UK Summer

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.

Inside An Introducer's Mind - How To Connect Your Party Guests

Rachel Fay | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Fay

As people start to assemble, make sure everyone has been introduced to everyone else - however long it takes, do it. It's a courtesy, which your guests will appreciate and it's the height of bad manners to ignore this simple ritual.

10 Ways To Help Your Baby Sleep On A Hot Summer Night

Sarah Ockwell-Smith | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Sleep and heat are not friends. In fact, our bodies need a cool environment in order for the best sleep. As a guide, 15-18 degrees centigrade (59-64 Fahrenheit) is the range you want your room temperature in. The following tips may help when that's just not possible due to particularly warm summer days.

Forget Gin, Here Are 22 Doctor-Approved Tips To Reduce Hay Fever Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Hay fever season is in full swing bringing with it leaky eyes, clogged sinuses and sneezing fits galore. In fact, if you haven’t gone through 40 bo...

Why Booking Last Minute Does NOT Save Money And Other Myths Spiking YOUR Holiday Costs

Chad West | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chad West

It's that time of the year when everyone is aggressively scanning the internet for handy little travel tips before setting off on their summer holiday. With so much content out there - how do you separate fact from myth?

Staying Sun Safe At School

Seena Seka | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents
Seena Seka

There has been lots of controversy in the media around whether teachers should implement the 'no touching rule' in schools and refrain from any physic...

Dad Keeps Kids Off School In The Heat (And Other Ways UK Parents Are Coping)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

With the soaring temperatures in the UK, it can be hard to find ways to keep cool. And parents have the additional worry of making sure their kids are...

Going To Glastonbury Blind

Kirsty James | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty James

And when it comes to the mud, wind and rain, it's part of festival life, so I embrace it - it's hilarious when my guide is slipping and sliding all over the place whilst trying to keep me on track!

Going To Glasto? Here's My Top Tips!

Kate Trueman | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate Trueman

Festival season has arrived, Glastonbury is a stone's throw away and summery weekends are imminent, so it's an essential to get clued up ASAP. So many of my pals have never been camping and frankly, the idea terrifies them. But what's not to love?

Brits Are Not Coping Well With This Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it’s hot, cold or somewhere in between, us Brits love to complain about the weather. And with temperatures reaching 32°C in some parts of ...

10 Rooftops You Need to Visit This Summer

Leighanne Bent | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leighanne Bent

Whether you're having bottomless brunch at a rooftop beach or drinking Pimms on a sun-drenched terrace in Cambridge, start layering on your factor 50 'cause here are the best places to soak up some vitamin D this summer.

How To Achieve A Flawless Fake Tan

Roisin Kelly | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Style
Roisin Kelly

Ah, fake tan. Such a bitter-sweet, love-hate step in every woman's beauty regime. On the one hand, feeling bronzed is such a confidence-booster and feels like an improvement to any outfit. On the other, the preparation and application process is time consuming, messy and something we all dread. So, how can we make the whole ordeal easier?

Forget What You Know About Burgers: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

I love meat. I like my steak so rare that if it came still mooing I would be in seventh heaven. It's a running joke in my family: 'just knock off its horns and wipe its arse'. I take my burgers slightly more well done, but not overly so, I'd sooner chew on a hunk of leather than an overcooked patty.

Summer Camps - Keeping Your Kids Happy During The Summer Break

Carolyn Savage | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Savage

I love this time of year. The summer beckons, filled with possibilities. No more early morning school runs. No more packed lunches. No more homework hassle. Just six uninterrupted weeks of family time. What could possibly go wrong?

It's The First, Balmy Day Of Summer

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK

Thursday is the first day of summer and parts of the country could be enveloped in a sultry 27C embrace to mark the occasion. However there will be a ...

Top Tips For Keeping Toddlers, Babies And Dogs Cool

John Hibbs | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

In case you hadn't noticed, it's hot! We're in Staffordshire - land locked and uncomfortable for two children (one three-year-old and one four months). I've taken some measures to try to keep the house and everyone in it cool - even the dog! Here's our top five for keeping you cool or at least slightly less clammy...