• Halima Aden makes history as first Sports Illustrated model to wear hijab and burkini
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    Halima Aden makes history as first Sports Illustrated model to wear hijab and burkini

    This isn't the first time the Muslim model has broken boundaries.

  • This could be where Cadbury's 99 Flake got its name from
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    This could be where Cadbury's 99 Flake got its name from

    Why '99 Flake' rather than another arbitrary number? Why not '36 Flake', or '141 Flake'?

  • It's about time we started drinking wine at breakfast
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    It's about time we started drinking wine at breakfast

    Perhaps we should learn to make our drinking culture a little more sophisticated.

  • 69 per cent of teen girls now identify as feminist
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    69 per cent of teen girls now identify as feminist

    The percentage of women who identified with the label decreased with age.

  • Married people are no longer healthier than singletons
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    Married people are no longer healthier than singletons

    This calls for a break from Tinder.

  • Why wine has an indentation on the bottom of the bottle
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    Why wine has an indentation on the bottom of the bottle

    It has little to do with taste.

  • Australian senator makes history by breastfeeding while debating a motion
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    Australian senator makes history by breastfeeding while debating a motion

    Larissa Waters has been praised for making history.

  • This is what the ‘M’ stands for in H&M
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    This is what the ‘M’ stands for in H&M

    Lots of us already know about the 'Hennes' part.

  • We drink more wine now because glasses are bigger, apparently
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    We drink more wine now because glasses are bigger, apparently

    Take a hard look at that glass you're drinking out of.

  • Newborn makes history by becoming first baby to be breastfed in parliament
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    Newborn makes history by becoming first baby to be breastfed in parliament

    Senator Larissa Waters breast fed her 11-week-old baby in Australian parliament, after returning from maternity leave.

  • From burlesque to Lil' Kim: The history of the nipple pasty
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    From burlesque to Lil' Kim: The history of the nipple pasty

    Ever since the late 19th century, nipple pasties have been associated with all things erotic.The adhesive covers used to protect a woman’s modesty first originated from a fascination with the oriental. Exotic belly dancers began sporting metal discs on their breasts in the late 1800s with circuses soon taking on the sensual displays.As the striptease became more mainstream, new nudity laws were enforced to encourage both genders to attend the major burlesque shows. This meant that dancers were required to wear nipple pasties to avoid an arrest.Until the 1950s, pasties were used to fight censorship with more and more designs – some with those well-known tassels – popping up. In certain states, dancers hit back at seriously strict laws by attaching a piece of string to their pasties, transforming the nearly-nude look into a bikini.Then a sudden decline in the burlesque industry took place. People became less interested until the 1990s revival of the shows featuring stars such as Dita Von Teese and her infamous champagne glass routine.At the 1999 VMAs, Lil Kim took the nipple pasty to the red carpet wearing *that* one-shouldered lilac jumpsuit. (Miley Cyrus later recreated the look for Halloween).Along with wearing nude-coloured ones under sheer dresses, celebrities have bravely donned pasties at premieres and awards shows ever since.Recently, Nicki Minaj went for a truly revealing look on the front row of Haider Ackermann’s Paris show. Anthony Vaccarello also kickstarted a glitter nipple trend thanks to his heart-shaped pasties at Saint Laurent’s SS17 show.For us less showy folk, the nipple pasty has transformed into a lingerie staple available at pretty much any retailer, having appeared in decades’ worth of fetish photography.From lowbrow to highbrow, here’s just a few famous pasties that have made their public debut.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Stunning lingerie sets for every shape and sizeHow you should actually be washing your lingerie

  • This is how the Victorians trolled each other on Valentine's Day
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    This is how the Victorians trolled each other on Valentine's Day

    Vinegar Valentines were a type of poison pen letter sent anonymously to ward off potential suitors or to warn another their lover was not all they seemed. Vinegar Valentines or “comic Valentines” were also popular in America, though widely frowned upon by the media on both sides of the Atlantic for being “filthy” and “nauseating”.

  • Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?
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    Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?

    Whether you look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day each year or not, it’s hard to ignore the foil-wrapped chocolate hearts and red roses popping up at our local supermarkets around about this time of the month. Something you might already know is that there was a Saint named Valentine – and that Valentine’s Day is also called Saint Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine. The only thing we can be relatively sure about with Saint Valentine is that he was commemorated as a saint on February 14 in around 270 AD, but there are many stories and legends about him and why we celebrate the this with love.

  • Why do we consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky?
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    Why do we consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky?

    “It’s Friday the 13th this week”, we tell our friends and colleagues in a spooky voice, without really knowing what that day-date combination fuss is really about. The fear of Friday the 13th is called “paraskevidekatriaphobia”. In Western superstition, many believe that it all originated in the Middle Ages or has biblical roots.

  • A Chanel Bag is Officially the Best Investment You Can Make
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    A Chanel Bag is Officially the Best Investment You Can Make

    A timeless Chanel bag is most certainly a fashion investment, and according to a new study, a viable financial investment too. The research, conducted by experts at vintage handbag authority Baghunter, found that in the last six years the value of Chanel bags has gone up by 70%. Evelyn Fox, CEO of Baghunter, told Marie Claire: “We decided to conduct a study into Chanel handbags as we wanted to see if we could gain an insight into how Chanel implements their pricing tactics.

  • Why Old Friends Will Never Get Old
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    Why Old Friends Will Never Get Old

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  • Pirelli Calendar: The 13 Most Unexpected Calendar Stars Of All Time
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    Pirelli Calendar: The 13 Most Unexpected Calendar Stars Of All Time

    For years, the Pirelli Calendar has celebrated female beauty in a rather traditional way; featuring photos of nude (or at least scantily clad) young models from around the globe; Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Lily Cole to name a few.But last year, the famous annual photo selection took a departure from its old-fashioned approach towards beauty, and instead featured accomplished women from all industries such as Amy Schumer, Serena Williams and Patti Smith.And the 2017 calendar looks to follow a less-traditional route again, featuring a line up of mature, oscar-level actresses. But it won’t be the only time the Calendar has featured those not exclusive to the modelling world. This Might Be the Most Eccentric Way to Flaunt a Baby Bump on the Red Carpet Carrie Underwood & 25 More Celebs Who Look Better With No Makeup

  • Hillary Clinton And 12 Other Women Who Made History
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    Hillary Clinton And 12 Other Women Who Made History

    It’s official: Hillary Clinton has become the first female nominee of a major US political party.More than nine years after launching her first presidential bid, she was nominated on the second evening of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.But Clinton certainly isn’t the first woman to have made history as we know it. 8 Times Barack And Michelle Obama Publicly Declared Their Love For One Another 12 gorgeous traditional wedding outfits from around the world

  • Poem: The Somme 100 Years On
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    Poem: The Somme 100 Years On

    July 1st 2016 - 100 years on from one of the most gruesome battles The British Army has ever known. A battle that lasted months and that claimed the lives of almost 20,000 soldiers in the first day. 

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    17-year-old transforms herself in iconic women of fashion

    All images via Instagram/bewitchedquillsThere’s no doubt that the iconic beauties of the past like Audrey Hepburn and Scarlett O’Hara play a major role in fashion and beauty as we know it today. But for one teen, these historical looks are everything. ALSO SEE: A guide to buying vintage furAnnelies Maria Francine is a 17-year-old from Belgium who spends her days trolling vintage clothing and jewellery on Etsy to help transform herself into these classic icons of the past. Click through the gallery above to see some of her most impressive portraits and let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA. 

  • The Exhibition Where You Can See 100 Years Of Vogue In One Day
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    The Exhibition Where You Can See 100 Years Of Vogue In One Day

    If you’re wondering what to do on a rainy day in London (which believe me there are plenty), then check out the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition while you still can. Showcased at the National Portrait Gallery until 22 May 2016, spectators get the chance to witness British Vogue’s evolution throughout the decades. The layout of the exhibition is structured in reverse chronological order, starting with images from the years 2000-2010 and moving back to when the magazine was founded in 1916.

  • The Hidden History Of The Maldives
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    The Hidden History Of The Maldives

    When it comes to the Maldives, it?s sun, sea and sand that spring to mind.?The absolute last thing you think of is the history of the islands. As the BBC reported in 2004,??Since 80% of its 1,200 islands are no more than 1m above sea level, within 100 years the Maldives could become uninhabitable.? The Maldives is actually a Muslim country but the government has allocated a set number of islands for tourism purposes only.

  • 100 Years of Beauty in China [Video]
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    100 Years of Beauty in China [Video]

    From Shanghai socialites to Communist Party leaders, the past 100 years for women in China have been full of seismic shifts. The 15th episode of Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” series gives a beauty-focused overview of these changes in less than a minute.