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Scotlands best Highland bothy weekend adventures

Explore some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland with this pick of wilderness walks from a new guide to routes that take in free bothies Eastern Highlands Lochnagar and Gelder Shiel Stable bothy from Balmoral Why do it? An adventurous round of Lochnagars awe-inspiring north-east corrie from Gelder Shiel Stable, with grandstand views of the crags towering over the loch that gives the mountain its nameDistance 13 miles; 6.5-8 hours over two days (in summer conditions)Grade Straightforward Rising nobly above Royal Deeside, on the edge of the sprawling Mounth…

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Its so toxic: why were addicted to mean online gossip about women

I used to spend a lot of time reading snarky online comments about other womens lives until I decided to put an end to it for my sanity Its 3am and Im on Reddit. Im reading a thread of comments that number in the thousands, scrolling through missive after missive, unpopular opinions, all. Im reading about the women on this season for The Bachelor. Some commenters rip apart their fashion choices, others discuss the contestants faces, debating endlessly about whether this woman had fillers, that woman had Botox. Im breastfeeding…

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Wednesday Addams plaits and Jurassic Park chic: 14 style lessons

From haute gardening hats, to nettles dresses and sexy necklines, here are the trends that are coming for you for this spring/summer Ellie Violet Bramley, Leah Harper, Priya Elan Wed 19 Feb 2020 07.00EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Afraid of looking like a dunce when it comes to your fashion knowledge? Weve created a cheat sheet for the new season. Minimalism has gone eco Organic wool blazer, 680, vest, 210, and trousers, 460, by BITE. Trainers, 105, by Veja. Styling: Melanie Wilkinson. Photography: David Newby.…

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Am I happier because I’m thinner, or thinner because I’m happier?

Looking in the mirror, I feel happy with my new body shape. But thats not what body positivity taught me to do The first time I felt body euphoria was in an Old Navy dressing room. The floor was sticky with inexplicable customer gunk, a toddler was sobbing in the next stall and I was wearing jeans five sizes smaller than usual. I gaped at my reflection in awe. Its not just that the jeans fit; I could also see my collarbones, which had been hidden under layers of fat…

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How to pack for your holidays from plug adaptors to painkillers

Plan outfits carefully, stack things up Tetris-style and wear your bulkiest clothes on the plane Roll, dont fold, when packing clothes in a suitcase. Folding creases your clothes and takes up more room, whereas rolling compacts them and also makes them easier to fit into tight spots in your case. You can pile things up like a game of Tetris. When it comes to bulkier items such as jumpers, it is better to fold, but try to wear your larger items if you are flying. Not only does this save…

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