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International Kissing Day: Disabled Lovers Kiss In Heartwarming Video To Prove Love Is For Everyone

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2015 | (16:28)

International Kissing Day is not just and excuse to stick your tongue down someone's throat, it's also an opportunity to open the world's eyes and start fresh conversations around important issues. Namely: disability.

According to startling research, just 7% of the population have been on a date with...

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'She Was My Future': Man Shares Heartbreaking Photo Of Partner Who Passed Away Unexpectedly

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2015 | (16:14)

Tissues at the ready.

A man has shared a heartbreaking photograph of his partner who passed away unexpectedly and it has gone viral.

"The woman I love passed away unexpectedly today," he wrote in his Reddit post. "I know she's just another random internet face to all of you but...

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Alice Temperley On Using Her Fashion Expertise As A Tool To Support Women Survivors Of War

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (20:42)

Alice Temperley is best known for her eponymous fashion brand, with its exquisite fabrics, delicate hand-finished designs and much-coveted bridal collections.

But now the designer is stepping out of the bright lights of fashion to use her experience as a successful businesswoman to support women...

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These Women Remind Us What It Really Means To Have A 'Bikini Body'

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (19:47)

Forget eating celery sticks and doing juice cleanses, in HuffPost UK Lifestyle's eyes there's only one way to get a bikini body: put a bikini on your body.

Whether you've got a figure like a Victoria's Secret model or have cellulite, a wobbly tum and stretch marks, we strongly believe...

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Arrogant Cat Completely Ruins Its Owner's Yoga Video, Just Because

(5) Comments | Posted 3 July 2015 | (15:36)

This cat got tired of its owner practising her downward-facing dogs and headstands in the living room, so it staged an intervention with the arrogance only a feline could muster.

Good work, pussy cat. You're our new hero.


This Cat Is A Better Goalkeeper Than You

Crafty Cat Won't Finish His...

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Woman's Hour Power List 2015: Nicola Sturgeon Named Most Influential Woman Of Year

(7) Comments | Posted 2 July 2015 | (15:56)

Leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon has been named the most influential woman of the year as part of an annual power list created by BBC Woman's Hour.

Sturgeon, who was once named once dubbed 'the most dangerous woman in Britain', has beaten the likes of actress Angelina...

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Powerful Photos Show Teen Girl Overcoming Idiopathic Scoliosis, After Having To Wear Back Brace For 23 Hours Per Day And Major Surgery

(4) Comments | Posted 23 June 2015 | (22:13)

Hannah was just nine years old when she started wearing a back brace everyday.

She'd developed severe idiopathic scoliosis, which is curvature of the spine, and was required to wear the brace for up to 23 hours a day.

By the time she hit her teenage years, she...

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Femfresh Advert Avoids Biological Words For Female Genitals (Again)

(1) Comments | Posted 23 June 2015 | (18:06)

Femfresh have scored yet another spectacular own goal, proving that they are (yet again) unable to use biological words for female genitals.

The new advert, which HuffPost UK Lifestyle stumbled across earlier today, says "finally, the care it deserves".

"It"?! What do you mean "it"?!



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13 Things That Happen When You've Got A Big Bum

(3) Comments | Posted 23 June 2015 | (00:00)

There are two types of women in this world: those with small bums and those with massive bums. (I, proudly, fall into the latter group.)

Women with big bums have recently become something of a spectacle, with many becoming famous for their ass-ets (excuse the pun) above all else. The...

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All Women's Magazines Should Come With This Anti-Photoshop Warning Sticker

(11) Comments | Posted 22 June 2015 | (16:31)

Everywhere women turn they are confronted with negative messages about their bodies, whether it's a advert of woman in a bikini selling weight loss supplements (we're looking at you, Protein World) or stupid social media trends where women contort their bodies to show they have slim waists

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My Life: Emily Eavis On Growing Up With Glastonbury Festival In Her Back Garden

(1) Comments | Posted 19 June 2015 | (20:04)

[Picture: Jason Bryant]

Emily Eavis is very much the daughter of Glastonbury Festival. As the youngest child of Michael and Jean Eavis, who founded the festival in 1970, she grew up living on Worthy Farm and, at 36, is actually...

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Straight Women Are Saying They'd 'Go Gay' For OITNB's Ruby Rose And Queer Women Are Not Happy About It

(9) Comments | Posted 17 June 2015 | (16:10)

In case you hadn't noticed, the world is hooked on Orange Is The New Black. And now, it seems, we're also hooked on Ruby Rose, who burst on to our Netflix screens as Stella Carlin for the third series of the show.

Within hours the actress' name started...

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Meet Matilda, The Cat That Looks Like An Alien And Has 40,000 Instagram Followers

(6) Comments | Posted 16 June 2015 | (15:52)

This is Matilda. She's two years old and has big bulbous eyes that make her look more like an alien cat than an earthling cat.

Her unusual look has made her something of a feline celebrity, attracting some 40,000 Instagram followers (ourselves included).

"I am a visitor here....

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Grab The Tissues! Fathers Tell Their Children What Makes Them Proud

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2015 | (20:44)

Another day, another tear-jerking video doing the rounds on the internet.

This time it's an adorable video of fathers and their children getting all mushy and telling each other what makes them proud of one another. Just make sure you've got tissues handy.

Echo Stories asked ten dads...

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Caroline Criado-Perez On Gender Inequality In Queen's Birthday Honours List: 'Women Are Underrepresented At The Top'

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2015 | (19:34)

While 51% of individuals on the Queen's birthday honours list were women, they made up only a fraction of the top end of the list.

While 33 men were given a Knighthood for their services to the country, only seven women were named a Dame, showing a gender...

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Men Suffering From Back Pain As Young As 37, Warn Experts, And Sedentary Lifestyles Are To Blame

(1) Comments | Posted 15 June 2015 | (17:57)

More men are suffering from back pain than ever before and those affected are getting younger, findings from British Chiropractic Association (BCA) have revealed.

Four out of five men (82%) in the UK are currently living with neck or back pain or have suffered...

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Marriage Is More Beneficial To Men Than Women, Study Finds

(16) Comments | Posted 12 June 2015 | (16:40)

Tying the knot has long been thought to give couples a health boost, but a new study reveals that marriage is actually more beneficial to men than women.

A mammoth study of more than 10,000 people found that unmarried men suffer far more health...

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Belly Button Challenge: 'Disturbing' Social Media Trend Sends Negative Body Image Message To Women, Say Experts

(14) Comments | Posted 12 June 2015 | (13:25)

Just when you thought body image pressure couldn't get any worse, now there's a new trend set to make women feel bad about themselves.

Hot on the heels of thigh gap and the #HoldACokeWithYourBoobs challenge comes The Belly Button Challenge, a 'disturbing' trend that encourages women to reach...

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Jo Malone On What Building A Fragrance Empire (And Then Leaving It) Taught Her About Happiness

(1) Comments | Posted 11 June 2015 | (21:22)

[Picture: Jo Malone]

When people think of Jo Malone they think of cream boxes tied with a black and silver grosgrain bow. They think of Christmas presents and anniversary gifts; of their favourite fragrance, whether that's Lime, Basil and Madarin or Nutmeg...

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60-Year-Old Dance Teacher Performs Hip-Hop Routine With Class, Completely Steals The Show

(3) Comments | Posted 11 June 2015 | (16:55)

Shirley Clements, a 60-year-old dancer teacher from Canada is proof that age ain't nothing but a number.

To mark her retirement later this year from Panorama Ridge Secondary School in British Columbia, Canada, she decided to go out with a bang by performing a hip hop routine to 'Uptown Funk'...

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