UK Winter

Winter Mental Health Tips

Hannah Rainey | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Rainey

I usually find Winter to be quite difficult. Not only can the lack of sunlight be troublesome, but the Winter months seem to be full of events that tr...

Severe Weather Warnings Issued Over 'Deadly' Freezing Conditions

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK

Severe health warnings have been issued to many parts of England as temperatures plummet below freezing. All regions except the south east, south west...

Give Cancer The Chills And Get The Bug For Winter Fitness

Colin Gentry | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

Bigger muscles or a smaller waist may be your goal, but a stronger immune system is one of the best results from a regular fitness routine. Achieving it is also far more rewarding and pleasurable than the body's natural line of defense: a fever.

Beautiful Pictures Show Winter Is Really Here As UK Wakes Up To Sub Zero Temperatures

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

England and Wales have experienced the coldest night of the season with temperatures dropping as low as minus 9.4C (15F), the Met Office said. The c...

Winter Hazards For Our Pets

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

One of the best (and most fun) ways to ensure your pet stays warm is to provide lots of contact. Holidays usually mean more free time to spend with your animal companions so any excuse for a belly rub is always going to be well received - whatever the season!

13 Things All Brits Do Now That It Is Bloody Freezing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Unlike the first signs of autumn - golden leaves, crisp evenings - the advent of winter is far less romantic. Namely, you can’t feel your face anymo...

Get Outside: Beat The Winter Blues

Oli Reed | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

Of course it isn't always easy to find the motivation, and sometimes I feel guilty dragging Sonny away from the warmth of the house and the comfort of his bouncy chair, but this little dude absolutely loves being outside and I can't deny him that pleasure just because it's got a bit chillier and I'm feeling lazy.

Staying Mentally Healthy During The Winter

Eleanor Segall | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Segall

As the dark nights begin to draw in, fairy lights adorn every branch, the leaves are falling off their trees in gusts of wind- it really starts to fee...

Why Working Out In Winter Will Make You Faster, Slimmer And Happier

Colin Gentry | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Gentry

When the clocks went back in October, regular gym-goers not only received an extra hour of sleep but some extra square footage in the gym too. Year af...

Post-Truth, Postscript

Caragh Little | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Caragh Little

So the Oxford English Dictionary's 2016 Word of the Year has been announced. Where last year the word was actually a pictogram, the 'crying laughing face emoji', this year the word is a two-word phrase: Post-Truth.

Parents, This Is How To Make Your Toddler Wear A Coat

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Parents

The temperature has dropped and the thermostat is cranked up, but still it is a daily battle to get a toddler to put on a warm coat. Everyone moans a...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness In October

Chris Hall | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

The clocks have gone back and the evenings are darker, but the pace of fresh new research into health and fitness hasn't slowed down at all. Here are five things we learned last month that may well be useful for your own training! Especially if you suffer from DOMS or a stitch...

My Favourite Things To Warm Your Body, Heart And Soul This Winter

Jane Egginton | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'It's freezing!' everyone seems to be crying in the UK as if we have never seen winter before. I was in need of something, or some things, to get me through these dark days. Why don't we all embrace the season and the Danish art of 'hygge', or cosiness?

Essential Winter Skin Tips

Lorena Oberg | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lorena Oberg

Winter is Coming It's officially autumn, which means winter is just around the corner! So the cold weather is well and truly with us for the foresee...

Notes From A Volcanic Island - Iceland On A Budget

Liam Fitzpatrick | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Fitzpatrick

OK stop. Before you read this article, please go onto Spotify and find Olafur Arnaulds. He has an album, This is Winter. Press play and continue. The perfect soundtrack to picture magical Iceland. Elves stories aside, the wonder of this island is undeniable.

Five Reasons Winter In Aspen Snowmass Is Perfect For Family Travel

Black Tomato | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

It may be famed for its slopes, but there is so much more to Aspen than first meets the eye. With off-slope activities galore, an impressive array of ...

Ski-Free Winter Breaks

Annabelle Thorpe | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabelle Thorpe

Winter holidays don't have to be about strapping things to your feet and careering down mountains. Tour operators are increasingly realising that there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the unique charms of winter - and most of them don't include a whacking increase on your insurance policy and the chances of coming home in a neck brace.

Brace Yoursens, Winter Is Coming

Tina Medlock | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents
Tina Medlock

Every other child I know is getting up later because it's dark in the morning and despite the pitch black surroundings in his room, Joseph begins to get up earlier and earlier and my language starts to get worse and worse.

Feeling Safe During Times Of Change And Uncertainty

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Feeling safe during a time of transition and uncertainty in politics and society can be difficult. At such a time feeling a comforting connection to o...

Four Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden This Year

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

As we're moving into winter, our once colourful gardens are starting to appear a little drab. With a little planning, you can start preparing now to have the most vibrant Gardenthis coming spring. These four helpful tips might seem simple, but the incredible effect they can have on your garden will be simply stunning.

Helpful Hacks: Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Craig Phillips | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Craig Phillips

The biggest challenges faced by homeowners at this time of year include draughty windows and doors, radiators failing to heat up and boilers losing pressure. Issues such as these can feel like a really big deal at the time, but actually, the majority can be solved quickly and efficiently (and importantly, a lot more cost effectively) once you know how.

Winter Is Coming

Iris Maxfield | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

In shops across the country, change is approaching and an old friend has arrived: tinsel. The encroaching face of Santa Claus and red and green wrappi...

Six Steps to Harness Spring and Make 2016 Count

Jayne Morris | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Spring is a time of recreation and awakening. As Mother Nature stirs from her winter slumber, new life surrounds us and offers an invitation to attune with the energy of the earth and reactivate the parts of ourselves that have been in hibernation.

Snow Is Falling And Brits Can't Handle The Completely Normal Weather Event

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

Ice and snow have descended on the UK, meaning Brits can engage in their favourite pastime of massively overhyping a weather event totally normal for ...

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.