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  • A young woman on social media
    Life

    How to stop comparing yourself to the people on social media

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    Strong Women

    Female athletes are being trolled about their bodies and it needs to stop

  • Chrissy Teigen
    Celebrity

    Chrissy Teigen just summed up the emotional toll of internet trolling

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Lupita Nyong'o (L) and Chadwick Boseman at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
Celebrity

Stop pressuring Lupita Nyong’o to make her grief public

Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing has exposed a big problem with social media’s approach to grief.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Netflix’s The Social Dilemma: Sophia Hammons
TV

This new Netflix documentary exposes the dark truth of social media

Fair warning: you’ll 100% want to delete all your social media accounts after watching The Social Dilemma.

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Kayleigh Dray
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A woman texting on her phone
Life

“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.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Troll smashes mobile phone with a hammer - illustration
Life

What sort of person becomes a troll, and why?

Is the so-called ‘Dark Triad’ key to understanding trolls? Here, psychologists reveal everything you need to know.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lauren Geall
Published

7 brilliant female comedians to follow on Instagram

Get ready to laugh. A lot.

A woman scrolling on social media
Strong Women

Almost a third of elite sportswomen have been trolled online

The online abuse women in sports face is only getting worse.

Posted by
Aiden Wynn
Published
Beirut, Lebanon after the recent explosion
Life

This viral video from Beirut is a powerful reminder of the lives affected by the disaster

The footage of Lebanese bride Israa Seblani has been widely shared on social media.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Destroyed buildings are visible a day after a massive explosion occurred at the port on Aug. 5, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon. As of Wednesday morning, more than 100 people were confirmed dead, with thousands injured, when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital. Officials said a waterfront warehouse storing explosive materials, reportedly 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, was the cause of the blast. (Photo by Daniel Carde/Getty Images)
Life

The situation in Lebanon requires action beyond our Twitter feeds

Years of tragedy in Syria, Palestine and Algeria prove that those well intentioned “thoughts and prayers” will only go so far. It’s time to do more.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Heatwave: tips to keep room cool in a heatwave
Life

21 things every Brit in a heatwave knows to be true

1) People will start comparing the UK’s new climes to Los Angeles, Ibiza (always Ibiza), and Barbados.

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Kayleigh Dray
Published
We are so preoccupied with searching for red flags in relationships that we miss the green ones
Opinion

We need to shout about ‘green flags’ in relationships as well as red ones

When we’re too preoccupied with finding or seeing the ‘bad’ in people, it can at times cause us to overlook the good.

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Toni Tone
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Tom Meighan
Life

The Tom Meighan case shows why the way we talk about domestic abuse is so important

“If abuse is not named, it cannot be condemned.”

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Lauren Geall
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Kayleigh Dray
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The pandemic isn’t over just because we’re bored of it

We might be able to go to the pub, but that doesn’t mean we’ve beaten coronavirus.

Strong Women

Is TikTok the new wellness platform?

Hiding behind the choreographed dances and Kardashian lip syncs, there’s a huge wellbeing community.

Posted by
Jessica Harris
Published
Black Lives Matter memorial sign at the site of where George Floyd was killed by white police officers
Opinion

Black Lives Matter protests: “I can’t bring myself to post a photo of George Floyd on Instagram”

Why one woman is struggling to mourn another black person killed by a white police officer on social media.

Posted by
Jazmin Kopotsha
Published
A woman working out
Strong Women

How lockdown pressure is affecting our fitness goals

Is pressure to exercising during lockdown putting you off from moving in the first place?

Posted by
Miranda Larbi
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Nurses
Life

In the age of coronavirus, NHS nurses are (quite rightly) our new A-list

Celebrity updates? Forget ‘em. Nowadays, nurses and healthcare workers are the internet’s heroes.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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A man and a woman on their phones
Life

Comparison culture was already rife. Lockdown has made it 10x worse

We know it’s bad for us – so why do we keep doing it?

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Life

“I didn’t expect to get FOMO from 5K Instagram challenges but, here we are”

Has being chosen to run 5k or down a pint become the new proof of popularity?

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Megan Murray
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Lauren Geall
Published

What’s with all the viral tag challenges on social media?

From “until tomorrow” to “run five, donate five, tag five,” social media is on fire with viral challenges. But why?

TikTok
Opinion

Is TikTok the perfect antidote to isolation?

The app is more popular than ever.

Posted by
Natasha Preskey
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