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Brace Yourselves, ClassPass Users: London Membership Prices Are Set To Increase

(0) Comments | Posted 4 May 2016 | (13:05)

Once upon a time, a ClassPass gym membership gave its users access (albeit limited) to some of the trendiest boutique fitness classes at a fraction of their own membership costs.

At just £79 per month, ClassPassers had access to hundreds of gyms across the capital, the only cap being a three...

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Put It Away, Madonna: We Like Our Older Women Invisible And Devoid Of Sexuality

(205) Comments | Posted 3 May 2016 | (14:08)

Unless you've been living under a rock (or away from Twitter or the Daily Mail's sidebar of shame), you'll know that last night marked *the* fashion red carpet event of the year: The Met Gala.

You'll also know that each year self-appointed fashion police draw their claws to mock and...

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Victoria's Secret Model Leomie Anderson Urges Fans To Stop Sexting In Powerful Open Letter

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2016 | (09:46)

British model Leomie Anderson has written a heart-felt open letter to her young fans about consent and the power of saying "no".

The 23-year-old Victoria's Secret model tackled the issue of sexting, explaining that "saying no doesn't make you scared or frigid, it makes you smart".

Anderson, who...

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Beyoncé W Magazine Photo Accused Of Photoshopping 'Fake Thigh Gap' By Angry Fans

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2016 | (10:25)

Hot on the high heels of Beyoncé's show-stopping visual album 'Lemonade' (and the ensuing speculation about Jay-Z's fidelity) comes another issue to rile the Beyhive - "pathetic photoshop" of Queen Bey.

To coincide with the new album, W Magazine posted a photo of Beyoncé from the archive of...

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Best Brunch Places In London

(8) Comments | Posted 8 April 2016 | (15:16)

There is only one way to HuffPost UK's heart, and that is through our stomachs... in brunch form - ideally between 11am-3pm, on Saturday or Sunday.

(But we'd just as happily eat brunch at any other time...)

So, without further ado our editors have given the low-down on their...

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Girl Up: Everyday Sexism Founder Laura Bates Has Written A ‘Survival Guide’ For Young Women

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2016 | (09:54)

Four years ago Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism project to raise awareness of casual sexism, before long it had become a global movement asking the world to take a long hard look at the way women are treated.

Now, the 29-year-old has...

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Amy Schumer Aside, Why Does Glamour Have a 'Plus Size' Issue in the First Place?

(23) Comments | Posted 6 April 2016 | (11:23)

Amy Schumer has slammed Glamour Magazine for featuring her in its dedicated 'Chic At Any Size' issue, which is code for: 'plus size' issue.

Schumer posted to Instagram on Tuesday asking why the magazine had featured her - "without asking or letting me know" - considering she is...

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Sleep Revolution: We Spoke To Wellbeing Experts About Their Sleep Routine

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2016 | (10:56)

Forty winks, shut-eye, Bo-Peep, whatever us Brits choose to call sleep, the truth of the matter is we're not very good at it. 

According to a recent study, Brits reportedly miss out on one hour’s sleep every night, equating to an entire night’s sleep over a...

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Rewriting Wikipedia: Feminists Are Finally Giving Female Artists The Online Recognition They Deserve

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2016 | (12:45)

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world, ranked seventh globally. It is widely described as the largest repository of human knowledge, but it has a major problem: women, or lack...

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Ponytailed Plane Passenger Is Blissfully Unaware She's Ruined Someone's Day

(0) Comments | Posted 29 March 2016 | (17:31)

From crying babies to a couple having a domestic, there are some plane passengers you simply don't want to spend time in a confined space with.

But one woman has truly taken the in-flight biscuit.

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Introducing Thigh Gap Jewellery, The Beauty Spoof Ridiculing Society's Negative Female Body Image

(0) Comments | Posted 29 March 2016 | (11:36)

The thigh gap - where if you stand with your feet together and your thighs don't touch - is widely agreed to be one of the most potentially damaging beauty trends that encourages extreme dieting and body image issues.

Despite being impossible for some people to 'achieve', while perfectly natural...

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Peter Andre Shares Adorable Photo Of His Daughters On Holiday In Cyprus

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2016 | (10:26)

Peter Andre has shared a touching photo of his two daughters holding hands on a family holiday in Cyprus.

The 43-year-old was relaxing at their Cypriot home when he captured the adorable moment between eight-year-old Princess and her half-sister, two-year-old Amelia.

Andre posted the pic on Instagram with...

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This Bacon Easter Egg Is All Our Bank Holiday Breakfast Goals In One

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2016 | (09:27)

Gone a little overboard on the chocolate this weekend? Well, fear not because now there's another way to enjoy your Easter egg - in bacon form.

One lucky man had all his wildest Bank Holiday dreams come true, when his girlfriend presented him with a special breakfast treat.

The egg,...

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Kanye West And Tyga Dressed As Easter Bunnies And North Loved It

(0) Comments | Posted 28 March 2016 | (08:12)

Kanye West and Tyga showed their soft sides this weekend by dressing up as giant Easter bunnies at the Kardashian-Jenner annual party.

The pair donned head-to-toe white costumes to the delight of the children (and adults) in attendance.

Kim Kardashian uploaded a series of videos and...

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Student Fights Period Shame By Carrying Spare Tampons, Urges Others To Do The Same

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2016 | (12:07)

We all know that there is a certain stigma surrounding periods. Despite half the population menstruating for the majority of their lives, it is still widely seen as a dirty, little secret.

But things are slowly changing.

That's why the internet has fallen head-over-heels for Chance Ward, a student...

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Katie Price's Son Junior, 10, Tells Her She's Had 'Too Much Plastic Surgery' On ITV's Loose Women & Kids

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2016 | (09:26)

Katie Price's son Junior has told his mother that she has had "too much plastic surgery" adding that she is "perfect" exactly as she is.

The 10-year-old spoke his mind on ITV's 'Loose Women' during a...

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X-Ray Shows What Really Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles

(0) Comments | Posted 24 March 2016 | (10:38)

There are two types of people in this world: those who crack their knuckles and those who shudder at the very thought.

While it might be a difficult habit to break - or crack, if you'll excuse the pun - a recent video showing what really happens when you crack...

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Seven Women Share Their Personal (And Very Different) Stories Of Abortion

(0) Comments | Posted 23 March 2016 | (13:11)


One in three women have an abortion in their lifetime, but despite such large numbers, there is still a huge amount of misinformation surrounding the procedure.


Worse still is the stigma and stereotyping those who have had an abortion have to face - not just in society, their communities...

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Banana Slicer Amazon Reviews Are Making Us Laugh Out Loud

(0) Comments | Posted 22 March 2016 | (15:50)

From apple de-corers to boiled egg slicers, there a plenty of kitchen utensils conspiring to overthrow the humble knife.

Now, there's a banana slicer, designed to cut super soft fruit in "one quick motion". Because, you know, laziness.

The product is currently on sale in the US (of course it...

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Man Proposes To Deaf Girlfriend Moments After She Hears For First Time

(0) Comments | Posted 21 March 2016 | (12:07)

When planning when to pop the question, it's important to pick the perfect moment.

That's why Kevin Peakman decided to ask his long-term girlfriend Andrea Diaz to marry him in hospital moments after surgery allowed her to hear...

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