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    News

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Latest Stories

A woman checking her fitness tracker
Strength

“I’ve given up trying to hit 10,000 steps a day (and you probably should, too)”

Read this if your fitness tracker is shouting at you to move.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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woman riding a skateboard in a park
Strength

“Lockdown stole my motivation, but learning how to skateboard taught me how to enjoy fitness again”

“I couldn’t muster up the motivation to work out from home, so I picked up an outdoor fitness hobby instead.”

Posted by
Florie Mwanza
Published
The Way We Are: Mabel just shared her powerful advice for dealing with anxiety on Munroe Bergdorf’s podcast
Podcasts

Mabel just shared her powerful advice for dealing with anxiety

“I hear you, I see you, but you’re not in the driver’s seat.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Stanley Tucci attends the "Worth" premiere during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Celebrity

Stanley Tucci explains why his cancer diagnosis made him “more afraid and less afraid”

The actor has, for the first time, opened up about the health scare he faced three years ago.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Amy Beecham
Published

These memes perfectly sum up how we all feel about a return to the office

The internet nails it, yet again.

No More Lonely Friends: the viral internet community could be bringing its meetups to the UK
News

This woman’s post about having “no more lonely friends” went viral – now it’s spreading to the UK

The movement has sparked a series of IRL meet-up events across the US.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
Walking: 8 of the best hiking shoes to buy now (and why trainers simply won't do)
Strength

8 of the best hiking shoes to buy now

No, you can't just wear your running trainers.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Two friends hugging
Strength

Why you shouldn’t feel guilty if you prioritise your social life over the gym this summer

Post-lockdown life has made prioritising exercise tricky. So don’t do it, says fitness writer Chloe Gray.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Social housing tenants forced to live in overcrowded conditions due to gross undersupply of new homes
Housing

“A hopeless situation”: the reality of the social housing crisis for women and children

A new report estimates that over 1.5 million people are being forced to live in overcrowded social homes in England.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
Credit cringe
Money

What is ‘credit cringe’ and why are we all feeling it right now?

It’s a mood.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Lockdown Secrets postcards
Books

Lockdown’s most addictive Instagram account is now available as a book

It helped thousands of people get through the pandemic.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Serena Smith
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5 raw stories of friendships that didn’t survive lockdown

Tales of female friendships that haven’t fared well over a very difficult year.

the pandemic has made me the flaky friend
Relationships

“The pandemic made me the ‘flaky’ friend and I’m OK with it”

The best laid plans...

Posted by
Amber Sunner
Published
A stressed out woman
News

We’re supposed to be ‘free’. So why are tensions higher than ever?

Stylist takes a closer look.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
Woman girl taking picture on smartphone. - stock photo
News

To isolate or not? Let’s unravel these pingdemic politics, once and for all

Because, let’s face it, everyone has an opinion on the NHS Test and Trace app right now.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Gym anxiety
Strength

“Why returning to the gym after lockdown has been more difficult than I imagined”

“Getting back into the gym was the key to re-inventing myself as a strong, self-assured person. Or so I thought.”

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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A group of women
Opinion

The big problem with calling today “freedom day”

The pandemic – and the threat Covid-19 poses – is far from over. So why are we celebrating like it is?

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Woman sad on doorstep
Opinion

“I dreamed of ‘hot girl summer’ – so why am I so bored and sad?”

One writer questions the mood so many women are feeling right now.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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16 people explain why they’ll keep wearing face masks after 19 July

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he is “not prepared” to put transport users in the capital “at risk” by removing the rules on face coverings.

Easing restrictions: is table service really better than ordering at the bar?
Opinion

We asked women if they prefer table service or ordering at the bar – here’s what they said

Stylist readers argue for and against table service versus ordering at the bar once restrictions have been lifted.

Posted by
Lucy Robinson
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