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16 Things Girls Have To Deal With That Guys DON'T
Men groping our butts, painful monthly periods and plucking out our body hair? Being a woman is anything but easy. In fact, we should all get medals for how much work goes into it. But men hardly understand (if they did our salaries would show for it, right...
5 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Our Best Pins
Wanna know what made the Sofem hall of fame? From sunshine and cider to vitamin C's amazing benefits last week was yet another week of gorgeous pins. We hope you're in a pinning mood because we've rounded up our top 5 inspiring treats from last week, right here, right now...
The Social Media Lie: What We Instagram vs. What Actually Happened
What we put on our Instagram is a direct depiction of our oh-so amazing lives, right? Lies! Whether you're half way around the world or in your bedroom, the majority of the time what we upload looks far, FAR cooler than it really is...
100 Of The Best Quotes To Live Your Life By
Sometimes we all need a little reminder of what's important in life. Look, share and inspire yourself with these quotes to life your life by!
10 Badass Cartoon Characters Who'd Be Feminists In Real Life
Spinelli. Lisa Simpson. Jane Lane. Those names will probably ring a bell for '90s girls who grew up with Saturday morning cartoons, but turns out there was a whole lot more to them than just kids entertainment...
Honour Based Violence: Why You Need To Remember #BritainsLostWomen
Choice: the one word that defines our generation is often the one we take the most for granted. But what happens when that choice is brutally taken away? Karma Nirvana and Cosmopolitan UK have teamed...
Late Nights And Barely Breaking Even? 25 Things We Wish We Knew Before Our First Big Girl Job
Post-uni blues? Lets face it, coming out of uni and prowling for jobs is nothing but easy. It takes persistence and determination (and a little bit of luck). But don't let that get you down! Joining the...
This Video Will Make You Rethink How You See Homelessness For Good
When most people look at that girl on the street, 9 times of out 10 they'll think a life of drugs or bad choices got her there. But just imagine you've been fired, or you're too ill to work, you can't pay your rent and there's no-one there to help you pick up the pieces...
The End Of FGM And Child Forced Marriage: What Every Woman Needs To Know About The Girl Summit
Sometimes events happen that are so awful they seem more like the plot of a twisted horror story than real life. For millions of girls facing the threat of FGM and forced child marriage, that horror story is their daily reality...
Watch: The Most Powerful Answers To What Women Really 'See In The Mirror'
Truth is, you don't get to see something like this very often. When John Legend released his video for 'You & I' (Nobody in the world) using 63 different women of varying race, age and experience, he also made a separate video asking some of them to reveal 'what they see in the mirror'...
22 Reasons Why Being A Girl Is The Best Thing Ever!
Sure, we may be moody and over-analyse just about every situation, but being a girl certainly has its perks. Whether we're being asked our preference of wine, or boarding the lifeboat first, being a girl proves to be the best thing EVER each and every day...
Hey, Instagram: Stop Fat-Shaming Plus-Size Women!
Last week, 19-year-old Samm Newman posted a picture of herself on the popular photo-sharing app in a bra and undies. Since it's the summer, itty-bitty bikinis, booty shorts and barely-there shirts have taken over Instagram...
The Self Defence Techniques EVERY Woman Should Know!
Would you be confident enough to fight back if someone attacked you? Or would you freeze up in utter panic? Getting mugged, harassed or assaulted aren't the kinda things we wanna be thinking about, but unfortunately violence here in the UK is a reality...
No Dream Job And A Total Mess? 21 Things All Twentysomethings Need To Stop Fretting Over
Your twenties are are all about having fun right? Wrong. From our own experience, your twenties are all high expectations, being way too hard on yourself and giving a damn WAY too much. Yep. Sounds more like it! But to hell with all this pressure...
How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Steps To A Mon-Fri High
You're never going to be the next Lauren Conrad if you aren't happy at your 9-5. If you're feeling meh about your job, it's time for a work attitude makeover. It's important to keep positive throughout the weekly grind...
15 Reasons Staying In Beats Going Out
Tired of hitting the bar? Sick of your fave dish at your fave restaurant? Then it might be time to buckle down and spend some quality time at home. It's not as bad as you think it is. Honestly! For one, your bank account can finally breathe a sigh of relief...
Zebra Tans and Cruddy Feet? 26 British Girl Summer Problems - REVEALED!
Sweltering hot rooms, ghostly white legs and mega stressful styling dilemmas? Don't get us wrong, we love British summertime...but with lovely warm weather comes a whole host of uncommon things us British girls just ain't used to yet...
Dream Gig A Nightmare? 8 Easy Ways To Make Your Job Less Sh*tty.
So your dream job isn’t quite a dream. Your boss is an ice-queen. Your coworkers are catty, and you’re seriously concerned about your vision because all you do is stare at Excel sheets all day. It’s frustrating when your job ends up being the least fulfilling part of your life...
25 Ways To Get Your Mojo Back: How To Be More Sexy!
How do you feel sexy when you just, er, don’t? Isn’t that the million-dollar question! When your jeans are snug, you’re beyond tired and craving sugary snacks, the last thing you wanna do is shave your legs and slip into something ever so slightly less comfortable...
#LikeAGirl: New Viral Ad Busts Gender Stereotypes
Most sanitary pad adverts are totally cringeworthy, with their obnoxiously smiley actors and blue liquid tests. So, Always has taken a different route with their recent viral ad campaign: tackle an issue that young women face when they hit puberty...
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