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Bryony Gordon On Coming Out As A 'Mad Girl' And Setting Up A Mental Health Peer Support Group

(0) Comments | Posted 18 June 2016 | (14:49)

Most people associate obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with simply being a "neat freak", but in reality the condition is far darker and can leave sufferers paralysed with fear.

Journalist and author Bryony Gordon, who has lived with the condition for the past 22 years, is often convinced she has...

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Joe Wicks, 'The Body Coach', On How Eating More Food Can Help You Get Lean And Lose Weight

(0) Comments | Posted 16 June 2016 | (15:50)

Despite helping thousands of fans lose weight and get in shape, Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, is firmly anti-diet.

Joe's new book, 'Lean In 15: The Shape Plan'...

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Woman Denies Faking 'Booty Transformation' By Shaking Her Ass At Trolls

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2016 | (09:52)

A woman has hit back at trolls who accused her of cosmetic surgery and Photoshop, after she documented her impressive fitness journey on Instagram.

Liza Parker posted a before and after photos of her 'booty gains' (aka her increasingly pert bottom), but commenters were quick to accuse her of faking...

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'Body-Shaming' Adverts To Be Banned From London Underground

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2016 | (10:47)

Adverts that create body confidence issues are to be banned from London Underground, the Mayor of London has announced.

Starting next month, Transport for London (TfL) will not permit adverts that promote an unrealistic or unhealthy body image, particularly among young people.

Sadiq Khan, who has two two teenage daughters,...

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How a Gratitude Journal Stopped Me Feeling Half-Empty

(3) Comments | Posted 10 June 2016 | (23:47)

Today marks my one month anniversary of keeping a gratitude journal. And boy am I feeling grateful.

That might sound like I'm taking the piss, but in all honesty it's been such a positive experience that I decided to try to indoctrinate everyone by blogging about my new-found gratefulness.

Gratitude...

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Groom Breaks Down In Tears When He Sees His Bride For The First Time

(0) Comments | Posted 10 June 2016 | (10:42)

There's always at least one person (read: me) who gets overemotional at a wedding, but it's rare for someone to become so overwhelmed they're unable to keep their shit together.

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Chilling Film Reminds Us That Older Women Suffer From Domestic Abuse, Too

(0) Comments | Posted 6 June 2016 | (10:21)

Warning: some readers may find the below video and images distressing

A powerful film is sending a chilling reminder that domestic abuse can happen to any woman, at...

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Introducing Teddy: The Transgender Bear Teaching Kids That Everyone's Story Deserves To Be Told

(0) Comments | Posted 3 June 2016 | (13:37)

 

When Jessica Walton's wife fell pregnant, she made it her mission to find books with diverse characters and storylines to teach her new arrival about the world.

As a queer amputee Walton had spent her life searching - sometimes deliberately, often subconsciously - for books...

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Thrush In Men: Symptoms, Treatment And How To Prevent It

(2) Comments | Posted 2 June 2016 | (21:35)

While thrush may not be a subject you want to talk about with your mates in the pub, equally, it shouldn't be banished to the back of the underwear drawer never to be broached again.

Thrush is a yeast infection, better know by boffins as candidiasis, that can affect both...

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The Inventor Of The Heimlich Manoeuvre Uses Technique For The First Time, Aged 96

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2016 | (13:43)

Dr. Henry Heimlich, the inventor of his eponymous life-saving manoeuvre, used the technique for the first time recently - to save an elderly woman from choking.

The 96-year-old said that...

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Meet The Incredible Women Revolutionising Fitness In The UK

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2016 | (13:39)

Being inspired to keep fit is one of the driving forces helping us chuck on our gym kit and sweat until we're about to pass out on a weekly basis.

Among the fitness fanatics, some women are pushing their bodies to the limits and dedicating their careers to...

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This Optical Illusion Will Make Your Brain Ache

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2016 | (10:03)

Another day, another optical illusion to bamboozle and frustrate you - and this holiday snap is no exception.

Can you see it?

The image, which was uploaded to Imgur, shows two people...

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Instagram Is Censoring Hashtags Such As #Lesbian, #Gays And #Bi, Here's Why

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2016 | (15:15)

Instagram is filtering out lesbian, gay and bisexual content, by censoring images collated under a range of hashtags.

Earlier this month, The Data Pack released a list of "strange and hilarious" hashtags that have been censored by the site. These include #lesbian, #gays, #lesbians, #bi, while other hashtags relating to...

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London Cafe Launches Vegan Freakshakes That The Dairy-Free Crowd Can Enjoy

(0) Comments | Posted 26 May 2016 | (11:27)

Freakshakes, aka the mutant over-flowing milkshakes you may have seen taking over Instagram, are nothing new. But, until recently, they've only been enjoyed by those who eat, well, milk.

Now, a London-based cafe is catering to the dairy-free crowd, with the announcement of the first vegan freakshakes.

Behold. 

The mouth-watering concoctions come...

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South Korea Invents Ice Cream That 'Can Help Cure Hangovers'

(0) Comments | Posted 25 May 2016 | (10:20)

Hangovers are the worst. They turn us into impatient, quivering wrecks and the only way to get over one is to pop down to the greasy spoon or get...

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One In Five Couples In 'Distressed' Relationships, Major Report Reveals

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (16:44)

Almost 3 million people in the UK are living in a "distressed" relationship, according to a new study - with many regularly arguing or considering breaking up.

The figures, released by UK relationship charity Relate, suggest that nearly one in five (18%) married or cohabiting couples, equating to 1.4 million families,...

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This Teen's Response To Fat-Shaming Bullies Is Just Perfect

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2016 | (09:53)

A woman has won the internet with her hilarious response to body shamers.

Hannah Battiste, 18, posted a photo of herself with the words 'fuck you' written underneath her chin, in a message to those who comment on her weight. 

Her post has been shared more than one thousand times...

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Woman With Psoriasis Shows What It's Really Like Living With The Skin Condition

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (16:20)

A woman with psoriasis is bravely going make-up free to show the world the realities of living with the skin condition.

Ciena Rae Nelson, who is an actress, model and and self-described 'psoriasis warrior', is sharing powerful and honest photos to her Instagram account.

On Monday, she shared two photos...

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Female Cyclists Face Sexual Harassment In London Every Day, Here Are Their Stories

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (11:45)

Another day, another catcall - that's the reality for many women who cycle around London.

From being told we have a "lucky saddle" or being propositioned to ride men like we ride our bikes, the harassment is both overwhelmingly commonplace and utterly unoriginal.

Spurred on by my own experiences over the past...

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Bailey's Women's Prize Shortlisters On The Reality Of Life As An Author

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2016 | (16:37)

More often than not, the wonderful shortlisters who appear on the Bailey's Women's Prize For Fiction are tipped for greatness.

But while our bookshelves (and Kindles) are jam-packed with their stories, what do we really know about the authors behind the plot lines?

We spoke to the six Bailey's Prize shortlisters...

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