Christobel Hastings

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

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Life

Here’s how to be positive when “positive thinking” makes you cringe

Train your brain to look on the bright side.

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Life

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.

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People

New Year Honours: meet the frontline heroes who gave their all to fighting the pandemic

Round of applause for these extraordinary people.

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Life

The funniest Twitter moments of 2020 for some year-end cheer

In need of a laugh? Scroll this way.

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s story about her kitchen discos is a vital lesson in silencing our inner critic

The pop singer was filled with self-doubt before starting the lockdown gigs.

Podcasts

“Nobody Told Me…It’s OK To Feel Sad”

Mental health campaigner Bryony Gordon discusses how she learnt to sit with her feelings.

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Life

It wasn’t all bad: 10 life-affirming moments that make 2020 worth remembering

Let's take a look back at the silver linings.

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Life

How to process sadness in a healthy way, according to a psychologist

And why it's ok to feel it from Bryony Gordon

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Entertainment

Dynasties: David Attenborough’s BBC series is returning for a second season

Get ready to meet four amazing families.

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Entertainment

Patti Smith is performing a tribute to NHS workers on NYE – here’s how you can watch

The punk rock legend will be rocking in 2021 with a very special broadcast.

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People

Fearne Cotton’s frank words about PTSD reframe the narrative around mental health

The mental health advocate has a valuable perspective.

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These 3 utterly brilliant women are joining the judging panel of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Start your engines!

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People

Alison Brie’s response to the cancellation of GLOW shows the power of female friendship

Not a cancellation nor Covid could stop the crew of misfits coming together.

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Food

These comforting Mary Berry recipes prove beige food doesn’t have to be boring

Beige food gets a bad rap – but done right, it’s anything but dull.

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People

Olivia Newton-John’s heartfelt Christmas message reminds us all to have hope

The actor is currently living with stage-four metastatic breast cancer.

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Life

These hilarious tweets perfectly sum the reality of Christmas in the age of Covid

“My Dad just fell asleep during our Zoom Christmas”.

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Film

Emma Thompson has some typically sage words about the sexist Hollywood age gap

The actress called out the “utterly unbalanced” nature of Hollywood's on-screen relationships.

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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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5 ways we can all be more inclusive, according to an expert

Positive change means being proactive

Life

5 ways to do Christmas differently this year

Keep the magic of Christmas alive by making new traditions.

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