Breathing Is the Hot New Wellness Trend

I attended a couple of "breathwork" classes that claim that improving the way you breathe can actually make your life better.

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The Most Extreme Ways People Have Reacted to Being Ghosted

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London's First Trans Pride Was a Much-Needed Celebration

"We live our day-to-day lives just like everybody else. All we want is acceptance, peace, love and respect for each other as humans."

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The Great Millennial Housing Divide: The Renters Vs the Owners

From bitter comments to fallouts and awkwardness, the bank of mum and dad is creating new class divisions.

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The Female Pastors Making Space for Queer Christians to Express Their Faith

A new vanguard of female pastors is fighting for LGBTQ equality, standing up to a church that has long disempowered both women and queer people.

London's First Trans Pride Was a Much-Needed Celebration

"We live our day-to-day lives just like everybody else. All we want is acceptance, peace, love and respect for each other as humans."

What's the Difference Between Non-Binary, Genderqueer and Gender-Nonconforming?

A beginner's guide to the differences and similarities between three of the most common terms with which people outside the gender binary identify.

Sex and Relationships

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Are You Getting Any? I Keep a Spreadsheet of Everyone I’ve Ever Slept With

Data analyst Violet records how many times she has sex with a partner, their location and occupation.

The Most Extreme Ways People Have Reacted to Being Ghosted

“I made a banner that said 'PLEASE TALK TO ME' because I knew he'd see it.”

How to Deal with Your Boyfriend's Excessive Pre-Cum

It's OK, everyone gushes.

A One-Day Search for the UK's Best Chicken Wing

Or: how Britain looked beyond breast and came to host Europe's largest chicken wing festival.

I Ate Like Boris Johnson for a Week, and Deeply Regret It

They say you are what you eat – would this turn me into a Tory bumbling through a terrible, pivotal week at work?

How ‘Best of British’ Food Became a Marketing Ploy – Then a Political Act

In the wake of Brexit, the trend for locally sourced food – or the idea that British produce is inherently superior – has coincided with a rise in xenophobic attitudes.

Beauty

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I Swapped My Millennial Make-Up for a Gen Z Beauty Routine

My 15-year-old cousin taught me how to contour.

Your Beauty Habit Is Destroying the Environment

These makeup artists and influencers want the cosmetics industry to start changing before we're buried in tonnes of plastic.

Holly Hagan's Style Journey: Spots Like Rice Krispies and Boob Tube Skirts

For the first instalment of our new column 'Celebrity Skin,' the former 'Geordie Shore' star talks about Botox, glamour modelling, and wearing nine pairs of eyelashes.

Nightlife

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A Big Night Out... at a Bootleg Studio 54!

I grew a moustache, threw on an old brown shirt and got ready to dance the night away.

The New Face of London's Nightlife

From Tate Lates to SOPHIE at the Southbank Centre, more arts venues are putting on electronic music nights. But is this a product of London’s continuing refusal to invest in nightlife?

Dancehall Is Fighting to Protect – and Copyright – Its Dance Moves

The dance moves you might break out at Notting Hill Carnival this weekend are at the centre of an increasingly urgent debate about cultural copyright.

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The Reality of Being Pregnant at University

Why isn't support, access or information better for people who become pregnant, or parents, while studying?

Foreigners Reveal What Shocked Them About British University

"Local students here can really party. They're very resilient."

What Actually Happens When a Working-Class Student Applies to Oxbridge

In this extract from "Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth", Olivia Fletcher shares how applying to Cambridge University shattered her fantasy of meritocratic education.

Mental Health

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'Dimension Jumping' Says You Can Improve Your Life with These Simple Rituals

An online subculture claims it's discovered the route into alternate states of reality, where you can get the job you want and live a more fulfilled existence.

The Hidden Psychological Crisis That Hurricanes Leave in Their Wake

Some local Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas are hoping to address the PTSD that results from our increasingly frequent weather disasters.

1 in 16 Women Report Their First 'Sexual' Experiences Were Rape or Assault

Extrapolated to the whole US population, this would mean 3.3 million women have experienced "forced sexual initiation".

Housing

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The Great Millennial Housing Divide: The Renters Vs the Owners

From bitter comments to fallouts and awkwardness, the bank of mum and dad is creating new class divisions.

Life For Rent: How Can I Fix This Disgusting Damp in My House?

Plus: what your landlord can legitimately charge you for after you move out.

Being a Lesbian Doesn't Make Me Your Work Wife

Please stop saying we'd make a cute couple, Karen.

How to Quit Your Shit Job and Become… a Tattoo Artist!

Sema Graham swapped tiring barista shifts for their passion: tattoos, with the added bonus of working with friends.

'Family-Friendly' Occupations for Women Are a Myth

A 'New York Times' story pushed medicine as the ideal career for women. A closer look at data shows "better work-life balance" is actually "choosing careers that require fewer hours" and "still relatively less pay".

The Environmental Movement Needs to Reckon with Its Racist History

Because racism in environmentalism hasn’t gone away, and it’s holding the movement back.

How Black Brits Are Reconnecting With Their African Heritage

These days, you don't have to shell out for an expensive flight just to get back in touch with your roots.

How 'Black People Hate Pubs' Became a Stereotype, then a Meme

It seems as though Black Twitter cracks these jokes every year, so I went round various pubs to find out the truth first-hand.

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