There is currently no emoji to represent periods. This campaign wants to change that.

May 28, 2017

Image: plan international  There’s an emoji for just about everything, from tacos to tropical fish. But, we currently don’t have an emoji to describe our periods. A new social media campaign wants to smash the stigma surrounding menstruation one emoji at a time. SEE ALSO: These ‘femojis’ may get you talking more about your period Girls rights group, Plan International, launched a social media campaign on Sunday to include an official “period emoji” on …

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Bella Hadid Confesses The “Crazy” Juice Cleanse She Once Tried

May 25, 2017

… like shes found some wisdom in her old age kidding about the age, shes only 20, she cant even have a legal drink yet. Hadidsopened up in the past about her struggles with Lyme Disease, which can often be debilitating, and how that affects her lifestyle. She explained, My body cant handle aggressive workouts. [For me] its more about being the best I can be, not about losing weight. [Weight-loss] comes naturally, but it is about being fit and feeling strong. When I wake up in the morning and …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and need for praise. SEE ALSO: Trump’s fave …

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Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 20, 2017

Image: Getty Images Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds. SEE ALSO: The Instagram ‘pods’ using likes to fight the new algorithm Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) published the report,#StatusOfMind, which gave the five most popular social networks net average scores based on ratings …

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‘Sesame Street’ is expanding the neighborhood with new theme park

May 19, 2017

A is for amusement parks. And not one, but TWO amusement parks. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-haaa! Sesame Workshop, in partnership with SeaWorld Entertainment, announced on Thursday the development of a new Sesame Place theme park. The original Sesame Place opened in 1980 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and has operated seasonally for the last 37 years, setting an opening day attendance record this year. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit umbrella company behind Sesame Street, sees the theme parks playing a role in …

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Twitter has things to say about that ‘new’ eyebrow wig trend but there’s more to the story

May 19, 2017

Move aside microblading, bloggers are hailing stick-on eyebrow wigs as the next biggest beauty trend. But, this new trend may well be a step too far for the internet. People have been taking to Twitter believe that bloggers are appropriating the wigs, which have long been used by people experiencing hair loss due to alopecia and chemotherapy. SEE ALSO: Feather eyebrows are a trend now and it’s tearing everyone apart Makeup artist Hung Vanngo posted a video demonstrating a wig being …

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Better hair representation could be coming to our emoji keyboards soon

May 18, 2017

Image: Mashable composite/ Emojipedia Our hair is a big part of our identities. But when it comes to finding an emoji that represents us, there aren’t that many options to choose from. There’s some hope on the horizon. The Unicode Technical Committee just added emoji for curly hair, white hair, red hair, and baldness as candidates for 2018’s Unicode release. If accepted, they could be added to our emoji keyboards mid-2018. SEE ALSO: A redhead emoji is finally in the cards …

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Former Marine who lost his leg in Afghanistan is absolute fitness goals

May 17, 2017

A former Royal Marines Commando who lost his leg in Afghanistan has shared a video of himself working out to show that “you don’t need two legs” to be fit. SEE ALSO: This cancer survivor’s date will make you weep tears of joy In the video, Andy Grant shows how he works out without even going to the gym. “You don’t need fancy gym equipment, you don’t even need two legs,” says Grant. …

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#BoringSelfCare celebrates really mundane, overlooked acts of self-care

May 12, 2017

Image: Hannah Daisy/@makedaisychains Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be extravagant, like getting a manicure or neglecting chores to binge on Netflix. In fact, sometimes the most important acts of self-care are pretty freaking boring. One Instagram user is highlighting mundane daily activities through engaging illustrations, hoping to spread awareness of what taking care of yourself really looks like: changing into new clothes, getting an eye exam, even cutting your toenails. …

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Poorest at greater risk from heavy drinking, says study – BBC News

May 11, 2017

… finds that the poorest in society are at greater risk of alcohol’s harmful impacts on health, but this is not because they are drinking more or more often binge drinking. “Experiencing poverty may impact on health, not only through leading an unhealthy lifestyle but also as a direct consequence of poor material circumstances and psychosocial stresses. “Poverty may therefore reduce resilience to disease, predisposing people to greater health harms of alcohol.” Target …

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Ivanka Trump is not your friend

May 11, 2017

Don't count on her.Image: REX/Shutterstock It’s time to cut the charade: Ivanka Trump is not the hero that will thwart the Trump administration’s worst policies and rhetoric and no amount of pleading will change that. Plenty of Trump detractors came to that realization long ago, many right around when she stood by her father after his “pussy grabbing” comments became public. But some are still holding out foolish hope. This weekend, the actress Debra Messing spent …

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Lena Dunham had the perfect response to this magazine’s ‘diet tips’

May 10, 2017

Lena Dunham has shared a list of reasons behind her recent weight loss after Us Weekly put her on its front cover advertising a story on “20 slimdown diet tips.” SEE ALSO: Reminder: Lena Dunham doesnt give the tiniest of shits what you think about her body Dunham cited “anxiety disorder,” “resultant constant nausea,” “an election that reveals the true depths of American misogyny,” and “abdominal adhesions pinning ovary below uterus” …

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Temporary tattoos remind you how important it is to care for yourself

May 9, 2017

Image: motivational tattoos A psychology graduate from London has created a series of self-care temporary Band-Aid tattoos to help people living with mental health issues. SEE ALSO: Teen turns leg into Van Gogh painting to cope with self-harm Francesca Timbers was inspired to create the products after dealing with depression and anxiety during her final year of university. Initially, she created the stickers and tattoos to help motivate herself throughout her day. When she posted photos on …

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Meet the sex-positive YouTubers giving kids the sex talks they really need

May 8, 2017

… they complement one another perfectly.” YouTube is just the start for Calum, who eventually wants to inspire people through his writing. “YouTube has opened so many doors for me and I know that already having an established platform will help me to see my dream of seeing my words on the bookshelf.” Image: Youtube/Calum McSwiggan My channel is… an LGBT+ lifestyle channel that celebrates our diverse community and focusses on mental health, sex education and other …

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Fitness and weight loss trial to target breast cancer – BBC News

May 2, 2017

Prevention strategy They will work with women to help them make lasting changes focused around physical activity, diet and weight. About 4,600 women in Scotland are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and about 1,000 lose their life to the disease annually. Experts estimate that 38% of breast cancer cases in post-menopausal women could be prevented by lifestyle changes linked to inactivity, poor diet, alcohol consumption and weight. Related Topics University of Dundee Cancer Breast …

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How to protect yourself when live video shows a suicide

May 1, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Pressmaster The thrill of social media is often the possibility of surprise. It’s fun to log on and see which viral videos, political rants, news stories, and baby pictures your friends and family have shared. SEE ALSO: ’13 Reasons Why’ proves that good intentions aren’t enough when it comes to portraying suicide What we don’t expect is to see someone die. Watching a suicide attempt (or murder) in real time is not part of the bargain …

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Forget Cheetos. This campus vending machine dispenses condoms and pregnancy tests

April 24, 2017

How more convenient can you get?Image: Shutterstock / Shou A student at U.C. Davis figured out how to make vending machines more awesome than they already are. Instead of stocking them with snacks for late-night study sessions, senior Parteek Singh insisted on filling one campus vending machine with condoms, emergency contraception, and pregnancy tests. SEE ALSO: Guys: Its now possible to test your sperm via smartphone It took two years, but Singh’s idea finally became a reality earlier …

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‘Digital wellness lady’ wants students to unplug or at least look up

April 23, 2017

… of people I could engage with.” Most importantly, he’s maintained this lifestyle. Cook said he’s “intentional and engaged with my surroundings” as much as possible, but he knows this is a struggle for a lot of people. Many have trouble making eye contact, having real conversations, and staying away from the allure of social media pings, notifications and online popularity. “Do not trade your Facebook friends for your real friends,” he said. “Be …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

Image: Faberr Ink/shutterstock When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that youve established. At the same time, there are plenty of mistakes we typically make when it comes to saving like the 25 ways listed below. 1. Not monitoring your budget When it comes to saving some cash each month, nothing beats a budget. Heres the problem. You base your budget on your fixed expenses like rent, insurance, and utilities. But, …

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William and Harry talk to Kate about the impact of their mum’s death

April 22, 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have spoken candidly about the impact of Princess Diana’s death on the their mental health in a new film as part of their Heads Together campaign to end mental health stigma. In the film above streamed on Facebook Live on the Royal Family’s account the three royals talk about the various pressures they’ve experienced in life, and the importance of speaking openly about mental health. Prince Harry says he thinks people …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Turning 91 years old is certainly something to be celebrated no matter who you are. Queen Elizabeth II is 91 today and to mark the occasion, the Royal Family is tweeting black and white photographs of Elizabeth at special moments in her life. SEE ALSO: Living like the Queen for a day is harder than it looks If you visit the Royal Family’s official Twitter account today you’ll be showered with animated balloons in celebration of her big day. …

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6 reasons you need to watch this British dating show immediately

April 21, 2017

Looking for love is far from easy. Sometimes it can feel like you’re doing it all wrong. But one British reality dating show is bringing joy, laughter, and even the odd tear, to viewers by showing the more human side to first dates. SEE ALSO: Online dating is a total nightmare for farmers Set in a restaurant in the heart of London, Channel 4’s First Dates allows viewers to eavesdrop on real-life blind dates. Of course, there’s crippling nerves, wardrobe malfunctions, …

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Lady Gaga FaceTimed Prince William to talk about the stigma surrounding mental health

April 20, 2017

British Royalty and Pop Royalty joined forces today to create a powerful video encouraging people to speak more openly about mental health. The video which starts at 1:50 shows Lady Gaga sipping her morning coffee in her Hollywood abode as she FaceTimes Prince William, who’s sitting in his study at Kensington Palace. The pair chatted about the importance of having conversations about mental health; an issue they’ve both been vocal about in recent months. SEE ALSO: Prince Harry is …

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6 ways to keep your Easter eggs on trend this year

April 15, 2017

Image: Mashable/Lili Sams Did you know that fashion can also apply to hollowed-out eggs? If you’re looking to move beyond the standard solid-color dye job this Easter, consider incorporating current #trends into your egg decorating plans. SEE ALSO: People are taping tiny succulents to their fingernails because the internet is weird Is this at all necessary? No. Is it extremely fun? Yes. Is it a waste of craft supplies? We’ll leave that one up to you. Behold: 1. The millennial …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

These days, there are museums dedicated to just about everything. There are museums about chocolate, sex and even penises. But, there is currently not a single museum dedicated to vaginas. That could be about to change. SEE ALSO: This chocolate museum would even make Willy Wonka jealous UK-based Science YouTuber “There is no physical space wholly dedicated to vaginas and the people who have them.” In fact, the only thing close to a vagina museum is Austria’s …

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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 11, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable The year 2017 has a surprise in store if you oppose Donald Trump and his policies. So far you’ve probably been trying to manage a wild range of emotions: fear and panic about executive orders; disbelief as his most avid supporters buy his verifiable lies; shock with every revelation about Russiagate. SEE ALSO: Chelsea Clinton shares 4 inspiring tips for young activists in the Trump era Now here’s the surprise: 2017 will be the year you learn the value …

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