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She may not have won Love Island, but Megan Barton-Hanson has truly won over the hearts of the public with her honesty about her past.

Taking to Instagram, Megan opened up about just how quickly her life has changed in the space of a year. She bravely shared her mental health struggles in the touching Instagram post: “How times have changed! This time last year I was in really a bad space. My anxiety was at an all-time high and looking back now I can see I was actually depressed.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Megan admitted she felt like her life was going nowhere. Her dreams felt like they were out of reach, but fast forward to 365 days later and her life has completely changed for the better.

She gushed about attending the TV Choice awards in a dress designed especially for her by Julien MacDonald.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She encouraged her followers to keep going no matter how hard life is for them: “I can’t quite believe that so much can change so quickly. If you’re feeling shitty today just know that everything can change.”

Megan’s honesty about her mental health issues will reassure her followers by showing them that things do get better, even when you feel like they won’t.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Just because you aren’t where you want to be it doesn’t mean you aren’t going to get there,” she wrote.

Megan stressed the importance of believing in yourself. “Stop being afraid of aiming high, stay focused on goals and most importantly try to enjoy the journey of getting there.”

“Sending you all love and huge thanks to everyone believing in me and helping me get to where I want to be.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Megan praised her boyfriend Wes who has been there for her since they left Love Island: “I love and appreciate you more than you know. Have a great day everyone. Dream big!” she added.

Megan’s positivity is simply infectious. Her upbeat and encouraging words have really lifted our spirits this morning.

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A Reddit user has shared the most moving list of things cancer patients will miss the most when they pass away. The emotional post really opens your eyes to just how valuable the little things are like kisses on the cheek and the smell of flowers.

The user shared: “The things my patients say they'll miss the most are NOT seeing the World Landmarks, buying fancy things, that new car, "living it up" party style, etc.”

The patients didn’t care about visiting Paris or seeing their favourite band in concert. The things they were going to miss were simple but so meaningful.

The full list reads:

Watching my sons throw a baseball

Listening to my grandparents tell stories

My girlfriend surprised me with a kiss on the cheek

Holding my wife in my arms knowing there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be

Gram's Sunday dinners and the whole family getting together

My dog

 

Seeing my fiancé smile and feeling his arms wrap around me

My daughter running to me when I get home

The smell of flowers and rain

The day I got married. I said I never would. And then I met her. And now I have to leave her.

Smelling the fireplace on Christmas morning with the family

All my friends

Watching my family sleep

The rush of weekday mornings. I know it sounds crazy, but I'll miss it. I'll miss the coffee, the crowded bathrooms, my wife's quick peck goodbye, the kids forgetting their lunch.. you get my point
Rain. Is that weird?

The heartbreaking list shows you that at the end of the day it isn’t about money or glamour, it’s about the people you love, those simple moments you experience every day, but ones you’ll miss more than anything when your time on this planet comes to an end.

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Love Island’s Megan has opened up about her decision to have plastic surgery. The reality star has defended herself in an honest interview with Cosmopolitan UK.

She admitted that she didn’t get the procedures done to impress others, but for a much more empowering reason.

The former glamour model urged people to be less negative about plastic surgery, admitting she doesn’t think there is anything wrong with it.

“I think if you want to do something to make yourself more comfortable, then why not?” she said.

The 24-year-old stressed that she doesn’t consider herself a role model. “I did it for me and no-one else.”

Megan revealed that she has had a huge amount of procedures done in her life so far: "I got a boob job at 19, and had another one when I got older and had more money to upgrade the surgeon! And I had my nose done and my lips filled. And the teeth.”

The Love Island contestant said she has nothing to be ashamed of. She got those procedures done simply to boost her confidence: “I've done what I’ve done because it made me me feel confident and comfortable.”

Megan argued that society has no problem with women going to the hairdressers, nail salon or beauticians to boost their confidence, so what is wrong with her getting a procedure that makes her feel good about herself.

“I get my lips done because I feel better, it doesn’t have to be a massive deal,” she shared.

Megan came in fourth place in the Love Island finale on Monday night.

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We've been told to cut it out and that it's not 'ladylike'… but it turns out cursing isn't actually all bad.

We'll admit that a few 'f*cks' are thrown around the office on a day to day basis (there's a lot of deadlines, OK?) so when we found out about this attribute, we were pretty damn happy with ourselves.

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Because do you know what cursing means? Honesty.

Yep, a new study from the University of Cambridge found that those who swear the most, lie the least.

During the research, 276 people were asked how often they swear and their choice curse words.

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The researchers also tested the participants' honesty by asking them questions about blaming others, cheating and taking advantage of other people.

Co-author of the study, David Stillwell, told the Daily Mail: "There are two ways of looking at it. You might think if someone is swearing a lot, this is a negative social behaviour.

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"On the other hand, they are not filtering their language so they are probably also not putting their stories about what is going on through similar filters which might turn them into untruths."

So basically, if you're around people and you're not afraid to use the F, S or B-bombs, then you're generally not too worried about how you appear in front of them.

A larger study in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science was also carried out recently which studied 74,000 Facebook users. 

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The researchers studied the amount of times a person would use profanities online, and it pretty much came to the same conclusion; users who kept their language clean wanted to look better online.

So, there you go. The next time your granny tells you to watch your language, don't listen (but by God, don't swear AT her…).

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Cheating is never okay. We know this. And yet, often we know it’s happening to someone, or at least have an inkling, but say nothing because it’s not our business.

After all, nobody wants to be responsible for ending a relationship and putting someone through the pain of finding out their loved one has been so disrespectful. But it’s also hard to sit back and watch someone have the wool pulled over their eyes, especially if it’s a close friend.

Earlier this month, a football fan at a game in Detroit really took the “total honesty” thing to the next level, when he passed a note to the man in the row in front of him – a total stranger – to let him know his wife had been texting another man during the fame.

“I don't know you & you don't know me,” read the note. “When you get home check your girl's phone. She's been texting "Jason" saying she wishes she was with him all day! Take care, wish you the best.”

Even though on paper this might seem like a morally upstanding thing to do, the man received criticism online for acting before he knew the full story and possibly leaving the woman in danger of domestic abuse.

What if you did know the full story, though? If it was a relative or best friend being cheated on (or doing the cheating), and you found it difficult to sit back and let it happen? It’s hard to know what the right thing to do is in that situation. If you reveal what’s happening, you can be 100% guaranteed of turning one person’s – if not two people’s – life upside down. That’s a hard thing to have on your conscience. Even if you’re not the one responsible for the cheating, your actions will still indirectly cause a lot of heartbreak and anger.

Irish people often tend to have a “don’t ask, don’t tell attitude” of keeping themselves to themselves and not interfering in other people’s business. For that reason, whistle-blowers are criticised for being nosey and meddling, rather than praised for being honest and forthright. By telling someone that they are being cheated on, you’re setting yourself up for resentment and anger from at least one party involved, if not both parties.

On the other hand, by letting the cheating go on, you are, in essence, condoning it.

The most important thing to keep in mind if faced with that situation is that you’re on foreign territory. This is not your life, it’s someone else’s. Put yourself in that situation and ask yourself if you would like to know what was going on. Maybe you would, maybe you wouldn’t.

If you do decide to reveal what’s going on, consider telling the cheater first and giving them a chance to come clean, rather than shaking things up without giving fair warning.

Cheating is never a positive move in a relationship, but simply knowing it’s happening doesn’t give you the automatic right to play God in someone else’s life, so tread carefully.

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