UK Winter

A Guiding Light for Wintery Nights

KatherinePress | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Niggling worries, pesky negative thoughts, or just a general sense of "bluishness" can be trickier to shake off than in the lazy hazy days of summer, and just occasionally we can find ourselves floundering in the (metaphorical) murky waters of a wintery night...

We Need to Take Control of Our Health This Winter - Easy Steps to Helping Yourself and the NHS

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.

Nepal Earthquakes: Six Months on and a New Challenge Looms

Yeeshu Shukla | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Yeeshu Shukla

Agencies need to focus on the ongoing recovery work as well as delivering assistance in the testing conditions ahead of winter. There are huge challenges not only for the people of Nepal - who are making every effort to bounce back - but also for the humanitarian organisations who are striving to deliver against strict timelines and enormous physical and climatic difficulties.

Unique Experiences in the Northwest Territories

Black Tomato | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Rugged and unspoilt, the Northwest Territories of Canada boast some of the most picturesque vistas in the world. As you'd expect from a land that's swathed in forests and rocky terrain, there are endless opportunities to get closer to the natural beauty of this incredible province.

Why Winter Makes Us Sad - And What We Can Do About It

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Dark nights getting you down? You may be suffering from SAD syndrome - Seasonal Affective Disorder. An estimated two million people in the UK are hit by SAD syndrome from November to March - symptoms are grumpiness, fatigue and feeling down.

If We're Going to Build on Floodplains, We Must Ensure Homes are Adequately Protected

Simon Thomas | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

As the wetter autumn months start to fully set in and with winter just around the corner, we can soon expect to start seeing UK flooding events hitting the headlines.

Three Men's Coats To Keep You Warm This Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Style

It's that time of year when the temperatures are dropping to such a level that there's only one thing that can save you: a good winter coat. But w...

Are You Suffering From 'Winter Tiredness'? Here's How To Beat It

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know how difficult it can be to get out of bed of a morning, particularly when it's cold and dark outside. But for those who feel tired cons...

How to Bring Danish Hygge Into Your Home This Winter

Melanie Haynes | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

A soon as you move to Denmark you become aware of a word that the Danes use all the time and say there is no translation for - hygge (pronounced hooga). They say the best translation is cosy but that is so inadequate for what hygge truly means. I fell for hygge straightaway and it seems that others outside Denmark are starting to try and understand this lovely concept.

Dreaming, Uncertainty and Dreaming Your Way Through Uncertainty. (What Do You Dream About?)

Roberta Verdant | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Winter is for the dreaming, as far as I am concerned. As the darkness sets in I begin to long for storytelling, for deep talk by candlelight, for open fire to stoke my spirit, for dreaming deeply.

Woman's Frostbite Is Like Something Out Of A Horror Film

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

WARNING: Graphic Images If you've ever complained of having cold hands after forgetting your gloves in winter, imagine falling asleep outside a bar...

Adventure 78° North in Spitsbergen

Kerry Christiani | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

Named after its characteristic pointed peaks, Spitsbergen is riven with fjords, covered in two thirds ice and buckled with mountains bare of vegetation. Beyond the main settlement of Longyearbyen lie epic landscapes and wildlife ripe for the discovery.

After A Week Of Sun The Icy Claw Of Winter Has Cruelly Returned

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

We warned you it was coming… but we didn’t expect it to happen this fast. After a week of blue skies and sunshine the icy claw of winter is ba...

Parents, Here Is How You Survive the Cold Winter Days

Torsten Klaus | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

So, in order to stay calm and relaxed about such grim winter days, I came up with a list of things you and your children can enjoy. Personally I printed my list and I keep it visible as my personal back-up plan when I feel the need for pulling a little joker from my sleeve.

Winter Proof Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Robin Adams | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Robin Adams

Over a quarter of UK boilers have broken down without being insured, with two fifths of Brits saying that they'd have to borrow money to cover the repair cost or have no choice but to go without heating if their boiler broke down.

Six Luxury French Ski Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

French alpine skiing is among the best in the world and together with fine dining - for which the French need no introduction - their ski resorts offer a winning combination.

4 Winter Health Myths You Need To Know About

Buzz60 | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Winter can be treacherous, but there are a few cold weather misconceptions debunked to keep you healthy during the colder months....

Turn Your Trampoline Into An Ice Rink This Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In winter, there's nothing we want to do more than curl up under a duvet and eat chocolate. But one man is tempting even us hermits out of the house.....

Why Wearing A Scarf This Winter Could Stop You From Getting A Cold

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

'Tis the month of sniffles, sneezes and snot. If you're fed up of catching colds then you'll certainly want to take note of a new health study fro...

You Definitely Know It's January When THIS Happens...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Your friends have gone into hibernation (as has your social life), the weather is even colder and you're considering replacing meals with cornflakes b...

This Cat In A Scarf Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You know that expression "you look like the cat who got the cream"? Well, this guy got the cream, ahem, scarf. And he's absolutely loving it! Reddi...

Weather and Wildlife in Wales - 2014

Gwen Potter | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

Pretty much every beach had some birds washed up. At Ashridge, one of the oldest beeches fell along with hundreds of other trees. Some of our ancient and veteran trees succumbed in quite spectacular ways, with their sheer size meaning their falls resulted in a domino effect, the aftermath of which we are still dealing with in some places.

O Christmas Tree...

Caragh Little | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So Christmas trees, it seems, have spindly tops and broad-based bottoms this year, because there have been a couple of mild winters.

Cold Spice: Using Seasoning to Stay Healthy This Winter

Ella Jameson | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Jameson

Few things convey the arrival of the festive season as well as the smell of spices; from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg, these scents are synonymous with Christmas. Unfortunately, cold and flu season goes hand in hand with the winter festivities, with December and January being the months when infections are most prevalent.

Festive Winter Breaks in Lausanne, Switzerland

Zahra Razavi | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

There's nothing like a short European break to get you in the mood for Christmas. As the nights draw in and the December days pass by, pop over to Lausanne, Switzerland on a special winter trip--you'll have ample opportunity to get your festive shopping done, and return refreshed and ready for the big day!