Taking Time Out on the Naughty Step

Josh Taylor | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taylor

I often take a sip of my own medicine too and just have to take a step back from everything and get away. Luckily for me I've found other places than the naughty step. And luckily for my brother, I've found other ways to get there without having to push him down the stairs.

Avoiding the Botox Temptation!

Lauren Riley | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Style
Lauren Riley

I don't know if its just me but it seems like everywhere I turn at the moment pictures of 'perfect people' adorn sides of buses, my Instagram and magazines. Whatever the medium of delivery the thing being sold is perfection.

Do You Plan on Spending 10 Years of Your Life Watching Television?

Susan Leigh | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Yes, TV can be an easy default, an unchallenging option, a reliable companion, a quick de-stressor, a way to relax, but do you plan on spending 10 years of your life watching TV? These statistics certainly make one think.

Overwhelmed? Four Ways to Calm Down and Simplify

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Are you over scheduling and overloading your to-do list? Keep over scheduling and overloading, and you'll end up feeling overwhelmed. When overwhelm happens, it distorts our reasoning and response-ability. It also clouds the mind from clear thinking and, as a result, not much gets done, even though we may have lots to do.

Rewriting Your Life

Laura Humphreys | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Humphreys

Slice up very last page. Every last word. Cut randomly so you have a bunch of letters here, a single letter there, a full word every so often. Cut it into tiny pieces until all you have left is a confetti of jumbled letters and words.

Breathe your way to happiness.

Steve Halsall | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

The eternal quest for happiness has been something that has thwarted even the greatest minds and scholars over the last couple of thousand years. Happiness is something that ebbs and flows daily, hour by hour and minute by minute.

Three Ways to Get More 'Me Time'

Neil Martin | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Martin

I don't know about you, but I feel that when I am most content in myself, I show up as a better version of me for others too. If I'm frustrated, fed up or feeling desperate for a little space, then no matter how hard I try to be at my best, there is always a chance that the cracks will show.

Embracing Your Inner Child

Karen Ruimy | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

The soul is not going to be expressed fully and naturally. It will have to please the world in order to be loved. We all create an ego that is this personality that wants to match the world and we start adopting a lot of judgement from our surroundings.

Poorna Bell

If We Learned How To Say No, We'd Be Less Stressed And Anxious | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Be honest: how hard do you find it to say the word: no? We're not referring to saying no to things you don't like or don't actively want to do - w...

Soap-Dodging Brits Go Three Months Of The Year Without Washing

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Next time you're on a busy train you might want to hold your breath (or have a nose peg at the ready) as a study has revealed that Brits dodge the soa...

A PC World

Vicky Frankland | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Tech
Vicky Frankland

The emergence of modern technology such as smart phones, laptops, tablets and with those, twenty four hour access to the internet has added to our lives in so many different ways. The internet has turned a very large world into something much more intimate. People are on hand at any point of the day.

This Is Officially The World's Best Island

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Introducing Palawan, the greatest island that the world has to offer. The gem in the Philippines' crown, Palawan is a beautiful island which is hom...

Is a Steam Room Really a Place to Relax?

Chanel de Yong | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

I have never wrapped that towel around tighter. Buddah-beauty is now trying to have a conversation with me. As she rambles on, the room is getting hotter and hotter, steam gradually obscuring everything in the room. Her face is now at a half moon, yet she still tries to engage in a conversation with me.

Stress Beats Relaxation, Depression Beats Happiness

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

You put in the word 'banana' and you find out how many people have googled banana in the last month. Or if you really want to know, the trends in banana interest over the last 12 months. Search terms and their popularity reveal a mine of information about our interests and perhaps our psychology.

Make Love, Moisturise and Drink Tea This Autumn...

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Autumn is officially upon us and we are more than ready for the falling leaves and unlimited cups of hot tea. As the temperatures shift, so do our internal seasons

Do You Feel Stressed Before You Get Out Of Bed?

IKEA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Stress: it's one of those things that you just can't avoid. At some point in your life, you're going to come face to face with it. And if you're Briti...

Daydream Your Way to a New Reality

Liberty Forrest | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you ever get lost in daydreams? Do you ever close your eyes and get so swept away by some delicious fantasy or other that it's as though you're really living it? Then something snaps you back to the here and now, and if you're a really good daydreamer, and you were very much 'gone', it's quite a shock to land back here in your present circumstances?

Feeling Stressed? Then Find a Hobby and Learn to Relax

Diana Moran | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Living as I do at the side of a river and with many beautiful lakes in the area I have no shortage of inspiration. Painting in oils is my preferred medium although I must admit oil painting can get a bit messy at times! I often work as a motivational speaker aboard cruise ships enabling me to travel the world, but always carry a sketchpad and paints in my luggage.

This Meditation Comic Sums Up Why We Keep Forgetting Our House Keys

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle we're loving the idea of a meditation comic. Mike Medaglia, an illustrator and comic book artist takes everyday situ...

Intensify Your Life: The Power of Going Slow

Sacha Knop | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Try the power of slowing down by focusing on all your senses while eating, by focusing on the food, the environment you're in and on chewing. Once you've experienced what going slow can do for you, you'll want to try it all the time.

Nine Ways to Banish Stress in Five Minutes (or Less)

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Stress is just a fact of life for the majority of us living in the 21st Century. The mere thought of next week's presentation, the mother in law coming to stay, the kids Nativity play costumes to be made all have the tendency to send our stress levels soaring. Which means the sources of stress are literally everywhere!

Poorna Bell

These 3 Things Are Killing Your Sense Of Wonder | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When was the last time you felt "a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar"? That's the exac...

Poorna Bell

What I've Learned By My Mid-Thirties (Including The Joy Of Missing Out) | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

My entire twenties, like almost every other person, were lived with an utterly responsibility-free attitude. So much so, that Shaggy's song 'It Wasn't...

Poorna Bell

Tried And Tested: Does Five Minutes Of Meditation Actually Work? | Poorna Bell | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Judging by one of my colleague’s reactions to my announcement I was off to a meditation class – a loud guffaw – coming out of the closet can be...

A Simple Meditation For Your Brilliant Mind

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Meditation is not a religion. Nor is it a tradition involving levitation while sitting cross-legged on the floor pretending to be an all-knowing master of the universe. Meditation, sometimes disguised as boredom, slows our breath, lowers our heart rate, relaxes our mind and provides space for self-exploration while restoring our natural energy.