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  • Coronavirus in the UK: You need to read this viral LinkedIn post about getting a job in Tesco
    Life

    This woman’s story about getting a job at Tesco teaches us a powerful lesson

  • Women are facing IVF cancellations
    Life

    Women undergoing IVF treatment are having cycles cancelled because of coronavirus

  • Prgenant in coronavirus pandemic
    Life

    “I didn’t expect to be pregnant during a pandemic”

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Coronavirus in UK: please, let’s give supermarket workers the respect they deserve
Life

Please, let’s give supermarket workers the respect they deserve

Just weeks ago, they were called ‘unskilled’. Now, we’re relying on them to help get us through this.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

“I’m not having children because I want to save the planet”

“Our increasing population is putting pressure on the environment and if it keeps going the way it is, then we will destroy the earth.”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Burnout
Life

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

It’s time we understood the implications of this life-changing condition.

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Alicia Lutes
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Kayleigh Dray trials 21 lipsticks
Beauty

“How the 21-day lipstick challenge weaned me off a bad habit”

Could wearing lipstick every single day prove the solution to this writer's painful lip-picking habit? Here, she puts it to the test…

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

“Family is a privilege, not a right.”

How to really live in the moment, by someone with terminal cancer: Sarah Lloyd with her husband, Billy, and their son, James
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What living ‘in the moment’ really means, by someone with incurable cancer

“I allow myself to experience the sadness and have a good cry. I’ll carry it to bed and, thankfully, it lifts by morning.”

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Amy Swales
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Life

“I went to see a psychic after my break-up – and it was bloody awful”

Think crystal balls, tarot cards and unexpectedly awkward trances…

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Kayleigh Dray
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People

Living with impostor syndrome: “I thought they were going to take away my promotion”

3 women on what it's really like to feel like a “fake”.

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Susan Devaney
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“I’m starting IVF but I’m not sure if I really want children”

“Why should I give up a career or downgrade for a part-time job because we, as a couple, decide to have a child?”

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Lyndsey Hunt-Slade
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The Hormone Whisperer: Kay Ali
Life

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

Hormone expert and nutritionist Kay Ali tells Stylist why we should think of our hormones like “superpowers”, and how we can use them to our advantage.

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Jessica Rapana
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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”

A quarter of young women say they would be scared to report sexual assault at work, for fear of the repercussions.

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Stylist Team
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Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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“How a therapist helped me through my mother’s suicide”

“When I turned 30, a decade of stoppering my grief caught up with me.”

the maytree suicide clinic
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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?
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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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Crowds of people at Walt Disney World Resort Florida
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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?

Posted by
Amy Jones
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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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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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Kayleigh Dray
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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….

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...

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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