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- 12/21/17--23:00: _Meet Krampus – Aust...
- 12/21/17--23:27: _Dog with cleft lip ...
- 12/21/17--23:32: _Mum organises her d...
- 12/22/17--00:00: _A very crappy Chris...
- 12/22/17--00:01: _12 vegan recipes yo...
- 12/22/17--00:03: _Hamdia Ahmed is the...
- 12/22/17--00:34: _Meghan Markle’s eng...
- 12/22/17--02:00: _Top 13 vegan Christ...
- 12/22/17--02:00: _10 festive drinking...
- 12/22/17--02:00: _10 Christmas slow c...
- 12/22/17--02:36: _How to avoid wrecki...
- 12/22/17--02:59: _People are losing i...
- 12/22/17--03:00: _5 ways I’m going to...
- 12/22/17--03:09: _A cat who was left ...
- 12/22/17--03:48: _What does teabaggin...
- 12/22/17--04:01: _The weird truth beh...
- 12/22/17--04:37: _How to order Starbu...
- 12/22/17--05:28: _Study shows that ma...
- 12/21/17--22:46: A rub-on contraceptive gel for men is being trialled next year
- 12/21/17--23:00: 10 Cute Christmas food DIY ideas to make with the kids
- 12/21/17--23:32: Mum organises her dream wedding for less than £2,000
- 12/22/17--00:00: A very crappy Christmas: 10 tales of the festive season going wrong
- 12/22/17--00:01: 12 vegan recipes you need to try this Christmas
- 12/22/17--02:00: Top 13 vegan Christmas foods ranked
- 12/22/17--02:00: 10 festive drinking games you need to play this Christmas
- 12/22/17--02:00: 10 Christmas slow cooker recipes that will save you time
- 12/22/17--02:36: How to avoid wrecking your feet when you’re wearing high heels
- 12/22/17--02:59: People are losing it over this tattoo that looks like a ball sack
- 12/22/17--03:00: 5 ways I’m going to use mindfulness to improve my Christmas
- 12/22/17--03:48: What does teabagging mean and how do you do it?
- 12/22/17--04:01: The weird truth behind some of your favourite Christmas traditions
- 12/22/17--04:37: How to order Starbucks Christmas drinks after Christmas
Rejoice, men committed to not getting their partners pregnant: Soon, you might get to enjoy the responsibility of ensuring you’re using contraception.
Next year government researchers in the U.S. will test a snazzy new method of birth control method for men – a gel you rub on like lotion to prevent the production of sperm.
No, you don’t rub it directly on your balls. Instead you massage the gel into your arms and shoulders to let it absorb into your skin, reach your bloodstream, and use two synthetic hormone, testosterone and progestin, to block the testes from making enough testosterone to produce normal levels of sperm.
The… Read the full story
Christmas food isn’t just about turkey and Brussels sprouts.
There are also plenty of cute Christmas foods that you can make with the kids that take very little time, although they may look almost too good to eat.10 top recipes to make with the kids this weekend
The weather at this time of the year always seems to be unpredictable, making this a great indoor activity to keep the children occupied.
1. Strawberry Snowmen
Slice the tops off strawberries, and turn them into snowman with whipped cream or buttercream.
Poppy seeds or chocolate chips make perfect eyes.
Father and daughter baking in kitchen for christmas.suzypelta
I don’t know about you but I always thought of Santa’s sidekicks as being cute little elves in stripy, candy cane socks.
Then I came across the Austrian story of Krampus and Christmas is never going to be the same again.
Long before elves, or Mrs Klaus, or any one of the reindeer, there was Krampus, whose name is a derivative of the German word for ‘claw’.
He is St Nicholas’ original sidekick, a devil-like monster who punishes naughty children to offset St Nick’s niceness.
If he sounds scary, he… Read the full story
A costume depicting the mythical Krampus, who brandished a whip (Picture: Getty)rmve86A costume depicting the mythical Krampus who brandished a whip (Picture: Getty)Trick or treating could have evolved from an 18th century tradition (Picture: Getty)Stonehenge is once place where Pagans gather to celebrate the winter and summer solstice (Picture: Getty)
Dogs are the sweetest creatures.
Sadly, some can be left abandoned while others are looking for their permanent home.
But sometimes though, a Disney style happy ever after can happen.
Sophie, a dog with a cleft lip who was abandoned as a puppy, will now be trained as a therapy dog to help children in hospitals going through cleft lip surgeries
Sophie’s adopter, Alicia Simatos, works at the Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles, will train her to visit children in hospitals. She’ll also be visiting as an office dog too.
Dog with cleft lip gets new life as therapy pet Picture: Humane Society of West Michigan Making an editorial decision to take a couple of pictures but not the entire set Made contact several timeslaylahaidrani25Dog with cleft lip gets new life as therapy pet
If you thought you were good at saving money, think again – because this thrifty mum has revealed how she’s managed to organise her ‘dream’ wedding for less than £2,000.
Gisella Layzelle wore an £11 lace dress from Amazon, £13 Missguided heels, and a £10 faux fur bolero from Primark as she walked down the aisle.
And there was no luxury make-up for the mum-of-three.
Instead, the carer walked down the aisle in Poundland lipgloss as she married partner Martin in front of 40 friends and family at Croydon Register Office in south London earlier this month.
A thrifty mum has revealed how she managed to organise her 'dream' wedding for less than ?2,000 - with her outfit costing just ?34. Gisella Layzelle wore an ?11 lace dress from Amazon, ?13 Missguided heels, and a ?10 faux fur bolero from Primark as she walked down the aisle. Caption: Gisella Layzelle (right) from Thornton Heath, south London, pictured marrying her partner Martin (left) at Croydon Register Office on December 2, 2017laylahaidrani25
Why in the name of Egg Nog do people love Christmas?
It is hideous.Alone at Christmas? Six ways to make your solo Christmas the best day ever
From having to spend time with our God-awful families (it’s OK, mine can’t read), to the rictus, ‘Oh how lovely’ present-opening grins, yuletide is really f***ing crueltide.
I hate it and so should you.
Don’t believe that Christmas is the git that keeps on giving?
Then read on, my bauble-brained pals, read my friends’ tragic tales of their worst… Read the full story
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Turkey, pigs in blankets, stuffing and a plentiful cheese board.A rub-on contraceptive gel for men is being trialled next year
All the makings of a satisfying Christmas dinner, right?
But if you’re vegan, you needn’t miss out on indulgent treats and culinary decadence.
These recipes will make you forget all about animal produce and will be enjoyed by non-vegan friends and family, too.
1. Beetroot and walnut hummus
Delicious and oh so pretty.
2. Vegan spinach, mushroom and tomato quiche
Hamdia Ahmed was born in Somalia in the midst of a civil war. She was raised in a refugee camp.
She’s now an aspiring model – and the first woman to compete in the Miss Maine pageant while wearing a hijab – and a burkini for the swimsuit section.
Following in the footsteps of Halima Aden – the Muslim woman who made history by competing in Miss Minnesota wearing a hijab, then went on to star in a Yeezy fashion presentation and Rihanna’s campaign for Fenty Beauty – Hamdia walked the runway wearing a gold… Read the full story
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have unveiled official photos to mark their engagement and, as you’d probably expect, Meghan looks blimmin’ incredible.
The former Suits actress casually threw on a full-length gown with a sheer bodice and a layered, ruffled skirt, while Prince Harry wore a suit (don’t you feel bored for important men, sometimes? They really don’t have many fun options in the formal dressing category).
Meghan’s dress has divided opinion, mostly because it’s sheer and thus extremely risque.
Ignore the fact that Meghan is clearly wearing a nude body underneath and no almost-royal nips are on show. A sheer dress for an official portrait is a… Read the full story
Everything you need to know about Meghan's dressellencscott
Being vegan at Christmas can mean getting by on sprouts and potatoes.
As long as they’re not cooked in butter or duck fat.Mum organises her dream wedding for less than £2,000
But as 2017 has pretty much been the year of the vegan, we should expect less slicing of turkeys and more carving of roasted butternut squash.
Marks & Spencer are allegedly due to bring out vegan Christmas options but, sadly, I’ve… Read the full story
Ranking of vegan Christmas food (Sareta)saretapuriVeg and cashew nut roast, meat free turkey roast, vegan sausage rolls, soy and quinoa country roast
Ding dong, deck the halls and let’s all get merrily on high – Christmas ‘tis the season to get absolutely baubled.
If festive drinking games aren’t a tradition round your way then 2017 is the year to get involved.Are magnetic lashes worth the faff?
Drinking games shouldn’t be limited to university halls.
Not only are they excellent fun, they bring people together and make us all feel tingly and warm.
Isn’t that what Christmas is all about?
Of course, all fun should be had in moderation. Drink responsibly, folks, and keep each other safe. We… Read the full story
Portrait enthusiastic young women wearing Christmas reindeer antlers and drinking champagne at partyrmve86
As Christmas approaches, things start to get busy – a little too busy to spend half a day slaving over the hob.Christmas 2017: 16 vegan Christmas bakes and sweet treats
When there is little time to make meals, these slow cooker recipes can be the solution.
You can also use the slow cooker to cook some of your Christmas dishes, which will free up your oven too.
So if you have a slow cooker and aren’t quite sure what do… Read the full story
Family having Christmas dinnereatcookexploreukTime-saving recipes let you get back to celebrating. (Picture: Getty)
Oi, you, picking out your sparkly dress for your New Year’s Eve party. Be careful when you’re pick out your shoes – unless you want to risk neuromas, sesamoid problems, sprains, and painful bunions.
Kaser Nazir, a consultant foot and ankle surgeon, has issued a warning about wearing super high, wobbly heels over the party season.
‘Christmas revelry is great and a naturally happy time but it does result in a good many injuries and hobbling around in pain over the New Year instead of enjoying the celebrations to the full,’ Kaser warns.
‘One of the most common series of problems is caused by high heels.’
Kaser notes that wearing excessively… Read the full story
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If there’s one thing the internet loves, it’s a questionable tattoo.
The collective, ‘Hahahahaha oh god I’m so happy that’s not etched on me’ is deafening.
Remember the guy who got the same tattoo as his dog, in an act of kindness, thinking his previous owners had cruelly tattooed him – before being informed that it was a neuter symbol? Classic.
Then there was the British guy who got Taiwan tattooed onto his head in Chinese, the model left crying purple tears after her eyeball tattoo went wrong, and the man who got a beard made out of the… Read the full story
The internet has lost it over this tattoo that looks like a ball sacklisambowman
The John Lewis marketing agency will no doubt be polishing the final edit of its new Christmas ad.A rub-on contraceptive gel for men is being trialled next year
Meanwhile, over at Sainsbury’s HQ they’ll be wondering if they’ll ever recapture the magic of Mog’s Christmas Calamity from 2015 (can anyone remember the 2016 ad by the way?)
The lights are going up, the mince pies are on sale and every garden centre is decorated in sparkles and tinsel to within an inch of its… Read the full story
Red-haired woman sitting at home on Christmas and day dreaming.brokenbiscuits78
A kitten who was severely burned after a garden fire has found a forever home this Christmas.
Phoenix, a wild cat, was only six weeks old when she was trapped in rubble beneath a burning shed in Cleadon, South Tyneside.
She was left with severe injuries – her fur was almost completely singed off and she suffered burns to her skin, paws, and eyes after she… Read the full story
Why are we talking about teabagging today, just a few days before Christmas? Why are we ruining your cups of tea by chatting about suckling on someone’s testicles?
Well, dear friends. It’s all thanks to a cheeky little Poundland advert, which showed an elf gleefully dangling a Twinings teabag (Twinings has since come out to say they don’t approve of their teabags being used in such a way) on to Barbie’s face, as she lay, rigid, wearing a ‘power’ T-shirt.
I’m sure for many of us the meaning of the ad sunk in pretty quickly, and we either felt the whole thing was a little off or we let… Read the full story
What does teabagging mean?ellencscott
Perhaps more than any other time of year, Christmas is based around traditions.
These include everything from the customs we picked up from our parents as children and continue to recreate, to the strange little rituals we build as adults and repeat every year.Buddy the Elf quotes that will get you in the Christmas spirit
They give us a sense of comfort and help punctuate the passage of time.
There are some traditions that are incredibly common in the UK, which even if you don’t… Read the full story
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As if the end of Christmas isn’t miserable enough, it’s worse having to give up the food and drink that comes with it.
Mince pies we can just about get on board with giving up
But Starbucks’ Christmas drinks? We’re dreading going back to a standard latte again.
Don’t spend too long worrying because you’ll still be able to enjoy your favourite festive drink from the chain according to insiders.
Although the Eggnog Latte, Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte and the Fudge Hot Chocolate will only be officially on sale for the rest of December, you’ll still be able to… Read the full story
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Ugh, married people, am I right?
They’re all up in our grills on social media, posting pics of each other and writing long, heartfelt captions that would probably be better off sent as private messages. Or, you know, said in person seeing how YOU LIVE WITH EACH OTHER.
They’re the ones who touch your arm lightly at social gatherings while cocking their heads and reassuring you that, ‘You will find someone soon’ even if you’re not actually looking because hello, modern dating is a pit of despair.
I’ve always thought… Read the full story
Why are we so obsessed with data and tricks instead of just asking our partners what they enjoy in bed?lisambowmanmetro illustrationsmetro illustrations