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Beating Cancer Never Looked So Beautiful: How Henna Helps Patients Cope With Hair Loss

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Beating Cancer Never Looked So Beautiful: How Henna Helps Patients Cope With Hair Loss

No-one needs me to re-hash old tropes of how horrific battling cancer is, it goes without saying. What I can do, is bring your attention to the messages of hope and comfort that...

30/05/2014

The World Sings for Maya Angelou, 1928-2014: Quotes To Remember Her By

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / The World Sings for Maya Angelou, 1928-2014: Quotes To Remember Her By

Maya Angelou - the singer, author, Nobel Laureate, civil rights activist, filmmaker, and all round phenomenal woman, passed away yesterday at 86, leaving a lasting mark in the...

28/05/2014

The #YesAllWomen's Manifesto: How The World NEEDS To Change Post-Elliot Rodger

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / The #YesAllWomen's Manifesto: How The World NEEDS To Change Post-Elliot Rodger

There’s a 141-page manifesto going around that details why women caused a 22-year-old educated and extremely privileged man to kill six people and injure thirteen others. Why...

27/05/2014

The Most Awesome Bikini Body Shots We've Ever Seen And It's NOT What You're Thinking

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / The Most Awesome Bikini Body Shots We've Ever Seen And It's NOT What You're Thinking

The swimwear industry is full of tiny thongs, itty bitty tops, and strings of fabric that barely cover a woman's nipples. However, those swimsuits are made for a very specific...

23/05/2014

OMG! 24 Times Women FREAK OUT (For No Good Reason)

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / OMG! 24 Times Women FREAK OUT (For No Good Reason)

Though we hate to admit it, we ladies do have a penchant for, err, overreacting. Everyone sweats the small stuff sometimes, but as women, there are a MILLION small things that...

21/05/2014

The Emily Letts Effect: Why We Need More Positive Abortion Stories

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / The Emily Letts Effect: Why We Need More Positive Abortion Stories

Emily Letts documented her abortion and nearly broke the Internet. The responses that followed proved that despite abortion being a common, safe, and relatively quick procedure...

19/05/2014

This Woman Has A Message About Body Image And You Need To Listen

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If we asked you to describe your body in one word, would it be positive? When Tanya Brumfitt asked 100 women in this video to do the same, almost every single response she got...

16/05/2014

BFF Break Up: How To Dump Your Girlfriends As Painlessly As Possible

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / BFF Break Up: How To Dump Your Girlfriends As Painlessly As Possible

It can be extremely difficult to let girlfriends go. Are you even supposed to? Can't you just talk and work it out? While we hate to sound like cynics, sometimes the best solution...

10/05/2014

10 Work 'Mistakes' That Make You BETTER At Your Job

Home / Women in Focus / Career / 10 Work 'Mistakes' That Make You BETTER At Your Job

Little mistakes are unavoidable at work. Coffee will get spilled and words will be misspelled. But there are some workplace behaviours you might think are wrong, but are actually...

03/05/2014

Funny Sh*t Girls Say That Only Girls Will Understand

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Let's just put it out there, us girls do come out with some funny sh*t. Every. Single. Day. Sometimes we're not even sure we understand what just came out of our own mouths but...

01/05/2014

From the Office to The Pole: Confessions Of A Part-Time Stripper

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A.A. Jones works at a corporate job. What she does and where it's located, she won't say. Why? Because she works as a stripper too, entertaining newbies and regulars, including...

29/04/2014

How (And Why) To Say No: 11 Reasons Saying No Will Set You Free

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / How (And Why) To Say No: 11 Reasons Saying No Will Set You Free

It's one of the shortest words in the English language, but it's also one of the most difficult to say. Those two simple letters: N-O. We can't say it to our family, our coworkers...

26/04/2014

What Is 'The Public Rape Experiment' And Why Is Everyone Hating On It?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / What Is 'The Public Rape Experiment' And Why Is Everyone Hating On It?

Yousef Erakat is a YouTuber who video tapes some hysterical pranks and experiments for his channel, FouseyTUBE. He also uses his craft to raise awareness for some tough issues...

25/04/2014

Amy Poehler Talks About Body Image And Nails It

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Amy Poehler, who already has our everlasting love and affection for her role in Parks and Recreations, has proven that she's not just an hilarious actor but also has some pretty...

23/04/2014

This Is The World's Toughest Job But Someone You Know Is Already Doing It

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / This Is The World's Toughest Job But Someone You Know Is Already Doing It

Unlimited hours a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, there's no breaks and it's all legal. You can eat your lunch but only when the associate is done eating their lunch....

16/04/2014

How To Deal With Being Made Redundant: 7 Ways To Keep Moving Forward

Home / Women in Focus / Career / How To Deal With Being Made Redundant: 7 Ways To Keep Moving Forward

Being made redundant is not cool for anyone, but sadly it's an unfortunate part of life in a struggling economy. Unlike getting fired, redundancy has nothing to do with your...

15/04/2014

20 Things Everyone Needs to Know to Survive Coachella

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / 20 Things Everyone Needs to Know to Survive Coachella

Coachella is one of the most exciting music festivals of the year, and it's kicking off this weekend! It's all going down in the sunny city of Indio, California. If you're trekking...

11/04/2014

Why Every Woman Should Feel Comfortable In Her Own Skin

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"Beauty is a state of mind." That is the message of Dove's new viral advertisement. They invited women to try out their new, revolutionary Beauty Patch, and over the course of...

11/04/2014

13 Of The Most Scandalous Ad Campaigns Of All Time

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Perhaps a sign of marketing genius is being able to spark conversation and leave an indelible impression on potential consumers. But is it possible for companies and magazines...

11/04/2014

Stunning Photo Series of Breast Cancer Survivors

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Stunning Photo Series of Breast Cancer Survivors

According to Breast Cancer Care, breast cancer affects one in eight women. The invasive procedures used to treat it completely transform a woman's body into a new kind of grace...

11/04/2014