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    Visible Women

    Why visible role models are so important for black women in STEM

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    4 sleep myths you need to stop believing right now, according to scientists

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    Life

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

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Couple on wedding day
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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Stressed woman
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

Cycle to work? Here’s why mixing up your route could be better for your health

Making this simple tweak will reduce your exposure to harmful pollution.

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Moya Crockett
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The pressure on women's appearance in the workplace: research
Careers

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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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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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.

Careers

Doing this each morning will make you more enthusiastic about work

Do you struggle to get back in the professional zone after time out? This simple strategy could be the answer.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

Why we should all express more gratitude in the workplace

How does better sleep, fewer headaches and healthier eating sound to you?

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Moya Crockett
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Life

How our romantic relationships can be affected by what we share on social media

What we share (or don’t share) on social media can dent our relationship satisfaction – but there is an easy way to fix it.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

Why you should be your authentic self in the workplace

New research suggests it’s healthier and more productive to be honest about who you are at work.

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Moya Crockett
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Urban parks make people happier, research shows
Life

Making this simple change to your lunch break is proven to boost your mood

And it takes just 20 minutes.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

The worrying way that working long hours can impact women’s mental health

Plus a perturbing theory about why men just aren’t affected in the same way.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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How having a close-knit female network can help your career

Knowing brilliant women in your field doesn’t just make you feel good – it can also boost your job prospects.

Life

The pill stops you recognising these emotions

A new study has found that women on the Pill are less likely to detect “complex” emotions like contempt and pride.

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Emily Baker
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Life

“How my teenage friendships impacted my adult romantic relationships”

And why yours probably did too.

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Moya Crockett
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happiness
Life

Why it’s high time we stopped focusing on negative news stories

Breaking: it's not all bad news

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Alix Walker
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Life

Why ‘exercise snacking’ is set to be the next big office fitness trend

Why ‘exercise snacking’ is set to be the next office fitness trend

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Moya Crockett
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how to be happy according to countries in the global happiness index
Long Reads

This is the global secret to happiness

Having spent five years researching how to be happy, writer Helen Russell has found the answer...

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Helen Russell
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Life

Feeling outraged at the news? Here’s why you’re unlikely to act on it

Relatively few people step up to address injustice – and new research helps explain why.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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This is how British women feel about the age they lost their virginities

Was it a formative experience, or one you can hardly remember?

Careers

Women aren’t worse at pay negotiations than men. Here’s proof

A new study debunks an oft-cited piece of wisdom about women in the workplace.

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Moya Crockett
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