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

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    There is literally nothing attractive about moustaches (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)

    It’s January. New Year, new you

    And the biggest newness? The fabulous life-changing love that’s about to enter your sphere. (Please grow up.)

    sex thoughtsCrisps and World War II: What people think about when they’re bored during sex

    But how to find this soul mate?

    Down the pub? If you like shorts. At work? Not since that ‘holepunch’ gag. Via your friends? They are no longer there for you.

    No, your best bet is online. And your bestest bet is Tinder.

    To give you the best chance of Tinder success chaps, I asked some ladies… Read the full story


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    We shouldn’t have to put up with strangers asking us for nudes, but sadly, it’s something many people have to deal with.

    But while most people simply press the *block* button, one woman thought she’d have a little fun with the random guy asking her for nudes – and no, that didn’t entail actually sending any.

    Twitter user @saucynatt shared a screenshot of the messages sent between her and a person asking for nudes.

    She’d been asked to send naked photos to him – but @saucynatt wasn’t having any of it. Instead, she decided to prank him – by responding with: ‘Attachment: 1 Image’ – the message that shows up on… Read the full story


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    Gratitude jar
    Much positivity, such colours, wow (Credit: Alex Wheeler for Metro.co.uk)

    There are so many bad things happening in the world that it can tough to stay positive.

    Human beings have a tendency to be critical of themselves and others and not see the great things standing in front of them.

    I’ve been guilty of not appreciating what I have, so a few years ago when I was really unhappy, I got intrigued by a ‘gratitude jar’ I saw online.

    (I would credit the exact source but it was so long ago I can’t remember – probably Pinterest somewhere. Hi, Pinterest.)

    It was a jar with 365 pieces of card in, upon which you… Read the full story


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    All the reasons people initially turned vegan - that didn't involve animals
    (Picture: Getty/ Dean Noroozi)

    Veganism is a lifestyle – it encompasses plant-based eating, minimal animal products in your life whatsoever (you can complain, but ultimately can’t do much about leather seats on public transport etc) and making sure you swerve toiletries, cosmetics and household products that contain animal products/have been tested on animals.

    The majority of vegans are ‘in it for the animals’, but you’d be surprised how many people first got into veganism for other reasons.

    Whether the initial reason is health, environmental ethics or to prove a point, the end result is consistent – people usually end up doing their research… Read the full story


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    (Tic Tac and Tootsie, Kensington & Harold Street, 2009. Picture: Jeffrey Stockbridge)

    Between 2008 and 2014, photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge documented the residents of Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia, to create a brutal look at the reality of addiction in the area.

    *Content warning: This article contains images of drug use which some may find upsetting.*

    Jeffrey tells Metro.co.uk that he aims to ‘put an individual face and voice to the opioid crisis in Philadelphia.

    ‘We can learn from those who are struggling if we resist the notion that they are morally corrupt. The first step is to resist judgement and listen to their stories.’

    The avenue, which he describes is ‘in a state of… Read the full story


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    Pizza run is coming to the UK!
    (Picture: metro.co.uk)

    Attention, please.

    If you like both running and pizza, or you need something as glorious as pizza to make you run, or you’re bored of doing the same old 5k, listen up: a 5k pizza run is finally coming to the UK.

    The pizza run concept has been around for a while across the pond in New York. Over there, each year, there’s the NYC Pizza Run. It’s a 5k with checkpoints where you stop and eat pizza. Great idea, huh?

    So, naturally, someone’s nicked that idea and brought it to the UK. Hooray.

    Our pizza run will be a little different. Rather than multiple pizza checkpoints, each… Read the full story


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    (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    Depression can’t be fixed with having a laugh or one cute moment. But those tiny bits of joy can help a lot.

    They’re a bit of light through the clouds, a temporary removal of the weight loading up your brain, a reminder that even in the depths of despair there’s still some good in the world.

    So while kind gestures aren’t enough to sort out someone’s struggles with mental illness, they’re worth doing.

    Take this guy, who did just the right thing to help his girlfriend, who has depression, feel a little better.

    How? By piling an assortment of random things on top of her.

    ‘I’ve been clinically depressed for… Read the full story


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    amazing places to stay, from around the world
    These will fill you with wanderlust (Picture: Various)

    For the budget traveller, the mere thought of staying in a hotel is enough to bring tears of joy to your eyes.

    Your own room? Not sharing with seven sweaty, stinky strangers? Total bliss.

    Digital nomads: what are they and how do I become one?

    But some hotels go a bit further than clean sheets and complimentary coffee.

    These epic places to stay strive for excellence (and, um, weirdness).

    From glass ceilings opening out onto the great expanse of the night sky, to world-class snorkelling just a rooftop jump… Read the full story


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    (Picture: Coca-Cola/Getty)

    Oh dear lord, what are we supposed to drink now? Water?

    First Irn Bru announced it’d be altering its recipe in response to the sugar tax. Now Coca-Cola’s changing things up… and not in a good way.

    Rather than changing its recipe, Coca-Cola will deal with looming sugar tax by making its bottles smaller and selling them at a higher price.

    So we’ll be getting less Coca-Cola for more money. Great.

    The brand plans to shrink 1.75 litre bottles down to 1.5 litre bottles, while increasing the price by 20p, from £1.79 to £1.99. The bigger 500ml bottles won’t shrink, but they will increase in price, going from £1.09 to… Read the full story


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    If you and your partner’s idea of a workout is bickering over which of you is getting off the sofa to get the biscuit tin, prepare to feel a little rubbish about your efforts.

    Because a married couple from India has well and truly put you to shame.

    Borun and Mamota Devi Yumna are the first Indian couple to win medals at international bodybuilding championships.

    Dedicating their lives to becoming India’s top bodybuilding couple, they’re certainly not stopping at one or two awards.

    The couple have… Read the full story


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    The US has recently seen some horrendous weather conditions, with Arctic temperatures and harsh winds recorded across America.

    We’ve had no shortage of wintry weather ourselves, but forecasts show it might be about to get a whole lot chillier.

    Outside of the usual annoyances like having to wear extra layers or braving the cold for your commute there’s always the potential your pipes could freeze, costing you money and time.

    Luckily, there are things you can do to prevent this occurrence and stop it from being too much of a disaster if it does happen.


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    The Three Kings
    Who were the Three Kings? (Picture: Getty)

    The festival of Epiphany is celebrated today by Western Churches and marks the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas after Christmas Day.

    The Epiphany signals the official end of Christmas and marks the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.

    The name ‘epiphany’ is actually Greek and means ‘manifestation’ with the date itself being a celebration of God coming to Earth as a human in the form of his son.

    It is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as: ‘The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12).’

    In the Spanish-speaking world, Epiphany is known as Dia de… Read the full story


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  • 01/06/18--04:02: How OCD affects my sex life
  • (Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk)

    Have you ever been so distracted thinking about something during sex that you struggle to enjoy it? That’s what it’s like having sex when you have OCD.

    While OCD usually falls into four categories: checking, contamination, hoarding, and intrusive thoughts, the general feelings tend to be the same.

    For example, a person with an urge to wash their hands multiple times may share the same feelings as someone with an urge to turn a light on and off again and again. You do it until you find some relief. You don’t stop until your mind finally tells you everything is going to be okay.

    When I say a… Read the full story


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    Oh Goop, you’re nothing if not reliable.

    By which we mean we can rely on you to suggest all kinds of truly bizarre health treatments, from sticking jade eggs up your vagina to walking around barefoot to fix your depression.

    And we can always rely on Dr Jen Gunter to call Goop out for it.

    This time around in ‘Goop recommending silly things’, it’s cleaning out your colon… with coffee. Right then.

    As part of Goop’s beauty and wellness detox guide (FYI you don’t need to detox. Your kidneys do it for you), Gwyneth Paltrow’s website recommends a bunch of products.

    These include a… Read the full story


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    xx dog owners share embarrassing moments with their pets
    Whoops (Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk)

    They say that dogs are man’s best friend.

    And just like human best friends, the four-legged kind also likes to embarrass you and stitch you up at times too.

    *illustration request* January bluesThis is why you feel blue in January and how you can beat it

    Stealing food that isn’t theirs, trying to hump things they shouldn’t and causing a ruckus at any social gathering – all you can do is laugh sometimes.

    From peeing on things they shouldn’t to throwing up on live television, 13 dog owners share… Read the full story


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    Nope, still not on top of life (Picture: Ella Byworth/mylo)

    Imagine my surprise when I turned 30 and DIDN’T automatically become a functioning adult.

    I had been led to believe that your 20s were all fun and stupid and your 30s were a decade of knowing what you want and getting sh*t done.

    My body at 30: It’s falling apart, but I’ve never loved it more

    But it turns out 30s are pretty stupid too.

    I’m two years into my 30s and, on the one hand, I am definitely showing signs of being a responsible adult. I have a career I love and, much… Read the full story


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    weightloss
    Little things can help (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

    Faddy diets are just not for me.

    Though in many ways it’s easy to throw yourself at some new regime that promises to help you shed a stone in a fortnight, 36 years on planet earth have taught me that the weight will go back on in half the time it took to lose it.

    Is 2018 the year for a better you? 4 people who are doing something to make a difference to the world we live in

    That’s if I even manage to lose it in the first place as I’ll… Read the full story


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    We’re just out of the Christmas holidays, but already it’s time to start thinking about summer and the year ahead.

    How OCD affects my sex life

    If your little one is due to start primary school in England or Wales this year, there isn’t long left before you need to have their applications in.

    Then, before you know it you’ll be buying their uniforms. It never stops.


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    Illustration of a couple arguing
    There’s no avoiding these, erm, discussions (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

    Last month Prince Harry and Meghan Markle came under fire for their choice of wedding guest.

    11 things I still don’t understand about weddings even though I’m planning my own

    The couple had hoped to invite the Obamas. Apparently it peed off a few government officials.

    Because you can’t invite the former president unless you invite the current one – even if the current one is likely to photo bomb the wedding pics and usher the guests he doesn’t like back out the door.

    But… Read the full story


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    (Picture: Marianna Zampieri)

    When you’re tying the knot, you want all the people you love in attendance.

    Or beings you love, shall we say.

    Our pets can play a massive role in our relationships (whether you and your partner bonded over a love of cats or think of your puppy as a practice child), so it seems sad for them not to play a role in our weddings.

    That’s why dogs get roped in as ringbearers or brides hand out pups instead of bouquets.

    When it comes to cats, though, things get a little trickier. They’re too independent to bother with tricks and are likely to run off if you try to walk them… Read the full story


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