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Dealing with debt: Solutions for personal finance

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Mortgage, credit cards, energy bills, student loans - money really does make the world go round and when your outgoings exceed your income you could find yourself in a downwards...

Paid time off for your period…huh?

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We’ll skip pass the various red paint/wave euphemisms (even though there are ALWAYS new laughs to be had there) and get right to it. Having your period is a pain in the ovaries...

Top of the Lake: Intelligent female-fronted television

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When you turn on the TV nine times out of ten you’ll be watching a sexy leading lady. That’s of course IF there are any female leading ladies to begin with. But that’s something...

Is Change.org the way for women to be heard

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If you’re not happy about something you change it right? That’s why women in their thousands have been signing their way to equality through the UK’s largest e-petition site change...

Women Now Need Permission To Get An Abortion In Arkansas

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Whilst we continue to take steps forward in our fight for equality, there's always something or someone that forces us to take massive strides backwards. Case in point: Arkansas...

Plus-size Model Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After She Was Fat Shamed By A Fat Driver

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Body-positive advocate and hugely successful plus-size model Tess Holliday has vowed to boycott popular taxi-driving app Uber after being fat-shamed by a driver who is overweight...

This Fitness Blogger Hasn't Shaved Her Legs In Over A Year And She Might Be Onto Something

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While the official end of winter blesses us with longer days, brighter mornings and a spring in our step, it also brings with it the dreaded obligation to banish every bit of...

Olympian Laura Trott Is Inspiring Girls Everywhere To Carry On Playing Sport #LikeAGirl

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Women are always being told that to do something like a girl is to do something wrong. Well, Always are determined to change that ethos and, judging by their latest string of...

What It's Like to Have Sex as a Victim of FGM by a Girl Who Knows All Too Well

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The first time Mariya Karimjee had sex she was 22 and the experience was, by all accounts, a disaster. But not in the way that you or I may experience a first-time sex catastrophe...

This Woman's First Bikini Photo Has Gone Viral For All The Right Reasons

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / This Woman's First Bikini Photo Has Gone Viral For All The Right Reasons

Lesley Miller has battled body issues for the best part of her 21 years on this planet but she's given two fingers up to the unrealistic ideals society pressurises women into...

Why Is Office Bullying Getting Worse And How Can We Stop It?

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There’s an office bully in nearly every workplace. They bombard you with passive aggressive emails, leave mounds of work on your desk and try at least once a day to embarrass...

This Husband's Note To His Wife And Her 'Curvy Body' Is What Romance Is Made Of

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Next time you're on the hunt for a new boyfriend, make sure you compare him to Sarah Tripp's husband, Robbie. He took to Instagram this week to praise his wife and her beautiful body...

A London Bar Is Asking For 'Extremely Attractive' Staff Only And Twitter's Not Impressed

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A new jazz bar in London advertised for waiting staff to come and work for them, but there was one stipulation to the job: "unfortunately", you had to be extremely attractive...

Woman Has To Explain To Female Airport Security Guard What A Tampon Is

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As 21st century women with easy access to female sanitary products it's all too easy to forget that, despite that pesky tampon tax, we're actually the lucky ones. This is a idea...

We Can't Deny It, 'Thunder Thighs' Is Our Summer Jam

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You can stop releasing songs now Justin Bieber, 'cos we've already found our summer jam and it's perfect. New York rapper Miss Eaves has released her new song 'Thunder Thighs'...

Vegan Bloggers Are Teaching Women How To Stop Their Periods Through Dieting

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We women all know that periods suck. They're uncomfortable, they make us moody and force us to eat a million cupcakes against our will. But they're a natural part of life, so we deal...

This Body-confidence Coach Is Destroying The "Fat Friend" Stereotype

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Michelle Elman is a body confidence coach but for 21 years she refused to wear a bikini in public. See, Michelle has had 15 surgeries over the course of her life - for a brain tumour...

Two Girls Are Banned From Flight For Wearing Leggings

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And today in sexist news that makes no sense: a United Airlines agent stopped two girls from flying because they were wearing leggings. In a series of tweets, one witness describes...

This Woman With Vitiligo Claps Back At Bullies By Turning Her Skin Into A Work Of Art

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / This Woman With Vitiligo Claps Back At Bullies By Turning Her Skin Into A Work Of Art

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me, or so the saying goes. But the truth is words do hurt. A lot! They stay with us way longer than any physical...

This Woman Is Setting The Record Straight For Pregnant Women Everywhere, One C-Section Photo At A Time

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / This Woman Is Setting The Record Straight For Pregnant Women Everywhere, One C-Section Photo At A Time

Having a baby isn't always rainbows and butterflies, it's hard, it's painful but it's also the most rewarding and incredible thing our bodies can do, which is exactly what one...