UK Summer

How To Combat Hay Fever And 'Allergy Face'

Dr Roger Henderson | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Roger Henderson

New research this year shows that, aside from sneezing and sniffling, allergies like hay fever can also leave sufferers with 'Allergy Face' - aka unwanted visible symptoms like watery eyes, red nose (from tissue overuse) and a puffy face. This means that hay fever not only influences how we feel but how we look, which can impact on our confidence and social lives.

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

Hormonal Hayfever : What is it and how can you help prevent it?

Angela Chalmers | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Chalmers

At many different stages throughout your life, hormone fluctuations can cause lots of changes in your body, but the little-known fact that hormones can play havoc with hay fever symptoms (1) can leave teenagers, pregnant women and those going through the menopause with unexpected summer sniffles and sneezes.

Take The Right Steps To Help Protect Yourself Against Biting Bugs This Summer

Angela Chalmers | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Chalmers

When speaking to customers in-store about their travel plans, I'm noticing that more people are willing to travel further to find the perfect holiday (1). Research shows that 74% of travellers head to tropical destinations without seeking health advice, and of those surveyed 60% said they don't use insect repellent when travelling (2).

Japan Has Invented An Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech

Everyone knows that one of the greatest challenges of the summer season (aside from not screaming every time you see a wasp), is eating your ice cream...

Windbreakers And Wellies - Finding The Bright Side Of A Rainy British Holiday

Rachel Cathan | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Cathan

With just days to go before we embark upon our much-anticipated escape to the British coast, and a weather forecast that's looking somewhat less than ...

Why Is British Heat Often Short-lived?

Aidan McGivern | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech
Aidan McGivern

While British summers may still be described as three fine days and a thunderstorm, it's more important than ever that we understand the mechanisms that cause the UK's hottest weather to be followed by its most violent thunderstorms.

Dealing With Allergies This Summer

Kieran MacRae | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kieran MacRae

It might usually be a spring problem but my nose is still suffering from allergies as we charge through Summer. And with a runny nose in tow, I set about to find out the best ways to deal with allergies. But the allergies don't just stop at pollen my flat used to have a dog in it and there is still pet hair floating around that seems to creep up on me.

Mum Warns Parents To Always Check Kids' Rooms For This Danger, After She Couldn't Wake Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Parents

A mum has shared a warning about the warm summer weather to parents, after her daughter wouldn’t wake up from a nap. Jessica Abma, from the US, expl...

How To Make Your Skincare Routine Summer Friendly

Lorena Oberg | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Style
Lorena Oberg

The weather affects our skin in different ways and it is important to adapt your skin care and makeup regime to be weather friendly. Here are my top skincare tips for how to get the best out of your skin this summer.

Happy Holidads

Tom Price | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK Parents
Tom Price

It's that time of the year where we like to get away from it all and go on a summer holiday. The trouble is, it's frowned upon if your children don't go with you. So, technically, it's that time of the year where we like to get away from (some of) it all.

Enjoy The Mess And Get A Sun Tan: Tips To Make The Summer Holidays Run Smoothly

John L. Adams | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

Dedicating just a few minutes to structured activities each day will make life considerably easier for you when the kids return to school. All that's needed is five or ten minutes of spellings or times tables. In my experience, it helps children settle back into school at the other end of the holidays.

This Is Not The Political Silly Season

Stuart Thomson | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

So far from the Summer being the political 'silly season' it will be critical to pay attention to what happens this year. Your promised 'digital detox' sitting on a beach will have to wait. Instead, look forward to checking Twitter, news sites and your digital subscriptions.

We Make Happy Summer Memories For Children In Care

Martin Barrow | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK
Martin Barrow

If I paint a particularly bleak picture of a typical summer in the world of fostering, I apologise. Yet these are some of the concerns that preoccupy the UK's 55,000 fostering families as they prepare for the end of term. This summer they will carry much of the burden of caring for society's most vulnerable children alone, with little help from their communities. I just thought you should know.

Why Is Everyone Watching Love Island And What Do We Really Want From Reality TV?

Helen Westgate | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Helen Westgate

It will be interesting to see whether the success of Love Island heralds a new era in reality TV, with more structure and less focus on any actual reality and more on escapism and fantasy. Perhaps taking viewers back to a time or a place in their lives when all they had to worry about was who they fancied, what to wear by the pool or how long they were going to sunbathe, will prove increasingly popular.

Summer Sipping: Five Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes That Don't Taste Like GrASS

Abigoliah Schamaun | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Abigoliah Schamaun

It's the middle of the summer and that time of the year when people start considering blended drinks for breakfast. The best place to look for recipes for such things is the internet. That's probably how you're reading this now, and thank you.

Eight Tips For Shaving Sensitive Skin

Amanda Elias | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Style
Amanda Elias

My legs are hypersensitive, shaving, waxing, a blade of grass, anything can set them off - it's extremely frustrating. Here are my skincare tips on hair removal, which will hopefully stop, or at least dramatically reduce, the irritation you may experience. These tips are also useful for men who may experience sensitivity when shaving their face.

The Best UK Spa Hotels And Retreats For R&R This Summer

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

From tranquil coastal hideaways to idyllic country havens, chic city retreats to private lakeside lodges - the UK boasts some of the best luxury spa escapes in Europe. UK spa breaks are the perfect solution for a re-boot or spot of R&R this summer. The Luxury Spa Edit shares 10 of the best:

Missguided And Barbie Have Created A Fashion Range, And It's Cool AF

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Style

Fashion retailer Missguided has collaborated with Barbie on fashion collection, and it’s cool AF. Featuring 43 pieces in the range - from tops and ...

The End Of Exams - Our Right To Take A Break

Jenny Raw | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jenny Raw

The end of our exams. The time we have dreamed about, which has always felt so far away, has finally arrived. Endless past papers are a thing of the past and we have waved goodbye to teachers, lessons, elusive clear pencil cases, and best black biros. This summer, we have a right to take a break. Most importantly, in this limbo period between exams and results day, we must remember that we are so much more than an examination grade.

VIP at Glastonbury

Kirsty James | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty James

I was there to represent the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) - the Festival's official health charity partner - so I arrived on-site before the gates opened. This was fantastic as it meant that I could explore the site with no crowds to get through, helping me create a mental picture of the festival. The site was vast and the ground uneven, so I was glad I'd packed some sturdy footwear as I walked miles every day exploring.

London's First Floating Hot Tub Has Arrived And It's Sure To Bring You Waves Of Joy

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The ‘world’s first floating hot tub’ has landed with a splash in London waters. The HotTug is pretty much what you’d expect it to be: a hireab...

Someone Should've Run This Pool Float Design By A Woman

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget flamingo floats because you can now laze around the pool on a giant sanitary towel this summer. The hilariously bad float design was spotted in...

How To Parent Like It's The Summer Of 1986

Jeni Dibley-Rouse | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jeni Dibley-Rouse

Ahh the 80's, my childhood. I don't remember endless day trips, we just hung out in the park, did DIY bonfire nights and renditions of various musicals, so here are my top tips on how to parent like the 80's.

British Summertime: 'Average' And 'Boring' May Be Just What We Need

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

After the past few months - or has it only been weeks - I'm looking forward to a boring summer. We've been on an emotional roller coaster: crazy, delusional people killed innocents and awful accidents destroyed lives, families, and homes; but on each occasion the British people rallied together to show each other how much they really do care.