Socialising

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

Posted by
Lauren Geall
  • Women at the pub
    Relationships

    “Being the social secretary in my friendship group is draining – it’s like a full time job”

  • Psychology of work: do you have a work “love language”? And can embracing it increase your job satisfaction?
    Careers

    We all have work “love languages” – here’s how yours is impacting your job

  • Psychology of FOMO: “The pressure to make the most of life post-lockdown is crippling me”
    Relationships

    “The pressure to make the most of life post-lockdown is exhausting me”

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Relationships

How the “death of proximity” is really impacting all of our relationships

We need a new set of rules to forge meaningful connections in the real (and virtual) world.

Posted by
Jade Beer
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Credit cringe
Money

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

It’s a mood.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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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

Stylist readers argue for and against table service versus ordering at the bar once restrictions have been lifted.

Posted by
Lucy Robinson
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Woman in the rain
Health

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

It seems our weather complaints are backed by science.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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Stylist Team
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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.

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.

Posted by
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.

Posted by
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…”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Al fresco dining party
Homeware

6 accessories to get your outdoor space ready for garden parties

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

Posted by
Megan Murray
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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.

Posted by
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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Lauren Geall
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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.

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
Published
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.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Life

“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.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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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.

Posted by
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
Published
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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Lauren Geall
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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.

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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