Long Reads

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

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    “I gave up alcohol five years ago and here’s what I've learned”

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    “This alternative approach to Dry January made me happier and healthier”

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    The Scandinavian guide to surviving the dark days of winter

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Find running intimidating? Read this

The myths about jogging, debunked.

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Bella Mackie
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The 12 best new year’s resolutions for a more meaningful life, according to Marie Curie nurses
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12 meaningful resolutions to make this new year, suggested by Marie Curie nurses

These are, without a doubt, the only resolutions we need to make for 2021.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Christmas and Covid-19: 14 people reveal what Christmas will look like in the age of Covid-19
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15 people reveal what Christmas will look like in the age of Covid-19

“It will probably just be booze and board games, with a few Zoom calls.”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Lockdown life: “how 8 months of Zoom quizzes brought my family closer together”
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“How 8 months of Zoom quizzes brought my family closer together”

They’ve been frustrating at times, sure, but the relentless virtual quizzes throughout 2020 have proven an unexpected lockdown bonus.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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The 21 vital love lessons we learned during lockdown

Because connection truly is the essence of wellbeing.

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“Why ‘the Brandy’ was the most significant hairstyle of the 90s”

“Her signature braids stood boldy in a sea of whiteness, at a time when ‘the Rachel’ was all the rage”

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Leah Sinclair
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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

Prepare to stoke the flames of sibling rivalry...

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

“It is frustrating being pigeon-holed into the narrow paradigms of what people expect from a young Black woman.”

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Dahaba Ali Hussen
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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

This one goes out to anyone who has ever pretended they can’t hear their ringing phone…

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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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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Kayleigh Dray
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Need a September reset? Try the Danish concept of “pyt”

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

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.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Here's the exacerbating truth of working with PMDD
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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?

Posted by
Raifa Rafiq
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When does furlough end?
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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”

Posted by
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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“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.

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

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

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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