Huffpost Originals (Video)

Charis Williams known as the Salvage Sister shows you how to upcycle old driftwood, leftover cutlery and chain to create handy hanging hooks for the household. Williams also shows how the same skills and materials can be used for freestanding version of the low cost and upcycled hooks.
In episode one of Root Of The Recipe, we meet Paola Maggiulli also known as “The Tiny Italian, food blogger”. Maggiulli is a former office worker turned Italian food expert who left behind her well-paid 9-5 office job in fashion to pursue a more fulfilling career in the world of cookery – and to reconnect with her heritage and her father’s legacy.
Sleep has remained a mystery throughout the history of neuroscience and it isn’t until recently that technology enabled us to see what’s occurring in the brain when we sleep. In this episode of HuffPost’s original series on the inner workings of the mind, neuroscientist Professor Jeff Iliff explains why it’s important to get a good night’s sleep and how it helps the brain function better.
Throughout history we have seen love shape our lives, our societies and our economies. It may be assumed that our hearts drive this emotion, but in reality it is our brains. In this episode of HuffPost’s original series on the inner workings of the mind, biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher, explains what exactly is happening when the brain is in love.
British photographer Rankin and mutual insurer Royal London tackle the taboos surrounding death in new digital project 'Lost for Words', the exhibition is available to see for free online.
Award-winning actor, writer and director Fraser Ayres founded The TriForce Creative Network in 2003 to promote equal opportunity in the entertainment industry. In a report launched by Creative Diversity Network they found that the television industry faced challenges off-screen with only 2% of TV Writers, 3% Executives and 5% of Series Producers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. The film and television veteran says that for equitable change the industry needs fresh blood and opportunity.
Hosted by Yinka Bokinni, Black health inequalities and advice to improve it are explored in this episode of ‘Black Voices HuffPost UK’. DJ, producer and actor Goldie is joined by Black Ballad head of editorial Jendella Benson.
Hosted by Yinka Bokinni, feminism and masculinity are explored in this episode of ‘Black Voices HuffPost UK’, with Dope Black Mums Endy Mckay, and filmmaker, theatre maker and writer Topher Campbell.
Faraz Sayed, a volunteer fixer at The Restart Project, shows you how to update your old PC laptop hard drive to a SSD. Giving your old computer lying around the house a new lease on life, faster processing speed and saving you money by not having to buy a new computer.
Dr Emma Hepburn is a clinical psychologist who started off using hand drawing to explain mental health concepts in her clinic. But after getting a tablet to draw with, she started creating illustrations and animations and sharing them to a wider audience on social media. Hepburn has just released the book ‘A toolkit for modern life: 53 ways to look after your mind’.
In this episode of ‘Black Voices HuffPost UK’ LGBTQ+ pioneers, issues around coming out and the unique experiences black people face are discussed. Host Yinka Bokinni is joined by UK Black Pride Co-Founder Lady Phyll, the BBC’s first ever LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte and Rob Berkeley, co-director of ‘BlackOut UK’, a not-for-profit for black gay, bi and/or trans men of African descent in the UK.
Music of Black origin’s impact on British culture and its history is discussed in this episode of ‘Black Voices HuffPost UK’. Host Yinka Bokinni is joined by MC Rodney P, singer/songwriter Kwabs and Arike Oke from the Black Cultural Archives. ‘Black Voices HuffPost UK’ is a conversation about race, society and change in contemporary Britain and beyond.
Students from disadvantaged schools are worried their A-level results will be lowered by a computer. Schools cancelled exams when the country went into lockdown between March and July. Now, an algorithm used by regulator Ofqual will be used to award grades which considers a school's past performance when determining a pupil's grade. Here we speak to Rhianna Prewett who says that this puts her and other students from underprivileged backgrounds at a disadvantage.
From conception to parenting, three Black women discuss the challenges and joys of being a mother for Black Ballad's takeover of HuffPost UK.
As the British government announces a £1.57billion bailout for the cultural sector there is uncertainty about how the theatre arts and its freelance community will survive. Artistic director Matthew Xia, set and costume designer Vicki Mortimer and a freelance stage manager, who had to go on Universal Credit to survive, discuss Covid-19’s effect on the UK’s theatre sector.
A ban on tenancy evictions was announced in March as households across the country faced economic uncertainty at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Following a three month extension in June, that ban is set to be lifted on August 23 which homeless charity Shelter says threatens 230,000 renters with a ‘Covid eviction’. Here we speak with Shelter chief executive Polly Neate about what tenants should do if they have fallen behind with their rent. We also hear from Jeanny Priebe, a single mum facing eviction after being furloughed at the start of the pandemic.
Kadee and Jaxson Jensen had planned to get hitched in June but then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, forcing the couple to think creatively so they could bring her American and his Canadian family together for the ceremony.