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'Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right': Renee Somerfield, Australian Model Starring In Protein World's Controversial Advert, Responds To Backlash

(17) Comments | Posted 25 April 2015 | (14:16)

Anyone who has used London Underground of late will probably be familiar with Protein World's controversial 'Beach Body' advert looming over station platforms and carriages.

The ad, which stars bikini-clad Australian model Renee Sommerfield, asks whether commuters are "beach body ready" in a promotion for weight loss aids.

Backlash began...

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'Sh*t My English Boyfriend Says' Shows Just How Bonkers British Sayings Can Be

(3) Comments | Posted 24 April 2015 | (19:28)

Warning: this article contains strong, but hilarious, language

Although England and the United States technically speak the same language, there is a hell of a lot that is simply lost in translation. (WTF, for example, is a corn dog?)

Well, imagine being Melodie Hoke, a 23-year-old graphic designer...

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Woman Loses Almost Two Stone In Three Months After Swapping Pasta For Spiralized Vegetables

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2015 | (16:25)

When Ali Maffucci quit her corporate job to pursue her dream of becoming a health food blogger in 2013, the last thing she expected was to put on weight.

But lacking structure that her office job gave her, she found it difficult to find time to go to the gym...

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'Your Body Is Not A Commodity': Controversial Beach Body Adverts Vandalised On London Underground

(9) Comments | Posted 23 April 2015 | (15:59)

It doesn't matter which city you live in, as you move around you're constantly confronted with adverts of nearly nude, objectified women.

London is, regrettably, no different. This spring, as millions of commuters descend into the London Underground, they will be confronted with a slim, beautiful woman (Australian model,...

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Ten Things That Happen When You Have An Unusual First Name

(16) Comments | Posted 23 April 2015 | (00:00)

My name is Brogan Driscoll.

My life would have been far simpler had I been called Nicole, which was the plan throughout my mother's pregnancy.

But when my mum had to have an emergency C-section because I was breach (translation: my big bum was coming out first) my dad...

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These Texts From Crazy Exes Are Making Us Cringe

(0) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (20:38)

For some people, it's just really hard to say goodbye...


10 Common Questions People Ask About Sex (And The Answers)

Couples Tell Their Partners How Many People They've Slept With

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Loose Women's Jamelia Defends Controversial 'Plus Size' Comments: 'I Stand By What I Said'

(7) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (17:09)

Jamelia has defended her controversial comments on ITV's Loose Women on Tuesday afternoon, where she argued that clothing for women of certain dress sizes should not be available on the high street.

The former popstar and Loose Women panelist angered viewers by saying that severely overweight or underweight people should...

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I Tried The #KylieJennerChallenge, Got Scared And... Improvised With Lipstick

(0) Comments | Posted 21 April 2015 | (22:44)

I have a confession to make, I'm a little bit in love with Kylie Jenner.

I love the blue hair, the fabulous sheer all-in-one she wore to Coachella, but most of all I just luuuurve that pout. And it seems I'm not the only one.

While the 17-year-old...

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Woman Documents Plastic Surgery Online By Posting 'Nose Job Selfies' With Her Very Own Hashtag #RhiannonGetsRhino

(0) Comments | Posted 21 April 2015 | (19:10)

Warning: article contains images that some readers may find distressing

When logging on to social media you expect to be inundated by photos of brunch, cats and 'wish you were here'-style holiday snaps, what you don't expect is to be confronted with gruesome photos of someone's nose job.

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Dad's Touching Photo Series Of Son Flying Hopes To Raise Awareness Around Down's Syndrome

(7) Comments | Posted 20 April 2015 | (21:22)

When photographer Alan Lawrence first learned that his newborn son Wil had Down's Syndrome, he was shocked.

"It felt as though he would put limits on what I would accomplish, what my family would accomplish,” he admits to ABC News.

Fast-forward 18 months and Lawrence stands...

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Women In Sport: Meet Pamela Cookey, England's Netball Captain

(0) Comments | Posted 20 April 2015 | (14:15)

As part of our Fitspiration month, we're profiling some of the trailblazing women who are dominating the sport industry in 2015.

Imagine if Wayne Rooney had to work shifts in a bar to make ends meet or if Chris Robshaw had to fit his rugby training around an...

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Top Five Blogs Of The Week On HuffPost UK Lifestyle

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (22:01)

As well as bringing you the latest news and features, we're very proud at HuffPost UK to share our platform with bloggers and thought-leaders from across the UK.

So without further ado, here are the top five blogs to feature on HuffPost UK Lifestyle over the past week.

Be sure...

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What's Working: Could Recycled Yoga Pants Help Solve The World's Landfill Problem?

(1) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (21:42)

Next time you pop out to lunch and grab yourself a salad and bottle of water, try to think beyond the food that you're about to a gobble and spare a thought for the container you're eating out of - or, more importantly, where it's going to go when you're...

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Gwyneth Paltrow Fails $29-A-Week Food Challenge After Just Four Days

(6) Comments | Posted 17 April 2015 | (15:50)

This week Gwyneth Paltrow tried to feed her family off a $29 budget - and failed miserably after just four days.

Paltrow took up the challenge, which works out at around £19, in a bid to raise awareness for New York City Food Bank and the difficulties facing...

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Vegetarian Teen Model Bathes In Pig Blood To Prevent Ageing: 'I'll Go To Whatever Lengths Necessary To Stay Young And Beautiful'

(11) Comments | Posted 16 April 2015 | (18:31)

Step aside placenta facials and and snail slime face cream, now there's an even more bizarre anti-ageing technique taking the internet by storm - and it involves bathing in blood.

Nineteen-year-old model Chanel is so obsessed with maintaining her youthful appearance that she's taken to covering her entire body in...

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'Girls' Star Jemima Kirke Reveals Why She Decided To Have An Abortion

(38) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (15:51)

Actress Jemima Kirke has opened up about her decision to have an abortion, in a bid to shed light on the need for better reproductive rights for women.

The 29-year-old 'Girls' star, who is now a mother-of-two, became pregnant by her boyfriend in 2007 while still at university....

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17 Inspirational Quotes To Celebrate Emma Watson's Birthday

(3) Comments | Posted 15 April 2015 | (14:42)

As Emma Watson celebrates her 25th birthday, we're sure everyone will agree that she is certainly wise beyond her years.

As UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, successful Hollywood actress and all-round superwoman, she continues to blow us away with her passion, eloquence and maturity.

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River Island Forced To Remove Book That 'Jokes About Domestic Violence' From Store After Twitter Outrage

(9) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (17:04)

River Island have found themselves once again in Twitter's firing line, after a book making "jokes about domestic violence" was found in on sale in their Staines store.

The book, called "Really Blokey Jokes" by Jake Harris, was spotted by 20-year-old student Tim Doble, who...

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Rebel Wilson Dresses As A Victoria's Secret Angel To Make A Powerful Body Image Statement

(21) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (15:31)

All hail Rebel Wilson.

The superstar made a powerful body image statement this weekend, when she walked on stage at the annual MTV Movie Awards dressed as a Victoria's Secret Angel.

Rebel arrived at the awards wearing a black dress with a cape lined in hot pink, but...

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Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction Shortlist Announced

(1) Comments | Posted 13 April 2015 | (19:20)

For female authors, getting the recognition you deserve in literary circles can be almost impossible.

The majority of literary prizes are dominated by men. To date, there are 13 female Nobel Laureates compared to 94 men since the prize began in 1901, 18 female Pulitzer Prize...

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