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Childfree and Proud pt. 1 – Mombies, daddicts and me

Childfree and Proud pt. 1 – Mombies, daddicts and me

Feminism, Investigations, Society, Specials
“I have been called a mutant and told that I lack the maternal gene” Jena, 32, lives a pretty normal life and considers her family complete without kids playing around her house. A few years ago, she even paid for her husband’s vasectomy as a gift when they got married and never looked back. Kirsty went through a similar process by getting a sterilisation first and, more recently, a total hysterectomy (a procedure that has the uterus and ovaries removed). For these two women, the word “doubt” never existed in their vocabularies despite being looked down on whenever they expressed their ideas in public.     “You will change your mind when it’s your own” seems to be the most common response women and men tend to get when the kids subject arise in family gathe
Beautiful Christmas photos of London and Where to take them

Beautiful Christmas photos of London and Where to take them

Christmas, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. Find out how your Instagram page can too. We looked back at the English summer through photos of Cornwall beaches, now it's time to count the days until Christmas. London takes Christmas makeover very seriously. Every street, every house, everything has the scent of Christmas at least two months in advance. Needless to say, when those Christmas lights come on, the expectations are high, but London never disappoints.   The dazzling Christmas lights tradition in London began in 1954 when retail stores and businesses arranged for a display through the Regent Street Association. The aim at the time was to show that post-war London has not lost its light. The tradition has been around ever since. The new star of Doctor Who
Mirai of the future review: An enchanting story of childhood

Mirai of the future review: An enchanting story of childhood

art, Arts, culture, Culture, Entertainment, film, Film & TV
Anime genius Mamoru Hosoda portrays, in his latest picture, the beauty within day-to-day life through a child’s eyes. There is a time in every sibling’s life where envy is deeply endured, time is temporarily interrupted and attention is immensely craved. This is the inevitable moment in which childhood meets maturity- that is depicted so poignantly and innocently by director Mamoru Hosoda. In this charming film, Kun (Moka Kamishiraishi) a 4-year-old boy who is accustomed to the undivided attention of his parents, experiences the challenging phase of becoming a brother when his baby sister, Mirai, arrives home. Kun’s furious tantrums lead him to experience the visit of three fantasised characters like an early Christmas Carol, which include his recently deceased great-grandfather,
Was word of the year wasted?

Was word of the year wasted?

Culture, Lifestyle
Collins Dictionary has just announced their word of the year: single-use. In a year of activism and politics, how can just one word be picked to represent 2018? BREAKING! The Collins Word of the Year 2018 is... single-use ♻ Discover the full shortlist & find out more: https://t.co/zPFXYBvXzb #CollinsWOTY #WordOfTheYear pic.twitter.com/gojH2f4P8Z — Collins Dictionary (@CollinsDict) November 7, 2018 Also making the shortlist for word of the year were terms such as ‘#MeToo,’ ‘gammon,’ ‘VAR,’ and ‘floss.’ An argument could be made for each of these as to why they should be word of the year. #MeToo sparked a powerful movement that is still making waves today and holding abusers accountable. Collins notes that the phrase has moved past just a hashtag and evolved to be part of ou
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