offensive Comedy - Part 2

Lucy Danser | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Lucy Danser

Whether or not Hunter was within his rights to say those jokes or whether the audience members were within their rights to complain, one thing occurred to me. They weren't even on the same page.

'I'm HIV Positive, Touch Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to know Finnish to understand what's going on in the video above. HIV positive man Janne bravely stands with a placard in a crowded...

Why Do We Find It So Difficult to Be Happy With the Skin We're In?

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

It would be easy for me to say that I wish I had a smaller nose, no lines on my face, and a thinner torso. But if I had all those things, would my life be suddenly improved? No. Because those things don't define me. They don't affect the way I live.

The Judge, Jury and I

Kamontip Evans | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

It's too easy to judge prematurely. Often we don't bother to find out why others do what they do. Judge them unfavorably and we get irritated, angry, annoyed; judge them favorably and we distort the reality to fit with our preference.

An Alternative Results Day

Emily Clark | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Clark

A change in focus. A change in priorities. A change in what matters most. Something I've experienced and heard so much in the past few months. Cancer really has a way of throwing everything up in the air, with it landing in different places than thrown.

Divorce, Perception and Reality

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

When Princess Diana was going through her divorce and her settlement was made public (I believe it was in the millions of pounds) there was a radio discussion going on and people where calling into lamenting that the settlement was too much and saying that she needs to get a grip on reality.

What Happens When A Mixed-Race Woman Is Photoshopped In 18 Countries

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After constantly being asked "What are you?", Priscilla Yuki Wilson (who is of mixed-race origin) sent her photograph to editors from 18 different cou...

What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Maria Senise | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Being a tween or young adult can be rough, ridiculously confusing, and generally uncomfortable. (Hell, being an adult can be too.) Growing up, experiencing changes in your body, and feeling your crazy hormones running amok create a feeling of complete unease in your own skin. This summer, I ran a class called Girls' Lifestyle Camp for girls between the ages of 10 and 13.

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.

What You See Is Not Always What You Get

Liberty Forrest | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

A long time ago, I heard a supposedly true story. I don't remember the exact details, like where it was or if it was on a bus or a train but I have never forgotten the point.

How Feeling Powerless Actually Has A Physical Impact

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Having the weight of the world on your shoulders is more than a figure of speech - it can describe a physical reality for some, according to psycholog...

First Step to Solving the Eurozone Crisis: Change our Perceptions

Terence Tse | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Terence Tse

A balanced view will allow us to be better at thinking about the crisis. After all if we only see our southern neighbours as burden, we are not only losing half the equation to solving the Eurozone crisis; we are also missing out on most of the intelligence.

Disability History: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Paul M. Davies | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul M. Davies

By recognising that people with disabilities were active in determining their own futures in the past, we can begin to challenge current ideas about people with disabilities which reduce them to being viewed as passive or helpless.

Youth Unemployment: UK's Next Crisis

Terence Tse | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Terence Tse

Just as we are still trying to recover from the financial crisis of 2008, there is likely another one coming our way - the youth unemployment problem.

Looking Beyond Appearance

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

It is natural for us, as humans, to judge people, and, of course, ourselves, since it just happens without us even thinking about it. We take one look and in two seconds summarise our opinion of a whole person.

BRAND YOU: How To Build A Personal Brand To Enhance Career Success

Julia Brunton | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Julia Brunton

Brand is at the center of corporate strategy. Some say it is the most valuable asset a company can have. It is a primary strategic asset as regards both competitive strategy and sustainable competitive advantage. Embracing the branding techniques used by corporate's and applying them to ourselves, could be instrumental in gaining competitive advantage in the job market place