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Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro

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    It’s impossible to get through Christmas without putting away a little more than you need to.

    Everywhere you turn, Lindor balls are calling your name, like little spherical sirens.

    Your nan’s made enough cheese straws to keep you going into 2018 and you’ve not been sober for a week.

    Ain’t that what the festive season is about? Eating, drinking and being merry with your loved ones is good for the soul.

    But some of us are prone to putting away a little more around this time of year than we should.

    And when it’s your partner who won’t stop stuffing themselves with treats, you can find yourself with a real… Read the full story


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    A day in the life of my BPD brain
    BPD sufferers can experience psychosis too (Picture: Phebe Lou Morson for Metro.co.uk)

    I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in my early 20s.

    BPD is a complex mental illness with many different symptoms that differ from person-to-person.

    What not to say to someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

    But it can be characterised by the sufferer experiencing strong, overwhelming emotions, attachment issues, anxiety and depression.

    The less spoken about parts of BPD, though, are the paranoia, psychosis and dissociation that sometimes come as part of the package.

    A 2010 study in the Journal of… Read the full story


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    While things are improving for trans rights, we still have a long way to go (Picture: Getty)

    Trans people are having a bit of a media moment.

    5 things that will happen when you transition from one gender to another

    There are some great trans actors such as Laverne Cox, models such as Andreja Pejic and Hari Nef, famous names such as Jazz Jennings, India Willoughby and, of course, Caitlyn Jenner.

    But just because a trans person has a public profile doesn’t mean they won’t try to pull the ladder up behind them.

    The road to trans equality has been a rocky one, and without brave and… Read the full story


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    The best self-help books for making 2018 your best year yet
    Read your way to a better you (Pictures: Penquin Books/Amazon/Quadrille Publishing/Getty)

    With a new year just around the corner, most of us are starting to think about which resolutions to set for 2018.

    While it’s likely we won’t get past the first week (or, let’s be honest, the first day – healthy eating and a New Year’s Day hangover don’t mix well) a self-help book can make our goals a little easier to achieve.

    Chronic illness is not a competition – so stop comparing

    Whether you’re planning on working on your health, your confidence… Read the full story


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    Having a child can be hard work.

    Having twins? Well, we can’t imagine it’s a walk in the park.

    So when a dad discovered his wife was expecting not one baby but two, he had no idea what he was letting himself in for.

    Guy, from Slomi, in Slovenia, said: ‘I was in shock. They’re our first children so we didn’t have any parenting experience.

    ‘I didn’t even know how to deal with one kid and then I suddenly had two.’

    ‘Having two boys loose in the house is like a tornado. Within five minutes the house is in total chaos.’


    ** MANDATORY BYLINE ** Pic by Guy Vainer / Caters News (PICTURED: Twin Yanai and Barak, pictured in Slomi in Israel.) - A dad of identical twins has documented his hilariously hectic life with two toddlers in a series of funny snaps. When Guy Vainer discovered his wife, Dalit, was expecting twins he had no idea what he was letting himself in for. But rather than be overwhelmed by the chaos, the 31-year-old decided to embrace it and the end result is a rather unusual photo album for his sons, Yanai and Barak, to look back on when theyre older. SEE CATERS COPYlaylahaidrani25** MANDATORY BYLINE ** Pic by Guy Vainer / Caters News (PICTURED: Twin Yanai and Barak, pictured in Slomi in Israel.) - A dad of identical twins has documented his hilariously hectic life with two toddlers in a series of funny snaps. When Guy Vainer discovered his wife, Dalit, was expecting twins he had no idea what he was letting himself in for. But rather than be overwhelmed by the chaos, the 31-year-old decided to embrace it and the end result is a rather unusual photo album for his sons, Yanai and Barak, to look back on when theyre older. SEE CATERS COPYlaylahaidrani25

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    It’s been a while since we’ve drooled over a super Instagrammable food trend.

    The Cronut and cookie shots arrived in London last year, unicorn food quickly became sickly, and as much as we love churros, they still haven’t properly taken off in the UK (seriously, where are the churros popups? I’m waiting).

    But now we have the Conut.

    Yes, we know, that sounds just like the Cronut, which makes things a bit confusing. And the Conut and Cronut are pretty similar.

    But rather than just a croissant doughnut hybrid, the Conut is a croissant doughnut cone filled with ice cream.

    Read the full story


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    Remember that massive hoo-ha surrounding David Beckham’s choice to kiss his five-year-old daughter Harper on the lips?

    The impact of that debate spread further than the immediate Beckham family. It made a bunch of parents question their interactions with their children, wonder what they should share online, and fear backlash for showing their kids affection.

    For mum of four Stevie Niki, the blogger behind My Tribe of Six, the controversy around how parents express affection for their children made her think twice about sharing a photo of herself kissing her daughter.

    But Stevie decided to share the photo anyway – and took the photo as an opportunity to… Read the full story


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    How my faith has helped me with my mental health recovery
    ‘I’ve struggled to continue believing in God’ (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    Mental illness can be one of the most lonely experiences a person can go through.

    When your mind makes you believe things that aren’t true, or makes you see or hear things no-one else is experiencing, the world stops making sense and you can feel shut out, unsure where to turn.

    The mental health crisis team is invaluable and it needs more funding to make it work

    People find all sorts of ways to cope; some turn to drink or drugs… Read the full story


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    Being vegan does not mean missing out on your favourite comfort foods.

    Having the task of creating a list of delicious dishes is a dreamy way to spend an afternoon; thinking of what food I love and would be my go-to on a long, cold, dark day.

    10 dishes that are even better vegan

    Hell, I’d even choose a lot of these foods on a sunny, happy, life-couldn’t-be-better kind of day.

    These dishes can either be made at home or enjoyed out if you’re lucky enough to live near any of the epic businesses that have created them.

    10. Fried chicken

    Read the full story


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    Not to dive into a whole bunch of British stereotypes, but we do tend to love both gin and tea.

    Combine the two and we’re probably going to be on board… unless we’re talking about pouring shots of gin into a nice cup of earl grey.

    Enter a new type of gin from Masons: Gin infused with Yorkshire tea.

    The exact recipe of the gin is a closely-guarded secret (and no, it’s not as simple as popping a teabag in the bottle), but we know the booze has notes of citrus, aniseed, cardamom, pepper, and, of course, Yorkshire tea.

    As much as we’d like to serve it in teacups, we reckon it’d… Read the full story


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    (Picture: The Eggs-hibit/Instagram)

    Fried eggs can be a little boring.

    Poached eggs offer a wonderful burst of life if you get the yolk right and hard-boiled can be a welcome surprise to any curry…but fried eggs are just, well, fried eggs.

    But not when they’re cooked by one artist.

    The Eggs-hibit is an Instagram account dedicated to eggquisite frying pan art which will make even the most perfectly cooked plate of eggs look miserable in comparison.

    As well as cutting the egg white in all kinds of intricate shapes, they’ve also been using the yolk in different ways to add a splash of colour to monochrome scenes.

     

    Some designs are basic but effective

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    Disney princesses might not seem that empowered.

    If they’re not sleeping and waiting for Prince Charming to come help them out, they’re busy getting poisoned by dodgy apples or being forced into domestic servitude by evil relatives.

    But it turns out that even the most laidback beauty is supposed to send a message of empowerment and strength to young girls.

    How?

    Because they all wear blue.

    From Jasmine to Belle, from Ariel to Snow White, they all wear blue in some shade or other. Yep, far from stereotypical princessy pinks, these icons are all dressed in bold aqua, cornflower and navy.

    Even Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz is kitted out in a light blue pinafore and socks.


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    We all know someone who can’t stop playing Fifa or COD.

    There they are, playing fake football or going into battle for hours and hours without seemingly needing a pee or a change of scenery.

    And boy, does it get tiresome.

    But it turns out that it is actually addictive.

    So much so that ‘Gaming Disorder’ has now officially been classed as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation.

    In the WHO’s upcoming 11th edition of International Classification of Diseases due out in 2018, it lists obsessive gaming as a condition.

    It’s said to be characterised by an ‘impaired control over gaming’ which leaves sufferers with an inability to control how often, how long and how intensely they play.

    Gamers can be diagnosed with ‘gaming disorder’ if their habits exhibit ‘sufficient severity’ which ‘result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning’.


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    Can we just go back to vulva nails and stop, right there, as nail art had reached its peak?

    There’s no need to try to top that, really. We’re talking about teeny tiny labia on your nails.

    But alas, the nail artists around the world are not ready to accept that vulva nail art cannot be topped. Instead they’re intent on taking the art of jazzing up nails much too far.

    Behold eyeball nails.

    Created by Nail Sunny, a nail artist in Russia, eyeball nails are, as the name might suggest, nails decorated with eyeballs – but not just any eyeballs.

    Nope, these are Huda Kattan’s eyes… Read the full story


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    When you start dating someone new, it’s tempting to spend every second of the day with them.

    And if you’re not with them, your phone is glued to your hand.

    But according to experts, new couples should try to curb their enthusiasm by only seeing each other twice a week.

    ‘It’s important to stick to twice a week only so that you have plenty of time away from your new date to give your deepest feelings time to percolate up from your subconscious,’ says Scott Carroll, psychiatrist and author of Don’t Settle: How to Marry the Man You Were Meant For.

    He tells Bravo TV:… Read the full story


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    New Year: the one occasion when it’s not only the 18-year-olds who drink so much that they throw up on themselves… it’s you and all your extended family.

    What a joyous time.

    Moving to Australia for a year is the only sensible life choice right now

    And, as it’s such a special occasion, everyone spends a lot of time and effort planning the best way to spend it: house party, club, or quiet family night in watching the countdown on telly.

    But if a sweaty, disappointing night out in the dodgy local nightclub doesn’t take your fancy this year, then maybe you… Read the full story


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    If you’re keen for a bit of moonlighting at Sainsbury’s but don’t want to go through the rigmarole of interviewing for a position, just go onto ASOS.

    Because they’re selling a £70 Puma jacket that looks remarkably like the Sainos uniform.

    The orange and maroon zip-up is almost identical to those supermarket fleeces, albeit slightly less well-fitting.

    ‘Why would you wanna pay £70 to look like you’re scanning groceries in Sainsbury’s,’ asks one Twitter user.

    A valid point considering that Sainsbury’s staff actually get paid to wear the fleece, not the other way around.

    But you know, they are iconic. 


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    Greta did her first pole class aged 59 (PA Real Life/Collect)

    This is 67-year-old Greta Pontarelli.

    She started pole dancing aged 59 in a bid to stave off osteoporosis and has since gone on to become something of a pro.

    She’s pole-danced all over the world, scooping several big titles and Greta is now hoping that her journey will help people to realise that age doesn’t have to stand in the way of following dreams.

    ‘I always hear, “I’m too old, too heavy, too this, too that,” which I understand because I’ve been there too,’ Greta says.

    ‘But those are all just excuses.’

    Despite competing as a gymnast in her younger days,… Read the full story


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    Pusheen is one of the best things to come out of the internet.

    She’s a grey tabby who gets up to all sorts, from blogging on her laptop to eating whole boxes of takeaway pizza.

    For Pusheen is a cat who loves her food.

    And not only is she an inspiration to many humans, but she’s also something of an icon for fellow kitties.

    Take Julien Therrien, for example.

    His cat looks a bit like internet sticker and so he’s decided to help his feline friend live its best Pusheen life.


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    ***ILLUSTRATION REQUEST*** You do not need another planner, diary, journal or anything else that promises to make 2018 your best year yet (Sirena) picture: Dave Anderson
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    It was around the beginning of December, when the chaos of the run-up to Christmas was beginning, that I found myself falling for it yet again.

    Work was manic, there were parties and events seemingly every other evening, and I had gift shopping and card-making to organise in what seemed like an increasingly unrealistic space of time.

    15 things to make you happy on World Smile Day

    One Saturday morning I was… Read the full story


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