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Life

Sleep deprived? Here’s how to bounce back after a bad night’s sleep

We want good sleep. We don’t always get it. A sleep scientist tells us how to recover.

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Life

What are weighted blankets, and can they help with anxiety?

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Stylist Team
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Social Anxiety
Books

“I tried Nunchi in a bid to ease my social anxiety – and this is what happened”

Poorna Bell tried nunchi – the Korean secret to happiness – to help her be less self-conscious and awkward in social interactions.

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Poorna Bell
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The best bath oils for dry skin, sore muscles and pure relaxation

Whether you like your bath dosed with jasmine, persimmon, lemon balm or kelp.

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Naomi Joseph
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Lauren Geall
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Do negative headlines stay in your head throughout the day? You could have a “sticky mind”

Here’s how to deal with this common symptom of anxiety.

seasonal affective disorder
Long Reads

The Scandinavian guide to surviving the dark days of winter

The days are getting shorter, but it’s not all bad news.

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Helen Russell
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Life

Eustress: why some stress can actually be good for you

Turns out feeling stressed isn’t always bad.

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Lauren Geall
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Long Reads

Ghosting friends: have you been the victim of unintentional ghosting?

Most of us think ghosting only happens in romantic relationships, but half of us have been ghosted by a friend. Why?

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Anya Meyerowitz
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Social anxiety at work
Careers

Struggling with social anxiety at work? Here’s how to tackle it

The workplace is one of the most challenging environments when it comes to coping with social anxiety – so how should we deal with it?

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Nadiya Hussain on why she’s stopped striving to be happy all the time

The Bake Off winner talks anxiety, social media boundaries and learning to trust herself in our exclusive interview.

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Chloe Gray
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Life

Cancel anxiety: why you shouldn’t feel bad for flaking on friends

Have you felt like this?

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Megan Murray
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Jessica Rapana
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Julie Andrews on how therapy saved her life: “My head was so full of clutter”

Appearing on 'The Late Show' to talk about her new memoir, the screen legend talked openly about how therapy saved her life.

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Long Reads

Feeling anxious and stressed? This is why you should try taking off your headphones

A new study has found an easy solution to boosting our mood (and it's completely free).

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Kate Leaver
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Life

Banning emails outside of work hours might actually trigger burnout

Could it do more harm than good for some people?

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Hollie Richardson
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A woman worrying
Life

5 simple and effective ways to help stem anxious thoughts

Use these techniques to reign in an avalanche of "what ifs"

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Anna Brech
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Antidepressants: Why I tell all my friends I'm taking antidepressants
Life

“Why I tell my friends I’m taking antidepressants”

Stylist's junior digital writer Lauren Geall has been taking sertraline for two years, but she's no longer keeping it a secret.

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Lauren Geall
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How practicing mindfulness could help us to overcome our fears
Life

How practising mindfulness could help you overcome your fears

The technique could help us to retrain our brain’s reactions, according to a new study.

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Lauren Geall
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The different types of OCD, explained
Life

All the different types of OCD, explained

Because there is so much more to the condition than cleanliness.

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Lauren Geall
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Hollie Richardson
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Ellie Goulding’s words on “sabotaging” her own career success are highly relatable

The singer has shared a candid post.

Stop describing yourself as "a bit OCD"
Life

Why it’s never OK to refer to yourself as “a bit OCD”

The language we use to talk about mental health conditions like OCD is just as important as the actions we take to destigmatise them.

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Lauren Geall
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