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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Model Hits Out At Swimwear Brand For Photoshopping Her Body 'Without Permission'

(1) Comments | Posted 27 August 2014 | (18:03)

An Australian model has hit out at a swimwear brand for photoshopping a picture of her body "without permission" to make her look thinner.

Meaghan Kausman, a 23-year-old fashion student from Melbourne, Australia, posted the before and after versions from the photo shoot on her Instagram...

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Why We're In Love With The #SoloYolo Hashtag

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (21:26)

With demanding work schedules, a busy social life and family to support, it can often feel almost impossible to make time for yourself.

But with recent studies showing that a little 'me' time can greatly improve mood and boost creativity, there has never been a better reason to...

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The Kindness Offensive: The World's Largest Performer Of Random Acts Of Kindness

(2) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (18:33)

They say if you don't ask, you don't get. But usually this age-old advice is only dealt out when discussing a pay rise or a flight upgrade to first class.

Seldom, in fact, is the idea of putting your neck on the line used for anything other than our...

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The Goddess Project: Meet The Pair Empowering Women Through Film And Self-Discovery

(0) Comments | Posted 19 August 2014 | (21:50)

While leading ladies may dominate the red carpets of film awards, when it comes to on set and behind the camera women are grossly under-represented.

Industry figures show that only 11% of identifiable protagonists are female, while, in 2013, women accounted for just 16% of directors, executive...

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What Is ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and Ice Bucket Challenge?

(1) Comments | Posted 18 August 2014 | (21:03)

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you'll have certainly heard of the #icebucketchallenge. If not, it's a chilly social media trend where participants film themselves throwing a bucket of ice-cold water over their head and post the video online, nominating others to do the same.

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Chest Hair Bikinis Are Our New Favourite Instagram Trend

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2014 | (21:37)

Step aside flower beards, now there's a new male grooming trend sweeping social media: the #chesthairbikini.

In case the words 'chest hair' + 'bikini' don't quite spell it out for you, the trend involves manscaping your chest hair - through waxing, plucking or shaving - to resemble...

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Indian Acid Attack Victims Bravely Star In Empowering Photoshoot

(6) Comments | Posted 14 August 2014 | (20:45)

An Indian acid attack victim who used to hide her face with a scarf has starred in a fashion photo shoot to show the world - and her attacker - that she refuses to live in the shadows.

Rupa, a 22-year-old budding fashion designer, was joined by fellow acid attack...

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Body Image Anxiety: Why We Need To Champion Fitness Over Thinness

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2014 | (14:52)

With the rise of social media and selfies, paired with the insatiable appetite for celebrity news and fashion magazines, it’s no wonder that the nation’s body image is dangerously low.

According to recent report, half of the population now feel anxious about their body - girls...

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Five Things I Learned On The Juice Detox

(0) Comments | Posted 1 August 2014 | (16:52)

A few weeks ago I tried a two-day juice detox.

While juicing may be very a la mode - everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Millie Mackintosh getting in on the zeitgest - anyone who knows me would be surprised that I a) volunteered to to consume nothing...

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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?

(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

(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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