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The Cult of Celebrity

Rae Mullins | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

We have created a culture that, on mass, rejects spiritual belief yet deifies the famous. Our new, modern day religion is the focal point of many people's lives. A whopping 11.7 million people trawl through the celebrity gossip pages of the Mail Online every day!

Kim Kardashian's 'Selfish' Publicity Stunt

Imogen Groome | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

Everyone's heard of the term "selfie" - most of us have taken huge numbers of them and slapped them up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram...it's hugely popular. But Kim Kardashian has taken the concept further, by planning to release a book of them, called "Selfish." 352 pages. $19.95.

These #FeministsAreUgly Selfies Prove Feminists Are Hot - But Should We Care?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ask your average chauvinist what he thinks about feminists and the answer will likely be along the lines of "they're all hairy, ugly and single and ha...

One % Practice, 99 % Facebook

Matt D Ryan | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

It seems we are no longer assessing our self-development by self-inquiry but by the amount of blue thumbs up we get on our status update. When our sense of worth is hinging on social media, it's time we think about quitting. I mean, what the hell is going on here?

Picture Perfect: Why the Female Selfie is Here to Stay

Anna Brown | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Anna Brown

I'm ashamed to admit that when the trend first started, I too brushed it off as an over-indulgent social media phase that would probably just die out. Thankfully it hasn't - and the selfie is fast becoming one of the most incredible celebrations of women the internet has ever seen.

'Gun Selfie' Attempt Results In Tragically Predictable Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

A selfie-obsessed man shot himself in the head while reportedly attempting to take a picture of himself with a gun. Oscar Otero Aguilar, 21, a vet ...

Why There's Nothing Hot About Posing With a Tiger

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Mansbridge

Although it's likely the tiger will be young, trained through negative conditioning and fear based domination techniques, and depending on its age, often chained up (all day long), there is very definitely the element of risk.

When Selfies and Draw Something Meet, It Can Get UGLY

Sean Craddock | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Craddock

I'm an addict, and I'm addicted to French Girls. Before you come to your own debauched conclusions about that statement, let me clarify: French Girls is an iPhone app... The premise is simple. You take a selfie, it gets uploaded to the app, then other users paint you.

'Selfie Surgery': A Modern Phenomenon

Jan Stanek | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech
Jan Stanek

As long as self-awareness exists alongside the natural human drive of self-improvement it is likely that aesthetic surgery will continue to exist. In some respects it may be considered no more than one end of the spectrum of human grooming and presentation.

Love Your Self(ie): The Positive Rise of Selfie Culture

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

Ever since getting my iPhone and experimenting with apps like Snapchat and Instagram, I found myself taking more selfies and viewing myself in this way more regularly. It made me really look at myself and assess the aspects of my face and, in time, I realised that I actually really like the way that I look not just in the strategically angled and well lit photos that we take of ourselves.

Why the Tour de France Has Proved We Are Selfie-Obsessed

Dr Mariann Hardey | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Mariann Hardey

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen branded the craze 'a dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity' ... in this technologically driven age, each spectator wants to prove they were part of the action and hence the selfie found a new arena... it undoubtedly gravitates towards narcissism. 'Look at how much fun I'm having, I want you to envy me'.

Girl With Facial Birthmark Shows Bullies Who's Boss

Caters News | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time Amy Elsegood was bullied and called "blob face" because of a dark facial birthmark along the right-hand side of her face. Fast-fo...

I Don't Get the #Selfie Phenomenon

Vicky Chan | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

No one cares about your new clicky pen or the three friends you're currently hanging out with. Taking a selfie with it/them and hashtagging the damn photo doesn't make it more interesting. Can we just go back to appreciating proper group photos where you can actually see everyone's faces?

How To Tell If You Should Post A Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

If you're drifting through the modern world of selfies, social media and digital vanity without any clue about how to interact with your peers, you're...

Photoshopped Selfies, WTF?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Kwong

The photoshopped selfie. I admit, they're not strictly new. Celebrities are more than familiar with them. Their careers are built on the way they look, so the retouched selfie is often just a standard protocol for them, a business procedure.

If You're Going To Tattoo A Selfie, Don't Choose A Duck Face

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

After a picture of a woman supposedly getting a very unflattering selfie tattooed on her arm was posted much to the horror of the web, it was revealed...

Engagement Ring Selfie Craze Sparks Rise In Cosmetic Surgery 'Hand-Life' Injection

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Woman: "If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it... but not before I've had my hand injections." Erm yes, it turns out that the engagement...

Instagram #Shelfie Trend Is The Ultimate Way To Show Off Your Interior Design Skills

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you heard? Pouting and hands-on-hip poses are soooo last season, now there's a new selfie on the block - and it's called the #shelfie. As you'...

Dear Politicians, Your Photos Are Futile, Not Fabulous

James Morris | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Morris

In posing for a photograph with a member of the public, politicians want to try and prove that they definitely do not spend their time being taken out to dine in expensive restaurants by owners of multimillion pound companies who are desperate to avoid paying any more tax. But do they realise how stupid they make themselves look?

Tibetan Monk Loses Life's Work On Tube After Posing For Boris Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A Tibetan monk, distracted by a selfie with Boris Johnson on the tube, lost his life's work by leaving behind his laptop containing his near-finished...

This Selfie-Taker Thought He Was A 'Safe Distance' From A Train. He Wasn't.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Tech

Assuming this isn't a joke by Jimmy Kimmel - which given the pixel-perfect video and instant viral success it very well could be - this is one of the ...

Controversial Skinny Selfie App Lets Users Shed Pounds At The Click Of A Button

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

They say that the camera adds 10 pounds. But fear not weight conscious readers, now there's an app to help shed that excess weight at the mere click o...

PICTURES: The Craze That's Out Of Control

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Selfie, Selfies, #Selfie, Ellen Degeneres has a lot to answer for. Since her Oscars selfie, the craze of turning the camera on yourself, then uplo...

Amour de Selfie

Furhaad Shah | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Furhaad Shah

The selfie, at its core, is an action that appeals fundamentally to our amour-propre, or our drive for recognition. Moreover, its ubiquity is a sure sign of society's acceptance of the practice. It is these two ingredients combined that make the phenomenon so hazardous.

Would You Take An After-Sex Selfie?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world: those who roll over and fall asleep straight after sex and those who get their iPhones out ready to captu...