Christobel Hastings

Christobel Hastings is a London-based journalist covering pop culture, feminism, LGBTQ and lore.

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9 successful women share the morning routines that kickstart their days

From Jennifer Aniston's face wash routine to Shonda Rhimes' favourite dance tracks.

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“What losing my legs taught me about body neutrality”

Kat Hawkins shares her journey to self-acceptance after becoming a double amputee

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My New Roots: The most delicious seasonal recipes to see you through winter

Consider this your ultimate cold weather fuel.

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6 things 2020 holds for us according to an expert

From technology to our levels of trust

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Your first glimpse of the Lizzie McGuire reboot is here, and this is what dreams are made of

It’s everything we hoped for.

People

Gwen Stefani was age-shamed for her New Year’s Eve performance, and Twitter was having none of it

As the iconic singer proves time and time again, talent doesn't have a sell-by date.

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Attention, Marvel fans: more LGBTQ+ characters are coming to the MCU this year

The president of Marvel Studios confirmed the first transgender character will feature on the silver screen in 2020.

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“David Tennant is right: female representation is just common sense”

The actor expertly summarised the importance of gender equality on the sets of TV shows.

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Barack Obama’s annual reading list is here to prove that sexist “chick lit” theory wrong

The former President's favourite books from the year was filled with refreshing titles.

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“Finally, Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie is getting the spotlight she deserves”

Overlooked for decades, the group’s most successful singer-songwriter is at long last being recognised.

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Nadiya Hussain had the most moving reaction to receiving an MBE in the New Year Honours

"I never imagined this would happen to me."

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This is how to make your home smell exactly like a fancy hotel

Recreate these heavenly aromas so your living space smells just as sweet.

Life

5 magical Christmas traditions from around the world to add to your festive ritual

Take inspiration from another culture this Christmas.

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Are you suffering from Christmas burnout? Here’s how to cope if you’re feeling overwhelmed

Take the pressure off the festive season with these expert-approved tips.

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The best escapist Instagram accounts to help you get away from it all

Hit follow on these captivating accounts to inspire a new state of mind.

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Have we fallen out of love with fast fashion? The Boxing Day sales suggest so

New research shows shoppers are making more mindful choices out of concern for the environment.

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Everything we learnt from the Call the Midwife Christmas special 2019

The medics and midwives of Nonnatus House are off on a magical Scottish adventure.

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This heartwarming Twitter campaign is helping people beat loneliness at Christmas

Sarah Millican's #JoinIn campaign has connected thousands of people in need over the festive period.

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People are paying tribute to NHS staff working over Christmas in the most beautiful way

Well-wishers across the UK are sending messages of support to dedicated NHS workers over the festive period.

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How the bloodthirsty Valkyries of Norse mythology became a pop culture phenomenon

From creatures of carnage to noble shieldmaidens, the Valkyries have captured the imagination for centuries.

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