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This Is for Every Woman Who Hates Her Reflection in the Gym Mirror

(1) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (22:22)

I have a confession to make: I hate what I look like when I work out.

This doesn't mean I cower away in the changing room or cancel classes on a bad hair day, just that I don't like how I look in leggings. And as far as low...

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Chia Seeds Health Benefits: Seven Reasons To Eat The Fashionable Superfood

(10) Comments | Posted 18 July 2016 | (21:40)

Unless you camp out in the aisles of an organic supermarket or are married to a nutritionist, chances are you've never heard of chia seeds - or, if you have, you haven't got a clue why everyone is so excited about them.

But while chia may have only struck the...

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

(0) Comments | Posted 18 July 2016 | (21:34)

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

Fast forward to now 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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These French Women Are Fighting Stigma Around Female Body Hair

(0) Comments | Posted 11 July 2016 | (17:31)

Newsflash: women get body hair.

We grow hair on our legs, mons pubis and under our armpits. Some of us have dark hair on our arms or tummies, others on our backs or the sides of our faces.

But, once upon a time, some bozo thought it would be a...

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Best Roast Dinners In London: Behold Our Favourite Places For Traditional Sunday Lunch

(1) Comments | Posted 8 July 2016 | (19:21)

No Sunday is complete without a traditional roast dinner, which is why we've rounded up our favourite spots in London to grab a tasty, gravy-soaked lunch.

Think we've missed one? Let us know in the comments below, we're always open for suggestions.

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The Best Steak...

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Woman Documents Incredible Nine Stone Weight Loss In Time-Lapse Video

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2016 | (09:48)

A woman who lost almost nine stone in a year has shared her jaw-dropping body transformation in a series of inspiring selfies.

Justine McCabe, who reached 22 stone at her heaviest, has been documenting her weight loss journey on Instagram.

Writing on her Tumblr, she explained that after...

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Best Afternoon Tea In London: Our Pick Of The Tastiest Scones, Finger Sandwiches And Teas

(1) Comments | Posted 7 July 2016 | (19:43)

Whether treating your mum or spending the afternoon with pals, nothing tastes better than indulging in a spot of afternoon tea in London.

That's why we've scoured the capital for the best places (hotels, cafes or quaint restaurants) to get finger-licking scones, delectable sandwiches and warming teas.

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Best Steak Restaurants In London: From Flat Iron's £10 Beef To The 'Meat Mecca' That's Foxlow

(9) Comments | Posted 7 July 2016 | (19:30)

When it comes to steak, the last thing you want is an overcooked or flaccid number. Especially as it's often the most expensive thing on the menu.

To protect you from such misfortune, we've rounded up London's best steak restaurants.

From Hawksmoor to Flat Iron, Europe...

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Woman's Attempt To Slut-Shame Taylor Swift Using Ham Sandwiches Backfires Spectacularly

(0) Comments | Posted 7 July 2016 | (13:58)

A mother’s attempt to slut-shame Taylor Swift using two ham rolls has sent Twitter into overdrive.

And if her tweet wasn’t so ridiculously hilarious, we’d be crying right now.

Jennifer Mayers, who describes herself as a “wife, mother, Christian”, tweeted a photo of two sandwiches side-by-side.

The sandwich on the...

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Family Throw Surprise 'Pride' Party For Daughter, After She Came Out As Gay

(0) Comments | Posted 7 July 2016 | (11:13)

Coming out to friends and family is perhaps the most daunting conversation a young member of the LGBT community has to face.

But when 17-year-old Kinsey Ratzman told her parents she was gay, they reacted in the sweetest way ever by throwing her a surprise party to celebrate.

“My family...

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This Video Of A Dog Watching Dog Videos With Headphones On Will Melt Your Ice Cold Heart

(0) Comments | Posted 7 July 2016 | (10:17)

Meet Joey, the six-year-old golden retriever.

Joey doesn’t like loud noises, so his humans calm him down by letting him watch dog videos with his headphones on.

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Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Secret Pregnancy' Is Her Most Feminist Move Yet

(1) Comments | Posted 6 July 2016 | (22:01)

"I would probably have a glass of wine, but I'm breastfeeding."

That's it. That's how best-selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie announced she had recently become a mother.

No fanfare, no bump selfies, just a casual mention in an interview with the Financial Times for its 'Lunch With The FT' series.

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Florence And The Machine Urge Londoners To Unite And Love Each Other At British Summer Time Festival

(0) Comments | Posted 3 July 2016 | (13:07)

Florence + The Machine star Florence Welch urged the capital to "come together" during a euphoric headline set at Saturday's Hyde Park British Summertime Festival.

Speaking before an impassioned performance of 'You’ve Got The Love', the 29-year-old vocal powerhouse implored the crowd to "love one another and look after each other".

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Best HIIT Classes In London: Including Barry's Bootcamp And 1Rebel

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2016 | (17:34)

HIIT, that’s High Intensity Interval Training for the uninitiated, involves working out intensely for short bursts, followed by recovery periods so you can catch your breath, and repeat. 

Whether it’s a spin class, running on a treadmill or lifting weights, HIIT is widely-regarded as one of the most effective ways to make...

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Beyoncé's New Ivy Park Activewear Collection Is Here

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2016 | (10:43)

If you're already head-to-toe in Beyoncé's iconic Ivy Park activewear, fear not because a new collection has just dropped on the Topshop website.

While the original SS16 collection was all black, white and grey marl, the High Summer collection introduces a fresh palette of deep navy...

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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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