UK Winter

O Christmas Tree...

Caragh Little | Posted 18.12.2014 | 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 18.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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!

How to Winter-Proof Your Skin

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Tolentino

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The combination of freezing temperatures and central heating can leave you with dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin if you let go. With that in mind, here are a couple of simple to follow tips to get your skin looking healthy this season.

How To Cope With Your Cold Student House During The Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Kate Samuelson | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a student house gets cold in the winter. Turning the heating on for only an hour in the morning and an hour...

There's No Such Thing As A 'Beer Blanket'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Next time someone tells you that they don't need a coat because they'll soon be wearing a beer or wine blanket, tell them to turn around, go back into...

Syria's Refugees Not Hoping for a White Christmas This Year

Matthew Frost | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
Matthew Frost

Only a week ago, I sat squashed into a tent filled with a family of fourteen Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon - surprised that even that much body heat could not thaw the freezing cold I felt...

Ten Things Everyone Should Have in Their Home This Winter

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

How can you hold on to that early snuggly happiness brought on by the thought of winter, and prevent your life descending into a mildly confusing mixture of mulled wine, Wham-on-a-loop and nightmares about layering?

Helping The Environment Will Make You Feel Warm (Quite Literally), Say Psychologists

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you need a cheap way of warming up during the colder months, then we might have a solution. According to psychologists, doing an environmentall...

Christmas Wonderland 'The Magical Journey' Shuts After Parents Accuse It Of 'Ruining Christmas'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

Better call in Changing Rooms. It looks like Christmas theme park.The Magical Journey in Warwickshire is in need of a makeover. Except it was actually...

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 01.12.2014 | 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 20.12.2014 | 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...