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If you like gin and tea then we’re about to make your day

(Picture: Getty – Fortnum and Mason) Gin and tonic teabags exist and they might just be the best hair of the dog ever.  Well, sort of, as these tea bags don’t actually contain any alcohol. But despite their non-existent boozy content, we can’t think of anything better than waking up to the taste of G&T – and it’s the perfect, ...

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Gucci Goes Fur-Free And Outlines Sustainable Stance That Is A Fashion Game-Changer

Gucci announced it will stop using fur in it’s fashion collections, starting in 2018. The announcement was made during a conversation between Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri and Eco Age founder, Livia Firth, at the annual London College of Fashion talk on Wednesday 11 October.  The fashion house is owned by Kering, who hosted the event, and who also owns sustainable ...

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What Colour Is This Shoe? Debate Over Whether Its Pink Or Grey Is Driving Twitter Up The Wall

A Facebook Group with over 98,000 members called Girlsmouth has unwittingly unleashed #dressgate 2.0.  One of the users shared a photo of a trainer and asked members to tell her whether they thought the shoe was blue and grey or pink and white.  She said: “My friend has just sent me this asking what colour the shoe is, I would ...

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Black History Month: Five Black-Owned British Beauty Brands You Should Know About

In honour of Black History Month, we’ve taken a look at five inspiring women who own some of the best beauty businesses currently nailing it in the UK.  Nowadays, black-owned beauty businesses are few and far between. But time was, they were practically unheard of. Before we share our chosen five, let’s take a step back to where it all began ...

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Is There A Place For Fashion Week In The Millennial Era?

As the last day of Paris Fashion Week draws to a close, the official Fashion Month ends. To many people Fashion Month is a month of splendour: glitzy shows, intimate dinners, spectacular people watching and of course, Instagram extravaganza. But, where are the creators of all these splendours during New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week? Apart from walking ...

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15 reasons why Leeds should be named the European Capital of Culture 2023

Leeds is a winner in so many ways (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock, Getty) The European Capital of Culture award was created to celebrate the richness and diversity of cultures in cities across Europe. Previous winners have been selected thanks to their outstanding cultural sites, history and local attractions. 13 reasons Leeds is the best place to live in the UK The UK is home ...

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It’s Friday the 13th… but why is today meant to be unlucky?

Hopefully a black cat won’t cross your path today (picture: Getty) The superstitious among us might be best off staying in bed today. Yes, that’s because today is Friday the 13th – a day considered by many to be one of the unluckiest days in the calendar. I’m an atheist who goes to church – here’s why you should too ...

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The best novelty and unusual Advent Calendars for 2017

Ready to splurge on some unnecessary Christmas paraphernalia (Picture: Getty) Christmas is coming and you need to make the decision soon: will you be a grinch lambasting the Christmas period and pretending you hate every twinkly light you pass or will you be doing that with a tipple of booze in your each morning. The run-up to Christmas can drive us ...

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Extremely brave man fights the patriarchy by painting a sexy woman on a wall

Almost Famous is a burger bar in Manchester.  They’ve found themselves under a spotlight before when, back in 2012, they decided to call their sauces things like ‘slut sauce’ and ‘bitch juice’. But, years later, they seem to regard themselves as a friend to women. So much so that they’ve taken the revolutionary, brave step of painting a mural in ...

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Here’s what’s involved in a Tibetan sky burial

Tibetan burials are rooted in rituals (Picture: Getty) Every culture has a different perception of what happens when we die: Eternal salvation, reincarnation, nothingness. For those that conceive of an afterlife, the next question is how do you get there? For Tibetans, this dilemma is resolved in the ancient practice of ‘sky burial’. Everything you need to know about Taiwan’s ...

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