Social Distancing

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Women having a zoom party to celebrate a birthday during the coronavirus lockdown

How to celebrate a lockdown birthday, from virtual experiences to letterbox gifts

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Lauren Geall
  • Entertainment

    2020 in review: Brexit, Megxit, Tiger King, DIY hairdos and so many Zoom calls

  • Workouts

    “Is it still OK to go to the gym if I’m seeing family over Christmas?”

  • Dating

    Netflix and astrology: the top conversations for virtual dates this year

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slow sex
Life

The 5 questions we kept asking sex therapists during lockdown

Namely, is it normal that we haven’t done it in ages? And how do we start (ahem) doing it again?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Dating

This virtual activity has been hailed for securing a second date in lockdown

Would you try it?

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Megan Murray
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Friends eating together at Christmas.
Life

Will 2020 be the year we swap family for friends at Christmas?

Lockdown rules will change everything this festive season.

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Hollie Richardson
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Christmas 2020: Will we be in lockdown for Christmas? What celebrations will look like during Covid-19
Life

So, will we be in lockdown for Christmas 2020?

This is how the new coronavirus rules could impact your Christmas plans.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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How lockdown rules put a literal price on maintaining friendships

“I can’t meet up with my family at home, but I can go to the pub. What gives?”

Celebrity

Naomie Harris says not hugging her friends is “incredibly hard”

Like many of us, the Bond star is a naturally tactile person.

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Anna Brech
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Operation Moonshot: Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference at Downing Street on September 9, 2020 in London, England. As from Monday September 14, people in England will only be allowed to socialise in groups of six or less people following the announcement from the Prime Minister. This is to help curb the recent rise in Coronavirus cases. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Long Reads

Why people are so angry about Boris Johnson’s ‘moonshot’ plans

Trust us: it only gets worse once you’ve learned the meaning behind the name ‘moonshot’.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

5 simple and powerful ways to cope with change this autumn

How to navigate a sea of uncertainty, from local lockdowns to new office etiquette.

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Anna Brech
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People

Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga performing in masks is the new reality we all face

The show goes on – albeit with safety and social distancing measures.

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Anna Brech
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A woman looking at coronavirus particles outside her door
Life

Is thinking that a second wave is inevitable stopping us from taking it seriously?

We asked a psychologist to explain all.

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Lauren Geall
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Friends cast: David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox
Life

Anyone else freaked out by people hugging on TV? Us too

Our familiarity with social distancing guidelines has completely ruined Friends for us. Here’s why.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lauren Geall
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Lena Dunham just got real about what it’s like to have “long Covid”

Her experience is an important reminder of the threat we’re still facing.

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
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Life

How to tackle post-lockdown anxiety by adapting at your own pace

Give yourself permission to set boundaries and say no if you need to.

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Anna Brech
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Fashion

Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress was repurposed from a gown worn by the Queen

The royal flew the flag for sustainable fashion at her socially distanced wedding this weekend.

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Anna Brech
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"The Mindy Project, created by and starring Mindy Kaling, was the first time I'd seen an Indian woman presented as desirable."
Life

8 sitcoms about office life that feel like relics from a pre-Covid world

Get ready to feel nostalgic for office politics, meetings that could’ve been emails, and literal watercooler chat.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Strong Women

Gyms and indoor pools are reopening on 25 July: here’s what to expect

Welcome to a new reality of workouts and public swimming.

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Anna Brech
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Fashion

Harrods is opening its first ever outlet store

And there are some serious deals to be had

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Billie Bhatia
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Kayleigh Dray
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Homemade is the coronavirus-inspired series everyone’s talking about

If you only have time to watch six episodes from Netflix's lockdown anthology, make it these six...

100 days of lockdown
Opinion

Why the emotional rollercoaster to this “new normal” shouldn’t be forgotten

As we pass 100 days of lockdown, we need to take a moment to heal.

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Hollie Richardson
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