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Woman on Blue Monday

“Blue Monday doesn’t raise awareness about mental health – it harms our understanding of it”

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Emily Reynolds
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    Life

    It’s time to think twice about about taking your Christmas lights down – here's why

  • Scandinavian advice for dealing with SAD
    Long Reads

    The Scandinavian guide to surviving the dark days of winter

  • two women kissing in bed discussing the importance of sex in relationship
    Relationships

    10 women tell us (honestly) how important sex is in their relationships

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Health

5 ways to avoid getting Christmas burnout this year, according to a psychologist

Take the pressure off the festive season with these expert-approved tips.

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Christobel Hastings
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12 therapeutic self-care podcasts to listen to if you’re feeling anxious or alone right now
Podcasts

12 self-care podcasts if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed right now

Take a deep breath and press play.

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Helen Booth
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Amy Beecham
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Long Reads

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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Long Reads

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?

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Namitha Aravind
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Naomi May
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12 chic and sustainable Christmas gift ideas for eco-conscious loved ones

Because a present isn’t just for Christmas Day…

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Life

You’re not imagining it: the hot weather really can make your anxiety worse

Here’s how to deal with it.

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Lauren Geall
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Moya Crockett
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Politics

Our campaign challenging male violence against women just scored its first big win

The government just agreed to the central demand of Stylist’s #AFearlessFuture initiative – but there’s more work to be done.

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Moya Crockett
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Health

Dealing with your period in the summer – expert advice on coping and staying cool

“Mood dips are a common symptom of PMS and hot weather can compound the sense of irritation, causing your hormones to be even more disrupted than usual.”

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Devinder Bains
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Books

"I've never enjoyed children – but as a woman, I have to hide that fact"

A brilliant and brutally honest essay about what it means to be 40, single and decidedly not broody, from Emma John's memoir Self-Contained

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Emma John
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Astrology

June’s strawberry full moon marks the final supermoon of the year

Experts say this lunation will have us feeling ready to conquer our summer goals.

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Nina Kahn
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Politics

Windrush Day 2021: how a routine passport application turned one family’s world upside down

“Despite both Sekeena and her daughter being born in the UK, they had to justify their citizenship.”

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Carly Lewis-Oduntan
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Florie Mwanza
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8 UK holiday destinations that are perfect for unwinding and unplugging

They score pretty high when it comes to wellness essentials like air quality and green spaces to explore.

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Women

The rise of anti-feminist therapy: what you need to know

"A vicious culture war is playing out across social media, surrounding the roles that society ascribes to women."

Posted by
Sally Howard
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Careers

“My boss stabbed me in the back, but it did teach me one thing”

One woman explains how a toxic workplace culture impacted her mental health.

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Anonymous
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Careers

Here’s how to find a new job in a post-Covid world

A careers coach offers her advice on how to keep aiming for your dream job.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Dating
Mental Health

The truth about dating on antidepressants, according to the women doing it

Navigating a relationship is hard enough as it is – but it has the potential to be even harder if you’re on antidepressants.

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Serena Smith
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The audience at the Eurovision Grand Final on May 13, 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine is the 62nd host of the annual iteration of the international song contest. It is the longest running international TV song competition, held primarily among countries from Europe. Each participating country will perform an original song, votes cast by the other countries determine the winner. This year's winner Salvador Sobral from Portugal won with his love ballad 'Amar Pelos Dois'. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Life

How watching Eurovision can improve your wellbeing (yes, really)

As if you needed an extra reason to tune into the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Why we need mental health first aiders in the workplace
Mental Health

This is what getting a hug does to your brain

Even a 10-second squeeze can improve your health, so we're happy to be able to hug again from Monday 17 May.

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Amy Beecham
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Lucy Robinson
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What it’s like to work in a job where you’ve never met a single colleague

Starting any new job is hard. But what’s it like when you’ve never met anyone on your team?

Woman sitting on sofa looking bored and unmotivated
Mental Health

“Languishing” nails how we all feel right now, but what can we do about it?

There's a name for that post-lockdown feeling of aimlessness, hopelessness, and general lack of drive and motivation. Here's what you can do about it.

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Ben Graham
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