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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'Camel Toe' Comments Completely Overshadow Sporting Achievements Of Colombian Women's Cycling Team

(9) Comments | Posted 18 September 2014 | (16:31)

The Colombian Women's Cycling team have found themselves the centre of ridicule media attention today, after an unfortunate kit design - featuring a nude strip around their nether regions - left them looking somewhat exposed.

The story has been covered by sniggering news outlets across the world as...

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Dear Vogue, Big Bums Aren't Back In Fashion, a Body Part Isn't a Passing Trend

(9) Comments | Posted 13 September 2014 | (00:00)

Big bums are back in fashion. At least that is the latest trend report from US Vogue.

"The big booty has officially become ubiquitous," writes Patricia Garcia. "In music videos, in Instagram photos, and on today's most popular celebrities, the measure of sex appeal is inextricably linked to...

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Tried And Tested: How A Social Media Addict Coped With A Digital Detox

(3) Comments | Posted 12 September 2014 | (17:42)

It seems rather fitting that on the eve of my social media detox, I ran out of data allowance on my iPhone...

Part of me blames the #ALSIceBucket challenge. For about two weeks my Facebook feed was invaded by videos - all annoyingly set to autoplay -...

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#WhyIStayed: Why Domestic Violence Victims Often Can't 'Just Leave' Abusive Relationships

(2) Comments | Posted 11 September 2014 | (14:56)

After a video of American football player Ray Rice attacking his then-fiancée (now wife) Janay Rice, and knocking her unconscious, surfaced earlier this week the world responded in sheer outrage.

Ray was promptly dismissed by his team, the Baltimore Ravens, and media outlets and Twitter exploded in fury....

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All Female Celebrities Deserve Respect and Privacy - Not Just Jennifer Lawrence

(5) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (00:56)

On Sunday evening dozens of private naked photographs of Jennifer Lawrence started to circulate online after she became the latest victim of a hacker.

Within minutes her name was trending on social media, with users either excited at the chance to see the pictures or repulsed by the...

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London's Best Steak Restaurants

(5) Comments | Posted 29 August 2014 | (16:17)

There are few worse things in life than being served an overcooked or flaccid steak, amiright? (Especially when it's often the most expensive thing on the menu.)

So to protect you from such misfortune, we've rounded up the best steak restaurants in London.

From Hawksmoor to Flat Iron, Europe to...

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Model Hits Out At Swimwear Brand For Photoshopping Her Body 'Without Permission'

(2) Comments | Posted 27 August 2014 | (18:03)

An Australian model has hit out at a swimwear brand for photoshopping a picture of her body "without permission" to make her look thinner.

Meaghan Kausman, a 23-year-old fashion student from Melbourne, Australia, posted the before and after versions from the photo shoot on her Instagram...

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Why We're In Love With The #SoloYolo Hashtag

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (21:26)

With demanding work schedules, a busy social life and family to support, it can often feel almost impossible to make time for yourself.

But with recent studies showing that a little 'me' time can greatly improve mood and boost creativity, there has never been a better reason to...

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The Kindness Offensive: The World's Largest Performer Of Random Acts Of Kindness

(3) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (18:33)

They say if you don't ask, you don't get. But usually this age-old advice is only dealt out when discussing a pay rise or a flight upgrade to first class.

Seldom, in fact, is the idea of putting your neck on the line used for anything other than our...

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The Goddess Project: Meet The Pair Empowering Women Through Film And Self-Discovery

(0) Comments | Posted 19 August 2014 | (21:50)

While leading ladies may dominate the red carpets of film awards, when it comes to on set and behind the camera women are grossly under-represented.

Industry figures show that only 11% of identifiable protagonists are female, while, in 2013, women accounted for just 16% of directors, executive...

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What Is ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and Ice Bucket Challenge?

(1) Comments | Posted 18 August 2014 | (21:03)

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you'll have certainly heard of the #icebucketchallenge. If not, it's a chilly social media trend where participants film themselves throwing a bucket of ice-cold water over their head and post the video online, nominating others to do the same.

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Chest Hair Bikinis Are Our New Favourite Instagram Trend

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2014 | (21:37)

Step aside flower beards, now there's a new male grooming trend sweeping social media: the #chesthairbikini.

In case the words 'chest hair' + 'bikini' don't quite spell it out for you, the trend involves manscaping your chest hair - through waxing, plucking or shaving - to resemble...

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Indian Acid Attack Victims Bravely Star In Empowering Photoshoot

(6) Comments | Posted 14 August 2014 | (20:45)

An Indian acid attack victim who used to hide her face with a scarf has starred in a fashion photo shoot to show the world - and her attacker - that she refuses to live in the shadows.

Rupa, a 22-year-old budding fashion designer, was joined by fellow acid attack...

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Body Image Anxiety: Why We Need To Champion Fitness Over Thinness

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2014 | (14:52)

With the rise of social media and selfies, paired with the insatiable appetite for celebrity news and fashion magazines, it’s no wonder that the nation’s body image is dangerously low.

According to recent report, half of the population now feel anxious about their body - girls...

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Five Things I Learned On The Juice Detox

(0) Comments | Posted 1 August 2014 | (16:52)

A few weeks ago I tried a two-day juice detox.

While juicing may be very a la mode - everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Millie Mackintosh getting in on the zeitgest - anyone who knows me would be surprised that I a) volunteered to to consume nothing...

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There's A Place In Japan Called 'Cat Heaven Island' And We Can't Wait To Visit

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2014 | (16:25)

Forget cat cafes and house pets, if you're a real feline fan there's only one place you need to be: cat heaven island.

Tashirojima, a fishing town just off the east coast of Japan, has more cats than people. And it looks glorious.

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According...

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'Disabled By Polio, But Enabled By Determination': How Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike MBE Can Inspire Us All

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (22:30)

As part of our month of determination, we're showcasing inspiring individuals who have shone in the harsh light of adversity.

And if anyone deserves to be shouted about, it's Anne Wafula Strike.

The Kenyan-born British Paralympian is the first wheelchair racer to compete for East Africa, has an...

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How To Get Over Your Ex: Try Photoshopping Beyoncé Photos Over His Face

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (18:56)

There's no better way to get over your ex than devouring a tub of ice cream, hanging with your gal pals and calling on some Beyoncé girl power.

But while cranking up 'All The Single Ladies' is all well and good, one teenage girl may have found a quicker way...

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Woman Refused Maternity Photos, So Husband Took Her Place... With His Beer Belly

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (17:43)

When one woman refused maternity photos - and who'd blame her? They're naff - her husband decided to take matters into his own hands.

"My wife didn't want to take maternity pictures," explains Reddit user DruishPrincess69. "So I hired a photographer and took her place..."

In the hilarious...

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Cosmopolitan's Lesbian Sex Positions Guide Has Got Tongues Wagging (And For All The Right Reasons)

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2014 | (22:18)

Cosmopolitan magazine is well-known for its sex advice, but until recently its content has focussed almost entirely on heterosexual sex.

Now, in a new coming of age (ignore the pun), Cosmopolitan has expanded to feature more gay and lesbian-friendly content. Hurrah.

Their most recent offering? A fully-illustrated online feature called...

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