Laura Gosney

36 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Like | @laurareflected | 27. Writer, blogger, marketer, filled to the brim with sarcasm and carbs. www.laurareflected.com

5 Must Haves for Surviving London

London! That beautiful, scary, confusing, maze-like city. Surviving London is tricky, and can be overwhelming, but these things may just get you …

My Personal Space – An Open Letter to Everyone I’ve Just Met

Hi future friend or colleague. We haven't met yet, but when we do, you might try to invade my personal space with the dreaded cheek kiss. Let's not …

How to Manage Anxiety on a Day to Day Basis

I have spoken before about my struggles with anxiety; the Big Kind of anxiety that stops you in your tracks and makes everything move in slow motion. …

How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

Long distance relationships are tricky. But then again, so are normal relationships.<p>When I first met my boyfriend, I wasn’t planning on falling in …

Algarve Caves By Boat with Bom Dia

The Southern Coast of Portugal, also known as the Algarve, has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. With clear water and so many …

How to do Oslo on a Budget

If you’re hoping to do Oslo on a budget, you might be in for a shock.<p>The very first tip I have for you for travelling in Oslo on a budget won’t be …

European Travel

Disney Parks Guide: Anaheim's Disneyland & California Adventure Park

289 Shares<p>I’ve always loved anything to do with Disney. When I was a kid, my mum started a hardcover Disney book collection for me, which I still …

Walt Disney Company

Why Are There So Many Aussies in London?

There’s a lot of strange questions I get asked by Brits curious about Aussies in London.<p>For the older people who spent time there when they were …

Australia

Why you shouldn’t worry about being likable at work

“You like me, you really, really like me,” Sally Fields oozed with euphoria in her 1984 Oscars acceptance speech for best actress for her role in</i> …

Power Tools

5 Things People with Tattoos are Tired of Hearing

I have four tattoos and counting.<p>It seems as soon as I get one, I remember how much I like getting them and I immediately start planning the next …

Tattoos

Wearing Sexy Mini-Skirts and Being Self-Reliant

A solo woman traveller is seen as a target and when something happens to her, the tut-tutting begins, but how is the risk any greater?… View PostThe …

The Universal Language of Travel

I travel to understand and experience other cultures and to learn everything I can. It's a different kind of education, but it's the one I choose.… …

9 Ways Living In London Will Change You

Living in London is a learning curve for most people. Coming from a small city like Brisbane, it was more like a sharp left turn. There’s so many …

Slacktivism; How to Care about Everything

Slacktivism; (n) actions performed in support of a political ideology or social cause that usually requires little effort from the participant. …

What Does Your Tinder Profile Say About You?

Ah Tinder.<p>The place where romance comes to die, apparently. For all my talk about how Tinder isn’t <i>really</i> that bad, to be fair, there is a lot of bad …

How To Be A Fat Skinny Person

I am “Skinny”.<p>People have told me I’m skinny my whole life. My wrists are so small I can wrap my hand around it and touch every single one of my …

A Day and a Night in Bruges

Bruges is one of my favourite little cities in Europe.<p>When the focus is always on the Big Tourist Cities, it’s nice to take a break and go somewhere …

5 Irish Attractions that are Actually Worth Seeing

Everyone has heard that Ireland is the place to go for a bit of ‘craic’ — aka fun, defined by hitting up a few pubs, drinking some Guinness, chatting …

Ireland

How Visiting Australia Has Changed The Way I Travel

​I can put my hand on my heart and honestly say to you that visiting Australia has changed the way I travel.<p>However, this sentiment goes deeper than …

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cut Down on the Supreme Court's 'Manterrupting'

The female justices get interrupted way more than their male peers -- but they do have a strategy to make sure they are heard.<p>Manterrupting is everywhere. And one potential fix may be as simple as it is uncomfortable: Start talking like a man.<p>That's one conclusion that could be drawn from a new …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Your Complete Guide to Sustainable Travel in Cambodia

<i>This page may contain affilate links. See full disclosure policy here.</i><p>Sustainable Travel in Cambodia<p><b>Sustainable travel</b> should be a fundamental …

Sustainability

Mountains, beaches and lochs named among Britain’s best views

We all have our idealised image of our country. Whether that’s a loch, a Cornish beach or a busy urban high street.<p>But now the best views in the …

There's No Such Thing As A Slut

'13 Reason Why' makes the dangerous assumption that a woman's worth is dependent on her abstinence.<p>Bryce Walker is a high school jock who believes every girl in school wants to sleep with him—including Hannah Baker, a bullied classmate whom he sexually assaulted before she took her own life. Bryce …

Feminism

Republican Legislators Say Women Should Have Abortions at the Zoo

Reproductive health is not a joke.<p>A Republican legislator made a speech on the Missouri Senate floor saying having an abortion at the St. Louis Zoo would be the same as going to a clinic, according to news reports.<p>According to <i>Broadly</i>, Missouri State Sen. Bob Onder had opposed a tax increase that …

Is YouTube’s New “Restricted Mode” Anti-LGBT?

“YouTube is Anti-LGBT?” This is the title of a now-viral video created by YouTuber Rowan Ellis which recently caused the #YouTubeIsOver hashtag to …

What Every Woman Can Learn From Beyonce's 'I'm Not Sorry' Strut (Guest Blog)

“We are conditioned to see leaders a certain way — and that way is very alpha male,” Wendy Sachs writes in an exclusive excerpt from her new book …

Music

Here's the One Sexual Harassment Parody Ad John Oliver Wants Trump to See

In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against Bill O’Reilly, as detailed in a <i>New York Times</i> report, dozes of companies have been pulling …

Sexual Harassment

What women really mean when they say they’re feeling fat

Women mean many things when they mention they are unhappy with their weight – many of which aren’t related to their bodies at all<p><b>What do women mean when they say they feel fat? They say it so often, it can’t just be that they are feeling overweight.</b><p><i>Glenn, by email</i><p>Related: Friends’ pictures on …

6 Underrated Places in Italy

It’s hard to go wrong on a trip to Italy, period -- pasta in Rome, the romantic canals of Venice, the Easter egg-tinged coast of Cinque Terre. But …