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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Women In Business: How Sweaty Betty Founder, Tamara Hill-Norton, Made Fitness Fashionable

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2014 | (21:06)

When Tamara Hill-Norton opened her first Sweaty Betty shop in 1998 aged just 26, she had no idea that one day her fitness clothing would be worn by women all over the world.

A pioneer in stylish activewear, she is now committed to bringing free, community-based

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This Terrifying Video Shows How Quickly Toilet Germs Spread To Your Mouth

(9) Comments | Posted 17 October 2014 | (16:58)

If you're the one in four office workers who doesn't wash their hands after using the loo, hear this: you're disgusting.

This poor hygiene habit spreads millions of bacteria around the office, contaminating your colleagues, your keyboard and, wait for it, your mouth.


This is just...

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Loom Band Dress Finally Sells, But Not For £170,000...

(5) Comments | Posted 16 October 2014 | (21:53)

The loom band dress that once reached a whopping eBay bid of £170,000, has finally sold - for just £220.

After the winning eBad bid fell through earlier this year, the dress creators decided to auction the iconic dress to charity, selling it for a fraction of the original offer.

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Grandma's Dying Wish Is To See The Ocean One Last Time, Before Checking Into Hospice

(19) Comments | Posted 16 October 2014 | (15:52)

Before checking into a hospice to live out her final days, one women decided she wanted to dip her toes in the ocean one last time.

And her family were delighted to oblige.

"My grandma wanted to see the ocean one last time before...

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The Number Of Head Lice On This Child's Head Will Make Your Skin Crawl *Shudders*

(15) Comments | Posted 16 October 2014 | (14:56)

A video of a small child with hundreds of head lice crawling all over her head has gone viral - and is making the internet itch all over.

The child, who reports claim is a 7-year-old girl, has a serious case of nits and sits patiently while the infestation is...

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'Dinner Was Awful': Husband's Note For Newlywed Wife Isn't As Harsh As It First Appears

(17) Comments | Posted 15 October 2014 | (16:55)

"Dear Stefanie,

Dinner tasted awful... so I'm leaving you.


It's hardly the love letter a wife expects to find from her new husband. But that's exactly what happened to the friend of Reddit user proudlyhumble when she returned home one evening.

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This Empowering Photo Project Transforms Stereotypes Of Women With Disabilities

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2014 | (21:19)

When 19-year-old aspiring model Wendy Crawford woke up to find she'd been hit by a drunk driver, her life changed completely.

The accident had made her quadriplegic, a paralysis that affects the use of all four limbs, and she says she no longer accepted in the fashion industry.

Rather than...

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Eating With Overweight Friends Could Be Making You Eat More Unhealthy Food

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2014 | (17:42)

Dining with overweight friends or family could make you eat more unhealthy food, a recent study has found.

People are more inclined to gorge on junk and push away salads when sat opposite an overweight person - and it's (probably) because we feel less guilty about being

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16 Million People Are Deeply Affected By Low Body Confidence - Here's Why It Needs To Stop

(1) Comments | Posted 13 October 2014 | (14:39)

From fussing incessantly over what to wear to work in the morning to turning the lights down when having sex with your partner, low body confidence can affect us from morning to night.

But, according to a recent study, the consequences of such poor self-esteem cuts far deeper...

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Photographer Measures Brain Waves To Find Out Exactly How People Want To Look - Then Makes It Happen With Photoshop

(1) Comments | Posted 10 October 2014 | (16:13)

No matter how much body positivity we try to exude, when the majority of us look in the mirror, a glaring imperfection stares right back out at us.

Whether wishing for a smaller nose or higher cheekbones, we really are our own harshest critics.

But what if...

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7 Quotes That Show Malala Yousafzai Is Wise Beyond Her Years

(0) Comments | Posted 10 October 2014 | (11:26)

Malala Yousafzai has been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

Malala, the 17-year-old global education campaigner from Pakistan, was catapulted to fame after being shot in the head by the Taliban for her 'outspoken' views on female education.

She may be...

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London's Best Cocktail Bars, Because Why Not Sip It In Style? (PICTURES)

(1) Comments | Posted 9 October 2014 | (22:30)

From Bloody Marys to Tom Collins, there's nothing we like more than sitting on a high stool (or a low stool, chair, sofa or simply standing) and sipping on a tasty cocktail.

We'd like to think of ourselves as cocktail connoisseurs here at HuffPost UK and have pain-stakingly scoured the...

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8 Exercises You're (Probably) Doing Wrong

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2014 | (22:05)

If you're going to spend hours in the gym, you want to be sure your workout is paying off. Because there's nothing worse than going through the pain, without any gain.

From tricep dips to planking, here are some key exercises that you are (probably) doing wrong.


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Woman Makes Butter From Her Breast Milk - Then Eats It And Tells The World

(2) Comments | Posted 9 October 2014 | (15:07)

What should you do when you've got excess breast milk? Make butter, of course.

At least that was what one woman decided to do when left home alone one evening - because who says babies should get all the fun?

Naturally, she tried the concoction and posted her...

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Meet The Woman Tattooing Nipples On Breast Cancer Patients Post-Mastectomy

(13) Comments | Posted 8 October 2014 | (18:11)

Warning: the images in this article contain nudity

As any breast cancer survivor knows, the impact of the disease lasts long after receiving the all-clear from doctors.

In fact, the effects of treatments such as mastectomy - where breast tissue and sometimes nipples are removed -...

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Meet The Inspirational Women (And Men) Surviving Breast Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2014 | (20:13)

Breast cancer awareness is normally associated with pink - pink ribbons, pink balloons, pink cupcakes.

But, this October, we think it's time to it's time to see the faces behind the campaigns, and celebrate the women (and men) who have fought breast cancer and won.


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Introducing 'Mixxxer', The Non-Dating App For People Who Want To Have Sex (No Strings Attached)

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2014 | (17:07)

If you want to have no-strings-attached sex at the touch of a button then Mixxxer, a 'non dating app' for hook ups, may be just the ticket.

Log on, find a lover in your local area, and - well - you know what happens next.


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Stoptober: Twin Photo Study Shows How Smoking Causes Premature Ageing

(151) Comments | Posted 6 October 2014 | (16:24)

Let's not start Stoptober with preachy facts. We could throw facts at you until the cows come home, but why use numbers when a picture can say a thousand words?

We were given access to a photographic investigation of sets of twins - with rather different

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Paralysed Bride Walks Down The Aisle With Her Father On Wedding Day

(0) Comments | Posted 6 October 2014 | (15:32)

Tissues at the ready...

Six years ago, Gina Giaffoglione was involved in a car accident that left her paralysed from the waist down. But the former accomplished athlete did not let her paralysis stop her from walking down the aisle on her wedding day.

[H/T Jezebel]

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Think You Know How To Cut A Pineapple? Think Again

(3) Comments | Posted 2 October 2014 | (17:05)

Think you know how to cut a pineapple? Think again.

While you faff about - removing the skin and hacking away at leaves - the superior beings of this world have steamed ahead and arranged their pineapple into a masterpiece that will impress even the most discerning dinner guest.


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