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Bridesmaid horror stories: “I was fired as a bridesmaid, so now I’m laying down some ground rules”

“I was fired as a bridesmaid – now I’m laying down ground rules”

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Kayleigh Dray
  • Life

    Why you should think twice about taking your Christmas lights down

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    Mental Health

    “I started ‘fake commuting’ to work every day – and I think everyone should try it”

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    Long Reads

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

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Long Reads

The Scandinavian guide to surviving the dark days of winter

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

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Helen Russell
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Life

The 5 most common regrets of the dying – and what we can learn from them

Learn to live in the moment and care less about what other people think.

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Bronnie Ware
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Entertainment

A comprehensive guide to surviving the lull between Christmas and New Year

Because this time period feels a little bit like being in an episode of Black Mirror, albeit with more gravy.

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Daisy Buchanan
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Long Reads

Find running intimidating? Read this

The myths about jogging, debunked.

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Bella Mackie
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Mollie Goodfellow
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What’s the deal with mistletoe (and is it actually really creepy)?

We give you a brief and comprehensive history of the festive green leaves that launched a million Christmas kisses.

Opinion

Here’s what a young Muslim feminist wants you to know about Islamophobia in the UK

Shahed Ezaydi explains how white feminism – and its centring of the white female experience – feeds into Islamophobic attitudes.

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Shahed Ezaydi
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Astrology

What’s in the stars? An astrologer predicts Christmas cosmic holiday madness

How the stars will affect our holiday festivities this year, and what's to come in the new year.

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Nina Kahn
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Careers

“I miss my work mates so badly”: the women who want their office buddies back

We asked women to tell us what they miss most about their work mates and what you can do to keep the friendships alive while working from home.

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Grace Holliday
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Life

Are you a doomscroller or joyscroller? And what does that say about you?

What our doomscrolling and joyscrolling habits can tell us about the world in 2020

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Sara Radin
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Fashion

6 chic and sustainable Christmas gift ideas for your eco-friendly friend

Because a present isn’t just for Christmas Day…

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Megan Murray
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Relationships

“Not having sex for months made me realise something major about myself”

How one woman's lockdown dry spell played havoc with her confidence and made her realise something serious about how she looks at herself

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Charley Ross
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Katy Harrington
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“Obsess over Gillian Anderson all you want, but not Margaret Thatcher please”

Gillian Anderson is stellar as the UK's first female PM Margaret Thatcher in The Crown but let's not forget what the real Maggie said and did.

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Long Reads

“Why ‘the Brandy’ was the most significant hairstyle of the 90s”

“Her signature braids stood boldy in a sea of whiteness, at a time when ‘the Rachel’ was all the rage”

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Leah Sinclair
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Entertainment

12 of the best Irish films (and no, P.S. I Love You is not on the list)

We asked an Irish writer to chose some of the greatest Irish movies that deserve to be celebrated (and watched). Here are her picks.

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Katy Harrington
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Environment

This is what it’s really like being part of Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion has a diversity problem, but what is it really like behind the scenes of the radical environmental group? One writer joins to find out.

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Anna Prendergast
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Wellbeing

Everyone’s talking about ‘manifestation’, but what is it and does it work?

'Manifesting' is the new millennial and Gen-Z buzzword popping up online, mostly on Tik Tok and Twitter. But what does it really mean? And does it work?

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Marianne Eloise
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Relationships

“I got married three months ago, and we haven’t seen each other since”

For one international couple, lockdown has meant they haven't seen each other since their wedding day months ago. Here's how they are coping.

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Zoe Noller
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News

“On edge, elated and exhausted”: American women react to the US presidential election results

American women give their honest reaction to the results of the Biden vs Trump US presidential election results

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Katy Harrington
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“I sucked at lockdown the first time, here’s what I’m doing differently this time”

One woman, who struggled with her mental health, family and drinking during the first lockdown, is determined to have a better experience this time around.

Politics

“If Biden wins, we can't stop fighting and if Trump wins, we must stay hopeful”

A young Black activist in the US looks ahead to the results of this year's polarising presidential election and says her work must continue no matter who wins.

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Olivia Pace
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