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Maisie Williams, AKA the legend that plays the single most badass woman on television, has opened up about her mental health in an interview with Fearne Cotton.

After emerging in the acting scene at an early age through her Game of Thrones role as Arya Stark, Williams has had to face a barrage of negative comments on social media since her fame originated.

Speaking to Cotton on her Happy Place podcast, the actress said that it became “impossible to turn a blind eye” to the ruthlessly mean comments. 

“It gets to a point where you're almost craving something negative so you can sit in a hole of sadness,” she added. “It's really bizarre the way that it starts to consume you."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her co-star, Sophie Turner, recently made an appearance on the Dr Phil show to discuss her own struggles with depression, citing social media as the cause. Hateful comments about her weight, acting abilities and skin were posted online, when she was just a teenager.

Maisie explained that she finds herself experiencing life-altering feelings of self-hatred, which must be incredibly difficult to overcome. “It's something I'm really trying to break free from at the moment," she said.

"I went through a huge period of my life where I'd tell myself every day that I hated myself. It got to a point where I'd be in a conversation with my friends and my mind would running and running, and I'd be thinking about all the stupid things I've said in my life and it would just race and race.

"We'd be talking and I'd be like 'I hate myself'.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Williams began attempting to discover why exactly these emotions were haunting her, and turned to her past for answers;

"So many of these problems are really linked to things in your past,” she explained, “as soon as you start digging and start asking yourself bigger questions than: Why do I hate myself? It's more: Why do you make yourself feel this way?"

The star confirmed that, at the moment, mental health is something she is “really working on”. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“One thing I learnt is that everyone is a little bit sad and it was really eye-opening to me to understand that I think," she continued. "The more we talk and the more we help one another, I think that’s really important.”

Well, we applaud Arya for opening up to the public. While it's not her responsibility, she's a huge role model for young women and we ADORE her.

As well as her stunning boyfriend, Reuben Selby, even though he said Jon Snow should have killed the Night King. IT WAS ARYA'S DESTINY, OKAY?

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The next time someone rolls their eyes at your casual swearing just tell them you were being honest.

And if that doesn't work, hit them with the facts, because according to new research, people who choose to express themselves through swear words may actually be more trustworthy than those who don't.

Take that, Mam.

A study published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal examined 276 people to find out how and why they curse.

The team, led by Gilad Feldman of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, asked the participants to make a list of their favourite swear words as well as a 'self-report' noting how many times they used them per day.

Subjects were also asked to consider any emotion they may associate with those words – e.g. anger, fear or frustration.

The foul-mouthed participants were then asked to complete a psychological survey to see how honest they are and rank how likely they are to lie.

When results were analysed, researchers found that those who used more profanities actually told fewer lies.

The study concluded: “We set out to provide an empirical answer to competing views regarding the relationship between profanity and honesty.”

“We found that a higher rate of profanity use was associated with more honesty.”

So, the next time you need to get something off your chest, grab your most foul-mouthed friend and pour your heart out in total confidence.

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The next time someone rolls there eyes at your casual swearing, just tell them you were being honest.

And if that doesn't work, hit them with the facts, because according to new research, people who choose to express themselves through swear words may actually be more trustworthy than those who don't.

Take that, Mam.

A study published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal examined 276 people to find out how and why they curse.

The team, led by Gilad Feldman of Maastricht University in the Netherlands, asked the participants to make a list of there favourite swear words as well as a 'self-report' noting how many times they used them per day.

Subject were also asked to consider any emotion they may associate with those words – e.g. Anger, fear or frustration.

The foul-mouthed participants were then asked to complete a psychological survey designed to test their honesty and rank how likely they were to lie.

When results were analysed, researchers found that those who used more profanities actually told fewer lies.

The study concluded: “We set out to provide an empirical answer to competing views regarding the relationship between profanity and honesty.”

“We found that a higher rate of profanity use was associated with more honesty.”

So, the next time you need to get something off your chest, grab your most foul-mouthed friend and pour your heart out in total confidence.

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You know that delighted feeling you get when you order a takeaway only to learn on arrival that you’ve been given extra food?

Well, imagine how you’d feel if your delivery came with $5,000 in cash.

After ordering chicken wings from Domino’s in San Jose, a Californian woman discovered that she had accidentally been given a container full of cash instead of her food.

But while most of us would take the 5k and head straight for the shops, honest Selena Avalos contacted the branch from which her food had been sent and alerted those working there of their mistake.

According to The Sun, the popular pizza chain rewarded the Spacetel Wireless manager’s honesty by offering her free pizza for a year.

And just for being a good person, Selena’s boss gave her a paid week off work.

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Let's face it, there's a lot of feelings when it comes to weddings. Some love them, some hate and some just go for the free food.

And just because it's your wedding day doesn't mean that everyone invited is suddenly going to jump for joy because you're getting married.

Most wedding invites come with a standard 'I accept with pleasure/decline with regret' formula, but these newlyweds-to-be decided to be totally honest – and we're just wondering if their invited guests were as truthful as they were.

Here's the invite below:

Yep, it's a lengthy one. But it hits every possible feeling about weddings that there is.

Would you be happy if this invite arrived in your door? Would you tell the honest truth or tell a little fib as to not upset the bride.

It sure is a witty one, but we're loving how humorous it is.  

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