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  • Credit cringe
    Money

    What is ‘credit cringe’ and why are we all feeling it right now?

  • Easing restrictions: is table service really better than ordering at the bar?
    Opinion

    We asked women if they prefer table service or ordering at the bar – here’s what they said

  • Woman in the rain
    Health

    What is with this erratic weather and what is it doing to our moods?

Latest Stories

Stylist Magazine: pandemic social anxiety
Mental Health

Ever wake up feeling paranoid about something you said? Here’s why

As we emerge from our pandemic solitude and return to packed calendars, we’re facing an unfortunate social side effect, says Micha Frazer-Carroll.

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Stylist Team
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A stressed out woman
Mental Health

Why you can’t stop doubting yourself in social situations

You’re not the only one playing day-old conversations back in your head.

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Lauren Geall
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Worried woman
Life

“I couldn’t wait for lockdown to end – so why do I miss it already?”

One writer is surprised at how anxious lockdown-easing has made her feel.

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Hollie Richardson
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Women having fun outside
Relationships

So, are we really about to step into the next summer of love?

“People are overestimating how well we’ll all adapt to getting back to dating…”

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Hollie Richardson
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Megan Murray
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6 accessories to get your outdoor space ready for garden parties

It's time to get your garden ready for socialising.

group of friends cheersing alcoholic drinks socialising at a pub
Life

Sober curious? Ruby Warrington on how to drink less alcohol in social situations

Feeling nervous about going out and drinking again after lockdown? You need to read these tips.

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Alice Porter
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Couple socialising outside
Life

10 outdoor socialising ideas that aren’t walking around your local park

We’re officially allowed to spend time with six of our favourite people outside, yay!

Posted by
Megan Murray
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A woman on Facetime feeling tired
Life

Ever wondered why Zoom calls are so exhausting? This new study could have the answers

Zoom fatigue is real – and we have the power to do something about it.

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Lauren Geall
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A woman hiding from the world under her duvet
Family & Friends

Why your motivation to socialise is at an all-time low right now

Are you dreading another Zoom call? Read this.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Three women walking down the street wearing masks
Life

Helpful ways to tell your friends that you’re anxious about socialising right now

It’s OK to set boundaries during this difficult time.

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Lauren Geall
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Lockdown easing: seeing friends again causes fomo and flakiness.
Life

Why FOMO and flakiness are about to come back in a big way

It's all down to lockdown easing.

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Hollie Richardson
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Chloe Gray
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“As an introvert, I’m nervous about life after lockdown being more than I can handle”

One writer explains why she's worried about post-lockdown burnout.

It's totally OK to mute your WhatsApp right now.
Life

“Why I love WhatsApp voice notes – through good times and bad”

I love the soothing familiarity of my friends' voices.

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Charley Ross
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Clapham Common on 22 March
Life

“The pictures of busy parks have made one thing clear: we need to take social distancing seriously”

As the number of Covid-19 cases continue to rise, it’s time we all take responsibility to flatten the curve.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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christmas party 2019
Life

The awkward person’s guide to surviving the work Christmas do

'Tis the season for stilted conversation.

Posted by
Amy Swales
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A third of people feel relieved when a friend cancels on them, according to a new YouGov survey.
Life

Do you feel relieved when a friend cancels plans? You’re not alone

New research has shown how many of us feel secretly pleased when a friend bails on us.

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Lauren Geall
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Social calendar
Long Reads

“This rule helped me gain control over my impossibly busy social calendar”

Social burnout is often accepted as an inevitable consequence of party season – but it doesn't need to be that way.

Posted by
Poorna Bell
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Life

This viral tweet reminds us why we should leave uncomfortable situations

“We’re taught from birth to put other people’s comfort before our own.”

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Susan Devaney
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Helen Booth
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Small talk is good for our mental health, study finds

Plus, five tips to improve your next conversation

Life

The ultimate guide to flaking on your friends (without feeling guilty)

Clear your calendar *and* your conscience

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Kate Faithfull-Williams
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