Sarah O'Meara
Sarah O'Meara is the former Lifestyle Editor of The Huffington Post UK, where she wrote liberally and with abandon about women's issues, health and all things holistic. She now resides in Shanghai, where she likes fresh fish markets, cheap, three-hour flights to glorious places she hasn't visited yet and Szechuan peppercorns. She doesn't like not understanding Mandarin, crazy humidity and knowing that her friends and family are 12 hours away. Still.. at least the sun's out..

Entries by Sarah O'Meara

15 Of The Weirdest And Most Wonderful Things You'd Find In An Office (PICTURES)

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM

When you push through the doors of an office, you can no longer be certain the inside will seem familiar.

Sure, it could be the same old dreary formation of small desks, strip lighting and a single plant by reception. But these days there's a good chance this won't...

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Comedians Reveal Truths About How We Feel About Work (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Any psychologist will tell you that laughter is definitely the best medicine when it comes dealing with anxiety, particularly when it comes to work.

Having a giggle will not only decreases those stress hormones, but relieve physical tension and release feel-good endorphins into your body.

To help you let off...

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10 Reasons These Are The Happiest Professions Ever (PICTURES)

(9) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Although it might be tempting to assume that a new career will make you happy, there's more to feeling satisfied at work than your job title.

Research suggests that when it comes to judging our own happiness, small changes can make a huge difference to our comfort levels.

According to...

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10 Classic Office Romances From The Small Screen (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Whatever generation you grow up in, your heart will belong to a certain televised work romance.

Whether it was Moonlighting, Cheers, ER, The West Wing, or Glee, it's difficult to imagine life without at least one pair of office-crossed lovers flitting through your mind every time you head to...

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Missing Malaysia Plane MH370: Final Cockpit Communication Was 'All Right, Good Night'

(22) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 2:50 AM

Two weeks after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing, experts continue to pore over every detail that might explain its disappearance.

Yesterday The Telegraph published the final 54 minutes of cockpit communication between the co-pilot and control tower, up until the moment the aeroplane dropped out of radar...

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Georgia Man Uses 'Good Looks' As His Rape Defence In Court

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 7:08 AM

A man charged with raping a woman in Atlanta has said that his good looks partly explain why it was a consensual act.

Last September, Darrious Mathis from Georgia was tried in court for kidnapping, raping and robbing a woman. However, the judge declared a mistrial.

The case...

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Missing Plane MH370: KETV News Station Compares Malaysia Airlines Search To TV Series Lost

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 5:45 AM

KETV news station clearly thought that two weeks was long enough to wait before turning the Malaysia Airlines news story into a quirky promotional game.

According to The Daily Dot, the Omaha-based news station tweeted a photo to promote one of its stories on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.

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Missing Plane MH370: Poor Weather Hampers Australian Search Efforts

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 4:28 AM

Efforts to find debris that may be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been hindered by poor weather.

According to ABC News, the captain of the first plane to return from the search zone described weather conditions as "extremely bad".

The RAAF Orion plane was...

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Jon Ronson Takes Instagram Snap Of Swan Taking Walk On M4

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 7:05 AM

It was the greatest day of his life. Or so he said on Twitter.

The moment that writer Jon Ronson snapped a picture of a swan waddling through traffic, while he sat in a queue on the M4.

Although the author of The Men Who Stare At Goats first...

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Missing Plane Flight MH370 Is Focus Of Huge International Effort

(19) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 5:54 AM

Any doubts over the readiness of the international community to come to the aid of missing flight MH370 were quashed at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Malaysian jet has been missing for nearly two weeks after disappearing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing.


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Missing Malaysia Plane: Australian Sighting Has Signs 'This May Be The Wreckage' Expert Says

(28) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 3:56 AM

Initial signs suggest that the debris detected in satellite imagery may be the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, an expert has suggested.

Geoffrey Thomas, the editor of website, told Radio 4's Today programme that a live feed from the Australian search aircraft indicated that "there is...

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Missing Plane Debris Identification A 'Logistical Nightmare' Says Australian Defence Minister

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 2:31 AM

Satellite images of objects 'possibly' linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be difficult to follow up, a senior Australian politician has warned.

Australian Defence Minister David Johnston told Sky News Australia that the operation to find debris spotted in the southern Indian Ocean will be...

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QUIZ ANSWERS: Are These Quotes From Wise Philosophers Or Internet Trolls?

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 6:32 AM

Here are the answers:

(And if you got here by mistake, click here to take our quiz!)

1 - Confucius
2 - Xpat Player
3 - Dr Caveman
4 - St Augustine
5 - Aristotle
6 - Feminists are whiny cowards

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QUIZ: Philosopher Or Troll?

(10) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 5:41 AM

On International Women's Day, HuffPost UK wanted to mark another year of thuggish trolling with a little game.

Misogyny hasn't always relied on message boards to get its point across. Throughout history, famed thinkers have made claims that wouldn’t look out of place in the

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Venue Cancels Female Comedian Jenny Collier Because There Are 'Too Many Women On The Bill'

(96) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 3:59 AM

Happy International Women's Day Jenny Collier!

Apparently, you've just lost work because the folks in Haslemere, Surrey can't handle too much female stand-up comedy.

Yesterday morning, comedian Collier posted a picture on Twitter of an email she'd recently received, cancelling an upcoming gig.

"The venue have decided that...

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Video Doodle From Google Celebrates International Women's Day 2014

(29) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 11:05 PM

The world's largest search engine has created a video doodle, featuring more than one hundred women from around the world, to celebrate International Women's Day 2014.

The doodle currently being rolled out on Google homepages across the globe includes appearances from brave Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai,...

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Senior Met Advisor Says Rape Has Been 'Decriminalised'

(42) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 12:09 AM

A new unpublished report suggests that rape has been effectively 'decriminalised' among vulnerable women.

According to research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the former head of research at the Metropolitan Police Force, Professor Betsy Stanko, has said in a draft report about the force's investigation of rape...

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Eight Things to Do in Hong Kong in 48 Hours

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 6:00 PM

Within minutes of arriving in Hong Kong, I was told my home town of Shanghai was only 'almost as good' as this former British colonial town.

I wasn't surprised by the comment. The Chinese are very competitive when it comes to their cities and Hong Kong is fighting to maintain...

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A Second Chance For New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 6:00 PM

Last night our local grocer in Shanghai -- known affectionately as the 'Avocado lady' -- rolled up her shutters after the week-long New Year's break and began unpacking her greens. A sure sign that 2014 in China has officially begun.

Lucky for us, Chinese expats have an extra month to...

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Why Detox Is the Hardest Word

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM

There was always a strong chance my friends were going to struggle at a health farm. We'd learned to stop resisting the next bottle of wine long ago, always preferring to follow the gift-shop directive of 'Keep calm and carry on'.

So halfway through our two-week holiday in the Philippines,...

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