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The UK’s new adult content ban is already starting to affect gay skin flick studios worldwide

Adult websites around the world have to play be these new UK rules, or else...
Tags: Politics, UK, Censorship, Lifestyle, United Kingdom, Pornography, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Men at Play


Your romantic partner is probably less intelligent than you think, suggests new study

It's now well known that many of us over-estimate our own brainpower. In one study, more than 90 per cent of US college professors famously claimed to be better than average at teaching, for instance – which would be highly unlikely. Our egos blind us to our own flaws.But do we have an even more inflated view of our nearest and dearest? It seems we do – that's the conclusion of a new paper published in Intelligence journal, which has shown that we consistently view our romantic partners as being...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Sex, Relationships, Love, US, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, BPS Research Digest, David Robson, Hodder Stoughton, Gignac, University of Western Australia, University of Warsaw, Cognitive Science


A Beginner’s Guide to the Underappreciated Pencil

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from TJ Cosgrove. For most people, the humble pencil is a writing utensil that was once familiar, but is now largely absent from their everyday life. When you were a kid, you used a #2 pencil to fill out the answer sheet bubbles on standardized tests. Maybe you kept using the mechanical kind to do math in college. But as an adult, unless you’re a craftsman making marks on lumber or drywall, you may not use pencils at all, having dropped them in favor ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, England, Life, China, Germany, India, US, Travel & leisure, Czech Republic, Prague, United States, Ikea, Siberia, Mitsubishi


The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked!

On the 40th anniversary of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive topping the charts – and as the UK blunders towards its own acrimonious divorce – here’s the definitive list of tear-stained stonkersHip-hop isn’t big on romantic heartbreak, but this is a particularly fine example. There’s a lot of bragging from Guru about how he’s so inundated with offers since his ex packed him in that she’s probably jealous. But somehow, you get the sense he’s protesting too much: “Went home to see my mom and I saw yo...
Tags: Music, UK, Relationships, Life and style, Rap, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Culture, Pop and rock, Bob Dylan, Hip-hop, Indie, R&B, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello, Folk Music, Kelly Clarkson


Author Tanaz Bhathena talks her new novel THE BEAUTY OF THE MOMENT

In Tanaz Bhathena’s new YA novel, The Beauty of the Moment, Susan is new Canada. She’s not used to the cultural freedoms in this new country, she’s used to live in Saudi Arabia. Susan is reserved, wary of boys and determined not to get her driving license.  She is very bright and her parents have high expectations of her. They want her to be a doctor although in secret she wants to be an artist. Then she meets Malcolm, and her world spirals into a completely new direction. Article by Lucas Maxwe...
Tags: Books, UK, Saudi Arabia, Life, US, Canada, North America, South Asia, Jeddah, Susan, Malcolm, Malcom, Mahtab, Tanaz Bhathena, Tanaz, Lucas Maxwell


Best Black T Shirts for Men

What’s a more classic look then a pair of great jeans and simple, black shirt? Here are the best black shirts you can find. Each will work as a subtle stylish accessory to that killer pair of jeans you’ve been wanting to show off. Here are my picks Best “fashion” black T-shirt Shop James Perse Black T shirt 100% cotton James Perse classic black tshirt that is designed for comfort and every day wear. Simple design allows you to layer with other clothing, or just wear al...
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Brits, Berlin, and Brexit: How British Citizens Can Stay in Berlin

Brexit checklist: a valid passport, Anmeldung, a print-out of your online registration form for the Ausländerbehörde, a paying job, German health insurance, a German bank account, a German driving license, and a year’s supply of decent cider. The 29th of March is nearly upon us, and after more than two years of “robust” negotiations, it’s looking more and more like we’re headed for a no-deal Brexit. So what does that mean for those of us from the UK who have decided to make Berlin our home? As w...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Politics, UK, England, London, Germany, Berlin, Eu, Newcastle, Stories, Brexit, Martin, Jacob, U Bahn, Bureaucracy


The Problem With Those Headlines About Meghan Markle & Her Staff? They’re Sexist.

A staff member who works closely with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has announced that she is leaving her position. Despite what tabloids would have you believe, this is not nearly as dramatic as it sounds.Amy Pickerill, the assistant private secretary who transferred from the Kensington Palace press operation and has been working closely with Prince Harry and Markle since at least the beginning of 2018, has announced that she is leaving her position. According to her LinkedIn, she has been wo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, New York City, Portland, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Harry, William, Kensington Palace, Meghan, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, Mark Cuthbert, Samantha Cohen, Edward Lane Fox


A Week In New York City On A $100,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a consultant who makes $100,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on tea.Occupation: ConsultantIndustry: ConsultingAge: 24Location: New York, NYSalary: $100,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,850Monthly ExpensesRent: $1,354 (I have one ro...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, UK, New York, London, Craigslist, Greece, California, NYC, New York City, Aer Lingus, Netflix, Ireland, Paris


'A lot of us are in the dark': what teenage boys really think about being a man

What’s on the average 16- and 17-year-old’s mind? Tom Lamont talked to young men across the UK about masculinity, #MeToo, role models and coming of age now“You mean Yorkie bars and steel factories, that sort of thing?” Joel is 16 and lives in Wirral. I’ve asked him to define masculinity as he sees it, just as I’ve been asking a similar thing of 16- and 17-year-olds like him all over the country. What is going on in their heads right now, these boys on the cusp? What do they believe, and what do ...
Tags: UK, Life and style, Society, Men, Young People, Joel, Tom Lamont


Own a classic Observer photograph from the Women's Liberation Movement march, 1971

On Saturday 6 March 1971, women from across the UK gathered in central London to join the first national demonstration by the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement. Observer photographers Jane Bown and Tony McGrath documented the event for the following day’s paper. Order a print from the International Women’s Day Archive here Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Gender, UK, London, Activism, Women, Life and style, UK News, Feminism, News photography, Germaine Greer, Jane Bown, Gnm Archive, Women 's Liberation Movement Observer, Tony McGrath, Women s Liberation Movement


Be gay in the UK – enter to win a fabulous trip!

What do you travel for? Tell us for a chance to win a six-day trip for two to London and Manchester!
Tags: UK, London, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly


Divorced Dad Who Gave Up On Real Women Now Lives With 12 Life-Size Dolls… And His Daughter Helps With Their Make-Up And Clothes

Olivia West / The Sun Not each daughter can be thrilled if their dad crammed his home with glamorous life-size female dolls – but Rhiannon Bevan says it “warms her heart” to see her father so completely satisfied. Her double divorcee dad Dean buys his 12 buddies bras, celebrates their birthdays, does their make-up, clothes them and shares a bed with one. Rhiannon was shocked when he started his... Source
Tags: UK, Design, Technology, Life, Dolls, Real, Rhiannon, Dad Dean, Life-Size, Rhiannon Bevan


Kylie Jenner May Make $1 Million Per Instagram Post, But Can It Last?

Update March 5, 2019: Forbes released it’s annual list of the world’s richest people and not only did Kylie Jenner make the list for the first time, but she’s also the youngest self-made billionaire of all time. This can be credited mostly to her wildly successful makeup brand, Kylie Cosmetics. At 21, she is now worth $1 billion.This story was originally published on July 12, 2018.Kylie Jenner's net worth, as of July 16, was a jaw-dropping $900 million according to Forbes. This figure put the 2...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, UK, Instagram, Selena Gomez, Kardashian, Kim, Kylie Jenner, Hopper, Jenner, Insta, Forbes, Kim Kardashian West, Bieber, Wolff


UK pledges £2m to help end stigma and shame of period poverty

As well as global funding, Penny Mordaunt announces creation of £250,000 taskforce to tackle problem in BritainThe UK government has announced £2m to support organisations around the world to end period poverty by 2030.The minister for women and equalities, Penny Mordaunt, also announced £250,000 for the creation of a taskforce comprised of government departments, businesses, charities and manufacturers to come up with new ideas to tackle the problem in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, UK, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Menstruation, Penny Mordaunt, BritainThe UK


People Are Drinking ‘Milk Coke’ in the UK, and People Are Horrified

When a ‘milk coke’ aficionado took to Twitter with this treat, the Internet got a collective rage stomachache.
Tags: UK, Life, People Are Drinking ` Milk Coke


Bon Voyage! Virgin Atlantic's Female Cabin Crew Members Are No Longer Required to Wear Makeup

Virgin Atlantic is updating its policy so that makeup is simply an option - no longer a requirement - for its female cabin crew members and ground employees. In a statement shared with HuffPost UK, a spokesperson for the airline said, "We want our uniform to truly reflect who we are as individuals while maintaining that famous Virgin Atlantic style. We have been listening to the views of our people and as a result have announced some changes to our styling and grooming policy that support this....
Tags: Travel, UK, Makeup, Air Travel, Beauty, Lipstick, Virgin Atlantic, Beauty News, Bon Voyage Virgin Atlantic


'Underwear dates well': how fashion forensics are helping solve crimes

Police officers aren’t known for their sense of style, but now a former vintage clothing buyer is using her forensic knowledge of garments to help solve crimes. It’s time to call the fashion police…In a taxi on the way to Surrey police headquarters, snow started to fall and the driver was complaining about the night ahead. As we pulled into the driveway of the 19th-century house, with its memorial garden for fallen police officers and a dog training school opened by Bruce Forsyth, I said I hoped...
Tags: Fashion, UK, Crime, Police, Life and style, Bbc, Surrey, Bruce Forsyth, Amber Butchart, Butchart, Beyond Retro Sorting, Karl Harrison


'Girl power' charity T-shirts made at exploitative Bangladeshi factory

Over 100 workers claim to have been sacked after protesting about low wages at factory that makes ‘girl power’ T-shirtsCharity “girl power” T-shirts sold in the UK are made at a Bangladeshi factory where more than 100 impoverished workers claim to have been sacked after striking in protest at low wages, it can be revealed.The £28 garments are sold online by F=, which claims to be “all about inspiring and empowering girls”, with £10 from each T-shirt donated to Worldreader, a charity that supplie...
Tags: Business, Fashion, UK, Women, World news, Retail industry, South and Central Asia, Feminism, Spice Girls, Bangladesh, Child Labour, Emma Bunton, Holly Willoughby, Africa Television


Early spring flowers around the UK: readers’ travel tips

With vibrant displays up and down the country, our readers recommend places to immerse yourself in the bloomsThis fascinating four acre-garden was created in the early 20th century by noted artist and botanist Edward Bowles, whose nickname, the Crocus King, gives an indication of his passion for spring flowers. The Alpine Meadow, a scrubby slope for most of the year, is carpeted with snowdrops, fritillaries, daffodils and crocuses from February to April. There are beds of gorgeous cyclamen and h...
Tags: Travel, UK, Environment, Life and style, Top 10s, Gardens, United Kingdom Holidays, Wild Flowers, Parks and Green Spaces, Edward Bowles


#OldCeline Vibes Are Alive At These Retailers

This Paris Fashion Week will mark a full year since Phoebe Philo 's departure from Céline Celine . And with the Fall '19 runway show a few days away, we're still hopelessly lingering over her heyday — when legions of women discovered their inner power pose through the brand's quiet but bold coolness. Philo's historic knack for volume, layering, unapologetic prints and general sense of irony all infused the brand with a preternatural icon status.Gabrielle Boucinha, founder of the much-followe...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, Instagram, Zara, Celine, Asos, Philo, Paris Fashion Week, Larkin, Phoebe, Coco Chanel, Phoebe Philo, Arket, Shaina Mote, Gabrielle Boucinha


An Honest Review of Gay Dating Apps

Everyone has an opinion on the gay apps. They’ve become so ubiquitous and ingrained in our popular culture, they’re impossible to resist. I remember the first time I downloaded Grindr—shortly after it was released. Once The New York Times writers discovered it, the app world seemed to explode with location-based dating apps. Gay dating wasn’t easy for a long time. I was lucky enough to grow up & come out during the iPhone generation when thousands of new types of apps seemed to be released every...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Germany, Berlin, New York City, Israel, Lifestyle, Tel Aviv, Social Media, New York Times, South America, Grindr


11 Under-$20 Beauty Products We Spotted Backstage At London Fashion Week

There are some beauty brands you'll always spot in the kits of industry professionals backstage at fashion weeks all over the world: big, been-around-forever names like NARS, Bumble and Bumble, MAC, and Bobbi Brown.There's a reason why they're beloved by the likes of Guido Palau and Val Garland: The shade ranges are impressive, the formulas are on point, and, above all, the products — from foundation to liquid liner and hairspray — have the ability to last through sweaty backstage conditions, b...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, Rosewater, London Fashion Week, Alexander, Macy, Garnier, JW Anderson, Bobbi Brown, Kiko, Bronner, Ulta, Pablo Rodriguez, Val Garland, Emilia Wickstead


20 of the best new and recently refurbished hotels in the UK

From Cornish boutique rooms to a west Highlands bunkhouse we sift for value among arrivals on the hotel and hostel sceneOn the coast in Marazion by St Michael’s Mount, the boutique Mount Haven hotel has been extensively refurbished and reopens on 7 April. An additional bedroom brings the total to 20, while the new restaurant and terrace have sweeping ocean views – the perfect backdrop to modern, seafood-rich cuisine. It’s on the South West Coast Path, so ideal for walkers, and there’s plenty for...
Tags: Travel, UK, Hotels, Life and style, Bed and breakfasts, Family Holidays, St Ives, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Hostels, Scotland Holidays, South West Coast Path, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Wales Holidays, St Michael


Bedtime social media use may be harming UK teenagers, study says

Exclusive: a fifth of 13- to 15-year-olds ‘spend five hours or more a day on social media’Teenagers in Britain may be putting their health and education at risk by spending too much time on social media at bedtime, according to a major study into adolescent sleep habits.More than a third of teenagers spent at least three hours a day on social media, with a fifth devoting at least five hours to the activity, researchers found. Those who were on social media for three hours or more daily were most...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Media, Education, Sleep, Children, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Britain, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing


You Asked, "Who's the Silver Fox Behind Kim Kardashian?," and We Answered

By now, most of us have seen the photos of Kim Kardashian wearing a dress that left pretty much nothing to the imagination (which made us nervous just looking at it,) but it seems many POPSUGAR readers were more concerned who the "hot guy" behind her in the photos were. "Who's the silver fox behind her?" you asked. "Can we talk about the gorgeous man behind her?" you pleaded. Well, your wish is our command. The guy accompanying Kardashian is Chris Appleton, hairstylist to the stars, creator of t...
Tags: UK, Kim Kardashian, Beauty, Hair, Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Appleton, Celebrity Hair, Popsugar, Chris Appleton, Celebrity Beauty Instagram, Jennifer Lopez Ariana Grande


You Can Redecorate Your Home From The Comfort Of...Your Home

Decorating a home or apartment is a fun project, but it's also daunting. Whether you're starting with a blank canvas or looking for a statement piece to upgrade an area, it can be hard to know where to start. That's where the internet can be your best — and worst — friend. Enter a few words into Google, and you'll open up pages and pages of every kind of bookend, end table, or table runner you can imagine. Now your search has gone from a treasure hunt to a needle-in-a-haystack hunt.To avoid sea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Fashion, Music, UK, Hollywood, Etsy, California, India, America, Italy, Portugal, Ikea, Kate Spade, Melbourne


I Lost My Hair To Alopecia — & Turned It Into My Side Hustle

Neon-green waves, inches down to the floor, an Afro reaching toward the sky — that’s the magic of wigs. Snatched is a week-long celebration of wigs, the people who wear them, and their role in Black beauty culture.Our first subject, Gina Knight, worked in the hair industry for over a decade as a salon manager, but she never predicted opening her own wig business. Yet, when her thick, natural hair began to fall out, leaving her with bald patches, she began a new journey of entrepreneurship — and...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, South Africa, Black, Alopecia, Depop, Jessica Cruel, Gina Atinuke Knight, Gina Knight


You Asked "Who's the Silver Fox Behind Kim Kardashian?" We Answered

By now, most of us have seen the photos of Kim Kardashian wearing a dress that left pretty much nothing to the imagination (which made us nervous just looking at it,) but it seems many POPSUGAR readers were more concerned who the "hot guy" behind her in the photos were. "Who's the silver fox behind her?" you asked. "Can we talk about the gorgeous man behind her?" you pleaded. Well, your wish is our command. The guy accompanying Kardashian is Chris Appleton, hairstylist to the stars, creator of t...
Tags: UK, Kim Kardashian, Beauty, Hair, Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Appleton, Celebrity Hair, Popsugar, Chris Appleton, Celebrity Beauty Instagram, Jennifer Lopez Ariana Grande



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