Jessica Brown, indy100

Jessica Brown

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United Kingdom

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Recent:
  • indy100
Past:
  • The Independent
  • The Guardian
  • VICE
  • JSTOR Daily
  • Longreads

Recent articles by Jessica:

10 signs of emotional abuse that most people think are normal

Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse is often difficult to spot. It can can slowly creep up on a person, the signs can be subtle, but make no mistake - the results can be just as devestating as physical abuse.So here are a few warning signs to look out for, in case you or a loved one is ever in tr... → Read More

This is what happens to your body when you stop having sex

Sex is a basic human function that we don't talk about enough. This means if you're going through a dry spell, there are some things to keep in mind. For example, did you know sex is a great stress reliever? So if you're feeling more anxious lately, maybe it's time to re-download that dating app. Ju... → Read More

Mother of the bride's brutal letter about the maid of honour goes viral for all the wrong reasons

''Bridezilla has become a common term in recent years, and has even sparked documentaries dedicated to the concept. But what about those situations where it isn't the bride who has become obsessed with a wedding, but the mother of the bride?In a letter from 2017 to the Dear Prudence advice column on... → Read More

Woman speaks out after discovering her photo being used for a cruel meme

A woman whose photo was used in a cruel meme mocking her appearance has received a flood of support online.Motivational speaker Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare condition that means her body can’t store fat.She posted the meme on Instagram, writing:I've seen a ton of memes like this all over Fa... → Read More

What a 'beautiful' woman looks like in 25 countries around the world

Across the world, our ideas of what makes someone "beautiful" vary immensely.If you ever needed proof that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, look no further than this one collection of photographs.Journalist Esther Honig asked Photoshop editors around the world to edit her face according to the ... → Read More

What a 'beautiful' woman looks like in 25 countries around the world

Across the world, our ideas of what makes someone "beautiful" vary immensely.If you ever needed proof that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, look no further than this one collection of photographs.Journalist Esther Honig asked Photoshop editors around the world to edit her face according to the ... → Read More

11 things you should never Google

Most of us use Google to navigate through everyday life. Whenever an important question pops in our head – what the time is in Mongolia right now, for example, or what happens when you put various objects in the microwave – we turn to our beloved, all-knowing friend, Google.But there are some things... → Read More

This map shows the most educated places in Europe

An infographic made by Czech linguist, mathematician, and artist Jakub Marian shows the percentage of people across Europe who have a degree. The maps show that there are only a few regions where more than half the population are educated to tertiary level (a degree or higher vocational training). T... → Read More

Restaurant owner has epic response to a bad TripAdvisor review

Dealing with someone else's negative opinion can be difficult. It can often feel like a personal attack, even when it's meant as constructive criticism. For businesses, the stakes are even higher, particularly in the service industry, as negative reviews or feedback can play havoc with your lasting ... → Read More

Barman saw a guy spike a girl's drink

Revenge is a dish best served in a pint glass, according to one barman.The anonymous hero, who saved a woman from being a victim of date rape, wrote on Whisper:"I’m a bartender. Last night I saw a guy drug a girl’s drink. When he wasn’t looking I switched the drinks. Watched that guy drug himself."A... → Read More

What a 'beautiful' woman looks like in 25 countries around the world

Across the world, our ideas of what makes someone "beautiful" vary immensely.If you ever needed proof that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, look no further than this one collection of photographs.Journalist Esther Honig asked Photoshop editors around the world to edit her face according to the ... → Read More

Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness

Warning: This article contains language that readers may find offensive.Every swear word in the English language has been ranked in order of offensiveness. In 2020 the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, interviewed more than 200 people across the UK on how offensive they find a vast array of rude... → Read More

IVF patients are vulnerable – is enough being done to protect them?

Some clinics are putting women at risk by purposefully upping patients’ hormone dosage to collect more eggs for IVF, reports Jessica Brown → Read More

What being beautiful means in 25 countries around the world

Across the world, our ideas of what makes someone "beautiful" vary immensely. → Read More

‘My garden is a haven for creatures’: Meet Pete, the man with 45 ponds

Each pond is no bigger than a washing-up bowl and home to hundreds of plants and animals. But the council is threatening to pull the plug on Peter Birchall’s project. Jessica Brown reports → Read More

Cervical cancer screening is at the forefront of preventative medicine – but at what cost?

It’s widely acknowledged by the medical profession that some women are being treated for a cancer which they may not have – and this treatment can be traumatic and damaging, writes Jessica Brown → Read More

Geordie shore: the river Tyne's 'soft, gentle' kittiwakes fly into trouble

The gull that ‘won’t eat your fish and chips’ is about to make its annual return to the UK – but a favourite nesting spot is under threat → Read More

A map of the world according to the countries that hate Christmas

Apart from climate change, anxiety about president Trump and the beautiful game; Christmas feels like one of the few things countries around the world share as a collective experience. → Read More

‘I wasn’t allowed to leave the room’: Restrictive practices in a psychiatric ward during coronavirus

Reducing restrictive practices (RP) has become one of the most ‘hated topics in psychiatry’, but it has become even harder in the pandemic, writes Jessica Brown → Read More

What being beautiful means in 25 countries around the world

Across the world, our ideas of what makes someone "beautiful" vary immensely. → Read More