5 things you should stop doing if you want to be happier

By @wearefeelgoodclub Feel Good Club share with us their five tips for being happier, through recognising and stopping negative behaviours and thoughts. 1. Comparing yourself to others Comparisons will never equal happiness, full stop. The thing about comparing ourselves is that we usually make comparisons against material things or what we see on the surface,…

It’s time to make menstrual cups mainstream

By Faye Saulsbury I was 9 when I first saw an advert for menstrual cups. It was stuck to the back of the toilet door at my favourite local restaurant. A decade later, it’s still there. Although the tiles, the lock and the taps have all been changed, the advert has evaded removal. Its corners are disintegrating but the writing…

Vegan creamy tahini mushrooms recipe

Vegan Instagram food blogger, @mummylentil, loves cooking for friends and family and takes inspiration from a wide range of different cuisines in their cooking. This week, they share with us a recipe for creamy tahini mushrooms, perfect on toast for a light summer meal. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 tbsp olive oil  2 garlic cloves (crushed &…

Four summer cocktails to make and enjoy at home 

Instagram food blogger Ella Broadbent (@mcr_food_blog) specialises in seeking out the best food and drink places in Manchester, while also sharing her own home cooking pursuits. This week, Ella shares some quick and easy recipes for four refreshing cocktails to make the most of staying home this summer.  Vodka Watermelon Spritz:  These are so refreshing and look amazingly vibrant– transform your back garden into a tropical poolside with just 3 ingredients!  Recipe for one…

Locked Down: Relationships in the Age of COVID-19

By Bethany Roth  *All names changed for anonymity * Lockdown certainly proved to be a momentous occasion in the lives of young couples up and down the UK. While some long-term couples used the excuse of being apart for the foreseeable future to break up, serial daters fretted at the thought of being alone. Meanwhile those in new relationships were forced to choose between isolating together or leaving…

Fingering: How not to leave your womxn feeling like a broken lift button

NOTE This is an article for anyone venturing downtown on a person with a vagina. Where I have used ‘womxn’ regularly, this is not to exclude anyone whose sexual experience is orientated around their (as our mothers would embarrassingly call it) foof. Fingering. A truly make-or-break moment of many sexual encounters. And whereas we love…

Candid Orange cooks: Chocolate orange marble loaf

In her latest instalment of the Candid Orange cooks series, Instagram plant-based food blogger Eilidh Anderson (@eat_with_els), show us another sweet treat. Chocolate orange marble loaf Ingredients 280 ml almond milk Zest of 2 oranges  4 tbsp orange juice 150 g dairy free butter 3 tbsp golden syrup 275 g self raising flour 175 g…

A guide to getting the most out of charity shopping

By Aimee Dyson As an increased number of news stories surface about the negative impacts of fast fashion, more people are turning to sustainable options to purchase their clothes. One increasingly popular sustainable fashion option is charity shopping, with their sales increasing yearly.   Here is a useful guide with some top tips about how to get the most out of charity shopping.  Have…

OnlyFans: The porn industry is changing, and womxn are taking control

By Olivia Stringer One of the world’s most popular porn sites, Pornhub has been under immense fire recently after it emerged that videos containing abuse of womxn and minors were very slow to be removed from the site.  This has caused many people to boycott Pornhub and a petition to permanently shut down the website and have its executives held accountable for aiding trafficking has received over a million signatures. Journalists at Vice have criticised…