Advice that will – for reals – change your life

March 8, 2015

It’s International Women’s Day, and do you know how many people have asked me to write an advice article in honour of such a great day? None, but I’m doing it anyway.

Six times I got being a girl oh-so wrong

February 20, 2015

I was the first child my parents had and they really wanted a daughter… but they got me. Growing up, I was a total tomboy. I was on a football team, I loved playing outdoors in the dirt with my male friends, having a kick about, catching frogs. I still have a scar on my foot from playing army, I refused to even be in the same room as a skirt and I even had a slingshot, for crying out loud. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were my heroes, and I wanted to a be a Power Ranger (specifically Pink Ranger, because I had the biggest crush on Red Ranger – no one was in any doubt about my sexuality).

How to be successful on Tinder (for girls)

February 16, 2015

For some reason, people seem to think I am a Tinder expert. If they have any funny stories, they tell me. If they have any dodgy interactions, they tell me. And if they need any advice, they ask me.

How to survive Valentine’s Day as a sad single

February 2, 2015

[Adopts Sean Bean/Ned Stark accent] Valentine’s Day is coming.

‘The little victories of former fatties’ or ‘6 alternative reasons to lose weight’

January 14, 2015

There are many, many health related reasons why you should lose weight. Being overweight can increase your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. It can affect your mood, your confidence and the ease at which you can tackle stairs. Like being a smoker or a boozer, we all know that being overweight is bad for us, but that doesn’t mean people want to do something about it, or even if they do, it can seem like a pretty daunting task.

Five reasons why New Year’s Eve is EFFIN AWESOME

December 31, 2014

One thing that has always baffled me is people who cry on New Year’s Eve. I bloody love New Year’s Eve, and not just because it’s one big party, my reasons run so much deeper than everyone drinking too much bubbly and singing in sync.

Five alternative ways to get over your ex (at Christmas time)

December 28, 2014

And now, for your festive edition of: how to get over your ex.

21 things I learned in 2014

December 15, 2014

Every day’s a school day, that’s what they say. Well for me, 2014 has pretty much been a degree in what-the-fuck-is-going-on and, come New Year’s Eve, I am confident I will graduate with a modest 2:2.

10 reasons it’s OK (if not preferable) to be single at Christmas time

November 26, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, nearly, but the big coffee chains have launched their festive menus, the lights have been switched on and you can’t even go shopping without hearing at least 16 different versions of ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ so just let us have this, OK?

17 very real online problems… and you won’t believe what happens next

November 12, 2014

Ah, the internet. It’s hard to imagine life without it, but the scary truth is that if you’re our age (which we’re calling mid-late twenties) you can remember a time before your digital world became your actual world.

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