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

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    Long haul with kids – sounds awful (Picture: Lisa5201/Getty Images)

    Holidays should be a time to kick back, unwind and thoroughly chill out.

    However, if you’re travelling with babies or children those dreams of relaxing may be put on ice until the moment the plane has landed at your destination.

    There’s a few obstacles you need to overcome first.

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    Long haul flights, not much room on board and a limited amount you can actually do while in the air… Read the full story


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

    Scientists just proved that antidepressants work. Which means we can officially tell all of those people who say we need to just ‘go for a run’ and ‘get some fresh air’ to shut up.

    The news is brilliant. Not just because it confirms that medication is helpful, but also because it’s another step in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.

    Finally, we can stand up and say, yes, antidepressants are important and no, medication is not a ‘last resort’ or a ‘weak option’.

    The discovery that antidepressants are an effective treatment was made by researchers at the University of Oxford, who carried out trials involving nearly… Read the full story


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    (MMUFFIN for Metro.co.uk)

    My parents are very much alive and well.

    I have loving parents who’ve provided a warm and stable environment for me and my four siblings to grow up in. In a lot of ways, my childhood was pretty similar to that of anyone else.

    I was a middle child for a few years (so blame any complexes I have on that) but then respectively came two glorious young siblings when I was approaching puberty.

    My parents fulfilled all their titular responsibilities; a home, food, clothes, presents, freedom.

    Other responsibilities which don’t rate highly on their radar like mental health, sex talks, consent, diversity, and inclusion, have been unspoken… so they… Read the full story


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    An illustration of a sex party
    In an era of sex parties and liberation, why do we still judge people based on how many people they’ve slept with? (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

    It hasn’t been a good day for women who enjoy sex.

    First, were the absurd claims that women who have more than seven sex partners will ‘100%’ be infertile, according to an actual Russian health minister (yes, really).

    The imminent council tax rise will just make it even more regressive – we should scrap it altogether

    Now, research shows not only that women with multiple sex partners are perceived… Read the full story


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    This week is OCD Week Of Action, when the charity OCD Action fights to raise awareness of the crippling mental illness that is obsessive compulsive disorder.

    OCD is a debilitating condition in which a person experiences frequent intrusive and unwelcome thoughts, which are often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses or urges.

    OCD is generally split into four categories: Fear of contamination, checking, hoarding and intrusive thoughts. A person with OCD can suffer with all of these things, or just one. Though it seems intrusive thoughts play a part in all.

    For this week’s We Asked Guys article, we decided to speak to men who suffer with OCD to see how it affects their day-to-day lives.

    First, I spoke with Peter, 34, who’s had symptoms of OCD since he was a child. It started affecting him at university, and he got a proper diagnosis in his 20s. Peter has experienced various OCD tendencies including the fear of contamination and compulsive checking, though he says his intrusive… Read the full story


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    Gosh, how can Rihanna only be 30?

    Badgirl Riri has proved she can do it all, from singing, to acting, to producing a beauty line.

    And she’s done a fantastic job doing all of them (Ocean’s 8 reviews pending).

    So it’s only right that we unabashedly celebrate the star’s milestone 30th birthday.

    Her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty has joined the party by releasing a glimmering new highlighter.

    The Dirty Thirty highlighter, like queen RiRi herself, is flirty and fabulous, and is modeled after the Trophy Wife highlighter – a super pigmented, metallic gold cream powder which was an instant hit when the brand debuted last year.

    Read the full story

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    Pizza run is coming to the UK!
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    Pizza has long been our top choice for the ideal post-sex food.

    It’s easy to eat with your hands (it’s hard to go back to a civilised knife and fork job after you’ve been moaning absolute filth for the last twenty minutes), it’s okay to eat in bed, and it’s delicious.

    But for years we have had to lie back and hope our sexual partners will take our very obvious hints and order pizza, or do the awkward post-sex waddle over to our laptops and order some food for our damn selves.

    It’s a lot of effort when you’re… Read the full story


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    A selection of wedding guest outfits for spring
    Got any weddings coming up? (Picture: Zara/Ownthelook.com/Kitri/Topshop)

    March is nearly here, so chances are, you have spring weddings fast approaching.

    However, it is more than likely that you have spent the last few months dressed in woolly jumpers, scarves and knitted dresses, and can’t contemplate the idea of wearing something spring-like.

    The 10 best bridesmaid trends to look out for in 2018

    Before you panic buy and choose an outfit you regret, there are some rules you definitely need to adhere to when it comes to spring wedding guest outfits.

    Never wear all white – not only… Read the full story


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    (Picture:@photo_karizza/@dianasirokai/Instagram)

    Remember that Kardashian/Jenner Calvin Klein ad from a few weeks ago?

    Wel it’s been recreated…and the newer version arguably trumps the original, despite the lack of reality TV royalty.

    Four models have done their version of the ‘Our Family’ Calvin campaign in a bid to highlight the lack of diversity in the brand’s campaigns.

    Body positive activist Diana Sirokai shared the image on her social media channels using the hashtags #OurBodies and #CurvesForKlein.

    ‘I hope these recreations will change the fashion world and that brands like Calvin Klein will use different types of models for their campaigns…we need it!’ she tells MiC.

    She’s been working with photographer Karizza and other models… Read the full story


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    Spreadable selection

    Whether you spread it on toast, eat it out of the jar, or just curse the gods when it falls out of the cupboard and smashes on the floor, Nutella is delicious.

    The winning combination of hazelnuts and chocolate in spreadable form outsells Marmite in the UK and, in news that will surely make the historians of the future judge us harshly, actually caused riots in France recently.

    Ferrero, the company that produces Nutella, and its sister product Ferrero Rocher, consume  25% of the world’s hazelnut supply  in producing the two products, and while it seems ridiculous that one out of every four hazelnuts currently in existence… Read the full story


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    Gyms can be perilous places.

    You’ve got a load of very heavy equipment that, should you drop them, could smash your face/chest/feet to pieces.

    There are cables and motors everywhere.

    But the most dangerous piece of machinery on the gym floor isn’t weight based…it’s the treadmill.

    Yep, your good old running machine is actually responsible for the most number of gym-based injuries.

    According to a data from the US National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, analysed by ellipticalreviews.com, jogging, sprinting or walking on a treadmill accounts for more than one in three gym-related hospital trips.

    Most of these injuries involve shin splints, stress fractures and runner’s knee – most of which are… Read the full story


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    This is 26-year-old Nova Galaxia.

    She’s got polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which has resulted in excess facial hair growth.

    For many years, Nova has shaved her face – but after finding love with a model called Ash, she’s found the confidence to grow a ‘hipster beard’.

    ‘A boy in my class at high school pointed at my face and said I had a better beard than he probably ever would,’ Nova recalls.

    ‘By this stage, I was shaving every single day before school. It was getting really thick and I would have a panic if I ever forgot my razor at sleepovers.

    ‘I’d get up early and shave, pretending I was desperate for… Read the full story


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    Topshop Half Jeans
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    We told you a couple of weeks ago that Topshop is bringing out half sizes, and we were pretty pleased about it. 

    Lots of us have had to choose between having a nice perky bum but being in danger of bisection when we sit down, or lovely fitted ankles at the cost of strangled thighs. So a half size seemed like a nice compromise.

    However, plus size activist Callie Thorpe has pointed out a pretty glaring flaw in the plan.


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    Nicola Stead, 30, came off the pill for just two days before having the coil implanted.

    She’d been on the pill for over a decade and decided to switch contraceptive methods with a minuscule break in between.

    But that pause was long enough; five weeks later, Nicola found out that she was pregnant after she began suffering from extreme morning sickness.

    And the biggest shock of all was that she wasn’t expecting just one child, but three.

    ‘I’d been taking the pill since I was in my early twenties and we were saving for our first home together when I started to feel unwell,’ she says.

    ‘I was experiencing extreme morning sickness and… Read the full story


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    Faces of pure joy (Picture: Getty; EPA; AP; WireImage)

    The world of fashion is a puzzling one.

    On the one hand it gives us some great clothes, yet on the other it gives us a furrowed brow as we gently whisper, ‘WTF’ and wonder if we’re the only ones who just don’t get it.

    Last week, designer Kaimin blessed us by sending merkins AKA fanny wigs down the runway at New York Fashion Week, and this week it’s the turn of Gucci, who reckon severed heads and third eyes are what we’ll all be sporting next season.

    The Italian brand showcased their new looks at their AW18… Read the full story


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    Welcome, fellow thespian (Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk)

    Getting into drama school is a dream for many aspiring actors: a place where you can hone your craft, meet some great contacts, and kick-start your career.

    It’s definitely not the only way to go about becoming a professional actor, but for some people it can be an incredibly useful experience.

    When panto goes wrong – luvvies share their behind the scenes stories

    But before you start on this journey of theatrical discovery, there’s the small matter of auditioning to get accepted.

    Most drama schools will hold at least one round of auditions to select… Read the full story


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    (Picture: Mallie’s/Splash News)

    There are times when one pizza just isn’t enough.

    If you’ve got a hunger on or you’ve got people coming round to share, a 12-incher isn’t going to touch the sides.

    No, what you need is one of these 6ft x 6ft doughy delights from Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar in Michigan.

    Mallie’s is making what is being dubbed the ‘world’s largest delivery pizza’, which weighs in at a ridiculous 50lbs.

    It’s already been successfully delivered to the local fire department, using a pickup truck, and now it’s time for the public to get a slice of the supersize action.


    A bike courier might have trouble with this one. A restaurant in Michigan has made what is likely to became the "world's largest delivery pizza". The giant pie used 50lbs of dough and measured 6ft X 6ft. It was successfully delivered (in one piece) to the restaurant's local fire department in Southgate using a pickup truck. Staff at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar are now awaiting official confirmation from Guinness World Records for the title. The current world record for "world's largest delivery pizza" is 54in x 54in. "Our pizza was 72in x 72in, so we are confident ," said a spokesperson for the restaurant. The record for the world's largest stationary pizza was made in 1990 in Norwood, South Africa - it weighed 26,883 pounds and measured over 122 feet in diameter. Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar say they expect to have their certificate in 12-16 weeks.  Pictured: This could be the next title holder for ?world?s largest delivery pizza?. Made by Mallie?s Sports Grill & Bar in Michigan, USA <B>Ref: SPL1661870 200218 </B> Picture by: Mallie's/Splash News  <B>Splash News and Pictures</B> Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com   Splash News and Picture Agency does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fees charged by Splash are for Splash's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material , the user expressly agrees to indemnify and to hold Splash harmless from any claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material. A bike courier might have trouble with this one. A restaurant in Michigan has made what is likely to became the A bike courier might have trouble with this one. A restaurant in Michigan has made what is likely to became the "world's largest delivery pizza". The giant pie used 50lbs of dough and measured 6ft X 6ft. It was successfully delivered (in one piece) to the restaurant's local fire department in Southgate using a pickup truck. Staff at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar are now awaiting official confirmation from Guinness World Records for the title. The current world record for "world's largest delivery pizza" is 54in x 54in. "Our pizza was 72in x 72in, so we are confident ," said a spokesperson for the restaurant. The record for the world's largest stationary pizza was made in 1990 in Norwood, South Africa - it weighed 26,883 pounds and measured over 122 feet in diameter. Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar say they expect to have their certificate in 12-16 weeks. Pictured: This could be the next title holder for ?world?s largest delivery pizza?. Made by Mallie?s Sports Grill & Bar in Michigan, USA <B>Ref: SPL1661870 200218 </B> Picture by: Mallie's/Splash News <B>Splash News and Pictures</B> Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com Splash News and Picture Agency does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fees charged by Splash are for Splash's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material , the user expressly agrees to indemnify and to hold Splash harmless from any claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material. A bike courier might have trouble with this one. A restaurant in Michigan has made what is likely to became the "world's largest delivery pizza". The giant pie used 50lbs of dough and measured 6ft X 6ft. It was successfully delivered (in one piece) to the restaurant's local fire department in Southgate using a pickup truck. Staff at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar are now awaiting official confirmation from Guinness World Records for the title. The current world record for "world's largest delivery pizza" is 54in x 54in. "Our pizza was 72in x 72in, so we are confident ," said a spokesperson for the restaurant. The record for the world's largest stationary pizza was made in 1990 in Norwood, South Africa - it weighed 26,883 pounds and measured over 122 feet in diameter. Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar say they expect to have their certificate in 12-16 weeks. Pictured: This could be the next title holder for ?world?s largest delivery pizza?. Made by Mallie?s Sports Grill & Bar in Michigan, USA Ref: SPL1661870 200218 Picture by: Mallie's/Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com Splash News and Picture Agency does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fees charged by Splash are for Splash's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material , the user expressly agrees to indemnify and to hold Splash harmless from any claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material.mkyl

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    Crystal parting trend
    (Picture: Jade Madden/Make Me Stunning)

    It’s fashion week, which is where we find out what we’ll all be wearing in a few months time. It’s also, lesser known fact, where we find out what the next big trends in hair and make up are going to be.

    And if Markus Lupfer’s show is anything to do with, the next big trend might just be crystallizing your parting.

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    We fully accept that this is quite a look, and it might be a bit much for the office (though if you’re going to wear this to work, more power to you) but for… Read the full story


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    The ‘Meet me at McDonald’s’ haircut (Picture: Twitter)

    From the dawn of the teenager, kids have always pushed against the rules and experimented with their looks and style. 

    From Teddy Boys to Rockers and Goths to Kardashian Klones, the awkward stage between 13 and 19 has always been a chance to explore and define yourself through dress, clothing and hairstyle.

    Can’t we just scrap February half term?

    Of course, often these styles step outside the uniform code of most high schools and we’ve come to expect the never-ending slew of newspaper stories of children ‘unfairly’ (in their parents’ opinion) sent home from school… Read the full story


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    (Picture: Mercury Press, Momsense)

    A breastfeeding app has been slammed for causing unnecessary ‘fear and anxiety’ in mums.

    Mums have urged Momsense to ‘leave nature alone’ and for stores to withdraw the breastfeeding meter from their shelves.

    Tessa Clark, 30, has breastfed both of her children and says that the app, which tracks sessions, listens to babies’ nursing noises and tracks how much they drink, is ‘disgusting’ and targets ‘already vulnerable’ mums.

    ‘Mums who are already vulnerable are going to fork out quite a considerable amount of money when they could be saving money and getting a face-to-face appointment at a breastfeeding clinic or seeing a lactation consultant,’ she says.

    ‘A lot of people… Read the full story


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