• The Goop Lab: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix show goes beyond vagina candles in bizarre pursuit of new-age wellness
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    The Goop Lab: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix show goes beyond vagina candles in bizarre pursuit of new-age wellness

    Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to be better. At least, that’s the premise of her entire Goop empire, and the new six-part Netflix series based on it.

  • Taylor Swift reveals battle with eating disorder in new documentary Miss Americana
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    Taylor Swift reveals battle with eating disorder in new documentary Miss Americana

    Taylor Swift has opened up about suffering from an eating disorder in her early career.In Miss Americana, the upcoming Netflix documentary about the singer, she recalls her body being scrutinised in the media.

  • Royal family: Is Prince Harry still in the line of succession?
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    Royal family: Is Prince Harry still in the line of succession?

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked the world when they announced their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family earlier this month.The move prompted the Queen to organise a crisis summit regarding their future roles and it has also raised a number of questions about what the exit will mean for the monarchy, from how the couple will fund their lifestyle to the impact on the line of succession.

  • ‘I just ignored the pile of letters’: As cervical cancer rates rise why are women avoiding smear tests?
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    ‘I just ignored the pile of letters’: As cervical cancer rates rise why are women avoiding smear tests?

    Every year, around 3,000 new cases of cervical cancer are reported in the UK. Despite approximately 99.8 per cent of cases being preventable, there are still many misconceptions surrounding cervical cancer.Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, an annual campaign led by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, runs from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January. Each day, The Independent will be publishing content to help raise awareness and dispel myths regarding cervical cancer. Although cervical cancer can affect anyone with a cervix the term 'women' will be used here for brevity.

  • How will new ‘age appropriate’ code protect children online?
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    How will new ‘age appropriate’ code protect children online?

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), an independent regulatory office that aims to “uphold information rights in the public interest”, has published a new Age Appropriate Design Code to protect children online.The code, the draft of which was first reported in April 2019, is scheduled to come into force by autumn 2021.

  • What are the laws for sperm donation in the UK?
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    What are the laws for sperm donation in the UK?

    A recent report published in the Journal of Medical Ethics has argued that doctors should be able to take sperm from men who have passed away if they have consented to becoming post-mortem donors.The authors state that doing so is “both feasible and morally permissible”, as it may help to ensure that “sufficient quantities of sperm“ are made available to individuals who wish to become parents through sperm donation.

  • How to get over someone, according to a relationship expert
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    How to get over someone, according to a relationship expert

    Ending a relationship is never easy - and it can be even harder if there is still love shared.But just because heartbreak may feel like the end of the world, the good news is the pain won’t last forever - and it certainly won’t keep you from falling in love again.

  • Gigi Hadid regrets not speaking up when what was happening on set 'wasn't right'
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    Gigi Hadid regrets not speaking up when what was happening on set 'wasn't right'

    Gigi Hadid has opened up about her biggest failure, admitting she regrets not speaking up on set when something “wasn’t right”.During an interview for a special edition of i-D magazine, which has been co-curated by Rihanna, the supermodel spoke candidly about her modelling career and how she copes with making mistakes while living such a public life.

  • Cervical screening: How enduring use of 150-year-old speculum puts women off smear tests
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    Cervical screening: How enduring use of 150-year-old speculum puts women off smear tests

    Every year, around 3,000 new cases of cervical cancer are reported in the UK. Despite approximately 99.8 per cent of cases being preventable, there are still many misconceptions surrounding cervical cancer, particularly with regards to smear tests and HPV.Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, an annual campaign led by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, is being held this year from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 January. Each day, The Independent will be publishing content to help raise awareness and dispel myths regarding cervical cancer.

  • Alcopops contain as much sugar as four iced doughnuts, experts warn
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    Alcopops contain as much sugar as four iced doughnuts, experts warn

    Certain pre-mixed alcoholic drinks available to buy in supermarkets contain ”unnecessarily high” levels of sugar, experts have warned.Action on Sugar, a UK-based charity based at Queen Mary University of London, investigated the quantities of sugar and calories found in alcoholic drinks.

  • Lewis Hamilton says going vegan ‘eradicates’ energy dips
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    Lewis Hamilton says going vegan ‘eradicates’ energy dips

    Lewis Hamilton has explained how following a plant-based diet has benefited his life, emphasising how being vegan has impacted his energy for the better.Speaking in the latest issue of GQ Hype, the Formula One driver stated that while it is ideal for your energy “to be consistent”, sometimes you may have “big oscillations and highs and lows in your energy levels”.

  • KFC in sexism row over advert showing boys staring at woman’s breasts
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    KFC in sexism row over advert showing boys staring at woman’s breasts

    KFC has issued an apology after airing an advert in Australia that shows two boys staring at a woman’s breasts.The advert was condemned as “sexist“ by Australian campaign group Collective Shout, and described as “reinforcing gender stereotypes“.

  • I turned my garage into a gardener's haven, and here's how you can too
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    I turned my garage into a gardener's haven, and here's how you can too

    There’s nothing like a project to kick-start the New Year. My garage, built 10 years ago by my younger son Max to house his beloved scratch-built beach buggy, and then taken over by his brother Jacques to pimp up his Audi TT, is suddenly empty.

  • Free sanitary products made available in all schools in England
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    Free sanitary products made available in all schools in England

    The government’s free sanitary product scheme is launching across all schools and colleges in England this week in a bid to combat period poverty.The move will ensure that pupils do not miss out on lessons due to their period and help break down stigma surrounding menstruation, according to the Department for Education (DfE).

  • Michelle Obama releases workout playlist to help give ‘extra boost’ for new year
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    Michelle Obama releases workout playlist to help give ‘extra boost’ for new year

    Michelle Obama has released a workout playlist to provide inspiration for those undertaking fitness-focused new year’s resolutions.On Sunday, the former first lady of the United States shared a tweet detailing the 27 tracks that help give her “that extra boost” during her “toughest workouts”.

  • Botched filler complaints double in one year, campaigners warn
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    Botched filler complaints double in one year, campaigners warn

    Complaints over botched aesthetic fillers have doubled in the last year, a campaign group reports.Save Face, which is a national register of accredited practitioners who provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments, received more than 1,300 complaints from patients who had sought treatments for fuller lips but been left with serious injuries.

  • Shinjiro Koizumi becomes first Japanese cabinet minister to take paternity leave
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    Shinjiro Koizumi becomes first Japanese cabinet minister to take paternity leave

    Japan’s environment minister has been praised for announcing his decision to take paternity leave, making him the first cabinet minister to do so in the country.Shinjiro Koizumi, who is expecting his first child with wife Christel Takigawa, revealed in a staff meeting earlier this week that he will take two weeks off following the birth later this month.

  • Free condom campaign halted over 'offensive packaging' with sexual innuendos
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    Free condom campaign halted over 'offensive packaging' with sexual innuendos

    The distribution of 100,000 free condoms has been halted over concerns that the packaging was “offensive”.Utah’s Department of Health planned to hand out the condoms as part of a new HIV prevention campaign “The H is for Human”, which aimed to “destigmatise HIV in Utah and get everybody talking about sexual health”.

  • What is laughing gas, what are the risks of inhaling it and is it illegal?
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    What is laughing gas, what are the risks of inhaling it and is it illegal?

    As one of the most commonly used drugs among 16 to 24-year-olds, laughing gas has become an increasing cause of concern and debate in recent years.The drug was thrown into the spotlight again on Wednesday after Professor David Nutt, the former government drug tzar, who was forced to resign in 2009 after claiming ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol, made new comments about it.

  • HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men in England falls by 71 per cent
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    HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men in England falls by 71 per cent

    There has been a rapid decline in cases of HIV in the UK, according to new figures.Data published by Public Health England (PHE) shows HIV transmission is continuing to fall, with the number of people who are unaware they have the virus also decreasing.

  • Oprah Winfrey reveals why she never got married: 'I didn’t want the sacrifices'
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    Oprah Winfrey reveals why she never got married: 'I didn’t want the sacrifices'

    Oprah Winfrey has revealed why she never married her partner, despite them being together for more than 30 years.In an essay published in O Magazine, the media mogul opened up about her relationship with Stedman Graham, who proposed in 1993.

  • Versace praised for banning use of kangaroo skin
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    Versace praised for banning use of kangaroo skin

    Versace has been praised by animal rights campaigners for banning use of kangaroo skin in its collections.As devastating wildfires continue to ravage Australia, increased attention has been placed on the scores of animals harmed and killed across the country, including kangaroos.

  • Prince Harry discusses mental health as he carries out first engagement since royal announcement
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    Prince Harry discusses mental health as he carries out first engagement since royal announcement

    The Duke of Sussex has championed the importance of mental health awareness in sport as part of his first public engagement since his and the Duchess of Sussex’s recent announcement.Last week, the royal couple shared a statement outlining their plans to step down as “senior” members of the royal family.

  • Too Faced Cosmetics co-founder fires sister over transphobic remark about NikkieTutorials
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    Too Faced Cosmetics co-founder fires sister over transphobic remark about NikkieTutorials

    Too Faced Cosmetics’ co-founder Jerrod Blandino has announced the beauty brand has severed ties with his sister after she made a transphobic remark about beauty blogger Nikkie de Jager.On Monday, de Jager, who goes by NikkieTutorials, revealed in a YouTube video that she is transgender, and that she had been blackmailed into sharing her personal story.

  • Prince William praised for using sign language to congratulate MBE recipient Alex Duguid
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    Prince William praised for using sign language to congratulate MBE recipient Alex Duguid

    The Duke of Cambridge has been praised on social media for using sign language to congratulate a deaf MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) recipient.On Tuesday, Prince William hosted an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, which recognises people's amazing achievements and service to the country with special honours.