UK Summer

The Swimsuit Edition

Andrea Mara | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

Then last Summer, for the first time, I found myself looking around at other women and comparing. I felt conscious of every little lump and bump - three kids in five years can do that. Discussing this with two friends some months later, I expressed how uncomfortable I had felt wearing a bikini last Summe...

Britain's Best Parks - Which Ones Made The Cut?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to go to New Zealand for impressive mountains and miles of fields - magnificent countryside can be found right here in the UK. This...

10 Healthy Breakfasts for a Summer Morning

Sian Breslin | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

How easy is it to put on a couple of boiled eggs before going to work? An egg contains approximately 80 calories and contains almost every nutrient in one bite. The white is made mostly of protein and the yolk holds 13 essential nutrients to keep us healthy.

Extreme and Dangerous

Caragh Little | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

You'd think a book would be the least dangerous thing you could send to your friend who's just begun their summer holiday. Nothing could be much safer, it might seem, than relaxing on a deckchair, in a peaceful garden or hotel poolside terrace, with a book and a cool drink. But this is Northern Ireland, and when we send parcels, we have to risk assess.

What Is Summer Depression?

Karin Sieger | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

If you are lonely, have few social outlets, low self confidence or self esteem, then the summer months can be challenging. You may find it difficult to go out on your own, if others are out as couples, families or groups of friends, and you have no one to share the summer with. Seeing others apparently living the life you wish you had can make you feel worse about your own situation.

Summer Storms Return With A Bang (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Sudden storms have hit the great summer holiday getaway with a lightning strike adding to other rail problems being faced by thousands of travellers. ...

Five Ways to Have a Productive Summer: Start a Side Project

Andrew Phillips | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Phillips

We all know that feeling of elation and excitement in the days, weeks or even months leading up to a well earnt and long overdue holiday. But when it comes to it, do you ever find yourself wondering if perhaps you should try to be more productive with what precious time you have to yourself?

This Holiday Spot Is Where Brits Have The Most Casual Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It may be Shagaluf Magaluf that has a tawdry reputation, but it turns out Benidorm is where the real debauchery is happening. Benidorm has been u...

Glasgow 2014: A Summer Escape for Disadvantaged Youngsters

Jane Ashworth | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Sport
Jane Ashworth

Over two million British children live in families who can't afford a trip to the seaside... we like to run day trips and camps to classy events and venues that disadvantaged teenagers are otherwise very unlikely to get near. The latest of these is the residential camp we've set up in Glasgow across the Commonwealth Games.

10 Ways To Stop Your BBQ Turning Into A Cancer Trap

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are few things better in the summer months than chilling with a barbecued sausage or two. But if your BBQ skills are anything like ours, your me...

Is Kanye's Talent Big Enough to Back Up His Ego ?

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

We rolled up to Wireless in style - and headed to the Tour de France in Sheffield the next day. Cutting through the streets wasn't easy as most of them were closed off due to the thousands of spectators who traveled to the Yorkshire dales in to watch the cyclists.

Do You Know Your Jigger From Your Muddler?

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Are you master of the Margarita, boss of the Bellini or ruler of the Rob Roy? You could be exactly what Jamie Oliver's Drinks Tube are looking for with their brand new competition - Jamie Oliver's Search for a Cocktail Star with Bacardi... It's open to professionals and amateurs alike, whether you shake it up for family and friends only or if you're in a top hotel bar.

Distracted By Work When on Holiday? You Might Be Suffering From Infobesity

Dave Coplin | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Coplin

Nearly half of the UK's office workers are suffering from 'Infobesity', the over-consumption of information. It's making us unhappy, is bad for our health, and hurts our productivity... There must be something wrong with the office culture in many companies when 45% of workers feel that they should reply to work email instantly - no matter where they are or what they're doing.

How To Get Through The Heat Wave (And Still Have An Awesome Time)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The summer is most definitely here with temperatures due to hit 32C by Friday – but before you grab your flip-flops and head to the beach, you need ...

22 Incredibly British Things To Do In A Heatwave

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Comedy

We're having a heatwave! Sort of. In some parts of the country. So here's how to celebrate it like a true Brit... SEE ALSO: 20 Songs For A Grea...

#heatwave Brings Most Joyless Advice Ever From Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Britain will be hotter than Barbados today. But don't panic. Just turn off all the lights, close the curtains, and hide under the sofa with bottles of...

Summertime Sadness For UK parents

Ellen Broomé | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Broomé

The summer holidays are meant to be idyllic days spent with family having ice cream on sunny beaches. Unfortunately, for many parents the long summer holidays are a source of worry and stress. As schools break up, this is the last week that many parents will know what to do for childcare.

48 Hours in Dubrovnik

Victoria Ferran | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Renowned for its enchanting architecture, translucent azure waters and dazzling sunshine, it's little wonder that Dubrovnik has been a top Mediterranean tourist destination for several centuries.

Why You Should Take Up Running This Summer

Vicki Lutas | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

I have recently realised that running is actually kinda brilliant... especially in the summer months. So if you've never tried it, now is the time to get involved.

How to Drink and Avoid Gaining Weight This Summer

Rachel van Rugge | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel van Rugge

Many people take the 'all or nothing approach' to keeping fit and believe if they don't cut out alcohol then what's the point? But you have to remember, summer isn't all about the beach, its three months of parties, barbecues in the park and rooftop bars. Who would want to have to say no to that enticing jug of Pimm's every Sunday?!

School's Out For Summer

Caragh Little | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Anticipating coffee and a bun on the second morning of the holidays, I was assaulted by the first Back to School display of summer. No sooner have the holidays begun than we're preparing for them to end: hardly had I dragged myself home on that final half day of term, than the postman assured me with a cheeky grin that the break would be 'gone before I knew it.'

Wireless 2014 Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Cut to this year's Wireless in Finsbury Park, and it probably ranked lower than both my previous experiences. I went on the Friday and when I say it was bad, I mean emphasis on the B, A and D. Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Iggy Azalea headlined (if you can call it that).

Man's Greatest Achievement - Not Getting Sticky

Nick Abbot | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

Summer this year has so far been a blink and you'll miss it affair, but it lasted long enough to cause an explosion of Coca-Cola in Somerset. Not an explosion of sales, an explosion of the actual drink itself.

Umbria Rock Festival: Sunshine, Good Wine and Power Chords

Janis Curry | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Janis Curry

Set in a magical ancient walled town of Massa Martana in sunny Umbria, the inaugural Umbria Rock festival is set to be a weekend to remember, and I am thrilled to have been asked to work with them to help make the first year a big success.

Are You Dreading the Beach This Summer? Time to #Ditchthebikinidiet and #Banthefaketan

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

How to get a bikini-perfect body in just three weeks is one of the main headlines adorning the covers of women's magazines at this time of the year. Alongside is a picture of a young woman with the perfect body frolicking on a beach. The article will then go into all the daily exercises you need to do, foods you need ‎to avoid and alongside display incy-wincy bikinis that only Gisele Bundchen could wear...