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Life

When should you take time off work for your mental health?

Because it’s okay to take the day off to refresh your brain.

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Stylist Team
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Life

How relationship happiness is affected by who does the washing up

New research shows less than 7% of couples share housework equally - here’s how that could be affecting your relationship.

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Moya Crockett
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Long Reads

“I’d vowed never to go in the ocean – until I faced my aquaphobia head on”

Abigail Beall is one of 14% of people in the UK with aquaphobia. This is how she overcame her debilitating fear of the sea.

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Abigail Beall
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Long Reads

“How I learned to accept compliments with zero awkwardness”

Hypnotherapist Chloe Brotheridge used to shyly bat compliments away – but now she’s taught herself to accept them like a boss.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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The real reason you care so much about the royal baby

Found yourself obsessing over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby – aka a baby you have zero connection to? You’re not the only one…

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Life

Did you know there's a good kind of narcissist?

You may well be familiar with this fun-loving figure

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Anna Brech
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Life

15 tiny steps to make you feel 20% less stressed

Reduce your stress levels and feel less anxious in 15 steps

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Kate Faithfull-Williams
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Long Reads

Feeling stressed and anxious? These yoga poses will help relax your body

Three moves to calm anxious thoughts and beat stress

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Rachel Kelly
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Anxiety: how to stop negative news affecting mental health
Life

How to stop negative news stories impacting your mental health

14 ways to stay calm when the world’s headlines trigger your anxiety

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

The science behind a sneeze: everyone’s is different, but why?

As hay fever season begins, Stylist delves a little deeper into the science of sneezing

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Hannah Keegan
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Long Reads

How to embrace solitude and learn to love being by yourself

“Spending time alone is an essential part of my mental health maintenance,” says Poorna Bell

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Poorna Bell
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How celebrity fat-shaming affects women’s views of their own bodies

In a new study, psychologists explore how women are influenced by the treatment of famous female bodies in the media.

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Life

In defence of being a humble people pleaser

The pleasure is all mine… and yours, actually, says one proud people pleaser

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Libby Heeley
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Life

You’ve probably been living by this Finnish lifestyle concept for years

Most modern women live by the Finnish philosophy of sisu without even realising it – but that doesn’t mean we should.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

How keeping your own surname changes the way people perceive your marriage

Research suggests staying as ‘Ms’ can influence how outsiders view your relationship. Why is this still an issue in the 21st century?

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

How to deal with deadline stress, according to a time management coach

Six strategies to help you cope if deadlines make you break out in a cold sweat.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

This true crime podcast says everything about classic manipulators

We challenge you not to be riveted

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Anna Brech
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Long Reads

Why are we so scared of silence?

From podcasts by day, to white noise at night, we’re constantly buffering ourselves from silence. But why?

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Lauren Bravo
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The disturbing reason people don’t trust attractive women in the workplace

A new study suggests beautiful businesswomen are viewed with suspicion. In an appearance-obsessed world, it almost seems as though women can’t win.

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Life

The unexpectedly positive side effect of watching Scandal

New research reveals that political dramas with female lead characters offer much more than just light entertainment.

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Moya Crockett
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