Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

Should the Private Tutoring Industry be Regulated?

Alex Dyer | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

It is fast becoming one of the most popular jobs in the UK - and if the recent figures are true, the industry is now one of the most popular career choices out there...

Why the Scots Would Be Mad to Vote for Independence (Not That I Care)

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

So, next week the Scots will decide if they want to be independent. Let me start by declaring a lack of interest in this issue. A complete lack of interest. I think may be one-eighth Scottish but I really don't care if I have Scottish blood coursing through my veins. It hasn't affected my life either way.

What Are The Odds Of That? Worst Anti-Gambling Advert Ever Really Backfires

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

It was, ironically, a bit of a gamble. An anti-gambling poster campaign and TV advert saw a young boy called Andy telling his horrified friends that h...

9 Glorious Pictures Of Singapore's 'Pink Dot, In Country Where Gay Sex Is Banned

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Amid threats of violence and protest, a gay rally in Singapore has drawn 26,000, an unprecedented number of people for the 'Pink Dot' pride parade. ...

Singapore Twitterati Reveal the Island-Country's Best Kept Foodie Secrets

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

There are many reasons to go to Singapore. In fact, there are so many that people are now moving out there in droves to live the expat life. The No.1 reason to at least visit the city-state is food. Eating is a big part of the Singapore lifestyle, because anything you decide to order is bound to taste incredible.

Teaching Needs to Be a Career as Well as a Calling

Ben Nicholls | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Nicholls

"Oh, God, not another one!" shrieked my friend, draining her drink in what should probably have been two gulps. I'd just told her, very tentatively, that whilst I hadn't considered teaching seriously as a career when I was younger, I can now see its appeal...

The Figures Are In: Here Are The Ten Most Expensive Cities In The World To Live In

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

And Here Are The Ten LEAST Expensive Cities In The World To Live In... Singapore has been named the world’s most expensive city to live in 2014. ...

Science Needs Ethics

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

In his opening plenary, the Nobel prize-winning biologist Aaron Ciechanover suggested obesity is a behavioural issue by showing a photo of an obese woman eating a large cake by herself. To me, this suggested an incredibly narrow box from which he considered his remedies for global health. Scientific and medical research cannot stand in isolation from social science on this issue.

Brit Mocks 'Poor People' On Singapore Metro

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A British businessman who mocked "poor people" on the Singapore metro and mocked a "retard" taxi driver has been forced to issue a public apology afte...

Escape to Sizzling September Food Festivals | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Summer is almost over, and the nights are looming ever nearer: when September rolls round, many of us are already seeking to escape the onslaught of a British autumn. But whether you're in the mood for a short city break, or fancy a longer, luxurious getaway, why not make the most of the September harvest while on holiday?

Meet The Man With 6,000 Barbie Dolls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

A Singaporean man, who is a self-described "toy nerd", has amassed a collection of more than 6,000 Barbie dolls. Jian Yang has revealed how a boyh...

Frog Fallopian Tubes, AKA Hasma, Are A Delicacy In Singapore

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While many of us wouldn't think twice about eating frogs' legs, HuffPost UK Lifestyle doubt the same could be said of frog fallopian tubes -- or hasma...

Love Alive in Art: Sparks of Genius in the Marriage of Science and Art

Ana Tzarev | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

When science and art collide, a sea of possibilities opens before us. To uncover such wonders, you must become a creative adventurer. Be dedicated and curious. Let your imagination be your compass and, courage, your constant companion!

Exercise Your Right for Clean Air

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Will air pollution become partly responsible for sedentary lifestyles in the future? Will people avoid going for a run outdoors or perhaps choose the bus to work instead of cycling or walking, in fear of their health? This has been playing on my mind for the past few days now, as more news stories emerged highlighting air pollution levels across the world.

PHOTOS: Suffocating Haze Descends Over Singapore

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

A haze has descended over Singapore and residents are being urged to remain indoors, after raging forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia cloaked the c...

Postnatal Cravings in Singapore

Priyam Sharma | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Priyam Sharma

Exhausted, time-poor new mothers relish the beautifully packaged bundles of nutritious goodness carefully crafted by clinical experts, together with advice from their Chinese Physician at Thomson Chinese Medicine. The 28-day menu is catered to mothers who have more discerning palates, whilst maintaining the nutritional aspects of the herbs used in preparing the meals.

One on One with Carolina Herrera in Singapore

Ingrid Chua | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK Style
Ingrid Chua

"For Singapore's Audi Fashion Festival, I am showing a bit of the Carolina Herrera collection from New York. The show is something new because the collection from New York was inspired by music. I collaborated with an English composer called Tom Hodge."

Singapore: The New Home of Fashion

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Style
Ruth Harrison Roberts

his is one area that should be on every fashionistas' lips as Singapore is set to become one of the biggest names to watch on the fashion radar.

Vision Without Action Is Hallucination

Andy Law | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK
Andy Law

Yesterday, someone drew my attention to Fast Company Magazine's Most Innovative Companies of 2012. It groans with exactly the sort of US companies one might expect it to: Apple, Google, Facebook, Square, Twitter, Amazon... groan, indeed.

Milton Keynes Is as Mad as Hell and It's Not Going to Take It Any More

Nick Abbot | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The thing about Milton Keynes is that it is not quite enough like Singapore. Literally no-one has thought this before. It is an entirely original sentence. You read it here first. It is, however, not my thought.

Is That Gum In Your Pocket?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

Milton Keynes could introduce tough new measures to ban chewing gum from the city centre with 'gum police' patrolling the streets looking for offender...

Singapore Stopover

Gareth Johnson | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Having worked hard to build its reputation as the business hub of South East Asia, Singapore is renowned as being clean, efficient and safe.

What would you do with S$32,000? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Matt Crook | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK
Matt Crook

Might there be better uses for S$32,000, rather than just buying a single drink at a luxury bar? With this in mind, we came up with a few ideas on how we think S$32,000 could be better spent. The result is this infographic.

Kate Prepares For Malaysia Speech As Duke And Duchess Visit War Graves

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Malaysia where she will give her first speech on foreign soil on a issue close to her heart - the hospice movement...