Lifestyle

Who Run The World?

Being born female means more than the XX chromosomes. It means you have won the reproduction battle and it means flying the flag for feminism and equality from the moment you take your first breath. Now is the time to win the gender war. For generations our female ancestors faced...
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Hack Attack

Creative agency Mindshare in Denmark are on a mission – destroy advertiser’s ideas of ‘real’ women. The reason? The media’s portrayal of women across both digital and print are wildly unidentifiable for women across the world. “Image_Hack” is a project funded by Dove to tackle this particular industry problem which...
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Dear Diary

I write in you every day. You listen but never criticise. You welcome each day with a fresh, crisp page and never turn your back on yesterday. You preserve my past and present; every wrinkle on your cover is a sign of our penmanship. The notion of writing something down,...
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Gender Neutral Awards

MTV have announced plans to ditch gender specific awards categories for the nominees of their upcoming Movie and Television awards show next month, following in the footsteps of The National Television Awards who made the change in 2008 and also the Grammys who have never had gendered awards. The change...
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How Healing is the Hamsa?

One of Semple’s most loved symbols is the palm-shaped amulet known as the hamsa hand. Popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa,the hamsa hand has become a global symbol of protection, blessings, power, and strength. The open palm is used by many for a range of different reasons, but...
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The Mirror’s Image

  I recently found out the devastating news that my nan had gone blind, an overwhelming prospect that consumed my thoughts for days. She will never see my niece grow older than she is right now, nor the frost on a crisp winter’s morning or the first blossom in spring...
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A Happy Balance

We’re all too familiar with the saying, time flies when you’re having fun. Throughout my childhood, it was a phrase used much more frequently as I sat longing for the summer holidays to last just one more week, or wishing that the school disco didn’t have to end on the...
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Writing Your Life Narrative

The quirks of humanity are truly intriguing. Day by day we are met by different characters who hold contrasting views and morals to our own, and in turn we are continually learning about others as well as ourselves. We may experience conflict with a fellow peer and wonder to ourselves...
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Vitamin Buddy

As a self-confessed vitamin-obsessive, I can easily spend hundreds of pounds a month on different tablets and vitamins to keep my skin soft and supple, and my body healthy and energetic. But I am the first to admit that my vitamin regime probably isn’t well refined, taking all of my...
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