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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How To Save A Choking Baby: Star-Studded St John's Ambulance Advert Educates Parents In First Aid

(0) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (19:32)

Any parent who's seen their baby choke, will know just how terrifying it can be.

But, according to a recent survey by St John's Ambulance, while 40% of parents have found themselves in this awful situation, only four-fifths know how to react.

And so comes their new hard-hitting...

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Week: Screening, Symptoms, Prevention And Treatment

(3) Comments | Posted 26 January 2015 | (13:16)

To mark the start of cervical cancer awareness week, we've asked the experts to simplify everything you need to know, from risk factors to prevention.

Although described as "uncommon" by the NHS, cervical cancer claims the lives of 1,000 women in the...

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Women In Business: Romy Fraser, Founder Of Neal's Yard Remedies And Trill Farm

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2015 | (21:39)

In 1981, long before the world got hooked on green juices and chia seeds, Romy Fraser opened a small natural health and beauty shop in London's Covent Garden.

Fast forward to the present day and Neal's Yard Remedies is stocked in 21 countries, across five continents,...

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The Sun's Page 3 U-Turn Is a Step Forward for Women

(4) Comments | Posted 22 January 2015 | (14:20)

This week, The Sun has taken great pleasure in playing misogynist God.

On Tuesday it reportedly axed its controversial topless Page 3 feature (to the applause of many), only to reinstate it today in a cheap shot at critics.

"We've had a mammary lapse," read the front page. Inside,...

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What Is Açaí?: Health Benefits, Recipes And (Ahem) Pronunciation

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2015 | (21:18)

As anyone who follows a foodie or nutritionist on Instagram will know, healthy breakfast bowls filled with an unidentified purple ingredient are very en trend.

But despite appearances, it's not beetroot or Ribena giving that deep purple hue. It's açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee), a superfood fruit so jam-packed...

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Woman Performs 'Vagina Facial' Live On TV. It's A Bad Day For Female Body Image

(46) Comments | Posted 21 January 2015 | (18:17)

Hey ladies, if society hasn't given you enough body image issues to worry about, here's another to throw on the pile: your vagina.

Because, according to an 'expert' on ITV's This Morning, your "dry, sagging" vagina is in need of a 'vagacial'.

For anyone not in the know...

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The Sun Replaces Topless Page 3 Girl... With Celebrities In Bikinis: Is This Really A 'Victory' For Women?

(3) Comments | Posted 20 January 2015 | (19:16)

When the rumour mill started churning on Monday evening that The Sun may have dropped it's topless Page 3 feature after a 44-year run, we almost exploded with feminist happiness.

But, opening the first edition of the newspaper on Tuesday morning, we found that bare breasts had simply been replaced...

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30 Day Ab Challenge - Plus How To Do Perfect Sit-Ups, Crunches, Leg Raises And Planks

(1) Comments | Posted 16 January 2015 | (14:47)

While we're anti-fad diets and bikini body madness here at HuffPost UK Lifestyle, we don't think there is anything wrong with getting in shape to feel body confident - as long as you're healthy and happy.

The 30 day ab challenge is a month-long exercise to kickstart your...

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'Feminist Newspaper' Photoshops Male World Leaders Out Of Iconic Paris March Image

(0) Comments | Posted 15 January 2015 | (15:29)

An Irish satirical newspaper has photoshopped all male world leaders out of the iconic Paris March photo, leaving just three women leaders in the shot.

The image, doctored by Waterford Whisperers News under the guise of a 'feminist newspaper', shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and EU...

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What Are Goji Berries?: Health Benefits, Tips And Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (20:34)

Goji berries may look like dry, shriveled up old raisins (if raisins were red), but once you get past their odd appearance they're actually pretty tasty.

And boy are they good for you. According to experts, these tiny berries are packed with five hundred times more vitamin C than an...

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Golden Globes: 9 Best Moments For Women (That Have Absolutely Nothing To Do With What They Were Wearing)

(0) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (16:08)

Last night marked the annual Golden Globes, the first of the crazed media frenzy that is Hollywood awards season.

While a select few of us are primarily interested in the winners list, most media coverage is dedicated to gushing or slagging off women's outfit choices.

And every...

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Sarah Brown, Founder Of Pai, On How A Bad Case Of Hives Made Her Set Up Her Own Organic Skincare Brand

(0) Comments | Posted 9 January 2015 | (22:49)

When most 20-somethings have a breakout or bad skin reaction they cancel all social engagements and plunge under the duvet feeling miserable.

But 10 years ago, when Sarah Brown woke up covered head-to-toe smothered in angry hives, her life changed forever - and for the better.

Fast-forward to the...

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Meet The Vegan Artist Making Fruit And Veg Look Beautiful With Her Designs

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2015 | (16:20)

Need inspiration to kick start your healthy eating regime? Then look no further, for we may have the Instagram account for you.

Amber Locke, aka RawVeganBlonde, is the vegan artist giving fruit and veg a serious revamp.

Her delicious geometric designs, which she lays...

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This Is What Happens When A Woman Tries 'Manspreading'

(20) Comments | Posted 7 January 2015 | (15:24)

Anyone who's ever been on public transport will have experienced 'manspreading'. This is when a man sits with his legs wide open, spreading across two (or more) seats.

Manspreading often happens on packed carriages, leaving other travelers left standing while the manspreader takes up all the room.

It's not...

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Jourdan Dunn Becomes First Black Model To Land Solo British Vogue Cover In 12 Years

(1) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (14:58)

Jourdan Dunn has become the first black model to star on the British Vogue cover in more than a decade.

The 24-year-old, who has spoken out about racism in the fashion industry before, posted the February cover to her Instagram account on Friday exclaiming: “I’m so Happy to...

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Why We're Saying 'No' To January...

(0) Comments | Posted 1 January 2015 | (00:00)

Waking up on 1 January is a dark time for most of us. Not only are you (probably) nursing a gargantuan hangover from New Year's Eve, but those 31 consecutive days of December debauchery are starting to take their toll.

In times like these, the last thing you need to...

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My Life: Michelin-Starred Chef Angela Hartnett On Gordon Ramsay, Female Chefs And Her Jack Russell Alfie

(0) Comments | Posted 30 December 2014 | (19:15)

If there's one thing that Angela Hartnett is known for - besides her exquisite culinary skills, of course - it's her refreshingly down-to-earth attitude.

When she's not working tirelessly in one of her kitchens, she'll be in the dining room greeting guests (telling hilarious foul-mouthed anecdotes about her school...

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21 Things That Happen When One Of Your Best Friends Gets Engaged

(0) Comments | Posted 30 December 2014 | (17:13)

'Tis the season to be jolly - and pop the question, it seems.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past fortnight (or in the countryside with no internet connection) you'll have been inundated with engagement announcements, newly accessorised ring fingers and very happy couples.

It's an emotional...

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Topshop 'Depression' Handbag Trivialises Mental Health Issues In The Worst Way

(16) Comments | Posted 24 December 2014 | (16:03)

Update:

:: We originally believed that the bag was produced by Topshop, but it has since been brought to our attention that the bag is stocked by Topshop but manufactured by 'It's Not Me It's You'.

:: Topshop is removing the bag from its stores

Hot on the high...

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

(1) 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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