Long Reads

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

  • Agony aunts
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    From TikTok to call-in shows, this is how agony aunts got their cool back

  • “Yachting” is about more than being paid to party, it’s Hollywood’s murkiest open secret
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    “Every girl is traumatised”: how “yachting” exposes the dangerous pursuit of fame

  • true-crime-citizen-sleuths-women
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    Why the true crime phenomenon is turning women into ‘citizen sleuths’

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Is it OK to have HPV? Everything you need to know about the common virus

The HPV vaccine could reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by a third. But what is HPV?

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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How to deal with work stress: this 42% rule could help you recover from burnout
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Suffering from burnout? Here’s why you should try the 42% rule

If overtime, work pressure and Covid-19 anxiety is taking its toll, read this.

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Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
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The Scandinavian guide to surviving the dark days of winter

The days may be short and dark, but it’s not all bad news.

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Helen Russell
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12 meaningful resolutions to make this new year, according to Marie Curie nurses

These are, without a doubt, the only resolutions we need to make for 2022.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Leah Sinclair
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The truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science

Prepare to see your siblings in a whole new light.

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How to go home for Christmas without regressing to an angry teen

Worried you'll revert to your teenage self over the holidays? Follow these tips to ensure you get through Christmas without throwing a strop.

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Lauren Bravo
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UK broadcasters have at long last committed to avoid using the term BAME

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?

Posted by
Namitha Aravind
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MLMs in the UK: how multi-level marketing schemes are using “feminist jargon” to recruit women since the pandemic
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Why are so many women joining ‘cult-like’ MLMs since the pandemic?

“I was that person that used to say: ‘It isn’t a pyramid scheme, it isn’t a pyramid scheme’.”

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Amy Beecham
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Meet the women in Venezuela’s cramped and overcrowded detention centres

Photographer Ana María Arévalo Gosen is shining a light on their lives.

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Alex Sims
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The Danish concept of “pyt” is your ticket to a soothing September reset

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

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Why you should listen to your body, not your tracker, during workouts

We know exercise is good for us. Moving intuitively can make it better…

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Chloe Gray
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Rosie Wilby
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“I felt like I missed my chance at parenthood by the narrowest of margins”

Rosie Wilby talks about motherhood as a gay woman.

Sarah Everard flowers at Clapham Common bandstand
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“We have the right to be free from fear”: what will actually keep women safe in public spaces?

From education to criminal justice reform, experts share their ideas for making women safer on the streets.

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Covid-19: This is what it’s really like to work for the NHS right now
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This is what it’s really like to work for the NHS right now

“It’s both mentally and physically demanding. There is no simple way to put it.”

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Psychology: this viral Facebook post explains why you feel so “meh” right now
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You’re not the only one feeling “meh” right now – this theory explains why

Have you heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs? Prepare to feel seen.

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Kayleigh Dray
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“I gave up alcohol for five years and here’s what I've learned along the way”

For one, other people don't care as much as you think they do...

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

After one writer discovered that cutting out alcohol could harm her health, she tried an alternative method...

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Rosie Mullender
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Find running intimidating? Read this

The myths about jogging, debunked.

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Bella Mackie
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Kayleigh Dray
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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.”

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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