Depression can be all too prevalent, affecting actors, supermodels, singers, doctors, and people from all walks of life. But the common mood disorder is becoming more pervasive in the young. One brave young woman, Katelyn Marie Todd, is opening up on Facebook about what depression feels like and how — when one is in the midst of it — even the smallest things, like brushing your hair, can simply be too much to handle. “I brushed my hair today. For the first time in four weeks,” Todd began her moving Facebook confessional on May 6. “It was matted and twisted together. ...
Ghosting is a modern term coined to put a name to the ever-increasing practice of ending a personal friendship by suddenly withdrawing all communication without explanation. One day you stop hearing from a close friend. It happened to me with my best friend of over a decade and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
Well, ok you don’t necessarily lose all your mates the minute you give birth, but you may find you’re no longer on the same page as your besties. What you need is some mummy mates to help support, guide and gossip your way through the motherhood minefield. Well, step forward new app Peanut, a sort of Tinder for new parents which aims to help hook up mums with similar interests and experiences.
Friendships are vital to our health and well-being, they help us develop a sense of meaning and direction in life, protect against stress and provide distraction from the more serious aspects of life. According to Dr Jonathan Leach, “Being part of a supportive social network can lead to better mental and physical health for many people.” If you don’t get out enough make 2017 the year you change that.
After attending her 17th wedding in two years, Tiffany Wright had something of a lightbulb moment. “I’m like a Bridal PA, stress buster, shoulder to cry on and to-do list sergeant major all in one,” Tiffany says of her new role as a professional bridesmaid. Looking back at her own wedding the romance expert, who also runs proposal planning company, The One Romance, realised just how helpful an undercover bridesmaid would have been.
Turns out, that just like falling in love, you can totally fall in friendship at first sight and science has the proof. In one study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, researchers paired up students in their first year of college to have a conversation, then recorded whether they were friends after a few months. Another study reveals that there could be a pattern to who might experience this friendship chemistry and it’s all to do with your personality.
Turns out though that there are actually only four main personality types in the world and the majority of us more or less fit into one of those four. The four personality types are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting or envious. Optimistic and pessimistic personality types scored equal, with 20% of respondents falling into these categories.
Weddings take a ridiculous amount of organising - planning a large-scale event is a full time job. Add to that the pressure of an actual full time job and little down time between and it’s no surprise tempers flare up. There’s simply too much stress and often that stress seeps out into the bridal party.
2015 was the year of the celebrity Girl Squad. We’ve gawked as Taylor Swift and her gang of supermodels strut in combat lingerie in “Bad Blood,” admired Tavi Gevinson and her precocious and talented group of young feminists, envied Lena Dunham and her real life Girls, and Instagram-stalked Man Repeller Leandra Medine and her #GirlBoss clique. It appears that female friendships — and finding a sisterhood of your own — has never had a stronger or more media-hungry moment, but even before hashtags existed, female friendships were prominent in pop culture. This week, the cast of the 1995 film based on Ann M.