On average, female friendships last 16 years, which is six years longer than the average romantic relationship, so it comes as no surprise that whether good or bad, friendships have a significant impact on our mental health. Life is too short to have unsupportive or manipulative friends. They might judge you, gossip behind your back or even compete with you. You might not even realise that a relationship has turned toxic or unhealthy. Sometimes we accept emotional abuse from a friend in a way we never would a romantic partner. Toxic friendships are hugely detrimental to our lives and confidence so you need to register the signs early on to be able to nip them in the bud. It is vital to your happiness and wellbeing to walk away from a toxic friendship before it meta-sizes. Scarlett V Clark, founder of the Smart Girl Tribe, says 'toxic friendships are hugely detrimental to our lives and confidence so you need to register the signs early on to be able to nip them in the … [Read more...] about Is YOUR best friend toxic? Take the quiz to reveal the warning signs of a manipulative and controlling relationship
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NUMB with grief, Voletta Wallace looked out at the crowds lining the streets of Brooklyn to pay their respects to her son, Christopher - but didn’t shed a tear. The single mother had just buried her only child - known to the world as the Notorious B.I.G - after his tragic death at the age of 24. But, as she reveals in the new Netflix documentary Biggie: I Have A Story To Tell, it was not until she heard his album, prophetically named Life After Death, that she was able to cry. “Coming from that funeral I felt I was in a dream,” she says. “I wasn’t crying. That day it was just too heavy. I never shed a tear. I didn’t have any. “I saw the crowd. And thought ‘Oh my God, this kid was well loved. That’s when I saw the love.’ “It only really hit me when I listened [to his album]. I only listened to his album once, I didn’t want to listen twice. Then the tears came.” With exclusive access to family and childhood friends, the documentary looks at the life of B.I.G, … [Read more...] about Biggie Smalls’ mother reveals why she didn’t cry at his funeral as Netflix doc charts his rise from drug dealing teen
EMMA Watson's high-profile acting work has included a lengthy spell as Hermione in the Harry Potter films, and a thief in The Bling Ring. The talented Brit has enjoyed a phenomenal career in the UK and the US, where she starred as Belle in Disney’s billion-dollar global hit Beauty and the Beast. Here's what we know about the retirement rumours . Has Emma Watson retired? Emma Watson , 30, "is not taking on new commitments", according to her publicist. Watson has gone 'dormant', her agent reportedly told the Mail on Sunday . This has prompted several stories online suggesting that the Harry Potter star has quit acting. But there hasn't been any formal announcement from Watson over the interpretation of the agent's comment. And it's not the first time that retirement rumours have flared - particularly as she isn't as entrenched in her career as some of her fellow stars. Back in 2013, Watson told Marie Claire that upon finishing the final Harry Potter film , … [Read more...] about Has Emma Watson quit acting?