This summer sports stadiums will roar with noise, newspapers will allow sports coverage to escape from the back pages and pubs will be packed with eager fans watching the big matches.
So far, so usual, right?
Well not quite. There’ll be one significant difference about the world of sport in summer 2017: the stars at the centre of the excitement will be women.
From the England team winning the Women’s Rugby World cup in 2014 to the Lionesses stealing our hearts in the 2015 World Cup,
London attack: why we should salute the capital's unbreakable spirit in the wake of yesterday's atrocityWith Parliament in session and Londoners back at work, it's business as usual across the capital. Nick Curtis salutes the unbreakable spirit and remarkable acts of kindness that define our city
- Sea ice levels have now reached record lows at both ends of the planet, according to the latest data from NASA.
On 13 February the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice figures were at their lowest point since satellites were first deployed to monitor the ever-changing regions back in 1979.
Last month total polar sea ice on earth covered 6.26 million square miles, which is 790,000 square miles less than the average global minimum extent for the period between 1981 and 2010.
This is the equ
- Sumptuous luxury and a world class steak helps David Ellis relax during a weekend of Austrian culture
- You can't get along with everyone, but here's how you can cope
- The world is full of a beautiful mix of people, but unfortunately our differences can sometimes mean we struggle to understand each other.
On Reddit, people from the LGBT+ community have been sharing the misconceptions heterosexual people sometimes have about them.
From the naive to the downright insulting, here are just a few of the examples. “Just because you know another gay person does not mean we’re suited for each other romantically or even as friends.”
- A woman who was randomly body-shamed by motorists has shared a “brave” video urging people to carefully consider their actions and the impact they have on others.
Shauna Arocho, 27, shared the video on Facebook in which she tearfully explained that a car full of men called her “fat” while she was sat eating an ice cream.
Arocho, from Springfield, Illinois, asked people to think carefully about what they say to others and the repercussions that may have. “
- You've bought your new bike and you're keen to get in the saddle, but should you kit yourself out with specialist gear? Here we highlight the pros and cons of cycling footwear
- Turns out you shouldn't be using olive oil after all
- Grace Dent heads to E17 for Yard Sale's fuss-free pizza — but wishes they'd bring it to her living room
- Jemima Jones and Lucy Carr-Ellison make the most of blood orange season with this pink and perky ice cream
- A customer who lost her temper at a Starbucks barista sent him a heartfelt note to apologise, as well as a hefty tip.
The woman, known only as Debbie, became frustrated while going through one of America’s drive-thru Starbucks.
In her note, she explained that she had become agitated when the barista told her they’d run out of drink carriers and things soon became heated.A woman came through the drive through yesterday and got a little irritated with me because we didn't have drink ca
- Until recently Lily Jean Harvey was just an ordinary teenager studying for her A levels. Now she's following in Cara Delevingne's footsteps as the face of Topshop. She talks to Katrina Israel about backstage nerves and juggling school with the shoots
- She may be a fashion editor who sits on the frow but Emma McCarthy says she'll always be a high-street junkie at heart
- It revolutionised what we wear to work with its sculptural silhouettes and Scandi-cool aesthetic. As Cos turns 10, creative director Karin Gustafsson tells Clare Coulson about celebrity fans and finding inspiration in London
- Rave-style exercise classes, maca powder, Paleo. Health scene movements operate such a revolving door policy that keeping up with what’s valuable and what’s a waste of time is tricky.
To help you filter out the stuff that is likely to add positive impact your life, here are some fad-free ideas that are (relatively) easy to incorporate into your day.
1. Clean sleeping
Sleeplessness costs the UK economy £40bn a year, according to a 2016 study. But learning how t
- If you enjoy a tipple every now and then, and stick to well within the guidelines, you could be reducing your risk of heart problems.
That’s according to a new study which suggested that moderate drinking can cut the risk of suffering a heart attack, angina or heart failure.
Experts have, however, caveated that by saying exercise is far better for you than relying on booze to boost heart health.The study of 1.93 million people in the UK suggests drinking in moderation, classed as having no
- Nine women have died of a rare type of lymphoma that Food and Drug Administration officials now say may be caused by breast implants.
This form of cancer, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), has occurred more often in women with implants that are textured rather than smooth, the FDA said Tuesday.
As of Feb. 1, the FDA said it had received reports of 359 cases of the implant-related cancer, including the nine deaths. Of those reports, 231 cont
- WASHINGTON ― Oklahoma Republican Rep. Tom Cole is getting just a little bit tired of some of the more fervid members of his party’s tea party wing, and argued Wednesday that it’s about time for them to stop opposing everything and show they can actually govern.
Those members, many of whom are now in the House Freedom Caucus, are on the verge of sinking President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Such
- Divorce is hard, for all of the individuals involved. When your parents decide to get divorced, you may experience many different, overwhelming, and even conflicting emotions. You may feel torn between the two people you love the most, and you may even feel to blame for what has happened.
It is important to know that you are not the reason for your parents’ divorce, and you are not alone. No matter how old you are when your parents decide to go their separate ways – whether you are
- A seemingly simple video is offering an important message about autism.
On March 8, mom and blogger Mandy Farmer posted a video of her 6-year-old son zipping his jacket on Facebook. In the caption, she opened up about the significance of this small task for her family.“You know how we say autism families don’t take things for granted? This is what we mean,” Farmer wrote.
The mom said her son’s fine motor skills lag behind those of other kids his age. He can’t
- After visiting a new local park, 8-year-old Naomi Gwynne had an important request for the “park builders.” She wanted them to include a swing for her brother with disabilities and other kids like him.
Naomi’s mother, Miriam Gwynne, told The Huffington Post that she recently took Naomi and her twin brother, Isaac, to a new park near their home in Scotland. Naomi and Isaac both have autism. Isaac is nonverbal and has neurofibromatosis type 1 and learning difficulties. He is also
- Photographer Megan Soto knows the shaming that nursing mothers often face. She has a 6-year-old, 3-year-old and 22-month-old and has dealt with negative experiences during her breastfeeding journey.
This year, Soto channeled her struggles into a creative project. On March 15, she posted a powerful video called “The Shame of the Nursing Mother.”
“After being shut out of holiday dinners because of my breastfeeding, I asked nursing moms in my town to share with me instances when
- Pseudoscience has been enjoying a major resurgence as of late, thanks in large part to the leadership of our conspiracy theorist in chief, President Donald Trump. Public trust in scientific research ― not to mention in the concept of evidence itself ― has been steadily eroding as “fake news,” “alternative facts” and conspiracy theories are on the rise.
To some extent, this is understandable. As we’re inundated with more and mor
- How does a nice tall glass of brown murky water sound right about now? Pretty crappy, probably.
But for 663 million people around the world, it’s the only choice they have when they’re feeling thirsty and can’t access clean water.
That’s what inspired London-based beverage company One Water to develop a water bottle that appears to be full of muck you’d probably never want to ingest. The water is perfectly safe to drink, but a cleverly designed sleeve that wra
- Protesters unhappy with House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act descended on Rep. Darrel Issa’s (R-Calif.) district office Tuesday, where they lay on the office’s front lawn and held up signs designed to look like tombstones.
Roughly 300 demonstrators participated in Tuesday’s “die-in” at Issa’s office in Vista, California, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The protesters urged Issa to oppose the American Healt
- After a particularly exhausting few weeks with her kids, a U.K. mom of two shared some honest thoughts about sharing the “grittier” side of parenthood.
On Sunday, Yvette Lamb of Nottingham posted a photo of herself with her 3-year-old and 1-year-old sons on the Facebook page for her blog, Big Trouble In Little Nappies. In the caption, she offered a message about appreciating the gifts of her children while also being honest about the reality.
Lamb opened her post with a disclaim
- In one of the first seasons of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Oprah’s producers came up with a controversial idea: host a panel of white supremacist skinheads. The intention was to expose the group’s ignorance and confront their hate on national television. The reality, however, ended up being very different.
On that episode in 1988, the skinheads came with their own agenda and ended up being given an hour-long platform to spread their message of evil.
- Yesterday, the Trump White House placed the rusty patched bumble bee, one of America’s most important pollinators, on the endangered species list. It becomes the first bumble bee in the United States to receive federal protections. To make things clear, this wasn’t an act of genuine compassion from Donald Trump but the result of a lawsuit prompting the Federal government to take action.
Bee populations have been on the decline for decades due to pesticides, loss of habitat, and clima
- When our children get into cars, we make them buckle their seat belts. And when they learn to ride bikes, we teach them to wear helmets. But not everything that has to do with our children’s health and well-being is as easy to see as a helmet or as simple to reach for as a seatbelt.In countries across the globe, in food deserts here in the U.S. and, even, in many of our homes, children are not getting proper nutrition. And the consequences are tremendous: adequate vitamin and mineral intak
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- In 1970, Carol Corbin was a nervous, newly sexually active 19-year-old when she went to a Planned Parenthood clinic to get birth control for the first time. Instead she left with orders to get a tumor on her ovary looked at immediately. Follow-up tests revealed it was the size of a football, and Corbin had stage 3 ovarian cancer.
Decades later, Corbin, now 65, credits that Planned Parenthood clinic in Silver Spring, Maryland, with not only providing a “haven” for women seeking judgem
- Noise and nostalgia from the 2017 Members' Meeting
- By Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A.
This piece was adapted from an article first published on The Advocate for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, 2017.
The landmark Women’s March in January brought millions of people in America and around the world together in support of women’s rights, equality, expanding access to healthcare, and protecting the environment. As I witnessed legions of women, men, and children take to the street to make an indelible mark dur
- (Reuters Health) ― Drugs that treat hair loss and prostate enlargement are tied to a small increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to a new study from Canada.
The pills were not tied to an increased risk of suicide, however.
The drugs finasteride and dutasteride belong to a class of medications known as 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs). 5ARIs have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years by regulators in the United States and Canada because of a possible link to me
- NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.
The data shows how lead poisoning affects even a state known for its environmental advocacy, with high rates of childhood exposure found in a swath of the Bay Area and downtown Los Angeles. And the figures show that, despite national stri
- On Wednesday, news broke that women who carry extra weight around the waist have an increased risk of developing womb cancer.
A study found that for every 0.1 unit increase in the ratio between a woman’s waist and hip, the risk of developing the disease increased by 21%.
It’s estimated that one in 41 women will be diagnosed with womb cancer in their lifetime. But what exactly is womb cancer? And what are the symptoms women should be looking out for?What is it?
- Pampering isn't just for adults...
- Lena Dunham looks a bit different these days. Critics of the actress’ apparent weight loss have gone as far as to label her a “hypocrite” for slimming down, citing her longtime defiant stance against Hollywood’s toxic beauty standards.
Appearing on “Ellen” Tuesday, though, the “Girls” star reminded everyone that her appearance has no impact on her body politics.
“You always look great, but I know that you got a lot of flack for lo
- Young women are being forced to miss out on education because they don’t have access to menstrual hygiene products - and it’s something that needs to change now.
To tackle the issue, Bodyform has pledged to donate 200,000 free products to women and girls who are unable to access or purchase products for themselves or their families by 2020.
The move comes after charity Freedom4Girls said it had started handing out sanitary products in Leeds, as girls were missing school be
- Beyond the beaches, the paradise island is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered
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