Social Distancing

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7 easy ways to celebrate a friend’s birthday during lockdown

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Lauren Geall
  • Christmas lockdown: Photo of a young woman holding sparklers, wearing a protective face mask, and enjoying the lovely Christmas morning; young woman celebrating Christmas at home alone during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Life

    How the new coronavirus rules could impact your Christmas plans

  • Lockdown rules: Group of young women sitting in restaurant and making selfie. All wear face mask. New normal concept.
    Opinion

    How lockdown rules put a literal price on maintaining friendships

  • Celebrity

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

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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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Kayleigh Dray
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This couples therapist is here to solve all our post-lockdown sex woes

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

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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Lena Dunham
People

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.

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

Welcome to a new reality of workouts and public swimming.

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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Life

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...

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Kayleigh Dray
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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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Coronavirus UK: The pandemic isn’t over just because we’re bored of it
Life

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.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Two women wearing masks
Life

“Why is meeting up with friends so exhausting right now?”

As restrictions ease and our social lives get back into full swing, we’re realising our ‘new normal’ is more exhausting than expected.

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Lauren Geall
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Living alone in lockdown
Opinion

“I've started to dread the weekend – I feel so aimless in lockdown”

One writer says work is the only thing keeping her company right now.

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Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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Gogglebox’s Malone family issues heartfelt response to social distancing complaints

Ofcom has received 134 complaints about the Gogglebox cast’s apparent breaching of the UK’s lockdown rules.

Harry potter lesson
Life

Harry Potter fans share the surprising lesson we can learn from Hogwarts right now

Imelda Staunton appeared on The Graham Norton Show.

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Hollie Richardson
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