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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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Winners of Love Island 2019 revealed?

The date of the Love Island final has not even been announced and we might already know who the winners are. It turns out there is a science to predicting who will win…

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Three Instagram updates to know about right now

News hit the stands last week that Instagram updates will be trialled in Canada, which will see the app hiding the photos likes and video views of other users.

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Everyone has been talking about it (by everyone I mean every Influencer I follow). What people might have not heard, is that this is just one of three Instagram updates that are possibly on their way to the social media app.

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