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Lisa Armstrong is thinking of making this HUGE life change

Will Lisa Armstrong be taking a huge leap at the end of the year? It’s been reported that the Strictly Come Dancing make-up artist, 42, may have plans to move from the UK following her split from Ant McPartlin last year. The pair met in 1994 and tied the knot in 2005. After 11 years of marriage, the couple went their separate ways in the wake of Ant’s painkiller addiction and stint in rehab. Since splitting from Lisa, Ant has started a new romance with former...

What I Would Tell My Younger Self About Body Image

Having body image issues almost feels like a rite of passage as a teenager. And while it is a good way to realize even the women you look up to the most have their days, it’s also not a necessity. Why do we have to feel like sh*t for a few years before we can come into our own?  Body image issues (that resulted in an eating disorder) were a huge part of my high school and college life. Diet culture and a society obsessed with...

Best Handbags for Fall and Winter

Ask any stylist about the one element in a woman’s wardrobe that tells the story of who she is and they will likely say: “her handbag.” You can throw on a pair of old sneakers, jeans, and a tee-shirt, but add a great bag and suddenly your entire look is elevated. Even a well-loved high-quality bag says, “luxe.” The good news is that you don’t need dozens of them. Realistically, few of us swap out our handbags on a regular basis. Also, although designers are constantly...

Why are so many men afraid to interact with women at work? | Arwa Mahdawi

It looks like Mike Pence is quite the trendsetter. The US vice-president famously refuses to have dinner alone with any woman who isn’t his wife – and now working men across corporate America appear to be following his lead. NYT columnist quits Twitter after daring critic to ‘call me a bedbug to my face’ A new study, due to be published in the journal Organizational Dynamics, has found that, following the #MeToo movement, men are significantly more reluctant to interact with their female colleagues. A few...

Fire Up Your Treadmill Workout

This week’s HIIT cardio is a fast-paced routine that involves a treadmill set to the highest incline it can go. You definitely won’t be bored with this program, as you will be changing movements every 15 reps for a total of 20 minutes. Let’s see how fast you can go and how many rounds you can complete in 20 minutes. Set the timer and GO! Step 1 – LUNGE Set your treadmill at the highest level (or a level with which you are comfortable). I set my pace to 2 MPH and...

The G7 was the final straw – world leaders’ wives should refuse to travel with their spouses

It was Donald Tusk on Instagram that did it. Four wives of world leaders – Melania Trump, Brigitte Macron, Małgorzata Tusk and Akie Abe – dressed in a spectrum from white to cream, skirts aflap, were enjoying the sea views at Biarritz during the G7 summit. It was a delineation of the acceptable limits of women on the world stage: they look like brides and it is their backs – their backs! – that are demurely captured on film. It would have been just about bearable...

How Women Are Living Purposeful Lives

What Really Goes into Life over 50 that Works:   How Various Women Are Living Purposeful Lives Last month we gave you an exercise to determine what is really important to you. This month, I’m sharing examples of friends of mine, all over 50, who are living truly purposeful lives. I hope you are inspired by the women below, and especially see that some are working full time well into their 60s and beyond, some are focusing on making volunteer contributions, yet all of them are...

Caroline Haslett And The Rise Of The Women’s Engineering Society

1919 was a year of promise born of misery.  Between the ravages of influenza and the indiscriminate trench carnage of the First World War, millions had perished as an entire generation was gutted of its most promising individuals.  For men, the war brought little but pain and existential disillusionment, but for women, in between the grief of black-edged envelopes announcing the deaths of fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons, it brought a priceless opportunity to serve their country, not just as isolated groups of motivated individuals, but...

Christine Lampard reveals how much weight she gained during her pregnancy

Christine Lampard has confessed she gained three and a half stone while she was pregnant, but said she ‘couldn’t give a damn’ about losing the rest of her baby weight. Christine Lampard The mum-of-one has revealed exactly how much weight she gained while she was pregnant with her 11-month-old daughter Patricia – and admitted that while she still hasn’t lost it all, she has a foolproof solution: clever wardrobe choices. ‘I put on three and a half stone and I’m still a stone overweight but I...

I Worked Out Every Day for a Month—Here’s What Happened

When it comes to fitness, I’m hardly a sofa sloth. As a reformed gym-phobe, I’ve found that keeping active has become an important part of my routine, helping me find structure, feel good about myself, and take care of my mental health. Although everyone’s exercise needs are different, I find that squeezing in three to five sessions a week — combining yoga with weight training and cardio — is just about manageable. But in spite of my well-meaning habits, I’d recently seen a number of articles advocating working...