Redefining Happiness

Susanna Halonen | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

As the Happyologist®, the most common question I get asked is, "Are you always happy?". To this, I confidently respond, "No, I'm human." It took me years to fully understand this question and to respond to it confidently. Why? Because I, just like the rest of society, had totally misunderstood what happiness is.

The Eight Worst Mistakes Of Conference Speakers - And How To Avoid Them

Paul Sloane | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Paul Sloane

Have you ever been bored rigid by a conference speaker? How can you avoid that fate if you have to give a talk? Here are the worst sins that speakers commit. Be sure to avoid them.

The Speaker Should Be Applauded, Not Ousted

Naz Shah | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Naz Shah

The Speaker represents the House of Commons, not just the members who reside there, but everything it stands for. Our values and our laws could not be clearer on equality for all. By speaking out in the way he did, he did not overstep the mark, but defended the honour of the House and all it stands for.

The United States Has A Really Nasty Virus

Dawn Butler | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

The tens of thousands who have protested Trump's ban in the UK have spoken up, the Labour Party has spoken up, the Speaker of the House of Commons has spoken up, and it is now time for the government to stand up for British values. We are not a nation of hate and now we must show it.

Sonos' New Speaker Is So Smart It'll Sound Good No Matter Where You Put It

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech

Sonos has unveiled its new Play:5 loudspeaker. It's the replacement to the old Play:5 that was released over six years ago and helped establish Sonos ...

Be Brave Bercow - Or You'll Be the One Out of Your Depth

Grant Feller | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

Baroness Boothroyd spoke out after it was revealed that the current Speaker wants inexperienced Australian Carol Mills to be his £200,000 a year Commons Clerk, despite little obvious affinity for the job.

'PMQs Should Stand For Public Question Time'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband said he would subject himself to a regular interrogation by ordinary voters at Westminster if he becomes prime minister. The Labour lea...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Were You Up For Clegg?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 18 February 2014... 1) WERE YOU UP FOR CLEGG? Nick Clegg may be reaching out to Labour thes...

This Speaker Is Made From A Single Sheet Of A4 Paper

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Tech

There are definitely speakers that sound better than this - but there are none which are quite so… flat. Designed by Coralie Gourguechon, this pa...

People Are 'Suspicious And Despairing' Of The Political System

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Commons Speaker John Bercow delivered a stinging verdict on the coalition in an interview for Sky News, suggesting that the reason why the local elect...

Taxpayers' 'Fleeced' Over £30,000-A-Year Bill To Rent Fig Trees For MPs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK Politics

The £30,000-a-year bill for renting a dozen fig trees for an MPs' office block has "horrified" Commons Speaker John Bercow. Bercow accepted the ta...

Order! Order! Prime Minister's Questions Celebrates 50 Years

Huffington Post UK | Sam Hunter | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Politics

Prime Minister's Questions celebrates its 50th anniversary next Monday. Unique among the world's parliaments, PMQs offers a raucous insight into the t...

The Speaker's Key Moments

The Huffington Post | Chris Wimpress | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Politics

Since taking the chair two years ago the Speaker of the House of Commons has introduced some big changes to the way the Chamber is run, and upset a fe...