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International Masturbation Month: how to do it (and you) right

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Can psychedelics make us more connected?

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What does decolonising yoga actually mean?

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palace skateboards and adidas’ new drop is where skating meets nature

The London brand’s latest collection is a big leap from its urban roots

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A beginner’s guide to alternative meditation

From demolition therapy to conscious clubbing, start your alternative meditation journey here

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Can the UK decriminalise weed?

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From lava lamps to faux fur rugs, here’s how to make the best of millennium-inspired interiors

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Soul sisters Ibeyi share their panic prevention playlist

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The wild emotional ride of learning to swim as an adult

A chance to dive into Mexico’s freshwater sinkholes came with one tiny problem – I’d forgotten how to swim

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What to expect from your first sex party

Banish ideas of masked soirees and sweaty orgies– here’s everything you really need to know

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The Bigger Trip

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What does decolonising yoga actually mean?

What does decolonising yoga actually mean?

The modern wellness industry has ripped yoga from its cultural roots, but there's a movement to reclaim the traditional practice back

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Check out the 'alien doorway' on mars discovered by NASA

Has the Curiosity rover found a secret underground alien base?

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Over 100 UK festivals pledge to combat sexual violence

UK festivals pledge to combat sexual violence

Supported by Boomtown, Reading and Leeds, and more, the Safer Spaces at Festivals initiative aims to hold abusers accountable while teaching safe prac...

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Treat Yourself! Welcome to the Feel Good Edit

The Feel Good Edit

13 products designed to spark joy

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billboard music awards: the night’s best memes and reactions

billboard music awards: the night’s best memes and reactions

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"Our conversation marked a turning point in my journey. It was the validation and reassurance I had been searching for"

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UK singer Mahalia answers a new line-up of dating queries, from Instagram turn-offs to possibly having sex on the floor of an escape room for Love Lin...

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Twitter Is Banning Climate Denial Ads On Its Platform

Here’s How Twitter Is Preventing Climate Misinformation

On Earth Day 2022, the social media platform laid out plans to tackle climate change misinformation

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Love Line: Boj Love Advice

Love Line: When to break bro code for a relationship

Nigerian musician Boj dishes out his best dating advice for Love Line – from how to know you’re in love and farting in front of your significant other

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ChromaYoga’s beginner-friendly morning yoga

For those struggling to wake up in the morning… a 35-minute beginner-friendly dynamic flow class from ChromaYoga linking breath with movement and usin...

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Meet Jessie Davies: the TikToker building self-confidence through her stammer

Meet the TikToker building confidence through her stammer

The content creator and MUA spreads awareness of living with a speech impediment through her uplifting, IRL challenges

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Women’s Prize for Fiction books 2022: what to read first

Women’s Prize for Fiction books 2022: what to read first

A haunted bookshop mystery, a Trinidadian debut written in Creole, and a wanderlust-invoking read: from Elif Shafak to Meg Mason, here’s what to pick ...

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The Menswear Brands Confronting Fashion’s Sustainability Problem

The Menswear Brands Confronting Fashion’s Sustainability Problem

Luxe sportswear, sustainable cottons and innovative textiles to get you looking good without feeling bad

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Here’s Why Everyone’s Watching Old Enough on Netflix

Why Is Everyone Obsessed With ‘Old Enough’ on Netflix?

This docu-series about Japanese toddlers running errands is the show you didn’t know you needed

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Niko B and Mary Steven's guide to falling in love with nature

Follow rapper Niko B and Tik Tok star Mary Steven as they explore the British countryside for new series Nature’s Calling

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Signature Beauty: A Love Letter To My Fringe

‘As a Beauty Editor, I often consider the ways we self-fashion to communicate how we’re feeling to the world’

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14 Products To Colour You Happy

14 Products To Colour You Happy

Brighten up your surroundings with some entry level chromotherapy

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The Skin I’m In: Angsty Teen Acne

The Skin I’m In: Angsty Teen Acne

While the other schoolboys were playing rugby, Rhys Thomas worked on a skincare counter testing concealers

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Love line: love advice with Sasha Keable

Love Line with Sasha Keable

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Serotonin-Spiking Homeware and Interiors Inspo

From soft furnishings in sunshine yellow to novelty smiley door knobs, make your space smile

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How I Pole Danced My Way Out of the Pandemic

Exploring the Transformative Power of Pole Dancing

Pop culture and the club have long captured the allure of the pole

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The best houseplants for absolute beginners

The best houseplants for absolute beginners

Even if you treat them badly, these resilient plants will forgive and forget

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Step inside the dream machine

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This new installation soundtracked by John Hopkins allows you to “see art with your eyes closed”

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Scare-free sundays

Positive news, Jack Harlow’s album and exhibitions to book: relax and distract with the ultimate pop culture tonic

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10 Books For Self-Help And Personal Growth That Aren’t Corny

How to journal, tarot card-read and be financially well - these essential books cut the bullshit and make achieving possible

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Stand-up comedy courses for suicidal men granted NHS funding

Stand-up comedy courses for suicidal men granted NHS funding

Comedy on Referral will help men across London to use humour as therapy

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Fans react as Kendrick Lamar finally drops his new album

Fans react as Kendrick Lamar finally drops his new album

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is his first LP since 2017’s DAMN

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Munroe Bergdorf selects tunes for cardio sessions, falling in love, and Brighton gay bars

The model, activist and writer shares a feel-good playlist, from Bjork bangers to Britney classics fuelling chaotic nights out

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Don’t be a dick abroad: an ethical guide to partying this summer

With summer creeping closer, our plans of jetting off to faraway corners of the globe – escaping the monotony (and miserable weather) of our everyday ...

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FKA twigs to star in The Crow, a 90s cult classic reboot

FKA twigs to star in The Crow, a 90s cult classic reboot

The Caprisongs musician will star alongside Bill Skarsgård in the remake of the neo-gothic movie

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Future Shock: an immersive London exhibition of psychedelic digital worlds

Future Shock: an immersive London exhibition of psychedelic digital worlds

180 Studios and Fact present Future Shock, a sensory overload of an art show exploring tech, dystopia, and utopia by artists like object blue and Lawr...

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NASA releases a freaky audio recording of a black hole

NASA releases a freaky audio recording of a black hole

What does space sound like? Like a Hans Zimmer score, apparently

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The UK's first regular drug-checking service is opening in Bristol

The UK's first regular drug-checking service is opening in Bristol

The Loop enables young people to stay safe while partying by checking the purity of illicit substances

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Higher States: The Power of a Transformative Holiday

Finding Peace and Pride in Northeast India

‘Travel is about exposure to the world, but it is also about creating memories to escape to’

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Your Essential Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty

10 Cult Plastic-Free Beauty Products

These conscious brands are paving the way towards a more sustainable future.

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Is it time to quit your job?

Is it time to quit your job?

Thinking of joining "The Great Resignation"? Read our expert-led guide first

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RIP the iPod – Apple is discontinuing its pop culture icon

RIP the iPod – Apple is discontinuing its pop culture icon

After 21 years, Apple is pulling the plug and discontinuing the MP3 player that revolutionised our music experience

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Everything you need to know about the total lunar eclipse

Everything you need to know about the total lunar eclipse

Dark emotions and new beginnings? How, when, and why you need to see the rare ‘super blood moon’

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Why it's time to embrace camel toe

Protect your bulge, folks. V Print Season is sexy, and it's here to stay

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An Insomniac's Guide to Sleep

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If getting eight hours feels stupidly unachievable, bookmark this shopping list.

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Good climate news! Scientists discover way to break down plastic in record time

An enzyme that can break down plastic in a matter of days, rather than centuries, has been developed

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What ‘boughetto beauty’ means to a generation of young black women

What 'boughetto beauty' means to a generation of young black women

A blend of bougie and ghetto, big hair, and ornate nails, this Lil Kim and Cardi B-repped aesthetic defines an era for black women in the beauty zeitg...

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Peek inside the Studio Ghibli theme park in Japan

Peek inside the Studio Ghibli theme park in Japan

See inside the adventure park – with its My Neighbour Totoro house and Spirited Away trail – which will open November 2022

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There is fresh hope of survival for the world's rarest sea mammal

There is fresh hope of survival for the world's rarest sea mammal

Despite there only being 10 left in the ocean, the rare porpoise might not be doomed after all

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Don’t Worry Darling: Harry and Florence spark a million memes

The trailer for Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling dropped this week, and so did our collective jaws

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Can we fight the climate crisis with meditation?

Can we fight the climate crisis with meditation?

EU officials in Brussels are being trained to meditate to help them ‘apply mindfulness’ in tackling the climate crisis with politics, using Buddhism-i...

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Pro Choice Protest Roe v Wade

Roe v Wade: what you can do to protect reproductive rights

Millions could lose their right to choose – here’s what’s at stake, and the organisations and activists to support in the pro-choice fight

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Feel good fragrances

Smell good, feel good: 12 joyful and genderless perfumes

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Met Gala 2022: the best memes and reactions

Lizzo on the flute, celebrity no-shows and not following the theme, and Paul Mescal’s moustache dominated Twitter and Instagram

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What is Gilded Glamour? Our ultimate Met Gala 2022 cheat sheet

What is Gilded Glamour? Your Met Gala 2022 cheat sheet

Before you catch the red carpet, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about the biggest night in fashion

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Why Turning Red is a must watch modern coming-of-age story

Turning Red: the must watch modern coming-of-age animation

From female friendships to first periods and boy band fandoms, the Disney and Pixar film explores the exhilaration and uncertainties felt while coming...

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The anti-Instagram? Why everyone is obsessed with the BeReal app

The anti-Instagram? Why everyone is obsessed with the BeReal app

The unfiltered, once-a-day photo app has amassed millions of Gen Z users as an authentic social media alternative – we find out why

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Tyler the Creator and Dev Hynes

Preppy style is making a pretty vibey comeback

From The Crown to Kenzo, Gossip Girl and GAP, are you ready to pop your blazer collar?

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How to Dump a Therapist

Therapy has hit the mainstream, but what happens when your sessions start hitting different?

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Being Black in White Skin

Being Black in White Skin

Writer Thelma Chuwa shares her emotional and physical journey to acceptance and self-love

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How to find a therapist

Approaching therapy for the first time or a seasoned student of CBT? Here’s how to make sure you're finding the right match

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10 Ultimate Feel Good Mixes

From sprightly UK garage on NTS to superstar Boiler Room debuts, Woo curates the serotonin-spiking vibes

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Wavelengths Chrome Yoga

Feel Good Here: 10 minute meditation for beginners

Need a pick-me-up? Wavelengths by STUDIO CHROMA offers a short and simple, 10-minute meditation practice for beginners

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Could bingeing reality TV ever count as self care?

Is bingeing reality TV a form of self care?

Is Drag Race a comfort blanket? Which Real Housewives hits different? Screenland is a tempting space for escaping our problems

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Core Workout

Core Workout

Strengthen your stomach and core with 7-minutes of conditioning drills from BLOK.

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Getting High at Home: Your Essential Shopping List

8 Essentials for Tripping at Home

Psychedelics are shifting from club drugs to at-home wellness experience

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Get Rich or Die Trying: How to Ask for a Pay Rise

How to ask for a pay rise, according to experts

Don’t rely on your employer to know your worth. Here’s how to approach the dreaded salary chat

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10 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That Belong in Your Bathroom

10 Must-Have Products By Black-Owned Beauty Brands

From cult players like Pat McGrath to ethical independents, plus Michaela Coel’s hairstylist’s pioneering brand

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How to know when you’re in a toxic friendship

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Friends should enhance our lives and push us as people – are you experiencing the opposite?

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones Helped me Rewrite Traumatic Memories for the Better

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Helped me Rewrite Traumatic Memories

“Stepping into the form of the women who, in my imagination, protect me, is a bodily reminder that I can protect myself”

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Travel, Nature and Design Books to Transport You to Other Worlds

From Nature to Architecture, These Coffee Table Books Are the Ultimate in Escapism

From Wes Anderson’s parallel universe to adventures in the future of fungi, these coffee table reads bring you wildernesses and utopias from the comfo...

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Blade and Batman are Back, so is Dystopian Dressing

Blade and Batman are Back, so is Dystopian Dressing

With vampire horror Blade returning to the big screen, here’s how you can get that underworld drip

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Entering the Mushroom Renaissance

Funghi has found its way into skincare and coffee, while Harry Styles made an album on shrooms – all hail the mushroom?

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How to have a drug-free trip

How to have a drug-free trip

Sound, breath, and emerging tech can help us experience the benefits of tripping without breaking the law

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Get a Drip: trying out the vitamin injection trend

Trying out the vitamin injection trend

Can you really have better skin and increased energy pumped into your veins? If it works for Adele...

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10 mixes, radio shows, and DJ sets for ultimate focus

The best mixes, radio shows, and DJ sets for ultimate focus

Lo-fi hip hop, curated classical music, and ambient courtesy to power you through the work day

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A guide to audio erotica

Like Headspace, but for wanking – audio porn platforms are making unique, stimulating, and inclusive experiences

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Music makes us feel good, but can it actually heal us?

Music makes us feel good, but can it actually heal us?

From Grimes to Alicia Keys, artists are exploring the positivities in the science of sound

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Woo Reviews: Ear Seeding – an ancient cure for anxiety?

Ear Seeding – an ancient cure for anxiety?

Can tiny crystals in your ears reduce stress? One writer puts ear acupuncture, or auriculotherapy, to the test

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Eyes up! The young birdwatching community is taking flight

Eyes up! The young birdwatching community is taking flight

The thrill of nature’s call is revitalising a hobby once reserved for old men in anoraks. Aaron Sterling shares the joy of birding

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Smelling Good, Feeling better: Is Fragrance a Form of Self Care?

Is Fragrance a Form of Self Care?

Perfume makes us smell good, but can it make us feel good too? We take a look at the science behind scent

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Jordan Stephens is a New Kind of Popstar

The purveyor of cheeky British rap-pop emerged from the mid-00s burnt out and rootless. Not anymore

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Gabe Adams-Wheatley: the beauty influencer born without limbs

Differently-abled beauty: Gabe Adams-Wheatley is an MUA without limbs

The beauty industry’s long-standing exclusion of people with disabilities is bust open in Gabe’s joyful TikToks

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How To Support A Grieving Friend

The dos and don’ts to helping people love through one of the toughest moments of their lives

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