• What You Need To Know About Vero, The Latest Hot Social Network
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    What You Need To Know About Vero, The Latest Hot Social Network

    If you've been on Twitter or Facebook in recent days, you've probably seen someone, very possibly an influencer, talking about a social media app called Vero. Vero (or "Vero - True Social") has actually been around for a few years, as The Independent reports, but it's now beginning to grow in popularity. Anyway, the big questions are obviously "what is Vero?" and "why should I consider downloading it?" After all, many of us struggle to keep up with the social media apps we already have, and may find our relationship with them can become a bit love/hate.

  • Michelle Obama Reveals Title & Details Of Her Upcoming Memoir
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    Michelle Obama Reveals Title & Details Of Her Upcoming Memoir

    Michelle Obama has something coming for us in November and, no, you won't find it in the voting booth. Today former First Lady Michelle Obama announced that her upcoming memoir will be published by Penguin Random House on 13th November2018. The book, titled Becoming, will trace Obama's story from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her high-flying career and role in the White House.

  • Mindfulness is just Buddhism sold to you by neoliberals
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    Mindfulness is just Buddhism sold to you by neoliberals

    Mindfulness is big business, worth in excess of $1bn (£7.2m) in the US alone and linked – somewhat paradoxically – to an expanding range of must-have products. Mindfulness practice and training is now part of a global wellness industry worth trillions of dollars. Mindfulness has its origins in Buddhist meditation teachings and encourages the quiet observation of habituated thought patterns and emotions.

  • International Women's Day 2018: How the day began and why the fight for women's rights is still necessary
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    International Women's Day 2018: How the day began and why the fight for women's rights is still necessary

    International Women's Day 2018: How the day began and why the fight for women's rights is still necessary

  • The £4 Aldi Bargain That Might Replace a Cult Favourite Skincare Product
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    The £4 Aldi Bargain That Might Replace a Cult Favourite Skincare Product

    Lacura, Aldi's beauty range, has surprised on a few occasions, offering a caviar cream and a regenerating serum amongst many other products. The Aldi Hot Cloth cleanser (£4) is coming back to stores very soon and online after huge success during it's last launch. The product is nicely packaged (let's all admit packaging does matter) and for your £4 you get a 200ml tube and a muslin cloth.

  • Samuel L. Jackson labels Donald Trump a 'muthaf****' for his plan to arm teachers
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    Samuel L. Jackson labels Donald Trump a 'muthaf****' for his plan to arm teachers

    The judgment of Samuel L. Jackson is pretty much equivalent to eternal damnation. In response to the increasing calls for gun control – from people across the US and by survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which left 17 people dead – Trump instead made repeated proposals to arm school teachers, stating that an educator with a gun would have mowed down the suspected gunman in the Florida shooting “before he ever knew what happened”. Telling the cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that “gun-adept” teachers, coaches, and other school workers should be allowed to carry a concealed weapon on campus, he added: “This would be a major deterrent because these people are inherently cowards.

  • Eating greens and doing cardio is not the way to get lean, says personal trainer
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    Eating greens and doing cardio is not the way to get lean, says personal trainer

    If you’re looking to lose fat and get in shape, you might be thinking you need to spend every evening pounding the pavements, slogging away on the cross-trainer or trying to survive a spin class. And then go home to eat lettuce with a side of broccoli.

  • 19 People Share The Story Behind Their First Tattoo
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    19 People Share The Story Behind Their First Tattoo

    You always remember your first tattoo — whether it's something you planned for months, years, or even just a few minutes. Making the decision to get inked can be emotional, thrilling, and might even signify an important event, relationship, or life stage. Or it can be purely aesthetic with no sentimental value — it's up to you.

  • Your Horoscope This Week
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    Your Horoscope This Week

    What do you love enough to defend? Sunday’s passionate meeting between Mars and Venus sets a tone for the week. Venus, planet of beauty, is always in search of perfect balance. As she journeys through Pisces, that search takes on spiritual overtones, making us humans yearn for soulmate connections and pure escape from the ugly parts of life. Meanwhile, Mars is on a heroic quest in Sagittarius, bringing out our gallant — and cocky — sides, and instigating even more than the usual number of moral and political fights.

  • I Tried These '12 Rules For Life' & Lost It By Rule 6
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    I Tried These '12 Rules For Life' & Lost It By Rule 6

    Jordan B Peterson is professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and "internet controversialist". The subtitle of his book, 12 Rules For Life, is An Antidote To Chaos – for him, order is masculine and chaos is feminine – and 80% of his online following is male.

  • How To Deal With Very Heavy Periods, By A Womb Cancer Survivor
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    How To Deal With Very Heavy Periods, By A Womb Cancer Survivor

    If you've ever found yourself rushing to the loo with an overflowing tampon emergency or woken up in the morning to find that, despite your giant sanitary towel, blood has still managed to get on your pyjamas and bedsheets, then I feel you. When I was 24 I was diagnosed with womb cancer, which caused me to have extremely heavy periods and bleed between cycles. My periods often lasted 7-10 days and I had to wear sanitary pads in between, ‘just in case’ of an unexpected blood explosion.

  • Confessions Of A...Celebrity Hair Stylist
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    Confessions Of A...Celebrity Hair Stylist

    Celebrities love their hair stylists, don't they? It’s not surprising that Jennifer Aniston has stood resolutely by stylist Chris McMillan since the Friends days. The two are fast friends, much like Gisele and her stylist pal Harry Josh, who looks after her sensational mane.

  • Intoxicating, with film star looks and a voice to match: The day I attended Billy Graham's last sermon
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    Intoxicating, with film star looks and a voice to match: The day I attended Billy Graham's last sermon

    Intoxicating, with film star looks and a voice to match: The day I attended Billy Graham's last sermon

  • Dodging pirates and the plague on an eventful cruise to Mauritius
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    Dodging pirates and the plague on an eventful cruise to Mauritius

    Dodging pirates and the plague on an eventful cruise to Mauritius

  • Why Meghan Markle led me on a tartan quest
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    Why Meghan Markle led me on a tartan quest

    Why Meghan Markle led me on a tartan quest

  • The 5 Best Exercises For Weight Loss
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    The 5 Best Exercises For Weight Loss

    If weight loss is your goal, you're probably wondering what kind of workouts are the best use of your time. Rather than prescribing specific workouts or certain gyms, Ridge Davis, a personal trainer based in West Hollywood, CA, laid out the five best exercises that will help you reach your fitness goals in the fastest, most effective way. "When more muscles engage in one movement, more calories are able to burn in your workout in a shorter amount of time," Ridge told POPSUGAR.

  • Jennifer Lawrence says Donald Trump's election left her devastated and helpless: 'My head exploded'
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    Jennifer Lawrence says Donald Trump's election left her devastated and helpless: 'My head exploded'

    The 27-year-old actor, who has starred in Silver Livings Playbook, X-Men, and American Hustle, said her “head exploded” after the billionaire property developer was elected president in 2016. “I felt helpless, I felt scared, I felt devastated, and I found the only thing I could actually do is educate myself,” Lawrence said at a talk at The Wing, a co-working and community space for women, in New York City. During a sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey for Hollywood Reporter in December, Lawrence said she had never met Mr Trump in the flesh but a meeting would no doubt end with “a martini to the face”.

  • A New Technology Will Soon Let Airlines Charge Different Fares For Different People
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    A New Technology Will Soon Let Airlines Charge Different Fares For Different People

    If you're the sort of traveller who swears by intense comparison shopping, price alerts, and only purchasing flights at midnight during a full moon cycle, consider this a warning: Airlines have found yet another way to keep you on your toes when it comes to getting the best value for your ticket. As Travel + Leisure reports, the future of air travel could soon see the widespread introduction of "dynamic pricing," which would mean that different passengers pay different fares — and not just for the usual upgrades like extra legroom or business class seating.

  • 5 Things You're Doing to Make Your Cold Worse
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    5 Things You're Doing to Make Your Cold Worse

    No matter how much you bolster your immune system with supplements, it's almost inevitable to fall victim to seasonal ills like colds and flu during the Winter. When fighting your illness this season, avoid making your symptoms worse and prolonging your recovery by not making the following mistakes. It's easy to forget to refuel when you're under the weather, but your body needs the energy from food to support your immune system's efforts in fighting disease.

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    This Dry Shampoo Trick Will Change How You Use It Forever

    Whether your fringe is looking a little lacklustre or you underestimated just how quickly your bouncy blow-dry would go flat, a quick spritz of your favourite brand, and your hair is back to its beautiful best. Whether it's your hair type or environmental factors causing flat, lacklustre locks, anything that can be done to make the in-between days look better is a bonus.

  • Cape Town dreads ‘Day Zero’ when the taps will run dry
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    Cape Town dreads ‘Day Zero’ when the taps will run dry

    A tough water-saving regime and the generosity of farmers have given South Africa’s main tourist hub welcome respite from a severe drought and helped push back a dreaded “Day Zero” when Cape Town’s taps are expected to run dry. On Tuesday, the city of four million moved its estimate for “Day Zero” to 9 July from 4 June due to a decline in water usage, and after the Groenland farmers association also released 10 billion litres of water from their private reservoirs into the Steenbras storage dam. South Africa has declared a national disaster over the drought afflicted southern and western regions, including Cape Town, which means the government could spend more money and resources to deal with the crisis.

  • Forget book snobbery - let's just encourage our kids to read, comics and all
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    Forget book snobbery - let's just encourage our kids to read, comics and all

    Forget book snobbery - let's just encourage our kids to read, comics and all

  • Jameela Jamil Flips The "Toxic" Conversation On Women's Weight
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    Jameela Jamil Flips The "Toxic" Conversation On Women's Weight

    If you follow Jameela Jamil on Twitter and Instagram, you'll know she's very funny and very honest. Yesterday the TV and radio presenter (and of course, break-out star of The Good Place) used her social media channels to call out the "toxic bullshit" that often surrounds women's weight. Instead of weighing herself according to the number of kilograms that appear when she steps on a set of scales, Jamil weighed herself according to her achievements, values and things that give her self-worth.

  • 5 tips to help someone suffering with an eating disorder
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    5 tips to help someone suffering with an eating disorder

    It is estimated that 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. This year, Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place from 26 February to 4 March. “Eating disorders are devastating illnesses that can result in severe physical and psychological distress for the sufferer, having the highest mortality rate over any other psychiatric disorder,” Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert, who works with many people suffering with eating disorders, told The Independent.

  • How to stay motivated to keep fit all year round
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    How to stay motivated to keep fit all year round

    At the start of every new year, the majority of people resolve to be healthier. To get fit. To lose weight.