Ritual

Holding the Moment - Why We Still Need Ritual in Modern Life

Tiu de Haan | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tiu de Haan

When Grace Gelder's self-marriage hit the headlines last week, it started a conversation about what it means to celebrate single life with a ceremony. I was the one who led Grace's ceremony that spring day. I'm what is known as a "celebrant" - someone who helps people create meaningful ceremonies that celebrate life.

What's Your Ritual?

Emma Brooke | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

Write down all your 'in-the-moment' moments - all the times you can remember where you've felt in control, in the zone, completely chilled or otherwise awesome. Think back to holidays, your most stressful times and times when you've been alone with your thoughts.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Screw Up Another Valentine's Day

Suzi Godson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Valentines Day is the most contradictory celebration of the year. The annual onslaught of heart-shaped commercial tat is unarguably irritating, exploitative and exclusionary, yet it is a celebration that men ignore at their peril. So, before you get it wrong again guys, here's ten things you need to know...

Funeral Frenzy: Mourners, Entrepreneurs and the Price of Death in Africa

Dr Rebekah Lee | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK
Dr Rebekah Lee

A veritable credit industry has emerged to help fund these elaborate funerals. Infomercials on weekday morning televisions market funeral policies endorsed by famous South African entertainers.

'Alien' Skulls Discovered In 1,000 Year Old Mexican Cemetery (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

Excavation of an ancient burial site in South Sonora, Mexico, has revealed a series of skeletons with intentionally deformed skulls. Of the 25 set...

Tribes in the Western World

K. Day | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK
K. Day

My hope and prayer going forward is for our wonderful planet to bring us all together in the spirit of collaboration, respect and joy. I feel hugely privileged to be living at the time I am, every day is a joy and a wonder.

To Snip or Not to Snip Is Not the Question

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jill Shaw Ruddock

Last week the German court in Cologne ruled that circumcision by parents of sons is an unlawful act. This ruling will be enforced even if performed by a qualified doctor,making them liable to prosecution.

Sex-Starved Stags And Their Harem Of Hinds: Rutting Season Warning

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK

Testosterone-fuelled beasts are roaming Britain's parks this autumn as stags stake out their territory for rutting season. Female deers, or hinds, wil...

(PHOTOS) Superstitious Minds: Five Weird Beliefs

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

People are refusing to adopt black cats from rescue centres because they are deemed to be "unlucky", one organisation has claimed. Superstitions h...