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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Meet The 20-Somethings Delivering Sustainable, Healthy Lunches To Londoners Via Bicycle

(0) Comments | Posted 18 December 2014 | (22:12)

Eccie and Gini Newton are sisters. They are also business partners on a mission to make London a healthier and more sustainable place. If that's not enough to make you feel bad about yourself... wait until you hear that they're still in their early twenties - they're 24 and 22,...

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Why Zoella Was Wrong to Quit the Internet After 'Girl Online' Ghostwriter Controversy

(2) Comments | Posted 9 December 2014 | (16:22)

I've got a bone to pick with Zoella. And it's not because she used a ghostwriter for her debut novel Girl Online (more on that later), but because she temporarily "quit the internet" as she couldn't handle the backlash.

Now, I'm not saying she deserved the criticism she received -...

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'King Of Instagram' Dan Bilzerian Banned For Life From Nightclub For Kicking A Woman In The Face

(6) Comments | Posted 8 December 2014 | (22:48)

Dan Bilzerian, AKA 'the king of Instagram', has been reportedly banned from a Miami nightclub for "kicking a woman in the face" during a brawl.

Bilzerian - a millionaire venture capitalist and poker player, who has more than 5.8 million Instagram followers - was caught on camera in...

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How To Help Someone With Anxiety: Advice On Signs, Treatment And Support

(1) Comments | Posted 8 December 2014 | (21:38)

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. In fact, it's part of human nature and our built-in 'fight or flight' mentality.

But there's a stark difference between feeling anxious because of an exam or a job interview and having a sustained feeling of anxiety that follows you around...

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Stephanie Roche, Fifa Goal Of The Year Nominee, On Women's Football And Tokenism: 'Recognise Me For My Skill, Not My Gender'

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2014 | (22:07)

Football has long been a man's world. While top male players take home six figures every week and are cheered by millions of fans across the world, female footballers often need part-time jobs as they aren't paid enough to get by and, until the recent England vs Germany...

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Jimmy Carr's 'Laughing and Joking': Why Do Some Comedians Get Away With Sexism?

(24) Comments | Posted 3 December 2014 | (00:00)

On Sunday evening I managed to watch approximately three minutes of Jimmy Carr's Laughing And Joking on Channel 4.

After what felt like an eternity of sexist one-liners (even 180 seconds is too much), I felt great pleasure in pressing the red button on the remote control and watching...

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'Keep Her Safe': Brave Dog Protects Baby Sister From Vacuum Cleaner

(2) Comments | Posted 28 November 2014 | (16:30)

One fearless dog has put its life on the line to protect his baby sister - from the vacuum cleaner.

As soon as the hoover starts up, the pooch rushes over to the aid of his tiny baby sister who is laying on her changing mat unaware of the danger...

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Coca-Cola Uses Pin-Up Girls In Heinously Sexist Advert To Sell New Fairlife Milk

(12) Comments | Posted 28 November 2014 | (16:21)

Coca-Cola have employed the trusty help of pin-up girls to help sell their new "premium milk product", Fairlife.

But rather than drinking the milk (as regular people do) these ladies are wearing it - or rather, appear to be bathed in it. They also, in true pin-up...

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'You Are Responsible': Hungarian Police Appear To Blame Women For Sexual Assault In Safety Video

(11) Comments | Posted 26 November 2014 | (18:18)

Hungarian police have come under fire for a public safety advert that partly blames women for sexual assault.

The video, that was first aired on Friday, has been accused for victim-blaming and focussing less on the perpetrator.

The video shows three women on a regular night out - wearing...

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Flirtmoji: The Emoji Site For All Your Sexting Needs (But It's A Bit #NSFW)

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2014 | (15:13)

There's an emoji for almost everything. Had a shit day? Use the smiling pile of poo. Planning an evening with your best gal pals? Dancing showgirls should do it.

But when it comes to flirting, the current range of emojis just doesn't cut it - until now.

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'Anybody Can Like Superheroes': Little Girl's Viral Photo Makes Tesco Change Gendered Toy Aisle

(4) Comments | Posted 25 November 2014 | (14:55)

Ladies and gentleman, we'd like to introduce our new favourite feminist.

When seven-year-old Maggie saw a sign in Tesco implying that superheroes are just for boys - she was less than impressed.

Her mother, Karen, quickly snapped her daughter frowning and pointing at the sign. The...

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'You Are Pretty Like A Horse Or A Ladybug': 4-Year-Old's Adorable Love Letter To Girl At School

(2) Comments | Posted 24 November 2014 | (19:33)

In the modern swipe-happy dating world of Tinder and Happn, it's easy to forget what good old-fashioned romance looks like. Luckily one four-year-old boy is on hand to teach us a thing or two about love.

Aided by his mum who typed as he dictated, Bennet created an...

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Man Stabbed For Defending Girlfriend Against Cat Caller Hopes His Story Will Help End Street Harassment

(1) Comments | Posted 24 November 2014 | (17:11)

A man who was almost killed for defending his girlfriend against a cat caller hopes that his case will highlight the horrors of street harassment and help put a stop to it.

Ben Schwartz, 31, was stabbed nine times after confronting an aggressive catcaller who made...

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Man With Down's Syndrome Receives 30,000 Birthday Cards After Mum Makes Touching Facebook Appeal

(10) Comments | Posted 24 November 2014 | (15:41)

A man with Down's Syndrome has received 30,000 birthday cards from well wishers around the world after his mother made a touching Facebook appeal.

Manuel Parriseaux, from Calais, France, celebrated his 30th birthday on 22 November and his mother Jacqueline wanted to make this important milestone extra special.

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London's Best Vegetarian Restaurants (Including Those With Vegetarian-Friendly Menus)

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (21:40)

There's nothing worse than going to a restaurant to find that the only veggie option on the menu is a goat's cheese tart with a soggy side salad. But sadly, this experience is pretty common.

So to prevent this disappointment, we've rounded up the best vegetarian restaurants in London. Or...

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Women In Business: Jessica Kruger, Founder Of Ethos, On Setting Up Her Own Vegetarian Restaurant At Just 26

(9) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (19:37)

As every vegetarian knows, dining out can be a nightmare. If there isn't an unadventurous (and slightly soggy) goat's cheese tart on the menu, you'll often end up stuck with mushroom risotto.

Thankfully plant-centric dining is having something of a renaissance, with top chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and

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#FreeTheNipple Is Being Made Into A Movie - Watch The Trailer Here

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2014 | (17:08)

Ladies (and gentlemen) rejoice, the #FreeTheNipple movement is back and it's coming to a cinema near you.

The groundbreaking anti-censorship campaign is being made into a feature film. And it charts the story of a group of fearless women determined to reclaim the female body -...

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New York Authorities Are Taking A Stand Against Men Who Sit With Their Legs Wide Open On Subway (AKA Man Spreaders)

(19) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (20:09)

For as long as anyone can remember, man spreaders have dominated public transport.

Sitting with their legs wide open and sprawling over multiple seats, their disregard for fellow commuters has inspired Tumblr accounts and fueled many feminist rants (my own included).

But we're pleased to announce that...

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A Group Of 9-Year-Olds List The Things They Dislike Most About Being Boys

(7) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (14:34)

Wednesday marked #InternationalMensDay, an annual event that hopes to address the issues surrounding what it means to be a man (and a boy) in 2014.

While the day was well received by many, others chose to poke fun and question whether there really was a need...

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Meet Chris Paradox, The Man Who Gave Up His £70K Salary To Live Under A Tree In Battersea

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2014 | (21:13)

Chris Paradox is what you might describe as an optimist. A one-legged, existentialist, stand-up beat poet (his description, not ours), he has a knack for turning tragedy into triumph and prides himself on finding the "gift in every situation".

Such is his ability to see the glass half full, that...

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