Socialising

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Feeling pressured to socialise as lockdown lifts? Here’s how to tell your friends you’re not ready

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

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

  • Life

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

  • A woman on Facetime feeling tired
    Life

    We’re all staring at ourselves on Zoom calls, and it’s exhausting (literally)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Poorna Bell
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“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.

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.”

Posted by
Susan Devaney
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Life

Small talk is good for our mental health, study finds

Plus, five tips to improve your next conversation

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Helen Booth
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Life

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

Clear your calendar *and* your conscience

Posted by
Kate Faithfull-Williams
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Life

The unexpected way stress can help your social life

This tip could help you at your next awkward social situation

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Food

This giant flute holds an entire bottle of prosecco and we need it

Prosecco lovers, your heaven has been imagined and made reality

Posted by
Megan Murray
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Life

Scientists reveal why you need to stop flaking on plans with friends

Top tip? Don't flake it 'til you make it.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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