Little Mix on body positivity, bullying and their beauty must-haves


There are a few prerequisites that accompany being one of the biggest girl bands in the world, in this case, Little Mix.

A legion of adoring fans (referred to as Mixers), a brigade of brands swarming to dress you in their designs and a career performing all around the world. One of the more unfortunate realities of life for the famous foursome though is the omnipresent pressure of online bullying.

“We’ve all experienced cyberbullying, bullying in any form really, and we want to show our friends that we’re here to support them and spread positivity,” one-quarter of the band, Jade Thirlwall, 27, says. “Especially as four girls, I think that’s really important to show that sense of solidarity to other women.“

It’s with this in mind that Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Thirlwall are using their clout to partner with skincare brand, Simple, on its #simplechoosekindness campaign, which is in

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COVID-19 Positivity Rates Appear to Be Spiking in Many States That Reopened Bars

Michael Neff sensed what was about to happen. It was late March, and Texas had surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. He braced as governor Greg Abbott announced that many businesses—including gyms, restaurants and bars—would be prohibited from serving customers indoors. The Cottonmouth Club, his Houston cocktail bar, would have to close.

“We were resigned to the fact that we might not make it,” Neff says of his business. “We took a day to be really, really depressed and I locked myself in the bar and didn’t answer the phone.”

Since then, Neff has tried to bring the Cottonmouth Club experience online, by livestreaming a nightly bar-themed variety show with karaoke and cocktail-themed discussions. Customers can show support by paying into a virtual tip jar. When the governor allowed bars to reopen at 25% capacity on May 22, Neff reconfigured the furniture, set up a reservation system and designed contactless

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