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Get house-trained

There are three simple rules to being a good house guest

Sarah Oakes Seriously, pack up your dirty underpants, people.

Violent celebrities

Seven high profile men the public arena could do without

Sarah Oakes If we treat these men the way we are treating Bill Cosby then it will show we truly are listening to the victims and their stories.

Cute homewares

13 animal-themed homewares to make any room painfully cute


Sarah Oakes Finally, a decorating theme we can all get behind.

Scandinavian-style DIY

Eight cute homeware projects even novices can pull off


Sarah Oakes Because nothing beats being able to say, "Oh, this? I made it myself."

Arty inspiration

Seven homes of amazing female artists


Sarah Oakes There's no better place to find interiors inspiration than from women who use their home both as a place for living and a space for being creative.

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down: US prisoner of war Mike Durant reunites with the aid worker who saved him

As told to Sarah Oakes Suzanne Hofstetter was the only person allowed contact with Durant during his time as a POW. This is her story, retold over 20 years later.

Hillary 2016

Why are we talking about the link between menopause and politics?

Sarah Oakes All of a sudden, ovaries in the Oval Office are a big topic of discussion.


Can IKEA save your relationship?

Sarah Oakes Assembling IKEA furniture is now a tool in couple's therapy.

Famous stays

You can stay at the homes of creative icons on Airbnb

Sarah Oakes Inspiration from the greats from just $110 a night.

Why you should call yourself a mistress

Ideally I think we could do away with suffixes altogether.

Sarah Oakes (Or at the very least, a Ms)

Cute workspaces

Six reasons you should treat yourself to a new study

Sarah Oakes Science, money, your health - there are many factors besides rampant consumerism that mean you really deserve a new study.

Living small

Could you live in an 8 square metre house?


Sarah Oakes What we can all learn from the tiny apartment craze.


Why Salt-N-Pepa were 20 years ahead of their time

Salt-N-Pepa onstage back in 1995.

Sarah Oakes The progressive '90s hip-hop trio wrote the anthem for every modern young woman exactly two decades ago, writes Sarah Oakes.

Everything wrong with Meghan Trainor's 'Dear Future Husband'

A screen shot from Meghan Trainor's

Sarah Oakes A 2015 response to the 60s letter Trainor should never send.

It's official: Hillary Clinton would run for President as a woman

Apart from being sexist and unfunny, Paul's fake Clinton account breached Pinterest's rules.

Sarah Oakes Turns out 'being a woman' is now a much hotter ticket than it was in 2008.

Vintage vinyl

How to start an excellent record collection


Sarah Oakes With its crisp sound and stunning sleeves, it's little wonder vinyl's a big deal again. We got some starter tips from a lifelong collector.

Daily Life during the holidays

Sarah Oakes Over the holiday period we will be running "best of" stories from our favourite contributors.

Stella Young

Remembering Stella Young: disability advocate, social commentator, comedian

Everybody's Buisness: Taking action to prevent and respond to violence against women with disabilities conference. Pictured Keynote Speaker Comedian Journalist and Disibility Advocate Stella Young. 140814LP16 Picture:LEANNE PICKETT

Sarah Oakes One of our favourite writers and activists Stella Young passed away on Sunday.

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Mean Tweets

Hear Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears read mean Tweets

Gwyneth Paltrow

Sarah Oakes This never gets old.