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Here’s everything you WON’T be rushing to buy after London Fashion Week

Lauren Bravo Fashion, Looking good, Premium, Trending

Fashion! Turn to the left! No seriously, there's an art student just over your shoulder wearing a stuffed skunk as a bonnet. As we near the end of our biannual jaunt around the world's four biggest fashion capitals, it's time to sit back, take stock, and think about all the items from London Fashion Week…

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11 great Mother’s Day gifts (that aren’t bubble bath)

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Mother's Day? WHAT WHEN? Firstly, breathe – you have two and a half weeks. We're just giving you plenty of advance warning, so you don't end up wrapping up the scarf your Auntie Dot gave you for Christmas and hoping she doesn't recognise it. Here are some lovely gifts for every taste and budget,…

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Facebook has two inboxes, and you’re missing messages because of it

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It's a surprisingly little-known fact that over a year ago, Facebook split the Messages inbox in two. There's your inbox, where all your messages from friends pop up, and your 'Other' inbox, where people you're not connected to will appear. This means there's a whole extra inbox that a lot of people aren't even aware…

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Lady Gaga, and 11 other reasons you should watch The Sound of Music tonight

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Warning: contains spoilers. But sorry, you've had 50 years to find them out. Lady Gaga stormed the stage at the Oscars last night with a medley from The Sound of Music, and it was surprisingly beautiful. First it reminded us that, odd sudo-English accent aside, Gaga actually has a stonker of a voice. And secondly it reminded…

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A few #AskHerMore questions we wish they’d asked on the Oscars red carpet

Lauren Bravo Fashion, Looking good, Premium, Trending Leave a Comment

 The #AskHerMore movement at the Oscars has got us thinking about what we'd really like to ask Hollywood stars. Could we really be seeing the shift of red carpet chat to fewer frocks and more real feelings? The #AskHerMore campaign has been gathering pace throughout 2015 awards season, a rallying cry for the press to branch out beyond…

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Spring trends to buy now (even if you’re not sure you like them yet)

Lauren Bravo Fashion, Looking good, Premium, Trending, What to buy Leave a Comment

It's a cruel truth about fashion, that often it takes you almost as long to come round to the idea of a trend as it does for that trend to rise, flourish and die on a Primark sale rail. The classic cycle tends to go something like: you spot a trend. 'Purple breeches', let's say.…

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How to give up social media for Lent (without ruining your social life)

Lauren Bravo Feeling good, Premium, Tech, Trending, Wellbeing

Logging off until Easter? Follow these tips to make sure your social media detox is a success We all know by now that whatever great things social media might have brought into our lives – new friends, hobbies, entertainment, even a greater appreciation of our lives – it's also the source of a whole heap of…

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11 ACTUALLY romantic moments from TV and film #LoveWeek

Lauren Bravo Love Week, Premium, Theme weeks, Trending

Forget everything you've been told about on-screen romance – here are the lesser-remembered moments from TV and film that will make your heart sing. (Nobody puts Baby in this list.) Say it with flours – Stranger Than Fiction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74S5aT3_AfM He's an awkward, lonely tax inspector, she's an anarchic tattooed baker... (very) unlikely romance blossoms among…

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I did the NYT’s Love Questions with the man I just split from. Here’s how badly it went… #LoveWeek

Holly Brockwell Love Week, Premium, Theme weeks, Trending

The New York Times recently put up a list of 36 questions that can, in theory, help you fall in love with someone. They're from a study by psychologist Arthur Aron (et al), and snappily referred to as the 'Closeness-Generating Procedure'. In short, they're designed to accelerate intimacy, to get you to reveal the kinds…

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DEBATE: Is Valentine’s Day a good thing? Shiny singletons Holly and Tom go head to head #LoveWeek

Holly Brockwell Love Week, Premium, Theme weeks, Trending

It's February, which means couples (and to a lesser extent, pancakes) are all up in our faces. Every year, we hear a chorus of disapproval from people who think Valentine's Day is a marketing ploy, a cynical invention designed to part us from our money. And yet still every year the bouquets get sent and the…

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The Fire Brigade is dealing with more penis rings than ever before – and it’s all 50 Shades’ fault

Holly Brockwell Feeling good, Fun, Premium, Trending

There are plenty of reasons to dislike 50 Shades of Grey. The potentially abusive relationship between Christian and Anastasia, the standard of writing in the novels, and the proliferation of terrible, terrible brand promotions trying to capitalise on the series' success, to name just three. But here's a new one: it's bad for the fire brigade. Why?…

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How to practice gratitude and love life (and yourself) more #LoveWeek

Becca Caddy Feeling good, Love Week, Theme weeks, Trending, Wellbeing

If you've been reading any self development, productivity or psychology blogs recently, you'll have seen a lot of talk about the benefits of practising gratitude. So what's gratitude all about? Well, let's start by taking a look at what gratitude actually means before we learn how to be more grateful. According to Psychology Today: 'Gratitude is…

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12 Valentine’s Day gifts for your best friend #LoveWeek

Hayley Minn Buying guides, Love Week, Premium, Theme weeks, Trending, What to buy

Whether you're single or not this Valentine's Day, it's always a good idea to spend the day being grateful for your friends, because we're guessing you love them too! Plus, ovaries before brovaries. You could even spend the 13th February celebrating Galentine's Day for your amazing friends, as well as the 14th, as…

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The week in hashtags: #HistoricPOC, #BAFTAs, #MugabeFalls, #QuestionsForMen

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The good, the BAFTAs and the ugly truths being tagged and tweeted over the past week... #HistoricPOC Writer Mikki Kendall started this hashtag as a celebration of Black History Month – but also as an important exercise in visibility, challenging the way history tends to be taught and remembered through a caucasian filter. The idea…

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Dear Uber: rescue kittens aren’t toys, and they won’t save your reputation #UberKITTENS

Holly Brockwell Apps, Premium, Tech, Trending

Uber – the somewhat notorious minicab app – has launched a scheme allowing customers to 'rent' rescue kittens 'on demand' in Australia. Called UberKITTENS, it's a programme that's been running periodically in America for a while. And one I strongly disagree with. Uber knows its reputation is shot to pieces. Multiple rape cases, incredibly inappropriate comments from its executives, ramping prices…

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