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Social Media Isn't Always A True Reflection of Life - Why Do We Have To Be So Controversial

Bev Ridyard | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Parents
Bev Ridyard

So here's to the next 1,180 days. I've come too far to let the side down now. Whatever stage of parenthood you are at, it's never too late to up your game. And I know your kids will thank you...

My Mum Story - 1,180 'Ordinary And Everyday' Photos By Mother's Day

Bev Ridyard | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Bev Ridyard

On Thursday 2nd January 2014, when we had our twelve week scan for our first baby, I decided to take a photo every day. That's right. Every day. This new, wonderful chapter that I had dreamed of was about to happen and I was not going to let it pass me by. I'm not a massive fan of getting in photos but I knew that if I didn't do this, I couldn't turn the clock back.

From Selfie To Self-Expression

Nigel Hurst | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Hurst

Selfies can convey a mood, create a scene or tell a story. Selfies are often consciously staged in terms of props, composition, colour, lighting and backdrop, so that an artistic intent and element of pre-production becomes an important factor in framing the context of selfies if they are made in an artful way.

Man Offers To Take Photo Of Couple On Beach, Takes Adorable Selfie Instead

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A ‘sweet old man’ has fallen victim to modern-day technology after he offered to take a photo of a couple on the beach, and ended up taking a self...

Fitness Blogger Reveals How Easy It Is To Fake A 'Flattering' Bikini Selfie

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness blogger Madalin Giorgetta has revealed just how easy it is to fake those ‘flattering’ bikini selfies we’re constantly bombarded with onl...

How To Take The Perfect Dating App Profile Photo

Claire Certain | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Certain

It's Valentine's Day and many of us will be looking to dating apps for a potential romance. But where to begin? Your profile photo is obviously the first thing people will look at - just like in real life, your first impression is usually from the way someone presents themselves.

As VR And Other New Media Grow, The Internet Will Feel The Strain

Dr James 'Bo' Begole | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr James 'Bo' Begole

From gaming to multi-camera systems for recording 360-degree views, consumers want existing technology pushed beyond its current capabilities to create ever more immersive VR experiences. Can the Internet cope with the next phase of content - including ultra-high definition video and VR?

Seven Festive Gift Ideas For Hard-To-Please Teenagers

Bwoywonder | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents
Bwoywonder

The buying of gifts this busy festive period is not actually that difficult, It's who you are buying those gifts for that requires some extensive research. Nothing requires deeper thinking than buying for a certain demographic group of people. A group so ungrateful it beggars belief Teenagers.

Coca-Cola's 'Selfie Bottle' Makes Us Want To Leave The Planet

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech

If you thought selfie sticks signaled the end days, then don’t hold your breath because humans have outdone themselves yet again. We bring you the l...

Monty Python Stars John Cleese And Eric Idle Hate Selfies So Much They Wrote A Song About Them

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech

We thought it was just us being old and grumpy, but it turns out we aren’t the only ones who hate selfies. John Cleese and Eric Idle have written a ...

Brits Waste 25 Billion Hours Each Year On Social Media Snooping, Animal Videos And Selfies

Jackie Leiper | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jackie Leiper

A study from Scottish Widows has revealed that Brits waste a staggering 25 billion hours each year - that's around 80 minutes each, per day - on things like browsing social media, taking selfies and watching funny animal videos online.

How Selfies Can Support Democracy

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Tech
Valdemar Alsop

The selfie. Whether it's narcissism or a great expression of happiness, they've ballooned in volume since the arrival of the smartphone. Lots of peopl...

Woman Tries To Take Selfie With Marching Band, Regrets It Instantly

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Selfies are undoubtedly a big part of our culture in the modern age, but this poor woman learned the hard way that you really need to pay attention wh...

'How Do I Get a Bikini Body?' - 'Put a Bikini on Your Body'

Imogen Groome | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

In recent weeks we've seen the news about the phrase "Bikini Body" being axed from Women's Health US, alongside Mar Ortiz sharing her inspirational "love handle" selfie on Instagram. These two stories address the age-old debate of what the right size really is.

Monkey Loses Battle For Copyright Over Its Own 'Selfie' Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK

A macaque has lost the battle for copyright of its selfie photographs after a judge declared the act cannot be extended to animals. US District Ju...

The Pope's 'First Selfie' Is Not All That It Seems

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Thousands of people from all over the world were delighted when Pope Francis posted his "first selfie" on Instagram on Monday, but there's just one pr...

The Deadly Art of the Selfie: How the Front Camera Became a Serial Killer

Gabriel Samuels | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Tech
Gabriel Samuels

I remember a time when we all thought selfies were just a bit naff. So ingrained have they become in everyday parlance and culture that it's hard to believe they've only really been this popular for roughly three years.

Can Taking a Selfie Really Help You Live Longer?

Philip Ellis | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

We all remember Microsoft's brief sojourn in facial analytics earlier this year, the 'How Old' website which guessed the age of people on social media with varying degrees of success. But chronological age is not what matters here; instead it is the rate at which a person is biologically aging, which can be affected by their lifestyle and environment.

Mobile Phone Must-Haves

Lauren Riley | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Lauren Riley

Seen as I have developed an app from scratch, you might be forgiven for thinking when it comes to mobile technology and the latest gadgets I have it all covered but you would usually be wrong. I am usually so buried in the mechanics of my business that I don't look up for air and suddenly I am out of date AGAIN.

9 Makeshift Selfie Sticks That Prove Humanity Is Doomed

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Everyone loves a selfie stick. Nowadays you can barely walk around a densely populated area without a tourist knocking you over the head with one. ...

Russian Government Issues Guidelines On Safe Selfies

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The Russian Federation's Ministry of Internal Affairs has issued a set of guidelines hoping to teach young people how to safely take selfies. The p...

Labour Candidate Sparks Outrage By Taking Selfie At Scene Of Tunisian Beach Massacre

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

A Labour general election candidate is under fire after he was pictured using a selfie stick at the scene of the beach massacre in Tunisia. Amran ...

Woman Shoots Herself In The Head While Taking Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

A 21-year-old woman is in a critical condition in a Russian hospital after posing with a gun to her temple while taking a selfie and accidentally pull...

Never Do A Sing-A-Long Selfie Stick Video While Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech

Aside from looking a bit sad, this is another reason you should never use a selfie stick in a car. MORE SELFIE STICK CARNAGE: Drunken Selfie Video...

Another Major Event Bans The 'Selfie Stick'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK

Hurrah for the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which said on Sunday the accursed 'selfie stick' would be banned from entering this year’s Wimbledon to...