Women in Northern Ireland will now be eligible for free abortions on the NHS in England, the government has announced, marking a “landmark moment” for women. A vote on the issue had been scheduled for later today but Justine Greening, Conservative minister for women and equalities, made the major concession early in an apparent attempt to prevent a rebellion among her party’s MPs in the Commons, the Guardian reported. The move will be life-changing for women and girls in Northern Ireland, who until now have been forced to shell out between £400 and £2,000 to access abortion services at private clinics in England – despite being UK citizens and taxpayers.
Photographer Olya Ivanova visited the hub of summertime activity to find out how the Russian women swimming there really feel about their bodies. "Previous generations of Russian women are often ashamed of their bodies and don't want to show them," Ivanova tells Refinery29. Many of the women told Ivanova that, after years of worrying about their appearance, they finally learned to love their bodies when they stopped caring what other people think — even those closest to them.
It took one woman being stabbed by her stalker for police to finally take her complaints seriously. Helen Pearson has rejected the police's apology for the way they handled her case as "meaningless". The 34-year-old was left with neck and face wounds after being attacked by stalker Joseph Willis, 50, with a pair of scissors in 2013 – despite her having reported his behaviour to police 125 times.
The former Apple marketing executive made headlines when she was appointed Chief Brand Officer at Uber earlier this month, trading in her coveted gig for a challenging role in what has been described as one of Silicon Valley’s most aggressive workplaces. Former US attorney general Eric Holder's investigation is done and its recommendations approved by Uber’s board. In addition to Saint John, who headed up global consumer marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, other recent hires of note include Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as SVP of Leadership & Strategy, and Chief HR Officer Liane Hornsey, a former VP at Google.
Adele kicked off a string of four London shows at Wembley Stadium last night as part of her world tour and urged the audience to support a cause close to her heart: the Grenfell Tower fire. During her concert on 28th June, Adele announced that she's using the shows to raise money for those affected by the fire and made an emotional speech about how important it is that we don't forget about the victims, a large proportion of whom remain homeless. “I’ve been down on the ground near Grenfell Tower all week before this and I’m going straight back after these shows.
There are two people you can always count on to never hold back on Twitter: President Donald Trump, and certified badass Chrissy Teigen. When POTUS tweeted (for the millionth time) about his disdain of mainstream media, Teigen couldn't resist calling him out and shutting him down. It all started when Trump blasted the New York Times ' coverage of his administration, trotting out his favourite "fake news" line.
"Exercise addiction" used to be a relatively innocuous term – a jokey way of saying that you loved exercise – but now it’s a recognised problem and the British Medical Journal has even published a piece about how to recognise and treat it. Women are more likely to suffer from secondary exercise addiction, meaning that it’s associated with an eating disorder.
A few weeks ago, the Women's FA Cup final was held. Well, for starters, the FA Cup final was held this year, as it has been for the last two years, at Wembley. Since 2010, investment in women's football has tripled.
In 1760s London, sex was big business. There were brothels on almost every street corner, and thousands of enterprising women collecting their share of the massive wealth that poured through the city. The Georgian version of this was a book called Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies.
Utility and khaki may not sound like the sexiest trends to hit the SS17 catwalks but they're certainly two of the easiest to try, for a sophisticated update to your summer wardrobe. Whether it's a pair of tailored khaki trousers to trade in for your favourite jeans, a khaki shirt, a trench coat, or skirt, there are numerous ways to incorporate the coloured cotton (anything from a brownish yellow to a deeper olive green) into your look. At Alexander Wang and Kenzo, high-waisted, paper-bag khaki trousers were showcased and Balenciaga, Dior and Prada all presented their own versions of the iconic khaki trench.
Yesterday, Tinder announced that it is launching a velvet-rope, VIP-type experience called Tinder Gold. "As this test feature is integrated, double opt-in will continue to be an essential part of the Tinder experience, meaning both users have to swipe right for a match to be made and for them to be connected," according to a statement from Tinder. "Tinder Gold members are interested in taking advantage of all the features Tinder has to offer," Brian Norgard, the company's chief product officer, said in a statement.
For 13 years, fans of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou have been yearning for the simple pair of white kicks with blue lines and yellow laces. Made famous by Bill Murray's character, the sneakers became so coveted that people created petitions to get the company on board with production.
USA Today reports that the Unicode Consortium will be adding 56 new tiny images to the next Unicode update, which could come as soon as July. The Unicode Consortium gave emoji die-hards a preview of some of the new selections back in the spring, but the latest announcement has the complete roster, which includes a few very necessary additions and a few that probably won't make it to most users' frequently used menu. For those more apt to use the yellow smileys, there's a cursing face, a Pretty Little Liars -approved shushing emoji, and a vomiting option, too.
Ever since we learned last fall that Meghan Markle was dating Prince Harry, people have been curious about the potential future princess. Everybody loves a good royal family story, but beyond that, she's much more than Prince Harry's girlfriend. To give us a closer look at Markle's active and intriguing life, Renegade Pictures is producing a TV documentary called Meet the Markles.
It’s hard to believe that in an era not too long ago it was taboo to receive — or even discuss — cosmetic enhancements. This week, The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery released findings from a consumer survey that prove what we’ve known all along: Everyone, or at least 70% of us, have at some time or another thought about getting a little work done. "Cosmetic procedures continue to increase in popularity, much to the credit of technological advancements made for minimally- and non-invasive techniques," said ASDS President Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, .
For six seasons, Game of Thrones fans have waited (and waited) for winter to come to the show, Whitewalkers be damned. Even fans of George R. R. Martin's books were anticipating the seasonal shift after the HBO epic caught up with the author's published works and started going off on its own. But the showrunners insist that winter is the least of everyone's worries, because the real danger is the war that's erupting across Westeros — and it's already arrived.
The identity of Rihanna's mysterious pool makeout buddy has finally been revealed! People reports that the man photographed kissing Rihanna in a Spanish villa is Hassan Jameel, a Saudi businessman. Several tabloids published the photos on Tuesday, prompting Twitter to explode with speculations and congratulations in a "# RihannaHasAManParty." The two were vacationing together in Ibiza, according to The Daily Mail. Abdul Latif Jameel has a charity, Community Jameel, which funds job creation, education, the arts, and other causes in the Middle East.
Realistically, though, what could happens if you forget to take a birth control pill? "You can get pregnant," says Taraneh Shirazian, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Hormonal birth control pills are supposed to suppress ovulation, so that you won't release an egg to be fertilised.
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that a vote on the GOP's revised healthcare bill has been postponed until after the Fourth of July recess. The GOP's plan to repeal and replace The Affordable Care Act would have left 22 million people without access to healthcare by 2026. It also put funding for Medicaid and Planned Parenthood in peril.
"You're no saint," is a common (if sort of mean) expression that fails to take into account how hard it actually is to become a real, Catholic saint. How canonization works has, understandably, gone through a few changes since the early days of the Church, but the rigour with which it's carried out has always been central to the process. Canonization itself can get a little complicated, but where it starts is simple.
When thinking back on Game Of Thrones season 6, one storyline seems the most convolutedly complicated. Yes, we all remember Cersei blew up King's Landing in a raging ball of bright green fire, but, how did she get there? The road to this fiery jade hell was paved with dangerously high tension between the "Baratheon" royals and the Faith Militant.
Pride Month comes to a close this week, and we have to say, it's been a blast. In fact, ask a group of people from the LGBTQ community what the term "pride" means to them, and they'll each tell you something different. "Recognising and celebrating how far my community has come and the great struggles my brothers and sisters had to go through in order for me to be the person I am today, while acknowledging how far we still have to go."Photographed by Stephanie Gonot.
Tuesday's series finale of Pretty Little Liars provided much-needed closure for fans eager to learn exactly how the mysteries of Rosewood would be wrapped up. While a lot happened during PLL 's two-hour finale — including an Ezria wedding and the reveal of not one, but two Emison babies — the biggest twist of them all was the unmasking of Uber A, a.k.a. "A.D." It turns out that Spencer's (Troian Bellisario) evil twin Alex Drake was the one wreaking havoc, much to the shock of the Liars.
Whenever I have a real day off of work — one that isn’t dedicated to an event, traveling, or running errands that I can only get done during business hours — I revel in the opportunity to indulge one of my rare guilty pleasures: daytime talk shows. One of them was my ex-boyfriend from high school — who always had a flair for the dramatic — who went on Springer just to try it out.
Following in the footsteps of similar establishments in London, Brussels, Tokyo, and other cities, this will be the first one in Spain. The siesta is considered one of the "small pleasures of life" in Spain, according to Siesta & Go's website, and disco naps have various known health benefits. Siesta & Go, reports Lonely Planet, offers both private and shared rooms for napping.