Life

Do straight men get the ick?

Made popular by the women of Love Island, before resurfacing via TikTok and reaching regular Twitter virality, the term is all about pushing back against the annoying men in our lives. But what do the lads think about it all?

Generation Covid: Merthyr Tydfil

“My old man lives in England so he’d get out of lockdown and be able to go get a haircut or go to the pub, and we’d be here, unable to do bugger all besides go to work and go home.” With more Covid deaths per capita than anywhere else in the UK, youth in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, have been through a lot. THE FACE discovers how they tried – and struggled – to recover.

Generation Covid: Belfast

“We have more shared interests than differences today. We need to champion that shared struggle as young people in a world beyond pandemic.” THE FACE hits the streets of Northern Ireland to find out how Covid politicised young people.

Generation Covid: Sheffield

“We dealt with lockdown by giving up on real language altogether. We just spoke in bleep-bloops and groans to one another, for the entirety of isolation.” THE FACE sits down with Sheffield's student population to find out how university and grad life changed during the pandemic.

How mundane gossip took over the internet

From podcasts brimming with everyday scandals to entire investigative news stories, the banal and downright dreary has become the internet's favourite flavour of tea – always lukewarm, never piping hot.

How to get over a casual relationship

You've been shagging without strings and now it's time to put the fling to bed. Feeling surprisingly cut up about it? Good news: that's totally normal. Here's how to move on.

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