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How to create the ultimate chill night in

When you’ve been working tirelessly for days on end, it’s only fair that you treat yourself to a break. And there are few things more relaxing than a night in.

It’s an opportunity to catch up on some valuable ‘me-time’, as well as being a chance to invite a few select friends over for a catch-up.

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How do deal with unexpected financial emergencies #fuckofffund

Unlike a surprise present or a spontaneous weekend away, financial surprises aren’t usually as nice and you’ll need to know how to save money to deal with them well. Whether it’s an urgent car repair, a broken boiler or a toilet leaking through the ceiling, not many of us can easily weather the cost of such events.

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Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor

For women, knowing how to save money can be a matter of personal safety, allowing you to quit a job with a creepy boss or escape a bad relationship without having to worry about the rent. Whatever the scenario, burst pipe or broken-down relationship, it is important to know what can you do to make sure you’re prepared — and what can you do if you’re not.

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How to make time for yourself and beat burnout

Making time for yourself is really important, so it is little wonder that the concept of self-love is becoming increasingly popular as we all try to avoid the dreaded ‘burnout’.

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It is preached about all over social media, with Google searches for ‘self-love quotes’ or ‘self-love Instagram captions’ becoming increasingly popular — but are we practicing what we preach?

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Why earning money as an influencer is a feminist action

Google feminist influencers and you are met with listicles from the likes of Global Citizen, The Culture Trip, Evening Standard and Elle – but who decides what criteria makes for a feminist influencer?

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Photo by Greg Kantra

 

After reading Not Dressed as Lamb’s blog post on how much to charge for sponsored content, a sentence struck me and it dawned on me that earning money, decent and fair money, from your own blog or social media account might be enough to count as feminist action.

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Smooci – the app for escorts making sex work safer

Last month I learned all about Smooci, an app for escorts that has been referred to in the media as the ‘uber for escorts’. It started with a tweet. A PR was calling for bloggers/influencers who would be interested in attending a ‘sex-positive’ event.

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I am a liberal, free-thinking and young(ish) woman and I wanted to know more, so I dropped her an email introducing myself. The first line of her reply made me instinctively think ‘NOPE’.

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