Without periods, there would be no human race. After all, the only reason they happen is so that the world can reproduce. This makes periods sound rather noble – but don’t be deceived; they’re not. They’re actually the bane and dread of every womb-bearer of a child-bearing age. When you’re in school, there’s maybe half […]Read more "Things boys should know about periods"
Some of you may remember that last year, I wrote about how to do Valentine’s Day the single way. Of course, I still entirely stand by what I wrote – but this year, it occurred to me that I’d neglected to help out the people actually in a relationship. And seeing as though last year I […]Read more "How to do Valentine’s Day without being annoying"
Remember when you were 8 years old, running around the playground happily singing songs you didn’t quite understand? Or when on a spare evening, you’d meticulously rehearse ridiculously literal dance moves in a spare corner of your bedroom, playing music from tapes you’d recorded from the radio? Those were good times, right? Well, I’m really […]Read more "Inappropriate Pop Songs From My Childhood"
One night last week I logged into Netflix with the intention of absolutely not watching Revenge of the Bridesmaids again, to find that an exciting new original series had been added to the service. The show was called Orange is the New Black, and the advert for it seemed intriguing enough for me to pop on […]Read more "Why I love ‘Orange is the New Black’, and why you should watch it"
When I mention that I’m celebrating Hump Day, often people ask me ‘what is this Hump Day you speak of?’ or ‘errrr, excuse me?’ I don’t know why this amazing weekly occurrence is so little-known – but today, my purpose is to publicise and celebrate the joy of this underrated day. Therefore, today’s post is a special Hump […]Read more "HUMP DAY: What is Hump Day, and how do you celebrate?"
Design Manager at Facebook, Caitlin Winner, noticed that in the old Facebook friends icon, the woman glyph was positioned behind the man – and that she was a slightly smaller silhouette at that too. She didn’t like this, and decided to change it: ‘as a woman, educated at a women’s college, it was hard not to […]Read more "Boys, your privilege is showing: the male response to the new Facebook friends icon"
Happy 25th Birthday cheeky chops! Because you’re so far away, I can’t give you an actual present – so I decided to write one instead. With the help of the internet, Facebook friends and my mother (soap fan number 1), here’s a catch up on stuff from England. But just before I go into that […]Read more "Happy Birthday Lauren!"
Mondays are always slightly pain-inducing, but they’re even worse if you’ve had a cack weekend. And boy, did I have a cack weekend. Bank Holiday? Bank Schmoliday more like it. So, here’s some fluffy stuff that made me feel slightly less like screaming. Also, I ran around my empty home wailing ‘Let It Go’ at the top […]Read more "News for the Monday Blues – 26/05/2014"