Brogan Driscoll
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Assistant Editor for HuffPost UK Lifestyle | Short legs, big forehead | Feminist, nail varnish enthusiast, sounds like she smokes 60 a day

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Life Lessons: Letting Go Of FOMO - Wisdom Gained By My Mid-Twenties

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (15:03)

We're strong believers here at HuffPost UK that everyone - no matter what their age - can tap into their inner wisdom to share valuable lessons with those around them.

That's why we've embarked on a three-part series, where each member of the Lifestyle team shares what they've...

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Health Benefits Of Coconut Water: Is It All It's Cracked Up To Be?

(0) Comments | Posted 22 July 2014 | (18:57)

A few years ago the only time most of us would drink coconut water was lounging on a beach somewhere exotic.

Fast forward to 2014 and it's everywhere - splashed on billboards, in celebrities' handbags and even stocked in the local newsagents.

It's certainly become the drink...

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Breanna Mitchell's Smiling Auschwitz Selfie May Be Bad Taste, But The Backlash Is Far Worse

(9) Comments | Posted 22 July 2014 | (00:00)

By now you'll have probably heard of Breanna Mitchell, the teenage girl who posted a selfie smiling at Auschwitz concentration camp.

Although she posted the photo some time ago (June 20th), it has only recently gone viral - clocking up more than 3300 retweets and a barrage of abuse over...

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Why Sexual Violence And Rape Culture Will Only End If We Get Boys On Board With Feminism

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2014 | (16:10)

When photos of Jada, the 16-year-old American girl allegedly raped at a house party, went viral and sparked the hashtag #JadaPose, thousands of online supporters flocked to her aid in a bid to stop rape culture once and for all.

Their voices join thousands of others calling for...

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Teen 'Rape Victim', Jada, Bravely Fights Back Against Internet Trolls And Victim Blaming

(1) Comments | Posted 17 July 2014 | (20:15)

Meet Jada, the 16-year-old American girl from Houston, Texas who is bravely standing tall against rape culture and social media trolls.

A few weeks ago Jada was allegedly raped at a house party. She says her drink was spiked and shortly after she fell unconscious, she was then striped naked...

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Downing Street Catwalk May Be 'Heinously Sexist' But It Will Inspire Young Girls To Get Into Politics

(1) Comments | Posted 17 July 2014 | (12:17)

When I first saw the Daily Mail's coverage of the cabinet reshuffle, my heart sank.

What should have been a pivotal moment for women in British politics was reduced to nothing more than a "heinously sexist" fashion critique.

But then Esther McVey - Employment Minister and recently-crowned queen of...

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20 Sex Myths Debunked: Including Penis Size, Pubic Hair, Oral Sex And Cheating

(10) Comments | Posted 16 July 2014 | (15:58)

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of large feet must also have a large penis.

Actually, scrap that. According to one expert (and a lot of studies) shoe size has absolutely nothing to do with penis size.

And this isn't the only...

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Nadine Gordimer Quotes: 9 Pieces Of Wisdom From The Novelist, Nobel Prize Winner And Anti-Apartheid Campaigner

(1) Comments | Posted 15 July 2014 | (17:26)

When the Nobel prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer died on Sunday, aged 90, our social media feeds flooded with messages of condolence and inspirational quotes from throughout her life.

Nadine was one of the most powerful literary voices in the fight against racial apartheid, speaking out both on a personal level...

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Cheryl Cole Marries Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini: Why Their 'Whirlwind Romance' Is None Of Our Business

(1) Comments | Posted 15 July 2014 | (00:00)

Cheryl Cole announced her marriage to her French boyfriend, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, this weekend by posting a picture of her wedding ring on Instagram.

But while many rushed to congratulate the star on her recent nuptials - some 83K likes (and counting) - others are shaking heads...

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If You Like Beards... You'll Love Beards With Flowers In Them

(0) Comments | Posted 14 July 2014 | (22:32)

There's nothing better than a man with a beard... except, perhaps, a man with a beard full of flowers.

Not only us women love beards, but they also love flowers. (Well, most of us do.)

So imagine being presented with a bouquet-beard hybrid. It's enough to give us butterflies.

Enjoy.

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Dating Advice From 1947: Are These Tips Relevant Or Completely Out Of Touch?

(2) Comments | Posted 11 July 2014 | (16:48)

Nowadays, in the online dating golden age, all you need to do is log on to Tinder, swipe your way through nearby singletons and - Hey, Presto! - you've got yourself a date.

But once upon a time the dating scene wasn't so simple and lots of young people were...

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Venus Williams' Naked ESPN Cover: Why I Can't Stop Looking At That Magnificent Bum

(15) Comments | Posted 10 July 2014 | (13:20)

After lamenting at Beyoncé being pictured in her underwear for her recent Time magazine cover, I'm about to concede that I can't stop looking at Venus Williams' bum. And I applaud her for getting her kit off.

But before you attempt to tar me with the double standards...

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Sexual Harassment At Work: Women Post Awful Stories On Secret-Sharing Site

(7) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (16:00)

From indecent remarks to sexual assault, it is estimated that 50% of women have been subject to sexual harassment at some point in their working lives.

While the Sex Discrimination Act provides the legal right not to be sexually harassed at work, many women (and men) are still...

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Ladies, Here's How To Ride A Bike Wearing A Skirt

(1) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (22:17)

Trying to cycle while wearing a skirt is like trying to run in high heels - nigh on impossible.

But unless you're a lycra-clad super cyclist, us women like wearing skirts... even when we're on the bike. And so we find ourselves at a crossroads.

Because unless...

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This Video Of Identical Quadruplet Babies Laughing Is Guaranteed To Make You Smile

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (15:12)

There's only one thing to do when you have quadruplets, make home videos of them laughing hysterically. That's when you're not rushing around changing four times as many nappies and preparing four times as many bottles, of course.

In the early 2000s, the Mathias family - most notably their identical...

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Operation Yewtree: How Do Trials And Allegations Affect Families Of The Accused?

(2) Comments | Posted 7 July 2014 | (15:41)

Since October 2012 the nation has been rocked by Operation Yewtree, a tide of sexual abuse allegations, investigations, convictions and acquittals centering around high-profile male celebrities, many of whom were once national treasures.

There have been 17 arrests in total; with five convictions and a handful on police...

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Thousands Release Balloons In Memory Of 3-Year-Old Millie-Rose Heaton Who Lost Cancer Battle

(6) Comments | Posted 4 July 2014 | (15:24)

Thousands of balloons were released into the sky on Thursday evening in a touching tribute to 3-year-old Millie-Rose Heaton, who sadly lost her battle with cancer earlier this week.

Mourners gathered in Skelmersdale, Merseyside exactly 24-hours after the young girl passed away to pay their respects.

"Our hearts are broken,"...

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Meet The Woman Who's Slept With More Than 10,000 Men (And Counting)

(60) Comments | Posted 3 July 2014 | (21:31)

It's safe to say that anyone who's spent time working in the sex industry will have more than a few notches on their bedpost. But one woman really takes the biscuit.

After 15 years working as an escort in Australia, Gwyneth Montenegro has slept with 10,091...

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Boy Comforts Upset Girl On Her First Day Of School In Taiwan In Adorable Video

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2014 | (17:19)

Nobody likes change. Especially when that change involves leaving the non-stop fun-and-games of your toddler years and starting school.

But luckily for one distressed little girl in Taiwan, a kind-hearted young boy was on hand to offer some comforting words of advice.

"Don't worry, I'll protect you," he says, while...

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Life on the Contraceptive Pill: Why I'm Thrilled the NHS Support My Decision to Remain Childless

(1) Comments | Posted 1 July 2014 | (12:46)

Not a day goes by when I don't think about the pill. But then, I don't really have a choice, I'm on the mini pill - the one that has to be taken every single day, without a seven-day break each month.

But popping that little hormone-rich disc into my...

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