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Do you suffer from low self-esteem? It may not be the “problem” that you think it is

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    Beauty

    Can’t stop touching your face? This is what it’s doing to your skin

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    Life

    “Why am I so tearful?” How to avoid emotional exhaustion during the pandemic

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    Why you need to start treating your mind like a sink

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A woman experiencing burnout
Life

The physical symptoms of burnout to keep an eye out for while WFH

From delayed periods to headaches and dizziness, these are the tell-tale signs.

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Lauren Geall
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Coronavirus UK: Understanding the 3 different reactions to the rise in Covid-19 cases
Mental Health

Understanding the 3 different reactions to the rise in Covid-19 cases

It’s important to figure out how this is impacting you as a human being, says psychotherapist Ruairi Stewart.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Psychology: this viral Facebook post explains why you feel so “meh” right now
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You’re not the only one feeling “meh” right now – this theory explains why

Have you heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs? Prepare to feel seen.

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Kayleigh Dray
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A confused woman
Mental Health

“Why am I so quick to assume what other people think of me?”

Do you often interpret other people’s behaviours as signs they’re upset or angry with you? This could explain why.

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Lauren Geall
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The truth about oldest, youngest and middle children, according to science

Prepare to stoke the flames of sibling rivalry...

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Opinion

The psychological impact of the government’s coronavirus U-turns

From face masks to working from home, the government’s messaging has been anything from clear throughout the pandemic.

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Lauren Geall
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Food

Why some people will eat the same meal over and over again

This one goes out to all the furtive repeat-eaters of the world...

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Kayleigh Dray
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An illustration of a woman holding a basket of essential goods.
Life

“Where did all the toilet roll go?” The psychology of panic buying

As talk of a second lockdown drives people to the supermarkets, Stylist explores why we feel the need to stock up in times of chaos.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

Why does time seem to fly when we’re having fun? A new study explains

Researchers have shed light on the science behind the well-known saying.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

Introverts, here’s why now is a surprisingly great time to embrace your true self

Lockdown has enabled quieter types to break free from an extrovert's world.

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Anna Brech
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Unexpected phone calls: “Stop calling me!” Confessions of people who hate answering the phone
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“Stop calling me!” Confessions of people who hate answering the phone

This one goes out to anyone who has ever pretended they can’t hear their ringing phone…

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Kayleigh Dray
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This is why you’re really fighting with your partner, according to a psychologist

The little things might well be bigger issues.

Woman with estranged parents
Life

This eye-opening therapy podcast is back for a second season

How Did We Get Here? is a podcast by Claudia Winkleman.

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Hollie Richardson
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A woman dealing with high functioning depression
Life

What does it mean to have ‘high functioning’ depression?

We asked a psychologist to explain.

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Lauren Geall
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A crowd of people wearing face masks
Life

Why are some people so opposed to wearing a face mask?

Despite evidence that they can stop the spread of coronavirus, the wearing of face masks remains a contentious issue.

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Lauren Geall
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Life

Can't let go of clutter? Ask these 2 simple questions to embrace your inner Marie Kondo

It's so much easier than you think.

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Megan Murray
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Autumn 2020: Maple tree in the mountains
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Need a September reset? Try the Danish concept of “pyt”

Take a deep cleansing breath and press the ‘pyt’ button.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

How to deal with that friend who brings their partner to everything

Without hurting anyone’s feelings.

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Kayleigh Dray
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“Sorry, I only just got this!” Why are some people so bad at replying to messages?

Welcome to the reality of navigating life as an awful replier.

WhatsApp conversations getting tenser in lockdown? Stop using full stops
Life

WhatsApp conversations feeling tense? It’s probably the full stops

Linguistic experts have confirmed what we’ve long suspected: full stop are intimidating.

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Kayleigh Dray
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