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    Charli XCX Discusses “Stigma” That Surrounds Therapy In The UK

    Charli XCX has shared her thoughts on the lingering “stigma” that surrounds mental health therapy in the UK. The singer-songwriter, who has just released her third album Charli, said she has been “nervous” about accessing therapy in the past, but is now keen to try it. XCX, who recently revealed that she explores her experiences of depression on her new album, continued: “But I feel like there is this stigma in the UK about, ‘Oh therapy, it’s a bit LA isn’t it?’ I really do think that.

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    Your Horoscope This Week

    It’s time to adopt a new mentality on Monday when the Sun leaves Virgo and enters Libra. If you’re single and still enjoying fielding season, you may be inspired to link up with one of your top contenders.

  • This Is How Much People In Their Twenties Spend On Renting A Room
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    This Is How Much People In Their Twenties Spend On Renting A Room

    People in their twenties and thirties are often dubbed “generation rent” and with good reason. According to new research, the average renter in their twenties spent 34% of their pre-tax income last year on renting a room. Twenty-something renters in Brighton spent the highest proportion of their income on renting a room – 35%, according to research compiled by Hamptons International.

  • From Mini Milkshakes To Edible Gold, Celebs Will Feast In Style At The Emmys Governors Ball
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    From Mini Milkshakes To Edible Gold, Celebs Will Feast In Style At The Emmys Governors Ball

    Great television and great snacks have always gone hand in hand, so it makes sense that to celebrate the biggest night in TV, all our favourite stars and showrunners will be eating all the best hors d’oeuvres at the annual Governors Ball after-party. The event, which will take place in Los Angeles immediately following the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, will be catered by Joachim Splichal of Patina Catering, and though he has run the kitchen for this party for 24 years, his team of 250 chefs is doing something different this year.

  • 3 Brilliant DIY Design Ideas For Rented Homes
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    3 Brilliant DIY Design Ideas For Rented Homes

    Admit it, we’ve all got carried away daydreaming after watching one too many episodes of Grand Designs, before realising that our house share in Streatham doesn’t really allow our interior fantasies to run as wild as Richard and Carol from Kent.

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    How OCD Gets In The Way Of My Sex Life

    I knew I probably had another five minutes before he started questioning why I’d been in the bathroom for such a long time. So I speed-brushed my teeth for the third time that evening and, although I’d just stepped out of the shower, I scrubbed myself raw with a flannel, convinced I’d missed something and that he’d be turned off by the filth I felt over my body. 

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    Jonathan Van Ness Is Ready To Talk About Being HIV-Positive

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 15: Jonathan Van Ness attends the 2019 Netflix Creative Arts Emmy After Party at Hotel Figueroa on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. In an interview with The New York Times, Van Ness explained that he felt it was important to come out. “When Queer Eye’ came out, it was really difficult because I was like, ‘Do I want to talk about my status?” he said.

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    Jennifer Lopez Brought Back That Versace Dress & The Internet Is Obsessed

    Jennifer Lopez never really goes away, but right now, she’s definitely having a moment. Lopez delighted the audience at the Versace SS20 show at the city’s Piazza Sei Febbraio venue by walking the runway in a reimagined version of the iconic green dress she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards. Jennifer Lopez just closed the Versace Spring 2020 show in Milan in a reimagined version of her iconic 2000 Grammy dress.

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    Melania Trump pays homage to Australian Prime Minister in J. Mendel gown

    The First Lady wore not one, but two stunning pastel dresses yesterday to welcome the Australian Prime Minister.

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    This Is Where In The UK People Work The Longest Hours

    A study published last year found that just 6% of UK employees are now putting in the once customary “9 to 5” working week. It’s not too surprising that the TUC (Trade Unions Congress) has recently urged the government to introduce an additional four bank holidays a year in order to reduce the number of working days lost to anxiety and stress. Employees in Scotland and the East of England – the regions where people work the longest hours – put in 67 hours a year more than workers in Wales, the region where people work the shortest hours.

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    Style Obituary: Paul’s Boutique. For A Hot Minute Being On Trend Allowed Us To Dream

    It was Christmas 2008. It was the same year we’d all got our first jobs — at a fish and chip shop, receptionist at the local gym, waiting tables at the stunning brutalist Holiday Inn right by the motorway exit — and we’d decided to go all fucking out.

  • The Best Vegan Spots In London, According To An Opinionated Blogger
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    The Best Vegan Spots In London, According To An Opinionated Blogger

    An Opinionated Guide To Vegan London is plant-based chef and blogger, Sara Kiyo Popowa's second book. Popowa amassed a large following on social media after she began posting details of the Japanese-style packed lunches she made for her husband, which led to her first book Bento Power. Drawing on her years of living in the capital, Popowa's extensive guide covers a wide range of well-renowned restaurants (Mildreds is still our go-to for sweet potato fries) and whether you're vegan or not, food photographer Sam Harris' accompanying imagery will leave you salivating.

  • 12 Easy Halloween Hair Accessories If You Need An Instant Costume
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    12 Easy Halloween Hair Accessories If You Need An Instant Costume

    Whether you're looking for an office-appropriate way to get into the Halloween spirit, or (and remember, this is a safe space) are simply too lazy to plan out a head-to-toe costume, hair accessories are a five-second way to instantly transform into royalty, the undead, or, you know, a mouse. Take flight with a glittery black bat headband for a subtle interpretation of Halloween spirit.

  • Friends: Were Ross & Rachel Really On A Break? Therapists, Psychics, & Fans Weigh In
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    Friends: Were Ross & Rachel Really On A Break? Therapists, Psychics, & Fans Weigh In

    You don’t have to be a Friends fanatic to know about the “we were on a break ”feud between Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston). If you need a reminder about what lead to this pivotal quandary, let me break down the salacious details for you: Ross and Rachel have a fight about Rachel working on their anniversary, and Ross’s jealousy of her coworker, Mark. Mid-argument, Rachel says “maybe we should just take a break.” Ross looks at her with a forlorn face and then storms out, with the door slamming behind him.

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    Margherita Missoni On Bringing Her Family’s Legacy To The Instagram Generation

    Margherita Missoni had no chance in hell of being a minimalist. After all, she’s the granddaughter of Tai and Rosita, who founded the brand as a small Italian knitwear workshop back in 1953, and daughter of current creative director Angela, who solidified Missoni as the global fashion house we know today. At first, Margherita tells Refinery29, she tried to steer herself away from the maximalist aesthetic that made Missoni famous, but she kept finding herself drawn to the cacophony of colors, the plethora of patchworks, and of course, those zig zags.

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    Don’t Be Shy About Wearing London’s Biggest Street Style Trend

    Fashion Month’s street-style stars have checked another city off the list: London. And with their presence, the foggy metropolis's historic, narrow streets became mini-runways hailing from all sides of the proverbial pond. We’re not sure what’s in the water — or the tea — in the royals’ hometown, but freak flags were flying high this fashion week, and we saw plenty of punk-inflected looks replete with rainbow-colored hair, new-wave sunglasses, and leather. ...

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    The Incredible Women Who Missed Work And School To #ClimateStrike For Our Future

    Today, millions gathered across the globe to take part in a worldwide climate strike aiming to raise awareness about the devastating effects of climate change. What action do you think the government should be taking?

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    This Fashion Show Is Unlike Any You've Seen Before

    If you see a 100-strong troop of women striding down the streets of New York City next month, don’t be alarmed — one brand is putting on a fashion show with a highly unusual concept.

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    Orbital Piercings Are Our Favorite Fall Accessory

    Luckily, there's another option that's equally as cool but comes with a shorter healing process. Meet the orbital piercing. Similar to an industrial piercing, the orbital features two holes connected by one piece of jewelry, but instead of being pierced with a bar, it uses a tiny hoop. Orbital piercings on the earlobe are less painful than cartilage piercings, and the unique placement makes them the perfect addition to your existing constellation piercing.

  • Everything You Need To Know About The Global Climate Strike
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    Everything You Need To Know About The Global Climate Strike

    This Friday, people all over the world have been participating in the Global Climate Strike to demand that politicians treat climate change as a moral and ethical obligation rather than solely an environmental issue. After 16-year-old Greta Thunberg made global headlines last year for her solitary protests outside of the Swedish parliament, millions of young people have joined her in organising climate protests. Just this week, Thunberg testified before Congress, telling lawmakers, “You’re not trying hard enough.

  • ELOQUII & Refinery29 Launched The First Crowdsourced Plus-Size Collection — & Here’s The Lookbook
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    ELOQUII & Refinery29 Launched The First Crowdsourced Plus-Size Collection — & Here’s The Lookbook

    It's no secret that the fashion industry is lacking when it comes to serving plus size shoppers. Most designers don't offer sizes above a 10/12, despite the fact that the average American woman is between a size 16 and 18. Even the brands that do practice size inclusivity still fall short. Some retailers only sell their plus size pieces online, and not in stores. Others house plus size items in a totally different section of the store, reinforcing the idea that curvy shoppers aren't welcome or valued. ...

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    Margherita Missoni On Bringing Her Family’s Legacy To The Instagram Generation

    Margherita Missoni had no chance in hell of being a minimalist. The granddaughter of Tai and Rosita, who founded the brand as a small Italian knitwear workshop back in 1953, and daughter of current creative director Angela, who solidified Missoni as the global fashion house we know today, Margherita tried to steer herself away, but kept finding herself return to the cacophony of colours, the plethora of patchworks, and of course, those zigzags. Four years ago, Margherita left the family business to pursue her own career path – “I found it hard, decisions are made more emotionally than rationally when working with family” – but she was fighting against her DNA.

  • The Top Milan Street Style Trends, From Leather To Mixed Prints
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    The Top Milan Street Style Trends, From Leather To Mixed Prints

    Benvenuti a Milano! Milan Fashion Week street style is truly in a league of its own. Whereas New York boasts bold, campy street style and London delivers classic, understated fashion, Milan is all about the art of dressing. Essentially, Milan street style is a guide for styling down the OTT trends from New York and London.

  • Ikea’s New Collection Was Designed For Cool Weather Coziness
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    Ikea’s New Collection Was Designed For Cool Weather Coziness

    Who better to school us on the art of coziness than the Scandinavians? After all, the Danes gave us Hygge and the Swedes gave us the soothing clean lines of Ikea furniture. (Sure, some not-so-soothing assembly is required.) And this season, Ikea is leaning all the way into fall with one of the coziest, warmest, and chillest collections we’ve seen: Värmer.Summer is officially over next week. These last few weeks have likely been packed with the many lasts of summer festivities: the last beach day, the last barbecue, the final rooftop sunset. ...