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- 12/05/17--07:00: 18 nativity play stories that will make you snort with laughter
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- 12/05/17--08:19: The best Christmas memes to send your friends this year
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- 12/05/17--09:40: When is Christmas Jumper day?
- 12/05/17--22:23: Guy comes up with genius hack to keeping fast food warm in the car
- 12/05/17--23:00: A beginner’s guide to orgasm control for men by a former dominatrix
- 12/05/17--23:37: Health experts warn that sausages are much too salty
- 12/06/17--00:00: World’s biggest Starbucks opens in Shanghai
Five-month-old baby Bobby was born with so much hair that he stops strangers in their tracks – with some even comparing him to Wolverine.
When Rachel Carter, 30, and her husband Gareth, from Lydiate, Merseyside, went for their 20-week scan, nurses thought that the couple would be having a little girl due to the amount of hair the photo revealed.
When the couple’s son was born doctors called in their colleagues to admire his long locks – and though now he is older, Rachel says her little boy is often compared to X-Men character Wolverine and comedian Ken Dodd, with strangers… Read the full story
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Everyone has a nativity play story.
You can’t get 25 children on stage at one time without some sort of rumpus.This modern day hipster Nativity set is painstakingly accurate
Add in billowing costumes (trip hazard), an audience of anxious parents (look Dad! I’m a shepherd!) and lines that must be recited from memory (err…) and you have drama to rival the EastEnders’ Christmas special.
Nativities are not immune to progress: nowadays it’s not unusual to find that the three wise men and women have travelled in by mini… Read the full story
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I’ve had a bit of a hospitally year.
Nothing on some people’s – I haven’t been half living in one and I’m not ill myself, so I’m not complaining for a moment. But having spent exactly two hours in a hospital in the last seven years, I’ve suddenly found myself needing to visit rather a lot.
And the thing is, I hate hospitals.
Yes, I know you probably hate hospitals. But I really, really hate hospitals. I hate them like some people hate heights or flying or spiders.
This summer I was trying to find my way around a hospital and I fainted. It was a perfectly clean, inoffensive… Read the full story
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A word of advice: Don’t spend longer than ten minutes staring at your own anus in a mirror.
Buttholes are, in general, not particularly pretty. If you stare at them for long enough and get lost in their depths, you will develop a complex. You will suddenly be deeply concerned with the colour, size, and hairiness of a little hole from which poo emerges.
This is madness, because an anus does not need to be beautiful. Even if it is used for sexual purposes, it does not need to be so smooth, hairless, and perfectly puckered that it looks like an anus crafted by Rodarte.
Save yourself… Read the full story
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Working at the weekend sucks.
As a retail veteran I’ve spent the last 13 years getting to bed at a sensible time every Friday and Saturday night in order to sell freshly baked bread, make frothy coffees or entertain families at local tourist hotspots.Am I sharing too much about my mental health online and does my honesty put off prospective employers?
Now that I’m a freelance writer, blogger and social media marketer, I thought that maybe, just maybe, those days… Read the full story
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We all love a party.
But some of us love to get laggo more than others.
I used to be particularly fond of going hard. I have few regrets about those halcyon days of pre-drinking Boost and vodka mixers before dashing from tables at Movida to have a tactical chunder in the bogs.
Nothing stopped me. Even after I fell out of a cab and split my arse open (literally) and had to be sponged bathed by my mum for two weeks, I still partied like I was P Diddy.
Even after I glassed my date in the face with my champagne flute after a number of… Read the full story
There comes a festive time of year when the memes are truly as spicy as can be.How do you cope with a crippling fear of hospitals?
You always need something to accompany that… Read the full story
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This plush hotel suite is officially the most expensive in the world – setting guests back an astounding £80,000 per night for a luxury stay.
The 12-bedroom penthouse, which is located on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, covers the entire eighth floor of the Hotel President Wilson.
Opened in May 1962, the hotel is dedicated the 28th President of the United States Woodrow Wilson for his role in creating the League of Nations.
History aside, just to give you an idea as to how fancy this place is – the likes of Richard Branson, Rihanna and Bill Gates are all said to have stayed in the pricey pad, which boasts a… Read the full story
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Christmas must be tackled each year with an appropriate amount of cheer matched with an equally impressive stack of Christmas trivia.
If you don’t know how many merry reindeer the man himself has to help him get across the world then you have lost Christmas before it even began.The moments that changed the way we partied, drank and got high forever
Although you think you may be drawing a blank when it comes to the prancing magical creatures names, you will probably be singing them when you finishing reading.
The names of Santa’s reindeer come from the 1823 poem The Night Before Christmas,… Read the full story
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Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event organised by Save the Children.
As you might have guessed from the title, the idea is that you wear a Christmas jumper to work, and donate £2 to Save the Children, and wear a Christmas jumper for the day.
You can go down the tasteful cashmere road, or you can embrace the tat and go for bells, sparkles and full on static.
Christmas Jumper day takes place on the 15th of December.
If your workplace isn’t already signed up for Christmas Jumper day then you can do so by clicking here. Save the Children will send… Read the full story
If you had a baby in the first decade of the new millennium there are some things that are going to instantly bring back memories.
And there are things that will remain forever true.
For example, the Cbeebies bedtime song will never not give you hope that your children will be in bed soon.
Dr Tanya Byron is a guru of giving great advice to stressed out parents.I’m A Celebrity shows there’s still a stigma attached to men crying
And I can’t have been the only parent who has seen the Disney movie Cars 1,351,997 times?
YES, a lot of these things… Read the full story
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Just in case festive jumpers aren’t warm enough for you this winter, you can now turn yourself into a giant sock, thanks to Bulgarian woollen-wear designer Dukyana.
Dukyana has designed a giant scarf which looks like one massive sock.
The grey, knitted all-in-one will cover you head-to-toe, keeping you seriously warm in the winter and hey – at least you won’t have to splash out on a hat and some gloves.
Not that it even matters, considering the woolly garment is super pricey.
The supersized sock costs £208. Yes, over 200 quid to look like a sock. Outrageous, we know.
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Anyone who goes through the McDonald’s drive-thru on the regular (hey, no judgement here), knows the pain of getting home to cold, chewy fries and a lukewarm burger.
The microwave turns the food soggy and there’s no time for the oven (because what would be the point in even getting fast food?) and so often a cold meal must suffice.
But one guy has come up with a clever hack to keeping your food warm in the car – though it’ll only work if you’re fancy enough to have heated seats.
Twitter user Eric recently shared two photos of his drive-thru McDonald’s to Twitter.
One photo showed his food safely sat on… Read the full story
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A new build-your-own burger popup has opened in Chelsea, giving guests the chance to put pretty much anything they like between a burger and a bun.
MeatUp, a London-based barbecue restaurant, launched its own popup yesterday, 4 December.
In a recent Facebook post, they wrote: ‘The rumours are true! We are launching our incredible Burger Kitchen PopUp in Chelsea from 4th to 22nd December.
‘We’ve decided to have a bit of fun for the festive period creating a ‘build your own’ style burger joint.
‘The premise is you can select an array of weird and wonderful toppings to add to our much loved British Burgers.’
According to MeatUp’s extensive menu, there’s a… Read the full story
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Ah the Nativity Play.
A hundred parents pushing each other very slightly in an attempt to get more of little Atticus on the video camera. The token crier. The little s**t who’s been cast at Mary because her mum helps on the PTA.
But, as you sit on your plastic chair waiting to see if your child is going to be the one who forgets their line, have you ever stopped to give a thought to the costumes that the shepherds are wearing?
Traditionally, the shepherd costume is a brown dressing gown (or similar) with a tea towel on your head, a stretchy bit of elastic… Read the full story
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I’m going to make a confession.
Many a professional dominatrix will tell you she will not allow submissives to orgasm during the session. I did.How to sext like a pro, with these tips from a former sex worker
Mainly because if they did cum halfway through, it meant I could clock off early and get on with a nice boxset.
Of course, if they specifically asked for orgasm control or chastity then we could start to play… Read the full story
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Forget those mighty green smoothies you find in the fancy shops.
There’s a way to eat healthily as well as sustainably (perfect for vegan living too) – and it won’t cost a penny.Like making sloe gin? Map of where sloe bushes grow in London
There are dozens of woodland parks across London and beyond where people can go and forage for wild food as well as berries to flavour drinks such as sloe gin, beer, ale and gilly tea.
Kenneth, one of the wild food experts at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, explained to Metro.co.uk: ‘Wild… Read the full story
Not to make you panic, but if you’re concerned about the amount of salt you’re consuming, you might want to change your dinner plans for bangers and mash tonight.
Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) has warned that sausages are much too high in salt and saturated fat, noting that the overall level of salt in sausages has remained unchanged for six years – despite a voluntary target to reduce them.
There are just three weeks to go for sausage makers to drop down to the voluntary salt targets set by Public Health England. But CASH warns that many sausage makers are cutting it pretty close to the deadline, as their products… Read the full story
Imagine never having to scramble for the comfy sofas in Starbucks ever again.
It’s the dream… but one you’ll probably only be able to live out if you happen to be heading to Shanghai.
That’s because Shanghai is now the location of the world’s biggest Starbucks, packed with plenty of cosy seats with room to spare.
This week marks the opening of the first Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Asia, sitting in Shanghai.
At 30,000 square feet, Starbucks Roastery Shanghai is twice the size of the flagship Starbucks in Seattle. So, yeah, it’s pretty bloody massive.
There’s a super long coffee bar where you can sit and sip (the longest Starbucks’ coffee bar in… Read the full story
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You may remember last year when we rejoiced over the existence of a Jeremy Corbyn Christmas jumper.
What better way to start an argument about politics over Christmas dinner than shoving the jolly face of Jeremy Corbyn into your Brexit-voting Granddad?
Hark, there’s some good news: The Jezza jumper is back for another year, so we can all be Christmassy Corbynites this festive season. It’s the perfect option for Christmas Jumper Day, right?
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