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‘They have you in a cultish grip’: the women losing thousands to online beauty schemes

It sounds too good to be true earn money selling makeup on social media. And for many, it is. What genuinely happens when you join a multi-level beauty business? When a Facebook friend told Lindsay about a “genius” business opportunity in January 2015, the Manchester-based NHS laboratory assistant was already struggling for money. She had …

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Was Serena Williams unrealistic to try to return so soon after giving birth?

The tennis champion has withdrawn from the Australian Open three months after having her first child. So, when is the right time to come back to sport? Being a new mother is depleting, but there are additional physical challenges for a post-partum mother- including recovery from childbirth, bleeding and dealing with breastfeeding. And those challenges …

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Cannabis tourism in California- a women’s wellness retreat with puff love

At the Ganja Goddess Getaway, yes, there are yoga class and spiritual talks but the mother lode comes from the spliffs, edibles and pot-infused mocktails that aid the healing Wearing a T-shirt with the slogan “Mary Jane Smokewear”, a woman with long, grey pigtails crawled towards me, offering a hitting off a balloon bag inflated …

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From Rihanna’s eyebrows to slip garbs: should we embrace the 90 s resurgence?

The problem with 90 s nostalgia is that the decade was already backward-looking. Its dress-up and it wont last Now that Rihanna has super-thin eyebrows and slip garbs are in fashion, does this mean the 90 s are back? And, as I can remember it the first time round, am I too old to carry …

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More than 100,000 sign petition for Netflix to cancel Insatiable over ‘fat-shaming’ claims

Comedy starring Debby Ryan as overweight teen who takes revenge on tormentors criticised for promoting toxic ideas More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for Netflix to cancel the release of its new comedy-drama Insatiable over claims that it engages in ” fat-shaming “. The series, which starrings actor and singer Debby Ryan, …

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The lost art of concentration: being confused in a digital world

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the reached the pause button It is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so predominated and “switched on” via smartphones and the other devices …

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Ten minutes of workout a day improves memory

Researchers have shown that the brains ability to store memories improves after a short burst of exercise Just 10 minutes of light physical activity is enough to boost brain connectivity and help the brain to distinguish between similar memories, a new survey suggests. Scientists at the University of California studying brain activity determined connectivity between …

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