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If Mental Illnesses Were Monsters, Here's What They'd Look Like

(2) Comments | Posted 3 September 2015 | (16:17)

For those suffering with mental illness, it can often be tricky to pinpoint exactly how you feel. Meanwhile for those living without mental illness, it is also difficult to comprehend what a person with mental illness might be going through.

That's why artist Toby Allen decided to depict various mental...

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In Defence of Ghosting

(4) Comments | Posted 26 August 2015 | (11:40)

There's a new buzzword in the world of dating that is sending shivers down the spines of singletons - and it's called "ghosting".

Ghosting is where the person you're dating or in a relationship with completely blanks you, cutting off all contact and ignoring messages, phone calls and emails. It's...

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Yoga Classes In London That You Should Try - Hot Yoga, Rocket Yoga And Voga

(3) Comments | Posted 25 August 2015 | (20:16)

Hey yoga bunnies! Are you tired of doing the downward-facing dog in the same old gym? Well worry not, we've got just the thing to rejuvenate that inner yogi.

The health and wellbeing benefits of yoga have been well-documented.

Yoga is thought to ease the pain in stiff...

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Today, I Wore a Dress

(61) Comments | Posted 25 August 2015 | (09:36)

Today I wore a dress to cycle to work. When I stand up the dress comes just above the knee, when I sit down it rides up slightly - for this reason (and because it's bloody windy today) I'm also wearing cycling shorts, so I don't flash my knickers as...

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British Girls Are Suffering From Mental Health Issues And Adults Are Failing To Support Them, Says Girlguiding Study

(3) Comments | Posted 24 August 2015 | (21:30)

British girls are suffering from mental health issues and adults are failing to recognise the signs and support them, according to findings released on Monday.

The concerns can begin as young as seven years old and continue into adolescence and beyond, with two in five girls aged 11...

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Vile 'Project Harpoon' Facebook And Instagram Pages No Longer Exist - And Good Riddance We Say

(8) Comments | Posted 21 August 2015 | (20:06)

Decent human beings, rejoice! Project Harpoon's Facebook and Instagram pages appear to have been removed following widespread online backlash led by plus-size model Tess Holliday.

The project, which has been accused on fat-shaming, took images of women (and a few men) without permission and digitally-altered them to look thinner.

But...

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Women In Business: There's More To Dairy-Free Than Soya, Says Co Yo Founder Bethany Eaton

(0) Comments | Posted 21 August 2015 | (19:40)

A year ago anyone who was either lactose-intolerant or looking to cut down on their dairy consumption had one option to splash on their cereal: soya.

Once tucked away at the back of the supermarket or in specialist health food shops, now "free-from" products take pride of place...

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This Is How The Rich And Famous Recover After A Festival (And How To, Ahem, Recreate It On The Cheap)

(0) Comments | Posted 17 August 2015 | (22:30)

As any Glastonbury Festival regular knows, burning the candle at both ends is compulsory. But, while the five days spent on Worthy farm are nothing short of incredible, returning home hits you like a sack of shit.

Once I eventually got through the infamous traffic jams and home to my...

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Woman Wearing Nothing But Underwear And Blindfold Stands In Piccadilly Circus To Promote Positive Body Image

(16) Comments | Posted 17 August 2015 | (17:20)

A woman stripped off to her underwear in Central London last weekend in a bid to raise awareness about body image.

Armed with a white board, some marker pens and a blindfold, Jae West headed to Piccadilly Circus to campaign for self-love and self-acceptance.

When she arrived...

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'You May Kiss The Floor': Bridesmaid Faints At Brother's Wedding, Ruins 'First Kiss' Photo

(5) Comments | Posted 17 August 2015 | (16:29)

Weddings are full of heartfelt, memorable moments. But for one couple their first kiss as man and wife will stay forever etched in their memory.

Why? Because as the bride and groom locked lips one of their bridesmaids fainted - and it was perfectly caught on camera.

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Incredibly Sexy Photos Of Trill Yoga Will Inspire You To Get It 'Om'

(1) Comments | Posted 13 August 2015 | (17:17)

The slang word "trill" is a combination of the words "true" and "real," and those hip to trendy vernacular use it to validate someone's awesomeness and authenticity. So, when we spotted the hashtag #TrillYoga, we knew we were in for a treat. 

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Photographer Who Documents Homelessness Finds Own Father Living On Streets

(7) Comments | Posted 13 August 2015 | (16:15)

Photographer Diana Kim had spent years documenting the lives of the homeless, but nothing could prepare her for the moment she recognised her own estranged father living on the streets.

Now, after helping her father integrate back into society, she is determined to share his...

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Woman Writes Amazing Open Letter To Man Who Fat Shamed Her While She Was On A Run

(8) Comments | Posted 12 August 2015 | (20:59)

A woman who was heckled with fat jokes by a man while out on a run has hit back with a kick-ass open letter.

Lindsey Swift, 26, was out running with her boyfriend, Ryan Wilkes, 30, when a man began shouting abuse at her from his white van.

Swift, who...

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How Kale Juice Affects Your Body In 60 Minutes

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2015 | (16:51)

Little over a week ago health nuts and fizzy drink haters were tripping over themselves to share an alarming infographic that details what happens to your body one hour after drinking Coca Cola.

Now, they are getting a taste of their own medicine.

Satirical news site

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Man Slut Shames Young Woman On Tube For 'Revealing Outfit', Sassy Fellow Commuter Defends Her Like A Boss

(123) Comments | Posted 11 August 2015 | (16:18)

When a middle-aged man had the audacity to comment on a young woman's "revealing outfit" on the Tube, he didn't expect to get taken down by another passenger in front of the entire carriage.

Thankfully, that's exactly what happened.

Scott Sparrow was travelling on the...

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How To Improve Posture: Sitting And Standing Correctly Can Reduce Health Problems And Poor Wellbeing

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2015 | (19:39)

Next time you're in a public place take a second to look at the posture of those around you. Chances are the majority of people will be glued to their smartphone, with their shoulders hunched and their necks strained. It's more than likely you will be too, perhaps even as...

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Kate Winslet Gives Body Positive Message To Daughter, Mia: 'We're So Lucky We're Curvy'

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2015 | (18:46)

As women we have a tendency to stand in front of the mirror and berate our bodies.

But our readiness to focus on the negative is damaging, not only for our own self-esteem, but for that of future generations. You never know what those tiny little ears are going...

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Man Shaves Off Beard After 14 Years, His Family's Reaction Is Priceless

(9) Comments | Posted 29 July 2015 | (15:57)

Amit has had a beard for the past 14 years, long before Hackney hipsters started to grow their facial hair.

The 44-year-old, known has "Mookie", has had a beard for so long that his wife and kids have never seen him without one.

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So when he...

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#ThighReading: The Body Confidence Hashtag That Shows What Women's Legs Really Look Like

(8) Comments | Posted 28 July 2015 | (18:27)

Another day, another social media hashtag inspiring body confidence across the world. This time the focus is on our thighs.

#ThighReading is encouraging women to share pictures of their bare thighs online.

A play on palm reading, or palmistry, the hashtag encourages women to...

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Dad Creates Video Game About Young Son's Battle With Childhood Cancer (And It's Heartbreaking)

(0) Comments | Posted 27 July 2015 | (22:02)

A father has made a touching tribute to his son, who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer, by creating a video game in his honour.

Developer Ryan Green made 'That Dragon, Cancer', "an adventure game about hope in the face of death", not only as...

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