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16 Things Girls Have To Deal With That Guys Don't

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Men groping our butts, painful monthly periods and plucking out body hair from all over? Being a woman is anything but easy. In fact, we should all get medals for how much work...

Pussy Riot members beaten and jailed in Sochi

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Two women were beaten in Sochi on Tuesday. No, we’re not talking about athletes, and this definitely didn’t happen in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda...

Workplace harassment: How to deal with the office bully!

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Workplace harassment and on-the-job put downs shouldn't be a part of your work life. No matter who's in charge, everyone deserves respect in their workplace. Whether you're contending...

Stop street harassers by joining the 50 Stories movement

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The sofeminine team have been having a story sharing sesh today - you know how it goes - you're walking along the street and a group of boisterous men start shouting nasty threatening...

Fewer UK women are changing their name after marriage - would you?

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Women in the UK are increasingly refusing to take their husband’s name after marriage research shows. In a study by conducted Facebook, of their 33 million UK users, a third of...

Why GoT's Daenerys Targaryen Is A Feminist Icon

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Although Game of Thrones is set in an undefined past age, Daenerys is exactly the kind of woman we passionately want to be in the 21st century. Here’s why we think she's one of...

Do lads mags make men hostile to women?

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Harmless banter or the stuff of sexism? Lads mags are something that every teenage boy and young man dabbles with, flicking through the pages of Loaded, FHM and Nuts can seem...

How To Successfully Negotiate A Pay Rise

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Do you feel underpaid? If so, now is the time to bring up the question of a pay rise. With our tips, you will be perfectly equipped for the negotiation! The company's (financial)...

Friendship at work

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Friends are often colleagues, but friendships born in the workplace don't play by the same rules as other relationships. They should be handled with care if you want to get the...

Making yourself heard at work

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Your mother thinks you’re wonderful, your sweetheart calls you ‘Superwoman' and you're the 'career girl' in your circle of girlfriends...but at the office, you feel like your...

Graphology (handwriting analysis)

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Can our handwriting tell us about our personalities? Yes! This is what graphology is all about. Graphology is very popular in some countries and is even used for recruitment....

Managing your emotions at work

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Anger, anxiety, joy and sadness - the workplace can generate a myriad of emotions every day, postive and negative. It can sometimes be difficult to keep your emotions in check...

When to say 'no'

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It's not easy to say no to your boss, kids, neighbours and the rest, and we often end up saying 'yes' when we want to say 'no' but don't know how to. Here's some advice to help...

20 Reasons Why Being An Adult Sucks

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Ever wanted to go back in time, be a child again and this time never ever, under any circumstances, make the mistake of growing up? Join the club! Adult life is full of great things...

Wake Up Early And Dress To Impress: 10 Habits To Harness For Career Success

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Ever wondered how all those super successful business people stay on top of their game? They keep a few, simple habits that work wonders for their careers! Need a hint? We've...

The Self Defence Techniques EVERY Woman Should Know

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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...

25 Ways To Get Your Mojo Back: How To Be More Sexy!

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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...

Selfies, One Direction & 100 Happy Days: 27 Things We Need To Get Over

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What do One Direction, Starbucks and yoga all have in common? They’re all viral and not in a good way. That’s what. We’re all guilty of sharing sh*t on social media but seriously...

28 Things Every Summer Intern Can Relate To

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Summer internships are something every college student has to deal with - and they can get pretty messy sometimes! It's a rite of passage, we guess. From the 9am coffee runs to...

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

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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...