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Leaning In, Being a Strong Woman, and Drunk Tank Pink

According to Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave by Adam Alter, pink anaesthetises the senses. That’s the only interesting fact I really extracted from it. Why do certain federal prisons paint their walls pink? And that’s [...] Read more »

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Suuns – Images du Futur

This is a band who I’ve heard mentioned numerous times and, being my usual lazy self, never got round to listening to them. While doing my weekly trawl for an album to review I discovered they had an album coming out and decided to give [...] Read more »

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Les Miserables: From Stage to Screen

With the success of Tom Hooper’s ‘Les Miserables’ being hard to miss it is no wonder that interest in everything to do with the story has spiked. From Victor Hugo’s initial novel, to the musical theatre adaptation and now to the film, it seems that [...] Read more »

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NARS – And God Created Woman Set

Neutral eyeshadow sets are all over the place lately, with a string of must-have collections popping up from most high street and premium brands. The NARS set, named after a classic Bridget Bardot film, features some of their best neutrals. From the long lasting formulation [...] Read more »

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Little Miss Magical Collection: Three Little Misses and the Big Bad Wolf

When I was a little person in the nineties, my mum had me reading by the age of two and a half. While my nursery classmates were reading simple books (‘This is red’ … ’The hat is red’) I was choosing my own literary conquests. [...] Read more »

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Ursus Wehrli – The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat And Tidy

TIDY YOUR ROOM! – the childhood command most guaranteed to sink me in terror and gloom. I can’t tidy anything. My excuse is that I don’t have a tidy self. A body that can be relied on only to accidentally trip an innocent stranger in [...] Read more »

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The Massage How To For Couples: You Knead Me Series

Today’s world is full of numerous stresses and strains and at times it can feel impossible to take a moment and simply relax. I’m not saying that this is a new phenomenon and certainly in the past people have had valid reasons to be stressed, [...] Read more »

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J.W.Anderson X Topshop Collaboration

Just in time for London Fashion Week comes one of the best of Topshop’s designer collaborations – hitting shops and online on 15th February. In fact – this collection, entitled “Twisted Sisters”, is J.W. Anderson’s last collaboration with the High Street brand – and is [...] Read more »

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Sadie Matthews’ Promises After Dark

When erotic fiction became popular, I was quick to dismiss it. Fifty Shades had some pretty terrible reviews didn’t it! For ages, I chose not to read them on the basis of ‘Why would I, Stephanie Ward, enthusiastic reader and harsh critic, want to waste [...] Read more »

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Jill Cook – Ice Age art: Arrival of the Modern Mind

Portentious music. Voice Over: “You’re in for the most extraordinary experience. Obviously, it’s amazing for me, a maker today, to see the work of, I think, contemporary minds of 40,000 years ago”. That’s Antony Gormley, introducing the exhibition at the British Museum that the book, [...] Read more »

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