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“I checked into a ‘heartbreak hotel’ to get over my break-up – here’s what I learned”

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Christobel Hastings
  • The reality of working at an abortion clinic
    Life

    “I've been stepped on and yelled at”: the reality of working in a US abortion clinic

  • Four women on how they dealt with their toxic managers
    Careers

    4 women share how they dealt with a toxic boss without quitting their job

  • Rebel Wilson on the red carpet
    Relationships

    “After Rebel Wilson, I refuse to ‘come out’ to straight people anymore”

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Minnie Driver
People

We asked Minnie Driver 22 probing questions – here are her answers

What will the actor and author make of our existential questions?

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Sophie Goddard
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Vick Hope
People

What Vick Hope is listening to, watching and reading this summer

Radio One DJ and Women’s Prize for Fiction podcast host Vick Hope on her summer culture hits.

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Helen Bownass
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I moved to France to escape burnout
Life

“What happened when I swapped my London life for a remote farm in France”

Stress levels and the skyrocketing cost of living sent one woman running to remote France.

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Lara Kilner
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Relationships

“I’m a couples therapist – this is how to stop arguing”

Relationship therapist Simone Bose is on hand with advice.

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Annie Lord
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Rosie Gizauskas
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“I’m in a toxic relationship with my BFF – but I just can’t let her go”

What it’s like when your oldest friend is also your worst one. 

Celibate for a year
Relationships

“I took a year off sex to work on myself – here’s what I’ve learned so far”

What happened when a twenty-something took an oath of celibacy.

Posted by
Annie Lord
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How to pay off debt
Money

“I paid off £18,000 of debt in 22 months – here’s how”

And the bank of mum and dad wasn’t part of it.

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Esther Bangura
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Polyamory: Why I had to get out of my polyamorous relationship
Relationships

“My husband and I tried polyamory – and it changed our marriage forever”

How trying polyamory in her marriage changed this woman’s marriage dynamic forever.

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Olivia Petter
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My partner’s secret porn addiction made me question our whole relationship
Relationships

“Discovering my partner’s secret porn addiction made me question our whole relationship”

What it’s like to find out the person you’ve been with for years is lying to you.

Posted by
Kate Graham
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Zara McDermott
Women

“I was sexually harassed and groped”: Zara McDermott on tackling rape culture in our schools

The Love Island alumna opened up in a documentary about her experience with sexual assault — and what she’s doing to change things.

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Zara McDermott
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When one woman went to see a turning 30 lifecoach
Mental Health

“Why I went to see a life coach about turning 30”

When a big birthday loomed for Imogen West-Knights, she turned to the help of a life coach.

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Imogen West-Knights
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Anna Fielding
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“My secret life as a female MI5 spy“

A rare glimpse into the world of a real MI5 spy, from wearing disguises to dealing with threats to national security.

Mair Howells
Health

“I was drugged in a club but I refuse to live in fear of being spiked again”

Mair Howells launched a platform to support victims after being spiked.

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Mair Howells
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Seyda Karimpour
Careers

“Why I gave up on being a #GirlBoss and ditched the hustle to prioritise rest and self-care”

Drawing boundaries around her free time enabled Seyda Karimpour to ditch the always-on culture.

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Seyda Karimpour
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Bella Younger
Mental Health

“My Instagram addiction put me in rehab – here are the 8 biggest things I learned there”

Bella Younger’s social media alter-ego Deliciously Stella was a viral phenomenon before it all became too much.

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Bella Younger
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Cecilie Fjellhøy
Dating

“What happened when I found out my boyfriend was the Tinder Swindler”

In 2018, Cecilie Fjellhøy fell in love with Simon Leviev. Then she fell victim to his elaborate playboy scam.

Posted by
Cecilie Fjellhøy
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