Helen Nianias

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What It's Like to Run a Swimming School for Refugees in Your 20s

Meet the young volunteers working to undo the damage that a perilous journey across the ocean has done to refugee children fleeing conflict in their home countries.
Helen Nianias
10.2.16
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I Took an Orgasm Course to Find Out What’s Left to Learn About the Clitoris

According the the people behind "Orgasmic Meditation", no eye contact and a lubed-up hand in a glove are key.
Helen Nianias
4.2.16
News

What Life Is Like for a Young Muslim Convert

A report released today found that male converts in the UK are routinely misunderstood by their peers, families, and people within their newly-adopted faith. We spoke to Dalton, a Muslim convert, about his experiences.
Helen Nianias
2.3.16

Meet the Volunteers Helping Refugees Battle Boredom with Yoga, Circus Tricks, and Story Telling

Aid workers are helping refugees get more than the bare necessities.
Helen Nianias
2.1.16
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We Asked People in Their 30s If They Hate Their Jobs

A recent study claims 36 is the age people give up on their careers. Do they? We asked some people to find out.
Helen Nianias
1.21.16
Stuff

Is 'Girl Violence' Really on the Rise?

A new BBC3 documentary aimed to explore female violence and how we view it as a society. But it failed to look at the reasons behind why people lash out.
Helen Nianias
11.10.15
News

I Spent a Day at a Greek Refugee Camp

Two-thirds of all those fleeing to Greece land on the small island of Lesvos—just one stage on their long, arduous journey to find sanctuary in mainland Europe.
Helen Nianias
9.2.15
Stuff

'Eat Clean'? The Smug Instagram Lifestyle Might Not Be So Healthy After All

A "healthy eating" anxiety disorder known as Orthorexia can ruin your health, sex life, and make you cry about fruit.
Helen Nianias
8.12.15
Stuff

How the Mafia Once Controlled the New York Gay Scene

Phillip Crawford Jr.'s book "The Mafia and the Gays" traces the history of the time when the mob had a near-monopoly on NYC's gay bars.
Helen Nianias
7.30.15
Stuff

This Is What It's Really Like to Be a Refugee in Britain Today

We spoke to a Syrian refugee who has wound up in purgatory after his passport was lost by the British government.
Helen Nianias
7.16.15
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Why Britain Needs Its Cleavage-Flaunting 'Selfie Queen,' Karen Danczuk

Any woman who has ever sent a nude Snapchat at 3 AM can relate to Karen. Anybody who has ever tried, and failed, to use their breasts to get a free drink. Anyone who secretly wants to be a little bit famous.
Helen Nianias
7.14.15
Stuff

The BBC's 'Ten Most Influential Women in the World' List Is Really Weird

The word "list" might be a tad generous for what appears to be a vague sort-of mind-map, sketched out on scraps of paper in the back of old Filofaxes and discussed tersely over instant coffees made by the intern.
Helen Nianias
7.2.15
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