Friendship

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A hand cutting a birthday cake

6 simple ways to celebrate a friend’s birthday while you’re in lockdown

Posted by
Lauren Geall
  • A woman on FaceTime or Zoom
    Life

    Thought lockdown had ended the age of FOMO? Think again

  • Being single during quarantine.
    Opinion

    Single in quarantine: “I can’t remember the last time I hugged somebody”

  • Best board games for 2 players
    Life

    11 brilliant board games you can play with just 2 players

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Life after coronavirus lockdown
Life

18 things we’re all going to do when coronavirus lockdown is over

Someone asked people on Reddit what they’re going to do when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, and their answers were so beautiful.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Life

5 ways to talk about anything other than coronavirus

Suggestions for maintaining vital contact without focusing on the C-word.

Posted by
Alicia Lutes
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Coronavirus in the UK: “Covid-19 meant my friend had to leave the country without a goodbye”
Life

“Coronavirus meant my friend had to leave the UK without a goodbye”

If Covid-19 teaches us anything, let it be to this: make time for the people you love whenever you can, and appreciate the hell out of them always.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Coronavirus: people are ringing each other more.
Life

Hate making phone calls? That’s probably about to change

Here's why you should pick up the phone and call you friends, family and colleagues today.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Lauren Geall
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4 practical ways to support someone worried about the coronavirus pandemic

Because we need each other more than ever.

Rabbit running
Life

Always late or perpetually punctual? The great late debate is raging

Everyone's in one camp or the other

Posted by
Hannah Keegan
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reading-books
Books

27 of the most comforting books to stop you feeling lonely

“This book is the equivalent of a cosy light in the window welcoming me in.”

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
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Life

“Self-isolating is helping my friendships in these surprising little ways”

I’m certain that each and every little pick-me-up message is what’s going to get us through this...

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Long Reads

“I married my best friend – but not in the way you might think”

“Reader, I did marry her. To someone else, as it happens, but I’d like to think I let her go graciously.”

Posted by
Lauren Bravo
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Halsey denies pregnancy rumours
People

Halsey is fed up of the expectation to be “impulsive” and “spontaneous” in relationships

“This year, I put my foot down. I don’t care if everybody thinks I’m boring...”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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30 before 30
Long Reads

“30 things I still don’t know, despite being 30”

The milestone age of turning 30 should really come with an instruction manual.

Posted by
Alexandra Jones
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Jenny Haward
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“A friend told me I was ‘draining’ when struggling with my mental health”

Needing support with your mental health does not make you a burden.

one-sided-friendship
Life

7 warning signs that you’re in a one-sided friendship

Psychologists estimate we undertake a ‘friendship turnover’ every seven or so years. But how do you know if you’re in a one-sided friendship?

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Stylist Team
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Couple privilege
Long Reads

“Why does couple privilege punish me for being single?”

“Every single day, I notice the practical things in life that are literally easier and cheaper to do when you’re in a relationship.”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Three women laughing together
Life

10 compliments you can give that aren’t based on appearance

Brighten someone's day with one (or more) of these meaningful statements.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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friendship group
Long Reads

Why is it so hard to maintain friendships as we get older?

Our social circles shrink at the age of 25. But why does this happen, and what can we do about it?

Posted by
Amber Bryce
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Monica and Rachel from Friends
Life

Looking to make some new friends in 2020? This is how long it really takes

Want to make a new friend? Get ready to put in some serious work.

Posted by
Susan Devaney
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Travel

The mental health benefits of travelling the world alone

Building resilience from the outside in

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Natalie Cornish
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What a major breakup in my 30s taught me about female friendship

“I was 32, single and starting again. But I knew I wasn’t alone”

childfree women
Long Reads

“I’m not having children, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a family”

The proportion of childfree women in the UK has doubled in a decade. Isn’t it about time we redefined what we mean by family?

Posted by
Kiran Sidhu
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