UK Winter

Seven Ways to Beat Winter Fatigue

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

The nights are drawing in, temperatures are dropping and many of us are starting to feel less energetic - I know I am! Fatigue is something we all struggle with at some point in our lives, and dealing with it regularly can cause real distress - particularly when despite your best efforts, you just cannot seem to improve your tiredness levels.

For Syrian Children, the Harsh Winter Brings More Woes

Kumar Tiku | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

"We really need help to stay warm this winter," says Ibrahim* (10) who lives with his family in an Aleppo shelter after they were displaced from their home in Aleppo city by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

We Trial Christmas Hot Drinks, So You Don't Have To

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Flickering fairy lights surround us, turkey and cranberry sandwiches are plentiful and our favourite coffee shops are vying for our love with their fe...

The Warmest Day of Winter: Kindness Day!

Georgina Jones | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Jones

This year, on the Kindness UK website, I have pledged one of the kind acts that I will do for Kindness Day. I'm going to visit a nursing home armed with goodies to give to the residents and I will spend time chatting to them.

Seven Reasons Why You Should Wear a Fluffy Coat This Winter

Vicki Lutas | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

I rock a pair of Nike Air Max, people tell me it's good I'm going to the gym. I wear a quilted skirt, people ask why I'm wearing half a sleeping bag. I buy a vintage jacket and people sing 'Climb Every Mountain' because apparently I look like I'm wearing the Sound of Music curtain outfit (the most offensive thing there being the weak song choice, of course).

Fire & Ice: The First Of The Winter Frost Will Collide With Bonfire Night

Press Association | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

After a balmy Halloween that shattered all temperature records, winter has arrived just in time for Bonfire Night. Frost is due to set in overnight...

Fire & Ice: The First Of The Winter Frost Will Collide With Bonfire Night

Press Association | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

After a balmy Halloween that shattered all temperature records, winter has arrived just in time for Bonfire Night. Frost is due to set in overnight...

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 93 - Death Stalks the Hall

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

After this morning drama I headed off to the Olympia Winter Antique Fair where I am exhibiting for the first time. It is an odd thing to say - as I have been an exhibitor at Olympia countless times as a scion of Mallett, but this is the first one with my name over the door.

Weekend Shopping Essentials: Rubber Rain Boots

Sarah McGiven | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What exactly constitutes an 'essential'? If you go by Waitrose's suggestions, it's everything from raw prawns and hummus to yum yums, so I'm guessing it's pretty subjective.

Let the Children Play! - Why Children Should Be Playing Outside This Winter

Karl Young | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

I believe that technology isn't the problem, the problems is that as parents, we are failing to manage our children's recreational time effectively. Parents nowadays are busier than ever before and finding that extra time to deal with and plan children's playtime is becoming increasingly difficult.

Leave the Summer Behind

The Mac Twins | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

In these soggy autumnal times we are all aware that little droplets of joy aka a cup of something hot, can turn into a pool of contentment. Based on this theory we decided to share our list of little things to keep us buoyant during the Summer to Winter transitionary "cagoule" period.

How to Deal With the Season of S.A.D

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

With the clocks going back this week, the season of S.A.D is upon us, and with that comes a surge in diagnosis. Seasonal affective disorder is type of depression that comes with the changing seasons, hitting at the same time every year, usually in the dark depths of winter. It's estimated to affect about two million people in the UK.

The Fashionable Student: What You Need to Know About Winter Clothes Shopping

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

Not sure where to start? Well, let's go with how to go about shopping for your winter looks. When it comes to shopping there's always this preconceived idea with students that 'cheaper is better' which isn't always true. What you buy for winter needs to be heavy duty and high quality, as you'll be living in these clothes day in day out over the next several months.

How To Save Money On Your Energy Bills This Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No one could quibble the prospect of an extra hour in bed when the clocks go back this weekend, but it also marks the period when our energy bills sk...

Why Does Nobody Want the Winter Olympics?

Will Glendinning | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Sport
Will Glendinning

The recent use of Sochi's Winter Olympic Park for Lewis Hamilton's victorious - if sombre - F1 Grand Prix would suggest that the venue for last winter's games is still basking in a post-Olympic glow...

How To Keep Warm For Winter

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As a society we are becoming increasingly bad about striking up a relationship with our neighbours, but this winter, households are being urged to tak...

Avoiding Hibernation Mode by Putting Neuroscience to Work

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

Clocks are turning back soon - October 26 to be precise. The long mornings and evenings where we can attend to our life and show up to our work feeling satisfied that we're generally on top of life will shrink considerable.

Your Essential 'Cuffing Season' Survival Tips

Liz Marie | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Cuffing Season occurs just like clockwork at the end of Summer/beginning of Fall/Winter. Your summer flings are winding down, the weather is turning chilly and suddenly, you have an intense desire to be "cuffed" aka in a serious relationship.

This Is Actually A Snowflake, Magnified 50,000 Times

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech

This incredible image (courtesy of Wikipedia and Gizmodo) is actually a snowflake... but really, really close up. What might at first glance appear...

Unmissable Iceland: Things You Should Do That You've Probably Never Heard Of

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Woodhead

We're currently traveling the length and breadth of Iceland. The purpose is to film some of what Iceland has to offer but probably haven't heard of.

Inspired by Iceland: The Journey of a Lifetime

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Woodhead

One of the greatest things about travelling in Iceland is the unavoidable sense of adventure, arriving on something akin to a moonscape, unsure of what lies ahead. Departing knowing that no matter how many times you return the butterflies will never fade. Everyone has a different adventure when they travel here and no matter how many times they return the journey is never the same.

New Dawn, New Day

Sarah Blackwood | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Blackwood

I want to make today, this moment, this food choice as healthy as possible and to learn from each day to make tomorrow better. That is my New Year's resolution, starting now... at the end of February.

Tomorrow Is The Last Day Of Winter - And There's Snow Forecast

PA | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

A severe weather warning has been issued for snow across England and Wales tomorrow. The yellow warning, which means "be prepared", was issued by t...

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Cat Williams | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Williams

During February we can often feel low, the weather is dreadful and Spring might feel a long way away. What is the secret of feeling calmer and happier despite the trials of this time of year?

Game Consommé With Greens

Philip Dundas | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

Most game - particularly birds - does benefit from hanging around for a bit. It softens the flesh by allowing the lactic acid to break down some of the tougher fibres in the flesh. I recommend leaving your pheasant in a bowl in the back of the fridge for a week where they acquire a nicely intensified gaminess.