Reading time 5 minutes

Jennifer Cownie: The Brains Behind #YourMum

Jen Cownie is a digital planner, an avid reader, a prodigious drinker and a dear friend. She is also the reason #YourMum is trending today. Read more…

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Good Job, Everybody

“They keep coming up with new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but if someone’s genuinely exceptional…”

–       Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles (2004). Read more…

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So You’ve Decided to Be a Famous Author

I am not very good at earning or keeping money. I mean, I may not be that bad at keeping money for all I know – I never earn enough that keeping it is a question.Over the years, whenever I discovered myself in desperate need, the only solution my brain would present me with was “ooh, I know, write a book.” Read more…

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Appropriate Deaths for Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers’ age was so much of a part of her act that you were, in some way, always prepared for her death. Read more…

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Fun Games For Poor People

With the Tories letting us poor-bums revel in the extensive happiness only barely cheaper beer and bingo can bring, I’ve decided to return the favour and help them out! Read more…

Reading time 6 minutes

My Beauty Myth

It has been said that you can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, and absolutely nobody when you’re in a bathing suit. And when it comes to submitting to the pressure to be pretty, I survive by deceiving most people from a distance, constantly lying to myself and avoiding the water. Read more…

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Loaded Weapon: The Problem With Lose the Lads Mags

When I left for uni, my mum and I went through my room and threw out a lot of stuff I didn’t need any more. Read more…

Reading time 6 minutes


Along with all sensible people, I saw Pacific Rim as soon as it came out. I sat there, wearing the biggest and most ridiculous 3D glasses ever to exist (yes, I saw it in 3D, yes, that was a mistake, no, it wasn’t my idea, but it WAS my first ever iMax experience, so…), grasping the nearest male hand (which, fortunately, didn’t belong to a stranger) in excitement, waiting to CANCEL THE APOCALYPSE with Idris Elba, et al. Read more…

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Super(Market) Rude People

Somehow, and by completely by accident, I’ve found myself still working in a supermarket A WHOLE YEAR AND 2 MONTHS after leaving university. This oversight makes me suspect that I wouldn’t be a great army general, as it turns out I‘m not very good at noticing where I am or what I‘m doing; could be a disadvantage militarily. Read more…

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The Stupid Things that Britain Persists With

Real talk, guys, I’m gonna open up the floor here on culture shock. I’m going to ask the Big Questions. The one Big Question. And that is: why all you Brits do such cray things? Read more…

About Work In Prowess

Work in Prowess does not promise to make you thin or improve your sex life or convince you that an avocado-based diet is the most practical form of action. It just wants to make you smile. That’s really as deep as it goes.


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