UK Trends

The New Voice: Today's Teenagers Have A Lot To Say, It's Time We Listened To Them

Trevor Hardy | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Trevor Hardy

Back in May, as teenagers and young adults were preparing to sit their exams, I wrote that this age group are the real education, as they embrace heal...

Seeking Spirituality: Visual Trends in Travel Imagery

Andrew Saunders | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Saunders

It's that time of year when friends and family go on holiday and social media is flooded with smart phone imagery of travel and adventures. This barrage of holiday snaps is not just limited to those from our loved ones, we're also seeing a whole range of imagery from brands and publications around particular travel themes. As travel imagery has its peak moment, our Creative Research team are exploring the visual trends happening in this space so far this summer.

Seven Ways Tech Is Changing Journalism and News Consumption

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.

How Trendy People Are Killing the Slot Machine

Jamie Lewis | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Tech
Jamie Lewis

Last month I wrote a very well-received piece about the changing face of gambling as technology advances. More interesting, perhaps, is the sociologic...

Self-Improvement? Three Emerging Learning Trends for 2016

Paul Drury | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech
Paul Drury

We know that the digital age means things move more quickly, we have more "ideas" and we're surrounded by advice. But how do you know it's *good advice*?

Three Trends for Visual Language in 2016

Andrew Saunders | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Andrew Saunders

We can expect these trends to evolve across 2016 but in a way they all identify or capture the contrasts faced by modern people; the yearning for individuality, the ability to control whether we are on the outside of the mainstream but also the need to seek community and engagement for the wider social good.

The Lowdown on Current Trends in Wellness Travel...

Stella Photi | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I'm always being asked what's 'new' in the world of wellness travel which makes it very inspiring to be part of and hopefully we are responsible for helping to set the trends too! The start of the year is a good time to think what lies ahead and I'd say these are the main trends that are coming to the fore:

Fitness Trends From 2015 That You May Not Have Heard Of (But Should Try This January)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Correction: This article originally stated that the below trends were from 2016. The list is, in fact, from 2015. The article has been amended. Ha...

Five Technology Trends That Will Define 2016

Edward Lowe | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

Across a wide number of technologies, 2016 could be the breakthrough year where inventions excitably talked about by the media and the industry become placed into the hands of the mass market. Here are the potential top trends for 2016.

The Top Food And Drink Trends For 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over coconut oil, because Pinterest has released a list of the food and drink trends they predict will be big news for 2016 - and avocado oil has...

Top 2016 Health and Fitness Travel Trends

Paul Joseph | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

Forecasting the next big trends in wellness travel for 2016, I'm continually on the lookout for the next big thing, from fitness DNA testing to healthy foodie holidays, here I predict the emerging health and fitness travel trends that will shape the wellness world for 2016.

Millennials? Y-ers? Z-ers? AA-ers? Can We Please Sort Out Our Generations?

William Higham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
William Higham

Teenagers today are probably the most observed and analysed generation ever. So it's ironic that we're unable to come up with a definitive name for th...

This Celeb Has Taken The Sheer Trend To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Style

Kendall Jenner has proven her devotion to the sheer trend knows no bounds. The 19-year-old sported a jumpsuit with transparent trousers and a sheer...

A Critical Look at Gartner's Internet of Things

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

The end of the summer marks the return to school and a time to digest our favorite summer publication: the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologie...

Taiwan Plastic Bag Trend Is Sadly Catching On

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Style

We're all ears to upcoming trends, but we're just not convinced with the latest fashion craze sweeping Taiwan. Both men and women are posting selfi...

How To Pull Off A Sheer Dress (And Look As Good As Beyoncé)

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Style

From Cher's show-stopping 70s sequins to Carrie Bradshaw's classic nude mini, the 'naked dress' has always had its place in fashion. Now, it looks ...

Which Historic Make-Up Trend Is Due A Revival?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Style

Beauty trends are cyclical: In the 1980s Brooke Shields brought bold eyebrows into fashion; in the nineties Kate Moss set a trend for wearing them sup...

Would You Pay £249 To Orgasm Like This?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Move over yoga, because orgasmic meditation is the hot new class on everyone's lips. And it focuses solely on female orgasm. Orgasmic meditatio...

Help! Hype Has Killed My (Cultural) Mojo!

Sophie Bauer | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Bauer

I don't hate anything that's 'in', I just hate being pestered. It's boring and makes me grumpy. Everywhere I look there's hype. Hype on social media, hype at the Oscars, hype at work, hype at the gym, hype in my real world, hype in my virtual world. Hype, hype, hype. And then I had a double epiphany: hype has killed my cultural mojo!!!

#GrannyHair Is Trending - Would You Dare To Go Grey?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Style

Madonna's daughter Lourdes is the latest convert to the #GrannyHair trend. Grey hair has been trending on Instagram over the past few months and w...

The Vegan Outliers Step Into the Mainstream

Damien Clarkson | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

You have probably heard this joke. Question: 'How do you know if someone is a vegan? Answer: They will tell you in five seconds. And it is true from my experience once you go vegan you have an energy rising up inside of you wanting to scream; "I am vegan and it's really great!".

What in the Name of All That's Baffling Is 'Minecraft'?

Chris Harris | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

I'm a 40-year-old man and I'm about to play Minecraft for the first time. I'm doing it for you, for me, for all of us that have no rational idea of what it is, what it does or what it means. Is it Adolf Hitler's second, more 'downtime' book? Or some trending subterranean hobby that they're all psyched about on the QVC channel? From the look of the screen in front of me, no.

Why Super-Fast Broadband Matters

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

I seem to find it impossible to turn on the TV at the moment without seeing an advert for super-fast broadband. The move to a faster Internet has been a priority for successive UK Government's, as well as other countries around the world. So, why is so much effort - and money - being invested in this infrastructure?

2015's Hottest Drinks Trends

BarChick | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

From getting your smoke on with some mezcal to Vermouth becoming a 'thing' and subbing out booze altogether, faux-style (WHAT?), we've got the low down from London's biggest boozehounds on what's hot for 2015.

We've Sifted Out The Important Stuff From London Collections: Men

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If your head has been thrust deep into your coat over the past (freezing) week then you might have missed the gaggle of well-dressed men that embarked...