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Despite the surge in body positive and self-love movements, we still live in a society that glorifies thinness. So it was no great surprise, really, when I stumbled across Perfect Me: Body Slimmer, an app that promises to “make you look much better than you are”.​Start searching and you’ll quickly find a cornucopia of applications […]

June 16, 2020

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Whether it’s professional or personal, we all experience rejection at some point in our lives and it can take a long time – months, or even years – to recover. Vogue provides advice to help expedite the bouncing back process… Marilyn Monroe was told by modelling agencies she’d have more luck as a secretary; Michael […]

June 16, 2020

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With the dos and don’ts of exercise and diet (my personal advice: do the former, don’t do the latter) pretty well covered, there’s been a shift in focus of late towards the final pillar in the Western world’s trinity of everyday-activities-we-need-to-relearn-for-better-wellbeing: Sleep. As adults, we appreciate of course, that sleep is good for us. We […]

June 16, 2020

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From sugar being enemy number one to juice cleanses, multivitamins and turning fat into muscle – many “wellness” trends just don’t stack up against scientific evidence. Vogue speaks to the experts to set the record straight. What health resolutions have you recently made? To give up sugar? Cut out carbs? Target stomach fat with daily crunches? Well, […]

June 16, 2020

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While meditation is not a replacement for therapy or other interventions for prolonged sadness or depression, research has shown that a regular meditation practice can help increase happiness and decrease irritability. It also shows promise for improving sleep, reducing anxiety and stress, and enhancing self-awareness—all of which are potential mood boosters. How can meditation help with sadness? All these […]

June 16, 2020

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Meditation is the practice of focusing the mind and developing awareness to help achieve clarity and calm. It is widely recognized for its incredible benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep and concentration, and increasing overall happiness. There are many styles of meditation that offer different ways to redirect your focus and attention. There’s not one […]

June 16, 2020

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My motivation here is simple: if you haven’t yet tried Yin yoga, I want to convince you to do so by the end of this feature. The most common response I have after teaching a Yin class is, to quote one student: “This is the yoga I’ve been looking for forever.” But as its founder, Paul […]

June 16, 2020

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The thing about yoga on Instagram is that – much like everything else on social media – it doesn’t quite reflect reality. I’d hazard a guess that 98% of the #yoga images you see are of a thin, white (but tanned), naturally flexible, 20-something girl in a bikini, on a beach, doing some variation of […]

June 16, 2020