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Nigella Lawson is a feminist goddess – her radical attitude to women’s bodies proves it | Chitra Ramaswamy

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Nigella Lawson is a joyful and triumphant salve at all times of year, but the food writer’s recipes and attitude to food are ripe for a Christmas binge. ’Tis the season, after all, of increased emotional labour for women and ...

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Losses mount at Victoria Beckham’s fashion label

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Victoria Beckham’s fashion label has sunk further into the red despite a 17% rise in sales. The former Spice Girl’s company, Victoria Beckham Limited (VBL), will file accounts this week that reveal an operating loss of £10.2m in the year ...

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From drab to fab: the six quickest ways to get Christmas party-ready

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Party season is reaching its peak but you’re all out of jazzy wardrobe ideas – sound familiar? Fear not. There are cheap and easy tricks to make any outfit appropriately festive and they’ll fit in your bag to come to ...

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The cult of ‘smellness’: what’s behind the extraordinary rise in sales of scented candles?

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Given that the world is falling apart, it seems odd to be talking about scented candles. Or maybe it doesn’t. As we hurtle towards Christmas, with deeper austerity and a possible no-deal Brexit on the horizon, a nice smell might ...

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Glad to be grey: how women changed the debate on hair colour

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The days when women are encouraged to cover up their grey hair until they are deemed old enough to allow their roots to show look to be numbered. The image-led social media site Pinterest has revealed that searches of “going ...

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Is this the haircut of a strong, independent woman?

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There’s a classic halloween episode of the Simpsons in which Homer receives a hair transplant from Snake, a criminal who has recently been executed. Slowly, Homer finds himself morphing into the bloodthirsty, chain-smoking jailbird: the hair is possessed. Homer, the ...

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Beauty tips: Disco nails to sparkle in the winter dark

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Sometimes it’s hard to party, verb. Sometimes the weight of having to enjoy oneself in a room of virtual strangers, especially at this time of year when darkness falls at four, is just too much. Which is where the party ...

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Cryo kits make you feel the right kind of cold

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You will all know by now that I’m addicted to a cold blast, that I get giddy from cold-water dips. I once heard that the reason that Pharrell Williams’s face looks so good is because he plunges it into ice ...

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Prada pulls figurines that resembled blackface from New York store

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Prada has apologized after some of its products displayed at a store in New York appeared to contain blackface imagery. The products, part of a line of goods called Pradamalia, were pulled after they prompted outrage and accusations that they ...

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The best beauty stocking fillers for £10 or less

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When it comes to Christmas stockings, creative, thoughtful curation is key. I enjoy the challenge of finding little luxuries for lower spend. This year, I have narrowed my options by seeking cruelty-free, preferably sustainable, items. I had not fully considered ...

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