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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Everyone Thinks This Cat Died From Being Dyed Pink. But Owner Lena Lenina Says It Is Alive And Well.

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2015 | (19:15)

This weekend cat lovers and animal rights activists were shocked and incensed by reports that a cat had died after being dyed pink by its owner for a party.

The cat, which belongs to Russian writer Lena Lenina, reportedly passed away after licking the "toxic" dye...

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Couples Who Met On Instagram: Five Love Stories To Make Your Heart Flutter This Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2015 | (21:16)

In a world saturated with dating apps and websites, it seems there's never been an easier time to meet 'The One' online.

But, instead of swiping left and right, these couples took online dating to new heights, by meeting the love of their life through Instagram.

We've...

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Mystery 'Crab' Found In Tuna Could Actually Be A Tongue-Eating Parasite, Claims Expert

(26) Comments | Posted 6 February 2015 | (16:45)

Update: Since going to press, Princes have confirmed with HuffPost UK Lifestyle that they have tested the creature and concluded that it is in fact a very small immature crab, or Megalopa, of the type that tuna often feeds on.

A spokesman for Princes said: "We have...

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Mental Health Problems Affect One In Four People In The UK Each Year, That's Why It's Time To Talk

(1) Comments | Posted 5 February 2015 | (16:54)

One in four people suffer from mental health problems each year in the UK, but many feel unable to talk about it for fear it may negatively affect their relationships or job prospects.

With everyone from Stephen Fry to popular YouTube star Zoella talking openly about...

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Why I'm Fleeing the Country This Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted 5 February 2015 | (10:44)

There a few worse days to celebrate your birthday than Valentine's Day. Except, perhaps, Christmas Day, when everyone else gets presents as well, or January 1, when everyone's hungover and in bed.

When your birthday's on Valentine's Day, it's not really your day at all. Especially this year, when it...

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Deliciously Ella's Five Tips For A Healthier 2015

(0) Comments | Posted 4 February 2015 | (22:05)

In September 2011, Ella Woodward was diagnosed with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS), a rare condition that left her in chronic pain, sleeping 16 hours a day and unable to walk down the street.

When conventional medicine failed to cure her symptoms, she decided to completely overhaul her diet and gave...

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Why Do People Experience Jealousy? And Do We All Experience It In The Same Way?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 February 2015 | (19:31)

Jealousy. We all get it. And anyone who claims otherwise is most definitely telling a porkie pie.

But there's nothing to be ashamed of. Studies have shown that humans are hardwired to feel pangs of jealousy. And it can make us act in peculiar ways (cue: crying, arguing or even...

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Boys Of Yoga: Inspiring New London-Based Project Proves Yoga Isn't 'Just For Girls'

(1) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (21:30)

Anyone who's ever been to a yoga class will know to expect a room full of women - more specifically young, slim, white women in brightly-coloured yoga leggings.

But yoga hasn't always had such a female-centric identity, and one man is determined to smash the current stereotype and turn...

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20 Free Date Ideas For Valentine's Day, Because Romance Needn't Be Expensive

(2) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (18:53)

It feels like only yesterday we were spending an arm and a leg on Christmas presents for our loved ones. Now, little over a month later, there's another annual day that'll set you back a few quid: Valentine's Day.

But, while a low-key meal for two in a...

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Beyoncé Launches Her Own 22-Day Vegan Meal Delivery Service: 'If I Can Do It, Anyone Can'

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (14:48)

Hot on the heels of Veganuary (where people give up all animal products for January), Beyoncé has launched her own vegan meal delivery service.

The company, which is a collaboration between Bey and her personal trainer Marco Borges, is called 22 Days Nutrition.

...
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Victoria's Secret Angels Become Modern Pin-Ups For 10 Magazine Cover

(0) Comments | Posted 2 February 2015 | (22:43)

A dozen Victoria's Secret models have taken a modern twist to the 1950s pin-up girl.

Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Candice Swanepoel and their fellow angels have teamed up with with fashion photographer Nick Knight to produce a set of twelve covers for 10 Magazine's Spring/Summer 2015 issue.

Editor-in-chief of 10...

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21 Things That Happen When One Of Your Best Friends Gets Engaged

(1) Comments | Posted 2 February 2015 | (20:59)

'Tis the season to be jolly - and pop the question, it seems.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past fortnight (or in the countryside with no internet connection) you'll have been inundated with engagement announcements, newly accessorised ring fingers and very happy couples.

It's an emotional...

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'Become An Engineer': Emma Watson Gives Kick-Ass Feminist Advice On Twitter

(1) Comments | Posted 29 January 2015 | (14:55)

If you haven't yet developed a huge girl crush on superfeminist Emma Watson, then prepare to be wooed.

The actress, who was named Ambassador for UN Women last year, has been giving some inspiring advice to her young feminist fans - and the internet has gone into meltdown.

Watson,...

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Can A Die-Hard FOMO Sufferer Really Succeed At JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out)?

(1) Comments | Posted 28 January 2015 | (22:46)

On a night out, I'm one of those people who never knows when to go home.

In fact, my FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) urges are so strong that I once spent 24 hours in Madrid - I just had to visit a friend one weekend and I...

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How To Save A Choking Baby: Star-Studded St John's Ambulance Advert Educates Parents In First Aid

(0) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (19:32)

Any parent who's seen their baby choke, will know just how terrifying it can be.

But, according to a recent survey by St John's Ambulance, while 40% of parents have found themselves in this awful situation, only four-fifths know how to react.

And so comes their new hard-hitting...

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Week: Screening, Symptoms, Prevention And Treatment

(3) Comments | Posted 26 January 2015 | (13:16)

To mark the start of cervical cancer awareness week, we've asked the experts to simplify everything you need to know, from risk factors to prevention.

Although described as "uncommon" by the NHS, cervical cancer claims the lives of 1,000 women in the...

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Women In Business: Romy Fraser, Founder Of Neal's Yard Remedies And Trill Farm

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2015 | (21:39)

In 1981, long before the world got hooked on green juices and chia seeds, Romy Fraser opened a small natural health and beauty shop in London's Covent Garden.

Fast forward to the present day and Neal's Yard Remedies is stocked in 21 countries, across five continents,...

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The Sun's Page 3 U-Turn Is a Step Forward for Women

(4) Comments | Posted 22 January 2015 | (14:20)

This week, The Sun has taken great pleasure in playing misogynist God.

On Tuesday it reportedly axed its controversial topless Page 3 feature (to the applause of many), only to reinstate it today in a cheap shot at critics.

"We've had a mammary lapse," read the front page. Inside,...

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What Is Açaí?: Health Benefits, Recipes And (Ahem) Pronunciation

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2015 | (21:18)

As anyone who follows a foodie or nutritionist on Instagram will know, healthy breakfast bowls filled with an unidentified purple ingredient are very en trend.

But despite appearances, it's not beetroot or Ribena giving that deep purple hue. It's açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), a superfood fruit so jam-packed...

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Woman Performs 'Vagina Facial' Live On TV. It's A Bad Day For Female Body Image

(46) Comments | Posted 21 January 2015 | (18:17)

Hey ladies, if society hasn't given you enough body image issues to worry about, here's another to throw on the pile: your vagina.

Because, according to an 'expert' on ITV's This Morning, your "dry, sagging" vagina is in need of a 'vagacial'.

For anyone not in the know...

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