Marie Claire: The Naked Issue: Yoliswa Mqoco For Menzi Children’s Home

The Naked Issue campaign is synonymous with Marie Claire: it is daring, provocative and body–positive, and it aims to accomplish something meaningful. Support the campaign by donating directly to the charities on the Marie Claire page in the link at the bottom of the page. The Naked Issue is brought to you in partnership with Arthur Kaplan. #MCNaked2017

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Cosmopolitan: This Cambridge student shut down trolls who claimed she only got in because she’s black

Courtney Daniella is a student and YouTuber.

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For most of us the idea of going to Cambridge or Oxford, is as much of a dream as Hogwarts…yeah I don’t think that D in GCSE maths is gonna get me far tbh.

But for one woman it’s very much a reality. Daniella Courtney is a YouTuber and beauty blogger, who just so happens to also be a Cambridge student.

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Cosmopolitan: Here’s why it’s so important to have friends at work

Friendships in the workplace have a deeper impact on your happiness than you realise.

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“I’m not here to make friends.” Some people tend to take this reality-show trope to heart whenever they begin a new job — it’s best to keep things professional, right? But, it turns out, having work friends can impact your life for the better.

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Cosmopolitan: Why women experience ‘Impostor Syndrome’ – and how to beat it

It’s time we stopped feeling like we don’t deserve our own success, and start going for it.

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If you’ve ever felt inadequate or been plagued with self-doubt at work, then you’re not alone.

Many people experience the constant, nagging feeling they’re going to be unmasked as a fraud at any minute, despite overwhelming evidence saying otherwise. It’s a phenomenon that blights most high-achievers – and it’s called Impostor Syndrome.

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Cosmopolitan: This is why Kate Middleton doesn’t sign autographs

If you’re hoping to get a framed napkin with the Duchess of Cambridge’s signature on it for your bedroom wall, think again.

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We’ve seen the Duchess of Cambridge try everything from pretzel-making to rowing on her recent royal visits, but there’s one thing you won’t catch the Duchess doing. Unfortunately for any Kate Middleton fans, she and other members of the royal family are not allowed to sign autographs, and there’s a very specific reason why.

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Huffpost: Fit Fix: Celebrity Choreographer Aicha McKenzie’s Morning Fitness Routine Will Make You Rethink Yours

‘I never work out to punish myself for what I’ve eaten.’

Celebrity choreographer Aicha McKenzie made her mark as a dancer after working with the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Madonna.

She then went on to choreograph iconic events including the London 2012 Olympics and many Brit Award performances.

Huffpost: Serena Williams Says She Has To Be ‘Twice As Good’ As Maria Sharapova Because She’s Black

Serena Williams has suggested she has to work twice as hard as white tennis stars to gain public admiration, due to the colour of her skin.

In an interview with Vogue, the 35-year-old said she believes people think she’s “really tough and really mean and really street”.

“I believe that the other girls in the locker room will say, ‘Serena’s really nice.’ But Maria Sharapova, who might not talk to anybody, might be perceived by the public as nicer. Why is that? Because I’m black and so I look mean? That’s the society we live in. That’s life,” she said.

“They say African-Americans have to be twice as good, especially women. I’m perfectly OK with having to be twice as good.”

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The Guardian: Chris Brown discusses abuse of Rihanna: ‘I felt like a monster’

In a new documentary, Brown goes into detail about the 2009 fight where he seriously bruised Rihanna and was later arrested

Reconciled … Chris Brown and Rihanna at a basketball game in 2012. Photograph: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

R&B star Chris Brown has talked about his past abuse of ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who was left bruised and bleeding after Brown attacked her in February 2009.

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The Guardian: Breaking the code: How women in Nigeria are changing the face of tech

Female developers are emerging as influential forces in the country’s booming technology sector – but the stigma persists that computing is a ‘male industry’

‘The demand for tech talent is now such that it cannot be met by men alone’ … two women work on projects at an all-female boot camp run by Andela in Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Mohini Ufeli/Andela

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