UK Lifestyle

Single-Use Plastic Is Never Fantastic

Henry Holland | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Style
Henry Holland

We all have the planet's best interest at heart. No one wants to see turtles hurt by straws or beaches littered with plastic bottles, but we can all do our bit to be a little more eco-friendly. It doesn't have to be a huge change either, we all take a reusable bag to the shops now that it cost 5p to buy one. It's just as simple to make other sustainable swaps.

Chester Bennington – You're My Hero. For Singing About The Battles We Share When Society Was Content With Silence

Abigail McAlpine | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Abigail McAlpine

This is a thank you to Chester Bennington, Linkin Park and all those like them who are willing to share the honest, open, beautiful and ugly truth about depression or mental health in a way that inspires people to talk, share, sing or find some consolation in others. Mainly this is in recognition of all those ordinary people (one in four of us), no matter who you are, who have fought, are fighting or will battle with mental health in their lifetime.

Can Community Fridges Cut Food Waste?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK
Trewin Restorick

The newly launched Community Fridge Network aims to stop this this food being wasted. The idea has been tested in Germany and Spain under various names such as Honesty or Solidarity Fridges.

Chester Bennington And Chris Cornell Aren't Just Celebrities, These Are Men You Know

Poorna Bell | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Someone like a Chester Bennington or a Chris Cornell may only die once a year or every few months. But let us never forget that men like them die every single day - 12, every day, to be precise. And every one of those deaths is a travesty. Every one of those men had parents and someone who loved them.

8 Signs You’re Going To Break Up With Your Partner

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While conducting the postmortem on failed relationships, it tends to become blindingly obvious they were doomed to end. But when you’re in the middl...

Linkin Park Helped Millions Of Hurting Teenagers

Rabbil Sikdar | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rabbil Sikdar

Linkin Park helped teenagers like me make sense of the issues that we faced. That sense of being alone against the world with no one to understand why you're lashing out at school, the confusion as to why all your friends have suddenly lost interest in you, Chester Bennington's voice had a way of resonating with it.

Time For A Reality Check On Reality TV Shows

Dr Natasha Bijlani | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Natasha Bijlani

Everyone has access to satellite TV and the internet now and everybody wants to be what they are not. If you are exposed to images of people with perfectly toned abs, slender hips, pneumatic breasts and sculptured eyebrows, then inevitably you're going to think that is what I want to look like. I want to be a soap star, a TV star, a reality star. I just want to look like them.

Why I Won't Stay Silent About My Miscarriage

Chloe Dawson | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Parents
Chloe Dawson

June was truly the worst month of our entire lives but started as the best. We had just found out we were expecting our second baby after only one month of trying. We were surprised but ecstatic. It was something we'd discussed for a while and felt that we were in a good enough place to handle another.

Being Kind To Others Helped Me Be Kind To Myself

Juliette Burton | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliette Burton

In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Juliette Burton discusses how feeling powerless led to her being as kind as possible to everyone. She says that aside from making her feel more empowered, it actually resulted in her being kinder to herself and saved a man's life.

Five Crazy Wedding Disasters (And How to Avoid Them)

Jay Feeney | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jay Feeney

Something going wrong on our wedding day is a nightmare many of us wouldn't wish on our worst enemy. Your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life, and when expectations are set so high even the minor flaws might seem like a disaster.

14 Things You Only Know If You're The Third Wheel

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Call yourself a hanger-on, a spare part, or a tripod - every romantic relationship needs that one person who basically qualifies as the third member. ...

What Is It Like To Have Synesthesia?

Quora | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

I see the span of numbers as a physical structure, but it's hard to describe what the structure is like. It is sort of like a number line, but with no marks. Unsurprisingly, the starting point for where my mind starts its visit on the line is often zero

Going Bald At 17: How I Conquered Male Pattern Baldness

Paul Inman | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Inman

I say this not because being bald defines me as a person, but because it has shaped my journey into adulthood and contributed to the confident, secure and happy person that I am today. From the moment that my hair began to fall out at the tender age of 17, I have experienced a roller-coaster of emotions that have ultimately changed me and my life for the better.

Kelly Smith: We Need Equal Media Coverage Of Women’s Euros To Transform The Game

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Appetite is high for women’s sport in 2017, but former England footballer Kelly Smith believes there’s a lot more than can be done to boost enthus...

Sexist Ads Harm People Of Every Gender. Of Course They Should Be Banned

Amelia Womack | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Womack

The social, emotional and economic damage tied to gender stereotyping, objectification and unrealistic bodies in advertising is clear. Evidence from academics and public opinion research included in the report all reached the same conclusion.

Adam Peaty: 'No One Works As Hard As Me In The Pool And The Gym'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

At just 21, Adam Peaty made history at the Rio 2016 Olympic games for becoming Britain’s first male Olympic swimming champion for 28 years. He broke...

Working From Home

Jessica Psaila | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Psaila

Almost four years ago I was lying on a beach on the beautiful Croatian island of Hvar with my friend Lucy and had a sudden career revelation that ever since has changed my entire life for the better.

I'm A Grandmother, I Have HIV, And I Can't Pass It On

Samantha Dawson | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Samantha Dawson

life less ordinary banner I was diagnosed there and then. It was a total shock. I felt like a cloud floating around the room, unsure what to think and feel. My cousin had come with me to the clinic and when I told her she was screaming and wailing with shock and upset. She thought I'd been given a death sentence, as did I.

The Benefits Of Custom Handmade Wefts

Dee Greenwood | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Style
Dee Greenwood

Handmade wefts are stunning in comparison to their machine-made counterparts. Machine wefts will often need building over several layers and come out in several pieces when you remove it. Handmade wefts are beautifully artistic pieces with a custom width to fit your head. The weft is flatter, more flexible when washed and mould easily to your head shape.

Eight Simple Fixes That Will Make Your Life More Meaningful

Quora | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

What must I do in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better unders...

Emetophobia And Me

Steven Daws | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Steven Daws

Later that day, my dad went into the hospital for what was to be the last time. It had come to be, from what my mum said, a regular occurrence over the past ten years or so, as he had suffered 12 previous heart attacks. On this occasion, however, when we went into see him, he suffered a final severe heart attack and died while we were at his bedside.

Baby Loss: Why We Are Fundraising For Tommy's

Phil Whyman | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Whyman

The elation of finding out that you are going to be welcoming a child in to the world in just nine short months. The thrills of watching your little one grow, attend nursery, school and university, get married, and have children of their own. So many dreams are about to be fulfilled. And life looks good.

Five Ways Traveling The World Changed Me For The Better

Quora | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

My first trip outside of the country wasn't until college. I studied abroad in Australia and fell in love. I went from a timid girl who was afraid of swimming in the lake to a young lady who was scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef.

Why I Won't Be Watching 'To The Bone'

Rachel Egan | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Egan

What has also angered me and many others about this film, is that it simply reflects the huge misconceptions around eating disorders that are already prevalent in our society. For example, Ellen's character is your stereotypical young white woman, who is tragically misunderstood and hit with this hideous anorexic affliction leaving her with an emaciated body frame.

Make These Lifestyle Changes And Help Secure The Galapagos' Future

Liz Bonnin | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Liz Bonnin

There are many small and easy changes we can decide to make to our lives today that can make a very real difference. And next time we marvel at the beauty of places like Galapagos we can proudly know that daily, we are helping to secure their future.