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- 05/30/18--05:56: H&M celebrates LGBTQ rights with new Love For All collection
- 05/30/18--06:15: Where to go for the cheapest pint in Europe
- Budapest – £1.40
- Bucharest – £1.50
- Prague – £1.55
- Warsaw – £2.07
- Sofia – £2.54
- 05/30/18--06:56: Ribena hair dye has been invented and it’s good for the environment
- 05/30/18--09:28: The vegan food guide to summer 2018 music festivals
- 05/30/18--23:02: 5 ways you can help women and girls living in poverty and exclusion
- 05/30/18--23:10: Woman creates discreet breastfeeding T-shirts with hidden side zips
- 05/31/18--00:00: All the wedding floral trends you need to know about for 2018
- 05/31/18--00:22: Customer rages at ASOS for putting a maternity dress on sale
- 05/31/18--01:16: Dad fashion reaches new heights with these Nike fanny pack sandals
- 05/31/18--02:00: 7 ways scientists are saving lives without testing on animals
H&M’s brand new Love For All collection is packed full of all the dreamy rainbow pieces you need to celebrate this year’s Pride in style, or simply show the world that you believe that LGBTQ+ rights are human rights.
Love For All features a range of long sleeved tops, tees and vests with a range of Pride-appropriate slogans, running shorts and joggers with rainbow stripes, and splatter effect denim cut-offs.
You can also buy super cute rainbow-emblazoned socks and a glitter bumbag.
The collection has a retro, 70s feel and the bright, fun pieces exude positivity and summer vibes.
H&M’s men’s head of design Andreas Löwenstam said: ‘H&M believes in everybody’s right… Read the full story
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Dating is often about looking for love, but for some people, it can simply be about having fun between the sheets.
With potential partners only a swipe away, it can sometimes be hard to hold out for your perfect match when there are so many alluring Mr or Miss Right Nows to choose from.
But how do you master casual dating?
How do you screen out weirdos?
How do you make sure hook-ups are fun?
And how do you avoid getting attached?
I spoke to men to find out.
Jon, 39, barrister
Communication is… Read the full story
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You might not have heard of Ali Banat, a young Muslim man from Sydney, Australia, who lived a lavish lifestyle, with plenty of designer clothes and flashy cars.
Three years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer and immediately decided to distribute his wealth.
Yesterday, the humanitarian and philanthropist passed away.
Those who came to know him after his Gifted With Cancer video went viral are now mourning his death and donating money to his charity Muslims Around the World (MATW).
At the moment, a cool $1,041,438 (£589,243) has been raised, with more donations pouring in by the second.
So who exactly is Ali Banat?
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Handy info for sipping on pints when you’re broke this summer.
Holiday season is fast approaching, and European holiday destinations are the ideal getaway if you’re on a budget.
New research from FairFX reveals the cheapest places for a beer, and the cities you’re better off avoiding if your bank balance isn’t looking healthy.
The Hungarian capital of Budapest is the home to Europe’s cheapest pint. A beer in Budapest costs a purse-friendly £1.40, six times cheaper than in Reykjavik, home to the most expensive pint at £8.56.
The 5 cheapest beers in Europe
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Firebox has just started selling a ‘big and horny’ giant unicorn sprinkler perfect for summers in the garden.
The inflatable unicorn sprinkler is 6ft tall and all you need to do is inflate it, place your garden hose in its belly and let water sprinkle everywhere through its silver horn.
The giant unicorn is white and comes with a rainbow mane and tail.
The product description reads: ‘Everyone loves running through the cool mist of a sprinkler on a sweltering summer’s day. But sprinklers have a range smaller than Leonard Cohen and are probably covered in rust that’ll leave you needing a tetanus jab.
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Scientists have developed a new technique for making hair dye, using blackcurrant skins leftover from making Ribena.
The sustainable… Read the full story
SEI_14586378SEI_14586378lisambowmanThe skins of crushed blackcurrants from making Ribena has been used to create a safe and biodegradable natural hair dye. See National News story NNRIBENA; The tiny fruits are packed with the pigment anthocyanins which gives the fruit its deep purple colour. And the dye does not fade any quicker than current dyes made from chemicals surviving for at least 12 washes. The blackcurrant-based dyes developed by University of Leeds scientists are due on sale this summer sold under the brand Dr Craft by Keracol Limited.The skins of crushed blackcurrants from making Ribena has been used to create a safe and biodegradable natural hair dye. See National News story NNRIBENA; The tiny fruits are packed with the pigment anthocyanins which gives the fruit its deep purple colour. And the dye does not fade any quicker than current dyes made from chemicals surviving for at least 12 washes. The blackcurrant-based dyes developed by University of Leeds scientists are due on sale this summer sold under the brand Dr Craft by Keracol Limited.
National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year - CitiesNational Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year - CitiesellencscottThe pink color world. "The Site of Reversible Destiny" is set in one corner of Yoro Park, famous for the Yoro waterfall, Gifu, Japan. This is a fantastic theme park. Here artist Shusaku Arakawa and poet Madeline Gins realized their bold and reckless 30-year vision with the Site of Reversible Destiny??Yoro Park. Once you enter, you will not be able to hide your surprise at the Site??s scale and the various mysterious objects within. Every photograph taken here will be a Fine Art. (Picture: Tetsuya Hashimoto/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)Botanic Garden. The famous high Supertree Grove made by steel for tourists in Gardens by the Bay at Singapore from drone (Picture: Son Tong/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)Mahanagar. Mahanagar means a metropolitan city. Kathmandu is such an agglomeration. This picture was taken pre the earthquake. The earthquake was one of the most unfortunate incident that would have prevailed to the kind-hearted and brave people of Nepal. With the brave gorkhali spirit of Nepalis I am very confident that Nepal will have its glory soon. And this is on my resolution to travel again to the land of Gorkhalis (Picture: Mohsin Abrar/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)Motorcycle waterfall. motorcyclE are very popular in Taiwan. because the density of people and low cost. Working hours every day. Taipei Bridge has a large number of motorcycles. It looks like a spectacular waterfall. (Picture: M. Chak/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)Light warrior. Kyoto, Japan (Picture: Gentarou M./National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)Fog taking over a town during sunset. I decided to take a cross country trip by myself and it was one of the most amazing experiences i have ever had. Seeing our country and how much it has to offer was truely something magical. This was the town of Sausalito, Ca being overwhelmed by fog. It was amazing to watch from above. This was taken with a drone. (Picture: Ricky Batista/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)Village of Rainbow. Choi Hung estate, literally meaning "the Village of Rainbow" in Cantonese, is a neighborhood with very vivid paint job in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Look how the drying laundry resembled Emojis! (Picture: Haitong Yu/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)Life from Above - Barcelona. AERIAL IMAGERY I CAPTURED OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE WORLD CITIES. I FOCUSED ON THE BEAUTY, THE SYMMETRY AND THE CURIOSITY OF SCENES OF EVERY DAY LIFE THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED WHEN VIEWED FROM OUR USUAL PERSPECTIVE. The people walking the streets below are unaware of the bigger picture to which they are a part of. (Picture: Richard Vandegriend/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)Tricycles in the city. In the older areas in Bangladesh, these tricycles are brilliant landscapes. (Picture: Hiu Wan Yeung /National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)It's just another day. During the night, dense fog rises off the Yamuna river and hides the Taj Mahal. At sunrise the marble of the Taj Mahal begins to reflect the growing light, filtered by the drifting fog, and glows with increasing beauty as the mist begins to burn off. For the people who live nearby it is just another day at the office. For those of us visiting it is a spectacular experience. Taken at sunrise with a fujifilm Xt2 from a mud bank in the river. (Picture: Mike Watson/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year)
A new bride went from single to married in a matter of months after her husband flew 4,000 miles for their first date.
Heather Carter Deathe, 39, and Adam Deathe, 42, met on a dating site and planned dinner despite Adam living in Durham and Heather in Atlanta, Georgia.
Flying halfway across the world for their first date in Atlanta in January 2017, Adam remembered a ring which investment executive Heather had liked and later bought it, before proposing and marrying her on the Greek island… Read the full story
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Food options at festivals used to be so bad that you almost had to accept that your weekend would be fuelled by warm beer, soggy chips and cereal bars.
Vegan options were even worse than regular ones, and if there were any, it would be likely be something involving dry falafel and crusty houmous.
These days? Oh buddy, oh boy, the food line-ups are as good as the musical line-ups, with many festivals welcoming your favourite vegan vendors onsite to cater for all your stomach’s needs.
Plant-based options have considerably improved from even just last year, showing how veganism is really cooking its way into the mainstream.
Here’s what’s going down at a selection of this summer’s best festivals – let’s just say your digestive tract has a lot to look forward to.
Primavera, 30 May – 3 June, Barcelona, Spain
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It’s important to embrace your body at any size.
But when it comes to our pets, weight gain can cause some serious strain on their bodies, making it hard to run around and play.
Most of the time the owners of overweight pets mean well. They want to make sure their beloved animals don’t go hungry. But overfeeding without the required exercise leads pets to pile on the pounds.
Cats and dogs aren’t aware of the health risks of eating a tonne – they just like… Read the full story
Panic attacks are scary. And not just for the person experiencing one.
Seeing a friend or a loved one having an anxiety attack can be very worrying.
They are so distressed, disorientated and frightened that you are terrified of doing something that might make matters worse.When depression wants you back: how I cope with a mental illness relapse
I have suffered from anxiety attacks on and… Read the full story
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No society in the world is immune from misogyny and sexual violence. As the #MeToo movement is showing, women and girls everywhere have stories of harassment and exploitation to tell – from LA to London to Cannes to Nairobi.
I work for ActionAid in Kenya. We support local women’s rights groups who are helping to stamp out violence at its root. Our programmes help those who have survived violence or who live in fear.
Like many countries around the world, Kenya is an overwhelmingly male-dominated society. Extreme poverty is rife – and women and girls are at the sharp end of a cycle of poverty, discrimination, injustice and abuse.
Less than half of girls in Kenya go to secondary school, and a quarter are forced into marriage before their 18th birthday. A third of girls experience sexual violence – of these, less than 10% report it.
But something is changing. Women and girls in Kenya are coming together to claim their rights, expose abuses,… Read the full story
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An entrepreneurial mother has created her own range of t-shirts for women who want to breastfeed discreetly while still staying stylish.
Lauren Hampshire, 34, set up The Milky Tee Company after her second child was born because she was frustrated by the lack of practical, fashion-conscious choices for new mothers.
The T-shirts in Lauren’s collection have secret side zips, so the wearer can easily uncover a breast and feed a hungry baby in public.
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During Ramadan, the month long act of worship where you abstain from food, drink, smoking, and sex from sunrise to sunset, Muslim women who are menstruating don’t fast.
There’s no one clear cut answer for why this is, but the rule is generally believed to be a sign of God’s mercy; menstruating women don’t fast because periods can often leave them weak and in pain, making it too difficult to abstain from food.
For this reason, Muslim women are not required to do their daily obligatory prayers either.
Unfortunately, however, periods have become a source of shame. Many women feel they have to hide from members of the family and… Read the full story
Wedding flowers are just as subject to trends and fashions as the dresses are.10 questions to ask when you’re choosing your wedding florist
We’ve been seeing a lot of wild or informal flowers lately, but will that trend continue, or is another style about to take over?
This year’s Chelsea Flower Show gave us an idea of the general floral trends of the moment, and they will gradually filter into weddings too.
From ethical flowers to blooms in the Pantone colour for 2018, here’s everything you need to… Read the full story
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Is it fair for a maternity version of a dress to be discounted, while the non-maternity version remains full-price?
For most of us this is just one of those annoying little things… or an excuse to buy an outfit with a little more space for our tums.
But for one customer called Jessica, this is an outrage.
Jessica noticed that the Chi Chi London Cutwork Lace Prom Dress listed on ASOS was discounted for the maternity version, but not for the non-maternity piece.
The maternity version is on sale at £50, thanks to a promotion of 30% off occasionwear, while the standard dress remains full price at £72.
Jessica messaged… Read the full story
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Just when we thought socks and sliders had brought dad fashion to the mainstream, Nike has gone one better with these beauties.
Streetwear seems to be borrowing a lot from ‘so bad they’re kinda good’ styles at the moment (take this shirt on a t-shirt from Balenciaga, for example) so your verdict on these will all depend on your tastes.
The Nike Benassi has the classic slider sandal look, but with a useful fanny pack on the front.
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On the brink of burnout? You’re not alone… especially if you’re a woman.
Women are more likely to burn out than men because they’re less likely to be given positions of power, suggests new research from Montreal university.
Researchers followed 2,026 people in a wide variety of workplaces for four years, tracking their emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and professional effectiveness.
In the study her team followed 2,026 people recruited through a Canadian insurance company in a wide variety of 63 workplaces in Quebec for four years – half of whom were women.
Study author and professor of population health, Dr Nancy Beauregard, said: ‘Our results show there are differences… Read the full story
Animals are thinking, feeling beings – not test tubes with tails.
Yet in 2016, they were used in nearly 4 million ‘scientific procedures’ in the UK.
As long as they fill in the right paperwork, experimenters can force toxic chemicals down an animal’s throat, strap them into restraining devices and make them complete repetitive tasks for hours on end, or tear them away from their families and keep them in total isolation.What should you feed ducks? Can they eat bread?
While all animals feel… Read the full story
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Please, please, please, can we stop destroying the sanctity of carbs by marketing vegetables under the good name of pasta?
First we had courgetti, the low-carb, ‘clean’ alternative to digging into a big bowl of spaghetti bolognese.
Then we had cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash spaghetti, noodles made of kelp.
The thing is, all of these veggies are delicious. It’s that they’re masquerading as pasta – despite tasting nothing like pasta – that fills us with rage.
The latest offender is Waitrose, who’s now selling something called ‘runner bean spaghetti’.
Runner bean spaghetti is made up of long strands of runner beans.
So runner beans sliced… Read the full story
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