• This Is How Many Brits Want To Be Meat-Free By Next Year
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    This Is How Many Brits Want To Be Meat-Free By Next Year

    Nearly 12 million Brits are intending to be fully meat-free by the end of the year, according to a new study. According to research by finder.com, 6.7 million people in the UK – roughly 10% of the total population – already enjoy a meat-free lifestyle. Around 2.5 million Brits say they’re intending to give up meat and fish by the end of the year, while 1.7 million say they’re aiming to become pescatarian by giving up meat but not fish.

  • Hilary Duff Just Debuted A Major Post-Wedding Hair Change
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    Hilary Duff Just Debuted A Major Post-Wedding Hair Change

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 12: Hilary Duff attends the 5th Adopt Together Baby Ball Gala on October 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Adopt Together)

  • Why Sexual Harassment Survivors Are Being Asked To Share Their Stories
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    Why Sexual Harassment Survivors Are Being Asked To Share Their Stories

    A 2018 survey by the Prospect Union found that 35% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work, and 14% have been subjected to unwanted and inappropriate touching, hugging or kissing. Now the government is asking sexual harassment survivors of all ages and genders to share their experiences so they can help to shape future policy to tackle the problem. The Government Equalities Office is sending out a survey to 12,200 people in all parts of the UK so that it can “build a picture of how many people are affected”.

  • Your Horoscope This Week
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    Your Horoscope This Week

    Work to be proactive on Thursday, when the Sun squares against unpredictable Uranus. Sit with your emotions before setting intentions on Friday, when the Moon begins a new cycle in Aquarius. This transit squares against chaotic Uranus, influencing our minds to become more easily distracted and unpredictable.

  • Can A Personality Test Help Me Find True Love? Let’s Find Out…
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    Can A Personality Test Help Me Find True Love? Let’s Find Out…

    The MBTI is a psychological analysis examination that determines a person’s psychological makeup – how they perceive and make decisions. Devised by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers, it is one of the most widely used personality indicators in the world; over two million people are estimated to take the test annually. Recruitment websites laud the MBTI for being able to predict which career best suits your personality but critics have called it “meaningless”, with some psychologists slamming the lack of evidence behind the test.

  • Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Will Leave Their HRH Titles Behind — But Not The Royal Family
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    Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Will Leave Their HRH Titles Behind — But Not The Royal Family

    When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be taking a step back from the royal family, there was a lot of confusion about what, exactly, would change. Will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex still be a part of the royal family? Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, and Meghan appear to still be working through some of the particulars of what’s been dubbed “Megxit,” and the Queen released a statement on Saturday, clarifying that Prince Harry and Meghan remain “loved members of [the] family” — but, according to Buckingham Palace, they will no longer hold their HRH titles.

  • Why Women’s Working Weeks Are Actually Getting Longer
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    Why Women’s Working Weeks Are Actually Getting Longer

    The average woman’s working week has increased by more than hour in the last decade, according to a new report. The report by the Resolution Foundation blames the financial crisis of 2007-8 for an increase in working hours which has affected women and young people more than men. George Bangham, a Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said this increase reverses the pattern of previous decades, where working weeks became shorter as more women joined the workforce and people sought a better work-life balance.

  • All Schools Will Have Free Period Products From Monday
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    All Schools Will Have Free Period Products From Monday

    Period products will be made freely available in all English schools and colleges starting from Monday, the Department for Education has said. The good news comes after the government stepped up its commitment to ending period poverty last year by forming a taskforce to combat the problem. The taskforce was co-chaired by Plan International UK, the children’s charity which highlighted the extent of the problem with a 2017 study which found that one in 10 young people have been unable to afford sanitary products.

  • NikkieTutorials Got A Symbolic Manicure Following Her Powerful Coming Out Video
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    NikkieTutorials Got A Symbolic Manicure Following Her Powerful Coming Out Video

    It’s been a major week for YouTuber and makeup artist Nikkie De Jager, better known as NikkieTutorials. On Monday, the makeup artist and influencer released a brave and now-viral YouTube video titled “I’m Coming Out.” In it, she revealed to the world for the first time that she is transgender. In the days following, De Jager’s video has amassed more than 29 million views on YouTube, and an outpouring of support from fans around the world.

  • Eminem’s Rap About The Ariana Grande Concert Bombing Criticised By Victims’ Families
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    Eminem’s Rap About The Ariana Grande Concert Bombing Criticised By Victims’ Families

    The lyric is an insensitive callback to the 2017 Manchester Arena bomb attack, where more than 20 people were killed while attending an Ariana Grande concert. Most notably outraged by the lyrics was Figen Murray, whose son Martyn Hett was killed in the attack at Manchester Arena. Feels like he is piggybacking on the fame of Ariana grande and Justin bieber and says distasteful things about other celebrities.

  • 3 Delicious One-Pot Recipes, Perfect For Weeknights
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    3 Delicious One-Pot Recipes, Perfect For Weeknights

    Weeknight cooking is a delicate balancing act. At the weekend you have heaps of time and the option to duck out to the shops if you somehow forgot to pick up onions; weeknights confine you to a set, often already exhausted, time period. And if you haven't had a chance to go grocery shopping, more often than not you end up choosing between pesto pasta (again) or ordering Deliveroo that you can't really afford.The trick to a weeknight dinner you can really be proud of is a little bit of planning and a recipe you can chuck together in one pot (to save on washing up). ...

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    Here’s Why You Should Be Getting Your Highlights Done With Wet Hair

    While there are hundreds of new, innovative hair colour trends out there, from 3D balayage and gemlights to toasted coconut hair, it seems most of us are still pretty happy with our usual, trusty highlights. A few flecks of blonde dispersed expertly throughout your lengths can accentuate your eye colour, warm up your complexion and even lift your cheekbones. Lately, though, London hairstylists have discovered that the key to brighter, healthier and even faster blonde highlights is a tiny tweak during the highlighting process, and it’s pretty simple: applying the colour to wet hair.

  • The affordable jewellery brands to shop this Valentine's Day
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    The affordable jewellery brands to shop this Valentine's Day

    From earrings and necklaces to rings and bracelets, there is a vast array of jewellery items to choose from to suit every occasion.

  • The Trailer For Normal People Is Here & It’s Really, Really Hot
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    The Trailer For Normal People Is Here & It’s Really, Really Hot

    There was a time, before the Zara polka dot dress when you couldn’t leave the house without spotting Sally Rooney’s second bestselling novel, Normal People. Normal People became a permanent fixture at book clubs, with many walking down the street, travelling on public transport and spending their lunch breaks speeding through the book as they became consumed by the heart-racing romance between two Dublin teenagers. Just like the book, the series follows the intoxicating romance between Marianne and Connell, two teenagers from very different backgrounds, living in a small west of Ireland town.

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    You Have 8 New Netflix Treats To Binge This Weekend — Here’s What’s Worth Watching

    Netflix opened 2020 strong with the premiere of Messiah and Spinning Out. At mid-week alone we got the sixth season of Grace and Frankie and a chilling true crime docuseries people can't stop talking about. Today we’ll see the long-awaited return of pitch-perfect teen dramedy Sex Education, the debut of scary-sexy Dutch drama Ares, and the premiere of Tyler Perry’s newest movie, A Fall From Grace.

  • Struggling to sleep? Create a custom pillow tailored to you
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    Struggling to sleep? Create a custom pillow tailored to you

    Getting a full eight hours sleep can be difficult, but Nanu's personalised pillow has received rave reviews for helping you get a good rest.

  • Issa Rae And Kumail Nanjiani Are Lovebirds On The Run In Hilarious New Movie
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    Issa Rae And Kumail Nanjiani Are Lovebirds On The Run In Hilarious New Movie

    The Lovebirds tells the story of one couple, played by Hollywood darlings Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, and their action-packed quest to prove their innocence after they are wrongly accused of a serious crime. For Leilani and Jibran, it’s a casual date that quickly evolves into an amateur murder investigation. In the film’s trailer, a special moment between Jibran (Nanjiani) and Leilani (Rae) is interrupted when their car is hijacked and used as a murder weapon.

  • Sex Education Season 2 Binge Club Recap
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    Sex Education Season 2 Binge Club Recap

    Let Otis’ sexual awakening begin. After his epic season 1 finale wank fest, Otis (Asa Butterfield) can’t seem to give his hand a break. Otis’ comfortability with his own member isn’t the only thing that’s changed since last season.

  • Jared Kushner’s White House “Tour” Is Disrespectful To Monica Lewinsky
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    Jared Kushner’s White House “Tour” Is Disrespectful To Monica Lewinsky

    In a new story in Time, Trump senior advisor and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner gave a very candid look inside the White House. While traipsing around the West Wing with his interviewer in tow, Kushner creepily stopped during his White House tour to point out a space that used to be an entrance to the president’s study. The now-plastered doorway, according to Kushner, is where the former intern Monica Lewinsky used to meet Bill Clinton.

  • This Aquarius Season, Everyone Gets Weird
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    This Aquarius Season, Everyone Gets Weird

    Capricorn season is ending, and Aquarius season is almost here. Symbolized by the Water Bearer, Aquarius is known for eccentricity, intellectualism, and humanitarianism. Beginning on 20 January, we’ll all be experiencing some of this energy, though people with Aquarius placements will feel it most strongly.

  • Netflix Doc Reveals The Shocking Extent Of Aaron Hernandez’s Drug Use
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    Netflix Doc Reveals The Shocking Extent Of Aaron Hernandez’s Drug Use

    In 2013, Aaron Hernandez’s life was looking pretty good. Netflix’s new docuseries Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez attempts to get into Hernandez’s psyche and answer this question: How can a person who seems to have it all end up a convicted killer? It lays out various explanations and events that may have contributed to Hernandez’s alleged brutality.

  • Kat Von D Is Out At Her Makeup Company — & Will No Longer Be Involved “In Any Capacity”
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    Kat Von D Is Out At Her Makeup Company — & Will No Longer Be Involved “In Any Capacity”

    Kat Von D is officially stepping away from her longtime makeup brand, Kat Von D Beauty. The company, which was founded by Von D 12 years ago, has been completely acquired by Kendo and is, effective immediately, rebranded and renamed as KVD Vegan Beauty. As a result, Von D has sold all of her remaining shares to Kendo, its existing parent company, and formally resigned from her role.

  • Why Fibre Is The Sexy Wellness Trend Of 2020
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    Why Fibre Is The Sexy Wellness Trend Of 2020

    Which is probably because we instinctively associate it with brown cereals that turn to mush or prune juice favoured by OAPs. Unlike bragging about your protein intake (for #gains) or cutting carbs (for Marbs or something equally self-flagellating), boasting about your fibre intake is basically introducing your bowels to the table. Whether we like it or not, we need fibre (it’s vital for what the British Dietetic Association calls “the normal functioning of the gut”) and we need to talk about it, as it’s seriously lacking in most of our lives.

  • A Hair Toner Could Totally Transform Your Blonde. Here’s How To Use It
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    A Hair Toner Could Totally Transform Your Blonde. Here’s How To Use It

    Now I’m blonde, should I be using a hair toner? While the home hair colour market has undoubtedly made huge strides of late – and I’m looking squarely at Josh Wood here, whose DIY range is truly groundbreaking – there’s still a reason that colourists train for years, honing their craft in-salon. It’s partly to master the artistry, partly to learn the anatomy of hair but, crucially in this case, also to learn the sheer science of hair colour.

  • COBRA Is A Chaotic, Stressful Drama That You’ll Actually Enjoy Watching
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    COBRA Is A Chaotic, Stressful Drama That You’ll Actually Enjoy Watching

    First, allow me to introduce you to our Prime Minister Robert Sutherland (Robert Carlyle). A team of senior politicians, military, scientists and experts are gathered in COBRA (which rather tediously stands for Cabinet Office Briefing Room A), a dedicated committee built to keep the public safe, restore order and prevent further casualties in the aftermath of the crisis. Among the team is Home Secretary Archie Glover-Morgan (David Haig), whose sole purpose seems to be to antagonise the prime minister, make inappropriate quips and threaten the leadership.