How do deal with unexpected financial emergencies #fuckofffund [ad]

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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Three Instagram updates to know about right now

News hit the stands last week that Instagram updates for 2019 and 2020 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 in 2019 and 2020.

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3 ways to make a bathroom look bigger [ad]

There is nothing like staying in a chic or trendy hotel to give you some #interiorinspo for your dream home – and how to make bathrooms look bigger is a big part of this.

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One thing they all have in common is the need to fit a bathroom into every room and, of course, fancy hotels have a way of doing this and making the space feel huge.

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10 steps to buying art for your home

After spending hours searching Instagram for artists and thinking of ideas for both tattoos and art for the home, I started to do some research on how to buy the perfect piece of art for the home…

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Buying art for the home, as it turns out, isn’t quite as simple as seeing something and thinking: “I’ll have that.” Here’s the 10 steps I’ve put together to make the process easy and inspiring…

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11 things everyone loves about London [ad]

As I approach one month away from my home, I wanted to share a few of my favourite things about it with you all to add to your list of things to do in London .

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Why I’m moving home and dreaming about windows

This week I gave notice at my flat and at the end of the month I will be moving home, back in with my parents.

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Brooklyn, New York – Photo by Chris Barbalis

Considering I am closer to 30 than 25, and currently living with my boyfriend (P), this was not an easy decision to make. Even as I sent the email P asked me: “Are we crazy?”

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