Long Reads

All of the long form articles from Stylist to bookmark and read on your commute

  • Sibling personality traits: the truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science
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    The truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science

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    “Why I’m rejecting the ‘strong Black woman’ narrative”

  • Unexpected phone calls: “Stop calling me!” Confessions of people who hate answering the phone
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    “Stop calling me!” Confessions of people who hate answering the phone

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Operation Moonshot: Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference at Downing Street on September 9, 2020 in London, England. As from Monday September 14, people in England will only be allowed to socialise in groups of six or less people following the announcement from the Prime Minister. This is to help curb the recent rise in Coronavirus cases. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Why people are so angry about Boris Johnson’s ‘moonshot’ plans

Trust us: it only gets worse once you’ve learned the meaning behind the name ‘moonshot’.

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Kayleigh Dray
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“I tried slow living in a remote Welsh cottage, and this is what I learned”

Could ditching your television, smartphone and electric kettle be the best way to disconnect from the stresses of urban life?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Autumn 2020: Maple tree in the mountains
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Need a September reset? Try the Danish concept of “pyt”

Take a deep cleansing breath and press the ‘pyt’ button.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Learning to drive: “why I wish I’d passed my driving test before leaving London”
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“The one thing I wish I’d done before moving out of London”

Thinking of upping sticks and leaving the city? Read this cautionary tale first.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Raifa Rafiq
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The exacerbating reality of working with chronic PMS

Women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder have found working from home life-changing but what's going to happen when lockdown eventually eases?

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3 women on their experiences of furlough, and advice on how to cope

“I was on furlough and now I’ve been made redundant – weeks before buying a house”

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Hollie Richardson
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Netflix’s High Score:: mental health benefits of video games
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Netflix’s High Score is trending, and for good reason

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

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Kayleigh Dray
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Smear tests and cervical cancer.
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“What a rare cervical cancer diagnosis during lockdown taught me about listening to my body”

One writer shares her experience of having cancer in lockdown.

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V Varilly
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Black women are using hashtags to call for equality and expose injustices on social media, now I am doing the same
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How hashtags have played a crucial role in Black women’s activism online

Black women are using hashtags to call for equality and expose injustices on social media, now I am doing the same

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Rene Germain
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International Friendship Day: “What a breakup in my 30s taught me about friendship"

“I was 32, single and starting again. But I knew I wasn’t alone”

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Natalie Cornish
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“How a lockdown romance helped me face my fear of dating”

Have our attitudes to finding new relationships really changed because of the pandemic?

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Hollie Richardson
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Emmie Harrison-West
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“I stood up to my office bullies and it changed my life for the better”

15% of employees have been on the receiving end of bullying and harassment in the last three years.

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“Why lockdown made me want to move out of London”

As lockdown eases in the UK, three women explain why living in London isn't as appealing as it used to be.

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Katie Bishop
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Adam Kay Dear NHS book.
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Adam Kay reveals what we should all be doing to help the NHS

The former doctor talks to Stylist about his new book.

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Hollie Richardson
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"Don't call me BAME, my identity is so much more than that"

Why are we the communities of people who make up a significant 14% of the population, still lumped together under the dated title of BAME?

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Namitha Aravind
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Presenter Lauren Arthur on safari in South Africa with elephants in the background
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"I'm experiencing lockdown from safari in South Africa, this is what it's been like"

A snapshot of what the global coronavirus pandemic has looked like for a woman stuck abroad, working on a nature reserve in the Sabi Sands.

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Britt Collins
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"My twin and I finally spoke about them coming out as trans and it changed both of our lives"

An overdue conversation helped Ella become a better trans ally.

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Ella Glover
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How the domestic abuse bill fails migrant women – and what you can do to help

The current bill ignores migrant women – a glaring omission at a time when the UK’s racial inequalities are being laid bare.

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Pragna Patel
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Hannah Coles
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“I’m a final year student nurse – Covid-19 is just the tip of the iceberg”

One student nurse explains the realities to Stylist.

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“How my parents’ bravery, love and strength got us through the Windrush scandal”

What was it really like growing up with parents from the Windrush generation? One writer shares her story.

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Jenny McCall
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