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Celebrity clicktivism - 'the most successful campaigns are powered by ordinary people'

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As celebrities line up to take part in another viral charity campaign, Brie Rodgers Lowery - UK Director of Change.org and Blogfest speaker - argues that when it comes to online campaigns, A-list support is just a footnote.

Ebola - dispatches from the front line

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As the Ebola crisis continues to rage, Rocco Falconer, CEO of Planting Promise - an educational social enterprise based in Sierra Leone - describes what it's like on the ground


Jo Swinson - 'It's astonishing how quickly confidence evaporates on maternity leave'

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It's been revealed that women aged 35-49 have the lowest satisfaction with their physical appearance of any age group. Here, Jo Swinson, Women and Equalities Minister and co-founder of the Campaign for Body Confidence, considers why.

Carrie Grant - 'when you have a chronic illness, you know your body best'

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In Europe, 40% of the population have been diagnosed with a chronic condition by the age of 15. Here, Blogfest speaker, vocal coach and Crohn's sufferer Carrie Grant describes how she regained control of her health.


'We need to teach young people about sexual pleasure'

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Alice Hoyle argues that teaching teenagers about pleasure as part of sex and relationships education is essential, because it is inextricably linked to consent - and says that we must get over our squeamishness.

Get 25% off your Blogfest ticket

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Fancy bringing a pal to Blogfest? Book 2 or more tickets using the code BloggerFriends and get 25% off the price! It's going to be cracking - talented speakers, gripping panel discussions and swanky goody bags - so join us on November 8! 


'I'm a mother, but my arms are empty'

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October 9 - 16 is Baby Loss Awareness Week. In this guest post, MN blogger Leigh Kendall - who lost her son Hugo in March - describes what it's like to be a mother with no baby, and urges other parents to be more sensitive.

Halloween crafts: add your posts to our linky

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Halloween is the perfect time for some creepy creativity. Whether you're crafting trick-or-treat costumes, conjuring up spooky snacks or getting down to some pumpkin carving, we'd love to see what spook-tacular ideas you've got up your sleeves. Do add your posts to our linky!

Last updated: 22-Oct-2014 at 3:01 PM