UK Winter

Why You Need to Visit New York in the Winter Months: Part I

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Sherriff

It's easy to see why anyone would opt to visit the Big Apple in December. But grey January and dreary February? Forget it. Except.. perhaps you shouldn't. Cheaper hotels, less-crowded streets, more chance of an upgrade.. there are many reasons you should go against the grain and book after the hype of New Year's is over.

Five Tips to Stay Warm, Cosy and Healthy this Winter

Anja Brierley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anja Brierley

Winter has finally arrived. Fresh air, cold wind and frosty mornings with some areas experiencing a dusting of snow. The days are short. It is difficult to get out of bed on the dark mornings.

Dad's Brilliant #LifeHack For Removing Kids' Muddy Boots

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has come up with a brilliant way to free kids from their wet/snowy/muddy boots - and it only takes a few seconds. Next time you've returned f...

Six Things You Can Say to Yourself to Combat the Blue Monday Blues

Tayana Simons | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

We underestimate the impact that the time of year has on our mental health, and in a typically British way think that we should be able to power through no matter what. So if you're feeling pretty low at this time of year here are some things we can say to ourselves to combat that mental slump and improve our mood and motivation.

Hat Avoidance and Other Key Skills for Babies and Toddlers This Winter

Helen Wallen | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

Winter is coming.... (well, actually it's here.) And with it... *shudders* ... mittens. So below is an essential list of key skills for all babies, t...

Refugee Children Are Attacking Serbian Police But It's Not Quite What You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

A group of refugees have been caught on camera instigating a fight with a Serbian police officer, but all is not what it seems. As the children pe...

The Stark Beauty of Winter Running

Laura Maisey | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Maybe it's the stoic Englishwoman in me that thrives on cold weather. Maybe it's the joy of being in conditions traditionally seen as unfavourable and finding beauty in them. Maybe it's the wonder of seeing the seasons change.

The Shortest Day Of The Year Means It Can Only Get Better From Here

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

In 2015, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on December 22 at 4:48am UTC. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, cli...

Parents Warned About The Danger Of Kids Wearing Winter Coats In Car Seats

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Parents

A video showing the danger of young children in car seats wearing thick coats has been released as a warning to parents. Good Egg Safety, which gi...

Québec: From City to Slopes

Black Tomato | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Québec is the perfect destination for those looking for that romantic winter wonderland. Steeped in history and traditional French culture, whether you're drawn to the twinkling lights of Old Québec or the magnificent mountains that surround it, this snowy haven is our destination of choice this winter.

Why Winter Belongs to Us Big Lads

Alan Grant | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Alan Grant

In addition to the objects of our desires becoming far more interested in the sharing of our suddenly precious body heat surpluses (and the acts of depravity that inevitably accompany it) we also benefit from body heat and bulk as regards our own comfort- as comedian Dara O Briain puts it, we "winter well".

A Guiding Light for Wintery Nights

KatherinePress | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
KatherinePress

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.