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    What living ‘in the moment’ really means, by someone with incurable cancer

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

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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.”

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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?
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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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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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Long Reads

“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?

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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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Alicia Lutes
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“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.

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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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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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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Katie Piper
People

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.

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Kayleigh Dray
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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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Moya Crockett
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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.

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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