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It’s a whole year since Big Little Lies premier back in 2017 as a limited series. However, after winning Golden Globes, Emmys and proving such a big hit, HBO announced as second series which is due to be released in 2019.

Based on a book of the same name, it follows the seemingly perfect lives of Madeline (played by Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (played by Nicole Kidman) and Jane (played by Shailene Woodley), as they unravel to the point of murder.

As one of the best TV series of 2017, it is definitely worth a watch.  However as Big Little Lies aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK, you wont find it on Netflix.

Instead, in the UK you can legally watch series 1 episodes on Amazon for £2.49 or you can buy the whole first series for £12.99. If you love to binge watchthe first series can be streamed on  NowTV when you sign up for its entertainment pass – FREE for a 14 day trial and £7.99 afterwards.

BIG LITTLE LIES Trailer (2017) Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman - YouTube

Series 2

Series 2, which has just finished filming is described by HBO as exploring “the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode… the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.”

Exciting stuff! We’re getting ready to clear our diaries!

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Today Sophie Gradon’s boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong confirmed the Love Island 2016 star’s death on Facebook.  He posted a picture of them together and wrote “I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always.”

Tributes from many of Sophie’s Love Island co-stars and fans have since been posted on Twitter.

Zara Holland from the 2016 series tweeted “I’m beyond heartbroken, I’m in shock. My gorgeous girl, why.  you will be truly missed, I will think about you every single day.”

I’m beyond heartbroken, I’m in shock. My gorgeous girl, why. 😢😭 you will be truly missed, I will think about you every single day. The nicest, kindest, caring, hard working girl I have ever met. Sending all my love to your family. I love you x @sophiegradon pic.twitter.com/PqqPeb4PA7

— Zara Holland (@zaraholland11) June 21, 2018

Oliva Buckland also tweeted “Awful awful news this morning. I am gutted. I am so sorry the world failed you”

Awful awful news this morning. I am gutted. I am so sorry the world failed you. You were such an intricate, creative, intelligent soul. Words fail me.

— Olivia Buckland (@OliviaDBuck) June 21, 2018

Love Island host Caroline Flack posted “So very sad. Such a beautiful soul …. such a beautiful smile …thoughts and love with friends and family @sophiegradon.”

And Holly Hagan from the reality show Geordie Shore tweeted “@sophiegradon you were only helping me battle the twitter trolls yesterday rest in peace beautiful.”

@sophiegradon you were only helping me battle the twitter trolls yesterday 😩💔 rest in peace beautiful ❤️

— H O L L Y H A G A N (@HollyGShore) June 21, 2018

During Sophie’s time on the ITV2 show, she spent most of the series in a couple with Tom Powell.  She also made history by being the first openly bisexual Islander and later formed Love island’s first same-sex couple with Katie Salmon.

Katie tweeted that her “smile would be remembered forever.”

Fly high beautiful so high! 💎❤️ pic.twitter.com/JPrqQgkPqC

— Katie Salmon (@katiesalmon24) June 21, 2018

Sophie was also crowned Miss Great Britain 2009 and the competition tweeted “Shocked beyond belief!!!! RIP @sophiegradon sending all our love to Sophie’s family at this incredibly sad time xx

Shocked beyond belief!!! RIP @sophiegradon sending all our love to Sophie’s family at this incredibly sad time 😔xx

— Miss Great Britain ® (@Official_MissGB) June 21, 2018

According to the BBC Gradon, “took part in a talk earlier this year about the impact of social media on children. Psychologist Emma Kenny, who took part in the same event, described her as an “utterly lovely woman”.

Police comment

Northumbria Police said:

“At about 8.27pm yesterday (20 June) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased.

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. A report will now be prepared for the coroner.”

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Fashion influences are all around us. Between Insta-worthy looks and red carpet stunners, we update our looks to reflect what catches our eyes and our hearts. What we wear is an important expression of ourselves. So, who do we have to thank for our wide array of fashion choices?

Some point to influencers like Kim Kardashian who recently won the CDFA’s first ever ‘Fashion Influencer Award’.  But despite have more than 100 million Instagram followers not everyone is convinced about Kim’s impact.

For some trends, it’s difficult to attribute a certain driving force that brought it to the mainstream eye. However, for others, the icon who stormed through the fashion industry and pioneered the change is as clear as day.

We take a look at the best female fashion influencers over the decades and how we can echo their iconic styles in 2018

The cocktail dress: Marilyn Monroe

A whirlwind of bright lights, romances, and stand-out fashion choices. Marilyn Monroe was, and still is, regarded as something beyond even a screen icon for some.

Living in a world that still shackled women with a predefined expectation of ‘modesty’, Monroe was a bold and beautiful example of fearless change. She stood out from a crowd of high necklines and long skirts by effortlessly blending elegance and attraction, redefining what it meant to be sexually attractive. Her most famous style choice was the embodiment of this – that white cocktail dress.

A post shared by Marilyn Monroe (@marilynmonroe) on Sep 15, 2017 at 3:46pm PDT

The famous white dress was worn in 1955’s The Seven Year Itch and everyone knows the scene, even if they don’t know the film. A gust of air from a subway gate sends the skirt of Monroe’s dress billowing, with a semi-coy attempt to fix the situation from Monroe herself. Bare arms, a low neckline, and a beautiful backless cut was, at the time, a racy choice for any 1950s woman!

Monroe stunned the world again with her dress of choice as she sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to President Kennedy in 1962. Sheer, strappy, and drenched in over 2,000 crystals, the dress was as iconic as the moment itself. Once again, Monroe had presented the fashion world with a classy style of sex appeal.

A post shared by Marilyn Monroe (@marilynmonroe) on May 19, 2017 at 9:23am PDT

It’s easy to see why many connotate Monroe with the phrase ‘bombshell’. Her perfected art of elegant sexuality defined and dignified left jaws agape. In the wake of her death in August 1962, another fashion trend would continue to shake off the requirements of muted modesty in women’s clothing – the miniskirt.

Channeling Marilyn Monroe in 2018

Reflect Marilyn’s enviable silhouette with an on-trend bodycon dress, perfect for embracing beautiful curves. Or, echo the halter-neck style of her famous cocktail dress with a halter-neck of your own. Halter-neck jumpsuits are brought to the next level of class with a pair of heels. And if you want to dazzle as she did, look out for pieces with diamante embellishments to make every day feel like a birthday!

The miniskirt: Mary Quant

British designer Mary Quant wasn’t about to let the world fall back to its dull, draping fashion. Lighting a fire under the revolution for women’s fashion, Quant brought the miniskirt crashing into the mainstream fashion industry for the Swinging Sixties.

A post shared by CAAFD.NODD (@caafd.nodd) on Jun 20, 2018 at 7:11am PDT

Quant was no stranger to trying out shorter cuts, and in 1964 she created the miniskirt in her London boutique. With a name tied to the Brit’s favourite car, the miniskirt was cut around six inches above the knee. This was a huge shift at a time where skirts were expected to hang above the ankles, not the knees!

It caught on like wildfire, and miniskirts were soon being worn by icons such as Goldie Hawn, Jackie Kennedy, and Jean Shrimpton. But, as the 1960s faded into the 1970s, the popularity of the miniskirt began to fade too. It wasn’t until Debbie Harry updated the look with a PVC twist that the miniskirt enjoyed a second wind, with Madonna carrying the look into the 1980s at the MTV Video Music Awards. Britney Spears kept the look fresh for the 90s by pairing the short skirt with an equally short cropped top.

The miniskirt continues to cause ripples of controversy today, and is held as a symbol of rebellion in the fashion industry.

Styling the miniskirt in 2018

Miniskirts are still abound in 2018, with a fresh update of frills. You could give a nod to your rebellious side with this year’s big trend: skorts, a perfect 1960s-meets-2018 choice.

Bell bottom trousers: Cher

We’re heading from the 1960s to 1970s now with the rise of Cher’s famous flared trousers. Before Cher adopted the look, bell bottom trousers were primarily linked to British and US Navies. But Cher made the look her own, and flared trousers became her iconic look throughout her time on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour in 1974.

Sometimes the bell bottom jean is associated with the hippie movement as much as they are linked to Cher. But Cher was the catalyst for bringing the style into the limelight for both men and women, sparking the idea for androgynous fashion choices.

With such a powerful influence as Cher behind it, the bell bottom trousers became the most iconic look for the 1970s.

Bringing bell bottoms to 2018

If you aren’t quite ready to channel the retro look to its fullest, why not pick a pair of black palazzo pants? These look fantastic with a cropped top and heels, balancing on-trend with a nod to nostalgia. A floral Bardot top with a pair of nude culottes makes for a beautiful boho look with a wink to the 1970s fashion icon.

The little black dress: Audrey Hepburn

Wrapping up our trip through the decades, we have the staple of any woman’s wardrobe. Arguably without equal, the LBD is an icon and timeless fashion piece. And it is Audrey Hepburn who is credited with the look’s legendary status, namely for her role in 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Like Monroe’s white cocktail dress, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t know the scene even if they’ve not seen the film. A black Givenchy dress, long gloves, simple yet beautiful pearls…Hepburn etched the perfect image upon the silver screen.

In truth, the LBD was launched way back in the 1920s, with Coco Chanel’s feature on the cover of Vogue. It was titled ‘Chanel’s Ford’, for its accessibility and simplicity.

What makes the LBD so fluently wearable by all? Chanel herself summed it up when she said: “Black wipes out everything else around.”

Hepburn certainly seemed to wipe everything else around and stand out with prominence in people’s minds: people adored the LBD for its elegance and ease. It’s also worth noting that Hepburn’s dress was meant to be much shorter, but at the discretion of the film bosses at the time, the dress was amended to prevent it showing too much of her leg.

Wearing the LBD in 2018

Of all the fashion discussed here today, the LBD is without a doubt the most accessible. And the best thing about the LBD is you can pick it up in a variety of different styles and cuts and it’ll still look amazing. A bodycon LBD will look amazing for any occasion, while a fishtail designed LBD would turn heads at any special night.

There are many more fashion icons who have ignited the fashion world and inspired us through the decades. Have some fun by turning your 2018 wardrobe into a trip through fashion memory lane and pay homage to these incredible female icons.

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Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under. Every year, around 3,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with the disease and two sadly die from it every day.

Luckily, there is a free cervical screening system in place to spot the signs before cancer can develop. It may be best known by its decidedly unsavoury nickname, the “smear test”, but it saves 5,000 lives a year in this country.

There is a lot of confusion about what this malarky involves and all sorts of questions are typed into Google every day. So we thought it was about time we gave you the full lowdown (and by full we mean full, no blushes spared) on the whole shebang.

If we’ve missed anything out, let us know in the comments and we’ll answer your question for you:

How is cervical cancer caused?

In 99.7% of cases, cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This is a common virus that can be transmitted through skin to skin contact in the genital area. It is so common, in fact, that four out of every five sexually active adults will be infected with some form of HPV in their lives. In the majority of cases, this does not lead to cervical cancer, as the body’s immune system will clear the virus by itself without you ever knowing that you had it. Certain strains of HPV are considered high-risk because they are associated with the development of cervical cancer. While others are deemed low-risk because they can cause other problems such as genital warts.

Do I need a smear test if I’ve never had sex?

The risk of getting cervical cancer is really low if you have never had sex. The risk is still there, though, as HPV lives on the skin around the whole genital area, so do still go and get tested. Condoms can help but they aren’t enough to protect you from it fully for the same reason, so only practising safe sex won’t necessarily have ruled problems out either.

I don’t have any symptoms so presumably, I’m fine?

The symptoms of cervical cancer can be barely noticeable, which is sadly why many women are diagnosed too late to be cured. There are some more obvious signs such as bleeding after sex and pain during sex, but these can easily be misattributed to other things like your period and contraception playing up. Don’t assume you’re fine until that result comes back clear.

I haven’t received an invite but my friends have

Smear tests are offered to all women over the age of 25 in England and 20 in Wales. You should receive an invite in the post but if you’re wondering where yours has got to, give your doctor’s surgery a call and make sure they have the correct contact details for you. This is one party you don’t want to miss.

The facts about HPV (without subtitles) - YouTube

I’m scared it’s going to hurt

First of all, just because your friend said it hurt, it doesn’t mean it will for you. “Hurt” can mean many things, ranging from slightly uncomfortable to unbearable pain, so don’t get too hung up on other people’s negative experiences.

It is women experiencing menopausal symptoms who are most likely to find smear tests uncomfortable, as well as those who struggle with vaginal dryness. If you suffer from the latter, let your nurse know, and they may be able to use a lubricant and/or a smaller spectrum.

These days, most nurses use plastic speculums, which are more comfortable than the old metal jobs and look less scary too. Putting this in will only “hurt” if your vaginal muscles have tensed up. Realistically, being a bit anxious won’t make this happen, so try not to get anxious about getting anxious, like I did.

I struggle with anxiety

Being told to “just relax” is the most stressful thing. You want to scream “I’m trying to goddamn relax, I can’t help being anxious!” and all it does is make your hands more clammy. I know.

So here’s how I did it:
  • Book an early morning appointment so you don’t have the whole day to worry about it.
  • Get to the doctor on time. Not late, but certainly not early either. If you get there early your heart will start racing in the waiting room as you’ll have nothing to do but dwell. Don’t give yourself the time and opportunity to get worked up.
  • Do some deep breathing and focus your mind on something, anything else (this is especially useful when you have followed the above tip but your appointment has been delayed!).
  • Go in and pretend you don’t care. Pretend you are someone who is totally chill with the whole situation and refuse to think otherwise. That’s what I did and the nurse told me that it was “great how relaxed I was as most people are anxious”. Oh the irony. Time to rethink a career in acting?

Other tips: Tell the nurse that you’re anxious. My friend did this and they had a nice chat about a hen do she was going on that weekend and it took her mind right off the whole “this stranger is staring at my cervix” thing. Or take a friend with you for moral support.

If you have had a negative smear test experience in the past and cannot face trying again, you can buy home testing kits. We recommend going to the nurse for peace of mind that they have done it properly and give you an accurate result. But if that’s not an option for you, ask a medical professional to recommend a DIY kit.

Smear tests: the facts - YouTube

I’m embarrassed about showing my vagina to somebody I don’t know

I think it’s fair to say that many women feel like this. It’s a private part of the body but, to be frank, you need to get a little perspective here.

Your nurse will have seen literally thousands of vaginas. Vaginas do not bother them. They will not think your vagina is weird, they will just think it is another vagina for them to look after that day. They think of them like arms and legs. I PROMISE. When I went for my smear test, my nurse had her appointments up on her computer screen. She had done five smear tests that morning already and it was only 9am. She was also absolutely lovely.

Remember that you can request a female nurse. Plenty of women do this (I would have done were the nurses at my surgery not all women anyway), so there’s no need to feel awkward about it. Male nurses are professionals, not pervs, but they understand. Just as female nurses understand why some men would prefer to see a male nurse to discuss a penis problem! Sometimes it’s just easier to relax knowing the other person has the same bits as you. It’s cool.

If you plan on having children in the future, medical staff will be seeing your vagina. So you may as well get it out of the way now. Put it this way, I am now totally unfussed about a doctor seeing my vagina because I’ve been there, done that, sadly not got the sparkly sticker because at 27 I’m too old, sob.

MY FIRST SMEAR TEST - YouTube

Do I have to get naked?

No. You will be asked to undress from the waist down but if you’re wearing a loose-fitting skirt. You can keep this on and simply remove your tights and knickers. The nurse will give you some paper to preserve your modesty.

Speculum…explain please

It sounds super medical but really, all this much-maligned piece of gear is, is a piece of plastic that holds your vagina open so your nurse can see your cervix clearly to swab it.

Swab…explain please

Swab does not mean scrape. The nurse will not scrape your cervix. It’s more of a gentle sweep but you won’t feel anything. I was waiting for the swab but the next thing I knew she had merrily declared “All done!” and that was that. Bam, done, bossed it.

Do I have to put my feet in stirrups?

Sometimes there will be stirrups on the couch and you’ll be asked to put your feet in them, but not always. My nurse simply asked me to bend my knees as if they were in stirrups, then make my hands into a fist and put them under my lower back to prop things up. It felt silly and we had a chuckle about how unglamourous it was (led by me, not once did I feel like she was laughing at me).

How long does it take?

My last smear test took all of three minutes, so time commitment isn’t an issue here.

What do you think of cervical screening (smear test)? - YouTube

When should I book it for?

You can go for a smear test whenever, so long as you aren’t on your period. Ideally, go in the middle of your cycle, so around two weeks after your period. This is because the cervix lowers after ovulation, making it easier for the nurse to locate it, get a better sample of cells and get the job done quickly and painlessly.

Can I have sex before my smear test?

If you use spermicide, lube or any form of barrier method such as condoms then don’t have sex less than 24 hours before the test as the chemicals on these contraceptives may affect the results.

When will I get my results?

The NHS guidelines state that you should receive your results by post within two to six weeks. Mine took just 8 days to come through but it depends on where you live.

I’m anxious about getting my results

This is understandable as we have all heard horror stories about cervical cancer. If someone close to you has cancer it can feel even more nerve-wracking. But remember, cervical screening is not about diagnosing cancer. It’s about detecting changes to cervical cells (“cervical abnormalities”) before they can become cancerous. Realistically, you are highly unlikely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer from a smear test. It’s more likely that you’ll receive one of the following results. Here’s what will happen if you do:

Negative

Hurrah! Your cervix looks healthy and you will be invited for another smear test in three to five years. If you notice anything abnormal before then, see a doctor. Between 90 and 94% of screening results come back clear.

Low-grade changes

Don’t freak out. This simply means that some changes were detected to your cells. But they are not worrying doctors at this stage and will likely go back to normal without treatment. One in 20 screening results show low-grade changes.

Moderate to high-grade changes

One in 100 results show moderate changes, also known as dyskaryosis, and one in 200 show high-grade dyskaryosis. You will be sent for a colposcopy for further investigation. Check out this page for more information on that but, in brief, it is a more detailed look at the cervix using a special microscope instead of the naked eye. It will feel the same as a smear test, with only the speculum going inside your vagina. If you need treatment to remove any abnormal cells, your doctor will advise on what will be best for you, from cryotherapy (freezing) to biopsy. To repeat: it is highly unlikely you will require this, so do not meet trouble half way!

Cancer

Less than one in 1,000 results show invasive cancer. It is extremely rare for cervical cancer to be diagnosed from a smear test.

Traumatic past experiences mean I can’t face a smear test

The My Body Back Project is a cervical screening clinic especially for women and trans men who have experienced sexual violence. It is also a place where rape survivors can self-test for STIs. The clinic was founded to meet the needs of women who wanted a space to be in full control of their bodies.

The clinic is designed to help women a year or more after their traumatic experience and recommends seeking care and counselling prior to attending for a screening.

The staff are all female and there is the option to book in for an initial consultation with a Sexual Violence Health Advocate for support throughout the process. This service is offered for free in partnership with Bart’s Health NHS Trust. Email bookings@mybodybackproject.com to book an appointment.

Read More: How To Care For Your Vagina, By A Sexual Health Nurse

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‘Love Island‘ – our summer addiction is back, but it’s not just the flirting, banter and muggy behaviour that has had us hooked. The shopaholics among us are once again enjoying the nightly fashion show of the islanders’ enviable wardrobes.

Last year, an Instagram feed was set up purely to help us find their clothes in the shops. However this series, the feed has vanished leaving us all scrolling through heaps of shops looking for THAT dress.

To speed up the process we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up where to buy the most lusted after outfits.  The shops include Missguided, ASOS, Pretty Little Thing, I Saw It First and more.

Just click on the photo and you will be taken to its page.

Dani

Laura

Megan

Samira

Georgia

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Ever feel guilty for wasting half of Saturday in bed? Or hitting the snooze button so many times on Sunday morning, it’s way past an acceptable brunch hour when you do rise from your slumber? Well, we have the perfect excuse for you to roll over and forget the world, because having a lie-in at the weekend is better for you than you realise.

New research claims that catching up on sleep after a busy week can actually make you smarter, healthier, and less stressed out. A recent study published in the Sleep journal discovered that people who were able reduce their sleep deficit over the weekend had lower Body Mass Indexes (BMIs) than those that didn’t. BMI is a way of calculating healthy body weight using actual weight and the height of the participant.

The study was undertaken in South Korea with a random sample of 2,000 participants between the ages of 19 and 82. Researchers interviewed them about their weekday and weekend sleeping habits, as well as their mood, medical conditions, and height and weight. They linked an extra hour in bed to a 0.12 decrease in BMI.

Speaking to Reuters, the study’s author, Dr Chang-Ho Yun, said that not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and the metabolism.

“Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality,” he said.

What’s more, the study went on to imply that lie-ins can also increase brain function. Getting more sleep allows your brain to process information better and increases short-term memory function.

Guess what we’ll be doing this weekend without feeling bad about it…

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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run II tour stopped in London this weekend.  And as if seeing music royalty perform a banging show wasn’t enough. They only went and dropped a new surprise album titled “Everything Is Love.”

The announcement took place on Instagram with this image of the album cover.

A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jun 16, 2018 at 2:29pm PDT

And on YouTube, they posted the first album’s first music video titled “Apes**t”.  The Ricky Saiz directed video was shot in May at the Louvre in Paris and features amazing art backdrops including the Mona Lisa.

APES**T - THE CARTERS - YouTube

Signalling a new era in their music careers – that includes a rapping Bey, “Everything Is Love” is Beyoncé and Jay Z’s first album together. Beyonce’s last solo album – Lemonade was released in 2016 and she talked about cheating. Then a year later Jay Z asked for forgiveness on his own album 4:44. This new album is credited also includes a cameo appearance from Blue Ivy an is credited to “THE CARTERS”.

As always, social media went crazy last night with fans loving their new work.

BEYONCE AND JAY Z JUST DROPPED NEW JOINT ALBUM I AM NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR ANY HUMAN CONTACT FOR NEXT 6 WEEKS SYSTEM SHUTDOWN WILL REBOOT AFTER ENTIRE ALBUM IS UPLOADED TO HARD DRIVE AND BEATS AND LYRICS MEMORIZED GOOD BYE WORLD

— Monica Raymund (@monicaraymund) June 16, 2018

beyoncé raps better than yall’s faves lmao never underestimate the queen #EVERYTHINGISLOVE pic.twitter.com/onmU0tbYtZ

— ‏ً (@jjeoni) June 17, 2018

im lowkey tired of praising Beyoncé every time but bich we must give credit where credit is due. this is greatness! 😭 #everythingislove pic.twitter.com/4Lc1kL3eKW

— legends only (@narryyonce) June 17, 2018

Most talked about lyrics

The couple used the nine track album to talk about their relationship, money, drugs and fashion.  In addition, they use the lyrics for some MAJOR call outs and clapbacks to some of the biggest brands and celebrities.

Here are some of the most talked about lyrics so far:

Superbowl

On Apes**t, Jay-Z seems to confirm rumours that he had been asked to play the 2018 halftime show, but turned down the offer.

“I said no to the Super Bowl/ You need me, I don’t need you/ Every night we in the end zone/ Tell the NFL we in stadiums too.”

Spotify

During the track “Nice” Beyoncé confirms her choice to keep Lemonade as a Tidal exclusive.

“Cause my success can’t be quantified/ If I gave two f****, two f**** about streaming numbers/ Would’ve put ‘Lemonade’ up on Spotify/ F*** you, f*** you.”

Forbes

On “Boss” Jay-Z seems to be rapping about recently topping the Forbes’ recent list of richest hip hop stars.

“My great-great-grandchildren already rich/ That’s a lot of brown children on your Forbes list.”

Grammys

Also on “Apes**t” Hov has a message for the Grammys after he received zero awards this year despite gaining the most nominations for the night.

“Tell the Grammy’s fuck that 0 for 8 shit / Have you ever seen the crowd goin’ apes**t?”

Where can I listen to Everything Is Love?

Everything Is Love is out now exclusively on Tidal where you can start a free 30 day trial before a subscription of £9.99 or £19.99.

Sorry, Spotify and Apple Music fans but the new album is not currently available within your platforms.

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Up until now, it has been totally legal to take a picture up a woman’s skirt without their permission, completely invading their privacy. Called ‘upskirting’, there has been no law against this undignified act, whether the victim notices it is happening or not – and if they have noticed and reported it to police, there has been nothing to charge the perpetrators with.

However, thanks to an online campaign started by Gina Martin last year, new laws are finally making their way into our justice system. Hoorah!

The legislation

Confirmed today by Justice Minister Lucy Frazer, the government will back a new private member’s bill – a proposed piece of legislation that wasn’t already in the ruling party’s manifesto – to make upskirting a specific criminal offence, brought to parliament by Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse.

It’s not known how long it will take to get written into law, but with full government support, the legislation should be in place very soon.

The punishment

Up until now, upskirting it has only been considered punishable under the Sex Offences Act if the images contain genitalia. So any pictures taken that only show underwear or not full genitalia haven’t resulted in criminal charges, despite it being a completely violating act.

However, the new law will mean taking a picture up someone’s skirt without their consent could land you up to two years in prison, or in extreme cases, see you put on the sex offender register.

It’s already illegal in Scotland under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.

The campaign

This is all happening thanks to campaigner Gina Martin, 26, who experienced upskirting first-hand at a London festival last year. After calling police on the man responsible, she was told nothing could be done due to the lack of a chargeable offence.

Her online campaign has since amassed over 100,000 signatures, as well as support from the likes of Holly Willoughby, who has publicly spoken out about the injustice.

The post It Will Soon Be Illegal To Take Pictures Up A Woman’s Skirt appeared first on Shevolution.

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The eighties called, they want their wardrobe back… But we’re not ready to give up one of our fave trends of the moment, and that’s the trouser suit.

The good news is, this new wave of tailoring isn’t just about boring and frumpy grey and black work suits that are about as inspiring as a traffic jam – they’re bright, bold and colourful (much like in the eighties!), coming in a variety of shades and shapes to suit everyone.

Whether you love a slim and dandy check ensemble or a bright yellow short set, there’s a power suit out there for us all. So we’ve had a go at picking out some of the best on the internet right now, ready for you to slip on and get on with running the world.

Happy shopping!

Missguided Pink Pleat Culottes and Pink Skinny Tux Jacket Blazer, £60

Topshop Pistachio Suit, £79

Stradivarius Grid Check Blazer and Trousers Co-ord, £45.98

New Look Mid Pink Marl Cropped Trousers and Double Breasted Blazer, £54.98

Boohoo Danii Big Monochrome Stripe Duster Jacket and Belted Trouser, £37

Missy Empire Julie Black Pink Stripe Cigarette Trousers and Evie Pink Black Stripe Blazer, £62

Miss Selfridge Petite Yellow Tailored Co-ord, £64

Zara Gingham Check Trousers with Belt and Blazer, £79.98

PrettyLittleThing Bright Green Straight Leg Tailored Trouser and Oversized Boyfriend Fit Blazer, £53

Unique 21 Longline Blazer and Tailored Trousers, £79.50

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Aaaah Little Mix. Since the four-piece pop sensational smashed the X Factor back in 2011, it feels like there’s barely been a moment when their catchy tunes haven’t dominated the charts. From their debut Cannonball to their recent summer jam Reggaetón Lenton, they really are THE girlband success story of the 2010s.

However, cracks in their refreshed version of Spice Girls feminism for the present day are starting to show. In fact, it’s becoming very apparent that their ‘thing’ is little more than surface-level chants of empowerment. Much like a f**k boi saying he’s a huuuge fan of a new band, despite having never heard any of their music, just because they’re pretty cool at the time.

Throughout their stardom, Perrie, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Jesy have been praised for being a sparkling picture of female friendship, but there’s also a distinct lack of knowledge of their cause that sees them slipping up again and again. Still, they continue to stick sisterhood front and centre of their brand, with little commitment to improving the situation for their less privileged sisters. Let’s examine the evidence, shall we?

*That* Black Magic video

Little Mix - Black Magic (Official Video) - YouTube

Where. do. we. start.

This problematic video sees the four bandmates go to college as awkward, geeky – and therefore ‘unattractive’ – girls, before transforming themselves into *hotties* for the attention of a boy they fancy, all while casting a nasty spell on his current love interest to get her out of the picture. Oh boy.

First of all, it’s in a place of learning – somewhere young girls go every single day, so seeing it reflected in a music video clearly speaks directly to their daily lives. But rather than sending the message that you should be working hard and focusing on your work – because smart is sexy, ladies – it does quite the opposite, putting the emphasis on changing how you look for the attention of men. While. you’re. at. school.

Plus, it reinforces the idea that girls are there to compete with each other for the attention of said men. Honestly.

“I wouldn’t say we’re feminists”

We know that Little Mix trade off of a culture of female empowerment and sisterhood, but the girl group have yet to confirm that they are feminists, instead opting to profit off the messaging and social struggles without doing anything for the movement. But that could be because they’re still not sure what feminism actually is.

In fact, in an interview in 2013, Perrie said: “I wouldn’t say we’re feminists… we don’t hate our men… We’re just very passionate about girls sticking together and the sisterhood of things.”

Oh dear, oh dear. With millions of young fans hanging on their every word, this definition is very damaging, when, in fact, feminism has zilch to do with hating men. It’s about striving for equal opportunities for men and women, which is something they often seem to empower their young female fans to do. Instead, they’re rubbishing the concept of feminism, all while continuing to claim its core values as their own to sell records.

Generic girl power

While the foursome have spread some great messages about women, they’re yet to use the ‘f’ word or show any solid support for specific women’s issues, leading some people to view their wishy-washy brand of sisterhood as nothing but a convenient marketing ploy.

Take, for example, their awkward skirting around the issues of Trump, the women’s march and reproductive rights in this interview: vacant, generic and completely non-committal. And let’s not even get started on their support of Theresa May…

Little Mix | Full Interview - YouTube

Sadly, this shows that when Little Mix are given the chance to speak out about actual women’s issues, they don’t. They smile, they giggle, they give a forgettable answer and move onto the next question, passing up valuable opportunities to make women’s voices heard.

BUT I’ve got the Power

While we’re on the subject of faux feminism, let’s talk about their recent banger of a track, Power. It’s a killer tune, which points to female empowerment from all angles. Apart from one tiny word that makes a whole lot of difference. Take, the chorus:

“You’re the man, but I’ve got the, I’ve got the, I’ve got the power.”

But? BUT? But implies that the man innately has the power, so a woman claiming that power is something other than the norm. But tells women that they should expect men to be in control, be above them, be worth more, and simply take first place in all respects.

Now, you could say this is often true of real life, but when you’re a band encouraging women to own their lives, bodies and everything around them, automatically putting them in second place does exactly the opposite. All it needs is a tweak from ‘but’ to ‘and’ to restore the balance and put men and women on a level playing field, exactly where they should be.

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