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    “This is what starting again at 27 taught me about being an adult”

    This is what it's like to start from scratch when it seems like your friends have it all figured out.

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    "I was a cocaine hypocrite - this is why I quit the drug"

    An environmental campaigner explains why she gave up cocaine.

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    What it's like to rediscover sex after having chemotherapy for breast cancer

    This is what it's like to date again after having cancer.

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    The Daily Mail is ranking women by waist size – and we can’t ignore this dangerous message

    This goes way beyond the sidebar of shame.

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    How ditching the 9-5 and moving to South America cured my quarter-life crisis

    This is how you can do the same.

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    Sinead Mulhern
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    Can digital therapy ever replace in-person counselling?

    Can we really treat therapy like another Uber?

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    “I’m a savvy, cynical millennial – but telephone scammers still robbed me of every penny”

    This is how you can avoid the same thing happening to you.

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    We find it harder than ever to make decisions in 2018 - but why?

    Should 'Pret or Leon' really be this hard?

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    Lauren Bravo
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    Why Practical Magic is the ultimate feminist film

    It may be 20 years old – but here’s why Practical Magic is more relevant than ever…

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    Kayleigh Dray
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    What the return of Sabrina and Charmed says about feminism in 2018

    Exploring the link between witchcraft and fourth wave feminism.

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    Sarah Assenti
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    How #MeToo has affected our daily lives: Five women share their stories

    Five women recount how a global movement has affected their day-to-day lives.

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    Stylist Sleep Diaries: an anxiety expert reveals her relaxing 7-step bedtime routine

    A hypnotherapist explains how she gets in the right mindset for sleep.

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    All hail the quiet defiance of Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding dress

    “In a world that places a myriad pressures on how our bodies should look, it’s good to remember the significance of something as simple as a visible scar"

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    “The online reaction to Channing Tatum and Jessie J’s ‘relationship’ is deeply disquieting”

    A rumoured game of mini golf has triggered a wave of truly disgusting comments on social media.

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    Everything you need to address mental health in the workplace

    From powerful essays by women who have done it, to tangible tips of soothing stress and anxiety at your desk

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    Megan Murray
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    What the Zoe Ball vs Sara Cox debate tells us about female representation in radio

    It's 2018, so why isn't there space for more than one woman on our airwaves?

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    Moya Lothian-McLean
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    What it’s really like living with OCD: “I’m obsessed with the harm I could cause”

    “The intrusive thoughts in my head range from starting fires, to causing car accidents, murder and other possibilities”

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    Lucy Donoughue
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    Women share beautiful essays on living with mental ill health

    Remember: you are not alone

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    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    “How I came off antidepressants”: 5 women share their stories

    4 million people are at risk of experiencing side effects when withdrawing from antidepressants

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    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    How a groundbreaking therapy podcast changed my life

    “After only three hours of listening, I had the kind of breakthrough therapy evangelists rave about”

    Posted by
    Emma Ledger
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    A year of #MeToo: our most powerful essays

    It’s been a year since the allegations against Harvey Weinstein first came to light. A lot has changed

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    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    “How being around nature helps me manage my mental health”

    Scottish GPs have become the first to offer "nature prescriptions" for those with mental health conditions

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    Kate Leaver
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    What a groundbreaking new clinical trial could do for women with PCOS

    A new treatment could drastically ease women's symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome. Stylist spoke to women involved in the trial

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    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    Nikita Gill on how poetry has the power to transform your life

    “Where others hurt you, poetry can give you the motivation to carry on”

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    Nikita Gill
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    There are 4 types of loneliness. Here’s how to beat them

    A third of 25-34 year olds in the UK are lonely. Here, a psychologist offers her advice for overcoming these feelings

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    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    Stylist Sleep Diaries: I can’t sleep when I’m on a writing deadline

    Author Ali Land has no issues with sleep - until she's on a deadline

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    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    This is why it’s harder than ever to forget about an ex

    From WhatsApp to Facebook, our relationships are leaving an indestructible digital trail

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    Alexandra Jones
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    3 women on what it’s really like to try and find work as a refugee

    ‘Refugees have got the resilience to make it’

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    Samira Shackle
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    The reality of body dysmorphia: “I don't see myself the way others do”

    “Until now, I have never told people about my disorder...”

    Posted by
    Millie Milliken
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    I was the first customer at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop London pop up store. This is what I learned.

    Looking for a fancy vibrator or a vaginal egg? You're in the right place...

    Posted by
    Hannah-Rose Yee
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    30 things I still don’t know despite being 30

    “I assumed I’d be at peace, full of wisdom and on the right path by now...”

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    “How a therapist helped me through my mum’s suicide”

    “When I turned 30, a decade of stoppering my grief caught up with me”

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    Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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    Why we need to close the orgasm gap

    "Never apologise for wanting a real, thigh shaking orgasm. You’re worth the real deal."

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    Stylist Team
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    This is why we’re all so obsessed with stories of bridezillas

    Whether they’re making outrageous financial demands or exploiting bridesmaids, bridezilla stories have us hooked...

    Posted by
    Lauren Bravo
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    Stylist Sleep Diaries: As a sleep expert, I practise what I preach

    A sleep psychologist shares her top tips for getting a great night of sleep

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    ‘The media ran me out of politics, but I won’t be silenced anymore’

    A former government special advisor, who left her position due to harassment from the media, shares her story

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    Emily Poole
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    “Women don’t need permission to speak up. I’m proof of that”

    Our voices are powerful. Let’s use them

    Posted by
    Mariam Khan
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    “Why I had to cut my dad out of my life for my mental health”

    “Family is a privilege, not a right”

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    Stylist Team
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    “What happened when I checked myself into the UK’s only suicide sanctuary”

    The Maytree is a respite centre that offers help and support for those in suicidal crisis

    Posted by
    Sarah Baba
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    The surprising mental health benefit of playing video games

    It’s time to talk about the psychological benefit of playing video games…

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
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    “Don’t mourn the end of summer. We’re entering the greatest season of all”

    Feeling sad about bidding farewell to summer 2018? Here are 7 reasons why autumn will be even better.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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    Stylist Sleep Diaries: How a simple routine helps me sleep on planes

    A flight service manager shares her hard-earned sleep advice

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    This is what it’s really like to live in a cult

    There are estimated to be at least 1,000 cults operating in the UK. Here, a former cult member shares her story

    Posted by
    Alexandra Stein
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    The most beautiful, unique and unusual wedding poetry

    After a nationwide search, we reveal the best new verses written by poets in the UK

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    What greetings cards tell us about society’s narrow view of women

    We deserve more than just pink cards featuring cupcakes, shopping bags and prosecco

    Posted by
    Olivia Gagan
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    Why 2018 will be the year we discover the luxury of waiting

    This is why patience is the hottest new trend going

    Posted by
    Moya Lothian-McLean
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    What it’s really like to go vegan for a year

    Charting the surprising ups and the downs of a meatless year

    Posted by
    Alessia Armenise
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    Natural Cycles contraception app advert is banned for being misleading

    The ASA has ruled that the app’s claim of being a ‘highly accurate contraceptive’ is misleading and exaggerates its effectiveness

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    Stylist Sleep Diaries: Why I can never switch off, even when I’m asleep

    Samantha Fulton-Kandou is a hotel general manager who is always on call

    Posted by
    Sarah Biddlecombe
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    Why women need to start being bloody difficult about their health

    No, you're not a hypochondriac for being concerned about your body

    Posted by
    Jennifer Lipman
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