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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There's A Place In Japan Called 'Cat Heaven Island' And We Can't Wait To Visit

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2014 | (16:25)

Forget cat cafes and house pets, if you're a real feline fan there's only one place you need to be: cat heaven island.

Tashirojima, a fishing town just off the east coast of Japan, has more cats than people. And it looks glorious.

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'Disabled By Polio, But Enabled By Determination': How Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike MBE Can Inspire Us All

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (22:30)

As part of our month of determination, we're showcasing inspiring individuals who have shone in the harsh light of adversity.

And if anyone deserves to be shouted about, it's Anne Wafula Strike.

The Kenyan-born British Paralympian is the first wheelchair racer to compete for East Africa, has an...

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How To Get Over Your Ex: Try Photoshopping Beyoncé Photos Over His Face

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (18:56)

There's no better way to get over your ex than devouring a tub of ice cream, hanging with your gal pals and calling on some Beyoncé girl power.

But while cranking up 'All The Single Ladies' is all well and good, one teenage girl may have found a quicker way...

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Woman Refused Maternity Photos, So Husband Took Her Place... With His Beer Belly

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (17:43)

When one woman refused maternity photos - and who'd blame her? They're naff - her husband decided to take matters into his own hands.

"My wife didn't want to take maternity pictures," explains Reddit user DruishPrincess69. "So I hired a photographer and took her place..."

In the hilarious...

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Cosmopolitan's Lesbian Sex Positions Guide Has Got Tongues Wagging (And For All The Right Reasons)

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2014 | (22:18)

Cosmopolitan magazine is well-known for its sex advice, but until recently its content has focussed almost entirely on heterosexual sex.

Now, in a new coming of age (ignore the pun), Cosmopolitan has expanded to feature more gay and lesbian-friendly content. Hurrah.

Their most recent offering? A fully-illustrated online feature called...

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Why We Bitch (And Why We Should Stop)

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2014 | (21:59)

One of the reasons that Lindsay Lohan's hit-film 'Mean Girls' resonated with such a large audience, was because we all saw glimmers of ourselves in the characters.

I'm not talking about squeezing boobs to tell the weather or wearing pink on Wednesdays, instead I mean their knee-jerk stab-in-the-back mentality.

Because,...

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London's Best Parks

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2014 | (15:07)

Whether walking the dog, having a kick about with the kids or cracking open a can of cider, there's no better place to spend summer in London in one of the city's glorious parks.

But with great choice, comes great responsibility. So where's the best place to plonk down your...

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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?

(1) 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

(13) 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

(9) 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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