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  • The Hormone Whisperer: Kay Ali
    Life

    “I met the hormone whisperer – and my cycle will never be the same again”

  • One in four young women would be afraid to report being sexually assaulted at work.
    People

    “Why I won’t report being sexually assaulted by my colleague”

  • mother and daughter suicide prevention therapy
    Long Reads

    “How a therapist helped me through my mother’s suicide”

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the maytree suicide clinic
Long Reads

The Maytree: “What happened when I checked myself into the UK’s only suicide sanctuary”

The Maytree is a respite centre that offers help and support for those in suicidal crisis. One woman checks in for five days.

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Rachel Barber
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Life

“I got a UTI, and it almost killed me”

When Emily Reynolds got a UTI, she never expected it would land her in hospital.

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Emily Reynolds
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Hail Satan - what is life really like in The Satanist Temple?
Long Reads

Hail Satan? These Satanists want you to know the truth about The Satanic Temple

Sadie, Chalice and Jill engage publicly and unapologetically as Satanists. Here, they reveal what life is really like in The Satanic Temple.

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Ally Sinyard
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birthstrike not having children
Long Reads

Meet the woman not having children because of climate change

Emma Olliff explains how her concern about humans' environmental impact led her to decide against having children

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Amy Jones
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“I had a miscarriage at Disney World. This is my story.”

What do you do when you’re 3500 miles from home, in the happiest place on earth and going through a miscarriage?

Festival crowds at Glastonbury 2019
Life

15 festival horror stories guaranteed to give you glamping nightmares

From (very) fleeting romances to portaloo nightmares, these festival horror stories are too good not to share.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Burnout
Life

“Burnout isn’t sudden - it’s like death by a million cuts”

Alicia Lutes' experience of burnout is a warning to us all: slow down or risk a breakdown.

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Alicia Lutes
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Life

12 wedding guest horror stories that will make you want to never RSVP to an invite again

Every single one of these stories makes EastEnders look like a Disney fairy-tale.

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Megan Murray
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First Dates Melissa Denton who married herself
Life

What First Dates viewers failed to understand about the woman who married herself

First Dates’ Melissa caused a stir on social media when she revealed that she was married to herself, but here’s what they all missed….

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Kayleigh Dray
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Assortment of male lego heads
Life

This 4-year-old was not happy with the lack of women in her Lego magazine

So she took matters firmly into her own hands...

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Lauren Geall
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Girl on her phone staring into the distance
Life

This woman’s Citymapper experience is frightening, but all too relatable

“I really love your app but you need a safe mode for late night travel.”

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Lauren Geall
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Kayleigh Dray
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Katie Piper recalls frightening moment she rescued children from burning building

“I had to go against every ounce of my body which was telling me to run,” says Katie Piper.

Beauty

Make-up isn’t trivial. For these 4 women, it was life-changing

An acid attack survivor, a trans activist, a woman who escaped domestic abuse and a cancer patient discuss the healing power of beauty products

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Kate Faithfull-Williams
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Life

3 women on whether the government’s new domestic abuse bill goes far enough

A survivor, a legal expert and a campaigner discuss the merits of the government’s ‘landmark’ new legislation.

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Moya Crockett
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Long Reads

“I survived 41 days of being shipwrecked at sea. This is my story”

Back in September 1983, Tami Oldham Ashcraft and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, set out on a three-week trip that would change the course of their lives...

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Stylist Team
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Bride criticised for trying to bully black bridesmaid into a plantation wedding
Life

Bride criticised for trying to bully black bridesmaid into a plantation wedding

“How do I convince her that she’s being ridiculous and that what happened was a long time ago and has no bearing on my wedding?”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

“Why I had to cut my dad out of my life for my mental health”

“Family is a privilege, not a right.”

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Stylist Team
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Slender Man has already sparked outrage – but why?
Life

The disturbing true story that inspired autumn’s most controversial horror film

Slender Man has already sparked outrage – but why?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Anonymous
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A rousing f**k off to the creep who decided to single-shame me at a wedding

It was my first wedding since splitting from my long-term partner. It did not go well…

cannes film festival instagrams
People

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Cannes Film Festival to Victoria Beckham’s family affair...

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Nicola Rachel Colyer
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