Saturday, August 18, 2018

THE TROUBLE WITH WEDDINGS Expect drama even if you are perfect

Weddings. Who’d have one one? With the best of intentions and the fullest of hearts, they are always, ALWAYS, contentious. If you think yours...

THE ART OF THE BACKHANDED COMPLIMENT The encouragement you do not need

'You’re not half as fat as you look on the telly,’ used to be my favourite backhanded compliment when I worked on the box....

THAT POST BIRTH APPEARANCE Is Kate letting women down?

Kate Middleton emerging so gloriously from baby number three has sparked a slew of post birth stories on social media. ‘After my first birth,...

RICKY GERVAIS On humanity and why opinion trumps fact in a post truth era

Is social media turning us into a big bunch of uniformed, easily offended, pack mentality thicks? Probably. Unapologetic rabble-rouser Ricky Gervais certainly thinks Twitter...

HOLY GUACAMOLE! The vegans are coming! Why 2018 is the gamechanger for veganism

2018 may be the year veganism goes mainstream but be warned if you’ve just entered a new relationship or work in an open plan...

ALL THE LOVERS As Kylie Minogue turns 50 we look back on her biggest...

Why on earth would anyone feel sorry for Kylie Minogue for NOT tying the knot? Have you seen the list of gorgeous exes she’s...

CHRISTINA AGUILERA How wearing no makeup has become a political statement

Is it ever a good thing to be described as ‘unrecognisable’ without your makeup on? This week that’s how pop star Christina Aguilera has...

THE BEAUTY MYTH Selena Gomez’ hits back after bikini body scrutiny

We talk about sexism but aren’t women the worst offenders when it comes to breaking ourselves up into body parts to be judged and...

NEW FEMINISM Enough of the women supporting women baloney!

Listen, I’m all for equality but there are some elements to this new wave of feminism that I can only say #notmetoo. That whole...

DUMP TACKLE Why Leah Lyons was right to challenge her troll

Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. Fair enough Mark Twain...but sometimes...