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We all do it. Remember that absolutely mortifying thing you did seven years ago in school that you can't seem to shake off?

The anxiety of saying "you're welcome" instead of "thank you" when someone holds the door open for you, the sheer sweat-worthy fear of falling down (or up) the stairs on your bus, you name it, and we've worried about it.

We've always assumed that our furry little friends simply don't have these worries, but now SCIENCE (gasp) has disproved this, and we're shook. 

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The Royal Society scientific journal has published a study which supports the result that doggos struggle to nod off if they have anything troubling them, meaning that we're not as different as we think.

All that time that you lay in your bed, pondering that terrible moment when you asked your friend how their grand-dad up the North is getting on in his nursing home, and they reply that they are, in fact, deceased, leaving you stewing in shame.

The time in work that you were wandering around with your knickers tucked into the back of your skirt, the time you threw up at the local disco after one Blue WKD, even the time you said "keep the change" to the lad in Spar, and it was only a five cent coin.

Doggies apparently sit up and ponder their embarrassments and worries too, maybe they get anxiety about the lack of 'good boy' praise which they received that day.

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"Does my human still love me?" They think, as they rest their head on their paws, with a slow, violin concerto playing in the background.

"What if they actually don't like cleaning up my poop?"

"What if they send me to the pound and I get embroiled in the local gang war between the Pug Thugs and the Rottweiler Pilers?"

They stare glumly out of the rain-splattered window, tossing and turning following a negative experience at the dog walking park that day.

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The study stated that dogs tend to fall asleep much faster following a negative day, presumably to escape from the terrible consequences of the day.

We still think of the horrendously awkward things we were doing in 2005, forever looking up at the blank ceiling searching for answers…


Hailey Bieber has anxieties, just like the rest of us.

The model and new wifey to Justin Bieber himself opened up to her fans via her Instagram account last night, vowing to get far more open about her troubles online.

"Stepping into 2019 I want to be more open, I want to be more open about the things I struggle with, and be able to be more vulnerable," she described in the post, below.


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"I’m a 22 years old, and the truth is no matter how amazing life may look from the outside I struggle…"

Battles with confidence appear to be a daily dilemma for young women, with society continuously placing pressure to look perfect on their shoulders.

"I’m insecure, I’m fragile, I’m hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry," she continued. 


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Hailey's honesty revolves around her self-esteem, describing how every single day is a "confidence battle";

"I have had more days than I can count where I’ve found myself scrolling through Instagram comparing myself, comparing my looks, feeling like I’m not good enough feeling like I lack so many things and really struggling to be confident in who I am because I constantly feel like I’m just not good enough." 

"I'm a human.. I'm a young woman, I'm learning who I am and, it's REALLY FREAKING HARD. It's hard finding who you are, but what's even harder is being picked apart and compared to other women while trying to do that," she opined.


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Hailey explained at the conclusion of her post that she's not "writing this for a pity party," rather for her fans to see their own beauty inside and out.

"It would be incredible if other young girls and women could find it in themselves to lift each other up, to stop making other women who are struggling JUST LIKE THEM, feel incompetent and less than," she asked for her fans to see the positive side.

"We ALL have flaws, and that will never change. What I do know is, God made us individuals for a reason, with our own beauty, our own personalities, and our own story because there's a specific plan and purpose for each and every human created and he makes no mistakes!!"


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The famous model has taken social media breaks before, as well as opening up about the difficulties of Instagram negativity and trolling;

"Whenever I take breaks from it I feel so much better so much happy as a person.. the second I come back on I get immediate anxiety, I get sad and I get worked up," she typed in one of the images.

The constant media attention and focus on her appearance unsurprisingly takes its toll.

"The negativity screams so loud."


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Baldwin has spoken about the impact of social media on her relationship to Sorry singer Justin Bieber;

 "It's hard to focus on your well being and mental health when each time you open Instagram someone is tearing apart your job, or your relationship or essentially any of the things in your life that are positive."

She finished, "I won't let people make me feel like I'm doing something wrong by enjoying my life and being happy."

You go girl, everyone deserves to feel confident and positive in their own skin, no matter how big a celebrity they are.



As of all of the 1D lads, Liam Payne has a vast legion of fans watching his every move.

And when the star shared a selfie on Instagram during the week, his followers became very worried about his well-being.


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In the pre-gym photo, fans flooded his account with comments, saying he was looking very thin and wondered if he was of ill-health.

Whether he has lost weight, or it's just the angle he's taken the pic from, we hope he's doing well!


We all get stressed from time to time – for an uncountable number of reasons. 

Whether it's about work, college, family or your love life, it's something many of us simply can't avoid. 

Not only does it suck up your energy, it puts you in a bad mood, and eats away at your desire to do anything interactive. 

Some stress is healthy, yes, but when you over do it, it can lead to these nasty side effects. 

It makes you exhausted

When you stress, your brain to releases a hormone called cortisol into your bloodstream to help your body deal with it. 

BUT it totally backfires if you stress too much. Frequent freaking-out can cause your brain to limit the amount of cortisol it sends to your bloodstream, which makes you feel really tired, all day, everyday. 


It makes you break out

When you really stress out, hormones called androgens in your body spike, causing acne to flare up. It can also cause other parts of your body to produce nasty rashes.

You can always use a topical treatment to try and stop the spots, but in reality, when you stop stressing, the blemishes will go away. 


It makes you gain weight

A recent study found that dieters who learned stress-management techniques were more successful at losing weight than dieters who didn't.

The connection between reducing stress and losing weight could be that it helps cut back on stress binge-eating. So be careful what you eat next time you have a freak out.


You could lose some hair

Just like a spike in androgens can cause your skin to break out, it can also cause your hair to shed more than usual. The unfortunate side effect is only temporary but it could get worse if you worry for a continued amount of time.


It makes your back ache

When you stress, your heart rate and blood pressure rise and your body pumps out more hormones to help with your fight-or-flight response.

This combo can cause your muscles to tighten up and amplify the aches you get from day to day.


It's often touted as the best time of your life – and in many ways it is: after all, your 20s is the decade that brings with a load of amazing milestones.

Renting; graduating; jobs; travel and great friendships: it's all actually pretty awesome.

You have the freedom to do pretty much whatever you want, with none of the responsibilities and stresses of the likes of home-ownership, marriage, and children (hello there, 30s!).

Let's face it though; your 20s can also be a pickle – full of uncertainties, broken hearts and set-backs. In fact, at times it's easy to let the pressures of your third decade get to you.

But the weight of the world is heavy thing – and not every little hiccup merits getting really worked up over.

So here, SHEmazing! details the top six things that women aged 20-29 need to chill out about…


1) The life-plan:

Yup, your mam and dad (actually – the entire extended family) are pestering you for 'the plan,' but when it comes down to it… you're just not sure what you want to do. It's easy to get distracted by friends too; especially when a load of your closest mates get sorted with jobs and internships mere moments out of college. 

Well, for one – the whole "what am I doing with my life?" question isn't just for your 20s; that's something you'll be asking into your 30s, 40s and beyond.

And no one has all the magic answers either. In fact, you're probably doing pretty well as it is. So cut yourself some slack. It will all be fine in the end.


2) Dieting:

Most people pack on a few pounds during their 20s. We like to call it 'the swell'.

So your body changes – so what? Seriously, the amount of 35- and 45-year-olds who look back at their 25-year-old selves and wonder: "why did I ever worry – I looked fecking cracking back then!"

Because, in all likelihood, you do look cracking. Focus on being healthy and eating well and being able to run for the bus without medical intervention, rather than getting worked up over a number on a clothes tag. 


3) Being a bad-ass:

Women, especially women in the workplace, still worry about being a 'bitch'. Getting on with people is definitely a good thing, as is making an effort, being polite and being personable. 

However, speaking your mind; standing up for yourself; saying loud and clear 'no siree, I'm not that kinda gal,' is just as important.

Sure, you'd rather not 'make a fuss,' but playing your part is vital. And every time you do, it gets a little bit easier next time.

Maybe you get shot down anyway – but whatever the outcome, be proud of your mind – and your ability to speak it.


4) Social media:

We do it ourselves: we stick up our best pictures, taken at the best angles, in the most glamorous settings. We share the highs and ignore the lows.

And yet we still assume that EVERYONE else has this amazingly gilded life full of parties and beaches; expensive shoes and beautiful people.

Stop! Snapchat and Instagram are NOT real-life; NOT everyone on Facebook is getting engaged or getting married or jetting off to Thailand. Remind yourself as often as you need to that comparing yourself to others is pointless – especially when those others are only offering a gilded portion of themselves.


5) Contraception:

Deciding on contraception can actually be stressful, problematic, and confusing. You worry about the side-effects, not to mention that niggling two percent – or five or ten percent – margin of error: the 'well sure you might just get pregnant anyway,' window. To all that we say: relax.

Do your research and chat to your doctor about ALL your options: being prepared and taking responsibility for your own sexual health goes a looong way to placating worries.

Otherwise, simply take things when you're supposed to, and use everything exactly according to manufacturers' instructions – then get on with having fun.


6) Ditching friends:

When you're young and in a big group, you do everything with your squad: you socialise together, go to college or school together, and pretty much breathe the same air as one another. 

But that changes over time – and sometimes your 'bestest ever' mate at 21 is not necessary your closest buddy at 24.

That's no bad thing – nor should you worry about streamlining your group down to a handful of 'always there for you' guys and gals. 

On a similar note, kick the ones who aren't worth it to the curb without a second thought. If they're mean, draining, distracting or just down-right negative around you, then they're not what you need in your life.




There are a lot of things we tend to worry about – and a lot of them have to do with the way we present ourselves to the world. 

It's easy to freak out when your supposed best friend posts that photo of you with the triple chin, but maybe it's time to let go a little and not sweat the small stuff so much. 

Here are the 10 things we freak out about most (and shouldn't)

1. Texts we send

Oh no, what if they take that up wrong?! That's not how it was meant to sound – oh God oh God. It's gone now – no point in worrying, it's probably grrrand anyway!

2. Texts we receive

What does he mean by that?!

3. ‘…’

Silence can be deafening but often we assume a person isn't responding to our contact for some ridiculous reason when in reality they're probably out of battery. 

4. Saying no

Whether it's to a guy or just something you don't feel like doing – don't feel guilty or worry about standing your ground! Peer pressure doesn't disappear after the teenage years unfortunately!

5. Compliments

Women are not good at accepting compliments. Be gracious and move on. And no, it wasn't backhanded!

6. What we order

Whether you really want the chips and order the salad or really want the salad but order the chips, remember that nobody is noticing what you eat except for YOU – so let it go and have whatever YOU want. 

7. Hair removal

If he is turned off by the fact you forgot to shave your legs then it says a lot more about him than it does you doesn't it? 

8. Sexual enjoyment

Sexual freedom is here and you may do whatever you please – go forth and be happy. 

9. Someone else’s sarcastic comment or laughter

Sometimes people who work together or live together have very different senses of humour. One person makes a comment jokingly and the other can take that comment to mean that they are disliked by the other. All because they took the joke too seriously. Don’t always assume that people are constantly trying to bring you down. People probably aren’t talking about you and laughing at you behind your back. 

10. Social media ‘likes’

Online jealousy is the most pointless thing in the world. You have your friends in the real world and you know they love you – so why care about what anybody else thinks? See, it makes no sense!

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There is worry for Kelly Osbourne after she was hospitalised for pneumonia yesterday.

The TV star shared an image of herself looking rather pale in the hospital, writing: “When you have a cough go to the doctor or you will end up like me! #Pnuemonia.”

Oh no, the poor thing – hopefully she will be on the mend soon.

Kelly has been a busy lady in recent weeks following the launch of her very own clothing line called Stories…By Kelly Osbourne which she teased followers about for months.

However, Kelly is also heartbroken after her Fashion Police co-star, Joan Rivers passed away yesterday.

Kelly shared a lovely photo of Joan on her Instagram account and wrote: “@joanrivers you were one of the best gifts life has ever given me!”

The star also took to her Facebook page and wrote a touching tribute to the deceased comedienne: “I’m completely heartbroken by the loss of my beloved Joan. Not only was she my boss, she was and will always be my teacher, therapist, closest friend, inspiration and the only grandmother I ever knew. She was family and I will never forget her. Laughter will be difficult for a while but when I’m sad, lonely or upset all I will have to do is think of Joan and a smile will cross my face. Laughter is what she gave us and laughter is what she would want us to do in remembrance of her. Melissa and Cooper, my thoughts are with you and I love you both so much. Joan, thank you for taking me in and loving me as a daughter. I will miss you deeply and will always hear your voice in my head saying ‘my darling get out there and be you!’”



John Mayer never had a problem attracting the ladies, no matter what weight he was!

But friends of the singer are worried that he has dropped way too many pounds, and fear he has gone too far with his weight loss since splitting from Katy Perry a few months ago.

Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift’s ex was looking noticeably slimmer than usual as he arrived for a flight out of LAX on Friday,

We hope the Your Body Is A Wonderland singer is OK! He does look like he could do with a proper meal!




It's normal to worry a little, but some of us go overboard. If you find yourself compulsively worrying, you will probably have some of these traits:

1. You find it hard to get to sleep
Your brain doesn’t switch off at night, you spend hours tossing and turning  at night trying to fall asleep. You’ve had tried everything, but thoughts just keep racing through your head. You end up staying up all night watching the Breaking Bad box set again to get yourself to sleep.


2. You read way too much into your dreams
Any time you have a dream and you happen to remember it, you think that there is some deep existential meaning behind it. Usually it’s just a lot of random stuff that when it’s put together makes absolutely no sense.



3. At the smallest sign of sickness, you have to check all your symptoms online
Worriers are known hypochondriacs and when you get even the smallest dose of something, you feel like you are going to die of a fever. Times have changed and we have medicine for everything now, the worst advice you can give worriers is to check their symptoms online, it will just make them think they have loads of diseases they have never heard of. 


4. You spend too much time dwelling on compliments
“What did they mean by that? ” What are they trying to say?”. You think that there is some secret code you have to unlock to find out what they really mean. Usually when someone gives you a compliment they are just being nice and they don’t actually have an alterior motive behind it.


5. Interviews are your worst nightmare
You go through every possible outcome that could happen and only spend time on the bad ones. This can put you in a very negative mindset and the worst thing you thought that would happen actually did.



6. When you hear someone laughing you actually think they’re talking about you
Not in a vain way, as in, of course they’re talking about me, but more that they’re constantly judging you in some way. You look at what you’re wearing or how your hair looks and wonder if it could be that. Their friends just told them a joke, but worriers are constantly paranoid.


7. Worrying about one small thing and then it gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day
You have one small doubt about something and then you can’t seem to shake it for the rest of the day. It constantly reappears throughout the day like a fly that won’t go away.  The only relief you have is actually confronting the thing you’re worried about which is an even more daunting task.


8. You’re a first class procrastinator
One of the most clear cut signs that you’re a worrier is that you constantly procrastinate. You will put off anything and everything, just so you won’t  have to deal with it straight away. You inevitably end up leaving everything until the last minute when you don’t have time to worry.



9. You act like you’re not phased by criticism, but really it eats you up inside
Someone was actually honest and they gave you constructive criticism, you act as if that you’re ok with it, but really you’re dying inside. “How could they be so right?” They’re really only making an observation, but you make out as if it’s a permanent scar on your self esteem.

9) Ross I'm Fine

10. Change is your mortal enemy
You have a routine that you stick to and anytime there is a change, is a serious spanner in the works. You don’t really deal with change well and it takes you a while to fully adjust to new surroundings.


11. Daydreaming always makes things worse
You’re not like everyone else you don’t daydream about sunshine and lollipops, you think about all the bad things that could happen to you on your way home.  If it’s going to be raining and if you will make it in time for your bus, all the signs of a true worrier.


12. Even when everything is going well, you’re convinced that things will turn out pear-shaped
So you’re actually doing well and getting on in life, but you’re still convinced that somehow it’s all going to go horribly wrong. You always think that someone is going to come in an tell you that it’s all over…

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Yikes – we really hope Lindsay Lohan is ok!

The Mean Girls actress was spotted out and about with very sore looking cuts and bruises covering her legs yesterday.

Yesterday was Lindsay’s 28th birthday, but it didn’t look as if she was enjoying the day much as she hung out in NYC.

The actress has been front page news again this week, as it has been revealed that she is suing the computer game Grand Theft Auto due to one of their characters that Lindsay says is based on her.






You finish work, everything is going dandy then bam! You find yourself in the middle of an unforeseen mid 20s crisis. Here are some things you don’t need to worry about in your 20s, but you do anyway!

1. A fully established career


They say that your twenties are for establishing yourself, career wise. Therefore, if you, similar to the other 91% of your peers, have either no job, a job that you detest or just don’t know what the hell you want to do with the rest of your life, then worry not. Get out there, travel, socialise, have fun and above all, keep trying. It’ll happen eventually.

2. Finding ‘The One’


By our age it’s likely that most of our parents were together, or even worse, were married. You on the other hand, well, you went on a date there around Christmas and paid for your own cinema ticket. Embrace the freedom and independence that comes with having to answer to nobody because it probably won’t last forever. One day you’ll meet the person that’s going to nag you for the rest of your life and you’ll then yearn for your single days.

3. Having the body of a Goddess


Right now is probably the last period in your life during which you can eat takeaway four times a week and not be obese. Celebrate this. From what we hear, it all goes downhill from here. As long as you’re healthy and active, then stop hating your body because when you look back at yourself when you’re 62 and your boobs and bum are brushing the floor, you’ll realise that actually, you were fairly hot.

4. Never owning your own house


At the rate with which the property market is increasing and the employment rate decreasing, this is becoming more and more likely every day. There are plus points to this, however. If, following the likely event you begin to hate a number of members of your house, you can pack up ship and move on, without the hassle of buying, selling and the mention of that thing we’ve all been afraid of since we first became aware of its existence. A Mortgage. *Cold sweats.*

5. Turning into your parents


Dear god, here’s hoping that this never happens. You are beginning to understand them more though. Whereas once you viewed your dad’s ridiculous and biased opinions as totally stupid, you’re now more than likely to agree with him. That’s ok. He was probably right all along. Doesn’t mean you’re turning into him just yet.

6. Being the oldest in the club


The greatest sign that you’re pushing on, time wise, is that horrific feeling that you get when you’re in a bar or club and the clientele are all young enough to worry about being underage. The easiest way to determine the average age of the clientele is by looking at their clothes. Is there an unnaturally high level of boobs and leg on display? Show them how it’s done, you old mover you. Shake that booty, or failing that, just snitch on them. Rage to be underage.

7. Appearing cool on social media


What the hell is Snapchat?

8. Forgetting everything you’ve ever learned


Your mid twenties is probably the first time in about 18 years that you won’t be returning to school in September. You can finally feel grown up and mature. You’re out in the real world now. Then one day it hits you. You’ve literally forgotten everything that you spent the entire of your speaking life learning. Down the swanny. Gonzo. Don’t panic. As long as you can read, write and speak in some form of audible tone, then all has not been lost. Most of it was useless anyway. *Ahem*

9. Your friends beating you at life


One minute you’re all there drinking your lives away on a Wednesday afternoon in college and then they all go off and get proper jobs and just generally succeed at being an adult, whilst you can’t yet change a lightbulb. You’ll catch up eventually. They probably wish they were as carefree as you and cry themselves to sleep every night anyway. Probably.

10. Being too old to drink so much that you nap in the toilets


The fear takes on a whole new meaning, when you begin to fear that you’re actually too old to be this hungover in the first place. You vaguely remember all of the 17-year-olds looking at you with a glance of disapproval, that’s usually only reserved for use by parents and teachers. You need to drown your sorrows somehow, mask the general feeling of impending age doom. Enjoy it now. When you reach 52 it may actually be too old and tragic to be acceptable.

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The opening up of the ‘Ex’-Files is the most common reason why couples argue!

If the thought of his ex really bugs you, so much so that it’s causing rows, here are a few reasons not to fret so much!

1. They ended it! They’re not star-crossed lovers like Romeo and Juliet. It just wasn’t meant to be. You are!

2. He doesn’t compare you to her. Do you always compare your current and ex-boyfriend? Of course you don’t!  Thinking of people like that is just a big fat waste of time.

3. He’s moved on. He’s with you now, and he’s loving it! Nobody is forcing him to be here.

4. She’s moved on. Hopefully! And if she’s still clinging onto him and stalking him on Facebook, then that’s just sad, and definitely not a threat to you!

5. He talks about her just enough to show that he’s not hiding anything from you, but not so much it makes you worry. There is a perfect amount to talk about an ex, and it’s that sweet spot right there.

6. He’s not hiding your relationship. If he calls you his girlfriend, and introduces you to his friends, then he’s proud to be yours. He certainly isn’t hiding you from his ex either, because he couldn’t care less what she knows!

7. You have intimate inside jokes and a language that’s just yours and his, and nobody else’s. OK, he might have had that with his ex too, but now he’s got a whole new set of pet names for you…babycakes.

8. If you keep worrying, it will turn you into an insecure bundle of crazy and he will realize there’s nothing he can say or do to make you feel safe. And that makes for an unhealthy relationship. Or a broken-up one.

9. Most ex-girlfriends are normal people who are not scamming to steal your man. She’s not a crazy bitch or a soap villain! Imagine your ex’s current girlfriend thinking that about you.

10. He doesn’t go nuts about your ex-boyfriend, because he knows he doesn’t have to. And you should trust him as much as he trusts you.