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Supporting your parent in their remarriage wedding, ring, marriage, relationships, May Loonam, Kettle Mag
When one of your parents tells you that they're remarrying, it can trigger a range of emotions. Annoyance? Happiness that they've found someone else? Even disappointment in yourself for feeling annoyed? We'd all like to think that our parents know that we'd always want to be there to support them, but understandably they might be...
The social media teatox teatox, social media, culture, health, May Loonam, Kettle Mag
After just a quick Google search, and in a matter of seconds, I'm presented with over 200 different 'teatox' or diet tea products, all with similar names and even more similar branding. It's a trend that's impossible to avoid on Instagram as everyone and their mum in the reality show sector is promoting them online....
EMDR: An integrative approach 1-1252345575zP0s.jpg
When I first found out about EMDR therapy, I was instantly intrigued. I found the concept of a therapy based on a scientific theory really interesting. EMDR (or Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach originally used to treat victims of trauma. Integrative psychotherapy brings together elements of different therapy, and is based...
How mobile dating has changed the way we meet people Couple_01.JPG
Call me old-fashioned, but getting the infamous swipe of approval just isn’t the same as face to face contact. It may be a cliché but I know speaking for myself, and girls that I know, being asked out face to face is much more special. I’m not talking about a random grope and an “alright...
Kylie Lip Kits: Cute or a Con?
Let me ask you a question, would you pay over around £20 for a single lipstick? Those readers that can afford this lifestyle, I kind of hate you. To the rest of you, this seems ridiculous right? It seems the Kardashian’s and the Jenner’s could whack their name on any product at the moment and...
F.O.L.O – Fear of Life Offline FOLO, Fear of Life Offline, Life, Online, Offline, Internet, Technology, Media, Social Media, Kettle Mag, May Loonam
Everyone is probably familiar with the phrase F.O.M.O (aka Fear Of Missing Out) but there is a new kind of fear brewing within most of us, F.O.L.O (the dreaded Fear Of Life Offline). F.O.L.O refers to that gut-wrenching feeling when you see that Chantelle has snapchatted a story of her night down at Trebles with...
Why autumn is my favourite season autumn.jpg
Whilst most people are probably already in mourning of summer 2015, I cannot wait for autumn to fully kick in. To me there’s nothing worse than sticky humidity and the guilt of not fitting into my shorts. The colours, the food, the fashion and the new start – autumn is definitely my favourite season. Food...
Women’s season: why I’m glad I’m a woman black-and-white-woman-shoes-stiletto.jpg
On the surface it may seem that women do get the tough end of the deal. From those cramps to being catcalled by charming men in white vans (yes I realise this is a massive, but not necessarily false, stereotype). We get a pretty rough deal from the media when it comes to expectations on...
What does ‘Project Harpoon’ say about our perception of beauty? 11707-a-woman-measuring-her-belly-pv.jpg
Social media accounts posting original images of “plus-sized models” alongside photo shopped alternatives, where they had been noticeably slimmed down, were taken down last week after a mass media backlash.  The official ‘Project Harpoon’ accounts have now been removed by Facebook and Instagram after users and members of the body positive community commented on, shared and reported the...