Socialising With Friends? Unleash The Power Of Three

Daniel Lewis | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Lewis

What's the ideal number when socialising with friends? For the most congenial meetup, I think three is pretty much perfect. Thanks to Freud's most infamous idea, though, that's a controversial opinion.

Five Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Relationship With Social Media

Marianne Stenger | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

It can be incredibly difficult to focus on the moment when you're constantly being interrupted by notifications that make you feel like you're missing out on something important. So if you've already taken the step of scheduling certain times of day for checking social media, why not enforce this by disabling the notifications on your phone?

An Open Letter To My Childless Friends

Lauren Godfrey | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Godfrey

Please don't stop trying to reach out to new mums - I may not reply but continue to contact me on as many different forms of social media as possible and as often as you can. Despite being incredibly caught up in my own world of spit up, babble, lack of sleep and dirty nappies, I try to listen and hear what you're telling me about your life too - honest.

Are Our Face To Face Social Skills Being Crippled By Social Media?

Shahilla Barok | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Shahilla Barok

Could the skill of 'real' face to face socialising be fading out? I certainly hope not although it is noted in many research documents that people find it difficult and some do not have the skills to confidently socialise face to face.

25 and Friendless

Kylie Barton | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

It is quite something to admit you have no friends. This doesn't mean you smell, are a failure, or a social moron. You are in fact, not alone! I implore all friendless people to stand up, fess up, and speak up.

I'm Not Responding But I Still Really Care

Kate Elliott | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I normally have texts to reply to, Facebook messages to read, letters I ought to be writing and sending; but sometimes I just don't have the brain space to respond. It's hard when you have a day when you're feeling low or finding it hard to muster together the motivation to do all of the things you need to and then there's being sociable added in too.

Six Surprising Side Effects of Sobriety

Rachel Black | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Black

You have a perpetual supply of wine to recycle as gifts. Yes, people still give me bottles of the stuff; they 'forget' that I 'don't really drink anymore' and still do not believe the 'No, not ever, not even one' part of the answer.

Losing Confidence

Elaine Benton | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

As Parkinson's (or any serious illness) progresses, it's easy to lose one's self confidence. When I was first diagnosed I immediately came across several people who had been living with Parkinson's for some years and therefore had already experienced many of the stages and symptoms that occur as the disease advances.

Poorna Bell

Would You Share Your Table With A Stranger In A Restaurant? | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tablets, smartphones and an ever-encroaching number of demands on our time mean that we're probably the most socially disconnected generation in human...

LOOK: London's Best Pubs

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

London has a lot of pubs - some of which are scary places to a different dimension where pickled eggs and carpets that smell like wee are standard. Fi...

Depression in the Elderly - In Search of a Secular Church

Hannah Gal | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

We are social beings and interacting with others is crucial to our functioning and mental health. The loss of active family connections and any sense of community, inevitably lead to depression so the question is how do we bring socialisng back into these people's lives and can a sense of community actually be established?

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Cocktails With A View (PICTURES) | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Finally the sun is out, time to head for the rooftops and bathe in its glow. HuffPost Lifestyle has selected the best rooftop bars in the UK, whic...

Don’t Be an Office Martyr – Get Creative!

Simon Bolton | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Bolton

6pm. Quitting time. Supposedly. That's what it says in your contract at least.

Just Left Home: An Online Community For Homesick Students

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A new website called Just Left Home looks set to be a hit among university students who have flown the nest and moved to a city for the first time. ...

How Can You Hate Music?

Jonny Owen | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Owen

Sometimes, someone says something to you, something so extraordinarily baffling that you can't help but mull it over for months after. I was out with the Wife meeting some new people. I never usually worry about these things, meeting new people.