From The Stone Age To The Smartphone: How Smiley Became The Most Famous Face In The World

Nicolas Loufrani | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Nicolas Loufrani

There is no room for misinterpretation, no matter what the country or culture: it is its own language that has the power to bring people together, something it has done for generations past, and something it will continue to do as we move into the next phase of Smiley.

The Power Of A Smile And The Positive Impact It Will Have On Your Own Happiness...

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola J Rowley

Their families, friends and pets won the day for my audience of 4-7 year-olds. They then proceeded with the task they'd been set; to devise a character for their own story that would make them smile.

No One Should Face Christmas Alone: Why We Parents Need To Show Elderly People We Care

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

giving back.jpg As parents, we owe it to our children to show elderly people that we care. One day, we too will be old and who knows if we will be lucky enough to still have family and friends around us? We will be extremely lucky if we do.

Why We Must Lead By Example And Inspire Children To Be Kind To Others

Nicola J Rowley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents
Nicola J Rowley

They would have kept their heads down, denied knowledge of the envelope's existence, and not reached out to help that person as I had done. But if we opt for the former, what is the message we're passing on to future generations?

Stop Telling Women To Smile

Mandy Gould | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Gould

So let me ask you this: Why do complete and utter strangers deem it necessary to request a smile from my face when it's in rest mode? Just because it made a decision early on in life for said expression to portray a sullen bitch, it's not an invitation for people to demand positivity.

My Commencement Essay

Ann French | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ann French

What do I know? Very little in truth. But at reaching 32 I decided to set myself a handbook. A guidebook list if you like of pointers to keep a smile on my face. We are human beings and more often than not we forget about the little things but mostly we're all in the same boat. Here is some of my advice and inevitabilities.

Break Up 101

Makeda Phillips | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Makeda Phillips

We've all been there and felt the numbing ache in pit of our stomach when a relationship comes to an end. Whether or not you knew deep down it wasn't meant to be or whether you were the person who ended things, it rarely makes a difference. You're sad, you're hurt and you're also committed to making the next few months the most painful, and memorable, for yourself.

Thinking Of Improving Your Smile? Here's How

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve ever left the dentist's office with that feeling of doom and a serious hole in your pocket, you’ll know the importance of looking after ...

A Reason To Smile

Maggie Currie | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

In reality, happiness is not the exclusive right of those people who appear to have unlimited time and don't seem to have any troubles to speak of. Some of the happiest people on the planet are often those coping with the most serious challenges.

Feeling Lonely? Disconnect to Reconnect

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Amisha Bhavsar

If the loneliness stems from being over plugged-in to the digital world - then how about reducing the time you spend online. Put those digital devices aside. Come on. Not forever. Simply, unplug now and then.

This Video Sums Up Why Telling A Woman To Smile Is The Most Annoying Thing On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As with periods, buying a bra and realising that you aren't going to get paid the same wage as your male colleagues, a landmark sign that you've hit w...

Do You Know How To Spot A Fake Smile?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How could a smile be so deceiving? Well apparently it can, according to this new video from In59Seconds. The video, which shows how to sniff out a ...

Stop Whingeing and Smile!

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Barez-Brown

Last Friday I missed my train by three minutes. It meant I had to wait another hour to get home and therefore missed dinner with my wife. I had been on the road for over a week in countless different hotels, had travelled far and wide and therefore was tired and emotional. I felt really sorry for myself.

Why Are Girls Still Expected To 'Just Smile'?

Ellen Stewart | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Stewart

I've seen plenty of men who wear a similar look on their face... But when was the last time a builder told them to "cheer up love", a server at Itsu wrote "smile" on their napkin when they were just trying to buy sushi in peace, or their mum and/or best friend reminded them they're "much prettier" when they smile? Yeah, I thought as much.

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.

Car Parks, Hell and Stress at Xmas - 'Tis the Season of Obligation

Xavier Toby | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

You know what Xmas and New Year used to mean to me? Stress. Rushing to do too much in too little time, traffic and crawling around overstuffed multi-level car parks.

Can You Tell The Difference Between A Fake Smile And A Real Smile?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Has any other facial function been so heavily debated? From Mona Lisa's smile to Tyra Banks' god-awful 'smize' (smiling with your eyes), as well a...

Babies Learn To Grimace In Womb

PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Unborn babies "practise" facial expressions of pain while they are in the womb, scientists say. Foetuses have been pictured using 4D scanning techn...

It's A Girl!

WENN | Posted 10.01.2013 | Home

Lily Allen has given birth to a baby girl - on the same day as the birthdays of her heroes David Bowie and Elvis Presley. The 'Smile' singer, now k...

How You Can Smile Your Way Through Stressful Times

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever been told to 'grin and bear it'? Is there any truth to this piece of advice? Feeling good usually makes us smile, but does it work th...

How to... Smile

Yoko Ono | Posted 30.12.2012 | Home
Yoko Ono

After John passed, I systematically smiled into the mirror every morning. My smile was forced and looked terrible. But as I kept smiling for some time, my smile became a natural smile. It not only became a smile with my mouth and my eyes, but my shoulders, my tummy, and finally, with my whole body!

Smile and F**k the Wrinkles

Alice Grist | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

I am sat in a red dress, with hastily applied make up waiting for a photographer. A few years back, this was my ambition: to be a person photographed regularly, or a model as they are otherwise known.

WATCH: Ever Wondered How Weird You Look When You Pose For A Photo?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Dean Fleischer-Camp may well be an evil genius. OK, evil genius is going a bit far, perhaps, but he's got a seriously devious bone in his body, and we...

A Father Between East and West

Asad Khan | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK
Asad Khan

In the early hours of Tuesday night (3rd of January 2012), I got a call at 3:00am that my beloved father, M. Afzal Khan, had peacefully passed away, a...

Yoko Ono To Exhibit At London 2012 Festival

Posted 09.04.2012 | Home

Yoko Ono will feature at the London 2012 Festival when she exhibits new and rarely seen works at the Serpentine Gallery in what will be her first show...