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This ice cream afternoon tea is perfect for summer

Picture an ice cream stick, dipped in white chocolate and topped with dried strawberries. Yum.

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Megan Murray
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Meet the woman not having children because of climate change

Emma Olliff explains how her concern about humans' environmental impact led her to decide against having children

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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“We will never ‘have it all’ – so we need to stop putting pressure on ourselves”

What the hell does ‘having it all’ even mean?

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Anna Hope
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How will the new Prime Minister impact the lives of women?

Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will succeed Theresa May to become our next PM. But what does this mean for women?

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Eve Livingston
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Clare Wiley
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The gift registry celebrating single women this wedding season

“If you can buy your friend a gravy boat when she’s getting married, you can buy her office supplies or volunteer your time when she’s starting a business.”

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Why you should stop listening to your friends’ opinions, and speak to strangers instead

Think you know how you feel about Brexit, Trump and climate change? Think again...

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Trish Hall
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Life

“We need to talk about summer chafing”

Do your thighs ravish one another feverishly like new lovers in a romantic novel? Danielle Dash feels your pain…

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Danielle Dash
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Books

The best non-fiction, addictive thrillers and moving stories: July books are here

Say hello to the 10 incredibly good books that will blow you away this summer...

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Francesca Brown
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“I’m a Muslim woman who married two queer strangers. This is our story”

It’s time for allyship – not just in whispered conversations, but in big, loud, obvious actions that let your people know you’re standing for other people.

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Salma El-Wardany
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This is what strong looks like: Keira Walsh

“If I need motivation, I remind myself that I want to be the best player I can be.”

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Keira Walsh
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The best rooftop bars in London for summer 2019

We know where we'll be this weekend.

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Megan Murray
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“The time for debate is over. Now, we all need to act on transgender hate crimes”

“The 81% rise in transgender hate crimes is a wake-up call that very boring, ordinary people are being hurt, abused, harassed and killed,” says Juno Dawson.

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“Cancer, the gym and me: how an unexpected diagnosis inspired me to get strong”

“Without a strong mind, I can’t work on my body. Remember that you are in charge of you,” says Kris Hallenga.

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Kris Hallenga
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“I’ve stopped pretending that climate crisis doesn’t affect me – and you should, too”

Will this picture of a polar bear stranded in Siberia finally urge us to act on climate change?

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Eleanor Flowers
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“Credit card debt and hefty loan charges: why we need to talk about our money f**k-ups”

Having a good career won’t rescue you from debt, as Poorna Bell knows all too well...

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Poorna Bell
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Books

27 of the most comforting books to stop you feeling lonely

“It’s the equivalent of a cosy light in the window welcoming me in”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Opinion

“Why do people still need to come out in 2019?”

For LGBT individuals, coming out definitely isn't a one-off event.

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Christobel Hastings
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“My dad may no longer be here, but please don’t forget me on Father’s Day”

“He was here once,” writes Erin Cardiff, “and that, I think, is worth celebrating.”

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Erin Cardiff
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Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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An open letter to all the single dads, from a woman who was raised by one

Single fathers are often overlooked. That needs to change.

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A sleep expert explains when to drink caffeine and why not to sleep with your phone in the bedroom

Sleep psychologist Hope Bastine gives her top tips.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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